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Beachfront Motel
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Reviewed 11 April 2012

A very pleasant place to stay. The rooms are very spacious and well equiped. Convenient to all the towns facilities and close to the tourist office.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

We stayed in the Beachfront Motel for 2 nights in Feb 2012. The motel is very well presented, well maintained, and very clean. We were comfortable and enjoyed our stay. Our room had a double and a single bed. The bedroom was a good size with plenty of hanging and shelf space. There was a widescreen digital TV although reception could be a bit flakey. There was a separate kitchenette with hot-plate and electric fry-pan but no microwave. Plenty of crockery and cutlery. The shower room had a separate toilet and a good size shower. All the plumbing worked well with plenty of hot water. The motel is in an excellent location right on the Ocean Road (but there was little traffic noise) and just 5 minutes stroll from restaurants and shops. The owners are friendly and helpful. Our minor criticisms were the lack of air conditioning, and a little lack of privacy because other guests need to walk past each front window on their way out of the motel. Recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

We were looking for a place to crash for only one night.

We had considered a hostel / backpacker hotel, but they all seem to have a minimum of two nights to reserve, and the Beachfront motel room was only slightly more expensive for each one of us than a night at a hostel anyway, so it was the obvious choice. The other motels to be found online were more expensive.

The room was clean, neat, and well-equipped with a lovely little kitchen (that included an electric grill), and a bathroom with seperate toilet, making it possible for the family to use the bathroom at the same time. A modern tv and comfortable lighting were also available. Our room had a double bed and an additional single (as we booked for three people).

Check-in and check-out were uncomplicated and quick.

My only peeve is that the room did not come with free wifi; wifi access could be purchased online for $ 7.50 per hour which I find very expensive. The signal was very weak in our room (basically it only worked in one corner of the room). The lady at reception told me of a free hotspot in a café down the road (which I appreciated).

Working would not have been possible here, but this was not a business trip so that was okay.

Room Tip: We stayed in #6 and the wifi signal was very weak (it only worked in the corner of the room facing t...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank mkalfa
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Good central location. Rooms have everything you need, however, a little dated and quite dark.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank foxallv
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

Stayed for two nights as part of our Great Ocean Rd Drive adventure.
I was terribly worried before I got here because as a first time grey nomad, I was not sure of what standard to expect..
Nothing to worry about here at all.
The accomodation is spacious, modern and very clean.
The location is superb literally just across the street to the sea and within easy walk of main shops / restaurants etc.
the manager was very pleasant and accomodating so full marks all round.
I would easily stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Stayed here one night on our drive on the great ocean road ,with wife and child. absolutely loved this place. booked online at their website so check in was smooth. their office closes at 7pm though so make sure u arrive before then. the room was awesome. spotlessly clean and very quaint. full kitchen with all utensils . fully appreciated when travelling with a child. Beach was only mins walk away. nice big visitors info centre right opposite. heaps of shops nearby. bed was very comfy and had the best night sleep ever ! loved the fact that we could park our car right outside the door, good for grabbing things left behind :)

What I didnt like though is that check out was at 10am! difficult with a 2 year old with you. they did agree to extend it to 11 am but other places can do better.laundry and internet was chargeable as well. didnt use either

Room Tip: they are all good. all placed in a row so nothing much to seperate them from each other.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Nice cute apartment/hotel room. Close to the beach and just lovely staff. Just a very warm and friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beachfront Motel

Address: 163 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Price Range: £69 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beachfront Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are in town and opposite the beach. Architect designed for comfort, privacy and convenience. 100 metres to restaurants and shops. Our motel units and are ideal for one or more days. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Beachfront Motel And Cottages Hotel Apollo Bay
Beach Front Hotel
Beach Front Motel

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