Apollo Bay is a lovely beachside town located along the Great Ocean Road. It's the perfect place for a family getaway, and at just under 3 hours' drive from Melbourne's CBD (if you take the inland route through Winchelsea), you can easily escape for a weekend away.
I recently spent a night in Apollo Bay at The Dolphin Apartments after being recommended to stay there by a colleague.
The beach opposite the apartments
As luck would have it, I managed to secure the very last apartment available - a one bedroom, ground floor apartment.
As you can see by the photos, the apartment is very spacious and has everything and more that you could possibly need for a few nights away.
The bedroom had a comfortable king size bed, plenty of storage space in the mirror fronted wardrobe, a flat screen T.V, bedside lamps and a view out onto the little outdoor terrace area.
The kitchen is well appointed with a full size fridge, oven, hot plates, microwave, dishwasher, lots of storage space and all the pots, pans and utensils needed to cook simple meals.
The lounge area has a good sized couch, a flat screen LCD T.V with Austar and free in-house movies, a radio with iPod dock (I couldn't find a radio station other than talkback radio though), and a large coffee table with a visitor information folder on it.