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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2015

From the moment we rang the door bell well were overwhelmed by the warmth and genuine caring nature of Melissa and the wonderful staff that mysteriously keep this B&B immaculate but you never see! We stayed in the top half of the house(captains room) and well worth it. Melissa made us feel so relaxed and welcome,the main living area more...

Thank Belinda Y
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here over the weekend, we thought it was a lovely cottage on the Main Street, cross the road and u can see across to the CBD, as we checked in there was a hamper for us for breakfast, and a home made cake, the cottage was very clean and well looked after, had no problems...

1Thank shaneus
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Captains Retreat was simply amazing. So close to everything that Williamstown has to offer, while providing the luxury of a secluded getaway. Melissa was a fantastic host and made our stay so much more enjoyable. We would definitely stay here again.

Thank LonHayMil
Yamba, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We stayed for 3 nights while in Melbourne for a 50th Birthday celebration and Captains Retreat was recommended by a friend who had stayed previously. Thank you Melissa and staff for a great stay! Comfy bed, cozy room and a great vibe. The personal service provided makes you feel welcomed and special, thank you. We'll be back.

1Thank 1958vic_55
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I stayed here for two nights with my husband. The house is full of character and it was the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept in. I even took photos of the mattress to see if I can purchase one in New Zealand. The owner offered to buy one on my behalf! How kind is that.! The staff were...

Thank Kylough19
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We stayed here for one night to go out to the titanic theater restaurant. It was a perfect place to stay. The room was spacious and free wifi provided. Very small bathroom and no minibar fridge but a very comfortable room with great service. Breakfast was homely and cooked to order although there was not a hot breakfast choice, you...

1Thank Rocht
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2015

You could easily walk by the Captain's Retreat without ever knowing it offered accommodation and that would be a sin. The host, Melissa makes everyone welcome and the excellent breakfasts are shared with other guests willing to assist you with your travel plans. The Captain's Suite at the front of the building is more of an apartment than a room...

1Thank MamaTeresa52
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Why would you stay anywhere else in Williamstown? The Captains Retreat exceeded all of our expectations. It is by far the cleanest and most well appointed B&B we have ever stayed in. There is a spacious lounge and dinning area up stairs with a large sunny balcony that overlooks a beautiful little garden complete with a garden table and reading...

Thank Travis D
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2015

I stayed here a couple times now for a conference in Williamstown. Melissa Is amazingly helpful, fantastic breakfast! The property is surrounded by history, fantastic furnishings and a memorable vibe! (not to mention the cute kittens) The beds were super comfy, heaps of restaurants nearby and even a sneaky skatepark up the road. The Williamstown waterfront is second to none...

Thank mark_edmonds817
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for our 15 year wedding anniversary and we had a beautiful stay! Perfect in every way. We also had a 90min massage with lavannya- omg, amazing! Highly recommended. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and location was great too.

1Thank Perci29

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Captains Retreat

Address: 2 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Hobsons Bay > Williamstown
Price Range: ₹ 9,560 - ₹ 12,301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Captains Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had the Nelson room with smallish bathroom. The Captains Suite would be our next.”
 of 5 bubbles DuangT, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best views & privacy”
 of 5 bubbles 80catherine2016, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ring before booking to secure a 'cottage' or you may get stuck with something you didn't expect.”
 of 5 bubbles GregandJo412, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great but advise rooms on the 2nd & 3rd level, the Lysander Room is just lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles JOOLS772014, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Captains Suite is definitely a great pick.”
 of 5 bubbles gr737435, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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