Visited as a return traveller after receiving a discount offer.
Last time was 8 years ago and showing some age since. Coffee machine is now terrible and njot worth the effort and the place needs a freshen up with paint and some attention to fly screens etc.
Having said that, we still very much enjoyed our stay. The location is still stunning even though we were in Unit 1 i.e. not at the front. Still great views from the front deck and our master bedroom - we left the window open all night and listened to the wonderful soothing sounds of the sea. nice comfortable bed and good linen, plenty of pillows to chose from. Generous sized double spa too and again you could lay back and gaze out to sea.
Nice breakfast provisions - yummy muesli, good read, preserves and plenty of fresh fruit. Tea a bit light on and coffee machine not worth the frustration.
Very roomy, large lounge with a view and comfortable furniture. Bedrooms and bathrooms also roomy and the view out to sea from the shower was great.
Getting across the busy road to the beach may be a trial for families especially as it finishes through uncut grass and a fairly sharp bank.
Unit 1, even at the rear, was fine and we loved our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chocolate Gannets is only 2 1/2 hours drive south west from Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road, directly opposite a beautiful sandy beach. Surrounded by rolling countryside yet only about 2.5 Kilometres from the Apollo Bay restaurants and cafes, just a 30-40 minute walk along the beach into town.Our 5 star self contained Sea Villas provide luxury accommodation with spectacular views of the southern ocean and its ever changing moods and hues. Each Villa can accommodate up to 4 guests and we are also children friendly. Whether you are just passing through or looking for a family or romantic getaway Chocolate Gannets allows you to have a little indulgence while you are away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chocolate Gannets Apollo Bay