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Beachfront Motel
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Reviewed October 20, 2013

My partner and I stayed here on our Great Ocean Road trip in August. It had been raining the day we arrived and it was such a relief to pull up to a nice clean and cosy room. The managers were very welcoming. The motel is in a fantastic location and we were able to walk to dinner and breakfast. If you are coming through Apollo Bay this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The motel is located central to the town, nice and close to the shops, and beach, where you can stroll around and enjoy the wonderful views. The room was spacious, clean, high ceilings in the bed area, and the room also had a separate kitchenette ( toaster, microwave and sink ) which included a small table and chairs. Bathroom was good and separate toilet. The whole layout of the room was very good and made for a comfortable stay. There was an issue with a spotlight illuminating a nearby shop carpark, so you have close the bathroom and kitchenette doors. Very quiet at night and well worth making this hotel your base when in Apollo Bay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We found the Beachfront Motel to be a good value and a comfortable place to stay for one night during our drive on the Great Ocean Road. The room was clean, well-maintained, and efficiently laid out. There's a little separate kitchen with a fridge, microwave, and small table/chairs. There's also a built-in shelf along one entire wall which is convenient for getting your bags off the floor. The wi-fi is free and works fairly well and there's covered parking right outside your room - very convenient.

Just because the name of the hotel is "Beachfront", don't expect a beach "view". The motel is perpendicular, not parallel, to the beach and your view is of your car in the covered parking. The management is also a bit rigid about the 10:00 checkout time. If you're late, they charge a fee. If you're an hour late, they charge you for another full night.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This motel is a good choice if you need a base camp for an extended stay; it has a basic kitchenette and all the usual accessories you might need. Constructed on a long thin strip of land perpendicular to the coast, the units do not have ocean views. Bear this in mind if such things are important to you. However, the units are spacious, high-ceilinged and cozy, with good, functional temperature control units. Sharing common walls, there may be the potential for noise, but we did not find that to be a problem.

Downtown Apollo Bay is a short stroll away, as is the beachfront. I do not know whether Internet is free, as by that time in our trip we were operating entirely on Telstra SIM cards and saving a bleedin' fortune, mite. But if it is free, kudos to them.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

An efficiently run motel on the Great Ocean Road, perfectly located in Apollo Bay. Rooms were charming and well-equipped. Clean, comfortable, and good value for money. In short, everything you expect from a motel.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

What a wonderful venue. We only stayed the one night but could easily have settled in for a few days. It had the feel of a new motel! It was a little 'quirky' in its design but it was very enjoyable. Rooms were quiet, clean and well presented.
I couldn't find any faults and would recommend this motel to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a great place to stay on the Great Ocean Road. Easy to get to, well located in Apollo Bay, next to beaches, shops and places to eat. The motel is perfect with everything you need in a clean apartment and your car parked outside

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beachfront Motel

Address: 163 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Price Range: $98 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beachfront Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are in town and opposite the beach. Architect designed for comfort, privacy and convenience. 100 metres to restaurants and shops. Our motel units and are ideal for one or more days. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Beachfront Motel And Cottages Hotel Apollo Bay
Beach Front Hotel
Beach Front Motel
Beachfront Motel Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road

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