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The Lakes Resort

17 Lake Terrace West, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 18 hotels in Mount Gambier
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

After arriving at an apartment and finding it disgusting we managed to book into this beautiful resort which is very close to the blue lake. The staff could not do enough to help and make the disaster we had turn into a delight. From the room to the food coupled withe the fantastic service it was a winner for us... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It wasn't the flaky paint around the bathroom door frame, nor the smoke burn in the hand basin that bothered me. I was even willing to ignore the poor reviews on trip advisor; that was until the blaring sounds of 'go grease lighting' infiltrated my room at 10.30pm keeping me from much needed sleep after an 8hour journey. The Lakes... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I recently had a role for 9 months which required me to go to mt gambier every 2 - 3 weeks. On my first trip I just googled accommodation, found this resort which sounded nice and booked myself in. My first clue was when I got to the place and the sign out the front said "Lakes Resort Motel." This... More

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

Hi Sassimo123, Thank you for your feedback. We understand where you are coming from with the whole "not a resort" comment. We know we are NOT a resort, but we inherited the name when I purchased the motel, and it unfortunately isn't an easy, straight forward task to change your Business name. Kind Regards, Val More

Adelaide, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have stayed at the Lakes Resort many times and did again this week. Mine was a business trip however I would stay there if I was in Mt Gambier on vacation of if just passing through. The hotel overlooks the town and is close to the Blue Lake; which has a walking track for some exercise. The room is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband booked us the excecutive suite with corner spa as a suprise for my birthday. We were both happy with the size of the room, the cleanliness and the view. On the down side the rooms are very dated and need a revamp especially for the price. The do need to put in new hot water systems in the... More

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

Dear Kat0323, We are sorry that you feel our hot water systems let you down during your stay. We are working on upgrading the entire motel, but all this does come with time. We are continuously updating our rooms at present, and we do hope you return visit us one day to enjoy the improvements. Regards, Val More

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were looking forward to some nice accommodation and brought breakfast supplies with us only to find that there was no way to heat anything up. Not even the basics such as a toaster or microwave were available. The bed was one of those beds that throws everyone together in the middle of the bed unless you cling to the... More

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

Dear Andrea C, We are sorry we did not meet your standards during your stay with us. I will however point out that we are a motel room and not a self contained room that allows toaster, microwave etc due to fire laws. If you had of asked, we would have kindly explained this to you while you were here.... More

Mount Gambier, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I had dinner here about a month ago and I was so impressed with my meal! In fact all my friends were too! I was a little weary because I had been there a few years ago for a dinner with the in-laws and I couldn't eat it all because it wasn't very nice at all. But, I thoroughly enjoyed... More

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

Hi Mary L, Thank you for your positive review. We hope to see you (and friends) in the restaurant again soon. Kind Regards, Val More

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We've stayed here numerous times over the years mainly due to the view. The city lights at night are beautiful. We travel with two adults and two children so get a family room in the "standard" room block. The bedding is a double plus two singles all in one room (we had room 17). Since our last stay a couple... More

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

Hi Hotel Kids, Thank you for your return business. We appreciate your review, and wish to let you know that we are in fact in the process of renovating/upgrading all rooms on our property. We thankyou for noticing our room improvements thus far, and hope on your next visit to us there is more for you to notice. Kind Regards,... More

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I booked this hotel on a "summer getaway" deal. Beware of "deals" - looking at the websites closer to travel dates, I note lower prices and more inclusions (eg breakfast or wine or upgrade) without the so called "special" deal. The deal blurb did not show type of room and of course we get the "standard" which is terribly ordinary.... More

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

Dear BettyG919, We are sorry we did not meet your standards during your stay with us. You did however book with wotif.com and obviously did not do your homework on the room you selected, as every detail is outlined under each room type on wotif (specifying that this room has a double bed only). This was even claryfied via email... More

Eltham, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This Motel/Resort backs onto the most iconic feature of Mount Gambier....The Blue Lake. It has relatively new owners trying extra hard to bring this resort back to its former first class reputation. The rooms were freshly painted, new linen and beds. The views over the town are simply the best. All the staff were friendly and no request was too... More

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

Hi John E, Thank you for your postive review. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Val More

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Address: 17 Lake Terrace West, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Mount Gambier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 18 hotels in Mount Gambier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lakes Resort is situated on the edge of the Valley Lake Crater with spectacular views over the City from our fully licensed restaurant.It's quiet location away from the busy main highway ensures a good nights sleep ... more   less 
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