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4.3 out of 5

"Such a beautiful location. The room was lovely and spacious. I particularly liked the cushions for the chairs on the balcony. All the staff we met wer ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 22 Jan 2023

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Hotel Description

At Bannisters Port Stephens you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Salamander Bay and Soldiers Point Beach. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, balconies, and Smart TVs.

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 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

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

Classic Double Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$263* Per night/room 22 Feb. - 23 Feb.

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

Bannisters Port Stephens ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 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 (20) Couples (22) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Such a beautiful location. The room was lovely and spacious. I particularly liked the cushions for the chairs on the balcony. All the staff we met were extremely helpful and friendly.

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
The place was absolutely beautiful and clean. Staff service was excellent and very helpful always.

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
I like the look and feel of the place. The staff were very courteous and helpful. The restaurant is one of the best in the area.

Posted by on 20 Nov. 2022

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5 out of 5
Restaurant options. Problematic parking.

Posted by on 20 Nov. 2022

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5 out of 5
Beautiful location and quiet relaxing environment. Great food on premises

Posted by on 13 Nov. 2022

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5 out of 5
Overall Bannisters was a great place to visit. The staff were the most engaging I’ve seen in this type of environment. The surrounds felt like you were on a island holiday

Posted by on 15 Oct. 2022

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5 out of 5
All good

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2022

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5 out of 5
Wonderful stay. Lovely and modern, spacious and comfortable room. Magpies came to sing to us in the morning. Food at Rick Stein’s restaurant was delicious, simply prepared and flavourful. I had the pipis, my fave, they were plump and garlicky. Will definitely return.

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2022

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5 out of 5
Bannisters is style, the conversation on the way to our room said it all, friendly and informative. The room even at entry level was exceptional and big - that ticks boxes when you travel with suitcases - The staff at the front desk just want to please - we ate at Rick Steins and the food was just stunning - and there was a bonus moment to savour - Rick Stein was sitting two tables away - not bad for a big night out. Pete and Annie - Sorrento Vic.

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2022

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5 out of 5
The professional and very friendly staff just tops off an amazing weekend getaway. The amenities and food service was top class. Going back there again.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2022

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Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. 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 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
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 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

  • 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 7:00 AM to 10:30 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.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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 7:00 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 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 7:00 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 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. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash. 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 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

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 49.95 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
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  • Bannisters Stephens Solers Po
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You should know

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

*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.