Everything was excellent except the bed was too soft,the atmosphere was fantastic,in a great location with shops and great food in the piazza resturants,great place to go for a weekend not far from the cityGenuine Hotels.com guest review
overall very goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Interesting place, car park is too small and pool very cold but place us interestingly differentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had everything we needed and the location is handy to the beach and shops.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Location is good with easy access to everything. We had a central room and unfortunately there was little or no 'sound proofing' from the noise of the adjoining restaurants, cafes and the hotel. No chance of sleeping until all everything was closed downstairs. The room had heaps of windows but we couldn't open the curtains because they all faced into […] the complex. Would have preferred a smaller room where we could look out the windows, and get some sleep . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"all under the one roof"
The Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort was a convenient location to stay for our 2 nights away. We could park the car and forget it. We could easily walk down town or to the water during the day and then in the evening walk downstairs for dinner with numerous dining options and then catch a movie. There was also a number of breakfast options downstairs as […] well. The place was a bit of a rabbit warren but quirky. Interesting place to stay and we enjoyed it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not bad but not great"
The hotel is in a great location, checking in and out was easy. The rooms look a little dated but are comfortable enough. The TV didn't work even after the attempts of 3 different people and 3 different calls to reception. It was written off as being because of the wind which seems unrealistic and was painful because I was staying there alone. The […] facilities around the hotel are great with plenty of food and drink options available in the complex. The walls are a bit thin and could clearly hear the people in the room next door.... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Save your money"
This is the first place I have stayed at, that a microwave is not standard for the room. The air conditioning was not working properly, so they supplied a tiny heater which did nothing. The surrounding restaurants in the hotel were empty of a night time, which is to me a sign of bad food or service. The indoor pool was actually an outdoor pool with […] a make shift roof on it. Which by the way was not closed. Pool and spa were not heated, so could not be used by my son. Overall a waste of money and will not go there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing, breath taking,"
10/08/14 flexsildabigdog Sydney, Australia
It starts with the welcome you receive on check in, you know its not all about the money but mainly about you feeling at home. The grand Decore where you can see no corners were cut with the decorating of this beautiful renaissance themed paradise. the hospitality by the owner and his family makes you feel at ease. this is a hidden gem where around every corner there's a new pleasant surprise. the staff, cafes, under cover markets, all are top rated. I have travelled the world and stayed in he most expensive hotels worldwide, but nothing compares to this hidden gem on the central coast. I for one will not stay at the Mantra ever again now I have discovered this wonderful place. Thank you to all that made this last weekend memorable.
"A Different Experience"
This resort is different and has a lot of character but it certainly needs to be updated. We arrived at 2pm only to be told that the cleaners were running late and asked to come back in an hour. After checking in, the room was clean but clearly stuck in 70's! We were only provided with 1 bath towel each and did not get a hand towel, bat mat or face washer. We were told that our room would only be serviced after the 2 night, at an extra cost of $15. The tea and coffee provided were cheap options. The plastic cover over the pillows was uncomfortable (thankfully we brought our own!) and we could hear the kitchen staff clean dishes well through the night. It was certainly an interesting resort with plenty of cafes/bars within the complex. The markets on the ground level were good. It also hosts a cinema.
""great place for a unique stay""
10/03/14 moongara Geelong, Australia
We have just returned from a five night stay in this amazing resort. Our group of 55 had a fabulous time. The tours organized by the effervescent Lyn were wonderful. And who of us will ever forget the amazing Margie. This hotel is a touch of Italy/Greece in a small Australian beach town. The decor is incredible from the balconied apartments to the statues and murals that line the passage ways and decorate the cinemas and piazzas.The staff were really helpful, rooms clean and the shower hot. What more could you ask for? Thanks to all involved for making our time truly memorable.
"Will not stay at this hotel again"
10/03/14 Phil H Newcastle, Australia
We booked a family suite as we where in Woy Woy for a sporting event with the family, and when checked in we where in a family room. The family suite advertised a kitchenette, but the family room had only a very small refrigerator. We could not cook any meals, (but there is plenty of restaurants near by), and the food we took with us we managed to cram into the small fridge, only to find the next morning that the fridge was not working. We left the hotel early due to our commitments so we where unable to complain to reception. We have usually stayed at Mantra Ettalong beach in the past and will be returning to Mantra, never to stay at this Hotel again.
"Little bit of Italy up the coast"
09/18/14 LouRob11 Sydney, Australia
Took an unusual range of family members to this little slice of Italy -9 year old, two 50 year olds, and two 90 +s! Everyone was catered for- with the markets, the cinema, the art deco pool and the many restaurant- this is an unusual place well suited for our unusual group dynamic! Its certainly out there with its combination of Italian forum and north coast beach culture but thats all part of the charm and the unique experience. If you are looking for modern chic boutique this is not the place but it is certainly up there in a class of its own. Everyone in my group thought it worth the trip for sure!
"Bizarre but fun."
07/27/14 ninoid Sydney, Australia
For the Sydneysiders out there: Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort (EBTR) is the Central Coast's answer to the Roman Forum on Norton Street. This place is like a confusing kitsch shopping mall with a food court and market on the ground floor and a badly laid out labyrinth of tudor/greco-roman style motel rooms above. EBTR proudly advertises its establishment in 1999, but the face-brick walls, crunchy plastic pillow protectors, double beds (!?), lamp shades and kitchen cupboards all scream 1970s timewarp. Many of the restaurants were closed (on a Saturday night?), but it didn't really matter because Toto Espresso and La Fiamma Pizzeria were both excellent and remarkably authentic. This place definitely has an unusual kitsch-cringe charm - which is exactly why we booked it, but we were disappointed they couldn't provide the Roman Baths that were advertised on its website. As a result we were upgraded to a family room, so we had a bath. The enjoyment of a hot bath with jet pump options mitigated the humming faulty air conditioner that wouldn't turn off. All in all we had a great time thanks to good food and a love of all things weird. Would probably (maybe) come back, but next time I'll bring my own pillows.
06/29/14 Kristy K Byron Bay, Australia
This is truly remarkable place. I scratch my head in real confusion to why people would not rate this wonderful attraction. All I can say is I had a delightful stay. Larry was a true gentleman and showed real passion for his work. Please give this place a chance you will not regret it.
"one stop stay and play"
06/27/14 Michele B Sydney, Australia
With many restaurants to entice the palette, the markets on the weekend,from food, clothing, plants and various other interesting outlets. Music in the piazza and an Art Deco theatre. The accommodation is comfortable, clean but a little dated. But venturing upstairs to you room is Italian or Venetian and you are transported to another place. With intimate balconies, fresco work and colourful tiles its absolutely a gem. The rates are good with 2 family rooms as well. A hidden gem and much more welcoming than any larger hotel as it is a family concern. My visits have been with different groupings from couples, just the two of us plus girls weekend away. Just a little down the way is Andersons Boat Shed where you can hire different craft for some down time on the water with no need to drive once you arrive in this lovely village of Ettalong. You can even board the ferry from Palm Beach and return the next day. That's remarkable so you don't have to be in traffic.
"Very nice place"
06/22/14 Donna D
We stayed in the bridal suit and it was really nice but think they mite need to get a new bed as me and my partner had no sleep and got up the next day with stiff necks and bad aching backs . But besides that it was nice will be coming back but will stay in a different room
"Quiet clean and budget friendly"
06/19/14 Graeme G Maitland, Australia
Our room was quite comfortable however the bed was not a king as requested, parking was a problem as there was insuffiecient, the restaurants were nice but some were very pricey for the food you get, the breakfast we had at the cafe downstairs was awesome and great value
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