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“FIVE STAR BOUTIQUE B AND B” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Captain's At The Bay
Ranked #1 of 19 Apollo Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“FIVE STAR BOUTIQUE B AND B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed for only one night on our trip along the Great Ocxean Road. The rooms were of the highest standard, and very spacious with our own private patio. The whole experience was one that you could not fault, our reception was swift and friendly, with the drinks bar open to refresh after a hard days drive. The breakfast in the morning was cooked to order, and of the highest quality, our only regret was that we did not stay here for another night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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156 reviews
80 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

stayed while driving the great ocean road - just 2 nights but wanted to stay longer. Room was excellent with lovely facilities. Breakfast was also excellent - all cooked fresh to order with great choices. the gas log fire was lovely.

Room Tip: all rooms great but ground floor ones best
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Captain's on the Bay is set one block back from the seafront and was a very pleasant surprise in this uninspiring little town. We needed an overnight stay on the Great Ocean Road and this was just right. Cottage room was spacious, well decorated and maintained. Bathroom fully tiled with twin hand basins and large walk in shower. Good breakfast cooked to order with plenty on the buffet too for continental. Very friendly and efficient lady was on reception as we checked in, taking breakfast orders next morning as well as doing check out.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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221 reviews
197 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed one night in the Captain's cottage. This is wonderful decorated, beautiful bathroom (shower for two), very spacious, great bed. It was a bit rainy so the distance controlled fireplace was the cherry on the cake. We slept very good indeed. Breakfast is awesome.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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124 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Only stayed the one night at Captains by the bay in the Top Deck. This consisted of 3 queen rooms and two bathrooms. There was a lounge area with a microwave and tea and coffee facilities. There was also a very spacious outdoor area for 6 people on a balcony which we enjoyed glimpses of the sea over a glass of wine. Spotless bathroom and crisp sheets. Staff friendly and attentive. Kids borrowed DVDs from reception. Simple but adequate breakfast . Would recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MissJaneAustralia
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Captain's at the Bay gave us the impression of an impersonal but functional motel like place to stay.
Our room was large, clean and comfortable with useful touches such as tea/coffee making equipment and iron and ironing board. It opened out onto a car parking area one side and a small yard which was overlooked by a building on the other.
Whilst the staff were perfectly pleasant and friendly, we found them to be rather impersonal.
The included breakfast was very good with hot dishes.
It is a few yards walk from Apollo Bay high street shops and restaurants so is very conveniently situated.
The high spot of our stay was two dinners at the Vista restaurants just by the hotel -superb food and excellent service. We made friends with the chef who had cooked at the Fat Duck in the UK.
Captain's at the Bay is a convenient and comfortable stopping place but no more than that.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DJFLondon
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

My wife and I were travelling from Adelaide through to Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road and then back again. We chose, for our two nights in Apollo Bay, Captain's at the Bay because it looked really nice and new in the photos. It was also a "Romance" package with a bottle of wine included in the room.

The room, on arrival, was firstly upstairs. Not happy about that for a start especially when you have to cart stuff up and down stairs all the time. Minor, but there was no mention of that throughout the booking process. I would have not booked had I known, or booked one of their downstairs rooms.

The room was beautiful. The renovation that had been done was excellent. The huge bath in the main room next to the bed was an interesting touch. The double shower head was also a very nice touch. Where the bathroom let the rest down was the stupid sensor light that was always on. Due to a hotel being sued by a guest one time because they fell over in the dark, it is now law (apparently). I've personally never heard of that, or stayed in any other accommodation that has a sensor light so i hated it. I'm a light sleeper and every time my wife got up to go to the bathroom, the light came on. Keep that in mind with this hotel.

Other than that, the B&B is well located with a small grocery store across the road and only minutes walk from the main street and all Apollo Bay's eating spots. The same for the beach. Minutes walk away.

This review is mixed really. I found what we paid to be a bit too high for what we actually got. I guess we were paying for the reno but the room was lovely and comfortable. The staff were also really nice too. As I said, mixed review. I think I was expecting more and I was let down a bit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mikal_Howard
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Property: Captain's At The Bay
Address: 21 Pascoe St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Apollo Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Captain's At The Bay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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