Best Western Apollo Bay Motel,  Apollo Bay

4.0/5  - based on 186 guest reviews.
2 Moore Street, 3233, Apollo Bay, Australia - See map
+61 3 52377577 +61 3 52377042



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  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Game room
    Game room
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
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The Best Western Apollo Bay Motel is 50 meters from the Great Ocean Road and Apollo Bay beach foreshore. Take a walk along the beach or in Beech Forest at the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk, a game of golf overlooking the bay, a helicopter ride over the Twelve Apostles and Shipwreck Coast or catch your breath at the top of the Cape Otway Lighthouse. We are just under two hours from Avalon Airport and two hours 40 minutes from Melbourne's Tullamarine International Airport. Best Western Apollo Bay Motel offers motel and spacious apartment-style accommodation with reverse-cycle air conditioning, cable TV and free unlimited wireless Internet, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, mini-bar, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Additional facilities include free off street parking, reception Internet kiosk, printing facilities, swimming pool, BBQ and guest laundry. Continental and cooked breakfast is available to your room. Breakfast for coach and tour groups is available in our breakfast room by prior arrangement. Charge back for meals is available. From your mini-bar, enjoy the great selection of local boutique brewed beer and cider from Prickly Moses, wines from along the Great Ocean Road Coast ? Long Boards, and North East Victoria ? Morrisons of Glenrowan and sparkling wine from Amulet, Beechworth. Enjoy either in the comfort of your room or by the courtyard pool. Accepted credit cards include: MasterCard, Visa, Amex and Union Pay. No fees apply.

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Best Western Apollo Bay Motel,Apollo Bay
  • 3
    « Clean and convenient »

    We spent 2 nights here. It is central to everything. The room was clean. However it would be the smallest room I have ever stayed or seen. It had a king bed which we wanted but that was pretty much it. It was tight all round. The shower was big but the ensuite again small. A little to squishy for us.

    « visit »

    travelled the Great Ocean Rd and found this by chance really but very glad we did .great location along the G.O.R and Apollo Bay is a stunning location.well equipped room with good facilties and a comfy bed .very helpful staff and it is highly recommended by ourselves.would definatley go back here.

    « Nice Motel for one night »

    During our Great-Ocean-Road-Trip we had one Night at the Motel. Room was clean, Breakfast that we ordered separate was for the Price o.k. Opposite side of the Entrance is an Italian Restaurant I can recommend for Dinner!

    « Anticipated our needs perfectly »

    Bed comfortable, breakfast ... massive! We had a bowl of fruit each, which was a meal in itself - and then a cooked breakfast which was equally massive. Full marks to David and Robyn who arranged to deliver the fruit early, while the cooked meal was being prepared, so it wouldn't be cold by the time we got to it. We left an item behind, and had a call from Robyn around midday to alert us. Returning, there it was. That's customer care. Thanks.

    « A very comfortable place to stay »

    Starting from the receptionist this place is very cozy. She gave us a bottle of fresh milk to be used with tea in the room. Our room is actually an apartment and we find it very comfortable and clean, exceptionally clean. Unfortunately we will just stop here for a night so the relax lasts a few hours. We advise this place for everything, location, politeness and comfort. There is also a wonderful restaurant in front of the Motel called Casalingo, a must! We are Italian and the italian food they propose is far better than some food I eat in Italy. And the price in line with the others.

    « Great Spot, Awesome Bed! »

    We had a night here on our trip along Great Ocean Road. The owners were very friendly, the bed was super comfy and they stock locally brewed beer, Prickly Moses, in the mini bar that was very tasty. The room was quiet and it's just around the corner from the main street.

    « Great Bed and Great Hospitality »

    I was lucky to spend the night in one bedroom apartment with a magnificent King Bed. It was so good, I had to ask if I was the first person to sleep in it! (I wasn't by the way). David and Robyn provided a smile and good recommendations too. Thanks!

    « Good location Great Service »

    Room was well set up and clean. Close to Maritime exhibit - worth a visit. Food was good and service was great. Staff were efficient, friendly with a good sense of humour. We were part of a group of 40 and the hotel coped admirably.

    « Great place for a getaway! »

    I stayed here for 2 nights with a couple of friends just a few weeks ago, and we were amazed at how great the stay was. First off, the staff were super friendly, both when booking the room and upon arrival (shout out to Matt at reception who gave us a heap of information about what to do around the area while we were visiting!). As we arrived quite late into the afternoon, we were given some recommendations on places to eat (The pub next door was a top recommendation). As we needed to check in on Facebook and let everybody know we'd arrived safely, there was no hesitation in supplying us each with wifi codes which we could use for our visit. Fast internet too, which I've learned is not always so common in Australian motels... The room/apartment that we were given was great. Double bed in one room, and two singles in the other. All very comfortable, with extra pillows and blankets provided. It felt like it would be very easy to stay a few extra nights, and it was super cosy. We'll definitely be coming back in Summer for a longer period no doubt! Being winter, it was going to be cold but thankfully the apartment had a fast-working heater which warmed the place up for us so when we got back from dinner we were nice and toasty. One of my friends was stoked that they provided Peppermint tea as well as other varieties haha. This place is in a great location, right near the shorefront and near all the shops and restaraunts. Although Great Ocean Road isn't a huge destination during the colder months, I can guarantee that this would be a great place to spend a few nights if you plan on ever doing the Great Ocean Road. Apollo Bay is a beautiful seaside town, and it's easily accessible to all the highlights the GOR has to offer. If you're going to treat yourself to the beauty of the coast, you may as well treat yourself to some good accommodation too. Thank you Apollo Bay Best Western! We'll be sure to return soon!

    « Great location,close to everything »

    We stayed here on our way back from WA and it was easily the best motel on our trip.The room was spacious, spotless and the cooked breakfast in the morning was a surprise as we didn't know it was included when we booked. Location is great with hotels and restaurants just a short walk. Robyn and her staff were very friendly and helpful and we will definitely stay again.Recommend for sure

  • 3
    « Good Location »

    Location is good - restaurants are just opposite/nearby and near to Cape Otway. A good pit-stop after driving from Melbourne. Room is clean and spacious. Staff was friendly. There is a Dooley's icecream nearby and a must-try. I would say this is an average stay.

    « Chris (Benalla). »

    Very impressed by the way the staff made us feel very welcome and went 'way and above' what would be expected to make our stay comfortable. The rooms were immaculately clean, they turned the heaters on to pre-warm our rooms (which was great seeing it was some of the coldest weather in years - snow fell on the Otways), Bed linen and towels were very fresh and new feeling-and adding to the recently refreshed looking rooms - very comfortable for sleeping (big sized beds and bath sheets!!) Looking forward to my next visit to the Apollo bay region and experiencing more of what is on offer and suggestions recommended by the staff David, Robyn and Matt at Best Western Apollo Bay. Recommend a stay there to anyone.

    « Good Service »

    Staff were very helpful with advice on local attractions. Breakfast was nice, and they were very quick to bring coffee when we realised it hadn't been ordered.... Room was small but clean. Big price hike for the long weekend was disappointing.

    « Great motel »

    Our room was very nice and clean and had everything we needed,our room was spacious,the staff were very friendly and helpful with advice on places in the area to visit, the room was cleaned daily and items restocked.

    « B Grade accommodation and expensive b grade at that »

    I could not believe the charge 400 dollars for a run down apartment style room, we did the great ocean road and stayed at four places this was by far the most expensive and the most run down and we had to lug our cases up stairs, save your time and money and go to the comfort inn international, you won't be sorry, I have stayed there before and it s..ts all over this joint.

    « Very good short or longstay hotel »

    Iwas just for a night, but at this time in late March the last Hotel i could get. which made me curious what i might find. Its a lovely motor Inn, with good equipped rooms, and a nice friendly staff. The price is Apollo Bay price, nothing much you can do about if you need to stay.

    « Great location, clean, nice room, great staff »

    Great location, clean, spacious room, but the best thing was the staff - v friendly, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. Pointed us in the direction of a great restaurant and a great unknown tourist stop. Will definitely stay here again, thank you.

    « A great place to stay »

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Motel is very well positioned and maintained. We were given a free upgrade on arrival to a 1 Bedroom apartment and the accommodation was very comfortable. Only draw back is the position of the swimming pool which is located in the middle of the parking area and is not very private.

    « Great for the low key traveller »

    We were welcomed with a friendly greeting at this accommodation. The room was very clean and tidy, the facilites were great for the 'eating out traveller' cooking facilities.The bed was very comfortable and the shower was good. WiFi was free for the length of the length of the stay.We did the problem.

    « Good »

    Stayed here with family on our way to Adelaide (great ocean road). no need to mention the lication its amazingly beautiful, the hotel itself is simple, quiet and clean, the staff at the reception was friendly and helpfull. we paid AUS345 for a studio and one bedroom apartment, which is not very cheap nor expensive either. Pity they dont have any room with ocean view. Not a bad place, might come again.

  • 5
    « Excellent stay and have recommended it to all our friends! »

    The hotel is very clean and it looked like our room had been redecorated very recently. The hotel is set back from the main road so no excess noise. The hotel was full that weekend and there was little noise at all. The staff were very knowledgeable about the area and gave fantastic advice on where to go to make the most of our 1 night stay. Would definitely stay here again!

    « very good »

    motel have two room and fit family to stay?there is woolworths near the motel?it's convenient?so I recommend anyone to live there?room is tidy and clean?it's perfect experience?manager is nice too? yeah

    « Greg Hill »

    We found the motel to be an excellent facility for our stopover. It was basic but comfortable. The owners were excellent mine hosts - friendly and helpful. The food for the hot breakfast was great. A comfortable bed and good hot shower - what more could you want?

    « Two night stop on the Ocean Road »

    A great place to stop on the Great Ocean Road we stopped here on our way up to Warrnambool and on our way back, plenty going on with plenty of places to eat. We stayed at the Best Western, a good location, staff very friendly and helpful nothing to much trouble, the breakfast was good and set us up for the day

    « Great place to stay »

    We really enjoyed our stay here, the rooms were good, clean and comfortable. Easy to get to, pleasant surroundings. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great place to stay while doing the Great Ocean Road. Good parking. Safe and secure. Give it a try

    « Standard Motel »

    Stayed here with 4 people, 2 couples. The second room contained 3 single beds which was not ideal, but wasn't the end of the world. The facilities were basic and clean. The location is just off the main street, so it's easy to pop down the road for some food and or drinks.

    « typical basic motel »

    good location in the center of Apollo Bay no food available on motel premises - watch opening times of the nearby restaurants or you may find yourself hungry! Found Apollo Bay very disappointing, would not choose to stay there again

    « Holiday »

    Long weekend only stayed one night got charged $240 room was below average milk from reception was 2days out of date biscuits stale. Exploited because only accomodation left, stayed next night in Apollo Bay for $40 dollars less in a 5star motel.

    « Melbourne GOR Trip December 2015 »

    We stayed in a one bedroom with kitchen suite. The owner was helpful and helped us change our booking to postpone by one day without any trouble on a short notice. The property is alongside the plethora of other properties in Apollo Bay Area. The room was decent , with necessary equipment in kitchen and amenities in bathroom. However the rooms have a worn down old look, the bathroom seemed renovated though compared to the kitchen / living room and bedroom. Overall convenient stay for a day.

    « Stop on our GOR trip »

    Very clean accommodation - well located in centre of town. Good place for an over night stay on our Great Ocean Road trip. Would recommend this as a good stopping point. Good access point to local shops and eating places.

  • 3
    « Good for 1 night stay »

    clean and simple for a one night stay. no views but OK. easy to find as just turn off from main road. perhaps time for a bit of renovation to make it more refreshing. food, beach and shopping all within walking distance. internet could be faster

    « Friendly clean and great location »

    The couple running the place are very nice and welcoming. Made a last minute booking and good rates in a nice location. Room was clean and comfortable. Definitely recommend this to anyone staying in apollo bay.

    « Lovely motel »

    Stayed a night on journey along the Great Ocean Road - very welcoming and friendly staff who gave us lots of useful information and lots of alternative tourists attractions which were fab. Very clean with everything you need. Lovely walks and views not far from the motel. Parking right outside your rooms which was great. Only problem we encountered with the town was that everything was shut by the time we got there around 6pm, but managed to eat in a hotel nearby. Could have been low season? Would certainly recommend.

    « Comfy bed »

    Refurbished room with modern bathroom (fabulous shower) and really comfy bed. Clean and well appointed and right in town. Highly recommended. The man in reception was friendly and helpful. I was pleased to find fresh milk instead of uht for tea and coffee in the room.

    « Over priced and noisy »

    We stayed in a two bedroom unit for one night - very noisy, banging sounds all through the night - situated next to the stairs so heard everyone going up and down all night and situated right behind the pub so heard pub sounds all night. Our stay was not enhanced by the loud swearing echoing through the night from pub leavers at about 1AM and then the stomping on stairs which followed. Furniture very well used and unit very dated. Would not recommend this place if you wanted a good night's sleep. Wi-Fi very slow. At $320 for a night very expensive.

    « Great ocean road »

    Spent one night here on route between Melbourne and Pt Cambell. Adequate for our needs. Comfortable bed, clean room, toiletries, towels and really, really hot water for showers. Good TV. Very central for restaurants and cafes. Met the owner next morning. Very hospitable gentleman.

    « Hardly Best »

    Maybe the standard is different? The price is higher than elsewhere. Units are small with tight bathrooms in need of a spruce and a better clean. No cooking facility, and no way to clean cups and plate. Looking at positives, near to shops and food, ok service. Bottom line, plan ahead and find another overnight stay, preferably not Apollo Bay.

    « Great location and friendly staff »

    We stayed a couple of nights during the busy long weekend and found the amenities, staff and location of this motel to be fantastic. Half a block from the main street, beach and cafes is perfect. Management could not have done more to improve our stay - which included some handy advice fro a shortcut for the trip home.

    « perfect stay »

    Very friendly welcoming staff . Clean and well maintained apartment. Located close to everything. Staff let us check in early. I highly recommend this motel to anyone looking for a great stay in Apollo Bay

    « Great for a short break. »

    We stayed here two nights over the AFL holiday week end. The place is easy to find, near to all cafes shops etc but off main Rd so quieter. Plenty of safe parking , right outside your room. Rooms are clean and comfortable with everything you need for a short stay. Shower was roomy and lots of hot water. Beds have heating blankets and there's a heater/air con which works efficiently. Limited space in the room , but plenty for a week end stay. Friendly staff on reception. clean towels and bed linen each day and toiletries, tea, coffee biscuits and milk provided. We got a two night offer and the price was reasonable. a small pool in the middle of the car park area, a god send if its really hot or you have kids who need tiring out!

  • 5
    « Friendly place »

    As part of our deal we had breakfast which was delicious and generous too. The proprietors are always friendly and happy to chat to their customers. The motel is very well located - close to eateries, shops and the ocean.

    « Great stopover on the Great Ocean Road »

    During our trip along the Great Ocean Road we chose this motel for our overnight stay at Apollo Bay. This choice turned out to be just perfect. Our unit was clean and very well set up with all the facilities to meet our requirements. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and were happy to provide us with brochures, maps and their local knowledge information about the area. There was an Italian restaurant just across the road where we enjoyed an excellent meal. The breakfast which was delivered to our room the next morning with a friendly smile was first class. We certainly felt refreshed after a good night's rest at this relaxing location and ready to continue on our journey.

    « Terry Franklin »

    Great motel on the Great Ocean Road. Within walking distance of all shops and services. Opposite tourist centre for information on all local attractions. Clean, comfortable, and quiet. Great breakfasts available, or facilities to have continental breakfast.


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·From: City Centre The Best Western Apollo Bay Motel is 50 meters from City Centre. ·From: Melbourne CCBD Melbourne VIC 3004 - 2 hours 36 minutes. Take Queen St. to Flinders St. /State Route 30, 3 min (750 m). Follow M1 to Cape Otway Rd. /C135 in Mount Moriac, 1 h 4 min (91. 6 km). Turn left onto Cape Otway Rd/C135. Continue to follow Cape Otway Rd. , 30 min (43. 2 km). Follow C119 to Moore St. in Apollo Bay, 56 min (60. 5 km). Turn right onto Moore St. Destination will be on the right. ·From: Tullarmarine Airport Melbourne Airport to Apollo Bay - 2 hours 33 minutes. Melbourne Airport (Tullarmarine Airport), Departure Dr. Melbourne Airport VIC 3045. Get on Western Ring Rd. /M80 in Tullamarin...

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