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The Nelson Resort

Location: 1-3 Government Road, Nelson Bay
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Best location in the Bay!! This winter stay at the home of whale watching, The Nelson Resort. Right accross from the marina we offer the Bay's top whale deals staying in beautiful newly renovated Standard, Deluxe Bayview, family or Spa Accommodation. Upgraded in 2015 to NRMA 4 star rating, we are located in the centre of Nelson Bay CBD- 100m from d Albora Marina and Nelson Bay beach. Fully heated 12m pool, steam room, barbeque and off street parking.

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Standard, Deluxe Bayview, Family and Spa rooms,some with private balconies and filtered views towards d'Albora Marina.

All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with LCD TV, FOXTEL, direct dial telephones, clock radio, bar fridge, kettle and toaster. King sized beds, cooking facilities and corner spas available on request.

Enjoy a cappucino or sizzling bacon and eggs in our brand new cafe. Sit indoors or outdoors on our new deck overlooking the park and marina.

Have a refreshing swim in the heated 12m pool and enjoy Breakfast or Lunch in our Cafe. Off street parking is provided.

The Nelson Resort (formerly the Nelson Lodge) welcomes coach and group bookings and can tailor a package to suit your needs. Small conferences also welcome.

Room service available from Red Bellies at the Seabreeze Hotel. Internet access is available with the purchase of a pre paid internet card, or there is an internet cafe in the Cascade Walk Arcade.


  • Additional Features for people with disabilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Carpark
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cot Available
  • DVD Player
  • Gymnasium
  • Internet Access
  • Licenced
  • Meals Available
  • Non-Smoking Indoors
  • Private Fridge
  • Restaurant Licenced
  • Shop / Kiosk
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Toaster
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast optional
  • Clock Radio
  • Cooked Breakfast Optional extra
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Foxtel
  • Highchair Available
  • Iron/ Ironing Board
  • Linen Provided
  • Mini Clothes Line
  • Patio
  • Private Phone
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • Barbeque
  • Cafe/ Coffee Shop
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Groups Welcome
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • No Pets
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Television
  • Self contained
  • Swimming Pool - Heated
  • Tennis Court
Rooms & Policies


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Winter Whale of a Deal

Nelson Resorts Whale of a Deal. Our $199 Package is the Bays best deal, whale watchers can stay overnight any day of the week in a newly renovated Bayview King Deluxe room, and enjoy a whale-watching cruise with Imagine Cruises for two people (normally $132) plus a complimentary, post-cruise drink at Mavericks On the Bay, Nelson Bay. This top-value package is available for $199 for two people, twin-share. Valid weekends or midweek pending availability. $50 surcharge on Saturday. Valid until September 22nd 2016.

Room Configuration: Studio
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

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1 Bedroom Spa Apartment

Bedding Configuration - 1x King, 1 x sofabed. Maximum occupancy of 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.
Rate quoted is for 2 people on a twin share basis.
Any extra person is $20 per head, per night. Cots are available on request at a rate of $15 per night. Room service is available for dinner from the Seabreeze Hotel.

Room Configuration: Open Plan
Max # of Persons: 4

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Bayview King Deluxe

Brand new fully renovated room. New pillow top king size bed, Samsung LCD TV, free Foxtel, wired internet and free Wi-Fi, iPod/iPhone dock, designer bathroom with luxury amenities plus a huge armchair to relax in and enjoy the views. Private balcony with views across to the marina and water. Cot hire available for $15 per night

Room Configuration: Open Plan
Max # of Persons: 2

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Deluxe Family Room

Bedding configuration - 2 x queen beds and a single sofa bed. Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 3 children or 3 adults
2 children. Children under 5 stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Cots available for $15 per night.
Our rates are on a twin share basis, any additional person would be $20 per night, per head.
Cots available for hire at $15 per night.
Room service is available dinner from Red Bellies Bistro.
Cot Surcharge - $20.

Room Configuration: Open Plan
Max # of Persons: 5

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Queen Deluxe

Brand new fully renovated room. New queen size pillow top bed, sofa bed, Samsung LCD TV, free Foxtel, wired internet and free Wi-Fi, iPod/iPhone dock, designer bathroom with luxury amenities. Private balcony with filtered views across to the marina and bay. Children under 5 stay free of charge in existing bedding. Cot hire available at $15 per night.

Room Configuration: Open Plan
Max # of Persons: 3

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Queen Standard

Bedding Configuration - 1 x Queen bed
Maximum occupancy 2 people sharing bed.
Cots available on request at $15 per night.

Room Configuration: Open Plan
Max # of Persons: 2

Arrival Time: 13:00
Departure Time: 10:00
Hours: 8.00am – 9.00pm daily.

Cancellation Policy

As per Port Stephens Visitors Centre


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Ranking

Ranked #2 of 16 hotels in Nelson Bay

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews

"Great value"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 3 days ago

"The Nelson is a refurbished motel that is great value. It has a heated pool, one of the best cafes in Nelson Bay attached and is right near the town centre and marina. The location means you can walk..." more »

Tim S, Sydney, Australia

"Cleaning service was barely there on 2nd day! "

3/5 Average Reviewed 6 days ago

"On the first day the resort was relatively comfortable when we first entered the room. The latch wasn't working properly and so we couldn't use it. On the second day I was expecting the room to be..." more »

Skybluexx, Singapore, Singapore

"Beautiful piece of paradise"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 8 days ago

"My husband and I have stayed here numerous times and have always found this resort to be perfect. The rooms we have stayed in have had partial or full view of the bay which is breathtakingly..." more »

Sandra495, Newcastle, Australia

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