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Room type

Deluxe Family Room

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 3 infants)

One Bedroom Apartment with Spa

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Garden View Queen

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Town View Queen

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Deluxe King Bay View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly motel with restaurant and outdoor pool

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Nelson Bay awaits you at The Nelson Resort. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find Dutchies Beach and Fly Point Marine Reserve. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi, balconies, and LCD TVs.

All 36 rooms feature satellite TV, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

The café, Little Nel Cafe, is open for breakfast and lunch. The motel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a coffee shop/café. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 8 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Nelson Bay motel, you'll be 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Gan Gan Hill Lookout and 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Nelson Head Lighthouse.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Nelson Resort features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Dining options at the motel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities include a conference center and a meeting room. This family-friendly motel also offers tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. Complimentary self parking is available on site. A total renovation of this property was completed in July 2012.

  • Free parking nearby 
  • Computer station 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 36 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Conference center 
  • Year Built 1975 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Balcony or patio 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Climate control 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 8 AM and 11 AM.

Little Nel Cafe - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 1 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

No elevators

Parking height restrictions apply


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 5 and AUD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 20
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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