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Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages

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Umina Beach, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

What a wonderful stay we had at Bells Estate. The place was so easy to find, right at the start of the Great Ocean Road and a very easy drive from Avalon airport, don’t think we even saw a set of traffic lights or if we did they were green. It was also a quick drive down the road to... More 

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Terry T, Owner at Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Jacqui for providing such a positive review. So pleased you and the family had such a good time here and in the Torquay region. I also enjoyed the birthday cake and thank you note from the children. Thank you children Best wishes to you all Terry More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

What can I say, this place was just not a pleasant stay for the money paid.... the kitchenette was like something from a the 70's..They even post a sign in the kitchen saying if you don't clean up after yourself they will have to charge you extra as they employ cleaners to clean the place... but they don't employ cleaners,... More 

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Terry T, Owner at Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages, responded to this review

I don't know who Popps 69 is. Would be good to know your real name. I regret that you had a bad experience and please accept our apology. I also regret not knowing who you are, when you stayed and disappointed not having had the opportunity to talk to you at first hand at the time of your stay. Some... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I stayed overnight with my wife and two sons and we all loved every facet of the experience. The owner was extremely accommodating and we were made to feel like old friends immediately. The cottage was well presented and well maintained. It contained a distinct natural feel and was perfectly suited to the country setting surrounding it. The natural setting... More 

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Terry T, Owner at Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Andrew & Jacqui. So pleased you and the twins had an enjoyable stay. Best wishes Terry More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Booked a 3 night stay but went home within 24 hours due to the amount of flies either living, dying or dead everywhere in the cottage, cobwebs and dust soo thick the whole family had sore throats and allergies.. 42 degree heat but air conditioner was so clogged with dust it wouldn't work...children got the added bonus of spiders in... More 

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Terry T, Owner at Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Difficult to identify with most of what you claim. It was a super hot day which undoubtedly added to the frustration. Our property receives the majority of its bookings from Booking.com who have presented our business with 'excellence awards' for the past 2 years based on guest reviews. Best wishes to you and your family..Terry More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

The property is nice with the farm animals roaming around. A bit pricey for what it is, very basic. No extra little touches. (That would make a lot of difference) eg nice towels or even a little welcome basket Would suit a family, but not for a romantic couples get away.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This property is good for those travellers or anyone that is not fussy. There is no luxury about this property but they are clean and good for a night stay. We have stayed in a two bedroom. The beds are comfy and close to Torquay. When you check in you wil notice a very old reception and you can see... More 

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Thank ashcherry n
Terry T, Owner at Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your appraisal. Our property is located in a farm country environment and although we aim to maintain the highest standards at all times, we don't claim to be a 5 star luxury hotel. More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

While the accommodation has much to offer in terms of location, coziness and a nice rural setting, it is badly in need of a refresh of the bathroom, kitchen and bedding. Appliances and fittings are decades old so no matter how hard the owners try to keep it looking clean it is always going to seem a little grubby. Based... More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

My family and I stayed here and were very disappointed. 200/night is far too high a price for this quality of accommodation. Not clean; very tired furniture; the chimney had some kind of issue, which we weren't aware of until we lit a fire and smoke filled the unit; the walls are paper thin; the bed linen did not seem... More 

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2 Thank CassandraESM
Terry T, Owner at Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments which we take seriously and have acted upon. Guests who stayed following your departure were delighted with the same property as the chimney had been rectified following your reporting of its malfunction More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Where to begin?? Me and family stayed for 2 nights for the new year due to a birthday and a young infant so we could easily reach a beach. It was a present due to visiting family at first glance I already saw several factors but due to not wanting to ruin anything I kept quite. The promise of barn... More 

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Terry T, Owner at Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages, responded to this review

The audacity of this person. Wow, this review is extremely scathing and totally exaggerated. I cannot believe the length that this person has gone to denigrate my business, largely due to the fact that they did not receive and were not entitled to a refund.. They booked 2 separate cottages but decided to all move into the one 2BR cottage... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. We travelled with a family of four and our dog. Everyone was made welcome including our furry pet who had his own fenced off yard and dog kennel. The cottage was very clean, plenty of linen and the open fire was bonus in the middle of winter. We were made to feel... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bells Estate is situated on a 10 acre property and located on the world renowned Great Ocean Road and is only 5 minutes from the famous Bells Surf Beach. Torquay is just a 5 minute drive and offers a choice of 3 major supermarkets, many restaurants and bars. All 3 cottages provide privacy and contain fully serviced kitchens, bed linen and towels supplied. Heating and cooling facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages

Address: 545 Great Ocean Rd, Bellbrae, Victoria 3228, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Bellbrae
Price Range: $137 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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