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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a gem of a place run by a gem of wonderfully hospitable people! The room are all different with great 'period' decorations, all furnished with fridge, fresh milk. Super clean, great location. And the breakfast, cooked individually is to die for. Very reasonable rates. Most highly recommended

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Nice stay room needs a major declutter and somewhere to put bag but otherwise lovely people and place. Very helpful at reception. Room very clean and shower good. A good priced option for a comfortable stay.

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Karen, There is a limit on the space, alas. Perhaps a folding support would provide the option? We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is wonderful to help our guests to feel a little bit spoiled and as if they are staying in a piece of history. Travel well Craig and Stephanie

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Just loved everything about here. Rooms are clean. Really hot water. Bedd are comfortable. Old styled house. Great meeting area for travellers with complementary Port and Sherry accompanied with fruit cake. Only reason I didn't give 5 star was because the tv stopped working but who needs tv when your working / holiday and also no milk for tea but...

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Dear RohandRach, Oops, we forgot to give you fresh milk! Yes, you should have asked (we are getting rid of the older idea of UHT milk and are not quite in the swing of it yet) We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we are dog lovers. So far our dog guests have been no problem to anyone,...

Reviewed 11 January 2017

The hotel itself was small and cozy with a number of uniq rooms. Our room was a small family room, it had a separate bedroom, a small mid-room with a single bed and a bathroom. The bed could have been better, but the total experience was great. The people running the hotel was what made the stay so amazing. They...

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us, and for the feedback regarding the bed. We rely on such information and will check on them as soon as possible. Being able to make your stay special gives us a lot of pleasure, Arnt, so we are glad to be of service. Travel well Craig and Stephanie

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

After negotiating the craziness that was the Great Ocean Road, we decided to go beyond Warrnambool and look for somewhere to stay for the night on our journey back to Perth. We were so lucky to find Victoria House. Stephanie and Craig are fabulous hosts. From the typical Aussie welcome, we were made to feel welcome. Our hosts offered great...

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Craig M, Manager at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you WantToTravelMore63, So glad that you enjoyed your stay! As you gathered perhaps, we love meeting our guests and making their stay special. Travel well, and take care on that big paddock to Perth! Cheers, Stephanie and Craig

Reviewed 28 December 2016

The folks who run Victoria House are lovely and passionate people! Rooms are fantastic! Rustic charm and history around every corner. Love the facts we were told during the tour, and explained how the building had changed over the year. String pull lights are a really novel touch!

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Krissi, It is a different type of stay to the usual, isn't it? We love our work, and are glad that it shows! Travel well Craig and Stephanie

Toowoomba
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience with 'Basil' n 'Polly'. The bnb has a unique atmosphere and the breakfast room a star attraction. The living room is a nice place to spend the evening. All in all it is another good reason to return to Portland.

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Pat! We really hope you do return. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much!! Loved having you. Cheers, Craig and Stephanie aka Basil and Polly

Cardiff
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is an absolute gem of a B&B, made all the more special by the lovely hosts. The house is beautifully furnished and full of character. A lovely feature is the decanter of port and slices of fruit cake in the sitting room for guests to enjoy. Breakfast was good with an enjoyable cooked breakfast. The bed was very comfortable...

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Sian, We just found this review so many appologies for late response! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Little touches make a difference, and so do special guests! :) Stay well and best wishes for 2017 Regards, Craig and Stephanie

Hawaii
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by a very friendly owners The house had so much charm Room was clean and very nicely decorated Very comfortable bed and nice linens We had great breakfast and the owners were very helpful Close to the beach and the town

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Craig M, Manager at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thankyou Heather, I missed your review. Very sorry for that. We love meeting our guests' needs and that little bit extra. Hope you enjoy lots more travel. Regards, Stephanie and Craig

Balmain, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We booked this B&B without much research but founded a place frozen in time. Just like family B&B from the UK. Lovely old house with excellent hosts. Sherry and cake in the evening if you wanted it and a roaring fire. The rooms could have done with double glazing and more substantial heating but were comfortable if not a little...

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Craig M, Owner at Victoria House, responded to this review

Thank you Ozziemovers. We are checking all the heating. If you care to text us your room number, we will double check the heater there. They are usually well and truly adequate even for the cold winter we had, so it may not be working properly. (0403.662.859) Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Craig and Stephanie

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Victoria House: You are welcomed to relax in the friendly atmosphere of a fully restored Georgian home of historic importance. In 1834 Edward Henty established a farm at Portland Bay, founding Victoria's first permanent settlement. Today, no less than 100 historic buildings are still in use - one of the most outstanding being Victoria House, the Bluestone mansion which first opened its doors as a hotel in 1856. During its 150-year history it has been a gracious private home, a seminary, government offices and, most recently, a guesthouse. Our completely restored, original bluestone guesthouse is waiting to welcome you. Victoria House has delightful recently renovated ensuite rooms with Free WiFi in main building, HD TV/DVD and tea/coffee-making facilities. You'll enjoy our home with its traditional sitting room, cake port and sherry and welcoming fire, its location - strolling distance from the city centre, beach and harbour, and our personalised service. We serve hot country breakfasts, and provide local information to help make the most of your stay in Portland. Whether you are holidaying here, on business, or breaking the journey between Adelaide and Melbourne, you'll be glad you chose to stay with us. You'll be pleased by the moderate tariffs..Only 5 minutes walk to the harbour, restaurants and shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Victoria House

Address: 5 Tyers St, Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Portland
Price Range: €65 - €106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Victoria House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“all rooms are quiet & comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles lexybar, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Entry level rooms let you have Pets”
 of 5 bubbles RohandRach, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the main building have WIFI”
 of 5 bubbles 337krissif, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Overlook the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Ozziemovers, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are currently being done up progressively. Ask for a freshly painted one.”
 of 5 bubbles 931garryb, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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