Discover the best Resorts in New South Wales including Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges, Berida Hotel, Hunter Valley Resort, Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff, Shangri-La Sydney, Mantra Ettalong Beach, Mantra The Observatory Port Macquarie, Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains by MGallery, Mantra on Salt Beach Kingscliff.
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4 based on 1156 reviews
The ultimate in coastal getaways! Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges is the newest 4.5-star waterfront resort in Port Macquarie. This coastal beauty has recently emerged from an extensive refurbishment to reveal 92 stunning guest rooms and suites providing the ultimate in Port Macquarie accommodation, with a funky waterfront bar and restaurant, amazing conference & event facilities and an onsite Wedding chapel. The stylish and contemporary Hamptons design of the resort is inspired by its breathtaking bay side location. Sails Port Macquarie offers guests the chance to retreat, relax and rejuvenate with all the coastal life essentials. Soak in the summer sun with a cocktail in hand by the pool with private cabanas and a heated spa. Bring the boat and make use of our very own private jetty and waterfront pavilion while you explore Port Marina and the Hastings River right on the doorstep. Set among landscaped gardens, explore the beauty that Sails Port Macquarie has to offer.
Our stay was for two nights. But way too short but one thing. I must say the checking in at 14:00 is way too late or any hotel for that matter. Especially if you’re paying for a premium room. If your to stay for two days, it should be a total of 24 hrs. It’s the only down side to staying. Otherwise our room was amazing. Checking in was great and easy. We will be looking at returning again. But hoping for an early check in to make it worthwhile.
4 based on 986 reviews
Berida Hotel is set amongst established gardens just moments from the main street of Bowral. Featuring 42 newly refurbished, fully air-conditioned guest rooms, conference facilities, an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, guest gym, tennis court and Endota Day Spa. The in-house European Bistro and Bar, Bistro Officina, is open for dinner Wednesday to Monday, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday and Lunch Friday to Sunday. Serving the freshest local produce and an array of fine beverages in a warm and friendly atmosphere, bookings are recommended. During the week guests can enjoy a continental breakfast in the stunning guest lounge. Berida Hotel is conveniently located 1.5 hours from Sydney and a 5 minute walk from the centre of Bowral.
I've just enjoyed one pretty delightful night in a Petite Queen room (Room 15) while on my way to Burradoo for an important meeting. The Berida provided the fine level of comfort needed before a big day. The room had all the essentials: a good bed, nice decor, and a fine shower. However, the lighting is more suitable for romance than work: a three globe overhead fitting and two bedside lamps didn't provide sufficient light to work by. When you do stay, take full advantage of the restaurant, as the food is terrific. At night I had a lovely meal delivered to my room. The next morning I had the delicious buffet breakfast all to myself. However, when the docket for an order for an omelette was misplaced, I found myself waiting twenty minutes for something I expected to be delivered in five. When I did get the omelette, it was great, but I did have to eat it quickly, so that I could make check-out and my meeting. Despite these quibbles, I really like this place. I intend to return when the purpose of my trip is pleasure not business, and when both lighting and the speed of breakfast delivery is not a concern. If you're after a bit of luxury in this region, I recommend the Berida. PS: The only reason why I've rated the place just "average" for noise levels is because my room was right near that of an excited wedding party and many nearby doors were slammed during my stay, and several very loud conversations took place outside my door. It's the luck of the draw, I suppose.
4 based on 1037 reviews
Everything you are looking for in the Hunter - all at the one resort... * Onsite daily vineyard tours at 9am* Hunter Wine Theatre daily at 10am and 3pm * Hunter Farm & Adventure Centre has horse & carriage tour, Horse riding, Segway tours and Electric bike hire * 4 Pines Brewing at the Farm (12 craft beers) * The Farm - Family fun with Lama, miniature pigs, cows, ponies, ducks and many other animals * Winetasting Cellars * Hunter Valley Wine School * Fantastic food from our Barrel Bistro * Library * BBQ area *Board games * 3km walking track * Pool & tennis court * Range of wonderful rooms featuring timber cathedral ceilings * Set within our own 50 year old vineyards * Owned and operated by the Hele family * And within minutes of the resort: 3 championship golf courses including Cypress Lakes and The Vintage, The Hunter Valley Gardens, cafes, restaurants, hot air ballooning, cheese factories, a chocolate factory, antique stores, a whole shopping village, 3 pampering / massage businesses and over 140 wineries to visit! Or if you prefer, just sit back, relax and finish that book you have been promising to do...
We stayed here for two nights. Our room overlooked grassland with horses. Very peaceful and beautiful scenery amongst the vineyards. The room was very spacious with a comfortable bed and everything you would need. The restaurant on site did breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great service and delicious meals. The resort was close to most of the wineries and there was also a walking track, swimming pool and tennis court. They also had wine tasting at this resort. Their is a laundry on site as well as a library.
4.5 based on 3346 reviews
Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is ideally located on the magnificent Sydney waterfront close to the Southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia. Boutique in size, our hotel features 189 unique federation style rooms with contemporary chic furnishings. Located in the heart of the Rocks, our hotel offers the perfect accommodation for exploring Sydney or getting friends together for a special event or wedding. The Gantry Restaurant & Bar offers its guests the ultimate open air dining experience with full panoramic views of Walsh Bay. Our luxury Sydney Harbour hotel's accommodations also offer a smoke-free environment, valet parking and 24-hour security for an exceptional stay in Australia.
If you look back you will note I frequently get the pleasure of a Sydney Stay and this one was once again a post theatre spoil to couple with vivid. Background: Many moons ago Guru and I were avid Marriott fans but the product didn't quite fit the brief and as our stays dwindled our membership lapsed. Midnight beckoned last week so I decided to rekindle our relationship. Last stayed here at Pier One too many aeons ago when it first opened. Booking: Due to some health issues I decided to stay as close to the theatre as possible this time. Pier One had a competitive price so it was locked in. Check In: The walk from CQ was possibly a little more than the body was up for, but after standing behind Mr DYKWIA for some time I was checked in and sent on my way to 360, Opera House glimpses and western bridge views. Lunch in the bar I took the opportunity to recover, Room: Right about now I was a bit ?? as each time a door closed the room seemed to shake (this is the delight of being in a water based venue) and i needed a snooze. Waking a few hours later, much refreshed I hobbled around vivid by day. The room was spacious and well fitted out. Bathroom tiles need a good scrub or exit mould treatment. Mini bar was thorough but other than the milk and tea making, superfluous to needs. The Bar: We had an early booking for dinner but I decided to watch sunset from the bar Perfect spot but very crowded and noisy due to an across the pier function. No issues for me. After a great night out at The Wharf, I walked Vivid slowly for around an hour. Pier One is the perfect launch location The integration of the festival is also well done. Sleep. Hmmm... This gal wakes at 5am consistently, holidays or not. Not sure what happened but the phone buzzed at 8am and woke me. Sleep quality = memorable Breakfast: BYO Cereal, because I need the fibre. Coffee machine is excellent as were the tea options Check Out: Top marks to the staff Front of house, Asked how the show was, and generally made me feel like a valued guest. Stay again: yep, yep, yep. Just wish they had a pool so I can stay in summer. OS Visitor ranking-- hard because I don't think it is one of the best located in Sydney. Pre cruise from OPT OMG yes. Overall: if staff service is a big thing for you then this is the place to be. Iconic views, almost, Relaxed and homely, yep. Snap on the doorstep of everything, no
4 based on 4381 reviews
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa is located on absolute oceanfront only 15 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport and within easy reach of the attractions of the Gold Coast and 30 minutes from Byron Bay. The resort offers beautifully decorated Hotel Rooms and self- contained suites, ranging from one to three bedrooms, just metres from Salt Beach. All Rooms include a private balcony with outdoor furniture, air-conditioning, LCD screen colour televisions, Austar and video on demand channels, CD player, STD/ISD direct dialling, minibar, refrigerator, bathroom, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, ironing equipment. Important information: In accordance with recent Government directives in response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, Hotel facilities may experience temporary closures or changes to operating times and/or services provided. Please contact our reception for further details. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.
There was no bathtub in the very basic room for $300 per night and the room key was faulty. The TV didn’t work so not the best value for money. The location is good and the lagoon pool is lovely.. just think it’s a little over priced and not sure why.
4.5 based on 8179 reviews
Shangri-La Sydney enjoys the most coveted position on Sydney Harbour. The unparalleled views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House enhance the glamour of this destination hotel. Nestled in the historic Rocks District, the contemporary hotel features 564 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, reflecting the vibrant hues of the harbour beyond. Horizon Club on level 30 is Australia’s most sophisticated guest lounge. The finely-decorated space boasts soaring, 13 metre-high windows spanning four floors, and offers 270 degree views. Altitude restaurant takes dining to new heights. Nowhere else in Sydney will you find an award-winning culinary experience with such extraordinary, all-encompassing views of Sydney Harbour’s glittering jewels. Blu Bar on 36 serves creative cocktails by talented bartenders presiding over a sleek space brimming with Sydneysiders and visitors alike, as the city glistens below. Chi, The Spa is the perfect destination for those seeking a tranquil, urban oasis, drawing inspiration from ancient Asian healing and wellness philosophies to create a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Let the breathtaking beauty of Sydney envelop you in its magic at Shangri-La Sydney.
As a diamond circle member, I have been to lot of shangri la properties around the world, this the worst and most shocking experience I have ever had, shame on Shangri la. I booked altitude restaurant for a business lunch from 2pm to 3:30, it is confirmed and guaranteed by my credit card. Me and my business partner were on our way to the hotel，the restaurant called me at 1:13pm saying they will cancel my booking, they can’t do 2pm. because their kitchen will close at 1:30. I asked how could this happen, my booking was confirmed 2 days ago and the website offers 2 to 3:30 time slot. They said they have no idea why that time slot is on the website, but kitchen is closed at 1:30 and restaurant must be empty by 2pm for high tea, I can’t come. I was left in shock for this last minute cancellation. My business meeting is ruined and my business partner has been driving 40 mins from other side of Sydney. I tried to explain this situation to them, asking if I can place order by phone before kitchen close, but rejected because they need restaurant empty by 2pm. Unless I want to have high tea instead of lunch. I asked the staff on the phone that The booking policy says there is a no show fee for cancellation less than 48 hours. How is this fair a customer will be charged for cancellation and it is alright for the hotel to cancel a booking at last minute? Why wouldn’t the hotel call me in the morning, or 12pm when restaurant open so I have time for to make adjustment. We left with nowhere to go and requested a dining voucher for the inconvenience caused, the phone staff said she totally understand and will make the request to the manager and put me on hold. Later she responded the manager refuse to make any compensation other than NOT CHARGING CANCELLATION FEE. She said she totally feel for us, she tried to explain to the manager but it is out of her hand. the only thing she could do is to transfer My call to the manager and have me discuss with her. I was transferred to the rudest and most unprofessional female manager of any shangri la hotel I have ever encountered. Her title is reservation manager. She insist that 2-3:30 pm is a website issue, not the fault of a restaurant. I said the 2-3:30 booking option was alway available on this restaurant, why want this fixed. “ because we never had anyone booked at 2, so it is not discovered”. I asked why I am getting cancelled at last minute. Why not call me earlier so I have time to find other place? “ because we didn’t notice your booking until then, and I am sure you can find other nice places in city” I asked what’s compensation for the inconvenience caused. Then is the most shocking response I have ever heard from a hotel manager “I will not charge you cancellation fee.” Excuse me? you cancel on me and not charging me is a compensation? I asked can I get some dining voucher? Me and my partner have been driving for 1 hour at this time point to get to the hotel. She said no. It is system fault, not ours, we didn’t deliberately sabotage your lunch. And since your time is so precious I suggest start to find other restaurants in city that’s still open. Shame on you shangri la to let this happen. To have this kind of manager, the problem is handled in this way is speechless. Even A high school graduate could have done much better.
4 based on 3397 reviews
Mantra Ettalong Beach offers spectacular ocean views just 90 minutes north of Sydney on the Central Coast. Combining superbly appointed beachfront accommodation with a range of facilities the resort is the perfect destination for any stay. Select a studio, one and two bedroom un-serviced spa suites, offering magnificent pool and hinterland views, and are fully furnished with kitchenettes, laundry facilities, air conditioning, WiFi (fees apply), balconies, cable TV, CD player and stereo system, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and spa baths or enjoy the outdoor pool and spa. Important information: In accordance with recent Government directives in response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, Hotel facilities may experience temporary closures or changes to operating times and/or services provided. Please contact our reception for further details. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time. Due to COVID-19, our reception hours have been reduced to 7am - 11pm. PLEASE NOTE SAME DAY BOOKINGS ARE UNABLE TO BE SECURED AFTER 10PM.
The staff were very professional and helpful with a smile. The room was very comfortable and spacious. Our stay was for a brake with friends, and the location was perfect, local eateries delicious. We had an awesome time. Thank you Mantra.
4.5 based on 2549 reviews
Mantra The Observatory offers seaside accommodation in the heart of Port Macquarie. Located directly across from the beach, this contemporary hotel boasts spectacular views over the ocean, river and hinterland, and provides close proximity to many of the areas natural attractions. Secure onsite car parking with an electric car charging station is complimentary for all guests along with free in-room wireless Internet access. Accommodation is modern and spacious with the choice of the Hotel Room, One, Two or Three Bedroom Apartment, and the Three Bedroom Penthouse. Apartments boast private balconies, air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, and large TVs. Important information: In accordance with recent Government directives in response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, Hotel facilities may experience temporary closures or changes to operating times and/or services provided. Please contact our reception for further details. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.
Good experience and staff were ver helpful great view from the 6th floor of the hotel. Would recommend that you book from the 3rd floor up as this capitalises on the view of the beach. Across the road from the Bowlo for dining.
4 based on 3259 reviews
Featuring 224 rooms, the Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains is the perfect place for a romantic escape, a get together with a group of friends, family retreat, golf enthusiast, business retreat or conference. The Fairmont Resort & Spa has awe-inspiring views over the beautiful Jamison Valley & adjoining Leura Golf Course and an extensive array of leisure facilities including five stunning dining options, indoor heated lap pool and spa, sauna, outdoor pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, amazing indoor kids playgrounds, billiards room, library and endless nature walks in World Heritage National Parks. The resort features Ubika Day Spa with 16 treatment rooms, a couples room with a private spa, Vichy shower and a Zen relaxing area.
My wife and I stayed at the Fairmont in its early days when there was Japanese ownership and were really looking forward to a return visit. However, disappointingly , there was no comparison with its glory days and our stay can only be described as “miserable”. We arrived at the Fairmont around 1.30pm on a Sunday. First problem was the unloading area at the hotel entrance which was far too small and was full, and required us to carry our luggage from a lower car park We did not expect our room to be ready and it wasn’t. We were told we were 18th in line to have our room serviced, I passed on my mobile number, and was told if I did not hear by 3pm to front up to reception. We proceeded to the Golf Club for lunch. Naturally no call was forthcoming. When we arrived back at reception, to our horror there was a queue of around 50 people extending from the reception desk to the Sublime Lounge. There were only three people on duty, another joined about 10 minutes later, and a fifth about 10 minutes after that. Absolutely not good enough! I waited in line for over 30 minutes to be checked in, an experience I have never endured in my 60 years travelling the world. After checking in there was still a very long line waiting to be served. We were dismayed to find the lovely lounge area downstairs from reception was now an extension of Jamison’s Restaurant with the only place to sit and enjoy the view of Jamison Valley, without purchasing food or drink, being upstairs near reception. The problem with this area was that you were greeted by a blast of icy cold air every time someone entered the Hotel and it was so unpleasant we did not stay long and adjourned to our room. We were on a Luxury Escapes package and our room was a superior king. It only just met my minimum room size of 25sq metres. It was a basic fit out with just a desk, lounge chair, and foot stool. There were no drawers and only a shelf in the cupboard. Clearly the resort does not cater for long stays. There were minimal bathroom products, no bath robes, and no coffee making machine. Not what you would expect from a quality resort In the past two months we have stayed at the Mirage Port Douglas, Chateau Elan in the Hunter Valley, and Kooindah Waters at Wyong, all of which would leave the Fairmont for dead and all had the inclusions missing from this Resort. I note they give themselves four stars which in our opinion is a gross exaggeration. For service, food, I would rate them as zero, and accommodation and facilities three at best. I note there are many TripAdvisor reviews echoing these sentiments. I am only sorry I did not follow my usual practice and look at the TA reviews before booking the Luxury Escapes package Breakfast the next morning was a disaster. There were no “clean” tables and about twelve waiting to be cleared. I eventually found someone setting a table and asked for one to be cleared . Unless you only wanted a continental breakfast you would be in for a disappointment. The fruit was fine. The porridge had the milk added [why?], was too runny, and luke warm. There should have been hot milk at the side to be added according to taste. The bacon, sausages, mushrooms in the bain maries were all but cold. Clearly nobody had been replacing the boiling water under the trays and the food quickly got cold. There was no facility to get a fried egg or omelette even at extra cost. The poached eggs were floating in tepid water and were also inedible. So it was fruit, cereal, toast and honey, something even the Fairmont could not get wrong as you had to do it yourself. Coffee from those dreadful push button appliances was very weak. So much so I resorted to espresso the second morning and after 5 button pushes got half a cup of black coffee. The second morning was the same experience with cold inedible food. However, there were clean tables available. As our room had not been serviced when we left the Hotel at 1245 for lunch on the Monday, I requested it be done whilst we were out. As we did not get back until around 5pm naturally the room had been done although there were no face washers and the clean towels had been thrown in the bath rather than put on the rack. We decided we would have some pre-dinner drinks and a light snack and adjourned to the Sublime Lounge where we got the last two chairs. I had to line up once again to get a drink with about 15 people ahead of me. Same thing when I went back for a second drink at which time I ordered food. When the food had not arrived after 30 minutes I went back to the queue to query when we would be getting it. Fortunately I did not have to wait until I reached the head of the queue and grabbed a passing waiter asking him if he could check . Within five minutes it arrived but was only warm. Clearly it had been in the kitchen waiting for someone to deliver it. Appalling! With this we decided we wanted no more and adjourned to our room. We could not wait to leave the Resort the next morning and head for home. Our conclusion was not only is the hotel over rated, it was grossly understaffed and most staff were not properly trained. They did not have either the facilities or staff levels to service a full hotel. Added to this, children were allowed to roam unsupervised helping themselves [with hands] to food in the buffet. This should be an absolute no-no given the current Covid issues and should be policed by the hotel. We even saw a dog heading for a room. It was not a service dog. Many of our friends were keen to know what we thought and our advice to them is “forget the Fairmont” - go elsewhere. As most had fond memories of the Resort in its early days they were very disappointed with its decline to its current status Our next holiday is on the Gold Coast in July ,where we will be on another Luxury Escapes package this time staying at Royal Pines Resort. I will put the house on the fact it will be far superior to the brief [fortunately] stay we had at the Fairmont In our view your resort is not up to Luxury Escapes standard standard, lowers the reputation of the Sofitel brand, and puts all of the Accor establishments under a cloud.
4 based on 4447 reviews
Mantra on Salt Beach offers exceptional facilities and a beautiful beachfront location just 90 minutes' drive from Brisbane, 30 minutes from Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport. Hotel Rooms, along with One and Two Bedroom Suites, each with air conditioning, private balcony, cable TV and most offering breathtaking ocean views make for a delightful coastal escape. Please note, wheelchair accessible rooms are available. Complete with two lagoon pools, rock spa, tennis courts, gym and free undercover parking. We also have 24-hour reception and a concierge. Enjoy lunch overlooking the resort's lagoon pool and Salt Beach while indulging in the delightful menu of Surge Restaurant & Bar. Using the freshest local produce the head chef creates an enticing lunch menu that will impress and satisfy everyone. For the family Surge Restaurant & Bar has you covered by creating affordable kids' meals and provides high chairs on request. Centrally located within Salt Village, Mantra on Salt Beach offers direct access to Salt Beach, not to mention a variety of restaurants and retail stores. Offering elegance and style to complement its naturally beautiful surroundings, Mantra on Salt Beach is the ultimate coastal getaway. Important information: In accordance with recent Government directives in response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, Hotel facilities may experience temporary closures or changes to operating times and/or services provided. Please contact our reception for further details. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.
Holidays with my wife were beautiful. We could have stayed there the whole week without having to leave for anything. Fabulous breakfast buffet At Season. Very comfortable and well layed out room. Loved it. Staff were very friendly. Pools were excellent for relaxing with a cool unheated lagoon complex, smaller heated pool and larger jaccuzi. Lots of choice places right on the premises. Wish we could have stayed longer. Investment opportunities around there too.
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