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Picturesque Port Fairy
Picturesque Port Fairy

The Victoria Apartments offered a very comfortable and convenient base from which to explore the historic Victorian seaside town of Port Fairy.

My bedroom at The Victoria Apartments Port Fairy
My bedroom

One of the state’s earliest settlements, the township is understandably renowned for its quaint old buildings, lovely port and fishing boats.

Located in the heart of Port Fairy, the Victoria Apartments features one bedroom suites – one of which I experienced – two bedroom apartments and three bedroom townhouses. The property also has a renovated four bedroom historical cottage.

My only complaint was the design of the apartments. I could  hear my neighbours upstairs as well as their air-conditioning unit.. However the pros of staying there far outweighed the negatives. It’s just that if I were to return, I would either take ear plugs or request an upstairs apartment!

The kitchen area in my room at The Victoria Apartments Port Fairy.
The kitchen area

What: Room 4A, The Victoria Apartments, 48-50 Bank St, Port Fairy
Who: JB
Why: Researching a story on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
When: August 31 to September 2, 2015
How Did It Rate

The design of my one bedroom unit. It was light, well maintained and bright (with white the predominant color). The lounge/dining area included a comfortable two seater couch, a small dining table and a small kitchenette with microwave and hot plates. Both the lounge and bedroom looked out onto a small courtyard. The bedroom included a king size bed which was very comfortable.

The lounge area and courtyard
The lounge area and courtyard

A lock up garage which I shared with the apartment above.

The Wi-Fi. It was free and relatively fast.

A television in the lounge which included Foxtel Australian rules football channels! .

Daily room servicing, although this is only available free to those staying in one bedroom units.


The lounge area
The lounge area

The noise from the apartment above. I could clearly hear the family above me on the stairs that led from our shared entry hallway to their apartment. I also assume it was their air-conditioning unit I could hear through my bedroom window as my unit was turned off.

The water had a strange taste and smell. It even made my tea and coffee taste pretty ordinary!  I was told that ‘s  how  Port Fairy’s bore water tastes.  So while environmentally unfriendly you may want to take or buy bottled water for drinking purposes.

For more information on Victoria Apartments visit their website or ring 03 5568 1160.

Visit travelswithjb/victoria for more reviews and stories about Victoria and travelswithjb/ accommodation for more accommodation reviews.

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