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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to stay here on our road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne. A fantastic setting and accommodation in keeping with the history of the Great Otway lightstation. Accommodation always clean and functional. Given the location amenities were understandably restricted with no wifi or mobile signal (except at the top of the light house). We stayed in a B&B with only... More 

Thank Andy R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is not a five star serviced accommodation facility. So, stop now if you a looking for a full luxury serviced venue. And stop now if you are not self-sufficient and can't build a fire. You need to be someone who loves adapting to a building and working with it for the experience and getting some indication of what it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

If you want out of the way then this is the place to stay. The is basic but comfortable in a fabulous location in port Otway national park. Highlights are the remoteness, once the tourists have gone at 5pm it's just you and the lighthouse. The koala spotting en route to the accommodation is 5* and more or less guaranteed... More 

Thank Kem1609
London, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

The cottage we stayed in was very outdated, very little attention to detail - poor choice of DVDs and books available. Uncomfortable bed with no headboard. Disappointing customer service with regards to contacting prior to arrival. Worth the visit to see the lighthouse - cannot recommend to stay for the price is costs for what is provided.

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pthompsonkeeper, Manager at Head Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Hi Sorry to hear you found the 1859 building outdated. We have been working hard and restored the bathroom, freshly painted and replaced most of the furniture including new beds. I take onboard your comment regarding the poor quality of DVD's and will work on improving the selection. As the cost of the of the accommodation includes entry to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the head light keepers cottage. What a fabulous location. Such an isolated and harsh environment in winter. Rain, howling wind. But absolutely special because of it. The house itself is sparsely furnished. Needs work. Needs blankets. Even simply placing more window furnishing and rugs ( not a single rug in any room of the house) would make... More 

1 Thank M C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2015

I loved staying here. The B&B has nice bedrooms and is very well-equipped for self-catering. It's a great spot to commence bushwalks along the coast. The lighthouse itself is fascinating - and a beautiful spot. The cafe also means that if you get sick of cooking, you can still get a good meal - exceptional food considering the remoteness of... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2015

We LOVED staying in the Head Lightkeeper's House at Cape Otway. Just waking to the lighthouse and ocean view outside each morning was amazing, but to have the whole place to yourself after hours was just incredible. This was the kids absolute favourite place ever, and we have to agree - if you ever get the opportunity, stay in this... More 

Thank LetsGoMumReviews
Dumfries, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed one night which coincided with the most beautiful weather and sunset. We were given a warm welcome from the staff and guided to our cottage. A complimentary Devonshire tea on arrival at the cafe was a nice touch but make sure you arrive while the cafe is still open. We realised the remote location so... More 

Thank Busybee1981
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2015

Cons: (a) the kitchenette was as good as non-existent and there was no where to buy food except for the lighthouse cafe. There was not even an electric kettle (so don't even think about eating instant noodles)! (b) the food at the lighthouse cafe was horrendous! No variety, taste bad and very expensive! (c) far from places of attraction. The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015

My wife and I toured Australia for 6 weeks in November and December and the Managers B&B accommodation managed to combine being both our most expensive and the least satisfactory overnight stay. There are no evening meals supplied so they know you are going to have to self cater. We found a fridge with no shelves (what use is that?),... More 

Thank Alan B

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Additional Information about Head Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage B&B

Address: 1140 Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria 3233, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Great Otway National Park > Cape Otway
Price Range: $2 - $5 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Head Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage B&B Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Australia
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