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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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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Gave this as a gift to friends for there wedding night, all dealings we had with Melissa & staff were first rate, friends cannot recommend this B&B highly enough. Perfect location, wonderful staff, great breakfast, nothing was too much trouble for them.

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Like most businesses it's not that well presented online and it is understated, because it is the best. Fantastic. Awesome. Relaxing. Friendly staff. We will make it our place to stay when in melbourne, easy to the airport. Fantastic

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This little BnB cottage is just perfectly situated in Williamstown. Just a few minutes walk to many popular restaurants and the staff at Captains Retreat can also recommend a few of these restaurants if your not sure. The room was great, the bed was so comfortable, and I would highly recommend the full breakfast cooked the old fashion country style.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Have stayed here three times in last two months, only regret is I hadn't found this place on earlier trips. Very enjoyable, outstanding presentation, and well worth returning to. Well done to Melissa and the team!

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