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Toowoomba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience with 'Basil' n 'Polly'. The bnb has a unique atmosphere and the breakfast room a star attraction. The living room is a nice place to spend the evening. All in all it is another good reason to return to Portland.

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Pat! We really hope you do return. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much!! Loved having you. Cheers, Craig and Stephanie aka Basil and Polly

Cardiff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolute gem of a B&B, made all the more special by the lovely hosts. The house is beautifully furnished and full of character. A lovely feature is the decanter of port and slices of fruit cake in the sitting room for guests to enjoy. Breakfast was good with an enjoyable cooked breakfast. The bed was very comfortable...

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Hawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by a very friendly owners The house had so much charm Room was clean and very nicely decorated Very comfortable bed and nice linens We had great breakfast and the owners were very helpful Close to the beach and the town

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Balmain, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this B&B without much research but founded a place frozen in time. Just like family B&B from the UK. Lovely old house with excellent hosts. Sherry and cake in the evening if you wanted it and a roaring fire. The rooms could have done with double glazing and more substantial heating but were comfortable if not a little...

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Ozziemovers. We are checking all the heating. If you care to text us your room number, we will double check the heater there. They are usually well and truly adequate even for the cold winter we had, so it may not be working properly. (0403.662.859) Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Craig and Stephanie

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Victoria House is centrally located in Portland, within walking distance to beach and shops. The hosts made us feel extremely welcome. The rooms were beautiful, filled with antique like furniture, which was the perfect touch. The breakfast was hot, with choices like eggs anyway you liked, with bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, sausages and toast varieties. For $150 a night with breakfast,...

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Kennedy, We are very glad you enjoyed your stay so much and hope to see you again soon. We love our guests and enjoy making them feel welcome and that bit spoiled! Regards, Craig and Stephanie

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Thanks Stephanie and Craig for making us and everyone else who stayed at your lovely BnB soo welcome. Warm old world atmosphere and hospitality. Lots of personal touches made us tired girls feel great. After long drive from other side Melbourne then very long day at the Portland festival working non stop it was so nice to come back to...

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Hello Rita and M, Great to have both of you lovely ladies to stay with us! We enjoy our hospitality, and are so glad it is showing! Travel safely, and hope to see you again Craig and Stephanie

Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed one night and wished we could have stayed more. A magnificent heritage guest house furnished in period style, where we were made to feel at home from the moment we walked in. Lovely hosts, great breakfast, lots of tips and local knowledge. We would definitely chose Victoria House again if we ever get back to Portland

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Peter, We enjoyed having you stay with us too. Glad we made you feel so welcome. That is the bonus of Victoria House, we get to know our guests! Best wishes, Craig and Stephanie

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Victoria House was a lovely historical place to stay, our hosts were very welcoming and obliging. Breakfast was superb. Our dogs also enjoyed the stay and were given the fun of the back garden to explore.

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Dear Pulleys, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. Best wishes, Stephanie and Craig

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Victoria House is a beautiful old building. Our room was vast, but was comfortable at the same time, and our bathroom had all the appointments you would expect. Breakfast was generous and well-cooked, and our hosts (Craig and Stephanie) went out of their way to help us with advice on where to have dinner and the best way to continue...

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Dear WestAussie, It was a pleasure having you stay with us! So glad you enjoyed your stay We hope to meet you again some day Regards, Stephanie and Craig

Reviewed 28 September 2016

A friend and I came on a writer's retreat and stayed for three nights. Our hosts Craig and Stephanie could not do enough to make us feel at home. Victoria House is located very centrally, within walking distance of all amenities Portland has to offer. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. I would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful establishment to...

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Amanda, We really enjoyed having you stay. It is wonderful when we are able to meet our guests needs and create that "at home somewhere special" feeling. Hope to see you both again! Craig and Stephanie

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Victoria House: You are welcomed to relax in the friendly atmosphere of a fully restored Georgian home of historic importance. In 1834 Edward Henty established a farm at Portland Bay, founding Victoria's first permanent settlement. Today, no less than 100 historic buildings are still in use - one of the most outstanding being Victoria House, the Bluestone mansion which first opened its doors as a hotel in 1856. During its 150-year history it has been a gracious private home, a seminary, government offices and, most recently, a guesthouse. Our completely restored, original bluestone guesthouse is waiting to welcome you. Victoria House has delightful recently renovated ensuite rooms with Free WiFi in main building, HD TV/DVD and tea/coffee-making facilities. You'll enjoy our home with its traditional sitting room, cake port and sherry and welcoming fire, its location - strolling distance from the city centre, beach and harbour, and our personalised service. We serve hot country breakfasts, and provide local information to help make the most of your stay in Portland. Whether you are holidaying here, on business, or breaking the journey between Adelaide and Melbourne, you'll be glad you chose to stay with us. You'll be pleased by the moderate tariffs..Only 5 minutes walk to the harbour, restaurants and shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Victoria House

Address: 5 Tyers St, Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Portland
Price Range: £70 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Victoria House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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