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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.

Thank 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
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 25 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
Branxton, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

WORST PLACE EVER! We have a wedding in two days. We booked Squids Ink via website for accommodation for 5 couples & our families WEEKS AGO. Squids ink have not replied to our contact requests via their website, Facebook page and phone number had been disconnected. We luckily started phoning them today to confirm some booking details only to find...

3Thank Ritchie1403
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Booked in late and could only get a courtyard room on the ground floor. The room was small but very clean, quiet especially considering its proximity to the highway and well priced at $120 for a Saturday night. The Lakeview rooms looked great as did the restaurant and we are likely to stay here again in a better room and...

Thank GACASydney_Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Dinner at Squids Ink thanks to our children's Christmas Present voucher was delightful, such a relaxing place with a view of Lake Macquarie to die for. Piano man playing in background was special also. They seem to have covered most angles for enjoyable time. Only fault no green veggies as a side, but hey if this is all I can...

Thank Helen M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful people, beautiful view. First the staff are wonderful, felt more of a a Bed and breakfast than a hotel. The bar is open as ling as your buying, long time and another continent since we where in a place that offers this great service. Yes needs an upgrade and they are getting there, but with everything else on offer...

Thank CraigSharon

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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
Hotel Class:3 star — Squid's Ink Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Squid's Ink Hotel Belmont, Lake Macquarie
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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”
  • view from the room lake view room
  • spa suite big and roomy
 of 5 bubbles 291mikev, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
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