The Best Hotels to Book in Apollo Bay, Victoria

After a day exploring the coast, rest your head at these welcoming properties in Apollo Bay
After a day exploring the coast, rest your head at these welcoming properties in Apollo Bay | Courtesy of Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn /
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2 November 2021

With its pristine coastline, unspoilt rainforest, waterfalls and easy access to the Great Otway National Park, beautiful Apollo Bay is a real escape from it all. Whether you want to surf, sample seafood or even try whale watching, the area is a dream for water babies, active families and anyone looking for adventure. The accommodation in Apollo Bay won’t let you down either – with a choice of apartments, motels and B&Bs to suit all budgets now bookable on Culture Trip.

Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn for sea views and sunrises

Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn
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It’s worth setting the alarm early if you stay at this property on the Great Ocean Road. Stroll across the road to see the sun emerge over the waves in the bay before taking a quick dip before breakfast. Standard rooms are available but the inn also offers self-contained apartments with their own kitchenettes and patios – and even a villa that sleeps six. Grab a first-floor room at the front of the property if you want to enjoy sea views from your own private balcony.

Stargazing and whale watching at Seafarers Getaway

Seafarers Getaway
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You won’t want to go anywhere when you check into this Great Ocean Road property, although it’s just 4km (2.5mi) from Apollo Bay Town. Every single room has a spectacular sea view, while the beach is just 20m (66ft) away so you can roll straight out of bed and onto the sand. You might see more than just waves, too. Some rooms come with their own telescopes for star-spotting or you could use them to spy whales gliding through the water.

Make yourself at home at the Casa Favilla B&B

Casa Favilla B and B
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For a more intimate stay, opt for a B&B over a large hotel. This inn on the Great Ocean Road has just three rooms, but the property’s owners encourage you to feel at home by providing a spacious lounge for you to relax in, a stash of games and even a spa room for a touch of pampering. There’s a shared kitchen to keep costs down while breakfast foods are always available to help yourself.

Enjoy your own coastal bolthole at Beacon Point Ocean View Villas

Beacon Point Ocean View Villas
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There’s no need to see another soul if you prefer total privacy at the Beacon Point Ocean View Villas. The collection of one- and two-bedroom villas are all fully self-contained, and are elevated above the Great Ocean Road at Skenes Creek. All have sea views and a bushland backdrop with contemporary furnishings, fully equipped kitchens and private balconies complete with barbecues so you can rustle up a feast after a day at the beach.

Stay close to the action at Captains at the Bay

Captains at the Bay
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Halfway along the Great Ocean Road, this B&B is between the Bass Strait and the Otway Ranges – ideal for anyone who wants to have a break from driving and relax. Every room comes with its own parking spot, and everything you need is within walking distance including restaurants, the beach, a shopping centre and even the Visitor Information Centre. There are just 12 rooms available, including a two-bedroom loft and three-bedroom rooms so you can stay with family and really make the most of this fantastic location.

Beachcomber Motel & Apartments for a family-friendly location and facilities

Beachcomber Motel and Apartments
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One of the best hotels in Apollo Bay if you’re travelling with children, this family-run property is just a five-minute stroll to the beach, shops, restaurants and harbour – yet it’s in a quiet part of town so you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep. The serviced motel rooms are all ground level with off-street parking, and all share a private BBQ area so you can feed the whole family if you wish. There’s also guest laundry facilities and room service breakfast available so you can truly relax.

Motel Marengo for birdwatchers and bathers

Motel Marengo
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The pool is the place to be at this motel, just 300m (984ft) from the start of the Great Ocean Walk. Surrounded by plants and trees, the outdoor pool has its own barbecue area and hot spa – and is also regularly visited by different parrot species for a truly tropical experience. If you prefer wilder waters, the beach is also just moments away – and the motel offers free wetsuit hire so you can make the most of the waves.

The Dolphin Apartments for stylish stays and plenty of space

The Dolphin Apartments
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Make your friends back home green with envy by booking some of the best accommodation in Apollo Bay. These upmarket apartments all have two bedrooms and two bathrooms – and the fully equipped kitchens might top the one you have at home with a Smeg oven, dishwasher and all mod cons. Don’t want to pack sandy beach gear at the end of your stay? Make use of your very own laundry room with a washer, dryer and even free washing powder.

Bring friends and family to the roomy Apollo Bay Seal Apartments

Apollo Bay Seal Apartments
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No need to squeeze into hotel rooms if you’re travelling as a group. These apartments – 300m (984ft) from the start of the Great Ocean Walk – have one or two bedrooms with large kitchens and dining areas, plus courtyards or balconies. There’s also one fully self-contained, four-bedroom holiday house if you’re really looking for a home from home – and all are just across the road from the glorious sandy beach

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