Gift vouchers can be purchased either online or at reception. If you purchase a gift voucher online, a printable version will be emailed through to your inbox.

Gift vouchers are valid for three years from purchase date. Vouchers are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Gift vouchers must be presented upon booking and arrival. Service fee applies on Sundays and Public Holidays in Day Spa & Restaurants. When a product or service is unavailable this voucher is redeemable to the vouchers original monetary value only. Minimum stays may apply. Other terms and conditions may apply.

Bannisters Gift Vouchers can be used across all three properties for accommodation, dining and day spa.

Gift vouchers must be used within the three year period. They are non-refundable and if unused within the validity period, the funds will be lost.

If you would like to use your gift voucher to book accomodation with us, please give our Reservations team a call on - 0244553044


Bookings are essential at all of our outlets apart from The Pool Bar. In and out of house guests must book to secure a table.

There is no dress code at any of our outlets, though we do suggest smart-casual for Rick Stein’s restaurants.

With notice we are able to accommodate most allergy and dietary requirements. Please advise upon booking if you have any special requests.

A cakeage fee is subject to where you are dining. If you would like to bring your own cake to any of our restaurants please advise upon booking.

Our outlets do not offer BYO.

Children are welcome at all of our outlets, we offer a children’s menu at all restaurants apart from the Pool Bar.

There is always one meat option entree and main option on the Rick Stein menu. We also offer a vegetarian menu.

The Pool Bar offers reservations to parties of 6 or more.

Halal options are subject to where you are dining. Please advise upon booking if you require Halal menu options.

A $10% surcharge applies on Sundays and Public Holidays and a 10% staff gratuity applies to groups of 10 or more at Rick Stein at Bannisters and groups of 8 or more at the Rooftop Bar and Grill.  


Unfortunately if ‘check-out only’ is visible on your booking screen, the dates you are trying to book are not available.

During the peak period while both properties are full, guests are not admitted access to the other properties pool or sun loungers. During the quieter months, the rule is not enforced as strictly. We ask that guests are respectful of each other.

At Bannisters Hotels Mollymook check-in time is 2pm and check-out is 10.30am and at Bannisters Port Stephens check-in time is 3pm and check-out is 11:00am. 

Late-checkouts are subject to availability on the morning of departure.

Weekends require a 2 night minimum stay. Christmas Holidays are a 5 night minimum stay at Bannisters by the Sea and 3 night minimum at Bannisters Pavilion and Bannisters Port Stephens. Easter holidays and long weekends are a 3 night minimum stay.

All rooms sleep two adults as standard, if you require an extra bed or cot please contact our reservations team on 02 44553044. Charges may apply for extra bedding.

If you require a twin share room, please call our reservations team on 0244553044.

Your room rate includes a complimentary continental breakfast and accompanied by espresso coffee and daily newspapers. We also have an A La Carte breakfast menu.

Children are welcome at all of our properties.

Travel cots are available at request and incur no cost.

Rick’s Place is 150 meters from Bannisters by the Sea and 1km from Bannisters Pavilion. The courtesy car is available to guests staying at Rick’s Place.

Rick’s Place accommodates a maximum of ten adults and two children.

There are safes in all of our rooms.

Bannisters by the Sea does not have a lift or disabled access rooms. Bannisters Pavilion has both a lift which travels between all levels of the hotel and two disabled access rooms. Bannisters Port Stephens also has a lift which accesses all floors.

We do not offer a babysitting or creche service at any of our hotels. We offer a list of recommendations upon request.

We have highspeed wifi across all properties. Internet is complimentary for our Bannisters newsletter members, alternatively you can opt to purchase Wi-Fi access

There is parking available free of charge for in house guests at all of our properties.

Yes, guests are more than welcome to use the facilities at both properties.

In case of cancellation, please contact the hotel before 5pm, 28 days prior to arrival to avoid any cancellation or no show charges. All cancellations are required in writing and will have a receipt of cancellation issued.


The Day Spa is at Bannisters by the Sea hotel, there is no Day Spa at Bannisters Pavilion.

We do not,as standard practice, offer in-room massages.

Unfortunately no, our therapists do not currently hold the necessary accreditation.

A $15pp service fee applies on all treatments Sundays and Public Holidays. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to avoid a full charge for the missed service. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill in your consultation card; unfortunately late arrival will affect your treatment time. Please advise the spa staff of any health issues that may affect your treatment prior to arrival.