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“Great end to a great hike” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Waves
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Port Campbell
Devon, England
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42 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great end to a great hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Stayed here for two nights at the end of walking the Great Ocean Way. Rooms are spacious and the bathrooms well fitted. I also had a spa bath in my bedroom. There is no internet access which is acceptable given its location although I guess they will have to address this soon to meet guest requirements. Ate breakfast here plus one dinner, a steak of exceptional quality. Room also had some basic catering equipment. There was no laundry apparent but the ladies readily dried some clothes I had hand washed. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank CJandMrsCJ
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here after a long day driving and sightseeing on the Great Ocean Road. We decided to treat ourselves and stay in one of the King rooms with spa bath. Accommodation prices at Waves are a little expensive compared to the motels and backpackers nearby, but the apartments are new and of a very high standard. The spa bath was very relaxing after a long day driving! We also ate at the restaurant that night and the food was superb. The menu is excellent with a good range of different types of dishes, including some Asian style dishes, aswell as old favourites. It was refreshing to see a place that thinks outside the square instead of having the same boring standard menu that many other places do, and it was great to see this in a small town like Port Campbell. We ordered the Indian vegetable curry, and the Fish fillets in ginger and chilli sauce with stir fried vegetables (which were lovely and crispy and so fresh). The fish was the freshest I've had in Australia for a long time. The desserts were also superb. The staff were friendly and Annika our German waitress was so helpful. She even sorted out a problem with the TV in our room after the restaurant closed. Overall a great place which I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Brett369
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Sydney, Australia
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110 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

The rooms are very basic & in need of a bit of sprucing up. However, the room was very clean & the towels were lovely and thick. Waves is in a great location, in the main strip of shops and restaurants close to the beach. We stayed on a Saturday night so it was a little loud around town. In the morning we tried to make a coffee and the kettle wouldn't work, then blew the other power points - a little annoying. Overall, it's perfectly fine and clean but definitely overpriced and not the luxury suite it's marketed to be.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Lizalang1
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Oxford, Mississippi
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93 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

it was quite shocked for me when I realized there was NO door/divider for toilet... It was ok because I stay alone, what if you have 2 ppl in the room? One should stay outside at the balcony while the other use the toilet?!?!? LOL not a good idea, mister designer! Room number 5, in case you wonder. A 15 AUD breakfast of your choice included in the room rate. I had steak, red wine and hot chocolate cake for dinner. All was super delicious.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kenzie_Bui
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United Kingdom
Level Contributor
196 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for late coffee and dessert. You know how sometimes walking into a cafe / restaurant and saying you just want coffee gets a less than warm response? Well, quite the opposite, nothing was too much trouble and great homemade desserts! Well done Waves!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank WorlddTravellerr
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Belgrade, Serbia
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286 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

I did not stay in the hotel / I went to the restaurant only. I had excellent fish and chips, and salad there. The fish was very good, very fresh, and not heavy at all. I came at 10pm when other restaurants were already closed, and was pleasantly surprised that to see this restaurant still open and providing a good meal. It looked pretty clean, with a number of other guests. Price was ok, pretty high, as everywhere in Australia. Port Campbell is small and nice. I enjoyed this evening, especially being tired after spending a day driving along the Great Ocean Road.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Dimitrije56
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

This was very much a hit and miss experience. For breakfast my husband enjoyed the Waves cooked breakfast. Unfortunately my fruit toast was ordinary - it was basically 2 pieces of tip top cafe style raisin toasts for $6! Giving them the benefit of the doubt we ventured out to Waves again for dinner that night - this time I picked the Waves special spaghetti marina thinking perhaps I should stick to the house special. Sadly I picked the wrong menu item again! I just picked at some of the seafood and left the rest of the dish. Fortunately my husband's ocean trout was perfectly cooked and delicious.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank LaTruffle
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Property: Waves
Address: 29 Lord St, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Port Campbell
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Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Port Campbell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Waves 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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