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The Lakes Resort

17 Lake Terrace West, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

We found the manager was very very helpful and accommodating , the room was very clean ,modern quiet , and a great view of the mount . The bed was very comfy and house cleaning was great and friendly .We even enjoyed the spa . Certainly would say that it was perfect for every day Aussies . once again great... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Lakes Resort is a 20 year old complex that doesnt shape up to its name in any way shape or form. First off the "resort" is what should be classed as a budget motel. Expect basic amenities in the room, average cleaning standards if you are lucky, and hapless babbling from the management. The Receptionist on our first day... More 

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Val M, Public Relations Manager at The Lakes Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ryan L. Your review is nothing but dramatised nonsense!! Firstly, yes we know we are not a "resort". Changing a Business name is not an easy fix. We are proud of the standard of our Motel, and are reviewed independently quite frequently, and need to meet certain standards, to which we pass. I'm really not sure what more amenities... More 

Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Staff very welcoming and friendly. Enjoyed and made the most of our day. would love to go back again and take the family. rooms a bit tired but they were passable. But still would recommend to anyone.

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Val M, Owner at The Lakes Resort, responded to this review

Hi Christinaw17. Thank you kindly for your lovely words. We are glad you enjoyed visiting us, and Mount Gambier. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

First and foremost, as others have mentioned, this isn't really a resort in any way, and I've just read a comment from the management to a wotif reviewer saying the 'resort' name was inherited and not an easy fix. So be it. My husband and I paid no more than $120 for an overnight stay and it appears the top... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately named a resort, this concrete motel sets the new customer up for a disappointment from the moment of arrival. Given the name and the lake up the hill (cannot be seen from the motel), you expect at least some benefit from the location in terms of scenery or atmosphere. There is a nice night time view of Mt Gambier,... More 

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Val M, Manager at The Lakes Resort, responded to this review

Dear JT, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As mentioned previously, we did inherit the "resort" name, and in no way do we agree with it. However this isn't so easy to change. I would also like to clarify that no where do we advertise that we have any lake views. What you do benefit from... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We purchased an EXECUTIVE WITH SPA room for full rate of $191 at 5.45pm, at the end of a very long day of travel from Victor Harbour. We chose the accommodation for the high city view, quiet location, attached restaurant and advertising materials at an Information Centre along our drive. On check in, curtains were drawn across and soft side... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Booked through agoda.com. Room described as small standard room, and it was very small. Even the bath towels were not much bigger than a hand towel. Confectionary in the room was past its 'use by' date. The bonus with this motel is it is close to the Blue Lake and is in a quiet area with very little traffic noise.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I was very impressed with the lakes Val was pleasant and willing to please.The view was fantastic close to everything rooms are clean and serviced every day.Thanks for a wonderful stay will be back again

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This motel is good value for what is on offer. best views in mount Gambier, quiet without the traffic noise of the other motels in town. Large rooms and the staff are very welcoming. There are more updated motels but none have this location and once again for the price you pay is good.

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I managed to get a room at very short notice as the other motel I had booked in Mt Gambier was so awful that I refused to stay there. The staff at the Lakes were very helpful and welcoming, and I loved the view over the town from my room. It's the only motel in town that's quiet (all the... More 

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Address: 17 Lake Terrace West, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Mount Gambier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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