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Waterfront Motor Inn

3.0 of 5 173 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Qingdao, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We lived in the 2 bed room cabin with garden view. Very clean and lovely cabin with full fercilities of kichen.Super market and restaurants are nearby. The beach is on the other side of the road. Landlord is very warm and willing to help. We had a pleasant staying experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first annd probably only visit to the GOR and the Waterfront was our first stop from Melbourne. The welcome at reception was cheerful and informative. We only had 2 nights and so just a day to see something of the area. The suggestions were spot on, mind you the area has so much to offer it would... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Does the job of staying one night in Apollo Bay Clean, functional if a little dated. Staff helpful and friendly. There is a lot of competition for accommodation in Apollo Bay and worth booking ahead..

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us and for alerting other travellers of the advisability of pre-booking accommodation. Whilst there is a wide selection of accommodation available in Apollo Bay it is a very popular stopping point along the Great Ocean Road so finding suitable accommodation can be time-consuming if people have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here as one of our stops for the Great Ocean drive. It is about halfway from Melbourne, and gives good morning access to the 12 Apostles the next day. The rooms are standard motel rooms, but our reception and service were excellent. They were very helpful in securing reservations and giving tips for seeing wild koalas.

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Thanks for your review and your very positive comments about our service and reception. We're pleased to know the koala viewing was a success too! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 1 night at one unit facing the ocean. Reception was really helpful and gave us a map and recommended the places to visit at Great Ocean Road as well as amenities nearby for food. This is our 2nd visit to GOR and thanks to her recommendations, we saw some great rock formations further down from 12 Apostles... More 

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

It's great to hear our recommendations are so appreciated, even for those people who have previously visited this lovely region. A little local knowledge is worthwhile! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Waterfront on your next visit. More 

Hobart, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom self contained units for 2 nights, the unit has a great beachy feel to it and is in an excellent location, close walk to beach, shops and cafes. Fully equipped kitchen and comfortable beds made a a great stay.

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

It's good to know you enjoyed your stay in one of our apartments. Being able to do your own cooking in a well-equipped kitchen and having plenty of space to move around is often a bonus for people travelling with friends and for families too. We appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with family, in a 2 bedroom suite. EVERYTHING was great! The staff, the location (a couple hundred meter walk to the main shops), the room (cleanliness, amenities etc). Will be my first choice when heading down that way again.

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

Hopefully we will be able to welcome you to Apollo Bay on your next visit! Thanks for the lovely review and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Waterfront. More 

Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a short one-night stopover at the Waterfront. Warm and helpful welcome. We had a room at the back which was v quiet. All-importantly the room was very clean, tidy and nicely decorated. Though not luxurious care had been taken with the decor and the overall effect was welcoming and comfortable. Good night's sleep and Great location. Would recommend.

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

We're glad to know you appreciated the Waterfront's handy location and enjoyed a quiet and peaceful stay. Getting a good night's sleep is really important when travelling and staying in lots of different locations. We always like to hear that the efforts of our reception and cleaning staff are noticed too. Thank you for taking the time to post a... More 

Sunderland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had great couple of nights here. Room was clean well equipped and fantastic view looking out over the sea front. Very warm welcome as soon as we arrived and told to ring any time of day or night if we had any problems. Very knowledgable of whole area in terms of places to visit and local eateries. Wouldn't hesitate to... More 

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

Thanks for your glowing recommendation! We do make every effort to ensure our guests are comfortable, well cared for and given all the information they need to make the most of their holiday. It's great to know you enjoyed your stay at the Waterfront so much. More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent the night at the Waterfront Motor Inn on a recent trip up the Great Ocean Road. After a warm welcome from Anja, we were offered an upgrade to a sea view room which was gladly accepted. Anja was very helpful in offering advice on local restaurants and attractions. The Motel is perfectly situated across the... More 

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

It's nice to be able to offer guests an upgrade if rooms are available and lovely to know you enjoyed the ocean view room. Looking out on the ocean, particularly at sunrise, is pretty spectacular! Thank you for the positive comments about our reception staff and their local knowledge too. 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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