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Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2012 via mobile

The sticky table and coffee table, ants in the kitchen, everthing a bit tired and dated. Love to know where everyone else got the breakfast basket! Never saw one of those. The pool was good.

3Thank Showhorse68
Reviewed 16 May 2012 via mobile

The "managers" of this "retreat" are in the wrong industry! Never mind that they made a mistake with our booking. I don't mind when people make mistakes, we all do. It's how we deal with the mistake that matters. I never saw one smile from either "manager" for our whole stay. When the business ABN did not appear on our...

6Thank choonygal
Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 12 May 2012

We also purchased the Scoopon as it is relatively close to family. We organised 3 nights mid week but didnt spend a lot of time in the resort, mainly just nights. As others have mentioned, the cabins while spacious are very dated and the colour blue throughout was very cold feeling. The cabin always smelt musty as soon as you...

1Thank clapnpam
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 May 2012

My family bought 2 vouchers (from scoopon) costing over $300 dollars for this holiday resort. I over looked the date required to book the accommodation but the actual voucher itself was still valid. I was hoping to still go (for a week) and not receive the 'special rates' advertised through scoopon. I simply wanted a credit for the $320 'colonial...

4Thank maria e
Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Like many others, purchased a Scoopon and after several conversations with an extremely rude receptionist, unable to secure a weekend booking and reading a lot of unfavourable comments, we were close to putting the scoopon purchase as a bad call and not worth the annual leave However our time at Colonial Ridge surpassed our expectations - the chalet was very...

Thank KeshiNSW_Australia
Leura, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2012

A relatively cheap place to stay in an otherwise pricey area. The accommodation is pretty basic - lots of white walls and industrial carpet. It is practical though and suited our needs. It can be a bit noisy with some cabins partying into the night. It would be so much better if they introduced some colour into the cabins, or...

2Thank Murray W
Reviewed 10 April 2012

I stayed here over the easter weekend. The only reason we picked this was it was a last minute booking and all other accommodation in the area was booked out including Nelson Bay etc. so we took a pun. The cottages are quite spacious but the decor is very dated, almost embarrasingly. They are very basic with no frills. They...

3Thank TheTravellingAnt
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2012

I recently returned from a weekend at this resort and had a great time. We were given a $169 scoupon deal for xmas and we able to get the date we wanted by upgrading to a deluxue cabin for an addtional $40 per night. Agree this place is a bit old, however the cabin was spacious and clean. The breakfast...

Thank 255060Nicole
San Gabriel, California
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Bought a scoopon voucher - $169 for a 2-night stay. Even at that price, there are better places to stay in the area at better value. Lots of little black flies in the cabin - who invited them? Freezing cold inside, but that was also the weather's fault. The bottle of bubbly given to us was probably the cheapest swill...

5Thank eIaine
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We bought a voucher and it was great value. Very clean. Excellent in fact. It is an older property, probably 80s, decor is a little dated but well enough maintained. The furniture is a little old but serviceable. Fresh paint and fully stocked facilities. Was great for a group of friends and think it would work well for families. The...

3Thank David-Sydney_Aust

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Colonial Ridge Retreat

Address: 4 Fleet St | Salamander Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens
Price Range: RM206 - RM874 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Ridge Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Colonial Ridge Retreat Port Stephens, Australia, South Pacific
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“Cabins at the front of the complex have a common parking area, other units have their own carport.”
 of 5 bubbles 166DavidL, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Large roooms, self contained. No water views. Good for larger families.”
 of 5 bubbles timekeeper28, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“Higher up the hill has a better chance of a view”
 of 5 bubbles ActRegular_traveller, 18 Oct 2014 | Read review
“As a suggestion, you can request a cabin with fewer steps, a walk-in shower and a firmer bed to suit. Bring a dongle to ensure internet connection”
 of 5 bubbles 391deberam, 24 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't take any brochures in there office as they are really old and not valid anymore.”
 of 5 bubbles donnabR1308EG, 19 Sep 2014 | Read review
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