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Waterfront Motor Inn

3.0 of 5 173 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We spent the night before and after the Great Ocean Walk and both times were great. The staff is absolutely lovely and we could leave our luggage there while being on the trip. The rooms are good, clean and spacious. They provide washing machines and wifi. The wifi wasn't really that powerful but everything else very good. Apollo Bay isn't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for 1 night during a 3 night GOR trip. I was slightly disappointed upon pulling up as we had just come from Lorne where our modern apartment had a view to die for. Reception was quick and friendly and we were given the 2 bedroom family room at the back of the property. Very clean and comfortable with... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect one-night stay in Apollo Bay. Great location. Thoughtfully renovated room. Little touches, like built-in nightstands, reading lights, and well positioned electrical outlets were much appreciated.

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ApollobayWaterfront, Manager at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review

It's lovely to read your comments about the renovations in our rooms at the Waterfront. We try to update frequently and know how much guests appreciate ease of access to electrical outlets! Our garden view spa rooms and motel twin rooms have glass sliding doors plus sliding mesh doors, either to the balconies or as the entrance to the rooms.... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only stayed one night. We arrived late but the receptionist had left the key in our rooms with a lovely note. Great location, close to the shops, nice and clean rooms, friendly staff highly recommend.

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ApollobayWaterfront, Manager at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great recommendation. We are always pleased to hear our late check-in procedure works so well for guests. It's also nice to know the cleanliness of our rooms and our helpful staff are appreciated. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The motel is ideally positioned for Apollo bay, the rooms were spotlessly clean and well presented, we recieved a lively and very helpful welcome, with great tips on where to eat off the Main Street ( we did the Tapas Bar which was good, there was also a Thai and Italian close on ). Well worth it for the price.

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ApollobayWaterfront, Manager at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we're very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and found the Waterfront so conveniently located and well-presented. It's also good to hear our advice about local restaurants is useful for our guests. More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location. Apollo Bay is a great little town and this location was central. Free wireless, clean rooms, nice grounds. Would absolutely stay here again. We arrived late to find a nice note directing us to our room, they even left us milk in the fridge for coffee!

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ApollobayWaterfront, Manager at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review

It's lovely to know you enjoyed the Waterfront and also Apollo Bay. At this time of year, with our long, light evenings, we do find some people arriving later than expected so it's reassuring to know our late check-in procedure worked so smoothly for you. Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite honestly, given the rate we paid, we did not expect the quality of service and amenities that we received at the Waterfront. Add to that, the wonderful location, we were more than satisfied with the time we spent there. I would definitely recommend it to anyone intending to stay in Apollo Bay. When we are visiting the area again,... More 

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ApollobayWaterfront, Manager at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review

It's great to hear we are offering excellent value for money as we do try to remain competitive with our prices. We're so pleased you enjoyed the Waterfront and intend visiting us again. We look forward to seeing you then. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to stay, near the beach and town. Quiet location overlooking ocean. Friendly helpful staff. Recommendation for restaurants excellent. Lovely seating on balcony. Beds very comfortable. Bathroom including shower all working well and spacious.

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ApollobayWaterfront, Manager at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review

How wonderful that you took the time to review us, very grateful. Yes we are very spoilt for choice when it comes to our Restaurants and the variety of food types available. We have just replaced our chairs on the balconies for our guests added comfort ;) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
18 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Waterfront was our choice of first overnight stop, on the Great Ocean Road. Email communication was prompt and helpful. Check-in was friendly, with a map and advice about the local area willingly provided. Our deluxe spa room delivered the promised ocean views, and we opened our drapes early, to enjoy a gorgeous sunrise, from our bed. We enjoyed a... More 

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ApollobayWaterfront, Manager at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay at the Waterfront. We get some amazing sunrises - incredible colours as the sun rises out the ocean - and you have managed to snap a beauty!! Thanks so much for sharing your photo. Hope to see you again if you're passing our way again. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful motel. We loved our three night stay and were sorry to leave. The owners were so friendly and welcoming. Lots of advice and tips. It couldn't have been more comfortable. It was a two minute walk to the beach and restaurants - perfect!

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ApollobayWaterfront, Manager at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review

We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay so much and found our accommodation the best you had stayed in. We're glad to know the local advice was so useful and contributed to your happy holiday. Many thanks for your lovely review. More 

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Address: 173 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterfront Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Waterfront Motor Hotel Apollo Bay
Waterfront Hotel Apollo Bay
Waterfront Motor Inn Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road

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