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“Doing the minimum but has potential” 3 of 5 stars
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Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   41b Gipps Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Port Fairy
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“Doing the minimum but has potential”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Previous reviewers point out the ‘For Sale’ sign. By the time you read this Oscars may be sold as our sign was for an auction on the 9th of February.
It wasn’t what I expected actually being a large, quite new private house that was converted to a B&B (or if you wish boutique hotel) by current (?) owners. For this reason it doesn’t quite work as it is set up for a family rather than individual guests. Simple example is the large veranda downstairs rather than individual ones from each room.
For us however, while it was a fine overnight stop, it did nothing to set it apart from a workaday B&B. If it wasn’t for the lovely ladies who run the place it would be below average.
We had a TINY bedroom with dual aspect windows and if it reminded me of the importance of space in any hotel room. Décor neat, bathroom nice, super clean and minibar welcome.
Making your own tea and coffee for breakfast is OK if you know what to measure but working as I do with a Nespresso machine at home the tiny cafetiere was a mystery. When the breakfast came it was a triumph of size and style over flavour.
On the bright side Merrijig Kitchen was just across the road for dinner and we had a delicious meal within about two minutes of the front door. This made our stay. One night was fine but glad we didn’t stay a second.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Great location and lovely views. Excellent rooms and service also good. Very nice breakfast. Wifi is unreliable for reasons which were unclear. Rather surprising for a hotel of this standard. Also it doesn't do evening means but there are plenty if places nearby. The chippie just down the road is very good value.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Having been given excellent reviews for this hotel we sought it out. We were asked to be there at a set time which really didnt suit as we were travelling along the great ocean road and didnt know exactly how long it would take. Whilst the room and breakfast was very good. we were given a very short availability time for breakfast. When we asked immediatelyafter breakfast if once we had checked out of our room we could use the lounge to check emails we were told no as the propriotress was ready to leave. She then stood by the front door to usher us out It was still before 10am. For the price we were disappointed with the service.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is a relatively small Hotel with only five rooms, which allows the staff to be more personal and even call you by name. The location right on the river is beautiful, especially having breakfast on the verandah. We stayed in the courtyard spa room at the rear of the property which unfortunately didn't have views of the water, but was still picturesque because of the garden. The luxurious decor and proportions of the rooms live up to it's name "Boutique". Very good value compared to other accommodation we experienced on our holiday. Port Fairy is a lovely place and we had a really good time for the short amount of time we spent there. We would definitely return to this Hotel.

Room Tip: The courtyard spa room does not have a view of the water.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

we nearly didnt leave as it was so comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was super - very strange teapots though. Port Fairly was .lovely and the hotel is right on the waterfront. would thoroughly recommend this place.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

A very comfortable and well appointed and ideal B&B in a fine location on the waterfront boardwalk in this pretty little town. Had a very pleasant room overlooking the river. Well decorated throughout with lovely lounge with tea making facilities and homemade shortbread biscuits. Fresh cooked-to-order breakfast was delicious. Whilst there was a 'For Sale' sign outside, this in no way detracted or affected the service and hopefully it will remain as a very good B&B or hotel under new owners. We would certainly return.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed at Oscars Waterfront Boutiqu for one night in December.
I have nothing negative to say about this hotel. From the moment we arrived the owners were friendly and helpful, booking us dinner at a nice restaurant, showing us our room, amenities etc.
The hotel is absolutely stunning, and has the most picturesque outlook over the river.
Breakfast was incredible and again the staff were very friendly and accommodating.
I would return in a second!

Room Tip: We were in a riverfront room which we were told has the smallest bathroom (it was quite small) but t...
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Additional Information about Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

Address: 41b Gipps Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Port Fairy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Port Fairy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The prestigious property of Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel has become a well-known weekend retreat and idyllic destination for national and international tourists alike.Located in the town of Port Fairy at the end of the Great Ocean Road, close to the 12 Apostles, Grampians and Coonawarra wine region, Oscars continues to thrive under continued ownership spanning 14 years. ... more   less 
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