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Chris and Trish Denny

About Us

The Observatory Hotel - Port Macquarie's best address - opened in 2004. Located above green parklands overlooking Port Macquarie's magnificent main beach, Town Beach, it features 88 deluxe apartments in a range of configurations over its seven storeys, and beautiful ocean views.

The Observatory is managed by Southern Cross Resorts, whose two directors are Chris and Trish Denny. The hotel is the realisation of their shared passion to create a resort that delivers world-class service and excels as an industry leader in guest satisfaction and enjoyment in a comfortable intimate atmosphere.

From the beginning of its construction the directors have supervised the establishment of The Observatory as a premier destination. Throughout its five year history the hotel has been consistently rated by AAA Tourism as a 4.5 star property. In 2006 The Observatory achieved National Tourism Accreditation and in 2007 became the first and only tourism business in Australia to achieve accreditation to International Management Standard. In 2008 it became one of the few Australian businesses to earn certification to the prestigious International Customer Services Standard.

The Observatory has been accorded multiple awards for hospitality and tourism excellence, among them by Mid-north Coast Tourism, NSW Tourism and the Hotel Motel Accommodation Association of Australia and in the National Customer Service Awards. In 2012, The Observatory was a finalist in the prestigious Green Globe Awards and the NSW Chamber of Commerce Awards for its sustainability practices.

The Observatory warmly welcomes guests visiting for business, conferences, tours and independent leisure to its centrally located spacious accommodation with state of the art appointments, premium restaurant and spa facilities and luxurious all-weather swimming pool.

Your stay is all the more comfortable in the knowledge that The Observatory is an environmentally responsible service provider, one of only a handful of Australian hotels to have become 100% carbon neautral.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Observatory.