Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

ex. Shoal Bay Resort

35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, Australia, 2315  show map
 4 stars
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Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Babysitting

Paid babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Children's pool

Kids club

Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Overview

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay is a 6-story hotel in the center of Shoal Bay at a close proximity to Passmores College, Stockton Beach and Newcastle Local Court offering 141 non-smoking rooms.

Located in a beach area with wineries and restaurants, guests will see why Ramada Resort Shoal Bay is admired by many tourists. Ramada Resort Shoal Bay lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Shoal Bay.

The hotel offers easy access to a supermarket and shopping centers.

Williamtown airport can be reached in 35 minutes by car from Ramada Resort Shoal Bay.

Rooms

Guests of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay can make use of a personal computer, TV, a writing desk, a private balcony and wireless internet. Rooms offer a great view over the ocean. They are equipped with a stove, coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the lobby. Guests can relax in the café bar serving refreshing drinks. Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar and Catch at Shoal Bay are located within 50 meters away.

Services

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay also offers a meeting room and a business centre for business travelers.

Relax

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay organizes whale watching and dolphin watching for guests' entertainment. Horse riding, diving and snorkeling are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   141.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Souvenir shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa center
  • Spa lounge
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Water view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Separate living room
  • Separate dining area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay at the price of AUD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, Australia, 2315

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City Center
  • Shoal Bay
    700 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar
    100 ft
  • Catch at Shoal Bay (cuisine: Australian)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    141

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed
Size: 25 sq. feet
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    Standard Studio
    Size: 80 sq. feet
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      Bed type: 1 King-size bed and 1 Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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        Standard Two-Bedroom Apartment
        Size: 80 sq. feet
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          Size: 80 sq. feet
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              Deluxe One-Bedroom Beachfront Suite
              Size: 45 sq. feet
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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Ramada Resort Shoal Bay Shoal Bay location
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                Hotel Address:

                35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, Australia, 2315

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Shoal Bay
                  700 ft
                Airports
                Restaurants
                • Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar
                  100 ft
                • Catch at Shoal Bay (cuisine: Australian)
                  500 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  10 am
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • Number of rooms:
                  141

                Hotel Awards

                AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedShoal BayRamada Resort Shoal Bay

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Spa Hotels in Australia

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                What's nearby

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 400 ft

                Local attractions

                • Fly Point - 1.4 mi
                  Victoria Parade, Port Stephens
                • Playa Ventura - 2.9 mi
                  Playa Ventura, Playa Ventura
                • Toboggan Hill Park - 4.0 mi
                  Salamander Bay, Port Stephens
                • Tamboi Queen Cruises - 2.6 mi
                  Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317Australia
                • Bennetts Beach Hawks Nest - 3.2 mi
                  Booner St & Beach Rd, Hawks Nest

                Near the hotel

                • Tomaree Head - 1600 ft
                  Tomaree National Park, Port Stephens

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar - 100 ft

                    Address: 35-45 Shoal Bay Road

                    60% likes this, based on 12 reviews

                  • Mod Thai & Japanese - 1100 ft

                    Address: 3/57 Shoal Bay Road

                    70% likes this, based on 19 reviews
                    Cuisine: Thai

                  • Catch at Shoal Bay - 500 ft

                    Address: Beachfront
                    Phone: 1800 18 18 10

                    70% likes this, based on 40 reviews
                    Cuisine: Australian
                    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 50

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  10 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    6
                  • Number of rooms:
                    141

                  Hotel Awards

                  AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedShoal BayRamada Resort Shoal Bay

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in Australia

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                  Hotels nearby
                  Hawks Nest Motel
                  3 stars
                  6 km
                  Karuah Motor Inn
                  3 stars
                  22 km
                  Cities nearby

                  Ramada Resort Shoal Bay Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

                  Average guest rating

                  7.6out of 10
                  Fabulous
                  Based on 13 reviews

                  Guest reviews

                  • Family with children
                    9.6

                    our room - modern and very functional

                    Nothing

                  • Older travelers
                    7.8

                    The room was spacious and clean.

                    The bedroom not having a window was a bit stuffy and we felt closed in. Also, I was not impressed by the 3.6% American Express surcharge. There is no way that AMEX charges this in comparison to 1% by Visa and Mastercard for your type of establishment. In any case, the fees are high enough that the use of a prestige card like Amex should be included in the price.

                  • Couple
                    4.6

                    I didn't out room was out the back of a carpark , no view only to out the back of someone's carpark , I would never stay again a waste of money for $260 !!!

                    The room And value for money !!!!

                  • Family with children
                    6.6

                    The location is fabulous. easy access to beach and dining. the staff obliging when we asked for room upgrade.

                    The studio apartment was at the rear of the resort in an aged block. the view from the apartment was the back wall of the multi level car park. we consequently asked for an upgrade & paid accordingly. i would not recommend the zenith apartments.

                  • Older travelers
                    6.4

                    Nearness to beachside, hotel and reasonable restaurants. Good long weekend venue.

                    The rooms were poorly designed. There was no natural light coming into the bedroom and it felt "dungeon -like". The air conditioning did not operate in the bedroom and we were forced to sleep in the loungeroom due to the heat and stuffiness. Even the air conditioning was poor in the loungeroom as we were forced to keep it at 23 degrees which is too uncomfortable to sleep at night.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Convenient. Just needed an overnight stay to visit family in Nelson Bay and hadn't tried Shoal Bay Resort before. Apartment was ideally suited to our needs.

                    Remembering to take both access cards when you go outside. One of the two lift access cards did not work.

                  • Single
                    7.8

                    The location it's just beautiful and very relaxing

                    My fridge in my villa didn't work

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Breakfasts and Spa facility

                    Uncomfortable mattress in room W103. I have no back problems but each morning when I awoke I had severe back pain. The good news is that it was cured by your spa!

                  • Family with children
                    5.8

                    I liked the area, the beach and pool facilities. Rooms were reasonably clean.

                    I stayed in their Zenith complex and I consider that's not value for money. That area of the hotel is like a separated module, no views at all and it's quite an untidy area. I was aware that my booking was for the worse category in the hotel, but this should be warned in advance. The rat we pay is not in accordance to what we got. I should also be advise that no childrens are allowed in the spa are. For a couple with a bay, then the spa area doesn't exist...

                  • Family with children
                    7.4

                    The location and the spa and mineral pools.

                    The weather! Would have preferred a room with an ocean view.

                  • Older travelers
                    5.4

                    Location was right on the beach. Best beach in area. Gorgeous natural backdrop.

                    Where to start? Misrepresentation of the 'four star' rating on Booked.net ruined our stay at shoal bay. Had there been anything to warn me that seriously awful budget rooms were mixed into the regular room list without any warnings, I would have been saved from the most disappointing and embarrassing experience ever. I was treating my sister from Europe to her first (and now possibly last) Australian holiday resort experience. On arrival at the reception we were directed to drive into the rear car park and from there told to go straight through to a door off a fire stair behind the carpark. Then use a key card to pass outside onto a small open bridge (with weeds each side up to eye level) up a full flight of concrete stairs with our heavy suitcases, then along a long exterior access balcony (with charming views of the abandoned site adjacent) to the motel style doorway. Then the key card failed so I had to retrace my steps to get another key card. At this point I mentioned to the kid on the desk that the Zenith wing was not looking like the four star accommodation I believed I had booked, and was scolded that if I had booked on the hotels website it would have been clear that there were various levels of rooms available, and that I had simply booked a budget room! That having used a 'third party' booking agency, any omissions in their site were no responsibility of the hotel... Though normally this verbal shrug would have been a red rag to me, I was so exhausted that I simply decided to retrieve the damned key and get horizontal for a while, intending to find an adult to speak to later... Eventually got into the basic one bed apartment with two windows... But on opening curtains, we discovered that a whole low-rent apartment block had living rooms looking directly at us, but three metres away from our windows! No net-type curtains were behind the total blockout curtains, so it was either a case of being in the dark or in full view of a wall of strangers!

                  • Couple
                    10.0

                    cocktails and the spa

                    narrow room (not a big issue)

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    The standard of the apartment we eventually upgraded to. The location of the complex.

                    The standard of the studio apartment which we originally checked into. Cannot understand why they would use those apartments when the occupancy would have been around 20% for the whole complex.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Ramada Resort Shoal Bay Shoal Bay location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, Australia, 2315

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Shoal Bay
                    700 ft
                  Airports
                  Restaurants
                  • Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar
                    100 ft
                  • Catch at Shoal Bay (cuisine: Australian)
                    500 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  10 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    6
                  • Number of rooms:
                    141

                  Hotel Awards

                  AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedShoal BayRamada Resort Shoal Bay

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in Australia

                  Use Badge