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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for two nights for our anniversary and while we enjoyed the area and our time away together, the hotel rooms are tired - especially the bathroom. The restaurant was good but not great. Because of the cost, we had high expectations and sadly, Bannisters didn't quite deliver.

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear Danika H, It's disappointing to hear that your experience with us didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. We are always working on improving what we do and our product. We regularly invest back into the property for improvements so have taken your feedback on board for when we next do so. We hope to be able to deliver...

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely well equipped room overlooking the rocks and sea; the waves crashing beneath us. The pool area is quite small but has the added bonus of a shaded chill out room within sight of the decking. Drinks and lunch from the poolside bar were great. Beach towels and DVDs available to borrow. This was a one night stop on our...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear lesleyd, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience and thanks for stopping by on your journey. We agree, its a beautiful part of the world to take a break and treat yourself. Hopefully next time you will stay longer with us. Spread the good word for us! Till then Kind regards, Rupert Sakora General...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience! It is on the pricey side of things, although I feel is worth every penny. The staff at this venue are true professionals in their field. It is rare for me no to be able to find a fault in a venue but these guys nailed every step of the way. Couldn't be happier and cant...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear Yolanda B, This review will make the team feel great. Thank you for taking the time to let us know you had a great time, we work hard to deliver on a great experience for our guests and am glad we hit the mark for you too. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Rupert Sakora General...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A VERY expensive venue, (Dinner for two can be over $400) but the food is top class. A cheaper Pizza/Snack bar at the back of the Hotel serves good quality food at more reasonable,(but still a little expensive) prices. For a top quality meal, if price is not a big consideration, this venue is hard to beat.

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear Maria F, Thanks for your constructive review. Thanks for recognising that there are options for everyone who stays at Bannisters by the sea, where it be Rick Steins or a more casual experience at our Pool Bar. I'm glad you think our food is top class. Ricks' ethos of Fresh fish cooked simply is our passion and I'm glad...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hubby and I had a gorgeous few days here in November. In a nutshell you wont be disappointed. Very relaxed, gorgeous views, tasty food, an amazing location. Due to the fact they were heavily booked, we chose to stay the first part of our trip in a spa retreat room, but on the ground floor with a hot tub...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear Lisha12, It sounds like you made full use of all that Bannisters Hotels has to offer and took in the beautiful surrounds of Mollymook which is fantastic. Thats our dream, that our guests get to utilise 'both' hotel properties and all their available experiences. Thank you for your great review, we will take greta pleasure in letting the teams...

Sydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in early February to celebrate our anniversary and had read some mixed reviews so weren't sure what to expect. Our stay was superb, from check in to check out, I couldn't fault a thing. Our room was immaculate and had a lovely view over the sea, was very well appointed, fresh and clean. When we arrived, I realised...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear ness_st, Thank you for the wonderful review! It sounds like we hit the mark for you in several areas during your stay. It's always nice to buy a new wardrobe when your travelling too so I'm glad our friendly team were able to help you. We look forward to seeing you with again soon. Dear Danika D, It's disappointing...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Bannisters by the Sea There are two Bannisters hotels at Mollymook and we stayed at Bannisters by the Sea which is the one located on top of a cliff with full ocean views, infinity pool with pool & pizza bar and Rick Stein’s restaurant. The other one is Bannisters Pavillion which is in the Mollymook shopping centre and has a...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear Shaz401, Thanks for taking the time to give us such a detailed review. I'm sure that other readers will find this really helpful. There are a couple of small things there that we will be able to address quickly so thank you again. Your feedback regarding your Spa treatment will be passed onto our team so we can ensure...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Bannisters has it all - great views, luxury accommodation, two wonderful restaurants and an ambience rare in resorts. It is an absolute pleasure to stay there and is an experience hardly found anywhere else that I have travelled to anywhere in the world. We will certainly be returning.

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear J0hnkeh0e, To give us that positive wrap - 'an experience hardly found anywhere else that I have travelled to anywhere in the world' is a big call and wonderful to read. Ambience is one of those intangible parts of a hotel experience that can often mean more to a guest than the sum of all the other parts. Our...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a great South Coast hideaway. Felt a million miles away. Very comfortable rooms, lovely staff, beautiful, peaceful location with amazing views. Didn't get time to try the spa, but the overflow pool area with pizza bar is fantastic and with Rick Stein's restaurant in the building it's all class! Loved!!

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear MeredithW1, So great to hear that you 'Loved' your time with us. The next time you want to 'feel a million miles away', we hope you choose us again. Kind regards, Rupert Sakora General Manager

Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

As always my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Narawallee Suite and a beautiful dinner. This is our third stay and there will be many more. The food is wonderful, pool beautiful, And the staff are professional and smile. We have stayed in many wonderful hotels throughout the world and Bannisters by the Sea certainly surpasses many others and it...

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Bannisters_Hotels, General Manager at Bannisters by the sea, responded to this review

Dear Wes-Ev, Thank you for choosing to return to us again a for taking the time to write your lovely review. There aren't many places in the world with such beautiful surrounds and we are privileged that it's on our doorsteps. The team at Bannisters by the sea hopes to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Rupert Sakora General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally built in 1970s as a seaside motel, a succession of upgrades and refurbishments now sees our accommodation offering 4.5 star rooms with panoramic ocean views and private balconies. We offer a choice of ocean deluxe, spa rooms, luxury suites, jacuzzi decks and penthouses as well as Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant, a pizza bar and rejuvenating day spa. With close proximity to local surf beaches, Bannisters makes an excellent choice for your coastal retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bannisters by the sea

Address: 191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2539, Australia (Formerly Bannisters Point Lodge)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Shoalhaven > Mollymook
Price Range: $332 - $844 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bannisters by the sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Bannisters Point Mollymook
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“Eat in the restaurant, the food is fn amazing!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Both types of Spa retreat rooms are good, but the hot tub (cf spa) on the balcony one is larger and more modern.”
 of 5 bubbles Lisha12, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“As far as I am aware all rooms have views.”
 of 5 bubbles j0hnkeh0e, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If booking a jacuzzi room avoid room 16, choose 14 or 15 first.”
 of 5 bubbles Bookboi, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs have a view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles MaxineK1952, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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