Marina Resort

33 Magnus Street, Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Australia, 2315 - See map
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8.3
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Marina Resort

"Very nice place to stay, the staff were wonderful"

Julie - March 7, 2020

Nelson Room Marina Resort
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
ParkingFREE
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First aid kit
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Excellent service
8.5 rating for service
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 85% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.1 rating for cleanliness
Very good comfort
7.5 room quality and comfort

The resort was exactly what we needed for our weekend and for the price it was great.

Melinda | November 5, 2019

The room stayed clean and recently renovated walking distance to the ports and shops

Don | November 2, 2017

It was great having 2 seperate beds and great large room with lounge and balcony.

Melinda | November 5, 2019

Easy walk down hill to the town centre and marina area.

JOHN | March 16, 2020

I found the Marina Resort to be good value for money.

Leigh | December 18, 2019

The staff on checkin were amazing and very helpful.

Melinda | November 5, 2019

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Port Stephens in the last 24 hoursCompared to 734 Port Stephens properties at Agoda for various dates
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

7.5
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Garden Room
Garden Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Nelson Room
Nelson Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Marina view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Corner Spa Room
Corner Spa Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds and 1 sofa bed
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Twin Room with Balcony - 3 Night Stay
Twin Room with Balcony - 3 Night Stay
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Corporate Single Room
Corporate 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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King Room with Harbor View - 3 Night Stay
King Room with Harbor View - 3 Night Stay
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Harbor Room
Harbor Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Single Room
Single Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Single Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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One Bedroom Suite
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Frequently asked questions

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 right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

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.

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What people love about Marina Resort

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The reception staff were exceptional."

    JOHN

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    March 16, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Nice and Friendly reception staff."

    Sunil

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    July 27, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "Nice recently renovated bathrooms."

    Justin

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    March 4, 2020

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Location score
8.9/10
Review score - United States
7.4/10
Value for money score
7.9/10
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99
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Overall rating:
8.3
Excellent
1,591 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
Breakfast buffet was amazing and delicious.
Sunil from Australia
Family with older 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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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
28 mentions
Breakfast
15 mentions
View
11 mentions
Swimming Pool
10 mentions

What they offer

8.0
Very good
Spaciousness

"Large room which included an outdoor area."

SUSAN

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August 17, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

Restaurant
Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet

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Reviews of Marina Resort from real guests

Overall rating
8.3
Excellent
From 1591 reviews
9.0Location
8.7Service
8.3Cleanliness
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Facilities7.4
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service8.5
Value for money8.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Vanessa from Australia
Couple
Nelson Room
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

Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Josip from Australia
Family with teens
Garden Room
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

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
Garden Room
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

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
Garden Room
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

Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
9.0
Exceptional
HEATHER from Australia
Couple
Garden Room
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

Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
8.7
Excellent
MELLISA from Malaysia
Couple
Garden Room
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

Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
9.0
Exceptional
CHING from Hong Kong
Couple
Garden Room
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

Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
8.4
Excellent
Tian from Singapore
Family with teens
Garden Room
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

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
10.0
Exceptional
Julia
Couple
Garden Room
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

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
10.0
Exceptional
Sunil from Australia
Family with teens
Nelson Room
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

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
9.6
Exceptional
Robert from United Kingdom
Couple
Nelson Room
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

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
9.2
Exceptional
Margot from Australia
Couple
Garden Room
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

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
5.7
Kati from Australia
Couple
Harbor Room
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

Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
9.3
Exceptional
trevor from Australia
Couple
Harbor Room
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

Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
7.2
Very good
Marcia from Vietnam
Couple
Garden Room
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

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
10.0
Exceptional
Marilyn from Australia
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Exceptional”

Spent two nights at the Marina Resort Definitely will come again Couldnt fault anything definitely recommend it to others Thoroughly enjoyable experience

Reviewed July 15, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Nelson Bay is a lovely area and we're glad you chose to stay with us here at the Marina Resort. We would be glad to have you come again.

Responded August 14, 2018
Marina Resort
8.0
Excellent
Christine from Australia
Couple
Nelson Room
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

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
Chau from Australia
Couple
Nelson Room
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

Responded February 15, 2019
Marina Resort
8.0
Excellent
Mainuddin from Australia
Group
Nelson Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Good Hotel but not for service”

We stayed there for two nights at Nelson room. The room was great to overlook the harbour, also clean and tidy. The only thing that made me upset was their room service. We booked that room for 4 adults but we found the bedding for three persons after check in. Even we got the toiletries (soap, shampoo, towels) for three people, i think they should improve their room service a lot. The hotel looks bit old fashioned, lack of good maintenance but probably would look much better once their renovation done. Apart, the staff was very friendly specially the lady named Heidi, she allowed my Dad to stay on the room for two more hours after check out as he cannot do much walking. I am very much grateful and thankful to Heidi for that. The overall experience was good except the room service.

Reviewed November 01, 2017

Thank you for your comments.

Responded February 07, 2019
Marina Resort
8.8
Excellent
Melinda from Australia
Group
Nelson Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Great weekend away”

Stayed here on a mummies weekend away. It was great having 2 seperate beds and great large room with lounge and balcony. The room it self is simple with simple amenities however it’s in a great location so you don’t need anything. Rooms have a fridge, microwave and iron. The staff on checkin were amazing and very helpful. Even allowing us to borrow plates glasses and cutlery as we got in a little late needed to eat some takeaway in our room. The resort was exactly what we needed for our weekend and for the price it was great. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

Reviewed November 05, 2019

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments and positive review. It is always a pleasure to have such lovely guests like yourselves stay with us at Marina Resort. We certainly hope you will stay with us again.

Responded November 26, 2019
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