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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The motel is in a great location with uninterrupted sea views. The staff are very friendly and relaxed. The room was clean and well presented. The motel is an easy 15 minutes walk to the Apollo Bay town centre.

1 Thank Liz_Aussie
Brisbane, Australia
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72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This hotel has the most awesome uninterrupted views of the ocean straight across the road and if it had a bit of a reno done it would be a fantastic hotel. The service was excellent and friendly but our room was a little tired and sadly not as clean as it should be. We were upstairs (good) but the dirty... More 

1 Thank troopy0
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The view from my room was fabulous, though as others have mentioned, the rooms are a little tired. The bedspreads could do with a serious update and the bathroom needed lots of work - the shower had a huge dip to the drain, which felt rather awkward to stand over. No window the in bathroom and the extractor fan wasn't... More 

1 Thank Marg G
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This motel is about a minutes drive from the main town area. It's a very quiet, peaceful place that overall i found quite relaxing. The room was large, sure it was orientated more for couples but still, as a solo traveler it more than suited my needs. The view is pretty nice even from the ground floor, reasonable view of... More 

Thank mogadoh
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79 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

After a marathon trip in rain and darkness on Great Ocean Road which I'm not familiar with. Freindly welcome in the dark and cold, room comfy and had heaters on already,thank you, didn't get a lot of time but next time will. Shower a bonus nice towells, lovely bed,not much else as short of time.

Thank glennlevens
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I made a huge mistake. I drove around and picked a place that looked nice from the outside and then went in and booked. As soon as I walked in I noticed that the reception was filthy! I nearly turned around and walked out but thought better of it - that was my mistake! The room seemed tidy enough -... More 

2 Thank AustralianJ

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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over the marathon weekend. Cozy place with a nice view. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Apreciated the in room toaster and kettle and the breakfast option. Loved the shower! It is a bit noisy between rooms as previously described by others but in a quieter part of apollo bay so less street noise. Happy to return again.

Thank jen m
Kelowna, Canada
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This accommodation offers great views, staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and it's only a short walk into town. Rates are quite expensive for the level of accommodation offered, that being said it's definitely ideal accommodation for a one night stopover.

Thank mark h
Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Within walking distance to its twin centre, the great ocean view motel provided a quiet room facing the ocean. The room is a little worn out and the furniture was arranged in a slightly strange way. Nonetheless we enjoyed lying in bed looking out of the balcony watching the waves.

Thank zarasnlam
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60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We had travelled extensively in Victoria, staying in mostly budget accommodation. For our last 2 nights we decided to go a bit up market, as we thought, and booked this motel, at what was double our usual budget. Admittedly it was a long weekend but we found a very tired 70's style motel, desperately in need of maintenance. The view... More 

1 Thank PhilDevonport

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"A million dollar view, for the price of a room" Wake to the sights and sounds of the ocean, not just a patch of blue in the distance, you can actually see the waves breaking onto the beach in front of the property. A Great Ocean View Motel offers the unique attraction of ocean views from every suite, while still being located within walking distance of Apollo Bay's many activities and facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Ocean View Motel

Address: 1 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Price Range: RM422 - RM818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Ocean View Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Great Ocean View Hotel Apollo Bay
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“The rooms upstairs have the best views but stairs are ricketty.”
 of 5 bubbles AustralianJ, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms probably have better view than first”
 of 5 bubbles 81natej, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“try looking early so you can get value for money”
 of 5 bubbles 128sandra, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Top floor room for better view”
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 of 5 bubbles tassosGR, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Top floor has a nice view, but stairs are very steep for carrying luggage up. The bottom floor faces the car park.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnetteM50, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
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