Recently stayed here as a stopover to visit family on the way to Adelaide in a family room with partner and two small children.
I should also note that we got a reasonable deal ($130) via wotif so expectations weren't too high.
The website photos appear to apply only to some part of the 'resort' which has been modernised, certainly we had no lake views and only a small parking spot which necessitated side on parking.
The reception is modern enough but we didn't have a great start when the first set of keys we were given had one missing. This was in fairness immediately rectified.
The room was clean and comfortable and big enough but only for a night or two. The kids had to share a bed and there were no real breakfast facilities.
There was a distinct '80s vibe about the room and the bathroom as well, technology was limited with no DVD player and no Foxtel (and these are very handy when travelling with kids).
Next door to the resort is a huge eyesore, namely the derelict public hospital which so distracted us that we drove past the (poorly signed) main entrance.
Didn't have breakfast or a meal here so can't comment on that and didn't use the pool.
All that said, we slept well and it was a very quick drive to the lakes and CBD.
Would I recommend it - not outright, I would shop around first and ask for one of the modernised rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lakes Resort is situated on the edge of the Valley Lake Crater with spectacular views over the City from our fully licensed restaurant.It's quiet location away from the busy main highway ensures a good nights sleep ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lakes Resort Mount Gambier, South Australia