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Great Ocean View Motel

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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Owners were very friendly and helpful, beautiful views, place was clean and tidy, Very quiet at night. Few mins drive or short walk into town. Basic amenities - kettle, cutlery, fridge. Good value for money.

Thank JRtravells
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This motel is at the quite end of Apollo Bay, a very short drive back to the main area. Our first floor unit had beautiful views across the foreshore out to sea. The room had a little table and two chairs in the window to just watch the water. Our room was nice, comfortable and clean, although the shower dripped...

Thank WoodgateFamily
Paynesville, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

As promised in the name, the views don't disappoint, even on the ground floor. Beautiful expansive views over the ocean - the motel is just a short drive from the town, very quiet & peaceful with the sound of the surf at night - very soothing. The room was a little small, but the addition of a dining table with...

Thank 79Roz
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It was truly a bad and dirty experience. Enter the room, there were spiders everywhere and those black worm type all over the floor and a death mouth under one of the pillows and few fleas. Not sure why they have not pest control the hotels yet. When woke up in the morning after a long tiring drive at night....

Thank XhsM
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We dropped into this motel due to its position. The room was clean with a fantastic view. The facilities were basic but adequate. You should ask for a room on 1st Floor - we watched birds on the creek and seals on the reef. Friendly check in and helpful advice.

Thank MikePFelixstowe
Logan City, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We stopped at this motel for the night. It's clean and tidy. It has great views of Apollo Bay,and close to the shops and cafes. We thought it needed a bit of TLC but the place was full the night we visited.

Thank barbara s
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The proprietors are lovely and helpful. The public beach is down the road bit and absolutely beautiful; Great swimming beach. The motel is good for a night on the road. It's in need of a good power scrub inside and out. The highlight of our stay was finding the heated mattress cover switch.

Thank connie m
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This motel had great views of the ocean however was a little dissappointing with the price as I expected more from the room itself. Was old & a bit tired . The heater/ aircon very dated & not cleaned.

Thank Lisa L
North Carolina
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Honestly, the hotel is dated. Rather shabby bathroom. However, the beds are comfortable and the rooms are a decent size. Small Refrigerator, dishes, coffee/tea items,etc. And an opportunity to order breakfast picnic stuff to be brought to your room the night before. But the reason to come to this hotel is the VIEW. Unbelievable sunsets! I'd go back!

Thank ExploringtheEarth
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Warmly welcomed by our hosts, by name!...nice personal touch...sadly not the norm these days. Superb room overlooking river & beach...great evening and morning views from room and balcony deck. Easy short walk to beach for a stroll. The room was well furnished, clean and more than adequate for our nights stay. Good value, in a great location on the Ocean...

Thank chris p

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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: RM308 - RM747 (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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“Possibly a room not next to the stairs to the top floor, as you could hear people moving in.”
WoodgateFamily, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms on 1st floor”
MikePFelixstowe, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are equal, but up stairs get a better view”
J6832DIbarbaras, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms upstairs have the best views but stairs are ricketty.”
AustralianJ, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms probably have better view than first”
81natej, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
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