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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The whole experience was fantastic. the room was very new, clean and very spacious. our hosts were brilliant and took the kids to the nearby shearing sheds to play with the lambs which they will remember for a long time. With koalas and Echidnas on the nearby Sand road - it was the perfect retreat in a beautiful part of...

Thank lilandsteve
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Stayed 2 nights and it was clean and quiet. However there needs to be improvement made on especially the items made available for continental breakfast and also some hygiene standards to be met (not having pre-opened coffee bags/having a basket for used towels etc). We stayed at the Riverside Unit, which was probably the last unit. The units sit in...

1Thank SKannan69
melissamanager2015, Manager at Great Ocean Walk Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and suggestions. We will definitely make changes to our pantry provisions to ensure they are fresh and more than happy to provide a hamper for wet towels. Glad you enjoyed your stay overall. Kind regards Bruce.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Wonderful stay at Great Ocean Walk retreat - beautiful farms and landscape; clean and spacious rooms; contemporay accommodation; friendly host "Angie and Bruce"; and convenient location near to all attractions. And don't forget to watch the Shepherd demonstration in the morning...

Thank Ed S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here as two couples as we were after a base from which to do the Great Ocean Walk. We chose this property as it was ideally situated mid way along the walk and for this purpose we couldn't have done better. We stayed in the Riverview apartment which was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. There is a...

2Thank Tetley9898
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We spent a whole week at the Great Ocean Walk Retreat and loved every minute! It was the perfect base for doing the whole walk as it is right in the middle. With Castle Cove a short stroll away, it is the perfect end point for one day of walking, and start for the next. The apartments are beautiful with...

1Thank Kelli G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Great Ocean Walk Retreat offers the best of everything. Fantastic well appointed luxury accommodation positioned to take in all that the Otways bushland has to offer, idyllic country vistas with the spectacular rugged coastline enticing you to get out and enjoy. We stayed three fantastic nights on our second visit. It was perfect for us. After a day of walking...

Thank DNandPSW
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We stayed two wonderful nights in the Riverview Apartment and will definitely be back. The apartment is very well designed and appointed, extremely comfortable and the location is a perfect base from which to experience again the amazing beauty of the Otways. The beaches are spectacular, Castle Cove is a short walk and Johanna, surely one of the most beautiful...

1Thank muners
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We enjoyed our four nights in the Riverview apartment which was our base whilst we walked several western sectors of the Great Ocean Walk. The apartment was very comfortable, warm and cosy despite the gale force winds and driving rain outside on several nights. A great place for groups with clever design allowing a variety of combinations of bedrooms and...

Thank Victorine1
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We stayed 3 lovely nights at Great Ocean Walk Retreat in Riverside Apartment and we cannot wait to return for another holiday!! The apartment was so well equipped and the big King bed was just so lovely and comfortable! The hosts Angie and Bruce were just so lovely and friendly and the Manager Sharon was so helpful in planning our...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Great Ocean Walk Retreat is situated on a 200 acre stunningly beautiful sheep and beef farm, rich in natural history. Only a short walk to the Great Ocean Walk and Castle Cove, the Retreat offers three spacious and well-appointed eco-friendly apartments nestled in the Aire Valley and surrounded by lush farmland and rolling green hills. Architecturally designed, the apartments, known as ‘ Valley View’,’ Riverside’ and ‘Walker’s Lodge’ offer accommodation for singles, couples and families. The entire complex can be booked to comfortably accommodate larger groups of up to 13 people if required. The spacious living areas offer entertainment systems with plasma TV, DVD and sound systems. Any discerning cook or chef would be very satisfied with the well-designed and fully equipped kitchens. The luxurious bedrooms feature king, queen and single beds. All linen is supplied. The Great Ocean Walk Retreat incorporates modern, eco-friendly energy- saving principles. They include natural cross flow ventilation, a waffle floor slab to maximise insulation, north facing living areas and double glazed windows to harness the sun’s energy. There is gas heating and instant gas hot water as well as the use of rainwater, resulting in maximum use of natural resources and minimal use of electricity. All assist in reducing environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future for everyone. Relax in the sunshine and take in the views of the Aire Valley with grazing cows in nearby paddocks. Take a short stroll to the surf beach at Castle Cove, well known for its rock and surf fishing. For those wanting a longer walk, follow Sand Rd, adjacent to the Retreat and continue to the estuary at the Aire River Camping Ground. If you need guidance in planning your activities during your stay, your hosts have many years of local knowledge to assist you in getting the most out of your vacation in such a unique part of the Otway Ranges. The Great Ocean Walk Retreat is short drive to the Cape Otway Lighthouse (25 mins); Apollo Bay (30 mins); Otway Fly (25 mins); Lavers Hill (10 mins); Johanna Beach (10 mins); 12 Apostles (40 mins); Melba Gully Rainforest/Glowworm Walk (15 mins); Triplet Falls (25 mins). The Retreat has easy access to the Great Ocean Walk Sectors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Ocean Walk Retreat

Address: 3227 Great Ocean Rd | Castle Cove beach, Glenaire, Victoria 3238, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Glenaire
Price Range: ₹ 9,745 - ₹ 13,106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Great Ocean Walk Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Bruce said there was wifi if we wanted but I was not sure whether we had to pay. In today's context having a free wifi should be every B&B host's on the list to provide. Keep the windows open during summer and the fans running to get ventilation. Might require a coolant in hotter summers I presume but it was not available.”
 of 5 bubbles SKannan69, 7 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Talk to the manager when you book, the apartment configurations are flexible so they can accommodate anything from a bedsit for one to a group of 17!”
 of 5 bubbles KelliG805, 23 May 2013 | Read review
“We have stayed on both apartments. They are all excellent and well appointed with wonderful views. The configurations of the apartments offer some flexibility. The Riverview has the two bedrooms with an option of a third if you have a few people in your party.”
 of 5 bubbles DNandPSW, 21 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The upstairs bedroom in the Riverview apartment has fantastic views and lots of natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles Victorine1, 9 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Riverside Apartment is lovely for couples with so much space to relax!!”
  • Great views out over the farmland with cows below
  • The apartment was just SOO well equipped
  • We loved relaxing in the sunshine with a cuppa each morning
 of 5 bubbles isabellas290, 16 Jul 2012 | Read review
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