Top 20 Great Ocean Road Accommodation for Every Budget

Embarking on road trip or planning holiday along Great Ocean Road involves a crucial decision: choosing the perfect accommodation. Beyond being just a place to rest your head, your choice sets the tone for the entire adventure!

There are hundreds of Great Ocean Road accommodation providers in area, and filtering through them can be a tedious. We have done the hard work for you. As locals, we have narrowed down hotels in the Great Ocean Road region which really shine to help you find the perfect one.

Great Ocean Road Accommodation

With so many to choose from available, selecting the perfect accommodation can be tricky. To help you decide, we’ve put together a list of some of the best hotels and accommodation options with great reviews and great service in the Great Ocean Road region. Choose from budget to luxury accommodation for every type of traveller.

Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

Location: Port Fairy
Rating: 10
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Friends, Solo Travellers

Located on Moyne River, within walking distance to Port Fairy’s town centre and Port Fairy East Beach Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel is one of our top selections for Great Ocean Road accommodation. This Victorian-style hotel is utterly charming. It’s known for its tasteful decor, immaculate facilities, spacious, well-furnished suites, and attentive manager, Andriana.

Wander around the gardens, relax on the riverside terrace, or in one of the lounges or sitting rooms. A full English/Irish breakfast is included in your stay and tea, coffee, fresh fruit and snacks are complimentary throughout the day. Curl up by the fire in the colder months, or catch the sunset on the terrace in the summer with a complimentary drink in hand. The staff are all about going above and beyond at this low key, luxury accommodation to make each guest’s stay extra special.

Laneway Apartments – Orientem

Location: Port Fairy
Rating: 9.8
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Families, Small Groups

This modern accommodation looks like it’s jumped off the pages of Australian House & Garden magazine. The 3-bedroom Laneway Apartment is nestled in a quiet lane in Port Fairy within walking distance to shops and local restaurants. It includes everything you need for a comfortable stay including a spacious living room, a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and oven, and two bathrooms with walk-in showers. 

Guests can enjoy private parking, free WiFi, an inviting terrace with inner courtyard views as well as barbecues. Its central location makes it an ideal base for exploring Port Fairy and nearby attractions like Cape Bridgewater and the Great Ocean Road. However, if you want to stay close to home Port Fairy East Beach is just 700 metres away.

Anchors Port Campbell

Location: Port Campbell
Rating: 9.7
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Solo Travellers

If you’re looking for a base to explore Port Campbell and iconic Great Ocean Road attractions nearby, Anchors Port Campbell is one of our top choices. Nestled on 30 acres of private land, its standalone cottages offer the perfect blend of comfort and breathtaking scenery. If you’re not sure where to start exploring, gracious host Tanya will be happy to provide valuable local insights and tips.

The charming cottages are spacious, well-equipped, and offer panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding countryside. Relax in the luxurious spa bath, enjoy a barbecue outside or simply sit on the patio and take in the peaceful surroundings. The attention to detail and warm hospitality of Anchors Port Campbell makes it feel like a home away from home on the Great Ocean Road.


Location: Lorne
Rating: 9.7 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Friends, Solo Travellers

If you’re looking for a unique stay, Qdos is a hidden gem that offers Japanese-inspired accommodation surrounded by the native bushland of the Great Otway National Park. Walk to beautiful Lorne Beach, take a meander through the sculpture garden, admire the local art of local artists in the art gallery or simply enjoy the peaceful views from your private balcony.

The well-appointed rooms feature authentic Japanese tatami mats and shoji screens and are decorated with original Japanese art, adding a touch of Japanese-style tranquillity. There is on-site restaurant which offers dishes prepared with seasonal, organic produce that is grown right on the property. However, if you would rather go into town, Qdos is only a kilometre from Lorne’s centre.

The town of Lorne is a key town on the Great Ocean Road with iconic attractions like Erskine Falls, Teddy’s Lookout and Sheoak Falls a short drive away. Qdos is the perfect Great Ocean Road accommodation to serve as a base for exploring these incredible attractions.

Lorne Studio Apartment

Location: Lorne
Rating: 9.6 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Solo Travellers, Budget Travellers

Nestled in the heart of Lorne, the Lorne Studio Apartment offers a charming coastal escape just steps from the main beach and bustling shopping district. Hosts Sarah and Josh, welcome visitors to their thoughtfully decorated and well equipped studio apartment that have everything you need for a great stay in beautiful Lorne.

When you’re not exploring the vibrant shops, restaurants, bakeries coffee shops and beaches of Lorne, unwind with a board game, watch a movie on the flat-screen TV or relax on the comfortable king-size bed. The apartment’s kitchenette is ideal for preparing small meals, however, there is no oven or stovetop. There is a shared laundry facility one flight of stairs up. 

When it comes to location, it doesn’t get more central than this. Whether you’re shopping in the town centre, relaxing on the beach or using it as a base to explore the nearby attractions, Lorne Studio Apartment is a rare find and one of our top Great Ocean Road accommodation spots.

Coastal Cottage Warrnambool

Location: Warrnambool
Rating: 9.7 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Families, Small Groups, Couples

Located in a prime location near the Merri River, Coastal Cottage in Warrnambool is the perfect spot for a family retreat. Recently renovated, this coastal gem is clean, spacious, and ideal for families. It’s within walking distance of the surf beach, cafes, tennis courts, a golf course, Merri River, mountain biking trails, and more. Public transport stops right at your doorstep.

The cottage has spacious rooms a comfortable living area and a well-equipped kitchen to prepare delicious family meals to be enjoyed on the wide patio. Kids can enjoy a quick game of footie on the big backyard lawn. The convenience of laundry facilities, including a separate dryer, proves invaluable, particularly when travelling with kids. 

Number 9 Leisure Stay

Location: Port Campbell
Rating: 9.6 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Small Groups, Families

Just a stone’s throw away from Port Campbell National Park and its iconic 12 Apostles limestone stacks, Number 9 Leisure Stay offers a blend of modern style and comfort. Its proximity to the National Park make it one of our favourites on the Great Ocean Road. 

After an exciting day of exploring iconic sites like the London Arch, Loch Ard Gorge, and the Grotto this tastefully furnished 2-bedroom, self-catering apartment offers a welcome respite. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need to create delicious meals and the TV and selection of books will keep you entertained. The apartment’s single bathroom has a bath and a shower, however, it is on the opposite side of the apartment and not close to the bedrooms which could be seen as an inconvenience to some.

Sunsets on Martyrs

Location: Peterborough
Rating: 9.6 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Families and Groups

With its stunning views of the Bay of Martyrs, Sunsets on Martyrs near Peterborough offers a relaxing stay along the Great Ocean Road.

This spacious 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom beachfront holiday home is just a few steps away from Bay of Martyrs Beach and offers a spacious balcony for magical sunsets. Guests can enjoy stunning ocean views from the open-plan living area or create lovely meals in the fully-equipped kitchen. The bright and airy house has a modern, laid-back vibe, complemented by modern amenities like free wifi and TV with streaming services.

Step outside and you’ll find walking and cycling tracks with ocean views leading to the heart of the town. Peterborough is a tranquil family-friendly coastal village, offering fishing, surfing, boating, and beach days with iconic attractions like the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge, and more are a short drive away. The spectacular views, laid-back atmosphere and central location make Sunsets on Martyrs in Peterborough a fantastic Great Ocean Road accommodation experience.

Port Cottage on the Great Ocean Road

Location: Port Campbell
Rating: 9.3 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Families and Groups

Port Cottage on the Great Ocean Road is a beautifully restored white weatherboard cottage that offers a sanctuary for holiday makers who want to stay little longer. Situated a mere 200 metres from the shores of Port Campbell Beach and less than a kilometre away from the iconic Port Campbell National Park, Port Cottage on the Great Ocean Road is a 3-bedroom holiday home.

After a day of exploring famous attractions like the 12 Apostles, London Arch, Loch Ard Gorge and the Grotto, guests can retreat to the cosy and inviting space. The cottage is close to eateries like the Grassroots Deli Cafe and the Port Campbell Ice Creamery. If you prefer to eat at home, there is a well-equipped kitchen that any home chef will love. The charm, cosy atmosphere and central location of Port Cottage on the Great Ocean Road make it one of our top choices for Great Ocean Road Accommodation.

Alkina Lodge on the Great Ocean Road

Location: Wattle Hill
Rating: 9.4 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Families, Groups of Friends, Nature Lovers

Just a 20-minute drive from the iconic Twelve Apostles, Alkina Lodge has all the luxuries and forest views. Each private 4-bedroom lodge on the property has a balcony and features an array of modern amenities, including free WiFi and satellite TV, high-end stereo and even a tablet to ensure that you’re always connected and entertained.

The fully equipped kitchen and barbecue facilities make cooking meals a dream, with the added convenience of a dishwasher. The ample living and dining space allows you to enjoy quality time with friends and family while the 2 bathrooms with their indulgent bathtubs are perfect for relaxing rejuvenation.

Whether you’re a couple or a large group of 8, the lodge has flexible bedding options that ensure a comfortable stay for everyone. However, note that the lodge is about 10 to 15 kilometres from the nearest shop or restaurant, so stock up on drinks and other necessities on your way there.

La Perouse Lorne

Location: Lorne
Rating: 9.7 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Families and Groups

A short walk from the centre of La Perouse B&B is a charming French-inspired getaway. Take a 5-minute walk down to Lorne Beach for a swim or a beach picnic, enjoy a delectable ice cream from Stone Cold Ice Creamery, or appreciate the work of local artists at the Qdos Arts Café, a short 10-minute walk away. 

At the end of the day, rejuvenate in the outdoor hot tub or relax on the private balcony. The indoor fireplace will keep you cosy and warm if it gets a bit chilly outside. After a good night’s sleep in the luxurious extra-long bed, head to the on-site coffee shop for a Parisian-style breakfast.

The tranquil location, beautiful spacious rooms, thoughtful amenities and delicious breakfast make La Perouse B&B a firm favourite Great Ocean Road accommodation. Just note that while parking is free, it may be limited during busier periods.

Lorne Bay View Motel

Location: Lorne
Rating: 8.6 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Solo Travellers, Couples, Families and Friends

Wake up to a view of the sea at the Lorne Bay View Motel and Apartments. This stylish and budget-friendly motel is one of our top Great Ocean Road accommodation selections. Take a stroll down to the beach, just 150 metres away or head into town for some shopping and local dining in Lorne’s buzzing town centre. 

The apartment includes everything you need for an incredible stay in one of the Great Ocean Road’s main stops. Take in the view of the bay from the private balcony, relax in the rejuvenating spa bath or catch up on some series on the room’s cable TV. If you’re feeling peckish, the kitchenette has everything you need to create delicious snacks and small meals. The building’s central driveway provides ample free, off-street parking.

Chianti Cottages

Location: Torquay
Rating: 9.2 
This Accommodation is Perfect For:  Solo Travellers, Couples, Families and Friends

Chianti Cottages provides a charming and peaceful retreat just a 10-minute walk from Jan Juc Beach. Take a stroll or short drive to the village, or walk along a scenic cliff to the famous Bells Beach and Bird Rock.

The property features a self-catering holiday home and a studio, both with well-equipped amenities. The lovely brick house includes an open-plan living area, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and washing machine, while the studio offers a comfortable stay with a private bathroom and essentials like a fridge, toaster and tea and coffee facilities. 

Guests can walk around the beautiful garden, relax on the balcony or patio or enjoy a lovely meal outside. The charm of the cottages, proximity to the beach and serene surroundings make Chianti Cottages an ideal choice for Great Ocean Road accommodation.

Skippers Apollo Bay

Location: Apollo Bay
Rating: 9.4 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Solo Travellers, Couples, Families and Friends

Skippers Apollo Bay is a unique guesthouse, combines luxury, contemporary art and striking design. The property is conveniently located near the beach, cafes, restaurants, pubs, a distillery, a gym, and a golf course, offering an array of experiences and offers top-notch Great Ocean Road accommodation.

With private balcony rooms and en-suite bathrooms, guests can relish the seclusion or unwind in the shared guest lounge. Rooms, such as the Cape, the Harbour, and the Bay, are inspired by Apollo Bay’s natural features. Each room showcases original artworks by contemporary Australian artists collected since 1996.

However, it’s important to note that Skippers’ rooms are hotel rooms, and the shared lounge has a kitchenette but does not include cooking facilities. Guests can enjoy a complimentary light breakfast with Irrewarra granola, Greek yoghurt, free-range eggs, juice, and coffee or tea every morning.

Chocolate Gannets

Location: Apollo Bay
Rating: 9.6 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Luxury Travellers, Couples, Families, Small Groups

Situated in the heart of Apollo Bay on the iconic Great Ocean Road, Chocolate Gannets is a luxurious coastal getaway right on the beach. When you arrive you are greeted with a generous welcome pack filled with items like muesli, bread, wine, chocolates, fruit, condiments, tea, coffee, milk, and fruit juice. 

Chocolate Gannets is a short drive to Apollo Bay’s town centre and its variety of restaurants and cafés. After an exciting day of exploring, unwind by the wood fire in the cosy living space or indulge in a soothing spa bath for two, all while gazing at the waves. Two of the four self-catering villas have breathtaking seafront views and the others offer partial, yet stunning views of the ocean. Each villa comes equipped with a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry facility.

The luxury of the villas, magnificent sea views and central location make it one of our top Great Ocean Road accommodation choices.

A Home Amongst the Gum Trees

Location: Torquay
Rating: 9.6 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Families, Small Groups

Nestled in the tranquil bushland of Torquay North, this country escape offers the best of both worlds – the allure of Torquay’s attractions and the serenity of a country retreat. The charming two-bedroom guesthouse features a loft-style bedroom with a queen bed, while a separate bedroom has a double and a single bed, all adorned with quality mattresses and linen.

The bathroom boasts a roomy shower, and the open-plan living design creates a spacious and inviting atmosphere. Your well-equipped kitchenette includes gas hotplates, a full-size fridge with a freezer, and a microwave. A split system air conditioner ensures a comfortable stay regardless of the weather.

Enjoy an outside gas barbecue and outdoor dining area, go for a dip in the landscaped swimming pool or relax in the spa. Kids will have hours of fun in the guesthouse’s playground. Although the guesthouse is a 10-minute drive from Torquay town centre and the beach, the peace and fresh country air make the distance worthwhile. It is a true Great Ocean Road accommodation gem.

Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Location: Warrnambool
Rating: 8.1 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Solo Travellers, Families

If you’re looking for relaxation and pampering while travelling on the Great Ocean Road, the Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs in Warrnambool is the perfect relaxation destination. 

Guests at this popular Great Ocean Road resort can enjoy modern amenities, like in-room movies and other essentials in the hotel’s tranquil seaside-themed rooms. Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs is all about relaxation and guests can relax and rejuvenate at the indoor bathhouse, swimming pool, sauna or day spa. The spa offers a wide variety of relaxing treatments like massages, beauty services and salt therapy.

If you want, you never need to leave this Great Ocean Road resort. Visit the Tides Cafe & Bar for a casual dining atmosphere with an accompanying bar that serves an array of popular drinks, or enjoy breakfast in bed delivered to your door by friendly room service staff.

Eight Spence

Location: Warrnambool
Rating: 8.8 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Couples, Solo Travellers, Families, Budget Travellers

Eight Spence is a hidden gem tucked away in a quiet residential street, just a short 2-minute stroll from central Warrnambool and within a 5-minute drive of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Lake Pertobe. If you’re looking to get a round or two in, Warrnambool Golf Club is only 3 kilometres away, or take a quick drive down to beautiful Warrnambool Beach.

The rooms are small, but spacious and offer all the basic amenities like air-conditioning, TV, a microwave, refrigerator, tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as a barbecue area for a lovely meal outside on a warm summer’s day. Big fluffy bath towels and super comfortable beds will make your stay extra special, and if you have any requests, the friendly hosts will make sure you have everything you need to have an amazing stay.  

Bimbi Park – Camping Under Koalas

Location: Cape Otway
Rating: 8.7 
This Accommodation is Perfect For:  Families, Solo Travellers, Small Groups, Couples, Budget Travellers

Bimbi Park is situated in the bush near Cape Otway, and a great budget accommodation option. If you love camping, Bimbi Park has everything from cosy tents to retro-style caravans. You’ll be living amid abundant wildlife, including kangaroos and snoozing koalas in the tall trees. There is also a playpark for the kids that promises hours of fun.

Some units feature a satellite TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Other units have access to shared bathroom facilities with token-operated showers. While there’s limited wifi and the park is some distance from grocery stores, Bimbi Park is the perfect secluded retreat close to nature and Cape Otway’s incredible attractions for those who love outdoor holiday living.

Anglesea Family Caravan Park

Location: Anglesea
Rating: 8.8 
This Accommodation is Perfect For: Families, Solo Travellers, Small Groups, Couples, Budget Travellers

A quick 20-minute drive from Torquay Beach and a short walk from the serene waters of Anglesea Beach, the Anglesea Family Caravan Park offers a delightful escape close to nature. 

Accommodation options include cottages and cabins with self-catering facilities. Each unit is equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom. You’ll find everything you need for a comfortable stay, from a guest laundry to covered barbecue facilities.

The park also features amenities like a swimming pool, hot tub, children’s playgrounds, and a toddler’s playroom. Anglesea Family Caravan Park is an excellent choice for a classic family holiday. The park’s proximity to both the beach and shops makes it a convenient, budget Great Ocean Road accommodation option.

Whether you’re driving the Great Ocean Road on your own or with the whole family, there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from. Rent a car, book your accommodation and experience the amazing Great Ocean Road.

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