Can highly recommend Mantra Ettalong. Our room was newly painted and all was just lovely. Balcony with a spa with a view to the Hinterland and to the Bay. Couldn't fault it and we are looking at returning in the next month on our way back from the Hunter Valley. A shame the pol area was closed due to maintenance but not a biggy I have a pool at home just a shame we weren't able to look a the view from that area.
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!
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