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The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel

1 Market St, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548 Australia
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#12 of 15 hotels in Merimbula
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Merimbula Lakeview Hotel is an iconic lakeside venue that offers guests easy access to modern facilities, breathtaking views and beautiful sunsets. It is located right opposite beautiful Merimbula Lake and the Merimbula Marina providing the ideal relaxed atmosphere. The Merimbula accommodation offers a lot of​ options to suit all types of guests. The three room types on offer include Double Single, Standard Family and Superior Family. The Superior Family room also offers disabled access. All rooms offer the conveniences of a reverse cycle air-conditioning, tea & coffee-making facilities, refrigerator, TV, towels & linen, radio and free toiletries. Many rooms have partial views of the lake. Hotel facilities include an onsite Bar, bistro which is open 7 days for lunch & dinner, bottleshop stocked with a great range of beverages at competitive prices, pool table and ATM machine.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English

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1 Market St, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548 Australia
The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel
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Beverley_Jones wrote a review Jan 2023
Melbourne, Australia86 contributions33 helpful votes
Wow this was so bad. Ordered three kids meals of fish n chips at $12 each. Battered Flathead served with chips, lemon and Tartare. One thin strip of fish equivalent to two fish fingers in size and a handful of smiths crisps, no tartare or lemon either. I understand there is a potato shortage, (although other diners were eating chips as they were available for $10 per bowl) but why you would not tell diners of the menu change when ordering as I certainly wouldn’t have ordered the meal. After dropping $36 on three tiny strips of fish my kids (who aren’t big eaters) were all still hungry. Very disappointed, I wish I had’ve read some of these reviews about the terrible meals before we went.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Have a drink here but avoid the meals
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Mac H wrote a review Nov 2022
The chicken in the chicken ceaser burger was unseasoned, over charged, the sauce had now flavour at all. The only thing right was the chips. The service was great but the food needs a lot of improvement.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alistair D wrote a review Nov 2022
Cancun, Mexico21 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a wonderful meal during mid-November. My partner and I both ordered steaks and they were wonderfully cooked to perfection and tender, especially given they were grass fed beef. My partner is celiac and I was pleasantly surprised to see plenty of GF options on the menu. We took our chances and turned up without a booking early on a Wednesday night, but it may be safer to book later in the week.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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DavidJamesConnolly wrote a review Dec 2021
Victoria, Australia156 contributions37 helpful votes
Out of sheer curiosity as to why Qantas is now flying direct to Merimbula I dropped in. Beautiful seaside location, incredible natural features, and a sensational pub. Oysters fresh from the farm directly out the window, steaks from the locality to back it up. The Carlton Dark beer clearly a close cousin of Tooheys old.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Leslie C wrote a review Nov 2021
Batemans Bay, Australia135 contributions54 helpful votes
I have eatene here several times on my visits to the town. Food generally good, I normally go for the grills, this time I had the ribs, big serving with chips and salads. The prices of food and drinks are much the same as the clubs, a bit lower I would say. Service is always good. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Ian R wrote a review May 2021
Sunbury, Australia352 contributions67 helpful votes
We had lunch here today the menu was on the small size only one pasta dish which was disappointing, they had lobster on the menu but sold out that was disappointing. My brother an ex chef had a tbone it was huge anc cooked to perfection as he likes rare. I thought the prices were a little expensive and didn’t offer seniors we had chicken parmigiana they were quite nice but a little thick the rooms themselves were a little tired but had a fantastic view staff were friendly
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Carlos S wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
Tried their Bistro. Wife had a pork burger which was nice. I had a seafood basket which was all pre-made stuff. Yes the deep fry was okay but it was a little greasy. Atmosphere was a typical pokies / RSL type of pub. Service was efficient and I guess you get what you pay for. Was it bad? No. Would I go back. Probably not.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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clr378 wrote a review Mar 2021
Cooma, Australia183 contributions14 helpful votes
This is the third time we’ve been to Merimbula for a weekend away since COVID hit and discovered the Lakeview Hotel the first visit. We have tried other restaurants and clubs, but always end up back at the Lakeview for meals as they are consistently excellent. The views over the lake are lovely and relaxing, service is quick and the food really is to die for. I had oysters kilpatrick and the BBQ sauce they use is what really makes it. Hubby said the steak was the best he’s ever had, and he’s really fussy, plus the fisherman’s basket was really fresh and not at all oily. Even their chips are crispy and nice. They practice social distancing with their tables and ensure everyone signs in when entering. If you want to eat in Merimbula, you really can’t go past the Lakeview. You’ll love it!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bookings are highly recommended, especially if you want a table by the window overlooking the lake.
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Leslie C wrote a review Mar 2021
Batemans Bay, Australia135 contributions54 helpful votes
I have eaten here on several occasions and never had a bad meal. This week I had another couple of dinners, good reception by what appeared to be new staff. I had a nice table at window, I had booked on line. Sunday night I had the Reef and Beef, big meal, very good steak and prawns with chips/salad. Monday night I had the Pork Ribs, big meal, full set of ribs well grilled with nice sauce and tasty. Chips and salad. Food here is a cut above normal pub food and is my favourite dining place in Merimbula. No complaints re food and service, all very good. Prices are very reasonable. The bistro was busy both nights. Drinks are reasonably priced. I liked the Bulmers cider on tap. Highly recommended and I would return. Remember to make a reservation.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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John B wrote a review Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia41 contributions8 helpful votes
The Lakeview bar and grill at the Merimbula hotel provided astounding food. The 500gm T-Bone was perfectly cooked and presented. Thick, juicy and supremely tender. The Panko Chicken was moist and full of flavour. The head chef, David told us the meat was sourced in the Riverina. The beast was allowed to hang for 140 days after being dispatched. Grain fed. The meat was respected by the chefs. The chickens were free range and obtained locally. David told us they sourced local, then Australian produce. The service was excellent. Prices reasonable. The view across the lake made whole experience wonderful. A bit of a drive from Sydney, but if you should find yourselves in Merimbula, it is with worth the drive to get a fantastic feed.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Helen H, Marketing at The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel
Responded 15 Feb 2021
Thank you so much John for the great review, and love the fact that it's worth the drive to get a fantastic feed! We are lucky to have David as a head chef, as his dishes and menus are creative, well thought through - and not to mention delicious. We do hope that when you're next in Merimbula you stop by for a meal and a chat!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Merimbula Fresh Food Market (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Waterfront Cafe, Merimbula Ice Creamery, and Bunga Raya Satay House.
Is The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Merimbula.
Is The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.