US$97 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 6 Jul 2015 Check-out 8 Jul 2015

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

4 stars
View map of Shoal Bay Road, Port Stephens, NS 2295

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
12 reviews
Good hotel in quiet location

Great hotel with clean rooms and in a lovely picturesque quiet location. It's across the road from... See full review

  • joeybird
  • 23 Dec 2014
Good mid week get away

Great being close to the beach, pool good and loved the indoor lap pool and spas. Staff helpful.... See full review

  • FuzzyBear
  • 28 Nov 2014
Holidaymakers looking to escape the bustle of city life find an ideal retreat at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay. This Port Stephens beachfront resort offers chic comfortable accommodations and plenty of recreational activities. While on vacation, tourists can frolic on the pristine white sands of Shoal Bay Beach and go swimming, kayaking, surfing, snorkelling and jet skiing on the waters of Port Stephens. Guests can also tee off at Nelson Bay Golf Club and Hawks Nest Golf Club.
General

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay boasts of three swimming pools, convention centre, resort shop, Kids Camp and parking. After an activity-filled day, patrons can rejuvenate at Aqua Spa, which features a lap pool, spa pools, treatment and therapy rooms and cardio fitness centre.



Location

Ramada Resort is ideally situated in the heart of Shoal Bay, just a few steps from the beach. In addition to visiting Nelson Head Lighthouse Reserve, vacationers can enjoy fishing, whale watching and hiking at Tomaree National Park.



  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The hotel requires a $100 security deposit upon check-in in the form of a pre-authorisation or cash deposit.
Dining

Diners at Ramada Shoal Bay indulge and savour the range of sumptuous local specialties, international favourites and refreshing drinks served at the four on-site restaurants and bars.
Rooms

The 190 stylish rooms and apartments are furnished with air conditioning, cable/satellite TV and kitchenette/kitchen facilities. Some units have balcony, iPod dock, DVD player and lounge area.

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay Rooms

Zenith Studio - Upstairs Access with No View
***Located in a residential area*** Studio style with king bed & 2 single beds OR 1 Bd Apartment style with king bed & sofa bed. Open plan lounge/dining area, kitchenette, bar fridge, microwave, tea & coffee making facilities. Rooms are stair access & located in a residential area. No view.
Poolview Studio
Studio style room with 1 king bed and 1 single bed (King bed can be split into 2 single beds). Open plan with dining area and kitchenette facilities including bar fridge, microwave, tea & coffee making facilities and toaster. Separate bathroom with shower over bath. Ideally located overlook resort lagoon style swimming pool.
1-Bedroom Standard Apartment
1-Bdrm apartment with Queen or King bed (King can be split into 2 single beds). Open plan with lounge, dining area and kitchenette facilities including bar fridge, microwave, tea & coffee making facilities and toaster. Conveniently located in Whitesands building close to resort facilities. No views. Shared laundry facilities.
1-Bedroom Sideview Apartment
1- Bdrm apartment with Queen or King bed (King can be split into 2 single beds). Open plan with lounge, dining area and full kitchen facilities and tea & coffee making facilities. Balcony capturing side water views across Shoal Bay. Conveniently located in either Whitesands or Barrington buildings close to resort facilities.
1-Bedroom Waterview Apartment
1-Bedroom luxuriously furnished apartment with Queen bed. Open plan lounge, dining area with full kitchen facilities, mini bar basket, and tea & coffee making facilities. Leather furnishings, plasma screen TV and DVD player. Side or front facing bay views across Shoal Bay. Conveniently located in Heritage building close to resort facilities. No sofa-bed. Shared laundry facilities.
2-Bedroom Standard Apartment
2-Bdrm apartment with Queen bed plus en-suite bathroom in one bedroom and 2 single beds in second bedroom. Separate 2nd bathroom with walk-in shower. Open plan with lounge, dining area and full kitchen facilities and tea & coffee making facilities. Conveniently located in either Whitesands or Barrington buildings close to resort facilities. Balcony. No views. Shared laundry facilities.
3-Bedroom Standard Apartment
3-Bdrm apartment with Queen bed plus en-suite bathroom in one bedroom and King beds in other bedrooms (Kings can be split into 2 single beds). Separate 2nd bathroom with walk-in shower. Open plan lounge, dining area with full kitchen facilities and tea & coffee making facilities. Conveniently located in Barrington building close to resort facilities. Balcony. No views. Shared laundry facilities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Spa
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

-32.7206 152.1742
Area served
Port Stephens.
Nearby airports
Port Stephens Airport(PTE)
Area description
Ramada Resort Shoal Bay is situated overlooking the pristine while sandy beaches of shoal Bay to Port Stephens volcanic Tomaree headland.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.2

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Andrea T.
Business
Croydon
23 Jan 2015

Good for relax

The location was perfect. The studio room was too dark and the daily cleaning services was poor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
joeybird
Business
Sydney Australia
23 Dec 2014

Good hotel in quiet location

Great hotel with clean rooms and in a lovely picturesque quiet location. It's across the road from a beach and access to lovely walking tracks. There are also a few shops next to the hotel, which makes it easy to get groceries or takeaway. A couple of good restaurants also. The staff were also very helpful in accommodating our requests. Would happily stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great affordable meals at the nearby Game fish club.

Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JohnnyJ
Business
Sydney
1 Dec 2014

Avoid This One

From the moment we arrived there were problems. If I had not prepaid I would have left. Told to park in assigned space only to find someone else was parked in that spot, returned to reception then was told park anywhere. Apartment lacked furniture, no cloths or cleaning materials, Bed had a huge stain on it. Workmen started repairs on the unit next door at 7:30am and to top it off they turned of the hot water to the floor without informing us, told we could shower in the spa near reception. Not happy Jane

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FuzzyBear
Business
Central Coast NSW
28 Nov 2014

Good mid week get away

Great being close to the beach, pool good and loved the indoor lap pool and spas. Staff helpful. We'll come back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Bub's sea food for lunch

Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chickles73
Business
Sydney, Australia
24 Dec 2013

Loved it!

Helpful staff, lovely accommodation, great facilities, perfect location. Couldn't ask for more. Loved it so much that we're booking 3 nights for my boyfriends' parents and we will certainly be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Memories
Business
Sydney NSW
4 Nov 2013

Excellent getaway

Very enjoyable short 4 night stay. Variety of food in the restaurants good. The Aqua Spa was excellent had a facial treatment which was one of the best I have every enjoyed, a little more expensive but worth the extra cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Phillipj80
Business
Terrigal
9 Jan 2013

Poor Sevice

I booked a stay at the Shoal Bay Spa & Resort on the 24th December and the 25th December 2012 First night I stayed was fine, the next day my family and I paid for a Gourmet Lunch Buffet in the amount of $175.00 and once we started to eat the meal we realized how disgusting it was. Firstly, Poultry Meat was mixed in with Dairy Meet, the seafood was not covered and dried up, after a few minutes we could not stomach the food and left, I approached a lady at reception were I told her about the issue and was offered no compensation and that I would have to Speak with the Duty Manager, I did this on the day and Spoke with a Gentleman name Dean (DUTY MANGER) he also said he could not help me with this and that I had to take this up with the General Manager (ROD HEARN) Also that morning, we left our sign outside our room requesting our towels be change.. Upon returning to our room about 1:30pm the towels had not be changed.. I contacted Natalie at reception requesting this be done ASAP, my family left the resort for a couple of hours thinking that it would of been done before our return, this was not the case.. About 5 mins after our return two young ladies entered the room to change the towels, this was inconvenient to us as we had just come from swimming in the pool... Later that day the power went down in our building, this was a great inconvenience as their was no air-conditioning, no lights or anything... The hotel did not call us to inform us of any problems, I went down 6 flights of stairs to ask reception and they told me it was an Energy Australia issue. I spoke with a lady on the phone in reception and told her that this was a real inconvenience to us and she didn't offer any compensation and that they have had this issue before in the complex.. Knowing this problem, they should of offered some kind of compensation. My family and I could not Stay on CHRISTMAS DAY and had to leave.. No refund at all.. Disgusting service!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
16 May 2011

quite comfortable, pleasant room.

quite comfortable, pleasant room. Foxtel or inhouse movies would have been great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tracy
Business
Not Provided
5 Oct 2010

HAd a great time, if a bit cheaper

HAd a great time, if a bit cheaper would of stayed longer!!! Was a little disapointed that the cafe closed so early, would have been nice forit &t he bar to stay open longer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
27 Sep 2010

beautiful place , very good se

beautiful place , very good service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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