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4.8 out of 5

"Privacy; traditional open fire and sound of the ocean " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 29 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

At Apollo Bay Cottages you'll be 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from Apollo Bay Harbour and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre. Highlights at this beach property include free self parking, a spa tub, and in-room kitchens.

All 9 accommodations feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy washers/dryers, free WiFi, and fireplaces. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Jetted tubs, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

This smoke-free property offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a picnic area, and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of free extended parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Marengo property, you'll be 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Great Otway National Park.

Two Storey Luxury Residence "Beach & Reef"

Bed Count 5 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

2 Bedroom Cottage

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

3 Bedroom Cottage

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

1 Bedroom Cottage

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apollo Bay Cottages ratings based on 69 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

Guest reviews for Apollo Bay Cottages

Everyone (19) Couples (23) Family (27)
4 out of 5
Privacy; traditional open fire and sound of the ocean

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
The property was very Cozy, we lived the open fire and jet bath

Posted by on 10 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
The location and aspect were excellent. All of the facilities were top notch. It was just a little unclear where the external bins were as they had been put out by the caretaker and the bbq was only a sunbeam electric with a damaged lid. This did not impact negatively on our stay and we would definitely choose to stay again.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5

Good location across the road from the beach

Pros: The location was great
Cons: It needs refurbishing, the appliances are old and dated, the floor is in poor condition and it needs serious cleaning in the cupboards and drawers.
This is an excellent place to stay with a young family. There is a huge green lawn to play on and some of the cottages have play structures. It is fairly dated inside, with a pine cottage feel, but therefore no worries about having kids running about. The washing machine and drier worked well. It was pretty peaceful and quiet. The main downsides were it needs a really thorough clean, not the sort of ‘lick & polish’ it is currently getting. The fridge was old with the plastic yellowing and the door shelves missing. There were lots of decent frypans and saucepans but not a single baking tray for the oven. There was no dishwasher which was a bit surprising for the cost of this accommodation. Apollo Bay itself is a lovely town, close to bushwalks in the Otways and the rock pools just across the road, at the end of the beach, are rich with sea life.

Posted by , from Sunshine Coast Qld on 11 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Apr. 2018 by Sharee

Thanks for staying at Apollo Bay Cottages. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for will take on board your feedback on areas for improvement. We hope you would consider staying with us again!

5 out of 5

Very nice

We really enjoy our stay. It was thoroughly relaxing and peaceful and we look forward to visit the cottages again.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 11 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Dec. 2017 by Davina

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to accommodating you again.

5 out of 5

Apollo Bay getaway

Great spot to explore the Otways. Quiet, comfy but close to town.

Posted by on 12 May 2017

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3 out of 5

Step back in time

The cottages look quaint online (although we saw a mix of photos of modern & old style wooden so weren't sure which we would get) but in reality they just felt a bit uncomfortable and poorly equipped - cooker was old, bathroom dated and lighting poor - I felt like I was living again in my 70s childhood home. The TV wouldn't work on digital so we couldn't watch several of the basic core channels and there must have been a bees nest somewhere as we had to remove 14 from the cottage over the course of 24 hours & we had kept all the doors and windows shut. It's actually in Marengo (despite the name) so not really walking distance into Apollo Bay for dinner in the evening so you would have to drive to be safe. The cottages look out onto a lovely green space shared by all the cottages where we sat out on a blanket in the early evening so some pluses but as is common along the GOR, significantly less for your money than you get elsewhere e.g. Mornington Peninsula.

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

A little home away from home

Amazing staff, beautiful location and a cosy cottage to return to after a long day exploring all there is to offer. Definitely recommend it and definitely be booking again!

Posted by on 10 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5

Clean & cosy, beautiful location.

The cabin was immaculately clean & well stocked with everything you need, dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, coffee etc. The cabin itself is quite old but has been very well maintained & looked after. The outlook onto the grass area was lovely & the view to the beach is beautiful. The only thing is the shower is quite low in pressure. Everything else about the stay was fantastic, I wouldn't hesitate to de cons to others.

Posted by on 17 May 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of Apollo Bay Cottages, you'll find a spa tub, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Public spaces have free WiFi. Apollo Bay Cottages also features multilingual staff, a garden, and a picnic area. Self parking is free. This 4-star Marengo cottage is smoke free.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Apollo Bay Cottages offers 9 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and washers/dryers. Accommodations at this 4-star cottage have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with jetted bathtubs and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels and DVD players. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Jetted tub
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions prior to arrival. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email with special check-in information prior to arrival. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.00 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert).

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of CovidClean™ (Safehotels—global expert)
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in


Optional extras

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

  • Housekeeping fee: AUD 30 per week
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.00 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Apollo Bay Cottages House
  • Apollo Bay Cottages
  • Apollo Bay Colonial Hotel
  • Apollo Bay Cottages Great Ocean Road
  • Apollo Bay Cottages Cottage
  • Apollo Bay Cottages Marengo
  • Apollo Bay Cottages Cottage Marengo

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.

National Rating

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

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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.