Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort

Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort

265 Sandy Point Rd, Salamander Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317 Australia
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Taking it's position among the best Port Stephens resorts in the coastal holiday haven of Salamander Bay, Oaks Pacific Blue Resort offers a warm and welcoming choice for holidaymakers seeking affordable, self-contained convenience and an impressive selection of leisure facilities – including Australia’s largest swimming pool!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Tennis court
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Parking
Paid wifi
Sauna
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

265 Sandy Point Rd, Salamander Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 51 out of 100
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4.0 of 5 bubbles3,396 reviews
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Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort comes highly recommended for its prime location, with guests enjoying the close proximity to local attractions and conveniences. While the resort's atmosphere is generally found to be inviting, with a particularly popular pool area, some guests have voiced concerns over room cleanliness, maintenance, and soundproofing. The friendly and attentive staff often receive praise, yet some visitors have experienced slow service. Despite the clean facilities, opinions on value are mixed, with several travelers questioning the prices in relation to the offerings and encountering unexpected charges.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Neglected
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Adventurer550611 wrote a review Mar 2023
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
very relaxing atmosphere, clean and tidy with a lovely restaurant with extremely good quality food. enjoyed the music Sunday afternoon around the pool. Spa was large and walking distance to shops and eateries.
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Review collected in partnership with Minor Hotels
Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hotel Manager, General Manager at Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
Responded 4 Jun 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay and we met your expectations. Your feedback has been shared with the team to continue to inspire and motivate them to deliver exceptional guest service. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Best regards, Harmonie (GSA)
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Kirkstead wrote a review Mar 2020
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just an overnight in this resort staying in a budget room in a block adjacent to the large pool area, There is a spa and lap pool available to residents together with two excellent tennis courts with savanna surfacing. Some of the rooms and apartments are pricey but a simple room gives access to all the facilities and it was clean, spacious and fitted with a kitchenette to include a micro wave and full sized refrigerator. Sadly there are currently no restaurant facilities on the site or immediately adjacent.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: A basic room is good value
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marie magdaline V wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The facility manage to accomodate my booking gone wrong with an extra cost but we’ll worth it. We got a three bedroom apartment with a garage, 3 bathrooms with showers and a private plunge pool to ourselves. The ginormous pool surrounding the facility is exceptional and kids friendly with heated whirlpools strategically located for everyone to share and enjoy! It also has a gym and steam room! The room service is amazing, clean towels daily as you wish! The kitchen is spotless with double door fridge freezer and good quality crockeries, pots and pans. Our apartment was missing a pan and clothes aired so I called reception and ask and I’m a few minutes it was delivered to our apartment! Excellent service! And a free wifi as a big bonus! It is also strategically located next to the shopping centre, shops, restaurants and other amenities! And a few minutes away to tourist destinations! If you’d ask me if I will book another holiday break at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort again? Absolutely!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jess R wrote a review Apr 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Paid $1392 for a 3 night stay which was crazy expensive for a room with a view of the car park and bins, also after paying so much money the resort expected us to take our own rubbish out and do our own dishes. We were not provided with additional bin bags or dishwashing liquid to do our dishes so we had to purchase these ourselves which was an additional unnecessary cost. The shelve in the shower was broken so couldn’t be used for soaps/shampoos because everything would slide off. The toilet was broken in terms of making a running water noise all day/night so at night time we would turn the toilet off just so it was quiet in the room - I raised this to staff on the first day and it was not fixed for the duration of our stay. If you don’t have your own car it would be a pretty inconvenient location. All round it’s definitely not worth the price and was very disappointing. We moved to a hostel after check out and the hostel private rooms were better then this 'resort'. The hostel actually emptied our bins and provided new towels and was less then a third of the price.
On a brighter note, the pool was amazing and the beds were super comfortable.
Wouldn't recommend staying here for the price you pay you could find somewhere much better
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Date of stay: January 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hotel Manager, General Manager at Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Thank you for taking the time to complete our Guest Satisfaction Survey. Please accept my apologies that your overall experience did not living up to your expectations. I regret that we were unable to meet our high standards during your recent stay. Rest assured that your comments have been shared with the team and action will be taken to ensure the issues you experienced are corrected moving forward. We are committed to providing memorable experiences with exceptional service and therefore we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and improve on your experience in the near future. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and for your time in sharing your feedback. Best Regards, Jess Front Office Supervisor Oaks Pacific Blue Resort
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Sharon P wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The huge lagoon pool is central to this popular resort but there are also two good tennis courts and a small gym with a heated lap pool and steam room so you can relax or be as active as you like. The one bedroom apartments are well equipped with full cooking facilities, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher as well as balconies overlooking the lagoon pool. Even the studio apartments on the ‘island’ have good size balconies and a bar fridge, kettle and toaster. It’s a shame the restaurant on site is not currently operating but the resort is walking distance to the Salamander Bay shopping centre so very handy for supplies, and some supermarkets will deliver to your door if you order ahead. A great place for families as well as couples or groups of friends. Our rooms were quite spacious and both had king beds that could be separated into single beds. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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DavidW wrote a review Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My family has been coming to Oaks Pacific Blue almost every year for the past 11+ years. We truly enjoy the place & recommend the venue it to all our friends & colleagues.
The customer service we received was fantastic. I don’t specifically remember the ladies name, but if you are ever served by Carol or Carolyn you’re in for the VIP treatment as she was an absolute pleasure from check in to check out.
The resort itself is one of the best in Port Stephens. They have a very large wrap around pool, a small Steam Sauna, tennis courts & a lap pool. There is also a small gym, although I strongly recommend the Oaks refresh & add equipment as its severely lacking & could use a complete overhaul/refresh. The location is conveniently positioned next to a small mall so it is very handy to have when you need to grab some groceries & supplies.
Now for the bad:
During this recent vacation, I booked 3 x 2 bedroom apartments (I believe the apartment/house numbers were 360, 358 & possibly 364).
The apartment/houses were a bit old & outdated (the bathrooms were in serious need of a refresh, one of our toilets had holes in the walls & ceilings & there was an odd smell coming out of the bathroom on the ground floor). Definitely not what we're use to when we stay there
The main reason for the score & review is an unpleasant altercation with the owner of 359. The owner & her friend rudely banged loudly on our door at 10:15am on the day of our checkout demanding that we move one of our cars which was in her spot. As were in the middle of packing, my uncle (whose car was in her spot) asked if he could quickly finish up & he would load the car immediately & move it (at no time did he or I ever reject moving the car) The owner & her friend continued to demand & scream that it is moved instantly, slinging negative, prejudice & racial comments at us & eventually my mother & grandmother & threatening us that we would never be able to stay at Oaks again & that they were calling security & management – which we were happy to speak with them. By the time they arrived a couple of minutes later my uncle was– as promised – ready to move the car.
Unfortunately, this recent vacation have made us reconsider our annual trips to Oaks which is really disappointing as it’s become a stable holiday destination for us each year.
If you do happen to stay there – I would STRONGLY encourage all hotel guests that if you are put in or around 360 – asked to be moved RIGHT AWAY!
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Review collected in partnership with Minor Hotels
Date of stay: January 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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GregGraham wrote a review Feb 2021
Artarmon
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in 260B, an upstairs room on the 'island'. Some housekeeping needed on arrive i.e., a light globe replaced in a bedside table and phone handset cord replaced as the clip on the cord had broken and was therefore falling out of the phone. No bottle opener either, but they did drop in a can opener with a bottle opener on it. Also, no ice tray in freezer, no guests ice machine, and no ice at reception, so a trip to the servo for a bag of ice needed unless you BYO ice tray and wait around for it to freeze up. Our Luxury Escape package's bottle of wine in the room on arrival was missing, so needed to collect this reception. No housekeeping automatically included ($30 extra per day) requiring you to keep your room tidy and replenish towels, coffee, milk, TP etc from reception, speaking of which, despite the best efforts of the very cheery reception staff, had the most complex and time-consuming check-in procedure I have experienced. Fine if no others waiting to check in or get towels etc. otherwise the wait was quite irritating. Room was long and narrow and quite cramped, but the TV was newish and excellent and the décor modern and stylish. A sensible addition would be a fanlight above the bed, as it would save having to run the air con to get some breeze. Even a pedestal fan in a corner would do. One highlight was the excellent Laguna Blu resort restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A stylish place by the pool with great staff and excellent food.
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Date of stay: February 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose a room away from a spa as the noise of these and the chit chat of guests in them is quite...
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Navil N wrote a review Dec 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The price we paid was high compared to the value we recieved.

Room was not serviced daily (had to procure additional shampoo, body wash etc), Bins not cleaned, Linens not changed
No bin in toilet
Balcony not clean
Only a single knife in kitchen and it was not sharp, no sharpener to improve it.
No dish drainer in kitchen sink
No vent/air duct in shower
Tapware felt flimsy and wobbly
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Review collected in partnership with Minor Hotels
Date of stay: November 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tien My N wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointing and will not come back, we called the day before and the morning of asking for early check in and was informed someone will be giving us a call back but we never received a call and we found out upon arrival and check in at 3PM that our room had maintenance issues where hot water was not working so the only option was to take a studio room (a downgrade) for a "substantial refund". They did not mention or indicate amount but just said that it was substantial. After accepting and staying 1 night had to come back next day to see the manager in regards to the refund, was offered $200 and due to my shock expression then went back to the computer and gave another offer of $300. Wasted my time and I cant believe I had to stand there to negotiate the refund. We had no where to cook our food and was told that there was a community BBQ 10 minutes walk down the road so we had to cook what we could at the park and it was raining and windy so even under shelter we could feel the rain. The rest of the fresh food we had prepared had to be disposed of and not to mention we had to spend extra money to dine out. The restaurant was closed, the spa in the pool had maintenance issues and was not fully functioning and on top of that the steam room was not properly cleaned and maintained and had really bad odor coming from it. I paid $811 for the room so the refund does not make up for all the inconvenience we had to go through. Will definitely not be coming back, would not recommend this place for anyone! Service is shocking
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nicdan361 wrote a review Jun 2020
Sydney, Australia
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel looks inviting and resort set up sounds appealing but in actual fact hotel is run down has no facilities or amenities and rooms filthy.
Upon check in we entered our room excited for a relaxing four night stay however were immediately dissapointed when the room was so dirty I had to go buy disinfectant wipes and clean the whole room myself. Cleanliness should be a priority especially given the current pandemic you want to feel like you are in clean surrounds.

We had a spa room however the spa didn’t work and had to be repaired several times
Finally asked to change rooms on the last day and it was much better a lot cleaner (still wiped it down myself) and spa worked however overall still run down and dated.
No restaurant, facilities closed due to covid which is understandable however we did think atleast the outdoor pool would be open following government restrictions being lifted
Staff pleasant and happy however would not return based on cleanliness alone
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Review collected in partnership with Minor Hotels
Date of stay: June 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from John W
2 contributions
All facilities are included in price. tennis also. Massages I don't know though i doubt it.
Answer from brodley60
1 contribution
There are stairs down to ground level and from there you can access the pool through many path ways between villas. Also take a short stroll to other easy access points. Very easy.
Louisaglucksman asked a question Dec 2021
Earlwood, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, is there room service?
Answer from Debbie G
39 contributions4 helpful votes
The 1st day we were the we got new towels. But after that no. The broucher said it was extra.
Answer from DadandCab
Coffs Harbour, Australia1,238 contribution416 helpful votes
The pool, or lagoon as they've named it, goes all the way around the inner circuit of apartments. All in all I'd guess it to be about 200 metres all the way around. As previously answered, it's no more than waist deep anywhere and there are a couple of bridges to swim under. Hope this helps.
Answer from Steve S
Childers, Australia20 contributions3 helpful votes
The pool there was not open due to covid so lm sorry dont know the answer to that
Lorraine W wrote a tip May 2024
North Haven, Australia7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking outside room, would be very busy in holiday times, the pool a draw card…"
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Elena L wrote a tip Jan 2024
Greater Newcastle, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pre book restaurants!!"
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Eat drink be merry wrote a tip Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia20 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Come with your own cutlery, crockery and dishwashing liquid"
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Dajubrzojoma wrote a tip Dec 2023
Helensburgh, Australia161 contributions102 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a swim out room. It is fabulous."
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kkarentom wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom49 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"The main pool is closed from June until late September"
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PRICE RANGE
₹7,516 - ₹9,771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastlePort StephensSalamander Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
180
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort?
Nearby attractions include Toboggan Hill Park (0.8 km), Battlezone Laser Tag (0.7 km), and Salamander Super Strike (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness centre, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, Thai Charm, and Salamander Tavern Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Johnny's Well (4.2 km).
Does Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.
Is Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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