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Apollo Bay Cottages
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Apollo Bay Cottages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

I had family from America visit and we stayed here two nights, it was a fantastic place to stay. It had everything we could have wanted or needed. We even used the fireplace on the first evening as it was a bit chilly that night. The atmosphere was beautiful, quiet and serene, the beach was, as advertised, within walking distance. The beds were very comfortable and afforded a good nights sleep. The manager was very friendly and even gave us advice on where we could "definately" see at least 20-30 koala's in the middle of the afternoon, and he was right! We will be returning in the future, and would recommend to others for a private, comfortable stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed 4 nights over xmas and the cottage was well equipped and clean. The extensive well maintained front lawn provided guests with a playing field for various sports after a big xmas dinner and fun viewing for the onlookers. Very close to the beach and not far from town - a relaxing spot with a lovely effective fire we used every night - wasnt that cold but queenslanders do this

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

What an amazing location! We stayed here for two nights with our kids for a bit of R and R on the way to a family wedding. The cottages have everything you need, there is plenty of space for the kids to roam and we loved that it was just a hop, skip and a jump to the beach. We were in need of some relaxation and time together as a family and we certainly got it. We found the cottage spacious, clean and really private which was great as we literally spent all of our time between the cottage and the beach. We had a BBQ at night (plenty of quality cooking equipment) and enjoyed the view while the kids enjoyed the grassy expanse.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed for two nights in a two bedroom self contained cottage and wished it was longer. The service was excellent, the manager being very friendly and helpful, while still respecting our privacy. The cottage was delightful, the spa worked well, the beds were comfortable. We loved the fire at night. The free movies were a bonus which we enjoyed. We both thought the cottages were great value, comfortable, with a good view of Apollo Bay and the beach. After looking at the other accommodation available I am so pleased that we choose Apollo Bay Cottages. We didn't go to the beach, but it was only a five minute walk away from the cottages.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We arrived at cottages after driving first part of great ocean road. Cottages had everything in them that you would need. Cottages were very very clean, and everything worked. They were very romantic, with a working fire place ready to go.
Owner came and showed us everything in the cottages. They are truly self contained and very private. Beautiful view over beach and luschious green lawns with a pond. Flowers around cottages. All reccommendations on restaurants to eat, and sites to see were spot on. Great place for couples wanting to get away or family, as grass area is huge, plenty of place for kids to run, and beautiful beach to walk on. Only just over an hour to 12 Apostles, and less to Cape otway light house. Five minute drive out of town of apollo bay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had the 3 bedroom cottage. Very clean and comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen and an open fireplace. The only downside was that there is only one bathroom. Nice pond outside with lots of ducks and moorhens. We took lots of walks around the gardens.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We drove from Melbourne to Apollo Bay Cottages to find a fantastic place to stay. It was pre-booked and we were looking forward to the stay, the place really exceeded our expectations.

The cottages are spacious and extremely clean. A very well equipped kitchen, a dream of a bath and a well prepared fire place. When you enter you just feel at home and especially after lighting up the fireplace...unbeatable.

It doesn't stop with the inside, the garden is huge and perfect for the children to play. A few minutes walk and across the street you enter the beautiful beach with a great view on the reef.

From a location point of view Apollo Bay is great to explore the great ocean road. We stayed 4 days and managed to explore the coast and the hinterland with some fantastic scenic drives, greatly helped by the owners of the cottages.
- 12 Apostles
- Cape Otway
- Turtons Track
- Hopetown falls (easier with small kids)

A nice addition are the DVD's which you can borrow, the kids loved it :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Apollo Bay Cottages

Property: Apollo Bay Cottages
Address: 2 Telford St | P.O. Box 310, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Apollo Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Apollo Bay Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The eight individual, fully self-contained cottages are set on four hectares of landscaped grounds adjacent beautiful Marengo Beach, two kilometres West of Apollo Bay on the magnificent Great Ocean Road and 2.5 hours travelling time from Melbourne. The beach is wide and sandy and the water clear. There are fascinating rock pools to explore and the offshore reef is home to a seal colony. Each cottage features Austar TV channels including movie channels and WiFi*. The fully self contained two and three bedroom cottages, separated by native shrubs and gardens all have a superb view of the coast and Otway Ranges. The bedrooms have king size beds with electric blankets, doonas and pillows. Quality linen and towels are supplied. Cots, highchairs and baby sitting can be arranged. The cottages include:- Three bedroom cottages have with one king, one queen and two singles- Two bedroom cottages with one king, two singles- Quality linen and towels supplied- Coastal and Otway Ranges views- Open fireplaces- Two person spa bath- Air conditioning/heating- Austar TV channels *including movie and kid's channels- Flat screen TV, DVD player and free DVD library- CD/radio- Telephone (local calls)- All your dining needs are catered for with full size refrigerators-, Electric stoves and microwave oven as well as crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils- Portable electric BBQs and picnic tables at cottage- Complimentary initial supplies of tea, coffee, milk and sugar- Under-cover car parking and space for a boat or trailer- Each cottage has its own laundry facilities. The large lawn area is great to explore or play with the kids. Golf, bowls, tennis, hang-gliding and horse riding, are available. An ornamental lake is home to waterfowl and water lilies. Near the lake discover abundant native flora and fauna and steps to a secret garden. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Apollo Bay Colonial Hotel
Apollo Bay Cottages Great Ocean Road

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