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4.3 out of 5

"Only stayed for one night, but had a really good experience. Rooms were clean, and amenities were really good. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 31 Mar 2018

Hotel Description

At Rayville Boat Houses you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Apollo Bay Harbour and Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre. Highlights at this property include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and private spa tubs.

LED TVs with DVD players are featured in all 9 villas, and you can enjoy washers/dryers, free WiFi, and balconies. Kitchens come with fridges, microwaves, and dishwashers, making in-room dining convenient. Deep soaking tubs, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans are also available.

This property has free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and barbecues. Additionally, you'll find dry cleaning/laundry services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff.

With a stay at this 4-star Apollo Bay property, you'll be 6.2 km (3.9 mi) from Great Otway National Park and 36 km (22.4 mi) from Johanna Beach.

Deluxe Loft (Villa)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$194 per night

Luxury Penthouse

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Deluxe Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Terrace

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Rayville Boat Houses ratings based on 110 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rayville Boat Houses

Everyone (31) Couples (36) Family (43)
4 out of 5
Good location and nice and clean. Check in and out easy. Not much through air but otherwise good

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful little cottage, nice and clean, spa bath and beautiful view from the terrace. Comfy beds and couch! Also couldn’t fault the service they are lovely people, great hospitality

Posted by on 12 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice owner, good amenities, close to the beach

Location: Less than 10 mins walk to the centre of Apollo bay. The back road via the beach and port is lovely!
Only stayed for one night, but had a really good experience. Rooms were clean, and amenities were really good.

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2018

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3 out of 5

SO much to like but for the little gremlins.

Lovely peacefull location. Close walk to town and beach. Staff (Steph and Nick) polite and friendly. Our apartment (loft) was spacious and well designed. So much to like. BUT... How about replacing the dish washing brush and sponge. Both were well past use by date with the brush encrusted in filth. Our downstairs bed had 4 pillows so we slept well. The upstairs beds only had one pillow each which were more pancake flat. Our boys had a terrible sleep. The spa tap leeks which didn't bother us but it's a sign that attention to maintenance is poor. We would stay there again as the positives outweighed the negatives.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 3 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Very quiet cottage

Pros: Great fireplace.
Cons: Very poor water pressure in the shower.
Location: Walking distance to the Main Street. Great park nearby for kids.
Pleasant stay. Very quiet. Second bedroom is up a spiral staircase and suitable for older children.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Qld on 26 Sep. 2017

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2 out of 5
Over rated and over priced hotel despite being discounted by 60% on wotif....

Posted by on 24 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Very cozy!

Location: The best café in the area would have to be The General Store in Wye River.
We informed the owner we would be coming up late from Melbourne on a Friday night. He was more then happy to accommodate for our later arrival. Cabin was already heated on arrival and supplies were left to start the fireplace for that extra experience. The overall feel of the villa was warm and cozy. It was spacious and all appliances actually worked first go. Definitely a big improvement on your average holiday park cabins. Highly recommend to anyone staying in Apollo Bay.

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice apartment.

Great location,as we were on the great vic bike ride and had to carry luggage from camp site. Found utensils, platters etc. to be a bit lacking. Long wait for washing machine, (only 1 in whole complex) lots of riders wanting to use it. Over all, nice place to stay.

Posted by , from Echuca on 7 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Staff were helpful and nice location.

Pros: Private and roomy
Cons: Re-Paint is required before summer and wooden outdoor areas
Location: Nice stroll to town - not too far out
Lovely wood fire and spa bath. Everything supplied - just take your food. Beds comfy and clean. There is a DVD if you want to pack some for the kids otherwise the local foodworks store hires them out.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 13 Sep. 2016

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2 out of 5

Weekend getaway for two

The boathouses were positioned as luxury accomadation and were not cheap at $250 a night mid winter off season. They are not luxury. The caretaker backpacker staff were lovely abd the place was clean and pretty comfortable but not what we were expecting for the price and advertising. The decor was tired with cushions on the couch like something out of a thrift shop. Thin towels, cheap shampoo no conditioner and cheap soap. Cheap teabags no green tea. Stains on the spare old blue blanket on bed. View of houses across the road. Very underwhelming.

Posted by , from B on 31 Jul. 2016

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About the Rayville Boat Houses

Location 9 Noel Street, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Property Features

As a guest of Rayville Boat Houses, you'll find a terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ. Public spaces have free WiFi. Rayville Boat Houses also features multilingual staff and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • Dry cleaning
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (207.2 km / 128.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rayville Boat Houses offers 9 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private hot tubs and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodation at this 4-star villa has kitchens with fridges, microwaves, dishwashers and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath and a hairdryer. This Apollo Bay villa provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LED televisions come with DVD players.

  • Private hot tub
  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony
  • Deep soaking tub
  • LED television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

  • Rayville Boat Houses Villa Apollo Bay
  • Rayville Boat Houses Villa
  • Rayville Boat Houses Apollo Bay
  • Rayville Boat Houses
  • Rayville Boat Hotel Penthouse
  • Rayville Boat Houses & Penthouse Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road