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Waterfront Motor Inn

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   173 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Apollo Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This little motel is a jewel at Apollo Bay, The owners were very nice and went out of their way to help us with places of interest and food options,,the room was a delight after a terrible experience at Torqey we wanted to stay longer but our timetable wouldn't allow us to, the room was pleasant to come back to... More

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Cronulla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great little town, great little motel. Owners and staff extremely friendly and helpful. Recently renovated rooms are nicely furnished and have been thoughtfully stocked with everything travellers need, particularly those that bring their own food for breakfast. A smart and nice touch was the offer of free computer and internet. Went to use it but the owner insisted on helping... More

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Dalby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was our first port of call on our great ocean road trip, although weather was terrible, the hospitality from the staff at motel was excellent, on top of that they provided great recommendations for places to eat & visit on our trip. Thank you for your great service much appreciated. G&L Qld.

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

We're so pleased to hear our local knowledge about restaurants and attractions is worthwhile and helped to make your journey more enjoyable. We aim for great service and it's good to hear when it's delivered. Sorry about the weather! Southern Victoria in mid-July can be a little unpredictable - wild, wet and windy some days and then a calm, sunny... More

Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traveling great southern touring route round Victoria. 1st stop melbourne to Apollo Bay. Excellent quiet, quaint beachside town. Waterfront Motel had friendly staff, excellent clean spacious accommodation. Close to all facilities (walking distance). Couldn't fault it. Recommend to all

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

Thanks for your review. It's lovely to hear from guests who enjoyed the Waterfront but also appreciated our little beachside town too. After a long drive from Melbourne it is good to stay somewhere close to restaurants, shops and local attractions so you can avoid further driving. We're pleased to have provided an excellent start to your mother/daughter road trip! More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Helpful staff who were pleasant and friendly. The town has a lovely vibe in general. Had a parmi at the old pub, The Great Ocean Hotel and a lovely chinese meal at a place tucked around the corner near the Foodworks, called the Dragon Inn. Apollo Bay is the prettiest place. The bakery makes great vegetable and cheese pasties and... More

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

How lovely to read your review and hear how much you appreciated Apollo Bay and the views from your room at the Waterfront. It's great to hear your comments about local restaurants, pubs and the bakery as we try to recommend the best places to our guests and like to hear feedback. We hope to see you again in our... More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic location, view, staff, room, bed! Great care was taken by Deb to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Her local knowledge of restaurants and services was brilliant. We would be very happy to stay at the Waterfront Motor Inn again.

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

Many thanks for your glowing review. It's great to know the room, view and location were all much appreciated, but we think local knowledge is often the real bonus on a holiday. Therefore, it's very pleasing to hear our information about local attractions and restaurants was spot-on. It sounds like you made the most of your stay in this beautiful... More

Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently spent two nights at the Waterfront Motor Inn Apollo Bay and loved it! Friendly welcome from Barb, clean and comfortable room, beautiful ocean view room. All up I thought it was good value for money and would definitely stay here again.

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

It's great to know you appreciated the ocean views from your upstairs room - it's certainly a stunning coastline plus there is the opportunity to possibly spot a whale at this time of year! Also glad to hear the room amenities, cost and interactions with our staff all met with your approval. We hope to see you again at the... More

melbourne australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a place that feels like home, a view to die for, convenient location and people that will go the extra mile to please you, this is the place to stay. Deb the owner and all the staff that work there are marvelous, if you get one of the rooms on the 1st floor facing the ocean you... More

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

Wow! What a great review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We are very spoilt with that lovely ocean just across the road and all the amenities of Apollo Bay within an easy walk of the Waterfront. It's great to know you found all our staff so welcoming and friendly too. Many thanks for the... More

Melbourne Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for one night and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel. The receptionist was very friendly and had good recommendations for dinner and even phoned to book us a table. Our room was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The view over to the beach was beautiful. Everything you... More

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

It sounds like you enjoyed your stay at the Waterfront and in our little town. There are a reasonable number of pleasant restaurants and cafes close by, we try to keep up-to-date with the quality of food and service at all of them, so it's good to know our recommendations were reliable. Thanks for your lovely review. More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owners of this place were extremely helpful and friendly. We got there early in the morning before check-in and they were happy to assist us with maps and places of interest to visit. There is a small supermarket within walking distance and small restaurants/cafes. Hairdryer, coffee/tea, towel and linens provided, including shampoo and soap. The room was simple and very... More

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

Thank you for the comprehensive review. It's good to know our maps and advice are useful and you made such great use of your time in this beautiful part of the world. We recently upgraded the wifi connection but are sometimes prone to the vagaries of wild weather and, like the entire town on these occasions, can suffer from a... 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*
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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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