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4.2 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 thinki ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 20 Jan 2019

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Anna Bay awaits you at The Retreat Port Stephens. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find Worimi Conservation Lands and Stockton Beach. Highlights at this beachfront condo resort include free self parking, a conference center, 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 refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. A dining area, a DVD player, and free bottled water are also available.

Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite seasonal outdoor swimming pool, kids' swimming pool, and pool loungers. 1291 square feet (120 square meters) of event facilities include a meeting room, and other business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free extended parking.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Anna Bay condo resort include Worimi National Park and Tilligerry Nature Reserve.

Bungalow

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Cabin

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

Duplex

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 children's pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service are available. Event space at this condominium resort measures 1291 square feet (120 square meters) and includes a conference center. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the family-friendly The Retreat Port Stephens. The condominium resort can provide a complimentary grocery shopping service and wedding services. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Anna Bay condominium 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 center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Grocery service (free)
  • Wedding services available
  • Game 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
  • Number of living rooms1
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

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

Transport

  • 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 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished balconies. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Accommodations at this 3.5-star condominium resort have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. This Anna Bay condominium resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains.

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

Food & Drink

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 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 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:00 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 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.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: AUD 8 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 33 lbs)
  • 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

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

  • Staffed front desk
  • No lifts
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2

Fees

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

  • Port Stephens Retreat
  • Retreat Port Stephens
  • Retreat Port Stephens Anna Bay
  • Retreat Port Stephens Condo
  • Retreat Port Stephens Condo Anna Bay
  • The Retreat Port Stephens Anna Bay, Australia
  • The Retreat Port Stephens Anna Bay
  • The Retreat Port Stephens Anna
  • The Retreat Port Stephens Anna Bay
  • The Retreat Port Stephens Condominium resort
  • The Retreat Port Stephens Condominium resort Anna Bay

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.
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*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.