The Boutique Hotels of Port Stephens
We’ve all heard the saying: ‘the best things come in small packages’ and this holds true for holiday resorts. Though still enjoying many of the benefits of a large-scale hotel, the emphasis is put on quality, comfort, and experience. When it comes to picking the right place for your next holiday, the four most important things to remember are location, locals, size, and service.
Port Stephens is a brilliant place to spend your time. From the moment you step off the plane, bus, train, or out of your motorhome, your holiday begins. You will be awed by the pristine waters and active marine life (don’t miss the annual migration of the humpback whales!), with the location sitting on a peninsula in between Little Beach and Shoal Bay Beach. After thoroughly exploring the area, quench your thirst or treat yourself to a gourmet meal at any one of the great local restaurants. There is seafood galore, places to snack, and clubs with diverse menus.
Whether you are travelling alone or with a partner, company is never hard to find. Tourists are treated like locals, with a friendly welcome lasting the entirety of your stay. Those with local knowledge will also show you the best places to visit. One such special tip is to hike to the top of Tomaree National Park, where the views are spectacular!
When it comes to hotels with hundreds of customers, you can sometimes feel a little lost in the crowd. This will never be a problem at one of the boutique resorts in Port Stephens. Their rooms are cosy and you can begin and end your day in comfort.
What they lack in size, boutique-style resorts more than makeup for in quality of service, especially family-owned and run operations that want you to feel right at home. Some even allowing pets, so you don’t have to leave your beloved pooch behind. The attention to detail is second-to-none.
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