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"I loved this hotel, friendly staff and large rooms. Bathrooms and toilets are shared though they have separate lockable doors for each. Food downstair ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 17 Dec 2018

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Hotel Description

At The Lakes Hotel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Pelican Plaza and Entrance Beach. Highlights at this hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a restaurant, and free self parking.

You can enjoy free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 22 rooms. Refrigerators and ceiling fans are also available. Bathrooms are shared.

The bistro, Bistro, is open for lunch and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a rooftop terrace, and luggage storage.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this The Entrance hotel include North Entrance Beach and Wyrrabalong National Park.

Single Room, Shared Bathroom (Budget)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Budget)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Lakes Hotel ratings based on 132 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Lakes Hotel

Everyone (103) Couples (20) Business (1) Students (2) Family (5)
4 out of 5
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.

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Dec. 2018

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3 out of 5
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

Posted by on 27 Nov. 2018

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1 out of 5
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.

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5
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.

Posted by , from Central Qld on 4 Sep. 2018

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3 out of 5

Small but convenient

Comfortable for a budget stay ! Wouldn’t stay for too long though!

Posted by on 5 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5

Convenient located close to everything

Doors are closing with a lot of bang, doesn’t help with your sleep, noisy on the weekend from pub fun. Overall not bad, clean shower and toilets.

Posted by , from Sydney, NSW on 21 May 2018

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2 out of 5

Looks better than it is

Hotwater in the shower was disappointing. Took close to 5 mins to get some warm water in the morning. Rooms look much better on the pictures than they are

Posted by , from Sydney on 20 May 2018

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3 out of 5
Room was small ( but we already knew it would be) it was clean and tidy. With no air conditioning it was a tad hot and stuffy and we actually queried to ourselves how guests would have coped in the summer time with no air conditioning. All in all, it was an ok experience with nothing to complain about.

Posted by on 11 May 2018

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1 out of 5

Poor condition

Budget hotel with no air con. The room was unclean, super hot and suffocating. I ended up cutting short my stay in here. Not recommended.

Posted by , from Sydney on 20 Mar. 2018

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. The Lakes Hotel also features a rooftop terrace and an ATM. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this The Entrance hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1927
  • Dining venue
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Storage area for luggage
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Lakes Hotel offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 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 sanitizer and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in

Hotel Names

  • Lakes Hotel The Entrance
  • Lakes The Entrance
  • The Lakes Hotel Hotel
  • The Lakes Hotel The Entrance
  • The Lakes Hotel Hotel The Entrance
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.