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Captain's At The Bay
Ranked #1 of 20 Apollo Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stayed one night in the off-season but the place still had several other guests. Our unit was the "Captain's Cottage." The room was large and comfortable and the bath terrific. Staff was attentive and the breakfast well done.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

After a long drive we arrived here thinking we were booked into the 'Loft Room'. We had seen the details on their website when booking and we were looking forward to it.
On arrival they gave us directions to another property. We were confused, so one of the staff came out and showed us where we would be staying. She took us down the road to a large apartment you could easily sleep two families in, above a shop on the main road that did not resemble anything they have on their website. Not the romantic boutique accommodation we thought we had booked!
Further conversations with them were blunt and unhelpful.
We left the next day, headed down the coast and found a great place to stay.

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  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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PAS21ApolloBay, Owner at Captain's At The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2011

Thanks for your review! Not sure when you stayed.
My only thoughts are that you booked that
apartment through a last minute site! It was a great
apartment with fantastic ocean views.We use to
manage It last summer. We have not looked
after it since last season.
It was not on our website.
I can only apologise.
I would be more than happy to offer you
a complimentary stay next time your in
Apollo Bay.
Kind Regards
Wayne
Wayne

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Reviewed August 22, 2011

I am a little bemused by the glowing reviews for this hotel.

My husband and I stayed here overnight, during our Great Ocean Road trip. Our room was similar to a garage conversion and was NOT boutique accommodation, which is what we had booked. The walls were painted breeze blocks and our large window looked onto a concrete yard, which looked very dull, not to mention unattractive. It also had the bedrooms of the adjacent street's houses overlooking into our room/yard - no privacy at all.

On the positive side, the accommodation was clean, the staff obliging and the breakfast very nice.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

We fell in love with this place the moment we saw our room. it had an enormas bath you could lay in and watch telly. it was large and very well furnished. the owners were very nice and pointed us to a great resterauant as well. ten out of ten.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

We stayed in the Captain's Cottage. It was fantastic. Love the couples' shower, the gas fireplace, and location. Late check in was not a problem, and the troom was very quiet.
Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

This was without a doubt the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. It was modern (straight out of 'Home Beautiful'), clean, tasteful and we were supplied with everything that you could possibly wish for including an IXL Tastic in the bathroom, sensor lighting that went on at night when you entered the bathroom and a bottle of champagne on the house. As well as the ultra modern shower facilities there was also a free standing bath in our room and the bed was ultra comfy. The air conditioning was quiet and efficient and if it hadn't been raining we could have enjoyed sitting on the outside balcony in the peace and quiet since it is set off the main highway. However it is very close to the main shops where we enjoyed a delicious meal at Andy's Gourmet Pizzas and we would also recommend this. Captain's had all sorts of rooms and cabins to suit all types of accommodation needs. Our hostess was extremely pleasant and even cooked us breakfast (no bain maries to be seen here). It is worth stopping in Apollo Bay just to stay here and I can hardly wait to go back.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2011

Stayed here last minute, booked through wotif and got rooms at half price.

Very comfortable, clean, quiet, excellent location in Apollo bay.

Great breakfast included, cooked and continental.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Additional Information about Captain's At The Bay

Address: 21 Pascoe St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Apollo Bay
Price Range: $137 - $495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Captain's At The Bay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Captains at the Bay is a modern, well appointed Bed and Breakfast centrally located in the seaside village of Apollo Bay. ... more   less 
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Captain`s At The Bay Hotel Apollo Bay
Captain's At The Bay Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road

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