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Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a room and knew we would get one without views. The room we actually got was very spacious and had a wonderful, big, not too soft, not too hatd bed which was fabolous. We slept very well and can highly recommend the hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. You can hire bikes for free which is really helpful... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just stayed the weekend at Ramada. Payed $340 for 2 nights. Location is fantastic as it the view from the front rooms. Staff were very nice. Bed was great and the bathroom and bedroom were clean (couch had crumbs on it and a food wrapper down the cushions). other than that the room was so bland and greatly in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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115 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed as Wyndham members and had a one bedroom (grand) apartment in the Heritage building. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The resort is well located with local shops and restaurants close by. The room was spacious and well appointed with an amazing water view. Unfortunately the lack of fly screen meant we were unable to leave the sliding door... More 

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Ramada S, General Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our... More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 7 days. We paid $214 per night, the room was not cleaned or towels removed or rubbish for that whole period. We were told you had to stay for 8 nights or more to get the room cleaned. We had to make our own beds, take down our own rubbish and clean the toilet and the... More 

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5 Thank Robert H
Ramada S, General Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Mr Hutton, Please accept my most sincere apologies for our shortcomings on this occasion. We really appreciate your comments regarding the 2 night stay you recently had with us. I will review your feedback with my team and carefully consider what we can do differently to improve our guests experience. Currently our website doesn’t advertise that we offer daily... More 

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Paris
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89 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed as a group of friends in a three Br apt for 3 nights. The cleanliness of the apt has definitely deteriorated since we stayed a couple of years ago. The bedroom was very dusty, esp bed head. Crumbs and drink spills on coffee table. A cupboard in the kitchen had food in it( incl an opened box of... More 

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Thank jennifer G
Ramada S, General Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We really appreciate your feedback as we seek it out to ensure we are able to listen and learn from our guests in order to keep improving. I have addressed your comments with the resort housekeeping team which will help us improve. We have a lot of work to do in housekeeping with a new leader of... More 

Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've noted this as very good because it is better than average but has a way to go before getting to another level. The staff are friendly and pleasant. We stayed in a 1 bedroom beachfront room in the Heritage section which appears to have been updated yet still had older furniture. In general this was not an issue however... More 

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Thank djbjt
Ramada S, General Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ramada Staff were faboulas and very helpfully. The Wyndham room was a one bedroom Grand. The bathroom was excellent but the room was a bit smaller than I was expecting but all in all the design of the room was okay. I would recommend this resort

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Thank Kay C
Ramada S, General Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked four nights there in a sea view one bedroom apartment and it was just fantastic. We found it so relaxing, as if we had booked a longer holiday. The rooms were clean and so well equipped and the view was just beautiful. We highly recommend the cafe below the Resort called Sandyfoot Cafe, excellent food and great coffee... More 

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Thank Liz20092012
Ramada S, General Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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513 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The room was quite spacious. We thought it could have used a proper freezer and the refrigerator had not been defrosted for quite a while. However we enjoyed five nights here and the staff were helpful. The facilities were well looked after though the back gate to the bottle shop next door did not lock.

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Ramada S, General Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed 5 nights in a 2 bedroom Oceanview room in the Breakwater building. Clean room and great veiw. Only negative was that you have to turn the exhaust fan on when using the toaster to avoid setting off the fire alarm. Pools were great but wish the weather was better when we stayed.

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Thank Christine H
Ramada S, General Manager at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ramada Shoal bay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa is the ultimate beachfront Resort perfect for romantic escapes, family holidays, pamper weekends, beach getaways, weddings, special events and meetings and business. Shoal Bay lays by the entrance to Port Stephens, overlooking the white sands and the magnificent volcanic Tomaree headlands. Boasting crystal clear waterways and extensive National Park with unspoiled bushland, Shoal Bay is certainly one of New South Wales most stunning destinations. Just 2.5 hr drive north of Sydney and 30mins from Newcastle, this award winning Resort offers a diverse range of accommodation styles and options to suit a variety of budgets and can accommodate up to 700 guests. Accommodation ranges from Standard Studios through to Waterview, Beachfront and Bayview rooms with a choice of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments located across 7 accommodation buildings. The Resort features 4 restaurants including the award winning Catch at Shoal Bay, 5 bars, the iconic Country Club Hotel, Occie’s Kids Club (operating throughout NSW School Holidays periods), Shoal Bay Resort Store, Whitesands Conference Centre, an outdoor heated Resort pool with children’s wading area and complimentary secure undercover parking. Relax at the Aqua Spa wellbeing sanctuary for adults (min 16 yrs+) offering a true Thalassotherapy experience for guests through the 3 mineral spa pools and 25m heated lap pool. Take yourself on a journey to revive your mind, body and soul, indulge in a range of menu treatments that enhance the total well being and surrender to the experience of products that will relax, de-stress and energise you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Address: 35-45 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia (Formerly Shoal Bay Resort & Spa)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Shoal Bay
Price Range: €105 - €178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ramada Resort Shoal Bay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 183
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“We had room 511 and it was terrible - Sorry I do not recommend this hotel at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Seanna1959, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you have a clear picture of the room location as there are several wings.The one facing the beach is very old”
 of 5 bubbles Rowemisters, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want to sleep and want a dirty room and a hot room, stay here, if not, go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles 579RobertH, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Heritage rooms best on the beachfront. L2 rooms more sun on balcony but no good in rain. Room H213 near pub, Music playing on weekends”
 of 5 bubbles djbjt, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Invest in a sea view room, well worth it.”
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 of 5 bubbles Liz20092012, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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