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Oaks Lure
Reviewed 18 March 2012

We shared a 2 bedroom apartment with friends. The two bedrooms were on separate levels which was fine for us. Room was clean and well-equipped. Top floor view over pool area and down over the Bay was nice. Only complaint was noisy neighbours who also were smoking on their balcony which we could smell. Would stay again in this sort of apartment.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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OaksLure, Manager at Oaks Lure, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2013

Thank you for your recent review of Oaks Lure Apartments.
I was pleased to hear that you found your 2Bd apartment clean and well equipped. The apartments really are a great layout when travelling and sharing with friends. We were pleased to be able to allocate you an a apartment with bayviews for you to enjoy throughout your stay with us.
We hope to welcome you back to Oaks Lure again.

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

this place was awful. We could hear the neighbouring room so so clear. When anyone in the next room coughed, sneezed, farted or was having a conversation with each other and watching tv me and my boyfriend could hear everything! pretty annoying especially when its late at night and you want to sleep and just a mood killer for me and my boyfriend. not worth the price you pay. only positive was a nice clean bathroom and the location. but yeah other than that pretty crappy for the price you pay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Lure, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2012

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at Oaks Lure. We are very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us, however, we do hope that you will choose to stay with Oaks Hotels & Resorts again in the future to allow us to demonstrate the quality accommodation to which we have become known.

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

we stayed in a motel style room which had Toaster,Microwave and kettle
Big rooms and plenty of drawers and wardrobe space

Be aware that you have to pay an extra $24 if you wish to have your bed made up and room serviced..this was not mentioned at time of booking.( so perhaps make sure you take plenty of tea,coffee and milk.

This hotel is on a hill and could be a problem for senior people walking back from town.

Room cleanliness is not the best as we found dirty underwear in our room.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Welltraveledtt
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Lure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2012

We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your time at Oaks Lure. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the elements of your stay that left you feeling dissatisfied. Your comments have been forwarded onto the Hotel Manager and Housekeeping Department for investigation.

We do hope that you stay with us again to experience the quality to which we have become known.

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Reviewed 7 February 2012

We booked this as part of a Groupon deal and we paid about $360 for 3 nights accommodation in a hotel-style room + a free dolphin watching cruise. The deal was great value as the location was great (really close to the main street and marina) and the dolphin cruise was good fun. However, there's not a lot of night life going on in Nelson Bay and as such we would head back to our room after dinner and a few drinks, and it would have been good to have a lovely room to go back to. The bed was comfortable and the room was quite well equipped with a toaster, kettle and small fridge. Probably the only grip we had was that the tv was very small and we didn't have a balcony. It was fine this time around but next time we'd go for an upgrade or choose one of the serviced apartments that have balconies and views of the water.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Lure, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2012

Thank you for your review of Oaks Lure. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed Groupon deal that you purchased, and hope to welcome you back to one of our Oaks Hotels or Resorts again soon.

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

We booked this Family suite of 2 separate en-suite bedrooms on two levels with independent access to both bedrooms and a large family room with kitchen & dishwasher. Great for families with independent older children or friends travelling together who want privacy. Agree with comments of old TV and these facilities have aged quickly with evidence of repairs to damaged doors & tables etc. but it was clean, quiet, good a/c and provided everything you needed for a beach holiday. Good lap pool and small secluded garden. Only negatives were that balcony was on street side & the facility is at the top of a hill & a bit too far from beaches if on foot. It is at the outer reaches of Nelson Bay but the town is accessible. Helpful staff but office closes at 6pm.

Room Tip: Avoid ground floor apartments & ask for a sea facing balcony as the views are great.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Lure, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2012

Thank you for your review of Oaks Lure. We are sure that future guests will find it helpful.

Your comments have been passed onto the Hotel Manager. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 28 January 2012

After spending 5 hours searching for decent and clean accomodation in Port Stephens we arrived at the reception placing it as the second last accomodation to look for before leaving back to Sydney. The lady at the desk was able to make something up for us! Even though the price was high, $280 per night, being fed up and and observing the apartment beforehand we realised that the steep price was consistent with the obsure prices that you find in all Port Stephens accomodation. The rooms were large, spacious and reasonably clean, excluding the muddy patch found on the carpet.
From there on we encountered many good things:
. Central location
. Friendly staff
. Nice pool area
. Room layout
And some things were not so good:
. Old and small TV's
. Somewhat cold pool, could be tolerated if there was a spa.
. One room faced a busy road
. No wireless internet
. Occasional hair in towel

Overall this is as good as it gets in Nelson Bay and I would probably reccomend it to others.

Room Tip: I would assume that the higher rooms are better.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Lure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

We appreciate your review of Oaks Lure. Your comments have been forwarded to the Hotel Manager.

We are happy to have accommodated you while staying in Port Stephens, and look forward to welcoming you back to one of our Oaks Hotels & Resorts properties again soon.

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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Room was great. Modern and clean. Walk to the shops and the marina (10 minutes). Spacious rooms meant that life was very livable with the three children. Beautiful views across the bay

  • Stayed: January 2012
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Lure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

We are delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Oaks Lure hopes to welcome you back again very soon!

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Address: 20 Tomaree St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Nelson Bay
Price Range: £89 - £222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oaks Lure 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oaks Lure Apartments, in beautiful Nelson Bay, is just a short walk to the marina, restaurants and boutiques, golf courses and sporting clubs. Nelson Bay is a delightful town blessed with un-spoilt waterways, natural wonders and a captivating history. Oaks Lure Apartments is the ultimate base to explore the region.Guests can relax in style and comfort at Oaks Lure with hotels rooms, one and two bedroom apartments with generous living spaces that boast full kitchen facilities with microwave and dishwasher. ... more   less 
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