Having read all the glowing reviews about this B&B my husband and I decided to buy one of the midweek deals. We stayed for 2 nights during Melbourne Cup week.
The place was just as described by many earlier reviewers. We stayed in the French themed room upstairs. Nice room, no spa but had little balcony. I would suggest maybe take one of the rooms downstairs. We were given a choice of 2 rooms downstairs and this room upstairs. We took the room upstairs thinking it was away from the rest of the house, but it was a tad bit cluttered and the ensuite was quite pokey. Mick ( we never met Susan) was a most gracious and pleasant host. We met him as we checked in and did not see him thereafter.
The deal included continental breakfast. This I have to say was a bit disappointing. There were 3 half used loaves of white, wholemeal and multigrain bread in the fridge along with some half used juice cartons. There were also used yoghurt multipacks in the fridge along with 3 types of cereals in jars in the kitchen. No croissants like in the promo pictures. I personally think that a basket of fresh bread, rolls or even muffins or croissants would just have added that fresh feel to the very unappetizing breakfast, given that there are such nice local bakeries.
Do keep in mind that if all the rooms or even 3 rooms are occupied parking can get a bit fidly. There is a very narrow access area for the car parking.
BTW Mick our deal also included a bottle of wine which we never got.....
Overall had a pleasant stay. At $199 for 2 nights it was worth it.
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- Pelican Sands is situated in Portarlington on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. We offer you the ultimate in romantic getaways within easy walking distance of the beach. Choose from exotically themed rooms each with its own individual charm, each offering something new and unusual. Our rooms all have a Queen size bed and ensuite including a spacious corner spa. Relax and Let us spoil you with our attentive service, cooked breakfasts and pampering spas. ... more less
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