4.8 out of 5

"Excellent, worth recommending to family and friends. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 22 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Apollo Bay awaits you at The Dolphin Apartments. You'll be 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Apollo Bay Harbour and 7.1 km (4.4 mi) from Great Otway National Park. Highlights at this property include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

This apartment has free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and a garden. Other amenities include barbecue grills, express check-in, and express check-out.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Apollo Bay property, you'll be 17.1 km (10.6 mi) from Maits Rest Rainforest Walk and 33.1 km (20.6 mi) from Cape Otway Lightstation.

Two Bedroom Apartment - Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max
AU$241 per night

Two Bedroom Apartment - Upgrade Special

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apartment, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

The Dolphin Apartments ratings based on 351 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Great location and stocked with everything you need! Very clean. Enjoyable stay.

Posted by on 15 Sep 2018

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16 Sep 2018 by Emily

Thank you Libby for you 5 star review. I'm glad to hear you were happy with the apartment and facilities. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Emily Stephens Resident Manager

5 out of 5

Return for a second stay

Excellent, worth recommending to family and friends.

Posted by on 22 Aug 2018

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23 Aug 2018 by Emily

Thank you for your feedback and recommendations. We very much appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Emily Stephens Resident Manager

5 out of 5
Our stay here was great as we were driving the Great Ocean Road. The apartment was very spacious and comfortable. Had a fantastic time staying here. Thanks

Posted by on 22 Aug 2018

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22 Aug 2018 by Emily

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us while travelling. We hope to see you back again soon. Best wishes Emily Stephens Resident Manager

5 out of 5
Excellent friendly service, everything we needed and more. Very reasonable price

Posted by on 4 Aug 2018

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5 Aug 2018 by Emily

Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Emily

5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Jul 2018

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28 Jul 2018 by Emily

Thank you for your high rating

5 out of 5

One of the best accommodation I have stayed in.

Fantastic value for money, great location and awesome apartment. Thoroughly recommend

Posted by on 12 Jul 2018

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17 Jul 2018 by Emily

Thank you for your 5 star review. The winter months can see some very good deals to be had if you know where to look. We hope it is an incentive to come again in the warmer months. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Emily Stephens Resident Manager

5 out of 5
Pros: Everything
Very enjoyable stay with very personable managers - thank you :)

Posted by on 20 Jun 2018

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20 Jun 2018 by Emily

Thank you for your 5 out of 5 review. It is always nice to hear our guests enjoyed their stay with us. Best wishes Emily Resident Manager

3 out of 5

Spacious apartment close to beach and city centre.

Pros: Location, clean and friendly staff
Cons: Replace beds and TV remote control
Location: Close to beach, restaurants, information centre and shops.
We stayed in Penthouse close to beach and city centre with Seaview. Unfortunately website failed to mention servo in front of property so not as picturesque as thought. Also had backache each morning from bed which hotel staff advised would be replaced later this year. TV remote didn’t work properly which was extremely frustrating and split air system had unit fitted outside bedroom which was noisy if trying to go to sleep. Sorry that these little things compromised our relaxation weekend. Staff were lovely and very clean apartment. Good location.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 17 Jun 2018

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17 Jun 2018 by Emily

Hi Debstar, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I'm sorry to hear you were not comfortable in the beds provided. Had you come to us during your stay to advise us of your discomfort we would have done what we could to improve your comfort and hopefully improve your relaxation time with us. Given the opportunity we would also been able to change the batteries in the remote to avoid this frustration for you. Our convenient location close to town also includes being close to the service station. Due to the limitations in what information is provided on the Wotif website, we have provided a photo which includes the Caltex service station sign to ensure our guests are aware of our location. I am very happy to hear you appreciated our efforts in cleanliness and the customer service provided. Thank you once again for taking the time to stay and also review our property. Wishing you future happy travels. Kind regards Emily Stephens Resident Manager

4 out of 5

Great location so close to the Main Street

We loved where the location was and the kids loved how spacious the place was with two bathrooms

Posted by , from morningron on 16 Jun 2018

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17 Jun 2018 by Emily

Hi Joel, Thank you for your feedback. The spaciousness of the apartments can be fully appreciated with families when they stay. I'm very happy to hear you all enjoyed your stay. See you again soon. Kind regards Emily Resident Manager

5 out of 5

Vacation/road trip accomodation

Well presented and centrally located. Close to good restaurants, cafes and grocery store. Great starting point to our road trip on the Great Ocean Road. Accomodation was clean, well presented.

Posted by on 2 May 2018

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2 May 2018 by Emily

Thank you for your high score. We appreciated you sharing your enjoyable time with us. Wishing you all the best for future travels

About the The Dolphin Apartments

Location 2 Thomson Street, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Property Features

As a guest of The Dolphin Apartments, you'll find a fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ. WiFi is free in public spaces. The luxury The Dolphin Apartments also features a garden, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and an Express check-in service. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Apollo Bay apartment.

  • 1 building
  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 2005
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (206.2 km / 128.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Dolphin Apartments offers 14 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and washers/dryers. This accommodation has separate living rooms and is furnished with double sofa beds. 50-inch Plasma televisions come with digital channels and DVD players. Accommodation at this 4.5-star apartment has kitchens with fridges, stovetops, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and safes. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in July 2018.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • iPod dock
  • Plasma television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the apartment include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM until 9:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Guests arriving after 9:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 7 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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

A cash deposit or credit 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
  • No lifts

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning deposit: AUD 100.00 per stay (for guests aged under 25 years old)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 7 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dolphin Apartments Apartment Apollo Bay
  • Dolphin Apartments Apartment
  • Dolphin Apartments Apollo Bay
  • Dolphin Apartments
  • The Dolphin Apartments Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Alcohol isn't served at The Dolphin Apartments.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.