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Marina Resort
Marina Resort
Marina Resort
Marina Resort
Marina Resort
Marina Resort
Marina Resort

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8.2

Excellent

2,155 reviews

2,155 reviews

Housekeeping35
View27
Breakfast8

The accommodation is in an ideal position, close to all the shops and conveniences, a nice walk.

Carolyn
- Oct 6, 2020
Highly rated by guests – 92% would recommend
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 260 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Nelson Bay parking 240 m
Vomo the store 280 m
D'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay 330 m
Woolworths Nelson Bay 470 m
Tom Odwyer Memorial Oval 500 m
Nelson Bay 510 m
Nelson Bay Medical Centre 540 m
The Pipeline 660 m
Nelson Bay Rugby 730 m
Fly Point 800 m
Free Wi-Fi

Marina Resort

33 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Australia, 2315 - See map
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 260 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Hot tub

Contactless check-in/out

Golf course [on-site]

Value for money8.0
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportNewcastle Airport (NTL)
Distance to airport30.2 km

Rooms available at Marina Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Queen and Single Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Standard King Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Accessible Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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One-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Guest Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Standard Room with Harbour View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Nelson Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Marina Resort?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Marina Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Marina Resort?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Marina Resort has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Marina Resort?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Marina Resort. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 15 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Marina Resort?

Marina Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Marina Resort?

Marina Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Marina Resort?

Restaurants including Ketch's Restaurant, Baskin Robbins and Sidewalk on Magnus are popular in Marina Resort’s neighborhood which is known as Nelson Bay.

What popular shopping places are close to Marina Resort?

Shopping options in Marina Resort’s Nelson Bay neighborhood include Vomo the store and Port Stephens Community Art Centre.

What are popular attractions near Marina Resort?

Marina Resort’s location in the Nelson Bay neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Tom Odwyer Memorial Oval.

What popular beaches are close to Marina Resort?

Marina Resort’s Nelson Bay neighborhood also includes Nelson Bay, Dutchmans Beach and Little Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Marina Resort?

Marina Resort’s nearby natural sights include The Pipeline, Fly Point and Kurrara Hill located in the same Nelson Bay area.

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What people love about Marina Resort

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "The accommodation is in an ideal position, close to all the shops and conveniences, a nice walk."

    Carolyn

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    October 6, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Dated but nice and clean and close to the main centre."

    Janelle

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    June 30, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Check-in and check out was quick and easy, staff were friendly."

    David

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    January 31, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 702 Port Stephens properties
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Location score
8.9/10
Value for money score
8/10
Service score
8.5/10
Cleanliness score
8.2/10
Better than
98
%
of Port Stephens properties
Better than
97
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of Port Stephens properties
Better than
97
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of Port Stephens properties
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97
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Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
2,155 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
Spacious room with separate shower and bathtub.
edina from Indonesia
Family with young children
More about Marina Resort

More about Marina Resort

Ideally located just a few minutes away from the major tourist attractions in Port Stephens, Marina Resort is just a stroll away from the cafes and beaches. A lively boutique motel with picturesque views of Nelson Bay Marina and Port Stephens Bay, it will provide a memorable vacation. Boasting 44 trendy and contemporary rooms, it offers a complete set of amenities. The motel's excellent location provides access to a splendid collection of activities like whale watch cruises, sand dunes and beach adventure tours, RAAF fighter world golf, fishing, surfing, and beach and dunes horse trails. Excellent for both activity and leisure lovers, Marina Resort will provide an unforgettable experience.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

28 mentions

Breakfast

15 mentions

View

11 mentions

Swimming Pool

10 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • German

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot tub
  • Mini golf course
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Local
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
33 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Australia, 2315
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports

  • Newcastle Airport (NTL)
    30.2 km
  • Taree Airport (TRO)
    98.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Nelson Bay Medical Centre
    540 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    330 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 5-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until19:30

Getting around

  • Distance from city center2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)15 AUD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee5 AUD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 44
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1996
  • Most recent renovation2009

Reviews of Marina Resort from real guests

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8.1
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.5
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service8.5
Value for money8.0
High score for Port Stephens
Rating
9+ Exceptional (75)
8-9 Excellent (43)
7-8 Very Good (53)
6-7 Good (25)
<6 Below Expectation (41)
Time of the year
Mar - May (56)
Jun - Aug (50)
Sep - Nov (70)
Dec - Feb (61)
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10.0
Exceptional
Vanessa from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Fabulous value for money - great location!”

Best things about this hotel was the location, the price was extremely cheap compared to other places on offer in the area, the view was beautiful and the rooms clean and spacious.

Had a lovely stay here! The staff are very helpful and welcoming. The look of the building from the outside is bland, and as you enter the building the place looked run down, however when I entered my room on the 2nd floor, it was very spacious and clean and had everything you could ask for. The view was beautiful, and the balcony was great for watching the sun set over the waters of Nelson Bay Marina. Will stay here again and recommend this to friends and family who are looking for good value accom in the heart of Nelson Bay. *I didnt eat at the resort so cannot comment on the 'food/dining' aspect of the review, however I have given it a 5 rating due to the rest of my stay being perfect.

Reviewed March 09, 2015

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Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Josip from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Magnificent Marina Resort”

Upon arrival we were professionally and warmly greeted. The location is perfect with all you need within walking distance. The rooms a spacious with comfortable beds and working conveniences such as fridge, microwave and tv. Bathroom is tidy with great water pressure in the shower. There is a pool and spa, but really its only if you're not experiencing good weather otherwise, the bay has four great beaches in strolling distance. Venture a little further and nature walks and surfy beaches await. The place is great, the people are wonderful, Marina resort even offers a hard to beat value for money brekky.

Reviewed January 30, 2019

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Marina Resort. We really appreciate your positive feedback and hope you will definitely come and visit us again. We hope your time in Nelson Bay was wonderful and we wish you and your family all the best. Kind regards, Reception Staff Marina Resort

Responded February 07, 2019
Marina Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Brian from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Trip to Nelson Bay from Scarborough QLD for Life Celebrations”

We selected the Marina Resort for the position and excellent reviews. This is an expertly run resort and the staff could not have been kinder or more attentive. The room was really delightful on the ground floor and quite private with an excellent view. Attended the 4th Floor Restaurant on the night we arrived (it is normally closed) by staff invitation as a Bus Group was dining at the Buffet. A delightful meal provided. I would thoroughly recommend this establishment for all travellers from near or far. You'll be very happy.

Reviewed August 30, 2018

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Thank you Brian for your positive comments. It was a pleasure to have such lovely guests as yourselves staying with us and we hope you will stay with us again in the future. We are glad you were able to enjoy the restaurant with our visiting group.Our chef prepares wonderful meals and we are lucky to have him here at the Marina Resort. At this time of year, Nelson Bay is a nice, quiet location and is a great place to relax, but there is still plenty to do, like dolphin and whale watching, great coastal walks, sand dune and many other activities. We are so happy you were able to come and enjoy the place. Kind regards, Marina Resort Staff.

Responded September 04, 2018
Marina Resort
9.2
Exceptional
Lee from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Good Value and Location”

This place is an older one however the prices for the rooms are very good and the facilities are clean and basic. If you are only after somewhere to come back to to sleep its ideal. Having said that its location is great for restaurants and its right in the heart of Nelsons Bay, so walk to everything. It has a outdoor pool and spa which is great, a restaurant on the top floor which does a buffet breakfast if thats your thing. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed February 27, 2016

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Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
9.6
Exceptional
David from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

Anniversary getaway”

First time we have stayed here. The place is old However the room was clean and more spacious than most modern hotels we have stayed at. Check-in and check out was quick and easy, staff were friendly. Location is good, short walk to Nelson Bay. Good water views from 1st floor and above. Only downside was that the restaurant was closed due to staff illness. We'll stay there again

Reviewed February 01, 2021

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9.0
Exceptional
HEATHER from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

marina resort weekend away”

great location, close to the ocean

We both had a wonderful stay at Marina Resort. we were greeted by very friendly staff who were most accommodation with all of our requests. Our room was very clean, and well presented. and all facilities as expected. The rooms are very quite, and outside noise was not a problem, I would say however, that the restaurant could do with a much needed makeover, the location of this place would lend it self to a very high class restaurant, and really should be packed to the rafters, I found the menu choice a little disapointing when I found out it was chinese, mind you the meals were quite ok, and very plentiful, but I just would have thought it would have been a more up market place.

Reviewed August 29, 2012

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Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
8.7
Excellent
MELLISA from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

Lovely place with friendly staff”

Near to shops and ammenities

Marina Hotel is just a short stroll away from the shops and the centre of all the activities of Port Stephen. It is very convenient as the Hotel is near to Restaurants, Cafes and walking distance to the Port too!

Reviewed June 04, 2012

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Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
9.0
Exceptional
CHING from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

Spacious Room, quiet yet convenient”

pool for kids, carparks

The hotel has a small pool which kids would love. Walking distance (300 metres) to 'downtown' area of Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre, piers, shopping centre, restaurants and groceries. Plenty of parking spaces, spacious room, neat and tidy. Staff are helpful and give you a warm feeling.

Reviewed April 25, 2012

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Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
8.4
Excellent
Tian from Singapore
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Clean and value for money accommodation”

The hotel located at the very good location near to Nelson Bay, room is huge and beds are clean. One of the best value hotel to my opinion. Although the facilities a bit old but I think this is just a very small down side. Hotel exterior looks old but it is not really "OLD", the building exterior wall was constructed with the natural red color bricks and therefore I guess this is the reason it looks old from the picture.

Reviewed November 26, 2018

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Thank you for your encouraging feedback. You are correct in saying the exposed brick gives the building an older style look, but the whole hotel has more recently had an overhaul with new beds, air-conditioners, upgraded bathrooms, new televisions, etc. The hotel has a more retro appeal rather than an ultra modern approach, but everything is clean and well maintained. Guests report having comfortable stays here.

Responded December 22, 2018
Marina Resort
9.6
Exceptional
Robert from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

Great location ”

This hotel is in a great location with view over the marina. It's an older hotel and no frills rooms but if you are looking for a hotel near the action with great views at a good price this is a good option. The bed and sheets were very comfortable. Food in the restaurant was good and there was a cheap buffet breakfast with all you need, $16 for that which great for the price!

Reviewed February 26, 2019

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. The hotel is older in style, but it is clean and superbly located as you mention. Our chef's evening meals always receive positive mention and we're lucky to have him here in our restaurant .We are glad that your stay was comfortable and hope you will return some time.

Responded March 16, 2019
Marina Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Julia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

J & C from Sydney”

We were made feel very welcome by the gentleman at the Reception & greeted with a wonderful smile. The bed was extremely comfortable & the room was very clean. On our departure the lady at Reception was extremely pleasant. Would definitely recommend Marina Resort.

Reviewed May 03, 2019

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Thank you so much for your positive rating and the lovely feedback. It was a pleasure having you stay with us the Marina Resort and we hope will visit us again.

Responded May 10, 2019
Marina Resort
8.8
Excellent
Leigh from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Basic yet comfortable ”

I found the Marina Resort to be good value for money. Lady on reception was very polite and friendly, her service were fantastic. The room was a great size, clean with basic decor. Bed was comfy, sofa lounge could do with up grade. Bathroom was OK, clean but unfortunately the door didn't close properly. We enjoyed our stay and would do so again!

Reviewed December 18, 2019

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate your feedback. We have since sent our maintenance staff to resolve the issue with the door. We hope you will visit us again in Nelson Bay.

Responded January 09, 2020
Marina Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Sunil from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Exceptional”

Nice Clean Place. So Close to beaches and other tourist attractions at Nelson Bay. Nice and Friendly reception staff. Breakfast buffet was amazing and delicious. Would certainly visit again.

Reviewed July 27, 2019

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Thank you Sunil for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your encouraging comments and positive rating. We are very lucky to have this wonderful location and are glad you chose to stay with us. We hope you and your family will visit again in Nelson Bay.

Responded July 30, 2019
Marina Resort
9.2
Exceptional
Margot from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Well located & well priced”

Marina Resort is close to the water front and the town centre. Our room had wonderful water views. The Restaurant also has spectacular views. Excellent value for money & I would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed March 08, 2019

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Thank you for your positive review. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful location with such great views of the area. We certainly hope you will come back to Nelson and stay with us again.

Responded March 16, 2019
Marina Resort
9.6
Exceptional
russell from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

The room was clean the beds were comfortable the view was great overlooking the pool and Nelson Bay”

I liked everything about the resort, the room, the bathroom, the beds, the view, the locality, facing north overlooking the Bay the only couple of things didn't like was there was some dust on some furniture, on the ables, the TV remote and Aircondition remote and the little compartment that the TV remote and Aircondition remote were placed in other than that the place was wonderful and very comfortable, the room was open plan and had a nice feeling to it.

Reviewed June 24, 2020

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Thank you Russell for your positive rating and comments. We enjoy having lovely guests like you stay with us. Our housekeeping staff will often leave the balcony doors open for a few hours to let fresh air in to the room. Sometimes the dust blows in too and settles, but it should always be thoroughly dusted before guests arrive. We thank you for your feedback, as it alerts us to ask our cleaning staff to pay closer attention. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel some time.

Responded July 01, 2020
Marina Resort
5.7
Kati from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

ok hotel, ok location.”

View of the harbour

the hotel was pretty much what i expected. a bit old and tired, but the room was clean and spacious. we had booked the harbor room, and the view was quite nice (not sensational though). the hotel is in a walking distance to the marina restaurants, and nelson bay town centre (a plus). i wouldn't choose marina resort as my first option, but it is ok if no better options available - i prefer shoal bay as a hotel location in port stephens. (we didn't eat at the restaurant - there were nicer looking options around)

Reviewed February 29, 2012

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Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
8.0
Excellent
Christine from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Great location ”

Budget accommodation with bay views. Short walk to marina & Nelson Bay CBD. Comfy bed & quiet. No mini bar

Reviewed December 09, 2018

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Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Marina Resort is one of the best value hotels in the area and it has such a convenient location. The hotel is close to lovely beaches and a short walk in to the town centre. Every room in the hotel has new beds and it is a great hotel for families and quiet getaways. There is no mini bar, but we do have a bar near our 4th floor restaurant where you can purchase drinks.

Responded December 22, 2018
Marina Resort
9.3
Exceptional
trevor from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

A wonderful 2 night stay”

sensational location, value for money, quiet and comfortable

We found the MARINA RESORT TO BE IN A VERY GOOD LOCATION WITH A LOVELY HARBOUR VIEW, QUIET AND EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE. STAFF WERE FRIENDLY AND ACCOMODATING WILL DEFINATELY STAY AGAIN.

Reviewed May 11, 2015

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Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
7.2
Very good
Marcia from Vietnam
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Under much needed renovation but worth the stay”

I'd read the reviews before staying here about this being an old hotel in much need of renovation, but which had a great view, location and affordability. I was glad to see that renovations are very much under way. And even though a lot of it was right next door to our room, it did not bother us or get in our way. However, we were on the first floor, which lacks that great view I'd read about. But you can still get it from the restaurant, which we enjoyed over breakfast during our one night stay there. If we were to return to Port Stephens, we would stay here again knowing the location is good and the staff very helpful and interested to see how the renovations turn out.

Reviewed September 17, 2017

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We thank you for your feedback. We are in a constant program of upgrade, but most of the major renovations have now been completed. We certainly hope you will choose to stay with us again.

Responded February 07, 2019
Marina Resort
9.3
Exceptional
Chau from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Good location with fantastic ocean view ”

Great ocean view, close to major attractions, friendly staff

It was a nice stay in Marina Resort. We enjoyed the great ocean view and quiet surroundings. Would love to come back again!

Reviewed July 06, 2014

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Responded February 15, 2019
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