4.6 out of 5

"Comfortable room with balcony and sea view. Very clean, lovely breakfast and poolside area was relaxing with very helpful staff. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 25 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Mollymook Beach awaits you at Bannisters by the Sea. You'll be within a 5-minute walk of Mollymook Beach and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Mollymook Golf Course. Highlights at this romantic hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 32 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers. Fridges and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches include bathrobes and free toiletries. Free newspapers, hairdryers, and phones are also available.

A relaxing visit to Bannisters Day Spa can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and body wraps along with access to the spa tub and steam room. The restaurant, Rick Stein at Bannisters, serves seafood and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bannisters Pool Bar is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Enjoy the Turkish bath/hammam and pool loungers as well as access to free bike rentals. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Mollymook Beach hotel, you'll be 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from Mollymook Golf Club and 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from Ulladulla Rotary Park.

Ocean Deluxe

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$336 per night

Courtyard Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Spa Retreat

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bannisters by the Sea ratings based on 170 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 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 by the Sea

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5
The hotel, restaurant and staff where absolutely fantastic however the bathrooms in the Ocean Deluxe rooms need a revamp. You can see they the hotel was a motel previously but other than this we loved staying there and would love to come back.

Posted by , from Sydney on 11 Aug. 2018

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4 out of 5
Comfortable room with balcony and sea view. Very clean, lovely breakfast and poolside area was relaxing with very helpful staff.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5
Location: A walk along Narrawallee beach is a must.
A relaxing time away. Massage at the spa was lovely. Just sit and listen the waves crash onto the rocks. Breakfast was excellent with a relaxed atmosphere.

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5
A beautiful romantic place! Right on the beach, beautiful views no matter where you go. Hotel staff were so lovely and the beds were extra comfy! The pool bar food and service was amazing. Would highly recommend.

Posted by , from Canberra on 30 May 2018

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5 out of 5
Excellent room and staff were very friendly and helpful

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great relaxing getaway

Pros: The Pool Bar, Rick Steins restaurant, the location.
Cons: We were happy with everything at the property.
Location: Looking over the water was a beautiful location and to go the short distance for a walk along the beach provided good exercise.
Our stay was most enjoyable. We loved relaxing at the pool bar and the pizzas were great, perfect after travelling from Victoria. The breakfasts were probably the best we have enjoyed and dinner at Rick Steins restaurant was fabulous. Beautiful food and flavours.

Posted by , from Victoria on 21 Mar. 2018

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3 out of 5

Little disappointed

We had three nights here and a little disappointed with our experience. From the moment we booked in there were noises of what sounded like furniture being pushed around and banging which continued for hours. We couldn't work out where the noises were coming from but it did improve over the next two days but was still irritating. Also as our room was above the pool area we heard loud noises ever time someone walked on the wooden boards so don't know how it would be during the summer with more people using that area. Our room was ok but needed a bit of maintenance as one if the louvres was broken and looked shabby. The shower over the spa bath wasn't great as a lot of water ended up pooling on the bath surrounds. The staff were very good and helpful. The food was good however I wouldn't rave about it. We ate at Cupitts Winery on our way home and it was fabulous and I highly recommend going there. The views, food and wine were just wonderful.

Posted by , from Sydney on 24 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great relaxing venue

Fantastic room, great service, amazing food at Stein's

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2016

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Property Features

Bannisters by the Sea offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and complimentary bicycles. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Bannisters by the Sea. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Mollymook Beach hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1974
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bannisters by the Sea offers 32 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Mollymook Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Microwaves, hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested.Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Rick Stein at Bannisters – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in seafood and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Bannisters Pool Bar – Overlooking the ocean, this bar serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests arriving from 8 PM to midnight will be checked-in by the night manager on duty. Please contact the property for further details using contact information provided in the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts


Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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

Hotel Names

  • Bannisters Motel Mollymook Beach
  • Bannisters Motel
  • Bannisters Mollymook Beach
  • Bannisters Sea Hotel Mollymook Beach
  • Bannisters Sea Hotel
  • Bannisters Sea Mollymook Beach

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.