North Coast Hotels

The Observatory

  • 40 William St. Map It
  • Port Macquarie
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Close to beach
  • Great restaurants


  • Packed with families in summer

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

The most stylish digs in Port Macquarie are just a short walk across leafy parkland to the city's main beach. This luxe complex has a mix of ocean-view rooms and balcony apartments along with two swish penthouses with expansive terraces. Apartments have full kitchens, while the on-site restaurants—Scampis (for lunch, takeout, and seafood dinners) and Milkbar (for lunch and breakfast)—are consistently good. Sheltered barbecue facilities, on which you can throw a shrimp or two and cook your own steak, are a bonus for those wanting to relax with a beer on a balmy summer night. A day spa, free Wi-Fi, and free undercover parking round out the options.

Hotel Information


40 William St., Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444, Australia

Map It



Hotel Details:

  • 81 rooms, 2 penthouses
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 07/21/2016

View North Coast Hotel Rates


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all hotels in North Coast

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?





No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.