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4.1 out of 5

"Loved the location. Access to dining options was good. " More

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Classic Double Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$178* Per night/room 25 Aug. - 26 Aug.

Classic Double Room, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Suite, Bathtub, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Studio, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Triple Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

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, balconies, and Smart TVs.

Coffee/tea makers, safes, and hair dryers are featured in all 78 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and designer toiletries. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks 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. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and pool loungers. Other amenities include 3 restaurants and free WiFi in public areas. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Soldiers Point hotel include Gir-um-bit National Park and Bushy Island Nature Reserve.

Bannisters Port Stephens ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
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

Everyone (15) Couples (6) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Loved the location. Access to dining options was good.

Posted by , from Sydney on 21 Jun. 2020

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4 out of 5
Great location and well presented accommodation. Staff are swell!

Posted by , from Central Coast on 8 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2020

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2 out of 5
We were not able to stay overnight at Bannisters due to a health problem that was carried over from a minor operations on the Mon 02thNov'19 could you please advise us of carry our reservation to another date or how if possible to retain our money we have already paid

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
Amazing views from the terrace and pool area, great service and staff

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2019

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3 out of 5
Check in was disorganised. Polite staff but seemed to be confused...forgot to tell us where our room was and how to get there. Room was lovely and clean but lacked small things like a toaster. Mini bar only had $70 bottle of white wine....no red... Also went to breakfast and were told they would come and take our order for hot food....no one came. Ended up with cereal n toast. Very disappointing

Posted by on 19 Nov. 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice comfortable bed and a big room. A bit pretentious overall. The waiter in the restaurant was a bit rude to us as we did not belong to the up market demographic type that he seemed so sycophantic with on other tables.....

Posted by on 24 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
The room was lovely - staff very friendly and accommodating, the pool and restaurant great! the food at Rick Steins was average, the food at the Terrace bar was much better!

Posted by , from Darlinghurst on 8 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
The area was nice and quiet, easy access to all areas.

Posted by on 3 Oct. 2019

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Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Bannisters Port Stephens. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Soldiers Point hotel is smoke free.

  • 78 guestrooms or units
  • 3 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

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

Room Amenities

Bannisters Port Stephens offers 78 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet 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 select days.

The Tavern - This family restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 may be 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 cribs/infant beds. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

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
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  • Bannisters Port Stephens Hotel Soldiers Point

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
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