4.8 out of 5

"Bali in the bay is close to the beach and to the town centre shops. Bali in the bay offers a spacious, comfy, relaxing and luxurious place to stay. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 13 May 2018

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Nelson Bay awaits you at Bali at the Bay. You'll be steps from Tomaree National Park and 3.1 km (2 mi) from Dutchies Beach. Highlights at this property include free self parking, a spa tub and in-room kitchens.

You can enjoy a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and each apartment features a private spa tub, free WiFi and a living room. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a microwave, a hob and a dishwasher. Nice touches to enhance your stay include a jetted tub and bathrobes, while a pillowtop bed and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. A dining area, an espresso maker and a rice cooker are also available. Private bathrooms are not en suite.

This smoke-free apartment offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and barbecues. Plus you'll find laundry facilities and luggage storage.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 4.5-star Nelson Bay property include West Nelson Bay and Nelson Head Lighthouse.

Standard Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Shinto Min 3 Long/weekend)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Shinto Garden Apartment)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Bali at the Bay ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bali at the Bay

Everyone (10) Couples (8)
4 out of 5

Great experience at bali in the bay

Bali in the bay is close to the beach and to the town centre shops. Bali in the bay offers a spacious, comfy, relaxing and luxurious place to stay.

Posted by , from cronulla on 13 May 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

18 May 2018 by Grant

Thank you so much for your kind words Jess. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.

4 out of 5

Nicely away from main town, and close to beach

Pros: Authentic Bali style apartment... Very clam and inviting and private. Clean and well maintained
Cons: Maybe an extra packet of muesli for consecutive nights stay as I thought it was including every morning. I only read the fine print after we left.
Location: Secure, private, quiet yet still local to all shops at Nelsons Bay, and Shoal Bay. Lovely walk to the beach and Nice to have Anzac Park opposite.
Secluded enough away from the hustle bustle of town, but close enough to walk or ride to all the activity valuable in Shoal bay. Lots of various bits of info including things to see and do available for Port Stephens and surrounds. Kitchen well supplied with cooking facilities if required and adequate coffee and amenities. Loved the Champagne and bintang in the fridge and muesli for the first morning!

Posted by , from Sydney on 13 Feb. 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

10 year Anniversary Getaway

We absolutely loved our stay at "Bali at the Bay". The Nirwana apartment was immaculate and the perfect choice for a romantic stay. Loved all the small details from the incense, to the bath robes, candles and the Balinese decorations. Jenni the host was so welcoming at check in. Would highly recommend to all. We will definitely be back!

Posted by , from South Penrith on 12 Mar. 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Beautiful Apartment close to beach

Very relaxing stay at the beautifully furnished apartment. Particularly enjoyed the large spa bath. Recommended.

Posted by , from S on 7 Mar. 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Relaxing Balinese getaway

We stayed at the Nirwana apartment (upstairs) and it was beautiful and so relaxing! There's a gorgeous beach at the end of the street (only a 2min walk!) Bali at the bay is also closely located to the main shops and marina (about 2km) and we comfortably walked there several times. The apartment is beautiful and reminded me of Bali. The hosts Grant and Jenni were great and allowed us a late check-out which was awesome! There's a beautiful spa too! The whole atmosphere of Bali at the bay is serenity and you don't want to leave! Highly recommend and will definetly be back!

Posted by on 27 Nov. 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5


Stayed 3 nights with wife and 11 month old son. Awesome place to stay, owners are very friendly and accomadating, close walk to beach, all fixings are premium! Comfy beds, Netflix on tv, good wifi, a very positive experience!!!

Posted by , from right here on 30 Sep. 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

A little slice of Heaven

Pros: All of the points above.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Great location and you could go, swimming, fishing, shopping, boating, whale or dolphin watching and many places to dine out etc.
Bali at the Bay was a little slice of Heaven that was so relaxing and enjoyable. Everything was neat and tidy with additional extras that are not in most other retreats. For example, flowers and candles in every room, a two person spa, separate bedrooms, a good fitted out kitchen, several verandahs to either lay around or sit and take in the surroundings and a two minute walk to the beach etc. It was a self contained unit that was well fitted out in a Balinese theme, so it felt like a Bali retreat right here in our own back yard. The atmosphere was peaceful and calming, so it was a wonderful retreat to get away and relax. Plus there was so much to do close by - if you wanted to venture out. I would certainly recommend it to anyone and I will certainly be back again.

Posted by , from Newcastle Australia on 6 Apr. 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Great little Balinese house near the beach.

Pros: Atmosphere.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: A few minute's walk to Shoal Bay beach. Longer walk or short drive to Nelson Bay, where there are many restaurants and cafes.
We went there for a wedding anniversary, and literally just relaxed! The entire house has been built around genuine Balinese timbers and artifacts, which really adds to the relaxing ambiance. There are the usual facilities: kitchen, air con, huge bathroom, etc, as well as an outside barbeque.

Posted by , from Newcastle, NSW. on 13 Dec. 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Idylic Location and Relaxing Place to stay

Pros: Hard to find anything to criticise.
Cons: Only thing missing was Foxtel and the owner advised that he was probably going to install this shortly.
Location: Lots of great small coastal towns nearby (5-10 mins drive), including Nelson Bay and plenty of bushwalks and beach walks, whale watching etc.
Wonderful expereince in a gorgeous house with superb Bai style decor compelmented by the leafy setting opposite bushland with native birds and 2 minute walk to Shoal Bay beach.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18 Jun. 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Birthday weekend away

Pros: It was comfortable and had all the comforts of home
Cons: It was all beautiful
Location: Close to the beach. Must go to The Lighthouse Museum and cafe for the views. Market at Tomaree. Lemon Tree passage very interesting
Despite the weather, we had an awesome weekend away. We were able to go on walks, explore the surrounding area by car, enjoy the food and the views and just relax in comfortable, serene surroundings.

Posted by , from Woronora NSW on 25 May 2015

Was this review helpful to you?

Property Features

As a guest of Bali at the Bay, you'll find a hot tub, a terrace, and a BBQ. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Nelson Bay apartment is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (36.7 km / 22.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bali at the Bay offers 3 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private hot tubs and espresso makers. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Accommodation at this 4.5-star apartment has kitchens with hobs, microwaves, separate dining areas and dishwashers. Rooms have detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a jetted bath, a complimentary bathrobe and a hairdryer. This Nelson Bay apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 50-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include rice cookers and a ceiling fan. Fridges and in-room massages can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2018.

  • Private bathrooms are not in room
  • Private hot tub
  • In-room kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Jetted tub
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge available
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Rice cooker
  • Espresso maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the apartment include a spa tub.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • Bali Bay Apartment Shoal Bay
  • Bali Bay Apartment
  • Bali Bay Shoal Bay
  • Bali Bay
  • Bali At The Bay Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.