the rooms were all very clean and the bed was so comfortable. what liked most was the pefect view of the beach! it was beautiful. i couldn't have asked for a better stay! thank you for making this experiance special.
Stayed two nights - one so hot and the next freezing cold, but that is Victoria's weather. The view from the deck was fantastic - including the close encounters with the local cockatoos who visited our deck each morning.
I chose the Lorne Coachman Inn for two reasons. 1: It had a room with a bed and a fold-out couch; and 2: The reviews pretty much all said that the owners were nice people. When we checked in, Angela was super-chatty and nice and personable. She told us all about the features of the room etc, told us how to use the air conditioning and gave us information on how to use the free in-room WiFi.
She told us the double bed was very comfortable, but didn't say anything about the fold-out bed. I queried her about it, because I wanted to make sure my travel buddy had somewhere to sleep! It turns out Angela had assumed my travel buddy and I were a couple (we're both gay women) and told us it was OK to share a bed; that it really didn't bother them and that we would be more comfortable in the double. It was kind of funny to me and my travel buddy and we just smiled and nodded and moved on with our lives. What was really nice about it is that Angela showed that the Coachman Inn is gay-friendly. For many gay travellers, this is super-important, because after a long trip to wherever, we don't need the hassle of a homophobic inn-keeper judging us and looking down on us (or refusing to honour our booking altogether) just because we're different. I'll be honest, if I'm tossing up between two hotels that seem kind of the same, and one has been reviewed as gay-friendly, I'll give my hard-earned dollars to the gay-friendly place every time.
This accommodation was 10 minutes from Apollo Bay. All cabins have excellent views. We had dinner at the restaurant and the food was fantastic. We visited as two adults and two children. We were very impressed. We will go back for a little longer than one night.
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We stayed at the top of the property in a lovely newly renovated two bedroom suite. The wall of windows overlooking the ocean and Apollo Bay provided breathtaking views. Owners were very helpful. Would definitely go back.
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