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“Getting away from it all” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Head Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage B&B

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Head Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage B&B
1140 Light House Road, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria 3233, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Cape Otway B&B and Inns
Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Getting away from it all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This was something truly different. You can experience the nineteenth century atmosphere whilst enjoying twenty first century amenities - apart that is from unwanted ones like mobile phones and tv! Surrounded by history both Victorian and Aboriginal we could easily have spent many more nights here. It was breathtakingly magical to see the sun disappear below the horizon. What a frisson to read about the many shipwrecks that led to the building of this lighthouse! How wonderful for the children to experience the aboriginal buildings and to try their hand at original artwork! The breakfast was fresh and abundant. In two words: Highly Recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here solely for the purpose of being at the lighthouse for sunrise and sunset. I cannot think of any other reason to stay here. The price is high but breakfast included was fine. The king size bed is made up of 2 mattresses. Zone of them was oak but the other one w about 8" lower and slanted toward the ground. It is VERY bad on the back!!! Also there were guests on the other side of a shared wall and the noise comes straight through as if they were in the same room.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Was given a quote on 3 days in the managers house and on booking told that because we would be coming in on a public holiday i would be charged an additional $250 for cleaning! Not cleaning after our use, that's in the room rate, but to clean it BEFORE we come. Unbelievable! Didn't go ahead.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011 via mobile

Stayed here with my partner on our trip along GOR etc. Pluses: Loved the location. Minuses: $245 price tag is way over the mark for the accommo. The whole compound was very poorly maintained.

If you do go however, the Lighthouse keeper is a very knowledgable and affable man. However, he doesn't work there all the time and I've been told one of his fill in-s isn't so nice!!

About 2 kms from the lighthouse there are a lot of eucalypts that look kinda different to the others on the trip in. Look up and you will see more koalas than you've possibly ever seen!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Head Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage B&B

Address: 1140 Light House Road, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria 3233, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Great Otway National Park > Cape Otway
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Otway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 11
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