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The Lakes Hotel

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Family Room, Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Lunch and dinner served
Family Room, Shared Bathroom | Bathroom | Shower, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Lakes Hotel

The Lakes Hotel

2.5 star property
The Entrance hotel with 2 bars/lounges and restaurant
6.4 out of 10 Good
6.4/10 Good

284 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
201 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance, NSW, 2261
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/banking services
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Terrigal Beach - 12 min drive
  • Lake Macquarie - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 88 min drive
  • Tuggerah Station - 23 min drive
  • Ourimbah Station - 24 min drive
  • Warnervale Station - 25 min drive


  • Coco Rice & Noodle Bar the Entrace - 2 min walk
  • Ken's Humble Pie Shop - 5 min walk
  • Big Tuna Fish Co. - 4 min walk
  • Los Dos Hombres - 3 min walk
  • La Costa Restaurant - 4 min walk

About this property

The Lakes Hotel

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at The Lakes Hotel. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Bistro, which serves lunch and dinner. The comfortable beds and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1927
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 26-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Bistro – This bistro serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Lakes Hotel The Entrance
Lakes The Entrance
The Lakes Hotel Hotel
The Lakes Hotel The Entrance
The Lakes Hotel Hotel The Entrance

Frequently asked questions

Does The Lakes Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Lakes Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Lakes Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Lakes Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Lakes Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Lakes Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Lakes Hotel and nearby?
The Lakes Hotel has 2 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near The Lakes Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Bistro.
What's the area around The Lakes Hotel like?
The Lakes Hotel is a short 9-minute walk from Entrance Beach and 13 minutes' walk from The Entrance Ocean Baths. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

Lack of any person who could provide reliable information. Very dirty
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I loved this hotel, friendly staff and large rooms. Bathrooms and toilets are shared though they have separate lockable doors for each. Food downstairs is great. My only criticism was that the check in is located in an area where children are unable to go. Staff did however look after the kids as I checked in. Will definately use again.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Sandy, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

good location but floors were violently creaky so we were scared about waking people up. the hotel check in is in the poker room so my my 17 yr old friend was kicked out. fine for the price but could be better
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Stayed due to work in the area. Room was comfortable Location was good for family's, close to the shops and beach.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

The staff were rude & not helpful. I asked for a special condition as we needed to be at a venue at 2pm & they refused early checkin so we could get ready. I rang early on the day so my room could've been cleaned early on the list.
Cathy, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Sleep deprived
Was not happy with being woken up very early in the morning with work men banging and talking in the roof area, was not impressed at all. I left the night check out. so I didn’t have to deal with them. 2 mornings in a row was enough had to get back to Melbourne for a proper sleep. Oh and the banging of the room doors at night. Friggen all night. BANG. BANG BANG ahhhhh sleep where are you.
Godwin, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Excellent budget accommodation. Clean & a big comfy bed. Was worried about the shared bathroom but it was clean with a great shower, although bit hard to get dressed inside cubicle. Meals in bistro were reasonable & good food. Good, reasonably priced breakfast cafes nearby. Room 12 has the sqeakiest floor I have ever walked on, but don't know how you would fix that. Can't hear noise from downstairs so made for a quiet night's sleep. Could do with a little mirror in the room. Overall, excellent & wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Cassie, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Clean But not suitable
Won’t go there again. You pay extra for the key and may get the money back a week later. I wanted my money back For the key and was told no! I had to wait the week. If I didn’t want to do that they were going to give back my money for the room and I have to go stay else where👎 That made me dissapointed. Then when I went up nice but really not for me and not impressed. I would of been stranded if I had left with no where to stay. Parking near the hotel was a fair distance to cart your luggage and you then carry it up a flight of stairs Rooms partly Quiet Tv in room on wall very tiny👎👎👎👎
jt, 1-night trip
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