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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 6 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 9 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
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

If you drive by this place without stopping you are missing out! This place is a hidden gem! With beautiful views overlooking Lake Mac, friendly staff and amazing food you can't go wrong when dining here. My friend is coeliac and there were plenty of options for her to enjoy on the menu. The food was absolutely amazing, full of...

Thank jessICA_nomad
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This place is tired and run down. We came in 9.30pm to find the toilet didn't flush and no phone to contact reception. Toilet roll was nearly empty and the light above the entry didn't work. Downstairs the garbage skips reeked. However the sheets were nicely laundered and the bed comfortable but the pillows needed replacing.

2Thank pamela_atkinson
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights . Arrived very late and the staff were most helpful and accommodating. The room well supplied with all our needs. The dinning facilities' were situated to give maxamin view to all dinners. The food delicious.

Thank rosalind b
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I thought the service at Squids Ink restaurant was excellent. However I was disappointed in the food. I thought the combinations of flavours were very strange. The food was very complicated and "busy", and it would have been so much nicer if it had been kept fresh and simple.

1Thank vivrj
Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Staff were great very relaxed. Great room great price. Late check in. Beautiful view will be back in the near future. We have had a very good experience here as management and staff were A1. As the owners are upgrading the place in the not to distant future it will be even better.

Thank Marc H
Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2015

My main concern is the minimum price per person of $65 (for two courses, or $80 for three courses). There is no provision to just order a main meal. Two of us liked the food, the other two not so much. Two meals were small for the cost and service is a bit slow. An interesting experience but I doubt...

1Thank Trevor F

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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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“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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