We’ve crunched the numbers and it’s official – Port Fairy, Victoria, is Wotif’s Aussie Town of the Year for 2019. Hidden at the end of the Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy is a sweet, almost undiscovered fishing village that’s earning a serious holiday rep for its fun Fairy Folk Festival (held every March), buzzing local art scene, and charming old-world cottages. Get there before the word gets out!
Don’t see a town below that should be recognized? It’s not too late to submit your vote here for the Wotif Uniquely Aussie Awards!
I liked its central location. Our room was pleasant in terms of privacy and quietness . I liked the layout of the single bed being separate from queen bed.
Nice setting , pleasant staff . The room would have been much better with 20 cm extra in each dimension
Nice views and accommodation nice and clean, but there were lots of mosquitos in the house.
Loved the fantastic location, amazing views, huge balcony & direct beach access. Very cool 70s vibe in the living room - with incredible expansive ocean & beach views. Disappointed with the very poor sound insulation from the downstairs separate rental, and by some small (very easily fixed things) ...
Sea Lit (Ocean Drive, Port Fairy) offers a breathtaking piece of paradise with the Southern Ocean at your front door. The house has been designed with many, many features and comforts accommodating up to 10 guests and yet no one gets in anyone's way. The house is well stocked, meticulously clean ...
Great Location. Allergy sufferers beware. Lovely little house with perfect backyard. Great comfortable beds plenty of them! could have been cleaner.
Very efficient and pleasant stay despite the bad weather. Paradise Cove is ideally situated to watch the weather cross East Beach and is reasonably close to the town. Clean and well appointed with 3 bathrooms and lots of comfortable chairs. Recommended.
Excellent position, first class order, excellent equipment, excellent entertainment including reading matter, no internet.
Great little property with all you need for a getaway. Comfortable and good location near shops. Property was well maintained and clean throughout.
Very nicely renovated cottage in excellent location close to centre of Port Fairy. Effectively two bathrooms, three bedrooms and very accommodating living area. On the down side there is no air conditioning, a surprising omission given the price bracket they are charging, also no wifi which again ...
All nesseccary items expected from a good quality motel, only item of concern was a plumbing malfunction that we left a note about and towells & bath mats but no hand towells!
I was so grateful for the help given to me by the owners of Harmony at Tower Hill. Not only did they provide a beautiful place for me and my 2 dogs to stay but when I ended up in hospital having stepped on something at the beach they looked after my dogs and bought me home
Nice stay , clean room , good shower. Disappointed the restaurant was closed, as the sigm outside advertises restaurant opem 7 days a week.
Very close to everything we wanted to see. Great and easy check in although we didn't get there until 10pm.
Great location, easy walking distance to York St (main drag). Room was very modern and clean. Staff friendly and very cooperative. Highly recommend and would stay there again if we ever visit Albany again.
Good location. People are very friendly. The carpark is in need of some resurfacing - especially in winter, when it's wet.
Great easily accessible place to stay, good amenities and very clean. Dave and team are very friendly and look after the place well.
We loved the location, the beautiful peppermint tree lined street, close to Middleton Beach, plenty of kitchen equipment to choose from, comfy beds and pillows, additional blankets great, small cosy and friendly holiday units. Loved our stay.
Very good location for our short stay, accomadation was perfect.
We arrived after 5:30 so Colette rang us to explain which room we were in and where the key was. The heater had also been turned on so we were greeted by a wonderfully warm room on arrival. The room itself is well laid out with a small kitchen, divided lounge & bedroom. There is also parking available. ...
The stay provided a wonderful relaxing and enjoyable place to be. The value for money was excellent and the whole experience something we would do again. Unfortunately signs threatening to charge $60 to our credit card if we didn’t wash up properly, telling us to clean the BBQ properly after use, ...
The location was excellent, close to the centre of Albany, but very quiet and peaceful. The staff were friendly and helpful.
We enjoyed the proximity to town. Shops, supermarket, eateries and attractions. Off street parking was good. we enjoyed the welcoming treats such as coffee, chocolates and up to date tourist information. Loved the communication regarding key collection.
Amazingly friendly helpful staff went the extra mile to provide a memorable stay with a very friendly touch
Manager helpful. Some furnishings tired no room on both sides of double bed to get in and out. Difficult for us oldies
Property was good for its age and equipped to a good standard. We would have liked to have a mop in the cabin.
Really clean, nice and beautiful, with superb hospitality. The beach at walking distance and Albany as a whole; I can strongly recommend it.
Vivian at reception was very welcoming and helpful with local information. The room was exceptionally clean. Good location.
The cabin we stayed in was wonderful. It overlooked the inlet and we had privacy. We originally booked a glamping tent but it was not what we expected from the advertising. The receptionist was wonderful to upgrade us to a spacious queen chalet for the stay. It was clean, comfortable size for family ...
Lovely old school motel with a good spirit. There is everything you need and its in a good location.
The position was central with a great view. The dislike was the train station being within 20 meters and the noise at night from the nearby hotels.
2 night stay in a well equipped unit with everything you need for a short stay. Fantastic view from the private balcony overlooking the river- nice in the morning for a coffee- good in the afternoon for a wine. Good sized bathroom, well equipped kitchen. Close to town if you want to walk in for dinner ...
No Bar Fridge, sink in room was “unfortunately out of order”, bed was advertised as double but was a Well travelled single, no hot water in One Toilets/Showers, no hand towel, Not air flow in room, window unserviceable, Staff friendly enough, pint of Stout at Bar $13- ???Meals reasonable pub price, ...
Great location Thai Restaurant next door winery in walking distance close to all attractions
The room was basic but effective. The long lump in the carpark asphalt wasn't so good for the car. The grub in the pub was good and the waitstaff very friendly.
It was good value for money and the location is very good. One issue is the parking particularly when busy. A simple solution would be to number the bays and assign one to each unit. One staff member said it was a free for all and this creates problems. It’s not a deal breaker as I would probably ...
Fantastic spot, right on the foreshore. Great staff & pool to cool off. The rooms are dated however clean. Will be back to stay.
Always great facilities and easy to access. Staff are friendly and accommodating
Very friendly staff, all amenities in good condition. Close to town if you need more. Parking outside your room with plenty of room for high vehicles.
Friendly staff handy for everything bbq and pool area well kept
Difficulty finding our way around getting from room to restaurant withou having to go back to reception
Room was spacious. Bed was comfortable. Having the car windscreen washed in the morning was a nice touch
Quiet location, good food, clean and good size rooms
Easy to find nice and quiet and clean and tidy . Large room with an efficient heating system
The property was secluded and out of the way for a quiet peaceful weekend, wish we had more time the to enjoy that. The cleanest accommodation I have ever stayed in. Only fault (not the owners fault) if using Google Maps to find it use the property name and not the addressd, about 5km ...
Spacious, facilities, security, breakfast and close proximity to shops Would definitely recommend staying here
Our cabin was very clean and tidy. Worthy of comment. Easy check in. Easy check out. Thankyou
all was good it is a old hotel so it is ok .. I needed a lift to my room and the Man was so good to me and help me down (my ankles are not good at the moment)
Breakfast on the balcony had a great view of the town, vehicles including caravans, tour bus using local facility for morning tea and semi and double B road trains. Lack of microwave and having to wash own dishes in Hotel section was disappointing. Nadine and staff in bar and dining room are very ...
The rooms was nice and big and bed was comfortable.Bedding was very nice.Resturant was good and service was good and helpful.
Used phone to talk to staff directions for room and key given no problems. Room clean and neat bed comfy and nice hot shower.
Hotels position is excellent. Amenities are of high standard. The staff very polite, helpful in every way. The room cleanliness was of high standard and I don't have any dislikes about this hotel. I can highly recommend this place and next time I'm in Pirie I look forward to staying here again. ...
Kind and friendly staff, neat and tidy, Would love a tv in bedroom for late night movies. Thankyou
Good location. People very friendly and accommodating
Being opposite Lake Weeroona and a short walk to the talking tram was great. The room was spacious and comfortable with a nice little balcony. The walls were thin and noise from other guests was not controlled at night time. On 2 of our 3 nights we were kept awake by noisy guests. Reception is not ...
We arrived early and were allowed straight into our room. The décor was stylish.
It was quiet and comfortable. Didn’t like the fact coffee pods only provided 1st night? Had to buy more after that.
Everything is in walking distance, staff suggested great dinning options and family activities.
The staff at the hotel were really helpful. I was in Bendigo to walk the last 32kms of the Goldfields Track and on request they let me use the swimming pool shower well after checkout time. They also didn't have an issue with the rest of the family staying after checkout. I don't want to make a rod ...
This is our third visit to Bendigo and this Quest apartment. Ideal location and suits our budget. Staff are friendly and explained layout/facilities etc. Always our first choice for stay.
Loved the courtyard area breakfast was fantastic. Pool temperature was too hot for time of year though.
A very warm welcome from Phillip. The room was large and roomy as was the bathroom. Pleasant outlook. Would recommend and stay here again.
Perfect for over night stay and we did arrive late and staff were very kind to wait for us.
Upon arrival for check in I was greeted by the owner who was really nice and welcoming. We’d realised our door didn’t lock and it was fixed within minutes, the room we stayed in was big enough for my family of 4 and comfortable enough. We will be booking Calder family motel again
Enjoyed the air, the quirkiness, the creativity. It was great to see the creativity everywhere!
Pfice was excellent and breakfast was awesome ,coffee was yum and the staff was really friendly
Was very convenient. We arrived late and the check-in process was done in transit over the phone. Very efficient !
Great place to stay all round. Clean and tidy and close to Bendigo and its attractions. Stayed in a lovely villa with kitchenette and two bedrooms so it was pleasant and luxurious. Would certainly recommend it to others.
Friendly staff upon arrival and departure. Friendly & helpful cleaning staff. Pool was perfect for a cool down. Great locations - in the middle of all attractions. Perfect little getaway.
Clean, well appointed room with ample onsite parking, in a great location. The pool was also very useful on the hot day.
Friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed staying and would thoroughly recommend to family and friends.
Close to town but not in the middle of busy traffic. Quiet atmosphere. Nicely renovated but still needs a bit of sprucing up.
Motel was good Wot if app is very misleading Recommend just calling motel Wot if app said there was one room left but we were the only people staying there that night
Ease of late check in. Much appreciated. Perfectly acceptable room. Slight paint peeling, and dirty wine glass in the fridge, but overall comfortable and good stay.
Two bedroom apartment with plenty of room to move around with separate dining and living areas
clean and neat. great location. only thing i would have liked would be some glasses for water
Staff are super nice. Property is clean. Only minor issues like a dirty towel. Nice clean pool. Room good size. Staff happy to set up cot for us. Would stay again.
They say (if I understood correctly) it is managed entirely as family business, as they don't need to employ helpers
I liked the location, was a good/short drive to where we needed to go. It was clean and we were happy with the amenities we used.
Good tidy rooms everything worked comfortable family stay with close walk to the beach Very good setup will be back
Very pet friendly which is what we were after. The property is very well set out for families with children offering lots of activities . We would highly recommend staying here. Next time we will be staying more than one night.
The staff were lovely, they were flexible and accommodating with all requests. Thanks we will return.
Convenience and cleanliness at the right price. Add the pool and the grandkids are on "Cloud 9"
Loved all the amenities in this caravan park just great will be back.
Beautiful location very clean and tidy. Just unfortunately our door lock was broken and when I called reception I was told the maintenance man new about it but did not bother to fix it before we arrived.
Check in was easy and staff were very friendly and helpful. Pool was fantastic, just what we needed after a day at the beach. Room was very clean, towels etc . Bed was comfy. Aircon was a little noisy and would be good to have allocated parking as we had a couple of tradies park outside our door ...
Great location close to restaurant's, beach and shops. Spacious, clean apartments perfect for couples or families. Lovely reception, inparticular Gary.
This was the first time we have stayed here at Blueys but we will definitely be back. It was clean, tastefully decorated and styled and a fabulous location for the beach and the shops/cafes across the road. Complimentary bottled water and a bottle of wine on arrival was a much appreciated touch you ...
Thoroughly enjoyed our time here close to beach nice and clean, great atmosphere ,can’t wait to come back again
Discovery Parks Harrington is a fantastic place for a family holiday, with plenty for both kids and adults to do inside the park and also the area itself. The standard cabin was clean and well laid-out making it feel spacious for myself, husband and small daughter. The rooms themself are small but ...
staying with kids there was a huge amount to do. We enjoyed the train in particular and the pedal carts. The negatives included the fact that we were required to pay for the pedal carts which became quite costly with a few kids. We were also required to pay for the BBQ. I have never stayed in a park ...
Good property, well presented, if I have something to improve is that the trees and palms need to under pinned more as they scrap on the accommodations when windy.
It was a beautiful place to stay bedding was very comfortable even with someone who has a bad back the bathrooms very generous with size had great views and we even had the chance to see one of the owls that night on the post that viewed onto the golf course, very relaxing environment highly recommend ...
The confirmation letter the I was sent, had a very negative tone to it. It had lots of stuff about if you do the wrong thing we will charge you etc. almost assuming that’s what everyone is planning to do. Not sure if they have had a lot of people come and do the wrong thing, but it wasn’t very welcoming. ...
We had a lovely time at Halliday’s Beachfront. We stayed in a 2 bedroom air conditioned cabin and it was very spacious and clean. The staff at the front desk were welcoming and helpful and the staff in the park were also very friendly without being intrusive. Grandkids loved the pool and beach access. ...
Motels should have 3 main ingredients for a good stay : Cleanliness Friendliness & good beds ....this Motel has all 3 & more in 5 Stars for anyone who appreciates great service.
Lovely location, clean room, linen and towels excellent quality. Walking distance to everything, parking across the road. Bathrooms very tastefully renovated.
Breakout Motor Inn has become our preferred accommodation in Cowra. The rooms are large, spotlessly clean and very comfortable and the staff are always friendly and welcoming.
Old school charm, clean amenities, friendly staff. Beds were comfy and clean. Breakfast was good for the price of the room.
Well met at reception. Room was clean; aircon really good in 40deg heat. Quiet at the back perhaps not so at the front due to traffic on the main road.
The Hotel was nice and clean but our room wasn't serviced or replenished for our second day. Having said that it was a public holiday weekend and the Hotel was closed on that day.
Property is location across from a train line with a level crossing. Noise from neighbours doing normal things. Pretty sure when they were showering, there was a high pitch squeal. Toilet and vanity in need of replacement. TV remote had gunk built up around the buttons. Unknown stains on the sheets. ...
The pool is horribly dirty. The bottom of the pool at the deep end is darkened by “dirt” and lots of bugs in the pool. This pool needs lots of care. Otherwise the motel is clean, fine and reception service great.
Stayed in the London Ct apartment. Proximity to POW Camp site and gardens was great. Nice outlook over valley, and quiet.
Staff friendly and professional, guest rooms spacious as are their ensuites, large, clean , fabulous shower. Local products part of mini bar supporting local producers. Parking area needs more shade though as cars get v hot during the day in summer parked outside guest rooms.