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Surf Side Retreat

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Family Room | Premium bedding, down duvets, individually decorated
Family Room | Terrace/patio
Queen Traditional Suite | Premium bedding, down duvets, individually decorated
Queen Traditional Suite | Premium bedding, down duvets, individually decorated
Queen and Single Traditional Suite | Premium bedding, down duvets, individually decorated

Overview of Surf Side Retreat

Surf Side Retreat

3.5 star property
3.5-star guesthouse in Old Bar

9.2/10 Superb

9 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
25 Old Bar Rd, Old Bar, NSW, 2430

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Taree, NSW (TRO) - 18 min drive
  • Taree Station - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Luriya's Thai - 3 min walk
  • The Little Favourite - 3 min walk
  • Old Bar Beach take away - 4 min walk
  • Old Bar Village Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Blowfish - 5 min walk

About this property

Surf Side Retreat

A great choice for a stay in Old Bar, Surf Side Retreat features an airport shuttle. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves.


English, French

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay for free (dogs and cats only, 1 per room)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 30.0 per stay


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Surf Side Retreat Guesthouse Old Bar
Surf Side Retreat Guesthouse
Surf Side Retreat Old Bar
Surf Side Retreat Old Bar
Surf Side Retreat Guesthouse
Surf Side Retreat Guesthouse Old Bar

Frequently asked questions

Does Surf Side Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Surf Side Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Surf Side Retreat?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Surf Side Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Surf Side Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Surf Side Retreat?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Surf Side Retreat and nearby?
Surf Side Retreat has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Surf Side Retreat?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Luriya's Thai (3-min walk), The Little Favourite (3-min walk) and Old Bar Beach take away (4-min walk).
Does Surf Side Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony and a garden.
What's the area around Surf Side Retreat like?
Surf Side Retreat is located a short 5-minute walk from Old Bar Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

For my purpose - an overnight stay by myself - it was excellent. Clean, tidy and well located. Easy, friendly check in, a nice hot shower and a comfy bed.
Wal, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Close to town and beach.Nicely appointed room and good communication. Off street parking,
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Our room was so inviting , the bed was very comfortable and the shower was excellent. Located in great position close to everything. Loved our stay will definitely be back.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent!! Lovely venue, very comfortable:) a great place to chill out!
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Let Yourself In.
Surf Side Retreat is a house that has been divided into four self contained apartments. We needed an overnight stay close to Old Bar to visit a family member who doesn't have space to put us up. We turned up around 4.00pm and directions were given by a card on the front door. I had tried to research this property but the website was not working. Found a set of stairs to second level which was not so easy to negotiate for oldies like us. Room was clean and comfortable, wifi was good, TV was tiny but OK. Made a cup of tea but anything else would have been tricky with the microwave at ground level. Went visiting and out for dinner. On our return, found that all the onsite parking was taken so we parked on the street. Left around 9.00am and had we been two minutes earlier, would have missed the manager, who introduced herself as we were packing the car. Probably would not stay here again because of the stairs, the parking and the impersonal approach. Also, a bit overpriced, I thought.
Estelle, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Just a short stay but super comfy and homely. Had the best sleep and Kate was so accomodating. Will stay again and recommend to anybody.
Lisa, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Schöner Aufenthalt
Schönes Hotel mit Self- Checkin und Checkout
Sadri, 1-night family trip
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