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Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Ettalong Beach
Brits
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Please read the terrible comments ! They rightly outweigh the excellent”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

As we write this report at 17:30 in the evening we could well have been situated in a kindergarten. The Reception is situated downstairs from the rooms and the staff appear to be totally unaware of the constant noise.
As previous reviewers have said, the rooms are of dark brick and the bathrooms tiny and we were only provided with one very small soap and a meagre towel per person.The room is claustraphobic..so dark..no windows..and the only light is from several ghastly energy saving bulbs ! Not a great suprise really to find that the rooms are only serviced once every two days !
The fuse box inside our room was an antiquity - dare not to pull it - but half expected to find a fuse wire inside !
The beds are so small..and we had a double..not very comfortable and the pillows overlapped the bed. Talking of small, the shower would be great if you were 1.25 metres in height
As the time approaches 18:30 the room becomes filled with the smells of the cooking from the restaurants below. In saying that, we had an absolutely fabulous meal at Nanams Kitchen to where we will return. A disturbed night after eating at the La Fiama will ensure that we don't eat there either
Do not know where we will stay when we return again, not here for sure and probably not at the Mantra which is just serviced apartments with an RSL as a restaurant complete with pokeys and all + plus some of the most indifferent food that I have had in ages.

Room Tip: Do not bother to stay here
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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12 Thank JeanBrits
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Larry A, Manager at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Jean,

We apologise for your experience, however, upon request we are more than happy to provide you with more towels and soaps which can be done with the dial of a number from your room to reception.
Besides us and the Mantra, there are not too many other places of accommodation in Ettalong Beach so we hope you are able to find a place to suit your needs in the future.
Again, apologies for your troubles, we will take your criticisms into consideration for improvements.

Good luck in your future travels,

EBTR Management
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Such a lovely little jewel on the Central Coast, came up for one night, and after a little booking mishap as I needed to change my date of arrival, this was not updated in the resorts computer system, however they were very accommodating and gave my partner and I an upgraded room with no hassles or extra charge at all. I look forward to coming up and spending a few more days here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jana D
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Larry A, Manager at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Jana,

Thank you again for staying with us . We are relieved that we were able to upgrade you with little hassle. Apologies again for the mishap.

We look forward to seeing you again soon someday,

EBTR Management
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Brisbane
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

I stayed only one night & that was enough. Dingy room , archaic tv & just plain weird. The whole place is a rabbit warren with limited on site parking. The receptionist was pleasant but detached. Never again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Eric J
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Larry A, Manager at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Hi Eric,

Sincere apologies for the experience you have had. We are in the process of upgrading the televisions within our rooms and have replaced nearly half the televisions with new flat screens. We endeavour to constantly improve on our accommodation to ensure it meets yours and other patrons' needs.

We hope you enjoy your future travels,

EBTR Management
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

We went up to visit some family for a couple of days and stayed a week.

Great location, great food, very relaxing and
family friendly. La Fiama wood fire Pizza was fantastic.

And finishing off the night at the paradiso cinema with its Venice look was perfect.

There are many other restaurants that we didn't get a chance to try but look forward to trying them when we return next moth.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JimmyDaaboul
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Larry A, Manager at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear Jimmy,


Thank you for taking some time out of your day to leave us a nice review.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you enjoy many more in the future.


Regards,
Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort Management
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

I went with my fiancee to Ettalong beach & we stumbled across the most magical place filled with great restaurants, shops & markets. The architecture was stunning with so much attention to detail I am half Italian so I really valued the fact that the culture was respected & quality of food, coffee & friendly customer service was provided. We received a personal tour & saw there was also some beautiful touches added with our Australian heritage of display glass murals. There is so much to do including cinema which are also filled with attention to detail. We will return very soon & I will be taking & reccomend to all our family & friends, This place is not to be missed so close to Sydney yet a getaway with a touch of class with a budget for everyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Dani0472
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Larry A, Manager at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
We are thrilled to hear your stay was enjoyable. Thank you for any future recommendations.
We are glad that you appreciated the architecture, iy is a nice mix of Italian Renaissance and contemporary Australian.

Safe travels for the future,

Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort management
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

I took 32 Members of our Probus Club and we all had a great trime. No complaints and a very fun time was enjoyed by all. The wonderful Italian decor of the place was amazing from the fabulous artwork to the lead light features. The Hunter Valley Gardens were spectacular as was Ken Duncan Gallery. Everything was arranged by Lyn who is one of the Resort Staff and is very versatile and willing to help with everything. The markets on Sunday were the start of six very full days. The Movie Theatres have to be seen to be believed. There is so much to take in at the Resort as there are nooks and crannies everywhere and each one is interesting. The room I had was very spacious and comfortable and the bed was great. We had all our meals in the Conference Room and they were all good and served quickly. We had activities each night and used the Conference Room until about 10.30 - 11.00. We would absolutely like to return to Ettalong Beach Resort in the future.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Patricia W
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Larry A, Manager at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you Patricia for your response. We are pleased that your stay was enjoyable and that you wish to return soon. It is indeed a large place with plenty to explore and a lovely location.
We hope to see you again very soon.

Regards,
Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort
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sydney
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

We found this place 12 months ago and normally stay at Mantra, however this time we stayed at the resort. What a pleasant experience it was, we got the Honeymoon suite and it was fine. We could have had a dinner party for 20 guests. But the beauty of the place starts with saturday markets downstairs, followed by lunch, a movie upstairs, and then cocktails with Paul and staff upstairs again, then followed by dinner in any number of great restaurants. Honestly, you would need a month to get thru them all. The Spanish Tapas bar and restaurant is just wonderful. Very quaint and friendly. La Fiama pizza - best pizza this side of Naples and entertainment never fails to impress. This place is great in summer time and would be wonderful in winter. Park your car and live in the resort. We just love it so much we have just bought a weekend retreat around the corner. We may not be staying but for bars and restaurants this place is as good as any sydney suburb can offer and we live in Crows Nest.
Rush away and have fun.

Room Tip: Grad a room with a balcony and enjoy the afternoon sun with a bottle of wine.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank johnherbert
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Larry A, Manager at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
We thank you for choosing us, John!
I'm glad you enjoyed some of the many restaurants we have to offer at our resort, all the best for your future visits.

Regards,
Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort
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Additional Information about Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort

Property: Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort
Address: Cnr Ocean View Road & Schnapper Road | 189 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach, New South Wales 2257, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ettalong Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Ettalong Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine a resort styled to reflect the ambience of a Mediterranean village, with beautifully appointed accommodation, a choice of fine dining experiences, the casual atmosphere of cafes & alfresco eateries, and the joie de vivre of a village markets. Take in a movie at the Cinema Paradiso, relax in the Roman Baths & Spa or just wander across the road to enjoy the pristine waters and white sands of beautiful Ettalong Beach. The Resort complex comprises of 16 restaurants & cafes including: Beef & Barrumundi Steakhouse Bar & Grill - Ettalong Hong Kong/Chinese - Menhir's Spanish Tapas Bar - Namans Kitchen - Olive Modern - Ghandi Indian Restaurant- La Fiamma Woodfired Pizzeria - The Walkabout Cafe - La Cucina Cortesi Italian - Ettalong Pizza & Pasta - Fusions Oyster & Tapas Bar. Weekends and Public holidays we have largest undercover markets on the Central Coast with over 100 undercover stalls. ... more   less 
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