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Great Ocean View Motel

1 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 Australia
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#7 of 9 motels in Apollo Bay
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"A million dollar view, for the price of a room" Wake to the sights and sounds of the ocean, not just a patch of blue in the distance, you can actually see the waves breaking onto the beach in front of the property. A Great Ocean View Motel offers the unique attraction of ocean views from every suite, while still being located within walking distance of Apollo Bay's many activities and facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Beach
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
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Susan M wrote a review July 2021
Melbourne, Australia127 contributions18 helpful votes
Booked a room online earlier in the week for a very reasonable $108. We stayed last night in an upstairs room and after reading previous reviews I wasn't expecting much. Was pleasantly surprised. Firstly, the heater had been put on prior to our arrival which was great as it was a very cold day. The room was spacious, clean and not dated at all. The view was stunning. The shower had great water pressure and temperature. The only negative for me was the mattress was too hard resulting in a broken sleep. But I realise that's personal preference. Overall a good stay and we'd stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TassieGrammia wrote a review Aug 2022
Tasmania115 contributions45 helpful votes
This hotel is in a great location with fantastic views over the sea and walking distance from the main part of town. We booked a twin room, but had a little overkill with 2 singles and a large double. This wasn’t a complaint, but the extra room might have been good to have a lounge. Generally the room was clean, but attention to detail maybe lacking a tad. One of the chairs had nasty stain. There was a toaster, but no plates or knives or forks. ( we used saucer and teaspoon to spread toast). There was no microwave, but if I’d read the facilities list I would have noticed that. All in all a good experience, just little faults.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is fine,
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Pietzki wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions11 helpful votes
I found a deal for $130 online and for that money I'm really happy with what I got. I can understand why someone paying $220 would be unhappy, but you also have to consider the season when you're booking.

The place is a little dated, but the room was clean, comfortable, shower was great, and the owners friendly.

The place is a short walk to restaurants, pub etc and at night you can hear the waves crashing on the beach.. the best way to fall asleep!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Snohr1 wrote a review Oct 2020
Beeac, Australia21 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed in room 2, which is on the second floor. Parking is directly outside the door, which is convenient. The decking outside the door is sloping and the sanitiser was nailed to the wall in a very haphazard way. The carpet inside is old, but in decent condition. The view is great, but the balcony looks like an accident waiting to happen with it's rotting boards!

Because it is 2020 and we were in the Covid plagued Colac Otway Shire, I had brought wipes with me, just for peace of mind. I wasn't expecting to have to use them to wipe down virtually every surface (although, nothing could save the couch), including the entire, filthy, bathroom floor!

The whole place needs a good clean and some urgent TLC. It is in a fantastic location, but it definitely isn't reaching it's 3.5 star rating. We paid $147 for the night and I think that was at least $47 too much.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Matt C wrote a review Apr 2023
Mooloolaba, Australia24 contributions2 helpful votes
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Location is amazing, beautiful view over the bay, and private balcony, was quiet with only the sound of the ocean at night, which we loved. Staff were very helpful and made an undercover area available for my Harley. Rooms was a good size, and bathroom was clean and functional, facilities provided were great. Bed was very comfortable. About 600 mtrs walk back into town, which we liked, but a taxi service is available too.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Motel is about 600mtrs from the middle a town, but an easy walk, and taxis are available. Very quiet
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Digimeister wrote a review Sept 2022
Newcastle, Australia30 contributions11 helpful votes
We had planned to stay just one night and ended up staying two nights. The accommodation was neat and clean. Parking was right at the door of a ground floor room. Very close to the main shopping centre with plenty of variety. Genevieve the owner was very helpful and engaging in conversation and knowledge of the local area.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Suggest a bottom unit if carrying heavy luggage.
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Robbie P wrote a review Feb 2023
Toowoomba, Australia205 contributions19 helpful votes
Motel didn’t lie it has a view from the second story rooms but not the ground level.

Flies in the room upon entering, hair still on the toilet despite it having a cleaned seal, hair on the wall in the shower and drains don’t drain.

Bed was hard and would have been better sleeping on the ground.

Dead hair/rabbit in the carpark out entire stay even though it was reported to receptionist.

Rooms & building in desperate need of a renovation with plants growing from the balcony on second floor
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the whole place, spend some extra $$ and stay somewhere better
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Pandababy wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Warning : if you stay here after reading this, you have only yourself to blame. Having read the somewhat mixed reviews for this motel, I was still willing to give it a try. How wrong I was! It is a very run down motel, with very basic rooms. If I had paid half the rate, I'd be more generous in my assessment of this place. However, the rate for this place is exorbitant for what you are getting. (I paid $220 for the night.) I feel sorry for the other reviewers who paid even more than I did. This place is a rip off. I don't normally write reviews, but feel compelled to counterbalance the excessively positive reviews of others.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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maree e wrote a review Sept 2022
Nar Nar Goon, Australia6 contributions
The room with a view of the ocean in the distance was beautiful and clean. Spacious and well appointed. However the tv wouldn’t work on particular stations. A shame during footy finals. When we turned heater on it literally felt like a truck parked in our room . And the kettle did not turn off. These are not major things didn’t think I’d even bother writing a review. As we were leaving and stepping down some steep steps the hand rail was very wobbly and frightened me . As I yelled out the owner popped his head out of the next room. I showed him how much movement was in the rail. He said that it had been fine for past 20 years. I replied that there was always a first time for it to break. He replied with “are you a hand rail expert”. Very defensive and quite rude. I’ll leave it to you to stay there but we certainly will not return.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roam37405983808 wrote a review Jan 2023
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This place is the WORST place I have ever stayed at. It is filthy. The room stank of mould and was visible. There were squashed mozzies all over the walls. No milk. TV and wifi didn’t work. The balcony looked like it was about to collapse. Rust and mould everywhere in the bathroom. The door handle was completely broken. Not clean. Disgusting. Do not stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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DJC asked a question Jan 2019
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions17 helpful votes
Do you have Free Wifi ? FREE FREE ??
Answer from Pamelarw
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions31 helpful votes
Yes :)
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Matt C wrote a tip Apr 2023
Mooloolaba, Australia24 contributions2 helpful votes
"Motel is about 600mtrs from the middle a town, but an easy walk, and taxis are available. Very quiet"
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Robbie P wrote a tip Feb 2023
Toowoomba, Australia205 contributions19 helpful votes
"Avoid the whole place, spend some extra $$ and stay somewhere better"
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Susie60713 wrote a tip Feb 2023
Dublin, Ireland39 contributions26 helpful votes
"Look for an upstairs room, the views are amazing."
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Digimeister wrote a tip Sept 2022
Newcastle, Australia30 contributions11 helpful votes
"Suggest a bottom unit if carrying heavy luggage."
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TassieGrammia wrote a tip Aug 2022
Tasmania115 contributions45 helpful votes
"Parking is fine,"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$156 - AU$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
great ocean view hotel apollo bay
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaApollo Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Ocean View Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Great Ocean View Motel?
Nearby attractions include Great Ocean Walk (0.9 km), Bay of Apostles (0.5 km), and High on Heels (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Ocean View Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Great Ocean View Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Great Ocean View Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Ocean View Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dooleys Ice Cream - The Ice Cream Tub, Apollo Bay Bakery, and Casalingo.
Does Great Ocean View Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.