"Great hotel but need better wi-fi"
Everything about the place was really neat. We were there from Sunday to Wednesday. Unfortunately only a couple of the restaurants were open. I don't know if it was because it was before the busy season. I know many more are open during the weekend. We were in rm 37 and the wi-fi was very hard to get. We moved closer and sat in an area near the office […] and got great reception. So if you rely on wi-fi you should ask for a room close to the office. Everyone was very gracious and we loved the room and the balcony. One other thing, they are building next door and the workers started at 7am. I told the office and she said they were blocking off the room until that was finished. But just to be on the safe side, don't book rooms 35 - 37. The office never received our booking from Hotels.com but they were easily able to accommodate us and were extremely nice. All in all It's a great location and really affordable especially if you use the kitchen to prepare you own meals. Eating out is a challenge. Everything is take away (take out) and not many of the places were eat in. Plus everything closes real early, like 5 or 6 pm. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"2 night stay"
Had a two night stay in Jan 15. The room was clean and tidy but the beds/pillows were just horrible.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good spot but uncomfortable"
Hotel was in a great position however bed was uncomfortable, pillows were useless and room was noisy with ducting in corner which we think was a vaccuum system. Love the range of restaurants and cafes underneath the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Overnight at Ettalong"
We chose this hotel because it was so close to the Ferry Wharf. Our room wasn't ready as we were early but the friendly receptionist gave us our key and directions so we could just go straight to our room when we returned from our day out The room was basic but clean and comfortable. The location is fabulous with lots of restaurants and bars below also […] shops. There are markets are on every weekend. Then only disappointing thing was the pillows they were not comfortable so we did not have a great nights sleep. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not really what it shows in photo as advertised"
was good but What shows in photo is not wht it really looks like as booked for balcony view outside as didn't get that, went to relax with family as in facility's tells got spa , as cudnt find any spa and pool is small and didn't to use pool as closed at 17.00 . So wasn't worth the tripGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to beach"
There was lot choice of restaurant and we choice pizza 2 day,was excellent! We went to the beach and Australian reptile park with kids. Good fun and experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Can do better for the price"
Only good thing is it is close to restaurants. But for me with a car no distance to too far in a small suburb like Ettalong. Now comes the real stuff about this hotel, which is not all that good. Very noisy. Noise next door including flushing / showering conveys very loud and clear and very disturbing in all kinds of odd hours. Toiletry is very very […] minimal. I think they can up their game for the price they charge. Enquiry next door at Mantra has a far better deal. Next time? I would prefer another hotel, not this one definitely. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"So much more than we both expected ..."
A resort of fine Mediteranean and Asian cuisine dining at more restaurants than we had time to visit in our 7 night stay. On sight cinema, enjoyable weekend market place with very helpful and friendly people. Purchased the perfect Xmas present for my partner at Maxima Cafe while having breakfast. Facility wise, we wish we had booked longer to enable […] us to explore more cafe's, the gym and see more movies. The bed was very comfortable, as comfortable as our bed at home. Some hotels we have been to in the past you just cannot sleep the first night. The widescreen TV has lots of choice channels. The two minute walk to the beach was also a luxury and pleasant surprise. A perfect mix of French Provincial, Italian and Renaisance style architectures makes for many photographic opportunities. A hotel we definitely will go to again and again. A very enjoyable experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hidden gem discovered."
Kept refusing my review.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"Comfortable stay with everything at hand"
At first, the hotel seems a bit strange, but once you have managed to find the reception, it gets better. The room was a bit noisy, but we managed to get changed to a better one. The bed was good and the shower was excellent! The guys at Toto bar were friendly and the music and drinks great. The pizza in La Fiamma is the best we've had in Australia […] so far! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Worse hotel ever. Swimming pool was not heated. Rooms was dark no lights. Had to wait 20mins to check in. Room door didnt open. Spa had cold water. Just a bad experience would never stay there again.Genuine Expedia 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
"Avery Relaxing Motel to Stay"
04/28/15 Marion N
If you are Holidaying in Sydney and would like to spend a few days on the Central Coast at Ettalong Beach to have a look around at where I live,I have lived at Ettalong for 19 Years and it is very nice. I can Recommend Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort. With it's 6 Cinama's Excellent Restaurants, TO TO"s Wine Bar. In the same complex there a Botique Markets every Weeend, Excellent Coffee Cafe's sit down or takeaway food.You can also Catch the Ferry from Palm Beach to Ettalong Beach. Kind Regards, Marion.
"What great variety all in one place!"
04/14/15 Simon D
We stayed for the weekend and enjoyed a variety of restaurant and movie experiences. The markets were interesting and the Italian ambience was fantastic. Lots of renaissance artworks create a European feel. An affordable and enjoyable weekend.
"Excellent weekend, excellent service."
04/13/15 Susan T Gosford, Australia
We recently held our son's wedding in a restaurant at the hotel. We had a fantastic experience. Everyone at the hotel and restaurant was so helpful and went out of their way to ensure our experience was memorable. Our family and several other wedding guests booked rooms at the hotel for two nights following the wedding. The rooms were comfortable, spacious and clean, the Markets and Restaurants were very diverse and enjoyable and we even caught the ferry across to Palm Beach which we also enjoyed. I would highly recommend this Hotel.
"Beautiful place, very quiet"
04/08/15 Donna D Singleton, Australia
Having spent 4 nights mid week we are enjoying this place. Absolutely gorgeous decore and surrounds at resort. There is a cinema attached with uptodate movies on. Lots of restaurants n cafes and markets are opened of a weekend. Its a great getaway. We have a boat and there is a huge outdoor carpark at the rear of building. A lovely chap also hand washes your car for a reasonable fee.
03/29/15 Chris S Sydney, Australia
We decided to have a weekend on the Central Coast and Chose the Ettalong Beach Tourist resort . Enjoyed the restaurants and the markets and the Italian & Chinese theme in the motel section very tasteful. However the Hotel dumped a load of workman's rubbish in the fountain just outside our room ( Room 21) . We also ordered the Romantic package which included , a bottle of wine, movie tickets and Chocolates. When we arrived they had forgotten to supply this and needed to be reminded. About 4 hours later they hadn't done anything so I went to the office to collect the package as we wanted to go to the Cinema . They gave me the wine and the movie tickets, but they said the chocolate was still coming. We went to the movie and when we got back to the Hotel room only to discover bag of Kids lollies had been delivered not the gourmet chocolates we thought we would be getting or could have bought at Coles or Woollies ourselves. I complained in the morning about the rubbish and the chocolates but got a very poor response. These people don't much about customer service and we will be avoiding staying there again.
"So many restaurants"
So many great restaurants to choose from they all seem to busy and are so good so much better variety then other areas Always some where to park and with the cinema available there is always something going on.
"Great get-away, close to sydney"
Found it really relaxing to not need my car- good restaurants, great coffee roaster, movies...all there. Free wifi. And more akin to staying in a real home- you can open the windows or go out on your balcony. Its been well built so you dont have noise and kitchen smells from the room next door, unlike a couple of the hotels nearby. Lots of greenery/plants around, which I liked. Walking path is a block away and goes along the nearby beaches. All really easy- you dont need to think. And staff went out of their way to take care of the extra things i needed.
"Omg best place ever"
03/09/15 Sandra S
We found this place by mistake after travelling for a few days and wanted to stay somewhere central , quite and close to a beach . After booking in and going to our rooms I was gobsmacked the rooms was so clean and beautifully decorated . Downstairs has around ten different restaurants and about 20 different small shops that are open Wednesday through to Sunday. After our two day stay we decided to stay another 4 days . We were upgraded to the most beautiful room with a balcony and spa bath it was Devine I wish we could of stayed longer . The cleanliness of this whole building is unbelievable and it also has leadlighting all around ,it is like a taste of Italy , plus it has cinemas with the latest movies ,the service we received from the owners was better then any top notch motel anywhere we have been, we will definitely be going back .
"5th time here"
We just stayed here again for the 5th time.....we love it here !!! My friend came with us last year and this year we where back for her wedding at the Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort. Great wedding ! If you like something different then this is it !!
"Loved my stay here"
02/19/15 Ingrid K Sydney, Australia
I was told about the Ettalong Beach Resort by my daughter -" You'll feel like you are in Italy! " I wasn't disappointed. Lovely location. Good service. rooms were spacious. Loved the attention to detail of the interior of the whole complex. Markets there were fun. Choice of restaurants in the complex. Was a great stay :-)
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