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“What a place!”
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Point of View
Ranked #7 of 19 Apollo Bay B&B and Inns
Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“What a place!”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

It's difficult to know whether to go out and see the beautiful scenery or stay and enjoy the luxury of Point of View!

Top welcome, tasteful accommodation and absolutely all you need to enjoy your stay. This is a must for anyone travelling the Great Ocean Road.

Did I mention the view? I see a few others did! Fantastic!

We left this morning and were sorry to go?

Thanks to our hosts for a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank David C
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, Owner at Point of View, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
We agree. You can't get much better than those views. Hope to see you again.
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Great place to spend a couple of nights on the great ocean road. Awesome view of apollo bay and great service from allan on arrival. Would recommend to couples looking for a nice romantic get away.

  • Stayed January 2012
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, Owner at Point of View, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Point of view is certainly perfectly located for a relaxing few days exploring the Great Ocean Road or for a peaceful, romantic getaway. We can provide you with a sample itineary at the time of booking. As locals who both grew up in Apollo Bay, our knowledge of the area is extensive.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

We stayed here for three nights, and I found Point of View to be a very sweet, romantic little place. The villa was clean and well appointed. There is plenty of privacy. There wasn't a whole lot in the fridge, so you need to bring your own supplies. During our first spa bath there was a fair bit of mucky gunk floating on the surface, so I did clean it properly the next day :-/ Other than the cheap, leaky iron and poor movie selection, we had a great time just kicking back and enjoying the views - which is what this place is all about (especially when it's raining outside!). Chris's restaurant has beautiful food, highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank KateMeredith33
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, Owner at Point of View, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Our aim at Point of View is to have totally happy guests.
Our advertising clearly indicates that "continental breakfast" is supplied. This consists of a selection of breads, spreads, a range of specialtity teas and both ground and instant coffee. We also give fresh milk to guests and 2 types of cereals. In the fridge you will find chilled wine and delicious chocolates.
Each of our villas has satelite tv which is free for guests. There are 21 channels, about 5 of which have movies screening 24 hours per day. There is also a selection of DVD's for guests to watch on our surround sound and flat screen tv.
Our spas are cleaned with spa cleaning liquids. We are however on tank water, so maybe the sediment mentioned was as a result of us being low on tank water as you stayed in the middle of summer. We do however have a special water treatment system that kills any bacteria that may be in the water.
The iron mentioned that was leaking has since been replaced.
We are only too happy to investigate any problems guests experience to ensure a fantastice and memorable time at Point of View.
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

I booked Point of View after reading the reviews in Tripadvisor. I was looking for somewhere along the Great Ocean Road to stay for our 30th wedding anniversary I had originally planned on booking Chris's Villas at Skenes Creek, but on reading the reviews decided on Point of View instead. A lot of attention to detail had been put into the design and decoration of the 5 individual villas. It was a chilly weekend and we enjoyed the cosiness of the fire. Due to the weather we didn't spend a lot of time on the beautiful balcony, but in warmer weather it would be glorious sitting out there enjoying the views. The hosts are very pleasant and welcoming, but also happy not to disturb you at all. On Alan's recommendation, we ate at La Bimba on Saturday night, which was high quality and we were given the prime table by the window. On Sunday lunch we ate at Chris's restaurant which was also fantastic. It has equally great views as Point of View, but their villas were not nearly as private as at Point of View and I was very happy with my choice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Jenny H
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, Owner at Point of View, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Thanks for your great comments. Privacy is one of our main objectives for guests at Point of View. We are on call 24 hours a day, and only a phone call away for any requests. We trust that guests will contact us if they require any additional services to that provided ie fresh towels, extra breakfast supplies.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

For couples this is the best place to stay on the Great Ocean Road. You will be seriously dissappointed if you dont stay here. The villas are beautifully appointed. This is the perfect place to stay to rekindle you love. It is ideally located at the halfway point on the Great Ocean Road.

Room Tip: Stay in Villa 4. It has a floor level spa.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Point of View, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
We love helping people plan their trip along the Great Ocean Road. A 3 day break is ideal to allow time to both explore and to enjoy the amazing views from every location in each of the luxury villas.
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

We have just come back from this amazing holiday..we can't say enough about"point of view"it is a place you can only dream of ,great location ,the views spectacular.the villa was like a dream home,cosy self contained,romantic.The setting is ideal for a couple to unwind, relax and remember why they have fallen in love.We didn't want to leave the place,the spa was so relaxing.Its so clean and the people would offer this outstanding get away ,don't do anything by half,there is a bottle of champane and chocs with fresh flowers on your grand arrival.bbq outside the door.LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!
can't wait to come back!
Thanks again Alan

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Point of View, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
It's a pleasure to be able to provide couples such as yourself with our little piece of heaven.
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Reviewed March 12, 2011

A couples only collection of 5 separated chalet / cottages on a hill with beautiful views over the coast & Apollo Bay.
Very well appointed accommodation with all that you need to relax - a spa, music, books, peace & quiet, birds, magazines, surround sound stereo & largew TV, BBQ, sun loungers, double shower, candles around the spa, &wood fire; just bring the wish & will to relax.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Point of View, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
You have encapsulated our property exactly. We see many guests arrive stressed from their hectic work lives or personal problems, looking for a couple of "special" days away. We're thrilled to see guests smiling and relaxed as they depart and vowing to return. Returning guests and recommendations to others are the norm. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Property: Point of View
Address: 185Tuxion Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Apollo Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 architect designed villas set high on the hills overlooking Apollo Bay and the Great Ocean Road. All are self contained and include a king bed, wood or gas log fire, air conditioning, laundry facilities, large therapuetic spa, double shower, surround sound, DVD, flat screen tv, satellite tv, continental breakfast supplies, robes, handmade soap and those amazing views.The perfect place to getaway and relax with your partner, to celebrate a special occasion or simply as a treat for yourselves. Just for two, privacy ensured. ... more   less 
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