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Victoria House
Ranked #3 of 7 Portland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 May 2013

We stayed at Victoria House a few years ago and we had a delightful experience. We were in Portland last week and to our surprise we were able to stay there again. Victoria House is a 2 story Victorian stately home with all the period pieces you would expect but achieves a modern quality of service.

Craig is a congenial host and produces a marvelous breakfast feast. The guest lounge with cheery fire, sherry, port and fruit cake is a wonderful place to finish day.

We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

we have spent many nights in Victoria House. hospitality is excellent, owner is really nice, friendly and helpfull Breakfast is to die for, and the coffee is the best.the sunroom is pleasant to sit and read or sew (l love to quilt) and the lounge is relaxing in the evening, a lovely warm fire in the winter

Room Tip: we only stay downstairs due to disability, but, l believe all rooms are excellent. the sunroom and l...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

The breakfast we had here was one of the longest time-taking breakfast experience ever but it became our family memory in this Great Ocean Road trip. :)
The obstinate looking old lady was taking an order for the every piece of breakfast elements from each person including my kids and my mum and served a very nice breakfast plate. The family room was 2 story room. A bit cold upstairs but had a quite nice sleep downstairs. It was one of the most expensive room we had in this trip but was deserve to spend (including the breakfast, it's actually not that expensive).
Nice garden was a plus to enjoy.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

A comfortable place to stay. Nice to be able to get a family room in a B&B. loved the port & sherry of an evening in the lounge. Craig is wonderful- friendly, entertaining & knowledgeable. Made for an interesting stay!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

We were just here for the night but it was a very nice night. Craig seems to have found his niche in life - the quintessential innkeeper - sincere, helpful and pleasant. The place was old- fashioned, quaint and homey, with modern plumbing! Craig accomodated us, and a couple who were going fishing, with an early start full cooked breakfast of just about anything we wanted. A nice experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

After a long day on the Great Ocean Rd ,we arrived in Portland and went straight to the tourist info centre( how great are these when traveling !) The lady working there helped us find accommodation and we went to this wonderful B&B . Craig was really laid back made us feel really relaxed and welcomed. The rooms are lovely with their own bathrooms and Tvs ,bed really comfy and warm . Craig had made us a fire in the sitting room complete with CDs , DVDs port ,sherry and fruitcake . After a delicious dinner at the Gordon Hotel we sat around the fire until time for bed and after a good night sleep we were served an enormous breakfast which included,fruit,yoghurt cereal juice, followed by a cooked breakfast ,no one leaves hungry from here. Cannot recommend this B&B highly enough a wonderful experience .

Room Tip: All rooms great ,we chose downstairs so we didn't t have to carry our luggage upstairs .
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

It was a long weekend. My partner and I decided to do the great ocean road, and though we would have stopped before Portland we could not find accommodation in any of the towns. When we booked for Portland we didn't realise how long a drive it was, however it was definitely worth going further than your average tourist. Most Melbournites turned their nose up at Portland. Yes, it is a working town, not a tourist attraction, that's for sure but the accommodation was one of the most beautiful historic guesthouses. The owner was keen to help and made a pretty great breakfast! The walk along the port is pretty.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Additional Information about Victoria House

Address: 5 Tyers St, Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Price Range: £76 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Victoria House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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