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 public areas

Parking

Paid parking

Late check-in/ -out
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 138 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 dressing area, TV with satellite channels, a seating area, a minibar and complimentary Wi-Fi. Rooms offer a great view over the ocean. They are equipped with a stove, coffee/tea makers and a toaster.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the lobby. Guests can relax in the café bar serving refreshing drinks. The coffee shop Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar is approximately 50 meters from the property.

Services

The hotel offers bicycle rental services on site.

Relax

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay provides guests with whale watching and dolphin watching to ensure an enjoyable stay. A fitness center and a gym as well as horse riding, diving and snorkeling are available on the premises.

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:   138.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • 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
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Water view
  • Beach view
  • Partial View

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 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:
    138

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Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed
Size: 45 sq. feet
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    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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                    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:
                      138

                    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:
                        138

                      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:
                        138

                      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