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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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!!!!

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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.

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Thank Mark S
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Had a 3 night stay hear with our daughter couldn't fault a thing. Stayed in the king deluxe spa room,WOW everything was beautiful,furniture and decor, bed very comfortable, room nice and clean. was nice fishing of private wharf and sitting under the pergola while watching daughter in a canoe which they supplied for free. Management couldn't of been any nicer...

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1Thank deborahandmark
Wickham Nsw
Reviewed 16 April 2015

When we arrived, there weren't any curtains on the window, so had to wait for these to be hung. The air conditioner/heater did not work, which we informed them about the next morning. We also told them not to bother making the bed/cleaning the room. Well they conveniently remembered the latter, but not the faulty air conditioner. By the time...

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1Thank cary7
Bonnells Bay, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2015

I stayed here on the spur of the moment late at night and was most welcomed by management with no hesitation at all. The room was clean, fresh and all I needed. The car was parked right outside my door and easy motel to find. I would highly recommend this motel.

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1Thank GraceLoBasso
Brisbane
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

This motel, having recently changed hands introduced Sunday breakfast, so we thought we'd give it a go. The view over lake Macquarie are beautiful. The restaurant operators are young & very inexperienced and it showed. The menu was simple but the service was painfully slow & disorganized We had to ask for menus & the coffee machine was broken as...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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
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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