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“Lovely meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amphitheatre Hotel B&B
Ranked #1 of 3 Avoca B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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596 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Lovely meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a visit to the wonderful Dogrock winery in Crowlands (we were staying in Moonambel). Had the Ploughman's lunch. It was very nice. The presentation was old fashioned but we couldn't fault the food. It was really tasty and thoughtfully compiled. Also enjoyed the home made squash even if it was a tad on the pricey side. Loved the homemade ice cream too which was genuinely interesting. It was strongly flavored and beautifully creamy. A real regional delight. The coffee was a near disaster. A weak milky mess (and I'd asked for strong) that was as poor a real coffee as is had in many a year. The service was enthusiastic and quirky. Interesting crafts and whatnots for sale. A strong pass with a little work to do. Great to see interesting places like this cropping up in this excellent but sometimes sadly overlooked region. I'd happily go again.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Found the Amphitheatre Hotel whilst looking for a stopover between Melbourne and Mildura,pleasant surprise,charming and unique mostly original former pub,hosts John and Catherine make you feel very much at home with coffee and delicious fruit cake upon arrival,enjoyed a beautiful roast dinner with local wines on the verandah and a lovely breakfast,will be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Fantastic spot. Quiet, great hospitality and very convenient. Well looked after and would definitely stay again. Next time we will definitely try the delicious ice cream. Absolutely an understated part of Victoria. The main meals at the hotel looked fantastic too, especially with everything being grown or sourced locally and organic.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ballarat, Australia
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

The Amphitheatre Hotel is unusual to say the least. We stumbled upon it in our search for a friends weekender at Nowhere Creek in the Pyrenees (and yes the name says it all- although the views, wildlife, and forests make up for any inconvenience in finding it). Now we know the wines up here in the Pyrenees pretty well -but it is the ice-cream at this out of the way venue that amazing. I have passed the Hotel many times in my quest to find a great wine. From the outside a reason to stop is not obvious. But in this instance, lack of GPS coverage required directions only a local could give. Wow what a find!
With acommodation, food and gallery all in one quirky venue located off the beaten track, you could be forgiven for thinking the trip to enjoy a frozen treat here is simply not worth the effort. You would be sorely mistaken. This is not ice-cream. It is pure heaven. The salty caramel and the rum and raisin were quite simply 'to die for'. Hand made, real ingredients right down to the alcohol infused raisins. We watched a few other travellers tumble across the doorstep and be blown away with rich creamy berries and all manner of out-of-this-world flavours. Add ice-cream at the Amphitheatre Hotel on your Bucket List...and grab a Pyrenees red along the way!

Room Tip: It's not four star but call John or Catherine and soak up their enthusiasm. It's about the I...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We warmly recommend a stay at the Amphitheatre Hotel.
In a lovey location, the old hotel has been newly decorated to make a charming bed and breakfast and daytime cafe.
The food is lovely, with some very well-selected local wines. The pasta and selection of icecreams hit the spot for dinner as did the breakfast home-made muesli, bread and preserves for breakfast the next morning.
The bedroom was prettily decorated and shared bathroom well-set up and squeaky clean.
We look forward to visiting again, whether to stay or just to eat.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JohnSullivan_43, Owner at Amphitheatre Hotel B&B, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
We thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Amphi.
It was a very busy weekend and we would like to have had more time to chat but we enjoyed your company and would love to see you back here.
You were the first guests to stay in our most recently renovated room and we are happy that you were so comfortable.
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Australind, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stay at the Amphitheatre Hote B&B during the year and it was a great experience. We were warmly welcome, and the night's meal, followed byl breakfast in the morning was to die for. The host are very accommodating and certainly put finishing touches to any country stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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JohnSullivan_43, Owner at Amphitheatre Hotel B&B, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
I wonder about TripAdviser maths when one 3 rating and five4 ratings become an overall 3.
Weird!
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Clyde north Victoria australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Warm and welcoming experience very friendly couple relaxing rooms very comfortable beds great breakfasts all food was home made there home made ice cream were fantastic great place to stay would recommend this place

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Amphitheatre Hotel B&B
Address: 3 Bailey St, Avoca, Victoria 3468, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Avoca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Avoca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Amphitheatre Hotel B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Amphitheatre Boutique Hotel was built in 1865 and still retains that cute and homely Victorian look...with three open fires. Delicious lunch meals with local beer and wine.We also make the multi award winning adult ice cream Dinner for in house guests only Comfortable rooms and lounge areas with a great breakfast. ... more   less 
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