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The Central Hotel Motel
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Lakes Entrance
Melbourne, Australia
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“The food was delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were in Lakes Entrance over the Melbourne Cup weekend and dined here on Monday night. The food was delicious! We started with the ribs and calamari: the meat on the ribs was so tender it fell off the bone. The calamari was fresh and tasty. For main we had the chicken parma which was very tasty and not your usual pedestrian chicken parma - and the grilled fish which was fresh and delicious. I'd like to commend this place for it's excellent kids meal of "tomato pasta" - which sounded so simple but was absolutely delicious. So many restaurants serve up kids meals which are ordinary. This dish was simple but so tasty - our daughter devoured most of it - and then hubby and I devoured the little that remained ;) Thanks for a lovely meal!!
One suggestion though: please take your side salads to the next level. We were served an ample amount of salad with our main meals (which is great for me who loves salad) but the dressing lacked flavour and most of it remained on the plate. A very small thing to improve but this would have made the meal superb.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

We had a great stay. The room was clean, well appointed and the location was close to everything and the bistro adjoining was another big plus not having to get in the car again!
We will go again for sure.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlisonB975, Owner at The Central Hotel Motel, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Thankyou for your feedback, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Lakes Entrance.
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Property: The Central Hotel Motel
Address: 321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Gippsland > Lakes Entrance
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Lakes Entrance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Central Hotel Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Central Hotel, located on the waterfront of Victoria's Gippsland Lakes, is in the center of town, close to all of the popular tourist attractions and shops. We offer a range of 3 1/2 star accommodation styles to suit all needs and budgets available in single, twin, double and family rooms. All rooms encircle our private outdoor pool and spa. Enjoy a meal in our bistro which specialises in fresh local seafood, Gippsland prime beef and local beer & wines. ... more   less 
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