Ramada Resort Shoal Bay
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From 179 reviewsSee what guests said
7.8
Recommended by 86% of guests
Value for money7.1
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportNewcastle Airport (Williamtown) (NTL)
Distance to airport32.4 km
Has restaurantYes
  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

  • Fitness center

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3-Bedroom Apartment
3-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Ocean view
  • 60 m²/646 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 2 double ...
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2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
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  • Partial ocean view
  • 84 m²/904 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Apartment with Sea View
Apartment with Sea View
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  • 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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6 Bedroom Villa, Villa, Ocean view
6 Bedroom Villa, Villa, Ocean view
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  • Partial sea view
  • 80 m²/861 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 2 queen b...
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1 Bedroom Deluxe Sea View
1 Bedroom Deluxe Sea View
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  • Beach view
  • 50 m²/538 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View
Two-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View
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    Two Bedroom Standard Apartment
    Two Bedroom Standard Apartment
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    • 86 m²/926 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    1-Bedroom Water View Apartment
    1-Bedroom Water View Apartment
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    • Partial ocean view
    • 54 m²/581 ft²
    • 1 queen bed
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    Standard Studio
    Standard Studio
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    • 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
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    • Beach view
    • 56 m²/603 ft²
    • 1 queen bed
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    "Clean and neat rooms, friendly staff."

    Reviewed 28 June 2016

    Colin from Australia

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    "The staff were friendly, helpful, courteous & efficient."

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    Agoda Reviews (179)Booking.com Reviews (1987)
    7.8
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    Cleanliness7.6
    Facilities7.8
    Location9.3
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service8.0
    Value for money7.1
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    5.2
    Eva from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Perfect hotel location, but bad rooms and very, very poor wifi connection”
    I booked this hotel because of the location plus promised internet access in the room. The hotel location itself is very good - along the main road and just across Shoal beach. However, the room I was assigned to is 2 buildings further to the back from the main reception area. The room is really very big - 2 single bed and 1 king size, even if I only booked for a studio room. The room looks clean, but there's a bit of smell coming from the sofa/couch and couch pillows. Beware of the bathroom door as it's hard to open and you can get stuck inside. Internet was really bad. It was a major factor when I decided to book, so it was annoying. The staff (Dnara) poorly handled it also and pushed the fine print on their website where they said that some rooms may not have the wifi. I told them I booked via Agoda, and she said then I have to complain to Agoda! Bad customer service!
    Reviewed August 07, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Elke from Australia
    Couple
    1-Bedroom Water View Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017
    Great stay, fantastic area”
    Love this place. Have stayed quite a few times, and every time it is exceptional.
    Reviewed June 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gordon from Australia
    Family with young children
    2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018
    Great Hotel, very central ”
    Great spot, Kids loved the Pool, big clean room, restaurant was tops, would go again
    Reviewed May 18, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Barry from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018
    A place to rest your head”
    Only an average facility. It probably was a very good resort in its day but now its tired.
    Reviewed April 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Merran from Australia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
    Home away from home”
    We especially love sitting on the decks watching the dolphins and boats cruise by, amazing sunsets and peaceful location. Food and Service excellent, great pizza at new restaurant The Kitchen, warm and friendly service by all. Thank you, we will be back.
    Reviewed March 27, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jon from Australia
    Family with young children
    2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018
    Nice location”
    We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment in breakwater in the off season. The apartment is super spacious. The rooms were clean and modern - especially the beautiful bathrooms. Free underground parking for 1 car was great although it was a very tight spot. Ocean views were not that great as we were given a room on the lower level. Good location across the road from Shoal Bay. Overall we highly recommend this property for families and groups.
    Reviewed March 02, 2018
    6.0
    Ian from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Two Bedroom Standard Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
    Basic, limited catering options and sensitive smoke alarms”
    I have never been to a hotel where I am told that if I cause a smoke alarm to go off then I will be charged over 1800AUD. And that making toast or having a hot shower may cause this! On the Sunday, we had a 0530 wake up due to the fire alarms going off! Everyone outside in their PJs waiting for the fire service. Of course another false alarm. If the hotel has overly sensitive smoke alarms it is their responsibility to change them to prevent early wake calls, not instruct guests to not make toast (there is a toaster provided in the room) or have hot showers! There is a strict no noise policy from 2100. Great! Apart from the pub attached to the property (also owned by Ramada?) was playing loud live music for a party until 2345 which was clearly audible from our room and prevented sleep. Both of our nights at Ramada were disturbed. Rooms are basic but functional. Just a shame you are told not to have hot showers or make toast. Limited facilities around area.
    Reviewed March 01, 2018
    3.6
    denis from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
    Acceptable”
    room was filthy,wanted to cancel booking,was given another room,2 single beds one bed was across the wardrobe stopping us from using it,no house keeping when staying more than 1 night.place totally run down needs demolishing.
    Reviewed February 21, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    David from Australia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018
    Disjointed ”
    The area was disjointed and the rooms themselves where claustrophobic. Narrow hallway the length of the room with the bedroom itself was tiny with no ventilation. Yes i could turn aircon on but why should you when your over looking shoal bay. The restaraunt at the country club had bad service had to explain to barmen the drink i ordered (they thought it was a type of pizza) also for breakfast i was handed a menu. After reading it i went up to order and after trying to order 3 different items cause apparently these where not available i found something that was. Why give out a menu if items are not available to order. Shoal bay is beautiful but i wont be staying there again.
    Reviewed February 05, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Lindsay from Australia
    Family with young children
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
    Clean, tidy, good parking ”
    Could do with a nice restaurant and breakfast buffet
    Reviewed February 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Agota from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2018
    We coming back ”
    Exceptional value
    Reviewed February 04, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Arthur from Australia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
    Exceptional”
    Our recent stay at the Ramada Shoal Bay was to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary and the staff at the Ramada could not have been more accomodating. Our room was perfect together with complimentary champagne and my wife and I had a ball for the duration of our stay. I can't recommend the Ramada at Shoal Bay highly enough. Thank you one and all.
    Reviewed February 03, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Kha from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
    Great location and well maintained ”
    The resort is well positioned right across from the beach and overall is well maintained. Check in was pleasant and check out was easy. It was great having off street parking as well. I didn’t use the new restaurant or pools but they appeared to be very nice. Only downside was not having fresh linens daily (only changed once if you’re staying 8 or more nights) and no refilled bathroom products (just one supply of the miniature products). Would have felt much more luxurious with these two services, which you’d expect of a hotel or resort.
    Reviewed February 02, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Polly from Australia
    Family with young children
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018
    Great location, friendly staff”
    Mostly pros from me. I found the staff to be friendly, attentive and helpful from the start. Our room was lovely and had everything we needed. I opted to bring my port-a-cot but they can provide them for just $15. The beach is right across the road and there is an IGA in the same complex as well as some lovely restaurants nearby so you really don’t need to leave Shoal Bay. The only complaint I have is that they recently moved the cafe and it’s still not finished (which is fine). The issue is that it’s connected to a beer garden attached to the pub and bar. The beer garden allows smoking so while we were eating breakfast we could smell the cigarette smoke which was very off-putting
    Reviewed January 25, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Margot from Australia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 9 nights in January 2018
    Local Holiday”
    The Ramada was exceptional ito price and location. The apartments are not serviced tho and we had verrrrrry noisy neighbours. The front desk staff were excellent and long-suffering!
    Reviewed January 24, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Colin from Australia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
    Exceptional”
    Heritage 1 bedroom beachfront apartment - fantastic! So quiet and relaxing. Fabulous location across road from beach. Perfect for escaping reality - if only for a couple of nights.
    Reviewed January 22, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from Australia
    Group
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2018
    David OConnell”
    1st time at the ramada have already booked next year great time
    Reviewed January 21, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Peter from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
    Very good”
    This place is an institution for generations and still wows with location and convenience. There are some major reno's going on at the moment so not every restaurant / bar was in full swing. I just wanted a few nights away before the end of holidays. Best views, under 2 minutes to cafes, beach, and pub is all I needed, and the Shoal Bay Resort nails that.
    Reviewed January 15, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Olly from Australia
    Family with young children
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
    Cheap and cheerful but clean and excellent staff. Pool is really nice! ”
    Pool and location were great, staff very professional and accommodating. Cons would be they don't clean the rooms daily and no breakfast provided. Price great and allocated parking is awesome.
    Reviewed January 15, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Maria from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
    Great location, very nice and popular country club there...Room was basic, great bed ! ”
    Loved the beach , beautiful spot
    Reviewed January 15, 2018
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