The location is rather nice, a little bit off the Great Ocean Road and in walking distance to the beach and neighbouring restaraunts. We booked the Captains Cottage which was lovely, and our parking spot was right next to the door of our room, which was great. We pulled in and checked in with ease, were given keys and off we went.
The room itself is rather beautiful, with an incredible bathroom with a double shower head, heat lamps, an electronic feature fireplace, a television with DVD's and a nice little sitting out area. We only stayed here for a night but the location was good and we both enjoyed it a lot. A small issue was that our bathroom light would keep switching off automatically, which was a bit of a pain when we were getting ready at the mirrors and we'd keep having to wave an arm around every 15 seconds to ensure we stayed lit up!
Another letdown (perhaps a translation issue being British) was breakfast. In the UK, a continental breakfast includes things like pastries (a crossiant or something starchy and yum). The breakfast served was a load of toast, fruit and cereal, which made me a little sad. On the plus side, they had gluten free bread which they offered to toast for my partner, so that reclaimed some points!
It wasn't the cheapest stay but it was certainly comfortable and we enjoyed it a lot. The restaurant on the corner of Great Ocean Road was also rather expensive - if you visit here I'd suggest trying to look somewhere else! We paid around $40 for some overcooked fish.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Captain`s At The Bay Hotel Apollo Bay
- Captain's At The Bay Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road