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Shoal Bay Holiday Park
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Family Holiday Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom Outrigger unit. Plenty of space well equipped kitchen, we had 3 bunks which the kids loved. Very clean & comfy. Nice and roomy for a family of 5.
Straight opposite the beach, walk to the shops and hotel for a great meal. BBQ area was used to great effect as was play area. Pool would be a great addition or more kids equipment. (jumping Pillow, rent bikes?) With beach there kids had a ball.
Manager on arrival very accommodating to get is in the right Villa to ensure we were settled quickly and easily. As was check out.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank philc2012
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Hi Phil,

Thanks for your review of Shoal Bay Holiday Park. We are pleased to hear that your family enjoyed your recent stay. I will be sure to pass on your thanks to the Park Manager and staff for their hospitality.
Best Regards
Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed in an ensuite van site for a 3 day long weekend. The sites are quite large and have 2 concrete pads plus a grass area. The ensuite is a great little idea, and was large and clean. The location of the park makes it very easy to walk to the shops, the beach, or the Country Club Hotes (also very worthwhile).
We very much enjoyed our time here. The only negative was the amount of rabbits on the site (my daughter thought this was a positive NOT a negative).

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Big_Red_Bronco
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Thank you for your review. It's a great compliment to be called the Best Holiday Park in Nelson Bay- I will pass on to the team at Shoal Bay Holiday Park. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have your family return for another visit at some stage. Best Regards Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

We stayed in one of the new Catamaran units. They are very well designed with comfortable beds. The plunger and plunger coffee provided were the touch that marked this out for us. Right across from the beach. Say no more,

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank archlow2
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
We are glad you had a great stay and thanks for your review. A good cup of coffee certainly can make all the difference. We hope to come back again to visit in the near future.

Best Regards

Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Shoal Bay Holiday Park is located directly across the road from beautiful Shoal Bay beach and a five minute walk from local shops and restaurants. The holiday park is spotless and the staff are very friendly. Lovely park in a magnificent location.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank 121Cathy
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Thanks for your great review Cathy, Shoal Bay Holiday Park certainly is a great spot for a camping getaway. With spectacular Shoal Bay on the doorstep, the scenic Tomaree Headland walk just up the road and the cafes and restaurants nearby, you can leave the car parked once you arrive and easily access all these great things on foot. We hope to see you again some time,

Regards Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)
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Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Travelling from Sydney to Brisbane.We stayed for 2 nights in our motorhome on a powered site.Clean amenities,nice camp site. lovely area to visit .All the bays are worth a visit.All slept well.Thankyou for a great stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Rebecca S
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thanks Rebecca, it's wonderful to hear that your family had such a great stay recently at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, Best Regards Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)
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Toukley, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Great people great park. Reception very helpful and friendly and clean facilities far outweigh those in surrounding areas. Love the location and peaceful environment. Good to know and see facilities being cleaned regularly during peak times. Will be back!!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Graham M
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Hi Graham,

Thanks for your fantastic review. I will pass on your praise to the staff- they will be very happy. We look forward to you visting again. Best Regards Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

I booked one of the Sunseeker cabins. Very satisfied with general layout, decor and equipment. The patio area is a bit small but the location makes up for this. Very helpful staff at reception (assisted with late check-in as well as a maintenance issue with the TV).

Only 2 negatives (but this won't stop me from returning ... (1) the honking of the horn by the fruit and veg truck that does it's rounds, is nothing short of bloody irritating and (2) the wall mounted TV in the bedroom is in an awkward position immediately outside the bathroom door. Easy to hit your head on it ... I know!!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank Gogo6gogo
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for your review Gogo and Happy New Year. We agree that the 3 night weekend package at Shoal Bay Holiday Park is excellent value saving you up to 17% on your stay. I appreciate your comments in regards to the honking fruit truck and positioning of the television and will follow up to see what we can do to eliminate these issues. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards

Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)
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Additional Information about Shoal Bay Holiday Park

Property: Shoal Bay Holiday Park
Address: Shoal Bay Road | Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Port Stephens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Shoal Bay Holiday Park 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shoal Bay Holiday Park is directly opposite one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast of Australia. The gentle, aquamarine waters & clean white sand of Shoal Bay provide a perfect swimming beach that the kids will love and within just two minutes walk, you'll find the beachside village of Shoal Bay with cafes, shops, restaurants & clubs. Facilities include:* half size tennis / basketball court* conference room* camp kitchen* games room* playground* disabled assisted living cabin* BBQs* guest laundry* school holiday activities program* powered sites* luxury one and two bedroom cabins. ... more   less 
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