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Head Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage B&B

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Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drive to Cape Otway from Warrnambool was relaxing through the National Park forest. Walking to the lighthouse was easy & the views spectacular. There was a guide in the lighthouse with plenty of information & historical facts about the lighthouse & its past. It is the oldest working lightstation in Australia. Its an easy climb & a good view...

Thank Susanne P
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night during our great ocean 4 day walk organized by Walk 91 and stayed in the studio apartment attached to the cafe. Arriving mid afternoon gave us time to see the lighthouse and surrounding buildings which were especially interesting. But when the lighthouse shut at 5pm and all the people were gone we were able...

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to stay here on our road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne. A fantastic setting and accommodation in keeping with the history of the Great Otway lightstation. Accommodation always clean and functional. Given the location amenities were understandably restricted with no wifi or mobile signal (except at the top of the light house). We stayed in a B&B with only...

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is not a five star serviced accommodation facility. So, stop now if you a looking for a full luxury serviced venue. And stop now if you are not self-sufficient and can't build a fire. You need to be someone who loves adapting to a building and working with it for the experience and getting some indication of what it...

1Thank Alan G
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you want out of the way then this is the place to stay. The is basic but comfortable in a fabulous location in port Otway national park. Highlights are the remoteness, once the tourists have gone at 5pm it's just you and the lighthouse. The koala spotting en route to the accommodation is 5* and more or less guaranteed...

Thank Kem1609
London, Ohio
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The cottage we stayed in was very outdated, very little attention to detail - poor choice of DVDs and books available. Uncomfortable bed with no headboard. Disappointing customer service with regards to contacting prior to arrival. Worth the visit to see the lighthouse - cannot recommend to stay for the price is costs for what is provided.

1Thank C_Razla
pthompsonkeeper, Manager at Head Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Hi Sorry to hear you found the 1859 building outdated. We have been working hard and restored the bathroom, freshly painted and replaced most of the furniture including new beds. I take onboard your comment regarding the poor quality of DVD's and will work on improving the selection. As the cost of the of the accommodation includes entry to the...

Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the head light keepers cottage. What a fabulous location. Such an isolated and harsh environment in winter. Rain, howling wind. But absolutely special because of it. The house itself is sparsely furnished. Needs work. Needs blankets. Even simply placing more window furnishing and rugs ( not a single rug in any room of the house) would make...

1Thank M C
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 6 March 2015

I loved staying here. The B&B has nice bedrooms and is very well-equipped for self-catering. It's a great spot to commence bushwalks along the coast. The lighthouse itself is fascinating - and a beautiful spot. The cafe also means that if you get sick of cooking, you can still get a good meal - exceptional food considering the remoteness of...

Thank peregrineNC
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We LOVED staying in the Head Lightkeeper's House at Cape Otway. Just waking to the lighthouse and ocean view outside each morning was amazing, but to have the whole place to yourself after hours was just incredible. This was the kids absolute favourite place ever, and we have to agree - if you ever get the opportunity, stay in this...

Thank LetsGoMumReviews
Dumfries, Scotland
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed one night which coincided with the most beautiful weather and sunset. We were given a warm welcome from the staff and guided to our cottage. A complimentary Devonshire tea on arrival at the cafe was a nice touch but make sure you arrive while the cafe is still open. We realised the remote location so...

Thank Busybee1981

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Additional Information about Head Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage B&B

Address: 1140 Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria 3233, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Great Otway National Park > Cape Otway
Price Range: ₹ 150 - ₹ 350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“If you are there in winter, bring lots of warm clothing and leave the heaters on 24/7”
 of 5 bubbles alang763, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Out of the way location....”
 of 5 bubbles Kem1609, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Didn't see any of the other rooms they offer but don't expect miracles”
 of 5 bubbles jacquelinee930, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The Front room was very quaint, the Huge clawfoot tub and bathroom were really a throwback in time.”
 of 5 bubbles Burken20, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Perhaps other rooms are better.Don`t choose managers b&b.”
 of 5 bubbles penycoed, 26 Mar 2013 | Read review
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