Bannisters Port Stephens
Soldiers Point, NSW
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Bannisters Grand Opening: Barefoot Luxury in Port Stephens

Escape to the ultimate luxury getaway destination, the brand-new Bannisters hotel in Soldiers Point. Located just two-and-a-half hours from Sydney and a 30-minute drive from Newcastle airport, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing long weekend by the beach. Included in your escape is a daily continental buffet breakfast at celebrity chef Rick Stein's on-site restaurant, a gourmet two-course open-menu lunch, served poolside at the Terrace Bar, a welcome cocktail and more.

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NZD$546/room
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2 Nights
PORT STEPHENS GETAWAY
Bed
Paperbark Room
  • Inclusions valid for two adults (max room capacity is three adults or two adults and two children - see 'Fine Print' for details)
  • Daily continental buffet breakfast at celebrity chef Rick Stein's on-site restaurant
  • A two-course open-menu lunch for two at Terrace Bar
  • Welcome cocktail or mocktail per person
  • Guaranteed leisurely late 11am checkout

2 Nights
OCEAN-VIEW UPGRADE
Bed
Ocean Deck Room
  • Inclusions valid for two adults
  • Stunning ocean views from your private balcony
  • Daily continental buffet breakfast at celebrity chef Rick Stein's on-site restaurant
  • A two-course open-menu lunch for two at Terrace Bar
  • Welcome cocktail or mocktail per person
  • Guaranteed leisurely late 11am checkout

2 Nights
VIP STUDIO SUITE UPGRADE
Bed
Studio Suite
  • Inclusions valid for two adults (max room capacity is three adults or two adults and two children - see 'Fine Print' for details)
  • A large luxury Studio Suite with stunning ocean views towards the distant Yaccaba and Tomaree headlands
  • Daily continental buffet breakfast at celebrity chef Rick Stein's on-site restaurant
  • A two-course open-menu lunch for two at Terrace Bar
  • Welcome cocktail or mocktail per person
  • Guaranteed leisurely late 11am checkout

3 Nights
PORT STEPHENS GETAWAY
Bed
Paperbark Room
  • Inclusions valid for two adults (max room capacity is three adults or two adults and two children - see 'Fine Print' for details)
  • A three-course open-menu lunch or dinner for two at Terrace Bar
  • Daily continental buffet breakfast at celebrity chef Rick Stein's on-site restaurant
  • Welcome cocktail or mocktail per person
  • Guaranteed leisurely late 11am checkout

3 Nights
OCEAN-VIEW UPGRADE
Bed
Ocean Deck Room
  • Inclusions valid for two adults
  • Stunning ocean views from your private balcony
  • A three-course open-menu lunch or dinner for two at Terrace Bar
  • Daily continental buffet breakfast at celebrity chef Rick Stein's on-site restaurant
  • Welcome cocktail or mocktail per person
  • Guaranteed leisurely late 11am checkout

3 Nights
VIP STUDIO SUITE UPGRADE
Bed
Studio Suite
  • Inclusions valid for two adults (max room capacity is three adults or two adults and two children - see 'Fine Print' for details)
  • A large luxury Studio Suite with stunning ocean views towards the distant Yaccaba and Tomaree headlands
  • A three-course open-menu lunch or dinner for two at Terrace Bar
  • Daily continental buffet breakfast at celebrity chef Rick Stein's on-site restaurant
  • Welcome cocktail or mocktail per person
  • Guaranteed leisurely late 11am checkout

Stunning waterfront vistas of Port Stephens Bay await at the newly-opened Bannisters, a sister hotel to the iconic Bannisters by the Sea and Bannisters Pavillion in Mollymook, and the brand’s largest property to date. The emphasis here is on unwinding in style, sleeping in luxurious king rooms with tranquil treetop views and dining in a choice of two on-site gourmet restaurants, including an eatery by celebrity chef Rick Stein.

Due to popular demand all dates and room types have SOLD OUT for October and November 2018.

What You’ll Love…

The Hotel – Brand-new luxury in the heart of Soldiers Point

Celebrating its grand opening in September 2018, Bannisters Port Stephens follows the popularity of the iconic Bannisters by the Sea and Bannisters Pavillion in Mollymook. This luxury boutique property sits in Soldiers Point, nestled into the greenery surrounding Salamander Bay and offering stunning ocean views, two gourmet dining destinations – including an iconic Rick Stein restaurant – and a sports bar with a large beer garden.

The cherry on top is the addition of an infinity pool, offering spectacular vistas of the bay and the perfect place to relax with a drink in hand.

The Room – Tranquil treetop views with ocean-view and suite upgrades available

Nestled into Soldiers Point, your Paperbark Room is the perfect place to relax and enjoy quiet bushland views – you may even spot a koala from the comfort of your private balcony! Rooms on level 400 feature skylights, meaning you might be lucky enough to enjoy an amazing natural light source during your stay. Each room features a king bed with luxury linen, which can be separated to create a twin share. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property for your convenience and you’ll enjoy a guaranteed leisurely late check-out until 11am as part of your escape. Plus, one child aged five and under may stay free of charge with breakfast included (Paperbark Room and Studio Suite only).

Special occasion? Upgrade to an Ocean Deck Room with panoramic vistas of the bay or treat yourself and someone special to a luxury Studio Suite with more space and stunning ocean views towards the distant Yaccaba and Tomaree headlands.

The Food – Daily breakfast at Rick Stein and a gourmet two-course open-menu lunch

Begin each morning with an included continental buffet breakfast at the iconic Rick Stein restaurant, featuring a variety of hot and cold dishes, tea and coffee. During your stay, you’ll also be treated to a decadent two-course lunch at the Terrace Bar, which has panoramic views of the bay and serves a fusion of Mediterranean and modern Australian dishes.

Also on-site you’ll find a Rick Stein restaurant serving an array of the celebrated chef’s signature dishes and The Tavern, a casual pub with TAB and a generous beer garden.

See & Do – Explore the Port Stephens area

Exploring Port Stephens and its surrounding areas couldn’t be easier thanks to the hotel's complimentary courtesy car service, which can be booked at any time by Bannisters' guests. Visit Gan Gan lookout, offering stunning panoramic views of Port Stephens, and Tomaree National Park, where you can enjoy activities such as whale watching. In nearby Nelsons Bay you'll find a variety of boutique stores, cafés and restaurants. Also worth a visit are Stockton Sand Dune (a ten-minute drive from Bannisters) and Tomaree Summit, reachable by car in around 20 minutes.

Perfect for… A luxurious couple’s getaway

Escape to the peace and quiet of Port Stephens with someone special.

Valid for travel from 23 September 2018 until 31 August 2019 (bookings must be made before 30 June 2019).

Blackout Dates: Not valid for travel on

29 September – 1 October 2018

9 & 10 November 2018

7 & 8 December 2018

21 December 2018 – 26 January 2019

19 - 22 April 2019

5 - 7 May 2019

8 - 10 June 2019

Pleaste note: Due to popular demand all dates and room types have SOLD OUT for October and November 2018.

Saturday Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room, applies on Saturday nights payable directly at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Feel Like Changing your Dates? No worries…You can make one (1) change to the date of your booking provided the change is made no less than 45 days before the start of your original booking date and provided you choose dates which are of an equal value and are available. Any change to booking dates is subject to and must be made online in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Paperbark Room and Studio Suites – Package valid for two adults

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is three adults and an infant OR two adults, a child and an infant. See the 'Extra Guest Policy' below:

Extra Guest Policy: An additional guest (aged six and over) may stay for a surcharge of AUD $60 per night, sleeping on a rollaway bed with accommodation and breakfast only. Payable directly to the hotel.

Child Policy: One child (aged five and under) may stay free of charge, sleeping on a rollaway bed, with accommodation and breakfast only.

Infant Policy: One infant (aged one and under) may stay free of charge. A cot can be provided by the hotel free of charge.

Ocean Deck Rooms – Package valid for two adults

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and one infant. See the ‘Infant Policy’ below.

Extra Guest Policy: Extra guests are not permitted in Ocean Deck Rooms.

Infant Policy: One infant (aged one and under) may stay free of charge. A cot can be provided by the hotel free of charge.

Please note, dogs are not permitted when staying on a Luxury Escapes package at this property.

Connecting rooms are available for Paperbark ONLY and strictly subject to availability.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website’s terms and conditions.

  • Terrace Bar restaurant
  • The Tavern pub with beer garden and TAB
  • Rick Stein restaurant
  • Terrace infinity pool
  • Helipad
  • Abundant free parking

Getting to Port Stephens is easy. Regular flights are available from most Australian capital cities with Jetstar and Virgin Australia, flying into Newcastle Airport (NTL), with an approximate flight time of one-and-a-half hours.

The hotel is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Newcastle Airport.

Airport transfers are not included in your package, so please plan accordingly.

Alternatively, it takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive from Sydney CBD to the hotel.

Need Flights? We have a dedicated team who are able to assist with all your flight requirements. If you need a stopover or are looking at travelling to more destinations, our team can help. Contact our flights concierge team using the phone number on our website.

Bannisters Port Stephens
Bannisters Port Stephens, 147, Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point NSW 2317