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“Nice and new - but no airconditioning on lower floor!” 3 of 5 stars
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The Victoria Apartments
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   48-50 Bank Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Port Fairy
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“Nice and new - but no airconditioning on lower floor!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2008

We stayed in a one bedroom suite for just one night and chose the place once we arrived in town because it looked new and modern - and was near the restaurant and bar strip which we wanted so we could walk home after dinner.

The good:
Your own locked and secure carport which lead into the apartment corridor. NB (there is room for 2 cars and is shared with the other apartment)
Nice new bed - quite large and comfortable.
Large shower and all toiletries included.
Cable TV on new flatscreen in lounge area.
Our room was off the main drag, so there was no traffic noise. It might be worth checking the location of your room when you book to make sure you don't get a room facing the street.

The bad:
The website does not reflect the position of the accommodation, which is right on the main street (Bank Street). Ignore the pics of the waterfront on the marketing material, the beach/waterfront is a still short walk away.
No aiconditioning on lower floor where we were. We had to keep the doors open all night. They did provide a floor fan - but this is much noisier than installed air con and we had to leave it on all night.
Felt very cramped as one bedroom 'suite' was truly miniscule in size, but OK for a short stay.
We were quoted the wrong price by the girl who checked us in, but the manager in the morning reduced the room to the quoted price, although he was not happy about it.
Quite pricey considering the size of the accommodation and lack of air-con.

Overall:
New and modern and would consider staying here again if I didn't mind not being on the water, but might look at other room types.

  • Liked — New and modern.
  • Disliked — Tiny size and no air conditioning.
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2007

Our family of 6 stayed here for 2 nights on our way from Melbourne to Adelaide via The Great Ocean Road. We booked a great deal on a 3 bed, but were given the 4 bed cottage and we were very happy as it was beautiful and very spacious! We appreciated this greatly after all the small apartments we had been staying in up until then! Although It only had 1 bathroom and 1 TV the cottage was very large and very pretty with a little private Courtyard and lots of privacy. The Kitchen was a good size and we were able to have some home cooked meals! Although the restaurant at the Victoria looked nice. Port Fairy is lovely and very quaint with a very Irish feel - being of Irish decent it felt like a home from home!

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2007

We stayed at this apartment for our last night on our trip on the Great Ocean road and it was the best place.

We'd booked a 2 bed apartment. But in reality it was 2 apartments with an adjoining corridor, which gave us all extra privacy.
On entering the apartment there is a corridor which leads to the downstairs apartment and stairs going off the corridor to the upstairs apartment.
The downstairs one had a bedroom, kitchen and living area on the ground floor. The bedroom was ensuite with lots of toiletries available. Living area with sofa bed and big flat screen tv. Basic kitchen facilities.

The upstairs apartment was amazing. It was huge, beautifully furnished and very spacious. Little balcony. Huge flat screen tv. 2 big bedrooms (one queen size bed and the other 2 singles).
Big kitchen with plenty of cooking utensils and crockery.
Everything was modern and very clean.

Both apartments were furnished in the same way.

There was also a private garage underneath the apartment so our car could be locked away at night.
The staff were very helpful.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Victoria Apartments

Address: 48-50 Bank Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Port Fairy
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Port Fairy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Victoria Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Victoria Luxury Apartments Hotel
The Victoria Apartments Port Fairy

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