4.1 out of 5

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Hotel Description

At Bannisters Port Stephens you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Salamander Bay and 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Soldiers Point Marina. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, furnished balconies and Smart televisions.

All 78 rooms feature coffee/tea makers, safes and hairdryers. Fridges and room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches include bathrobes and designer toiletries. Phones and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The seafood restaurant, Rick Stein at Bannisters , is open for lunch and dinner. Bannisters Terrace Bar is the hotel's own tapas bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Other amenities include 3 restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Soldiers Point hotel, attractions include Dutchies Beach and Tomaree National Park.

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Double Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bannisters Port Stephens ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bannisters Port Stephens

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
While we enjoyed our stay at your hotel for various reasons we were quite annoyed at the parking situation. We were also disappointed at the absence of a gym. However, our rooms and the food and service at the Terrace Restaurant were excellent.

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel, close to do lots of things in the area.

Posted by on 25 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Easy to find, great location, view, food and cocktails. Great place to relax and unwind.

Posted by on 22 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Very relaxing stay with great food & sun lounges looking over the ocean

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Oct. 2018

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3 out of 5
First impressions from the street were that we had booked into a motel. I understand that they have just opened but the walkways were so dirty with dried concrete & paint splattered all over the very, very, old 70's tiles. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite which was very large and spacious but very limited storage. We couldn't believe that there was absolutely no storage in the main bedroom at all. You simply had to leave all your clothing in your suitcase on the floor even though the room with more than ample space to put in a wardrobe. The only other real complaint about the room was the absence of a bath. It was a suite with 2 bathrooms and more than enough room for a bath and a shower in the main bathroom. Given that families are more likely to stay in the room I can't for the life of me figure out how this was overlooked. The staff were lovely and attentive. Some were obviously new to hospitality but that is to be expected in a brand new hotel. I really couldnt fault the service. The continential breakfast that was provided was OK. It would have been nice to know what was being served however, nothing was labelled and you had to guess what juice was being served and the different conditments and yogurts, etc. It would have been a nightmare for anyone with food allergies or intollerances. Overall for the price it represented poor value. We paid around $450pn for our room which I believe is going up $900.

Posted by , from Sydney on 16 Oct. 2018

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Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden are also featured at Bannisters Port Stephens. Self parking is free. This 4-star Soldiers Point hotel is smoke free.

  • 78 guestrooms or units
  • 3 dining venues
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (32.2 km / 20 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bannisters Port Stephens offers 78 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a safe and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, designer toiletries and a hairdryer. This Soldiers Point hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and microwaves can be requested.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Rick Stein at Bannisters – This seafood restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Bannisters Terrace Bar – This tapas bar serves lunch and dinner. Open selected days.

The Tavern – This family restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open selected days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • 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. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 25 per person (approximately)
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bannisters Port Stephens Hotel Soldiers Point
  • Bannisters Port Stephens Hotel
  • Bannisters Port Stephens Soldiers Point
  • Bannisters Stephens Solers Po

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*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.