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2 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 18/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Williamstown
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Captains Retreat is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Williamstown, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Williamstown, Captains Retreat is located a short distance from Holy Trinity Anglican Church Williamstown (0.1 mi) and Williamstown Uniting Church (0.2 mi).

Rooms at Captains Retreat offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A sun terrace, newspaper, and express check-in and check-out are some of the conveniences offered at this bed and breakfast. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Captains Retreat, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Williamstown falafel restaurant such as Mez Mez, which is a short distance from Captains Retreat.

Should time allow, Williamstown Botanic Gardens and Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Williamstown!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
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HowieTravel wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle, Australia29 contributions8 helpful votes
I like the old style art deco type buildings and the high ceilings. To have accommodation where you do not feel cramped and you have space and you are not paying any extra for it is lovely. Convenient to all of the shops and sights of the area and yet not noisy. We had the double bedroom apartment which also had the balcony which allowed us to chat to some of the locals.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Blueberry711 wrote a review Feb 2020
Albury, Australia33 contributions11 helpful votes
This was the second time we’ve stayed here and this time we had a different room. We were in the room off the patio out the back. The room is gorgeous but very basic amenities and the bed was hard and uncomfortable. The floor also sloped on an angle which was more prominent on the patio itself but could be felt in the bed also making sleeping difficult. We specifically chose to stay here based on the fact the owner the first time showed us all the other rooms and we were hoping to have chosen a better room upstairs but the booking information doesn’t state which room you’re in nor did it have photos of each specific room to make an informed decision. However they were rather accommodating to our needs and as always the breakfast was awesome!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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RLT1944 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia102 contributions56 helpful votes
Two day mid-week stay on a travel auctions voucher. The retreat is very centrally located and beautifully furnished. We had the Lysander room which is reached externally from the upstairs back patio. Room was very comfortable, clean and well sized. People of larger physiques or those with limited flexibility should consider another room as the bathroom, though adequate, is small and requires some dexterity to use. Breakfast is just great and the staff were extremely pleasant. A great place to stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: See above regarding the bathroom
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Melissa Meek Jacobs, Owner at Captains Retreat
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thanks RLT, Yes the Lysander does have a small bathroom which is why we charge less for that room. it doesn't stop its popularity though - it is one of the most popular rooms. I think it is the aspect onto the sunny rear deck. For other guests reading this, if you prefer a larger bathroom or spa, please look at the three spa rooms - Corsair , Britannica and Captains Suite. They all have showers that are separate to the spas. Best regards, Melissa
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Zoinky wrote a review Dec 2019
Preston, Australia111 contributions53 helpful votes
Finally! A beautiful, quality, friendly stay. We stayed 2 nights. I travel A LOT for work, and this beats so many high end hotels. Mel is a lovely host and cannot do enough for you. She is genuine, fun and passionate. We stayed in the cottage, and it was lovely. Great styling, comfortable, nice little touches of class and quality. There is a beautiful leafy garden and an upstairs veranda to enjoy. We got to see a few others of their rooms in the main house, and they were lovely also. If you want a quality, genuine stay were you are treated as a person, stay here. We will be staying here when we have to stay overnight again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from xxx261669, Owner at Captains Retreat
Responded 23 Dec 2019
Oh gosh what a great review. I should get you to write our ads!! Thanks so much. Now I am wondering who Zoinky is??? I put Zoinky into my guests search list and ... no .. Ah ... I think I just guessed. I hope your trip went really well and merry christmas! Melissa
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Sue G wrote a review Nov 2019
Leongatha64 contributions65 helpful votes
We have just stayed for 2 nights and it was such a relaxing time in beautiful surroundings. Melissa and Georgie were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms are beautifully furnished with everything you need. The communal lounge and kitchen was the perfect place to just sit & read and have a coffee. Breakfast was wonderful with plenty of food on offer. We will definitely return, thankyou Melissa!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Melissa M, Owner at Captains Retreat
Responded 7 Nov 2019
Hi Sue, what a lovely review. Thankyou! I love it when our guests get to spend some time enjoying the space. You are very welcome back! Best wishes, Melissa
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USD 123 - USD 160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaVictoriaGreater MelbourneHobsons BayWilliamstown
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captains Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Captains Retreat?
Nearby attractions include HMAS Castlemaine (0.4 km), John E. Morley Reserve (0.1 km), and Holy Trinity Anglican Church Williamstown (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Captains Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Captains Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Captains Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Captains Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ticktok, The Strand Restaurant, and Crowded House Cafe.
Is Captains Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Williamstown.
Are there any historical sites close to Captains Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Melbourne Gaol (8.0 km), St Paul's Cathedral (7.4 km), and Melbourne Town Hall (7.5 km).