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The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay

4-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
1 Government RoadNelson BayNSW2315Australia

4-star motel in Nelson Bay with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great pool
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From 560 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay

from $94
  • XXX
  • Family Triple Room, Multiple Beds
  • One Bedroom Apartment with Spa
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed
  • City Studio, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • xx
  • Family Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Jetted Tub
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 36 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis on site
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1975
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Little Nel Cafe - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay’s small print

Also known as

  • Nelson Resort
  • The Nelson Resort Nelson Bay, Port Stephens


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20

Breakfast costs between AUD 5 and AUD 20 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 15.0 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay


  • Heart of Nelson Bay
  • D'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay - 3 min walk
  • Heritage Light House Cottage - 9 min walk
  • Tomaree National Park - 9 min walk
  • Dutchies Beach - 11 min walk
  • Fly Point Marine Reserve - 14 min walk
  • Nelson Head Lighthouse - 30 min walk
  • Gan Gan Hill Lookout - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 32 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 177 reviews

The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay
Very Good8.0
Give us some light over the BBQ and Pool Area!
I would have rated The Nelson TOP marks if not for 1 blunder. The hotel has a swimming pool and BBQ with all the utensils and cutlery and nice tables inviting guests for a BBQ by the pool. We decided to do that and having chosen a nice table with 5 of us sitting down at 5pm to start the wine and cooking. By 5:30pm the sunset and the overall area was dark. Eventho there were 2 bulbs shining onto the BBQ stove, we had to move table to nearer the BBQ stove as there were no other lightings. A family came and starting swimming and had 2 kids with them. The pool was dark and the family was trying to use torch light. I went to the reception to see if the florescent light above the 2 bulbs can be switch on to avoid the kids swimming dangerously in the dark but the reception informed that all other lightings have since been disconnected. It makes no sense to have a BBQ area and a heated pool but the area was so dark. We were eating in the dark and that spoiled our cozy BBQ dinner.
A Traveler, us2 night family trip
The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay
Very Good8.0
Great location and nice pool.
Good location in Nelson Bay right across from the wharf so a bit hectic and crowded with people. Unfortunately there was construction at the resort during our stay so it was noisy all day. But when its done, the new area will be nice for this hotel.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay
Very Good8.0
Great location, updated, and clean
Just stayed one night, but great location right by the harbor, with lots of places to eat. Also other restaurants and little shops right nearby and a big grocery, which was great for my little one! They supplied a cot for my two year old which meant less hassle for me. Friendly and fast service would recommend for the location!
Sarah, us1 night family trip
The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay
Very Good8.0
The staff was very pleasant and accommodating, food was abundant and delicious, room well appointed and comfortable. Only downside was the subpar WIFI performance which may the result of infrastructure beyond their premises.
Alan Selch, us4 night trip
The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay
Whale watching trip
Good hotel ,very clean. But it closed to the street so if you have difficulty to sleep at night cause the noise. This hotel will be not your choise.
Satit, us1 night family trip

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The Nelson Resort, Nelson Bay

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