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Captains Retreat

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2 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captains Retreat was simply amazing. So close to everything that Williamstown has to offer, while providing the luxury of a secluded getaway. Melissa was a fantastic host and made our stay so much more enjoyable. We would definitely stay here again.

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Yamba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights while in Melbourne for a 50th Birthday celebration and Captains Retreat was recommended by a friend who had stayed previously. Thank you Melissa and staff for a great stay! Comfy bed, cozy room and a great vibe. The personal service provided makes you feel welcomed and special, thank you. We'll be back.

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Waikato
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I stayed here for two nights with my husband. The house is full of character and it was the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept in. I even took photos of the mattress to see if I can purchase one in New Zealand. The owner offered to buy one on my behalf! How kind is that.! The staff were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed here for one night to go out to the titanic theater restaurant. It was a perfect place to stay. The room was spacious and free wifi provided. Very small bathroom and no minibar fridge but a very comfortable room with great service. Breakfast was homely and cooked to order although there was not a hot breakfast choice, you... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

You could easily walk by the Captain's Retreat without ever knowing it offered accommodation and that would be a sin. The host, Melissa makes everyone welcome and the excellent breakfasts are shared with other guests willing to assist you with your travel plans. The Captain's Suite at the front of the building is more of an apartment than a room... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Why would you stay anywhere else in Williamstown? The Captains Retreat exceeded all of our expectations. It is by far the cleanest and most well appointed B&B we have ever stayed in. There is a spacious lounge and dinning area up stairs with a large sunny balcony that overlooks a beautiful little garden complete with a garden table and reading... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I stayed here a couple times now for a conference in Williamstown. Melissa Is amazingly helpful, fantastic breakfast! The property is surrounded by history, fantastic furnishings and a memorable vibe! (not to mention the cute kittens) The beds were super comfy, heaps of restaurants nearby and even a sneaky skatepark up the road. The Williamstown waterfront is second to none... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed here for our 15 year wedding anniversary and we had a beautiful stay! Perfect in every way. We also had a 90min massage with lavannya- omg, amazing! Highly recommended. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and location was great too.

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Berry, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed in a 2 bedroom artdeco apartment, this was very clean beautiful comfy beds with crisp white linen. The apartment was large with a lovely deep bath, generous breakfast basket. We will definatly stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I have stayed at the Captain's Retreat many times over the years but I was there for two weeks in December and two weeks in January this time. I can't tell you how grateful I am to Melissa for all of their help and support during a particularly difficult time for me. The rooms as always were fantastic and Melissa's... More 

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