It is no wonder Apollo Bay has become a popular destination for holidaymakers from Melbourne and abroad. Located along the Great Ocean Road, it is home to marvellous lookouts, nearby hikes, waterfalls and an expansive beach that hugs the town.
If you are intending to stay in Apollo Bay, make sure you book your Apollo Bay accommodation early. There is not a ton of options, so the best places to stay tend to sell out fast – especially in the spring, summer and fall. Find out all about the different places to stay in Apollo bay here.
Apollo Bay Accommodation
There is a variety of different types of Apollo Bay accommodations. In this beach town, you can find everything from high-end resorts to low-key cottages. We break the best Apollo Bay accommodations in each category so you can find somewhere to stay that fits your taste and meets your budget.
Resorts and Hotels in Apollo Bay
Hotels tend to be the first thing that comes to mind when visitors think of Apollo Bay accommodation. We have listed the best hotels in Apollo Bay based on their rating, amenities, location, and price.
Captains at Bay
Captains at Bay is a popular destination for tourists looking for comfort in the heart of town. The rooms at this Apollo Bay hotel are spacious with added amenities. They include air conditioning, coffee/tea facilities, LCD TV, and more. The hotel also has beautiful views of the surrounding hills and waterfront and visitors find the accommodation to be the perfect walking distance from restaurants, shops, and cafes.
The pricing differs depending on the type of room you book. The pricing of the standard Captain’s Cottage, Bridge Queen Room, and the Superior King Room is about $253. Double and triple bedrooms tend to be more.
Waterfront Motor Inn
The Waterfront Motor Inn is perfectly situated right across from Apollo Bay Beach and has scenic views of the ocean and surrounding gardens. Here you’ll find modern, stylish units with comfortable beds and basic amenities like air conditioning, TV access, and coffee/tea facilities.
Most guests comment on the friendly, helpful staff and the clean rooms and common spaces. Request a balcony for some time outside. Prices start from $124.
Apollo Bay Cottages
The Apollo Bay Cottages are the ultimate getaway for families that want to enjoy their time in front of the beach. With the Apollo Bay Aviation Center right next door, visitors can access helicopter rides to star attraction like the 12 Apostles conveniently. However, most impressive than that is the expansive views from all corners of this Apollo Bay accommodation.
The cottages offer a fireplace, kitchen, supplies, free WiFi, electric barbecue, and much more. The prices of the cottages vary depending on how many bedrooms you request however, they tend to go for approximately $285 per night with a two night minimum requirement. There are 2 to 4 bedroom cottages at this Apollo Bay accommodation.
The Apollo is located in the center of town, just a few minutes walking distance from Apollo Bay Beach and the town’s best resturants. The rooms themselves are spacious, comfortable and clean. They come equipped with basic tea and coffee facilities, TV access, free WiFi, and much more.
Bonuses include the covered parking and the beautiful views that some of the apartments have to offer. The prices to stay at this Apollo bay accommodation range from $105 to $140.
Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park
The Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park is part of the BIG4 family of holiday parks and is located just next to the beach. It has everything you need for a fun family vacation on-site. There is a skate park, kids play area, heated outdoor pool, games room and outdoor BBQ areas.
There is a variety of accommodation styles available including camping, basic cabins and deluxe cabins – some of which have incredible views of the adjacent beachfront. Along with that the staff hold a high hospitality ratings as they’re friendly and offer exceptional services. The pricing of this Apollo Bay accommodation starts at around $230 for cabin and can go up from there.
The Sandpiper Motel is located on Murray Street, which is 100m away from the Apollo Bay beach in the center of town. It’s one of the most stylish and modern Apollo Bay accommodation options available to you in this beach town. Chose from hotel or apartment style rooms here.
The rooms offered by the motel are comfortable, spacious and include free car parking, tea and coffee facilities, and shared coin laundry. Many hotel rooms have terraces or large patios with garden or sea views. The pricing starts at approximately $125.
Holiday Home Accommodation in Apollo Bay
Many people prefer to book home accommodations for their stays as they offer more privacy. Moreover, home accommodations give visitors access to the entire house with all the amenities in place.
Sea Change Guesthouse
Sea Change Guesthouse is a holiday home accommodation in Apollo Bay that has one queen bed and two single beds suitable for 4 people. It is surrounded by a lush garden with barbecue facilities and a large terrace. The house has free private parking, cozy bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and easy access to the beach.
The house is full of thoughtful little touches and just 300 metres from the bed. The prices of the guesthouse start around $119, depending on your stay.
Point of View
The Point of View is a luxurious holiday home accommodation in Apollo Bay which is great for couples or friends. Each self-contained unit is suitable for two people but there is more than one cottage on the property. They each feature exceptional ocean views which are incomparable to any other accommodation in Apollo Bay.
Each villa features a spa bath, cozy fireplace and feels tucked into nature but is walking distance to shops and the beach. Each stay will cost you about $588 for one night but the experience will be worth it. Make sure to spend some time on the sun terrace while you are there!
The Glenoe Cottages have splendid views and quality amenities. Each holiday home accommodation is fitted with a patio, wood fireplace and fully equipped kitchen where you’ll find everything in place to whip up great meals after a day at the beach or hiking Otway National Park.
The pricing of this accommodation is $380 per night with a two night minimum. It includes a continental breakfast basket. Choose from a standard, deluxe or superior villa.
Budget Apollo Bay Accommodation
Looking for something budget-friendly? There are plenty of budget accommodations available to you in the Apollo Bay area. Let’s have a look at some of them.
Apollo Bay Eco YHA
The Apollo Bay Eco YHA accommodation is merely a street away from the Great Ocean Road. The accommodation offers you a rooftop terrace and self-catering communal kitchens that keep the prices low. The rooms offered are comfortable and spacious enough for you to relax in. Each guest has access to the TV and games to keep you entertained.
Visitors will find the staff to be friendly and offer excellent services. Along with this, it’s one of the cheapest places to stay in Apollo. Prices start from $28 for a dorm bed however all styles of accommodation sell out fast so book early.
Apollo Bay Holiday Park
Located merely 100m away from the beach, the Apollo Bay Holiday Park is an affordable Apollo Bay accommodation option located within 10 minutes walking distance of the town center. The cabins offer amenities that include air conditioning, TV access, kitchen facilities, and private terrace. There’s also a heated swimming pool available, games room and a children’s playground to keep your little ones entertained.
The pricing of the accommodation starts at $73 for older units and increases as you increase the number of visitors and rooms that you book. The park is known for being clean and for having a friendly atmosphere.
The Beachcomber Motel is located on Diana Street, 5 minutes away from the beach. The Apollo Bay accommodation is one of the cheapest Apollo Bay accommodations available to you with great value. It offers you a beautiful garden view and a sheltered barbecue area. Along with this, visitors have access to TV in their rooms, free WiFi, parking, and more with their stay.
There’s easy access to shops and restaurants as it’s just a few minutes away from the central shopping location. Prices start at $83 and go up to $180 for this Apollo Bay hotel.