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A Camelot Tower & Penthouse

9 Sunset Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788 , Australia
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Ranked #12 of 13 Olinda B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This has to win the prize for the worst b & b I've ever been to and I've been to A LOT (even overseas!) The place is old and tacky and attached to the owner's residence. The owner is creepy and rude and extremely 'tight'!! Dont expect any privacy either! Make sure you book your Olinda accommodation well in advance... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I stayed here last year with my partner. I think the website misrepresents what the accommodation is really like, which is a modest "bed and breakfast" attached to the back of someone's residence. We stayed in the "sandstone suite" which was an extension of the owner's house and right next door to their garage. We were expecting views as portrayed... More 

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Langwarrin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We booked a room at the Camelot Tower and Penthouse at Olinda. Vic . Australia, for a 60th birthday weekend away.  Due to a misunderstanding (the website and booking docket were seriously unclear), we we put into the Balinese Sandstone Suite (The name being a grouse exaggeration.) instead of the Camelot tower.  Ross, the owner showed us around, pointing out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you want a great deal, awesome service and a wonderful location I can't recommend anything better than Camelot Tower and Penthouse. Ofelia will take you through some of the history of the place explain about the rooms and showed us Ross' wonderful craftsmanship. We felt very welcomed, the Sandstone suite which we stayed in was spacious and we did... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It was horrific - Where to start, the drive into the property - it looks like a converted railway station, and not in a good way. My jaw dropped when I saw where we would be staying (would not have stayed had my other half not booked as a birthday suprise) We entered thro a scruffy under cover carport, with... More 

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Mornington, Victoria, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I had a staff function to attend in the Dandenongs so rather than drive back home late at night we would spend the night. We chose this place as it was close to our function. Even though the accommodation was beautiful there were faults and issues. One we were attached to the house the owners lived in,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stayed in the Sandstone apartment. Ofelia made us feel so welcome. It has all the little extras in the pantry and only a five minute walk to the pub and restaurants. The craftsmanship of the wood carvings are really remarkable and so much room for families. The large spa bath was great. Lovely breakfast in the morning.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very disappointed with this one. Used Qantas points to book this ( lots of them) and it was really dated and tired. Clean but not pleasant. Bathroom in dire need of updating. Everything dowdy and faded. Not in the least romantic. Breakfast was inedible. Bacon couldn't even be cut with a knife. And it was cold and tasteless. Overall very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed at in the Penthouse 5/7/2014. We booked in for what we thought would be a romantic getaway in a quality B&B in the hills. What a disappointment... From the moment we checked in, we were in shock..old and dated, cheap fittings, dark and hardly a romantic B&B. There was one sofa..sorry bed settee with sagging springs and cushions,... More 

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Holt, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I found this place using google maps (being I'm from the US) and I don't regret my decision one bit, from check in to check out this place is a page right out of history that I will stay at again and again!! Ophelia and Ross are the most amazing hosts. You really feel as though you're part of their... More 

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