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“modern, well-equipped motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Beachfront Motel

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Beachfront Motel
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal
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72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“modern, well-equipped motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2009

The rooms are quite modern and very spacious. The kitchens are very well-equipped with pots, pans, knives, etc. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and well furnished.
The manager was friendly and offer ed that I take a look at the room before deciding. After visiting to a couple others, Best Western and a B&B, the Beach Front was by far the best value for money. Best Western looked like a dump compared to the Beach Front and they were more expensive too!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2009

Stayed here for one night during a short weekend trip along the Great Ocean Road. The Motel is directly opposite the beach and information centre and a short stroll from the towns restaurants and shops. We had a friendly welcome and the motel room we wer allocated was clean and spacious. Although our heater didn't work (and it was a cold say!!) it was swiftly replaced with one which did. We were fortunate enough to see a pod of whales playing in the bay. Overall a good value place to stay in a convenient location.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Melbourne
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2009

We stayed at Beachfront for 3 nights in the green cottage – which turned out to be the best cottage with great views of the sea. We couldn’t really fault anything – clean and inviting, lovely décor, warm, with everything in the town on your doorstep, and the owners were friendly and helpful. The Apollo Bay Hotel is a great place to eat and have a drink – the meals are great value, and the fish and chips are amazing. If you’re only staying one night, the motel units would be more than sufficient but if staying longer, the cottages are better. We had a great weekend and I’d recommend this place to anyone staying in Apollo Bay without hesitation.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Anna196
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Singapore
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140 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2009

Confortable place along the main Great Ocean road, a stone's throw away from the shops and restaurants. Simply furnished, however everything is clean.

Be sure to have breakfast at Cafe 153 just around the corner, the first cafe you come across when walking towards the shops. All fresh local produce, try the french toast with fresh blueberries and clotted cream.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2009

We drove to the great ocean road from Melbourne for a two day adventure. Apollo Bay suited our schedule and after reading a lot of positive reviews, we booked this property (through wotif).

We booked the queen motel unit which included a kitchen. The room was pretty spacious; having a queen bed and a smaller bed. The motel was very close to coles (supermarket) and local restaurants. The beach, golf course were just 10 mins by walk.

In all, it totally met our expectations from a motel for a night’s stay.

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  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2009

We spent one night at the Beach Front Motel while travelling the Great Ocean Road. The room was clean and tidy. The room also had a seperate Kitchen although we didn't use this. The motel is in a great location, opposite the beach and walking distance to cafes and restaurants. Although it is on the main road the room was very quiet. We had great fish and chips at the Apollo Bay Hotel.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2008

Apollo bay is a lovely stop over point on the route from Melbourne on the great ocean road; the beachfront apartments are easy to locate and just a very short walk from all seafront shops and restaurants. The room we stayed in was spacious and comfortable with a separate kitchen area and shower/ toilet, we only stayed for one night but it would have been fine for a longer stay. We received a very friendly welcome when we arrived and I'm sure if we had been there for longer and needed any advice about the area the owners would have been very helpful. Nothing to fault about the accomodation at all, but for any travellers out there who are as naive as we were just a word of warning that this part of the country can be cold! We arrived prepared for a warm Australian Spring and found that the winds blowing of the southern ocean made it more like a winters day at home in the UK, so bring some warm clothes just incase. Would recommend that you try out the Apollo Bay hotel Pub on the sea front for a very friendly welcome and some lovely food, the fish and chips were great.

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beachfront Motel

Property: Beachfront Motel
Address: 163 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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