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Squid's Ink Hotel

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights . Arrived very late and the staff were most helpful and accommodating. The room well supplied with all our needs. The dinning facilities' were situated to give maxamin view to all dinners. The food delicious.

Thank rosalind b
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I thought the service at Squids Ink restaurant was excellent. However I was disappointed in the food. I thought the combinations of flavours were very strange. The food was very complicated and "busy", and it would have been so much nicer if it had been kept fresh and simple.

1Thank vivrj
Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Staff were great very relaxed. Great room great price. Late check in. Beautiful view will be back in the near future. We have had a very good experience here as management and staff were A1. As the owners are upgrading the place in the not to distant future it will be even better.

Thank Marc H
Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2015

My main concern is the minimum price per person of $65 (for two courses, or $80 for three courses). There is no provision to just order a main meal. Two of us liked the food, the other two not so much. Two meals were small for the cost and service is a bit slow. An interesting experience but I doubt...

1Thank Trevor F
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2015

One of the best fine dining restaurant's in Newcastle. The restaurant has just reopened a fortnight ago, and is up there with some of the best fine dining restaurant's in Newcastle. Prices are two course $65 or three course $80 and they offer a kids menu too. I would recommend anyone who likes fine dining to go here, you will...

4Thank Dianne F
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Large room, large bathroom, great location. In the middle of reno's so will be wonderful when the restaurant is running again. Really great knowing that we wouldn't be in until late, made sure key was in the door and milk in the fridge for a nice cuppa. Loved walking along the lake.

1Thank annmareed320
Tamworth, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The new management have done wonders with the rooms. we have stayed there 4 times now, twice in the spa suite and 2 times in lake view rooms. Spa suite is very spacious big telly tea and coffee with fresh milk. Lake view rooms have all been renovated and freshly painted...walk out to a beautiful lake view....afternoon noon sunsets are...

Thank jack j
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Had a family function nearby so needed a motel to accommodate all of them, the open fire in the foyer was the meeting point and a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine. Trisha and Reece could not have been more helpful in the way they let us have the run of the Motel without disturbing other guest of...

1Thank Sunshinedaz
Miranda, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Had an amazing time here for 2 nights, lake view room. Absolutely love this place and the owners were fantastic and very accommodating, felt like we were staying with friends. Great fishing right out the front and walking distance to the local pub, club and shops. Can't wait to come back and being the rest if the family and friends!!!!

1Thank Jessica L
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2015

This motel is located right on Lake Macquarie, with supurb views from the rooms that face the lake. The service was friendly and attentive. The room was fairly basic, but apposite to the price and very clean. GIven the location and views, I would say this motel represents good value for money.

Thank Mark 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
Price Range: $142 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“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
“Lake view rooms great views of the lake especially sunsets”
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  • spa suite big and roomy
 of 5 bubbles 291mikev, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
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