Hotel Forster is the place to stay when visiting the mid-north coast.
Formerly the old Best Western, new owners David Swain and wife Katherine have given the boutique family resort a multi-million makeover.
"We owned and renovated Merewether Motel in Newcastle and in 2017 we saw potential in this site at Forster," David said.
"It had good bones but needed some TLC. Since September 2017 we've done a total refurbishment - gutted all the rooms, new carpets, paint, beds, TVs, the lot."
The centrepiece is a majestic resort-sized pool which sets the tone for the Hotel Forster experience.
"There was a pool there when we bought but it was just a normal domestic pool - 40,000 litres," David said.
"The pool we've installed is 205,000 litres - huge - heated and suitable for all ages with a beach entry great for kids. Lounges and background music piped poolside add to the vibe and we have the liquor licences so you can bring drinks to the pool and kick back. It's the perfect base for any family holiday, or a holiday in itself. Established gardens and greenery complete the relaxing package."
Hotel Forster's 4 star accommodation offers a range of freshly renovated rooms catering to any sized travelling party, from family rooms, to twin-bedded rooms for friends travelling together and interconnected rooms. All boast 5 star pillow top beds, free WiFi and Foxtel with room service breakfast available - all reasons why Hotel Forster is voted number 1 on Trip Advisor by visitors to the area.
"The spa bath rooms get great feedback, with jetted tubs in the bedrooms themselves - very popular," David added.
Conveniently located close to Wallis Lake, the town centre and shopping mall, Hotel Forster has a courtesy bus pick-up and drop-off service for those who want to leave the car and explore. The hotel's large free onsite carpark ensures your vehicle is safe and there's ample room for trailer and boat parking.
Forster boasts pristine beaches, stunning waterways, great golf courses and fishing, beautiful Manning Valley panoramas and fantastic whale-watching opportunities. Little wonder it was named NSW's number one regional destination in the Wotif 2019 Aussie Town of the Year awards.
"We pride ourselves on providing quality facilities and excellent value - we're very price achievable if you're looking for somewhere great to stay when visiting this award-winning area," David said.
Hotel Forster is located at 26 The Lakes Way, Forster.
For the lowest and best rates visit www.hotelforster.com.au or phone 02 6554 8100 and talk to a friendly staff member about booking your perfect winter getaway.