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    Chocolate Gannets

    6180 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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    • Excellent66%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Wheelchair access
    Breakfast included
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We recently stayed at Chocolate Gannets for two nights over the Christmas break. We stayed in Villa 4 at the front of the property. I must say Chocolate Gannets was great choice. The Villa had amazing views and it was very relaxing. I spent a...More

    Thank leon170184
    Response from Guest M, Guest Relations Manager at Chocolate GannetsResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks Leon for your kind words and glad you were able to unwind and relax during your stay. The views are amazing aren't they! Glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to you staying again.

    Reviewed December 9, 2017

    When I was first told the name of this place I was immediately reminded of the saying "..as useful as a chocolate teapot" Fortunately Chocolate Gannets is VERY useful. Beautiful view, well stocked fridge, breakfast provisions, quiet (although I think we were the only people...More

    Thank buderimross
    Response from Guest M, Guest Relations Manager at Chocolate GannetsResponded December 11, 2017

    Hi Buderimross Thanks for the review of your stay. Our name can be deceptive, nothing to do with chocolates but with the gannet seabird with a brown coloured head. Yes were are more expensive than other accommodation businesses but feel our offering can't be matched...More

    Reviewed November 18, 2017

    I am RARELY impressed enough to even think about writing a review for any accomodation or restaurant but this time I was very impressed. Firstly I’d like to mention that I read one of the negative reviews this place got before booking, and LUCKY we...More

    Thank Rob_C_654321
    Response from Guest M, Guest Relations Manager at Chocolate GannetsResponded November 20, 2017

    Hi Rob Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Chocolate Gannets and the time taken to write your review. You have left no stone unturned. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you staying with us again. We really appreciate your insight...More

    Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

    Spectacular view. Well stocked refrigerator with a variety of breakfast items and many bottles of wine and beer. A wonderful hot tub for two. Less than 3 km to restaurants in Apollo Bay. Highly recommended.

    Thank Ted M
    Response from Guest M, Guest Relations Manager at Chocolate GannetsResponded September 5, 2017

    Hi Ted Thanks for your time to write your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed our facilities and the provisions provide and our Spectacular views. Hope to see you again.

    Reviewed July 23, 2017

    My rating would actually be four and a half stars if that was allowed. I stayed two nights in villa 4 and must admit I debated over whether to book this for weeks and weeks. The expensive price was the reason I kept debating but...More

    Thank Nicole M
    Response from Guest M, Guest Relations Manager at Chocolate GannetsResponded July 24, 2017

    Hi Nicole Thank you for your extensive review. You have left no stone unturned. Yes we are more expensive than most other accommodation businesses but you would not find our offering from any other business. Uninterrupted views from villa's 2 & 4, with spa baths...More

    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Spa
    • Price range
    • $284 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
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    • Location
    • Australia >
    • Victoria >
    • Apollo Bay
    • Also Known As
    • Chocolate Gannets Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road
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    "Villa with water view is a must"
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    "Front units for the view"
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    "Villa 4 is one of two with unobstructed views to the ocean, although all four have views.Villa 4 - amazing..."
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