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“Tired and expensive” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shellharbour Resort & Conference Centre

Shellharbour Resort & Conference Centre
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Shellharbour Resort & Conference Centre
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Shellharbour
country NSW
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75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Tired and expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Unfortunately the very friendly and hospitable staff are let down by the tired accommodation and relatively expensive cost of staying here.
I choose to stay here when in southern Wollongong area due to the paper thin walls in the newer motel in Shellharbour village.
The restaurant is quite good and once again you get friendly and attentive service

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank trip60_8
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra
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167 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Hubby and I stayed overnight and found the room comfortable and clean. The fridge and microwave were handy and the aircon worked well. We enjoyed a wonderful meal in the resort restaurant where the service was excellent and the meals very tasty - the nicest steak I have had in a while. We would certainly come back again and be better prepared to use the nice looking pool and bbqs.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KittyKatch
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Shellharbour Resort as a pit stop. We knew it wasn't going to be anything fancy but I was still disappointed.
The main part of the room is average/fine. The bathroom looks like it came straight out of the 70s. It's tiny and has no amenities (shower cap, soap bars etc.)
We stayed in a downstairs room and the walls are paper thin. Could hear every kid running around outside so clearly I had to check that they weren't in my room.
Terrible nights sleep (because of the sound, and usually I sleep like a log). Very simple motel but you could probably get better for your money.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Travellers are raving about these Shellharbour hotels

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Please DO NOT stay here! Waste of money. There's is no cutlery, no kitchenette sink( ü have to buy bottled water or drink the water out of the toilet sink!!!!! YUK!, rooms are tiny, the toilet/shower is miniature and horrible(no vent fan), the outside is so ugly, the location is bad, Wi-Fi is a total rip off, they do not vacuum the room or clean the bathroom as part of their daily servicing, really bad for families, limited toiletries and poor Austar. I can't believe some people said they would stay here again. We wouldn't stay for free!! I'm sure the owner writes the excellent review himself. The dwelling condition is not suitable for animals, let alone humans. This "Resort" is a joke and should be knocked down and rebuilt into something decent humans can stay in.
Hope this review saves a lot of people the horrible experience and money. Cheers!!!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Australis15
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Auckland
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

I chose this property because of its proximity to people that I was visiting in the area. I wish now that I had opted to travel a bit further and find something a bit more suited to my needs.

Let me start by saying that the staff I came in contact with were very courteous and obliging, so top marks to them. The rest is pretty much downhill.

The bedroom was fine - obviously been upgraded at some stage and no more or less than what you would expect from a motel room. The bathroom, by contrast, was in some sort of 70's time-warp and very much in need of an upgrade. It worked, but that's about it. The miniscule handbasin was a joke.

The tariff includes a complimentary breakfast Mon-Fri. On the weekend, it's room service at a cost but the tariff remains the same. There is no free wifi - charges start from $A3.00 for 15 minutes up to $A34.00 for 72 hours.

My major gripe is with the noise. This property is on a very busy highway and there is no double-glazing to counteract the traffic noise which goes until late at night and starts ramping up again around 5am. And then one morning, the driver of a tour bus parked outside my window, decided to start warming up the engine shortly after 7am and left it running for around 30 minutes. Forget sleep.

I made the mistake of prepaying my 3-night stay. Had I not done that, I would have left after the first night. As it was, I was stuck with it. Given all of this and the fact that it is a very ordinary property in the location it's in, I found it on the expensive side. Beware the prepay trap.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank KiwiRoverJim
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sydney
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

This hotel is located south of wollongong where i grew up.... we stop there when im down for family events etc it is not a holiday destination as such very suburbia.it is comfy but not luxurious ammenities are very good and staff are friendly.clean simple and convenient...a good stopover if your travelling further south to nowra, burrill lakes moruya etc

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank wenoSydney
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72 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

Friendly staff, great dinner in restaurant - very tasty. Lower price range. Good location. Four of us slept comfortably in a 2xdouble room. Yes, we would visit here again. It was a last minute stay - very enjoyable.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Theresa D
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Property: Shellharbour Resort & Conference Centre
Address: Cnr Shellharbour Road & Ocean Beach Drive, Shellharbour, New South Wales 2529, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Shellharbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Shellharbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shellharbour Resort & Conference Centre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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