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Published May 3rd 2017
Play And Stay In Port Macquarie
Located opposite Town Beach, Mantra The Observatory provides a range of 4.5 star accommodation options in Port Macquarie. The seven storey hotel has eighty one rooms and apartments. There are hotel rooms and fully equipped apartments many of which having extensive views of Town Beach and the Hastings River.
The king ocean view room had plenty of room with a lovely louvred balcony with stools and table for enjoying a sundowner or a morning coffee. Tea and coffee facilities with a small refrigerator a toaster and wine glasses. There is no minibar but there are vending machines in the foyer as well as a cafe and seafood restaurant on site. Wardrobe space is adequate, an iron and board is provided and there is a shared laundry across the hall with a washing machine and dryer. The bathroom is spacious with a large shower head, fluffy white towels, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
Facilities at the Mantra Observatory include a heated indoor pool, spa and sauna, a common BBQ entertainment area and secure undercover parking. Free Wi-Fi, bike hire with audio tours, tourist information, onsite restaurants, Endota Spa and a homewares shop are among the benefits of staying here.
The hotel rooms are serviced daily and all the staff from reception to housekeeping were friendly and helpful. The location is fantastic next to a bowling club and within easy walking distance of the various shops and eateries of Port Macquarie. The coastal walking track is across the road and a brisk walk in the fresh air makes for a lovely start to the day. Grocery shops are nearby and various tourist attractions such as Lighthouse Beach and Sea Acres are a short drive away.