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Best Western Lakesway Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Honeymoon suite!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I chose this property based ont he tripadvisor reviews, and I wasnt disappointed. We turned up slightly early for check in, but although the motel was full the night before, and full the night we stayed, the manager still was able to get us in our room straight away. Not always possible, but its nice when it happens.

The manager was a friendly guy, who quickly helped me out when I realised that the air conditioning remote was missing from the room - a replacement was found in 2 minutes flat.

The room itself was the honeymoon suite. Nice and spacious with the corner spa facing the room - really nice. The 4 poster bed was a bit squeaky, but given that this was the honeymoon suite, I wasnt surprised! (jokes) The bathroom itself was modern and large with good lighting. The motel has a great little pool with a fun slide for the kids. There is also half-court tennis. The location is a short drive to town (maybe 4-5 mins), although McDonalds is just across the road if you are so inclined.

Forster is an excellent location. Sunset over the lake was just magic.

The only issue we encountered during our stay was a lack of hot water. Dont let this sway you to stay somewhere else though - it was peak season, the motel was chockers, and it was later in the evening when we noticed the hot water was only warm.

I would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat. Great motel, good location and friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had an overnight stop in Forster. There is no restaurant at the motel however in an room service is available. We elected to eat at the local golf club - very acceptable. The upstairs motel room was roomy and amenities quite acceptable if a little short on bathroom space. The management were very helpful and the in room breakfast service was both tasty and delivered on schedule.Happy to visit again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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PropertyHosts, Manager at Best Western Lakesway Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thanking You for your review was happy to see you enjoyed your stay, however we do have a restaurant the only thing is you still have to pre order. as it only open to the guest on request
Chris Lambie Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed here over the weekend with my partner for our anniversary, stayed in room 25 with the spa inside the room. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in the area. It's close to the shops, lake, beach and petrol station. The bedroom's spotless including the spa and bathroom. They provided with breakfast - room service that was delicious. We didn't get to go in the pool or the tennis court but would be recommended for those who do have kids. But the beach and the lake is near by walking distance 15 mins or driving 5 mins where you can hire kayaks etc. The bedroom is a reasonable price for the luxury they provide and our room was cleaned while we were out which made us extra happy :)

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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PropertyHosts, Manager at Best Western Lakesway Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thanking You for your review was happy to see you enjoyed your stay,looking forward to your next visit.
Chris Lambie Manager
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Singeton nsw
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We booked a Oct long weekend stay at Forster, after our journey up the coast were greeted by Chris at reception, we were quickly in our room (with real milk for the fridge) where we were pleasantly surprised by the room, very clean and the modern facilities you expect but do not always get if you are not staying in the new beach side accommodation. Chris was able to give us local knowledge of clubs close by and as it was along weekend some events we might be interested in attending that weekend.
Price was excellent for the package and I will certainly be booking again

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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PropertyHosts, Manager at Best Western Lakesway Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
I'm very Pleased that I help make your stay one to remember and look forward to having you both back.. Chris Lambie Manager
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

although you cant walk to town its worth staying as the food is excellent,the best I have had in a motel anywhere.great rooms clean fresh and modern,nice welcome at reception.
highly recommended.i had room service food and was blown away by the freshness and interesting menu,the best I have eaten in Forster.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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PropertyHosts, Manager at Best Western Lakesway Motor Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Here at Best Western Lakes Way Motor Inn Forster, I take a Professional, Caring and Highly Personal Approach to all our customers to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible and make great memories of your stay. Chris Lambie Manager
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This motel reminds me of the overnight holiday stays with the family when I was growing up, on our way through a town.
The Good -
As mentioned in every review, the service is terrific, the guy who runs the place is very pleasant and you can tell he enjoys his interaction with customers.
The rooms are clean and tidy, and typical of that 1980s NSW beachside holiday town motel. Cream walls, curtains, timber furniture and white bed set - with kitchenette for longer holiday stays.
The Bad -
This is not a 4-star motel as it has on the web page - 3-star at best.
There is also not a Restaurant Onsite either. Meals are standard fare - steak, seafood basket, lasagne. (Don't bother ordering how you'd like your steak done - expect it med-well) and all delivered to your room.
Central location is correct, putting it in no way close to town or the beach (although the major shopping centre is not far away) and is on the main road through town.
Would be ok for a couple of days getaway stay, not much on offer for business travellers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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PropertyHosts, Manager at Best Western Lakesway Motor Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
sorry for your disappointment
hoping to see you again

Chris Lambie
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

After a difficult journey my partner and I were searching for a place to stay after a search using iPad, we settled for best Western. And it was the best decision I ever made. Chris the operations manager was a pure delite and happy to up grade us to a executive suite at no extra cost After a brief discussion on our situation. The rooms are clean tidy and the service you get is a regional happy to help attitude. I would have no hesitation to recommend this hotel to anyone. Thank you very much higher Best Western.

  • Stayed August 2013
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PropertyHosts, Manager at Best Western Lakesway Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thanking You for your review was happy to see you enjoyed your stay,looking forward to your next visit.
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Property: Best Western Lakesway Motor Inn
Address: 26 The Lakes Way, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Lakesway Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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