Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Guests at The Anchor Light tend to be older couples enjoying a quiet break and the following points address the most common questions that we receive —


Bookings & Cancellations

Bookings can be made by ringing 02 4984 3577 and paying by Visa or MasterCard.

Bookings cancelled more than seven (7) days from the arrival date will forfeit the full amount for the first night cancelled unless the property can be relet.

Bookings cancelled seven (7) days, or less, from the arrival date will forfeit the full amount for all nights cancelled unless the property can be relet.

Please note that all refunds will incur a fifty-five dollar ($55) Cancellation Fee.

Guest Rooms at The Anchor Light have a Maximum Occupancy of two (2) guests and are not suitable for children.

Health and fire regulations do not permit cooking or animals, including pets, at The Anchor Light.

Also, please note that The Anchor Light is a Non-Smoking property and that smoking in Guest Rooms or Bathrooms will incur a $200 cleaning charge.

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Not an English-Style B&B

The Anchor Light is not an english-style B&B — guest rooms have private entrances, ensuite bathrooms and breakfast is in-room and self-catered.

Contemporary and casually elegant, The Anchor Light provides accommodation in the style of a high-end boutique hotel.

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Tariff Includes Breakfast

Unless excluded (and noted on the Booking Confirmation) The Anchor Light tariff includes a light breakfast of cereals, yoghurt, juice and tea and coffee.

Breakfast is self-catered with supplies replaced when rooms are serviced.

Please note that some packages do not include the light breakfast; however, tea and coffee making facilities and supplies are always provided.

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Quality not Quantity

Very few hotels can claim the quality or attention to detail that you will find at The Anchor Light.

From Fujitsu air conditioners to Samsung televisions; Sealy Posturepedic mattresses to Sheridan bed linens our focus is on quality not quantity.

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Not Suitable for Children and Babies

The Anchor Light is not suitable for children and babies.

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Non-Smoking Property

The Anchor Light is a non-smoking property.

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Clean and Well Maintained

Our focus at The Anchor Light is on quality and guests often tell us that they have never stayed at a property that is cleaner or better maintained.

Unless The Anchorage ask for help we don't take back-to-back bookings which allows us to clean and maintain our guest rooms to a very high standard.

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Guest Rooms Serviced Daily

Guest rooms at The Anchor Light are serviced daily.

Bed linen and bath towels are not changed daily.

We try hard to work around our guests' schedules; however, rooms are typically serviced after lunch.

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Queen vs. Queen Spa Room

There are two (2) types of guest room at The Anchor Light — The Queen Room and The Queen Spa Room.

Both the Queen Rooms and The Queen Spa Room are configured as studios with sleeping, dining and living areas plus a private bathroom.

Queen Rooms are decent sized at thirty five (35) SQM and include a private entrance, queen-sized bed, ensuite bathroom, reading area, kitchenette and a deck & garden area.

The Queen Spa Room is large at forty five (45) SQM and includes a private entrance, queen-sized bed, ensuite bathroom, reading area, kitchenette and a deck & garden area.

In addition, The Queen Spa Room living area includes a sofa and a coffee table and the bathroom includes both a shower and a corner spa bath.

Please note that there is one (1) Queen Spa Room only at The Anchor Light.

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Private Entrances

Guest Rooms at The Anchor Light have private entrances.

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Ensuite Bathrooms

Guest Rooms at The Anchor Light have private ensuite bathrooms.

Bathrooms include a generously sized shower, toilet and hand basin. The Queen Spa Room also includes a two-person corner spa bath.

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Guest Rooms at The Anchor Light have kitchenettes that include —

  • 120 litre refrigerator;
  • Kettle;
  • Tea/coffee cups;
  • Corkscrew and wine glasses;
  • Drinking glasses;
  • Plates and saucers;
  • Cutting board; and
  • Utensils for two (2) guests.

Please note that health and fire regulations do not allow cooking at The Anchor Light.

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No Cooking or Cleaning

Guests often tell us that they are looking forward to a break from domestic drudgery and are delighted to hear that they will not have to cook or clean.

Health and Fire regulations do not allow cooking at The Anchor Light and we do not expect that our guests clean or do the dishes.

We did have some lovely Japanese guests once who insisted upon vacuuming their room; however, our staff clean and replace any dirty dishes daily.

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Level Site with Three Steps

Guest rooms at The Anchor Light are located on the lower floor with two steps from the parking area and three from the street level.

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Peace and Quiet

The masonry construction of The Anchor Light helps ensure that our guests enjoy both peace and quiet.

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Off-Street Parking

Off-street parking is available and the surrounding garden wall helps provide privacy for our guests and their vehicles.

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Guest Rooms Face North

The northerly orientation of The Anchor Light ensures that our Guest Rooms receive plenty of sunshine during the cooler months.

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Does not have a Pool

The Anchor Light does not have a pool.

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The Anchorage Port Stephens

The Anchorage Port Stephens (formerly known as Peppers Anchorage) is also located on Corlette Point Road and is a 3 minute walk from The Anchor Light.

The Galley Kitchen at The Anchorage is one of the few restaurants that we recommend to guests.

Our guests also like to visit the Day Spa; book tours and cruises at the Marina and enjoy the sensational view of Port Stephens with a drink at the new Whisky Bar.

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Located at Corlette Beach

Corlette Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Port Stephens and it is far enough away from Nelson Bay — the epicentre of tourism and holiday apartments in Port Stephens — to relax and unwind.

With a north-facing aspect it receives plenty of sunshine and is also well protected from the winter westerlies by Corlette Headland.

The waterfront reserve that runs the length of Corlette Beach has a delightful walking path that meanders behind the dunes and through stands of large eucalypts to Nelson Bay.

Corlette Point Road is a quiet no through road that runs for 200 metres behind the beach down to Corlette Headland Reserve and The Anchorage Port Stephens.

It takes about 1 minute to walk from The Anchor Light to Corlette Beach, 3 minutes to The Anchorage and about 45 minutes to walk along the waterfront path to Nelson Bay.

Corlette Beach is a 35 minute drive from Newcastle Port Stephens Airport (NTL) and a 2½ hour drive north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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