For busy Sydney siders, weekend getaways are becoming the most desirable option when it comes to a holiday, and Bannisters newest hotel in the unique coastal hamlet of Port Stephens makes for the perfect short trip away if you’re looking for good food, a decent pampering session and an abundance of activities.
Arriving at Bannisters and the nautical-themed rooms with vintage verandah separators still bare the bones of ‘The Sally Shore Hotel’, the 60’s motel which once stood here.
Like their Bannisters by the Sea property in the affluent holiday destination of Mollymook, Bannisters at Port Stephens holiday spot it also built from a 1960’s resort.
The retro skeleton gives the hotel a charming and nostalgic quality, but Bannisters also provides the modern luxuries one hopes for in an indulgent weekend away.
While Port Stephens offers up its fair share of activities, you could happily plant yourself in the hotel for the weekend and thoroughly enjoy yourself.
Here's what's not to be missed during your weekend at Bannisters at Port Stephens.
Relaxing at the spa
The seasonal spa menu offers up facials, massages, manicures and pedicures.
With options for couples and indulgent all-day packages, the luxurious menu really allows you to treat yourself to an unforgettable pampering experience.
Pre-dinner drink at the Terrace Bar
Overlooking the infinity pool, order a cocktail (or three) before you head down to Rick Stein's for dinner. The Terrace Bar isn’t just a place to drink, the menu (available both for lunch and dinner) is both extensive and a real treat, giving a whole new meaning to the term ‘bar food’.
P.s. The shoestring fries are truly sensational.
Dinner at Rick Stein restaurant
Celebrated chef Rick Stein has a delightful flare when it comes to seafood, with his customary delicate yet delicious flavours making for a truly sensational dining experience.
The menu offers up freshly caught and beautifully prepared seafood combined with a wide-ranging wine list to compliment every course.
Don't miss out on Rick's legendary risotto!
So go on and treat yourself to a truly special weekend at Bannisters Port Stephens.