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“What a waste of a wedding night” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cypress Lakes Resort

Cypress Lakes Resort
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Maitland, Australia
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“What a waste of a wedding night”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

My husband and I always look on our wedding day fondly.. But the wedding night accommodation was one we would like to forget! We had an early wedding 10am ceremony, and reception was done by 4pm. We were both pretty exhausted by the time we got there at 7:30. Warm welcome by reception staff, and a generous offer of a 1pm checkout as it was a Sunday night! We were very impressed and headed to our villa.

The stench of bleach hit us as soon as we opened the door. We took that as a good thing at least we knew it was cleaned. To our dismay though, the "spa" that we had been offered was infancy a bath, that only one person could fit in.

The room was pretty and after our exhausting day we retired at about 1am. The next thing I heard was my husband speaking in a rather loud voice. Turns out at 6:45am a cleaner entered the villa unannounced and advised "I'm going to clean now" my husband repeatedly advised we were able to stay until 1pm and her response was "I'll come back in half an hour"

Needless to say I was not impressed!!! Cutting our losses we decided to get up and go to breakfast. Shouldn't have bothered, McDonalds on the way home would have been more appetising. Cold food, not much variety, we were well and truly over it. By 8am we checked out and drive home. So much for late checkout! Very disappointing Cypress Lakes!

Our honeymoon accommodation was better quality (at $15 a night in Thailand!)

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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Clean place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Not a fan of golf, nice breakfast. Under staffed.Little outdated. Wouldnt stay again.

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Sydney, Australia
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191 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good location, facilities a little tired”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Five of us in a two bedroom villa which was in good condition. Location is great - very central. We visited the bar on the Saturday night and were very disappointed to find a harshly lit room with no ambience at all. We chose to sit outside whilst the sun went down and would have stayed outside but they had run out of gas for the outdoor heaters - shame on you Cypress Lakes. Have never played golf so cannot comment on the quality of the course.

Visited June 2012
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New South Wales, Australia
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324 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 673 helpful votes
“OK ....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stayed at Cypress Lakes from Friday 13 April, 2012 for two nights in a two bedroom villa. It was just OK really, which is disappointing for the price.

The villas are looking very tired and could have been cleaner, and there wasn't any housekeeping done (beds made, etc.).

To me Cypress Lakes was more like budget accommodation - but without the budget price!

Visited April 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews
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“Not Bad but Not Great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

We stayed in a 2 bed villa for 2 nights. I had a cold shower every day (and night). The villas were ok but a little tired. Our room was not made up on our second day. We paid around $600.00 per night and for this price you woudl expect alot more. The reception area was lovely and the breakfast was pretty good. The golf course was also in a terrible state, not expected for the price you pay to play there.

Visited February 2012
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