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Squid's Ink Hotel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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 3 weeks ago

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...

Thank Jamie M
Cronulla, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 29 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.

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 28 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 23 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 21 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
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly owners talk very little English and understand very little English and spoke to eachother in a different language in front of guests checking in. They asked me what i was quoted for the room and told them booking was made via booking.com. they took payment then sent an online cancellation to bookings.com very odd and suspect. We chose this...

3Thank BPol100
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Clean, comfortable, quiet and reasonably priced 3 star accommodation in Lake Macquarie. The views a worth a million dollars. Close to major shopping precincts. New owners are very obliging and helpful.

Thank Ron S

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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
Hotel Class:3 star — Squid's Ink Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Ask for the Deluxe room, It's a little extra but much bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles m_dimaio, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are the quietest”
 of 5 bubbles F5151XBrons, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Lakeview rooms had a superb outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles GACASydney_Australia, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Could not comment as only their for dinner, but there were quite a few staying.”
 of 5 bubbles 98helenm, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Possibly choosing a room with a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles pamela_atkinson, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
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