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El Lago Waters Resort

41 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First impression was it was a tired and dated hotel. Next we had to navigate around the huge potholes in the driveway and parking area! The bathroom had shampoo was but no conditioner. After my shower I couldn't find the hairdryer. After a search it was found in the lounge room, fixed to the wall under the TV! Also TV... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at el lago resort thank goodness for only I night found room to be filthy no hot water never again complained to management overed a small refund declined as I was upset at the service offered car park and driveway full of pot holes and to far from rooms never ever stay at this place again

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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Have stayed here many times over the years, the last approx. 5 years ago. Not a lot has changed since, maybe a little more run down than before in certain areas, though overall as expected. Stayed in an executive room which are a little more updated with 3rd floor views across the lake. Bed and lounge were comfortable, though close... More 

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Thank woofiedo
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

While the location was perfect for the start/finish of the Central Coast 1/2 marathon - that was the end of that. Hot water took AGES and the water was a murky colour (and bath plug would not stay in properly, causing the water to continuously drain). The 'breakfast' room was unavailable, the sauna was broken we got told (though both... More 

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Canley Heights, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stayed at the El Lago after driving down from Coolangatta via Coffs Harbour. I asked for a ground floor room as my mother had twisted her ankle. The room we were given only had a double bed in it and therefore we had to sleep together which was inconvenient. The room had towels, but no hand towel and no... More 

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Thank Kathy C
AUSTRALIA
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Hi after reading reviews on this place was a little concerned however, I found the little place quite nice for a 1 or 2 night stay. The sheets were clean, beds comfortable, everything worked the bathroom and room was spotlessly clean. Some people also commented on the noise factor being near the bridge but I didn't find this a problem... More 

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Thank KOORAWATHA
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely terrible, not even close to pictures being advertised which was disapointing. Not worth the reduced scoupon cost paid. Worst accomodation ever experienced. Couldn't bear to stay another night. Bathroom was atrocious.. old, mouldly, rusty, tiles and grout floating away when having a shower. Only one channel worked on the TV. Needed a 4 wheel drive to navigate the carpark... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We had a 3nt Scoopon for our visit but left on the 2nd day, however the hotel wasn't the only reason. The positives - the sheets and towels were spotless and the room generally clean and serviced daily. The reception staff friendly and helpful both by email and in person. The location is in easy walking distance to restaurants and... More 

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Thank Lynne Z
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This hotel is completely run down. Don't believe the advertising. Our room had a water view but looked like it hadn't been repainted or updated since the hotel was built in 1970 The bathroom in particular was dreadful. (Looks like they painted the tiles many years ago & all the paint has chipped off). Don't stay on the 3rd floor... More 

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Greystanes, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

i can not rate this hotel. Where do I start...I was given a scoopon for my birthday and booked for the weekend 16th to 18th October 2015...On arrival we were greeted by a car park with a bitumen surface which was seriously compromised. The tar was uplifted and gravelly and there were large potholes which were hard to avoid. Obviously... More 

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