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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Hotel was undergoing refurbishment. Contractors and building work did not contribute to good stay. Room was average and ocean view was marginal. I would not stay here again. It was in walking distance of restaurants and shops.

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sydney
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids really enjoyed our stay here. Everything in the room looks new. Got 15% discount for 3 nights when booked direct. Room is spacious and love the small kitchenette. Location is wonderful. Short walks to eateries and wharf. Was so handy to get food. We had sushi, kebabs etc. it was cold weather...

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Thank sakinaha
Bedfordshire
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights here at the nelson resort and conference centre! Checked in late at night after a long drive and was met by friendly and helpful staff. Our room was then a lovely surprise - exceeded all expectations!! Spacious room with two double beds (both very comfortable with thick mattress toppers), really clean and modern. There was a...

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Thank Harriet W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights. The place was really convenient. The shops, the wharf and the restaurants were all walking distance. The room was nice, clean and well equipped. Had a great time at The Nelson Resort. I would recommend to family and friends.

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Thank npraland
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a great place to stay for a few nights or a couple of weeks .the office staff always willing to help you with anything from eating out or tours or where to go for the day . WE stayed for there special for 3 nights over the weekend . There is a great little place on site to...

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Thank Mary H
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Just a quick overnight stay but staff was very welcoming at check-in. Had breakfast at Little Nel's (the resort restaurant) and it was one of the best on our two week trip down the coast. Room was spacious enough for our family of 4. We even tried the pool even though it's winter, a bit cool, but good place for...

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Casula, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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Thank deborahhX2381HZ
Sydney
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The staff at this place should be role models for everyone in the industry. From check in to departure of our all too brief weekend stay they were fantastic. The location was fantastic - although to get the bay glimpses that we had, you also got a bit of traffic noise and the sound of patrons leaving the pub next...

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Thank MickB53
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was perfect. Prime location to shops and restaurants. We had breakfast downstairs and it was great. The rooms are very tidy and clean with plenty of room. The staff are all very friendly and happy to help. Would definitely stay here again.

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Thank Stellalacey
Wollongong
Reviewed 26 July 2016

On checking in the female receptionist was very accommodating. My husband had eye surgery two days before and came here to rest and recuperate, and given a room on ground floor near vehicle. The room was large with ample storage space. Comfy beds and plush towels. A lovely area for walks.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Nelson is a small boutique resort in the centre of all the action that make Port Stephens great. Walk to the marina, beach, shops, cafes and cinema! Plus we have a heated pool, super cool cafe with Suspension coffee, plus free tennis and sauna! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Nelson Resort

Address: 3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia (Formerly Nelson Lodge Motel)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Price Range: ₹ 6,611 - ₹ 11,847 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Nelson Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
The Nelson Resort Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nelson Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nelson Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Nelson Bay
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