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Bannisters Port Stephens

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Outdoor pool, open 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Overview of Bannisters Port Stephens

Bannisters Port Stephens

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Soldiers Point with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

114 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
147 Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point, NSW, 2317
Main amenities
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • ATM/banking services
  • Breakfast available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Garden
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Picnic area
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Terrace
For families
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Lift
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 29 min drive


  • Tynan Wines
  • McDonald's - 7 min drive
  • Rick Stein at Bannisters
  • Gloria Jean's Coffees - 6 min drive
  • Bakers La Vie - 17 min walk

About this property

Bannisters Port Stephens

Enjoy your visit to Soldiers Point with a stay at Bannisters Port Stephens. Guests can indulge in massages, and Rick Stein at Bannisters, one of 3 restaurants, serves lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers like the pool and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 78 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • An outdoor pool
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Reception hall
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave (on request)


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Rick Stein at Bannisters – This seafood restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
Bannisters Terrace Bar – This tapas bar serves lunch and dinner. Open selected days.
The Tavern – This family restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 49.95 per person
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Bannisters Port Stephens Hotel
Bannisters Port Stephens Soldiers Point
Bannisters Port Stephens Hotel Soldiers Point

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bannisters Port Stephens?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Bannisters Port Stephens?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Bannisters Port Stephens?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bannisters Port Stephens?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bannisters Port Stephens?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Bannisters Port Stephens and nearby?
Bannisters Port Stephens has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bannisters Port Stephens?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants.
Does Bannisters Port Stephens have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Bannisters Port Stephens like?
Bannisters Port Stephens is a short 6-minute walk from Salamander Bay and 15 minutes' walk from Soldiers Point Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Cherie, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice stay. Lovely staff. Motel a bit dated
Andrew, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Hotel rundown. Some staff friendly others from Rick Stein restaurant no customer service skills.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a very nice stay at Bannisters,thankyou
Scott, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

What a lovely stay. It was too short but we will be back for longer next time.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to relax
Great hotel with plenty of excellent restaurants and bars. Casual and chic at the same time. Some of the best views of Port Stephens.
2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I like the look and feel of the place. The staff were very courteous and helpful. The restaurant is one of the best in the area.
Rodney, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Restaurant options. Problematic parking.
Graeme, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location and quiet relaxing environment. Great food on premises
Noel, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review