Southern Anchorage Retreat
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8.8
Recommended by 92% of guests
Value for money8.6
Location rating8.6
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

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The Anchor
The Anchor
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  • Nature view
  • 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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The Marie Gabrielle
The Marie Gabrielle
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  • Partial ocean view
  • 140 m²/1507 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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The Fiji
The Fiji
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  • Partial ocean view
  • 140 m²/1507 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Harbour Suite
Harbour Suite
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  • Partial ocean view
  • 32 m²/344 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Coastal Suite
Coastal Suite
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  • Partial ocean view
  • 42 m²/452 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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8.8
Excellent
Cleanliness9.3
Facilities9.0
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality9.2
Service9.2
Value for money8.6
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9.6
Exceptional
Emily from Netherlands
Couple
Harbour Suite
Stayed 1 night in February, 2018
Beautiful property at a great location for exploring the Gr Ocean Rd”
Lovely cottage at a great location for exploring the Great Ocean Rd and the Otways. Spacious bedroom with ensuite. The room has a private balcony with fab views! There is a kitchen with modern appliances (dishwasher, oven, microwave) which is shared with the other bedroom. Andrew is lovely and happily provides information on the area and sights worthwhile visiting. Would def stay here again!
Reviewed March 01, 2018
Glad you loved your stay in the Harbour suite- it has great views and terrific facilities. There is a shared commercial kitchen with the other suite , but most people love their decks, rooms and views and having a commercial kitchen at their disposal is perfect. Then the views in the morning looking out at the landscaped garden, rolling hills or coastal views are superb! There is so much to see and do- definitely recommend longer stays!
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Southern Anchorage Retreat
2.8
Steven from Australia
Couple
Coastal Suite
Stayed 1 night in January, 2018
Totally Unaccommodating ”
We were a couple travelling together, a male walking the Great Ocean Walk and a female driving the Great Ocean Road. Since it takes a long time to walk from one B & B to the next but only a short amount of time to drive from one B & B to the next, the female was always going to arrive many hours ahead of the male and before the 2 pm booking in time. This B & B is in an isolated area down an unsealed road but would not allow a female to wait on a chair inside the building. It was made very clear that she did not expect the keys to a room, just to sit inside out of the weather - a simple wooden chair out of the sun/wind. Instead she was treated as if she was next doors cat and put outside with a firm" NO NO NO we stay locked until 2 pm". Well that may work if there was somewhere else to take shelter but there are no other buildings nearby for a female to go and wait. The female was advised to walk a km down an isolated track, where there is no mobile reception, to a bench. Awful .
Reviewed January 13, 2018
It is always great that we are also able to review the guests and they can review us. In all our notes it says check in time is 2 pm and check out time is 10 am. This is important so we can clean the rooms between guests and make sure the rooms are impeccable. We are really flexible with times though and try to accommodate all guests as best we can, some ask for late checkin/checkout and most times we are really accommodating. Unfortunately this guest arrived at 9:30 in the morning and rudely demanded that she access her room. Given that we had already allowed the guest staying in her room a late check out of 11, there was no way we could allow her in the room- the guest was already in there. She was really put out by this and very rude to my wife, don't ask me what she was thinking- wanting to get in at 9:30 in the morning. She had driven past many tourist spots, coffee shops, towns... yet she came demanding to check into her room at 9:30- unbelievable!
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Southern Anchorage Retreat
10.0
Exceptional
Julie from Canada
Couple
Harbour Suite
Stayed 1 night in December, 2017
Beautiful, comfortable and quiet”
A very comfortable BnB style accommodation up in the hills away from the noise. Nice bedroom and bath with a shared kitchen.
Reviewed December 29, 2017
Glad you enjoyed a stay in our suites- they share a commercial kitchen, but have great decks, views ensuite bathroom and comforts to yourself. Next time come and stay in one of our luxurious cottages- they are amazing!
Responded January 07, 2018
Southern Anchorage Retreat
10.0
Exceptional
Ang from Malaysia
Family with young children
Harbour Suite
Stayed 1 night in October, 2017
Lovely place for the old and young :) ”
Location was great for a stopover before we start our GOR tour. Kids were excited to see the kangaroos just right outside the suite and the resident wallaby with its joey. Great place, well equipped kitchen, strong shower .. Feels just like home. Highly recommended. The only dissappointment with the trip(which has got nothing to do with the accommodation) is the cloudy weather. We were hoping to do star gazing at Southern Anchorage but the weather was against us. We will be back for longer stay.
Reviewed October 23, 2017
It was great to meet you and the family Ang! Weather didn't help for star gazing which is amazing in our bush area- hopefully next time you score better. Would love to welcome you back-get in touch and we'll look after you. We are really tidying up the place making it a real attraction. Drew
Responded November 05, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
9.2
Exceptional
leung from China
Couple
Harbour Suite
Stayed 2 nights in September, 2017
Awesome Good”
Andrew is the host. He is friendly and helpful, recommended a few good scenic highlights to us. His lodge is wonderful, with an incredible view of natural vegetation. His kitchen is well equipped, even includes a dish washing machine. Breakfast ranges from bread to cereals, also with a wide choices of drinks such As orange, milk, chocolate and coffee. Even yoghurt and preserved fruit cups are available free. The site is not too close to the 12 Apostles rocks or Apollo bay but still accessible. I have two wonderful nights there.
Reviewed September 16, 2017
Fantastic to meet you Leung, we are in a very unique and remote part of Australia, with amazing bush, coastal and views towards the 12 Apostles. The guides at the visitor information centre say we have some of the only and best views towards the cliffs of the 12 Apostles! Glad you stayed 2 days- it just gives you time to experience more of our amazing coast and highlights and means you can relax and enjoy your stunning 12 Apostles experience. All the best for future travels Leung!
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Southern Anchorage Retreat
10.0
Exceptional
Cathy from United States
Couple
The Fiji
Stayed 3 nights in April, 2017
wonderful stay”
We loved our stay at Southern Anchorage Retreat. Drew was so welcoming and helpful with things to do in the area, the place was spotless, and the treats for our honeymoon were so thoughtful! The peace and serenity of the location was awesome!
Reviewed April 21, 2017
Hi Cathy, Agoda now let us respond to reviews so I'm a little slow. It was great to have you stay, I hope your honeymoon was fabulous and you enjoyed our beautiful retreat, Drew
Responded June 15, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
10.0
Exceptional
Jeffrey from United States
Couple
Coastal Suite
Stayed 1 night in March, 2017
Loved it”
Perfect spot to relax at the end of the Great Ocean Road. Drew made us feel at home and safe in his accommodations.
Reviewed April 01, 2017
It really is a beautiful and tranquil place to stay Jeffrey. I know I feel really safe and can just enjoy the ambience of our amazing nature. Hope your travels all went well!
Responded April 20, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
10.0
Exceptional
Meredith from United States
Group
Harbour Suite
Stayed 1 night in November, 2016
Great spot!”
Great views. Kind folks. Clean place. Just a gem!
Reviewed November 15, 2016
Glad you enjoyed your stay Meredith, we've been working hard to improve our retreat and we feel our reviews are reflecting this. welcome back anytime!
Responded April 20, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
8.4
Excellent
Jordan from Singapore
Couple
Coastal Suite
Stayed 1 night in November, 2016
Beautiful & peaceful family-run retreat”
Southern Anchorage Retreat is set in the hills, surrounded by beautiful and peaceful natural environment. Owner Andrew is friendly and helped to recommend some surrounding great places to explore. Our "Coastal" room is clean and spacious enough for a couple. It has a balcony and bathroom with a great view. The bathroom has a jacuzzi, which we didn't use as we felt kind of guilty to use due to the amount of water required. Outside the room, there is a well equipped shared kitchen with another room. You would need a car to reach the place.
Reviewed November 04, 2016
Hi Jordan, We are now able to respond to our reviews and I just wanted to say how considerate you are. Yes we do have a shortage of water but we feel our guests comfort is most important- hence we have a spa for your use and don't restrict our showers with energy efficient- your comfort and needs are foremost in our thoughts!
Responded April 20, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
10.0
Exceptional
Lasse from Denmark
Couple
Harbour Suite
Stayed 1 night in September, 2016
Wonderful location!!”
One of the best views i have ever had from my room in any accomodation i have ever stayed in. Great value for money and the owners are wonderful people. I can't recommend this wonderful little retreat enough!
Reviewed October 12, 2016
Glad you loved your stay Lasse- are views are superb and we really are working hard on building a fabulous place for our guests to enjoy! Please come back and enjoy our fabulous hard work and amazing landscaping.
Responded April 20, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
9.2
Exceptional
Weng from Australia
Couple
Coastal Suite
Stayed 1 night in October, 2016
Very nice place to stay”
Recommended!
Reviewed October 06, 2016
Coastal is a great suite to stay in along the GOR and the views are fantastic. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed your Australian adventure, Drew
Responded June 15, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
8.8
Excellent
Khushboo from Australia
Couple
The Marie Gabrielle
Stayed 2 nights in September, 2016
Review”
Loved the stay!!!!! and the Jacuzzi was my favourite bit :)
Reviewed September 06, 2016
Terrific to hear you loved your stay- our jacuzzis are well looked after and certainly take a lot of time and cost to maintain- but we really feel they are terrific assets for our cottages. Drew
Responded June 15, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
9.6
Exceptional
Fiona from Australia
Couple
The Fiji
Stayed 2 nights in July, 2016
Great place to stay very friendly”
Was a lovely weekend. Really enjoyed the ability to have a spa and sit by the fire as the rain came down
Reviewed July 13, 2016
Doesn't matter whether it's raining or sunny- our cottages are well appointed and between the decks, bbq, jacuzzi, woodfires- there is heaps to keep a guest content. Fiji is a beautiful cottage! Drew
Responded June 15, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
9.3
Exceptional
Melisa from Malaysia
Couple
Coastal Suite
Stayed 1 night in September, 2015
Great getaway”
Quiet, surrounded by nature, clean
It was an amazing, cozy getaway and we'll definitely go back!
Reviewed February 17, 2016
It is a fabulous place for romance- the nature, fires, jacuzzis and furniture are perfectly tuned for a couple to love each other's company. Was great to meet you both! Drew
Responded June 15, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
10.0
Exceptional
Tianhao from China
Couple
The Anchor
Stayed 2 nights in February, 2016
The best retreat in our trip”
Quite and the hotel has everything we need.
Reviewed February 13, 2016
Anchor is the perfect cottage for two couples, a family or just friends. A beautiful cottage with everything you need! Drew
Responded June 15, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
7.0
Very good
Kevin from Malta
Solo traveler
Coastal Suite
Stayed 1 night in November, 2015
nice overnight rest-stop/ nice view/ bland room”
the view/ location/ spa bath
The owner kindly emailed me a welcome the day before arrival which was very helpful. I arrived fairly late- 7.45pm, and the key was left for me. I wasn't expecting to have to share a communal kitchen/ lounge area with a woodburner - I wouldn't have booked this otherwise had I known, so I felt as if I had been tricked. There was no breakfast as such, despite the write up - there was a box of thin brown bread/ tiny packets of butter/ bad jam/ vegemite/ plus a choice of cereals and a yoghurt and processed packaged fruit in the fridge. It was a free-for all, do it yourself breakfast - nothing warm, not very special. Even had to clean up afterwards which at the price was quite cheeky. The owner was friendly and helpful however, but this is more like a 2 star place, a hostel, despite the friendliness & the view. I feel it is over-rated and most certainly not a first choice place. Fairly clean, quite grubby in places and nothing very inviting. For one night's stop in the middle of nowhere it is fine though. good location after a long drive.
Reviewed November 21, 2015
It's amazing that you thought you were tricked- it is in the description and photos that the two suites share a commercial kitchen. The previous owners used to do full meals for the whole retreat in this area- we just leave the huge commercial kitchen/lounge for the two suites. Most times the guests don't even see each other- as they both have their own bathrooms, bedrooms and deck areas. I don't understand why you'd complain when you didn't have anybody else in the area anyway???? You certainly contradict yourself in your comments- maybe the fact you were by yourself, travelling alone, meant it wasn't a special place but I know most guests love the rooms, views, decorating and the breakfast we supply.
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Southern Anchorage Retreat
7.3
Very good
Alvin from Malaysia
Family with young children
Coastal Suite
Stayed 1 night in June, 2015
Nice quiet place but a bit too far”
Quite and the fridge has everything in it.
Is a very nice place to relax and do some cooking, in the fridge has everything I need for simple cooking. Kids all enjoy catching chicken and actually we took 3 eggs from the farm with notice the owner. Sorry about that.
Reviewed September 26, 2015
Hi Alvin, glad your whole family enjoyed your time at Southern Anchorage. Maybe the fact that we wouldn't give you the extra room for free meant that you scored us pretty low. Sometimes we can't win- guests say they have two- turn up with five- we supply a complimentary breaky for everyone and because we didn't give extra room for free we get marked down.
Responded June 15, 2017
Southern Anchorage Retreat
8.7
Excellent
Preston from United States
Couple
Coastal Suite
Stayed 1 night in March, 2015
1 night stay to see the Apostles”
Wildlife around, very quiet, beautiful view
Great, quiet place. Host was very pleasant and informative. There's not much around for dining options, so be prepared for that. Views from the balcony are stunning. The biggest downside was that the breakfast was pretty lacking, compared to other B&B's we stayed at in Australia- and you have to cook your own food. Other than that, it was great. We would stay again.
Reviewed March 21, 2015
Hello Preston, In our suites we provide a free continental breakfast with unlimited tea/coffee/milk/juice and toast and cereals. Some guests are amazed at the amount and variety we have and rave about what we provide. Some like yourself love to be spoilt and have a homecooked breakfast, etc, provided, but since we provide it for free, and leave it for you to make when you want, we find 99% of guests prefer it this way. The previous owners got poor reviews as they provided breakfast and charged extra $25, and also woke the people up at the set time- we prefer our accommodation to be relaxed and for you to just take in our amazing views and nature.
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Southern Anchorage Retreat
7.3
Very good
Colin from United Kingdom
Couple
Coastal Suite
Stayed 1 night in March, 2015
let down by breakfast”
Location ,facilities for self catering, views
We loved the place up until the breakfast which was more on the lines of help yourself and then we read the note which told us to do our own washing up and tidy away. If they feel that they are a 4 star hotel then I`m afraid they need to step up at breakfast time.
Reviewed March 09, 2015
Ah Colin, we have many guests who love our relaxed retreat and rave about the variety and amount available for their free (yep- free) continental breakfast. We really are not a b&b- as you have your own facilities and we don't make you sit in our lounge and watch tv with us and sit down at breakfast with us. We provide great facilities, views, rooms and breakfast at a good price and send information to guests who book, so they can really plan their stay.
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Southern Anchorage Retreat
9.7
Exceptional
Callum from United Kingdom
Couple
Coastal Suite
Stayed 2 nights in January, 2015
Great setting and helpful staff”
Wonderful setting with great views. V short drive to get back on great ocean road. Drew and wife extremely friendly and helpful, giving good tips on things to do in the area.
Reviewed January 16, 2015
Thanks for your terrific review- you should see the place now- we have really updated and improved all the rooms and cottages- and the views speak for themselves!
Responded October 18, 2017
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