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Waterfront Motor Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   173 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
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“Spotlessly clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed two nights in this motel and if we return to Apollo bay we will definitely stay again.
The rooms were well above average in size and there was even a basic kitchen with microwave fridge cutlery and crockery. The bathroom was large for a motel and everything was spotless. Staff were friendly and could not be more helpful.
Room serviced daily to a very high standard.
Thanks for such a great place to stay.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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ApollobayWaterfront, Owner at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Hi Christine - you could not have given us a better review - we're fanatical about cleanliness here at the Waterfront and have a great cleaning team so they'll really appreciate your comments. Thanks for taking the time to review your stay - hope you can visit us again if your passing through this way again.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Solihull
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed for our first night of our drive from Melbourne to Adelaide along the Great Ocean Road. Reception was very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was excellent - well decorated, clean and very comfortable. Our only slight niggle was that there was no electric hob for cooking but we were pointed in the direction of the fish and chip shop near the harbour, which was good. The supermarket was just around the corner. The location was very good, as the name suggests! Next time we drive along the first bit of the Great Ocean Road, it would be nice if it were not raining! Even in the rain, however, the road was spectacular and the views stupendous (other than not being able to see the top of the hills!).

Room Tip: Some of the rooms face the waterfront
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ApollobayWaterfront, Owner at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thanks for this great review of your stay with us here at the Waterfront. Sorry you were disappointed about the cooking facilities - we try to be very clear about facilities in each room type on our booking pages - on the up side - those fish and chips from the Co-Op at the Harbour really are good aren't they? Hope to see you again some time - we'll try to dial up some better weather! Regards, Deb
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Good location and friendly staff. Room is clean and parking is free.
Comparing to cities such as Sydney, Melbourne or even Gold Coast, it's a great place for couple, family with children. It's very near to super market and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ApollobayWaterfront, Owner at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for this great review Fengjin B, I agree - Apollo Bay is a wonderful place for families and couples. It's not as busy as other places and our guests often find it a great place to just wind down a bit - travelling can be exhausting!
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Clean presentable accommodation, in a central location close to shops, restaurants and the beach reception very helpful advising us of a good fish and chip shop at harbour. Would stay again if in area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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ApollobayWaterfront, Owner at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for this review suelizabeth - we always appreciate our guests taking the time and effort to provide some feedback to us and advice for fellow travellers. The Harbour Co-Op has only recently started serving fish and chips - pleased to read you enjoyed your meal. Great view over the Bay from the harbour too.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a very warm welcome and a free fresh milk on arrival our room was very clean and fresh we caught up with our washing whilst down road having breakfast super place to stop very close to most things

Room Tip: Very good breakfast just down road at 165
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ApollobayWaterfront, Owner at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for this great review - Cafe 153 is one of our favorite places to eat too. Thanks for staying with us - so glad you enjoyed your stay (and managed to catch up on your washing! Nothing worse than having a heap to do when you get home).
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DorothyDeuter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As a commercial tour operator we stay in 100's of different properties across the country. So we count the Waterfront Motor Inn as a place that offers very good value for money. Deb, the host, is friendly, affable and very helpful. We wish more places adopted the same approach. We come back at least 4 - 6 times a year with our groups and never have we had to resolve a problem or handle negative feedback.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ApollobayWaterfront, Owner at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thank you so much for this review. Its always great to have guests return for another stay and wonderful to get such positive feedback. Hope we can see you again soon.
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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was our first stop on the GOR heading to Adelaide and a great way to start our road trip. Super-friendly staff, a very clean apartment and a nice layout with comfy beds. We had 4 of pus and the 2 bedroom apartment was perfect. Reasonable price and would highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ApollobayWaterfront, Owner at Waterfront Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Well this review ticks all the boxes - we love that! Thanks so much Andrey, for taking the time to review your stay. Hope you can visit us again some time.
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Address: 173 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
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Hotel Class:3 star — Waterfront Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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