Squid Ink Motel

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Squid Ink Motel

2.5 star property
Convenient to Lake Macquarie

8.0/10 Very good

207 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $87
Price available on 07/07/2022
690 Pacific Highway, Belmont, NSW, 2280
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Belmont
  • Lake Macquarie - 1 min walk
  • Blacksmiths Beach - 4 min drive
  • Charlestown Square - 16 min drive
  • Dudley Beach - 17 min drive
  • Blackbutt Reserve - 15 min drive
  • John Hunter Hospital - 19 min drive
  • Westfield Kotara - 21 min drive
  • Newcastle Showground - 24 min drive
  • University of Newcastle - 24 min drive
  • Merewether Beach - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 48 min drive
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 111 min drive
  • Kotara Station - 14 min drive
  • Cardiff Station - 17 min drive
  • Cockle Creek Station - 18 min drive

About this property

Squid Ink Motel

Squid Ink Motel offers a fantastic location, putting you just steps from Lake Macquarie. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby kayaking, surfing/boogie boarding, and water skiing. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Breakage deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for AUD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 20.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Squid Ink Motel Belmont
Squid Ink Belmont
Squid Ink Motel Motel
Squid Ink Motel Belmont
Squid Ink Motel Motel Belmont

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Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Hong, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Danielle, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Feed Back
View of lake was fantastic. Bed was average comfort. There were ducks out on patio and duck poo everywhere. The motel was a construction site and very noisy from 7.00am. It would have been polite to notify guests. Andrew - the receptionist / manager was friendly and helpful.
Deborah, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Duncan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location for out purposes of the yacht club. Parts of the place were under construction. Room had basic requirement for sleeping and showering.
Erin, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Check in was easy. The room was clean and smelt nice. A great view of the lake from our room and lots of outdoor seating to enjoy the view.
Anne, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Being right on the lake.
Robert, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

3 night stay
The rooms overlooking the lake have a great view. Easy walk to Gunyah Hotel, great food
Richard, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good hotel, very clean and very friendly staff, back of office is a lake, very beautiful area, office staff even give kids a bag of food to feed ducks
Hsiangmei, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great little room. Very clean, easy parking, nice view... Would definitely stay there again...
Timothy, 1-night romance trip
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