4.2 out of 5

"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Was perfect for what we were there for. Highly recommend. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 04 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Anna Bay awaits you at The Retreat Port Stephens. You'll be within a 10-minute walk of Worimi Conservation Lands and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Tomaree National Park. Highlights at this beachfront condo resort include free self parking, a conference centre and in-room kitchens.

Each condo is individually decorated and features a flat-screen TV with digital channels, along with free WiFi, a furnished balcony and a living room. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a fridge, a microwave and a hob. A dining area, a DVD player and free bottled water are also available.

Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the on-site seasonal outdoor swimming pool, kids' swimming pool and pool loungers. 1291 square feet (120 square metres) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a business centre and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free extended parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Anna Bay condo resort, you'll be 11.1 km (6.9 mi) from Dutchies Beach.


Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max


Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Economy House, 6 Bedrooms

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 14 Max

Comfort House, 3 Bedrooms, Garden Area

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 10 Max


Bed Count 11 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 15 Max

The Retreat Port Stephens ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Retreat Port Stephens

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Great location near the sandhills which are great to explore and the low tech entertainment available mean't it was easy to keep kids away from thinking about screens

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jan. 2019 by Michelle

We are so pleased that your family had a lovely stay and yes low tech to let the kids get back to nature and basics is perfect. Hope to see you all again in the future

5 out of 5

Beautiful quiet location

Pros: The beautiful surroundings. Was stress free
Location: Close to where we had to be
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Was perfect for what we were there for. Highly recommend.

Posted by , from Central NSW on 4 Feb. 2018

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4 out of 5

Close to Birubi Beach

Close to Birubi Beach and everything Port Stephens has to offer. Clean & beds are comfortable. The staff are exceptional!

Posted by on 4 Feb. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice cabins near the sand dunes

Pros: Loved the fact it is pet friendly, place was full in school holiday time but quiet and away from road noise.
Location: Short drive to shops and Nelson Bay and other attractions.
Only stayed 2 nights but the cabin was clean, warm and comfortable. Staff friendly and very helpful. Sand dunes at back door and enjoyed a beautiful sunrise atop a dune overlooking the ocean, whales passing by on their migration north.

Posted by , from Sydney NSW on 17 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location, lovely bush setting,

Pros: Well equipped cabins, lovely bush setting, lots of bird life, possums etc friendly staff
Cons: Room could have been a bit cleaner
Convenient location, many beaches close by to choose from, shops and pubs short drive away. Not too crowded, privacy in cabins. Great pool. Lovely games room. Excellent BBQ areas. Cabins equipped with everything you could possibly need. Well behaved dogs welcome ( which is great if you like dogs, not so great if you don't).

Posted by , from maitland on 13 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Really provided a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the soccer in Newcastle
Cons: Some cobwebs about the place.
Location: Tranquil, Not close to anywhere=OK
Facilities: Modern, Above average; Value: Bargain; Service: Go the extra mile, Outstanding; Cleanliness: Beautiful; Tremendously friendly and helpful staff

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 22 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: The room that we had was amazing, lost of room and a great place to stay
Cons: It was really close to anywhere
Fun park opposite was lots of fun

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 13 Aug. 2014

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3 out of 5
Cons: Tv reception didn't work and was cold.
Location: Accessible
Facilities: Tired, Old; Service: Amateur; Cleanliness: Tidy; Not enough seating for a family of 4

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 29 Jul. 2014

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 25 Feb. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Onsite facilities including the pool, BBQs, games room and easy access to the sand dunes
Cons: The cabin slept 6 but the rate was only for 2 people so what at first glance was a good deal, ended up a lot more expensive
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Modern; Value: Average price; Service: Courteous; Cleanliness: Pleasant; Great spot in a quiet location. You had to drive everywhere unfortunately but for some peace and quiet and a clean friendly place, you can't go past

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 28 Jan. 2014

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About the The Retreat Port Stephens

Location 4302 Nelson Bay Rd, Anna Bay, NSW 2316

Property Features

The Retreat Port Stephens offers its guests a seasonal outdoor pool and a kid's pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. A business centre, a limo/town car service, and a meeting room are available. Event space at this condo resort measures 1291 square feet (120 square metres) and includes conference centres. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and an arcade/games room are also featured at the family-friendly The Retreat Port Stephens. The condo resort can provide a complimentary food/drink shopping service and wedding services. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Anna Bay condo resort is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 10 buildings
  • 1291 sq ft of conference space
  • 120 sq. m of conference space
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Food/drink service (free)
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Children's pool
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (24.7 km / 15.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

The Retreat Port Stephens offers 10 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features DVD players and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to furnished balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 3.5-star condo resort has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer. This Anna Bay condo resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include a ceiling fan and blackout curtains.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


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 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 35 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 8.0 per day.


  • Pets: AUD 8 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 33 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No lifts


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: AUD 15 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: AUD 8 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 8.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 35 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Retreat Port Stephens Condo Anna Bay
  • Retreat Port Stephens Condo
  • Retreat Port Stephens Anna Bay
  • Retreat Port Stephens

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.