Good vibes and great sunsets overlooking stunning Wallis Lake since 1872.
The Lakes & Ocean Hotel is one of the local historic icons of Forster. Being over 145 years old, we certainly don’t look it, with our on-going renovations and improvements, the hotel has been completely transformed. With great eating/drinking areas which have been opened up with large windows and doors opening onto the veranda, blurring the boundary between indoor and outdoor seating. The café serves breakfast, cake, tea, coffee, craft beers and cocktails. Perfect for a quiet cuppa in the morning before heading out for the day or enjoying. Situated right in town it is only a short walk to the town shops, and Forster main beach.
The hotel offers eight deluxe queen size rooms with ensuite. Located directly across the road from the stunning Wallis Lake. Four rooms open out directly onto an open veranda with the other four having access to the 180-degree views of Wallis Lake and the famous Foster Tuncurry Bridge. There is also budget accommodation for those just wanting to put their head down in our old pub rooms.
The bistro is open 7 days for lunch and dinner and the cafe is open for breakfast. A function room is also available for any event with catering for any occasions. You can sit and relax on the open verandas at the hotel and overlook the stunning Wallis Lake while enjoying a coffee, drinks or a meal.
What did others have to say?
a month ago
This place has friendly staff. Staff are happy in the work place. Rooms are cleaned daily by very competent staff. Thank you cleaning staff. Views over the lake are beautiful. Central to all restaurants and the beach. I recommend The Lakes and Ocean Hotel.
3 months ago
Love sitting near the fire here in winter and out on the balcony with the lake view in summer. Good pub food at reasonable prices. Large Sports area. Play area out the back for children. Coffee shop with cakes and wraps open until 2. Good service. Sunday sessions in the afternoon. Disabled access.
2 months ago
Nice pub with views of the lake. Great place to watch the sunset. Log fire was another nice feature.
7 months ago
Not bad...could be great. Maybe they rely on location to sell themselves but it doesn't take long for ambivalent or sour service to turn a awesome lake side view into a very ordinary setting... Food is pretty good, a little pricey so look for the specials. Avoid the smoking area unless you've got an 'Iron Lung' handy...
Dean Andrew Mcleod
a month ago
Best hotel in Foster friendly staff great food and awesome location and only a walk from bridge and town centre