We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good value for money for the family”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
El Lago Waters Resort
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in The Entrance
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We have stayed at the ellago on numerous occassion and have found the excecutive rooms to be wonderful. We love the close proximity to the Entrance town centre and have had some wonderful meals at the local restuarants on the foreshore. The staff at ellago are always very helpful and our children love the pool and the games room. Breakfast is great value for money and very yummy! Its a great place and great value for money.

Room Tip: I would recommend the excecutive room however southsides are good for larger families wanting additi...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Veesster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (199)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

149 - 155 of 199 reviews

Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is the worst place we have ever had the misfortune of checking into.

Dirty, rundown and false advertising as a 'resort'. Other reviewers have described perfectly so there is no need to repeat.

Breakfast was a joke. Receptionist was rude too.

There are much better apartments and hotels. One word: avoid.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank SydneyMojo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

El Lago is not the flashiest hotel at the Entrance but you I found it to be clean, tidy and very affordable.

I arrived late (9.30 pm) to find the hotel locked up like Fort Knox but a quick word on the intercom had a lady there to help in a flash. She was pleasant and helpful (as most Kiwis are). The room (and hotel) was dated but it was very clean and looked to be well maintained. A big locked gate provided secure parking and a very pleasant pool area looked inviting.

The hotel is located across the road from the lagoon and is only a 2-3 walk to the main cafe/ shopping area.

Room Tip: I had a ground floor room (103) which had a sliding door on to a secure patio area, with a table and...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank FlyingTuatara
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

El Lago is basic, old and very tired. The construction is very poor with no sound proofing between the rooms. The location while near the town centre is close to the bridge so there is always traffic noise. During our stay, there was noise from other guests just about 24 hours a day. As the sound proofing is very poor it doesn't take unreasonable guests to disturb you. Even a chir being dragged in the next room sounds like it is in yours. The days starts with the outside terrace being prepared at about 6am, then onto the noise from people sitting out side under your balcony. The whole day is a nightmare of child noise as the pool is full of them. In the evening, the balconies are full with people out chatting and smoking. After midnight the drunks come back and hang out at the pool then go and make a noise on their balconies.

Other than the constant noise, the room was comfortable but not very clean. The breakfast was average to poor and the facilities in general were rubbish.

If you are coming to The Entrance (which is a really nice place to visit) stay somewhere else.

Room Tip: Try another hotel
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank SortedNet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Spent Friday and Saturday nights in Apartment 2 Lake-Edge of El Lago Waters. We are in our 60's and were asked for a $200 security deposit even they we had previously paid $290 plus $5.80 for paying by credit card (how else can you pay through the Internet).
The main bedroom was very basic - a bed and 1 bedside table. Looked very sparse. The other room did have a matching bedside table and a small wardrobe. Linen was supplied but sheets were left on bed for us to make up ourselves. Have never had this happen anywhere else we have stayed.
The shower tiled floor had not been washed out and contained a large cockroach plus 1 cockroach in toilet.
The kitchen floor had definitely not been vacuumed or washed. Fishing line and dead ants were obvious. The microwave had been wiped around on the shelves but crumbs underneath were obvious.
Bits of biscuit could be seen under the TV cabinet.
Overall the apartment was very rundown and was certainly not value for money.
On checking with other family who had stopped nearby , we discovered that they had far superior, modern and better furnished apartments for $35.80 less for the 2 nights.
Any future trips to The Entrance , we will be looking at stopping elsewhere. Would not recommend the El Lago Waters Resort to anyone.

Room Tip: Go elsewhere. There are 2 good hotels nearby.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Ann B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 13, 2012

The location of this motel is brilliant! Stayed for 4 nights and pretty happy with our stay, When we arrived our room had not been serviced from the previous guests however a quick word to reception and it was all sorted with a gift of gourmet chocaltes and a bottle of bubbly for the inconvienience. Small hiccup but no dramas.

Room Tip: Did'nt eat at the restaurant so unable to comment.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Kym L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 4, 2012

stayed at the el lago for 2 nights in an executive room 316 with 3 teenage children. Great view over the lake, loved the balcony and the room was clean and roomy. the pool was nice . We didnt use our breakfast vouchers preferring to go out to eat... Easy walking distance to everything . Very good value for money .. i suppose it depends on what your expecting ... we were happy with our stay and would stay again

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank tictac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near The Entrance
1.1 mi away
Ibis Styles The Entrance
Ibis Styles The Entrance
#1 of 9 in The Entrance
206 reviews
0.8 mi away
Sapphire Palms Motel
Sapphire Palms Motel
#6 of 9 in The Entrance
64 reviews
8.1 mi away
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Oaks Waterfront Resort The Entrance
0.9 mi away
Ocean Front Motel
Ocean Front Motel
#2 of 9 in The Entrance
175 reviews
0.9 mi away
Lake Front Motel
Lake Front Motel
#7 of 9 in The Entrance
23 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to El Lago Waters Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Lago Waters Resort

Address: 41 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > New South Wales > The Entrance
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in The Entrance
Price Range: $79 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Lago Waters Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Booking.com, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your El Lago Waters Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
El Lago Waters Hotel The Entrance

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing