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The Central Hotel Motel

321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909 Australia
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#14 of 17 hotels in Lakes Entrance
The Central Hotel, located on the waterfront of Victoria's Gippsland Lakes, is in the center of town, close to all of the popular tourist attractions and shops. We offer a range of 3 1/2 star accommodation styles to suit all needs and budgets available in single, twin, double and family rooms. All rooms encircle our private outdoor pool and spa. Enjoy a meal in our bistro which specialises in fresh local seafood, Gippsland prime beef and local beer & wines.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Paid wifi
Mini golf
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Kids' meals
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
ATM on site
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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EatDrinkSleeps wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne101 contributions84 helpful votes
This is our 3rd stay here & again was great. Rooms present very well & clean, ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep. Brilliant location close to waterfront & all shops on the Main Street. Excellent management & staff. Hotel meals never disappoint either.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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sandy3bak wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions4 helpful votes
We called at 4:45pm to make a dinner reservation only to get the answering machine and told to leave a message and they would get back to us. After no reply we rang again. Same deal. By 7pm and no reply we just went. We were asked “Do you have a reservation.” We said that we had been calling since 4:45pm and leaving messages but no one returned our calls as the message said they would do. The girl replied “Oh we aren’t answering the phones tonight.” My husband replied “Well how were we to make a booking?” What looked to be the manager stepped in and barked “there’s only four of us, we can only do what we can do.” We asked if they had a table. The girl said “yes” sign in and come this way. The manager said “don’t give it to them, there are other people waiting for it”. As we walked out there was no apology from the manager, no effort to see if there would be a table finishing soon. They clearly didn’t care about our business. In this economy when city people are encouraged to visit the country to help out small businesses and you get the cold uncaring and disorganised reception that we got, it is an absolute disgrace. ON A SIDE NOTE we then went to a business up the street that clearly welcomed our custom. We were greeted with smiles, made welcome, told that we would get a table in ten minutes and ended up having a great night.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Will Andersen wrote a review Jan 2021
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Location is great. The bed was not the most comfortable. It’s a very noisy place if the people in the next room are loud. The room was a bit dim. I don’t think it was value for money but the staff were friendly and helpful. Probably wouldn’t stay here again as food in lakes entrance isn’t great so I’d prefer somewhere with a kitchen.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
heathermE5827ZO wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia85 contributions34 helpful votes
We went to lake entrance because we wanted to stay in Victoria. We stayed at this motel for 5 days. The location was great. We didn't have to use our car as everything we needed was in walking distance.There was a hotel next door, a supermarket 5 minutes away places to eat for breakfast lunch and tea. The room was comfortable and clean. It coffee and tea making and a toaster. You could sit outside your room or step outside to the pool The staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this motel try for yourself
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michelle G wrote a review Nov 2020
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions1 helpful vote
Traveled to Lakes Entrance for a long weekend away and booked into The Central Hotel for 2. Staff were friendly food was unpleasant and should have never left the kitchen. Our garlic bread you could wring out the oil they took that back with many apologies but my fish was meant to be fresh flat head tails. Clearly just frozen pieces of fish that you would buy from a supermarket. They were not even real fish and dry in the centre. The other meal was a Chicken Parma which also was overcooked and sauce not pleasing to taste. So it was a definite unpleasant experience and I will not be going back there.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 61 - USD 97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaVictoriaGippslandLakes Entrance
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Central Hotel Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Central Hotel Motel?
Nearby attractions include Esplanade Mini Golf (0.4 km), Blackball & Basket Mini Golf (0.4 km), and RAD RC (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Central Hotel Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Central Hotel Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Central Hotel Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Central Hotel Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Central Hotel Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Albert & Co, Nick's, and Central Hotel Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Central Hotel Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Central Hotel Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Lakes Entrance.
Are there any historical sites close to The Central Hotel Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting New Works Historic Area (0.9 km).