4.5 out of 5

"Fantastic motel with waterfront room close to shops, pub & restaurants " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 25 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Hibiscus Lakeside Motel, you'll be 6.5 km (4 mi) from Norah Head Lighthouse and 6.7 km (4.2 mi) from Soldiers Beach. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers, and hairdryers, featured in all 13 rooms. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with fridges and microwaves. Irons/ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas and a picnic area. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Budgewoi motel include Wyrrabalong National Park and Magenta Shores Beach.

Standard Side Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$110 per night

Side Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Waterfront Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 Bedroom King Suite (Waterfront room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Waterfront Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Side Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hibiscus Lakeside Motel ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hibiscus Lakeside Motel

Everyone (19) Couples (15) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Nov 2018

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4 out of 5
Everything was good except the internet which could be described as extremely disappointing

Posted by on 27 Sep 2018

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4 out of 5
Lovely accommodation right on the banks of the Lake. Excellent value for money. Room's were tidy and comfortable and looked great upon entry. Would recommend.

Posted by on 27 Aug 2018

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5 out of 5
Fantastic motel with waterfront room close to shops, pub & restaurants

Posted by , from Goulburn on 25 Aug 2018

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3 out of 5
Booked and stayed for 2 nights but bed wasn't made on the morning of our second day. When we enquired we were told "you have to ask to have the bed made!! Bathroom was really old. Not worth $105.00 per night.

Posted by on 3 Aug 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice place to stay, beautiful spot on the lake, easy walk to the shops, clubs, great lake walk

Posted by , from Australia on 22 Jul 2018

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4 out of 5
It was great walking distants to everything would stay again

Posted by , from Casino on 30 Jun 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jul 2018 by Aman

Hi Megan Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to see you again. Regards

5 out of 5
The Manager, Janice, went above & beyond to help me. I stayed 3 nights mid-week & it was beautiful, tranquil & relaxing & the lakeside room was worth the few extra pennies. For a budget motel, I cannot find fault with anything. Exceptional!

Posted by , from Country Qld on 20 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Apr 2018 by Janice

Thanks very much for staying with us. We look forward to see you again. Regards

4 out of 5
Pros: Location, would stay again.
Cons: Advertising...room does not really have a kitchenette. It is a room with microwave, fridge is standard. Breakfast still advertised in help folder.
Location: Only stayed one night.
Great location and very comfortable. Check in staff person was very blunt, bordering on unfriendly, offered no information. Decor a bit tired, but clean.

Posted by on 2 Sep 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Sep 2015 by Hibiscus Lakeside Motel Management

Thank you for the review. I'm glad the cleanliness of the room was up to standard as our housekeeping staff work very hard to maintain this. I am sad to read that your check in was below standard. This could have just been a bad day as we are well aware the check in process is key to making you feel welcome and hope you accept our apologies. We would like to see you back and greeting you again as would be done any other day.

4 out of 5

Budget accommodation close to The Lakes

Pros: Clean,quiet;central;staff friendly& accommodating
Cons: Needs a décor overhaul;but they are new owners and their attitude is right so we are sure time will see it a major must!!
Location: Central to Lakes;foodies nearby;whale watching, beaches,country craft,kayaking,hiking,fishing,heaps!!
Comfortable ,clean room with adequate amenities right on a lake.Coffee shops,pubs close by;meals great from these places.Only had two nights here;Laurence[the owner & new!! ] is extremely helpful and cheerful!Anything He doesn't know, He takes the time to find out!! Will recommend highly.Thank you Laurence;we did find our way into the Big Smoke albeit a few hiccups. George,Lou

Posted by , from W.A on 2 Jun 2015

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About the Hibiscus Lakeside Motel

Location 2 Diamond Head Drive, Budgewoi, NSW 2262

Property Features

Hibiscus Lakeside Motel offers its guests a picnic area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Budgewoi motel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (84.7 km / 52.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hibiscus Lakeside Motel offers 13 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Flat-screen television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 25.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 10 for adults and AUD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hibiscus Lakeside Motel Budgewoi
  • Hibiscus Lakeside Motel
  • Hibiscus Lakeside Budgewoi
  • Hibiscus Lakeside

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.