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Squid's Ink Hotel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on cousins recommendation, but place seemed to have gone down hill since he last visited. It was difficult to find any staff and when we did they were very brusque. Nobody was around when we checked out at 0900. It would appear they do not serve breakfast even if we wanted it, though the restaurant was laid up....

Thank Karen A
Split, Croatia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving up the coast I decided to stop for the night at Squid's Ink I only needed a room for the night The welcoming staff informed me that the hotel had just changed owners and that they were working towards restoring the hotels reputation which had unfortunately suffered a little with the previous owners I stayed in a clean, comfortable...

2Thank gabriella l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Iconic lakeside landmark has been taken over by NEW MANAGEMENT. Finally Squids Ink is being restored to its former glory with Julie, Debbie and their teams working tireless to bring this place alive. Every room is having the time and effort spent on it to make it a pleasure to walk into, let alone rest your head on the...

Thank Julie K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This motel is run down and tired. Restaurant has been shut for months, even though tables are set. Manager never in office, always had to phone to get him from his room. Lakeside ground floor rooms tiny, no room to put suitcase. Asked for deluxe suite as advertised on website, but told they were booked out. Not sure this was...

1Thank Jamie M
Cronulla, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was expecting the worst when I read some of the reviews- I can HONESTLY say, I do not understand why those reviews are so negative. We booked last minute, the manager was extremely accommodating and the room whilst not a palace, was refurbished and clean. I even made another booking for the next night and was pleasantly surprised with...

Thank m_dimaio
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Its no palace but it was spotlessly clean and the owners were extremely nice considering we booked it very last minute and checked in late at night. Not sure why this place has so many bad reviews it is what it is, a small basic motel on a river great for an over nighter on your way somewhere. Our room...

Thank weazle
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Don't go dirty room not clean. Very Mouldy shower bathroom door jammed. Restaurant closed. Plumbing bad. Room never cleaned while we stayed. No hot water last day. Paid too much very disappointed. Great location shame no care for cleanliness.

1Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We must have a room that hasn't been renovated. It looked nothing like what was on their website. We had 2 holes in the doors. The room had not been completely cleaned. We cleaned up after the last quests. Backs missing off the remotes which was a pain. Coffee & Tea facilities were 1 sugar, no milk and 2 coffee....

1Thank Tracey R
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This motel is at least 40 years old and looks it. In a superb location on the shores of Lake Macquarie the rooms are small and basic but clean. OK for a budget trip or emergency. Pity staff have difficulty in speaking English.

1Thank NOVO1
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed over night, booked a month ago and also booked in a breakfast, get there And the restaurant isn't functioning due to chef walking out, freezer you couldnt use as it was a solid block of ice, you couldn't fit a piece of paper in it! Place was a dusty and some mould in bathroom. Also had a leaking dripping...

1Thank Tyia1985

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Squids Ink is set on the shores of the picturesque Lake Macquarie, a mere 90 minutes north of the Sydney CBD. Squids Ink has 10 Waterfront rooms, 14 Courtyard rooms, 2 Spa Suites and a Veranda Suite. Our gourmet restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday thru Saturday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Squid's Ink Hotel

Address: 690 Pacific Hwy, Belmont, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2280, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Lake Macquarie > Belmont
Price Range: RM295 - RM643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Squid's Ink Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Good lakeside views from some rooms”
, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a Lakeview room”
gabriellal_11, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the Deluxe room, It's a little extra but much bigger.”
m_dimaio, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are the quietest”
F5151XBrons, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Lakeview rooms had a superb outlook.”
GACASydney_Australia, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
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