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Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Never been Glamping before, so not really sure what to expect. On arrival the smile on my Wife's face said it all. The tents are amazing, warm and roomy. A king size bed, large LCD TV, and electric fire are all in the main area. A seperate bathroom has a shower which is state of the art with LCD lighting...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Excited by our first glamping experience, the tents are lovely & very comfy with king bed, fireplace (very warm in winter) bathroom, fridge, coffee making ( no cooking appliances but BBQ area in park & yes wine glasses are supplied) nice deck & nice sunset views over the lake although tent 1 is facing marina and street so a little...

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3Thank Toni M
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Just what we expected after seeing this on the Sydney weekender. View of the water-fire to keep us warm as it is winter.Breakfast in the fridge ready to pop on the bbq.Nice outside area to sit in. Took a whale watching cruise from Nelson Bay and saw a Koala at Tillgerry Nature Reserve.

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1Thank Kay G
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in the 'glamping' tents for three nights and it was fantastic. The tents were beyond all expectations, we were not expecting a fireplace, huge king double bed and enclosed shower made it very comfortable. The view in the afternoon overlooking the bay is amazing. Make sure you go down to The Marina for dinner the...

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3Thank Josh D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Stayed here the night before the Port Stephens Triathlon. It was ideal for what we wanted. We were a little surprised that everything was shut when we arrived (the place is owned by the council and runs to council timings) but the emergency phone was answered on the second call and our keys had been left for us. The house...

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Thank cfmonk
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We were given a fantastic cabin for our stay and loved it. It was clean and well maintained. Loved being able to sit out on the porch and listen to the birds. Close to the Marina for a sunset walk. The Restaurant there is also very good.

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Thank Margaret W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We have just come back from 2 nights at Thou Walla staying in their new Glamping accommodation. The tents are fantastic and very well equipped. Sitting on the balcony on the day bed watching the sunset over the bay with a glass of champagne and the sound of the birds in the trees made it a really memorable weekend away.

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1Thank JulieGornall
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We got a nice cabin with tree obstructed views of water. It was basic, but had all that we needed. The place was very quiet and it appears they are either constructing or removing glam tents, and it looked a bit confused on what it wants to be. Luxury or basic, family or couples.

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1Thank SydneyNancy13
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

The customer service manager Vicki was very helpful. Starting from helping with room cleaning to recommendations for activities around the area to just being available for all any travelling needs throughout our stay made us feel very welcomed and well looked after. Amazing service, great spot and nice spacious spa villas with water views, would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Thank Fahim M
Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Thou Walla. The cabin we were in had everything you needed. It was all clean and modern. The location is right at the end of Soldiers Point on the water. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place. While the no children rule might be controversial for some, I think it works well and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique couples retreat located on the point at Soldiers Point. A mixture of accommodation including: furnished under canvas tents, water view villas (with spa or sunset views) and a range of cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thou Walla Sunset Retreat

Address: 2 Ridgeway Ave | London, Soldiers Point, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Soldiers Point
Price Range: RM520 - RM842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thou Walla Sunset Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Try and get tents 4 to 10 they have a good sunset view”
 of 5 bubbles Dodger52, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Glamping tents, amazing facilities, and amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles alisterwburn, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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