Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay

35 - 45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay NSW, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, Australia, 2315 - See map
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Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay

"The location is great across the road from child friendly beach."

Brian - December 7, 2019

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9.3

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Excellent service
8.4 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.1 facilities on premise
Excellent cleanliness
8.0 rating for cleanliness
Very good comfort
7.2 room quality and comfort

My 2 friends and I stayed at the Ramada for a girls wknd it was a comfortable 2 bedroom room with an ocean view, absolutely stunning.

Krystal | September 16, 2019

Top spot, Great location and the 2 bedroom apartment we had was better than our last stay a few months back.

phillip | August 5, 2019

Clean, has everything you need, great view and location for a weekend getaway for family with young kids.

Catherine | September 10, 2019

This place is an institution for generations and still wows with location and convenience.

Peter | January 15, 2018

Location was perfect with beach across the road and fantastic food options nearby.

Carmen | January 23, 2020

Everything was perfect in terms of the room, facilities and location.

Harsha | March 17, 2020

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

  • Fitness center

  • Ticket services

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 money7.5
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportNewcastle Airport (NTL)
Distance to airport32.4 km

Rooms available at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay

3-Bedroom Apartment
3-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds and 2 double ...
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2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
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  • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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6 Bedroom Villa, Villa, Ocean view
6 Bedroom Villa, Villa, Ocean view
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 2 single beds and 2 queen b...
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1 Bedroom Deluxe Beachfront
1 Bedroom Deluxe Beachfront
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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One Bedroom Waterview
One Bedroom Waterview
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Two Bedroom Standard Apartment
Two Bedroom Standard Apartment
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  • Room size: 86 m²/926 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 queen bed
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1-Bedroom Water View Apartment
1-Bedroom Water View Apartment
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View
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    Standard Studio
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay?

    Check-in is from 2:00 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the resort.

    What is the smoking policy at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay?

    Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Parking was great and apartment was very well equipped."

      Carmen

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      January 23, 2020

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "We relaxed in the spa and enjoyed the balcony view."

      Krystal

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      September 16, 2019

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "The location of this resort is excellent."

      Leah

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      February 16, 2020

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    8.3/10
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    8.2
    Excellent
    2,049 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.0
    Facilities
    8.1
    Location
    9.3
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    The quality of the food and coffee nearby are really good.
    Peter from Australia
    Family with young children
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    More about Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay

    Located across the road from the beach in Shoal Bay is Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay. Within short walking distance you will an IGA supermarket or if you are feeling adventurous, you can enjoy a hike up to the stunning lookout with 360 views of Port Stephens. You can enjoy a meal at one of the three on-site restaurants or venture out to various restaurants within a short walking distance or a ten minute drive to Nelson Bay.

    The property provides a range of accommodation options with the choice of one, two and three-bedroom apartments located across seven accommodation buildings, some with stunning water views. Resort features include a lagoon-style swimming pool with children's wading area to entertain the whole family and guests can hire a bike and explore the surrounds on two wheels. Renowned for its stunning natural beauty, Shoal Bay offers activities from fishing and dolphin watching trips to whale watching cruises (seasonal) and a number of water sports.

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Apartment accommodation which is clean and comfortable."

    Brian

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    December 7, 2019

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    Cuisine:Local, Seafood
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay from real guests

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    8.2
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    From 2049 reviews
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    8.1Cleanliness
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    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service8.4
    Value for money7.5
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lloyd from Australia
    Couple
    1-Bedroom Water View Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Exceptional”

    My wife and I have would like to highly recommend the 'Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay.' All aspects as designated in my review checking have reached a top standard. We would be most interested in using this resort on another occasion.

    Reviewed July 12, 2019

    Dear Lloyd, many thanks for writing such a lovely feedback about your recent stay. The team is very excited you enjoyed your stay with us and in Shoal Bay. We hope to welcome you soon again Warm regards, Ramada Tem

    Responded July 13, 2019
    Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay
    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
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    Mandy from Australia
    Group
    3-Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Very good”

    Overall, my group of 6 adults had a wonderful time at Ramada. The three bedroom apartment was spacious, clean, well equipped. The beach view was beautiful and the pools/spas in the resort were clean and pleasant. The location was great, there are a various of restaurants within walking distance and Nelson Bay was only a 5 min drive. The beach was across the road, can't get better than that. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only thing we found odd was a bad fishy smell in the common lift area on our level but it didn't penetrate to our apartment. Ramada Shoal Bay provided a relaxing holiday for us, so I would recommend it!

    Reviewed January 01, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mohammad from Australia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Deluxe Beachfront
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Excellent location”

    I have stayed at Ramada few times. I like the location. Beachfront apartments have amazing view of Shoal bay. Staff are professional and friendly. I was able to check in early with any problem.

    Reviewed August 05, 2019

    Dear Mohammad, thank you very much for your positive feedback about your recent stay with us. I am excited to read you enjoyed your returning stay with us. I hope we will see you soon again. Kind regards, Ramada Team

    Responded August 05, 2019
    Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Krystal from Australia
    Group
    2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

    I have stayed at the Ramada previously and loved my experience. ”

    My 2 friends and I stayed at the Ramada for a girls wknd it was a comfortable 2 bedroom room with an ocean view, absolutely stunning. We relaxed in the spa and enjoyed the balcony view. One thing we were a little disappointed with was unable to connect our chrome cast to the tv so we could chill out and watch Netflix. Also the internet seemed to of crashed in the bay that weekend which was really crap. But this was out of the Ramada’s hands and did get complimentary wi-fi. All in all we are looking forward to making the Ramada our annual girls weekend destination!!

    Reviewed September 16, 2019

    Dear Krystal, thank you very much for writing your lovely feedback about your recent stay. I am very excited you enjoyed your girls getaway including the view and our spa baths. I am very sorry you have not been able to connect the TV to your chrome cast. I will forward your feedback to our maintenance department to have a further look into it. Again thank you for your fantastic feedback. Warm regards, Ramada Team

    Responded September 17, 2019
    Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay
    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
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jayson from Australia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    Had the best most relaxing stay..loved it!”

    The location is stunning

    Wonderful stay, thoroughly enjoyed the stay, nice restaurants, walks along shoal bay beach and out to Tomaree..loved it!

    Reviewed May 08, 2013
    8.8
    Excellent
    Peter from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

    Fabulous weekend away”

    We stayed here for an anniversary weekend and it was absolutely amazing. The resort is made up of a couple of accomodation buildings. We were in Zenith building which I think is one of the older ones. I was a little worried when I saw the exterior as it did look a little worn, however the apartment itself was really quite nice and very roomy. The bedroom is seperate to the lounge room, dining area and kitchenette. The bathroom was clean and spacious- some cosmetic wear- a few cracked tiles and marks on the mirror, but overall I was really happy the the apartment. We didn't get much time to use the facilities but the outdoor pool looked great, and there is also an indoor lap pool and hydro baths. There were a number of restaurants nearby for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and each of the rooms has its own parking bay assigned so no need to worry about where to park the car. I'll be coming back again for my anniversary next year!

    Reviewed October 08, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Colin from Australia
    Couple
    1-Bedroom Water View Apartment
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

    neat, clean close to beach ”

    Clean and neat rooms, friendly staff. Close to the country club hotel which is owned by the hotel group. It's also in walking distance to the beach. Easy drive to Nelsons bay (7 mins) and salamander bay (another 7 mins) which offer more eating and shopping options. Quiet this time of year, but that's what we were looking for.

    Reviewed June 28, 2016
    7.3
    Very good
    sofia from Australia
    Family with teens
    2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

    Great location but small rooms”

    Indoor swimming pool for 18+, spas, location (opposit the white sand beach), outdoor lagoon style pool for kids

    we gladly used all the facilities resort has to offer. 2 bedroom unit had very good size balcony with a nice view to shoal bay, unfortunately without bbq facility due to fire regulations. the unit itself was smaller than anticipated, second bedroom without a window. we were told that all 2 bedroom apartments do not have window in a 2-nd bedroom.

    Reviewed April 19, 2012
    7.6
    Very good
    sandra from Australia
    Couple
    1-Bedroom Water View Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    Great view”

    The location was excellent & the meal we had at the Shoal Bay country club was one of the best meals I've had in ages. The view was perfect. Unfortunately we had a lot of noise coming from the floor above bathroom pipes. (toilet flushing?) This was quite disturbing as it happened many times during the night. The room itself was quite good.

    Reviewed August 01, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    herbert from Australia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Great location”

    The Ramada is a little hit and miss The rooms are ok without being anything special probably could do with a bit of a fresh and up. The beds were very uncomfortable as were the pillows we had to ask for a mattress topper to make it bearable. We stayed in two rooms we upgraded to an ocean view which had no TV in the bedroom that may not be an issue for some The hotel is in a great location and as it's a timeshare the rooms are not serviced for that price you would probably stay in a hotel where rooms are serviced. The hotel has a nice indoor pool and spas the gym is pretty ordinary the outdoor pool seems ok

    Reviewed September 05, 2019

    Dear Herbert, thank you very much for taking your time to provide a feedback about your recent stay. I am pleased to read you enjoyed in overall your stay with us. I am very sorry to read about your experience with the mattress. Please be assured we are going to have a look into it, to see if changes need to be done. Warm regards, Ramada Team

    Responded September 11, 2019
    Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay
    8.8
    Excellent
    Diana from Australia
    Family with young children
    Two Bedroom Standard Apartment
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

    Perfect escape from Sydney”

    With young kids and a baby this is just about the perfect distance to drive before they all lose the plot. The beach is calm and clear, great for little ones. The hotel has a nice indoor pool area for the cooler days and a great outdoor pool that's surprisingly warm. Room we got in the Seaspray building was spacious and easy to access. Beds comfortable and overall a positive experience. Could use some new paint and silicon/grout in the bathrooms but it appears well maintained otherwise. Loved the terrace and for that price (off peak) I didn't mind overlooking the rooftops, I could still see the bay from the kitchen and lounge just fine. Will certainly be back as this is my second visit. Last time on my own in the Whitesands building and it was pretty good too.

    Reviewed April 26, 2017
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Robert from Australia
    Couple
    1-Bedroom Water View Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Short stay. ”

    Just wanted somewhere for a three day break. At this time of the year we were able to get a very good deal. The unit was fully self contained and well appointed. As this was winter, the local area was quiet and not crowded. Probably would not consider this resort in peak times due to price and crowds.

    Reviewed August 30, 2019

    Dear Robert, thank you very much for providung a feedback about your stay. I am excited to read you had a loveley getaway here in Shoal Bay. We hope to see you another time at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay. Kind regards, Ramada Team

    Responded September 11, 2019
    Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Margot from Australia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Deluxe Beachfront
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kerri from Australia
    Couple
    One Bedroom Waterview
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

    Great Location”

    We both had a lovely stay at Ramada Resort. Great View. Clean comfortable rooms

    Reviewed March 23, 2017
    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
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