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Captain's At The Bay
Ranked #1 of 20 Apollo Bay B&B and Inns
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
26 reviews
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“Excellent little place”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I had the pleasure of spending one night here recently, and were both sorry we could not stay longer. Warm welcome from Helen and room ready on time.

We booked the Cottage, which is a bit more private as its separate from the other rooms slightly.Comfortable king sized bed with good linen, excellent Sheridan towels and nice toiletries. Immaculately clean and finished to a high standard (nice bathroom, fixtures etc). Fabulous big bathtub in the room large enough for two, and well positioned so I was able to enjoy a glass of wine while watching a movie. Mini bar selection was limited but we were happy to see that prices were reasonable which is a nice change.

Captain's is brilliantly located one street back from the main strip of Apollo Bay, so it was an easy walk to the beach and dinner etc. There is a Foodworks directly across the road for supplies.

We were lucky to secure a great Wotif rate of $140 which included continental breaky and wine on arrival, however I would have to be honest and say I don't think I would be comfortable paying the asking rate of $295 when booking directly. I think it's a bit high.

All in all a fabulous little gem in Apollo Bay. We will definately be back in the future. Can definately recommend this place to couples and those wanting a quiet getaway.

Room Tip: We had the Cottage which had a King sized bed and was quite roomy. I believe the Bridge rooms are ne...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Brilliant location, just a stone's throw from the beach. Quality fixtures and fittings in the bathroom, groovy 'Open/Walk in' shower, great when coming back from the beach and Victorian style free standing bath to relax in. Main bedroom/sitting area excellent size, bed very comfortable and little fridge/kettle useful when you want a cup of tea or a beer. Only downside, was the early morning wake up call of the rubbish collectors but as breakfast started at 8am and no doubt you just wanted to get down to the beach anyway, it started your day earlier. Continental breakfast was excellent but I would skip the 'cooked' not much flavour in the bacon, they need to spend more money on quality meat to make it worth eating and breakfast should be extended to at least 9.30am as we are on holiday after all, finishing at 9am is too early.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This little hotel was a delight. Thoughtful touches for couples such as a bath next to the bed, 2 shower heads and 2 sinks. Very helpful and friendly staff. Internet access next to reception. Delicious breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed at Captain's on the Bay over the long weekend, occupying the wonderful 2 - bedroom Loft, a maritime themed cottage with a living room and deck downstairs (no kitchen, but a small fridge), and two beautiful Queen rooms upstairs in the eaves of the building. We were checked in by the lovely and super-affable Helen, who had plentiful advice for explorations of the area. Whilst the Loft is more expensive than some of the alternatives in Apollo Bay, we certainly felt that it was worthwhile, particularly for 4 paying adults. Moreover, breakfast was generous and of high quality, with gluten free options and a good range of choice for an included meal. A rack of DVDs is on hand for those who don't wish to avail themselves of the town's facilities, but for those that do, the town centre is all of three minutes walk away. Situated right next to a supermarket, there's also plenty of refreshments within easy reach. Oh, the beds are incredibly comfortable; we slept better here than we do at home. Lovely!

Thank you, Helen, for making our stay so comfortable!

Room Tip: If your budget can extend to it, the Loft is a really lovely suite slightly apart from all the rest.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed at Captain's for two nights after an energetic time in Melbourne and northern Victoria. It was just what we needed. The check in was quick an easy, the room was clean and modern and breakfast set you up for the day! We were able to spend some time relaxing and chilling. Captain's is close to the beach, restaurants and shops. There is not a lot to do at Apollo Bay, but that suited us.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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
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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
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Ranked #1 of 20 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: 12
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Captain's At The Bay Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road

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