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Squid Ink Motel

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen | Terrace/patio
Family Room, Multiple Beds | Balcony
Room, 1 Queen Bed, Lake View | View from room
Triple Room, Multiple Beds | Laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Room, 1 Queen Bed, Lake View | View from room

Overview of Squid Ink Motel

Squid Ink Motel

2.5 star property
No-frills motel in Belmont

8.2/10 Very good

271 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
The price is AU$87
Price available on 27/2/2023
690 Pacific Highway, Belmont, NSW, 2280

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Belmont
  • Lake Macquarie - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 48 min drive
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 111 min drive
  • Kotara Station - 14 min drive
  • Cardiff Station - 18 min drive
  • Cockle Creek Station - 18 min drive


  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club - 10 min walk
  • Salina Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Ocean City Chinese Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • Cafe Macquarie - 16 min walk
  • Jewells Tavern - 6 min drive

About this property

Squid Ink Motel

When visiting Newcastle, Squid Ink Motel is a great choice to consider. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby kayaking, surfing/body boarding and waterskiing. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.



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
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for AUD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 20.0 per day

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

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

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Squid Ink Motel Belmont
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Frequently asked questions

Does Squid Ink Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Squid Ink Motel 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Squid Ink Motel?
As of 29 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Squid Ink Motel on 27 Feb 2023 start from AU$87, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Squid Ink Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Squid Ink Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Squid Ink Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Squid Ink Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of AUD 40.00 (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Squid Ink Motel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Squid Ink Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lake Macquarie Yacht Club (10-min walk), Salina Restaurant (10-min walk) and Ocean City Chinese Restaurant (11-min walk).
What's the area around Squid Ink Motel like?
Squid Ink Motel is in Belmont, a short 1-minute walk from Lake Macquarie. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.



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8/10 Very good

Sukhvinder Singh, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Mark, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Squid Ink Motel. Belmont NSW
Newly renovated unit. Comfortable and compact. Close to bus stop. Restaurant and bar on site
Maureen, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Chi Keung, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice water front stay.
The manager mistakenly gave away our family room to others, resulting us to stay in two smaller rooms, slightly inconvenient but acceptable. Nice waterview around, but parking could be depending on luck.
KAI-PING, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kim, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Dianne, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great potential
Location was convenient with spectacular lake views. A great restaurant next door. Price was budget friendly. Room had significant maintenance issues which require attention and should have been easily spotted by management.
Kay, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Room 22. Shower dribbles. Mixer not working. This room should not be sold.
kundan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Michael, 1-night trip
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