2 Best Hotels in Port Fairy, Great Ocean Road

Merrijig Inn

$$ | 1 Campbell St., Port Fairy, VIC, 3284, Australia

One of Victoria's oldest inns, this beautifully restored 1841 Georgian-style building overlooks Port Fairy's working wharf from King George Square. The locally sourced seasonal dishes on the daily changing menu may include ingredients like fresh-off-the-trawler seafood, bacon and pork from nearby Greenvale Farm, buffalo cheese from Shaw River, and organic apple juice from a local heritage orchard. The restaurant is closed Tuesday and Wednesday and serves dinner only. Accommodations are a mix of its popular ground-floor queen suites with snug sitting rooms and iPod docking stations and the cheaper storybook attic bedrooms. The roaring fireplaces are perfect for whiling away the hours with a good book. Breakfast is served in the light-filled conservatory with views of the charming cottage garden.

Pros

  • Cute and cozy
  • Great food
  • Roaring fire in winter

Cons

  • Upstairs rooms have character, but they're small
  • Restaurant is closed midweek
  • Books out fast
1 Campbell St., Port Fairy, VIC, 3284, Australia
03-5568–2324
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

$$$$ | 41B Gipps St., Port Fairy, VIC, 3284, Australia Fodor's Choice

With an absolute waterfront location, overlooking a marina of yachts, this hotel gives French provincial style an Australian edge. There's a grand staircase straight out of Gone With the Wind and an inviting downstairs sitting room with open fire. Each room is individually decorated—some in stripes, others in florals. There are various communal lounges, which are decorated with regional artworks, and have open fireplaces and plush armchairs in which to curl up on wintry days. Gourmet breakfasts include caramelized banana hotcakes and tomato bruschetta with basil butter. If the weather allows, breakfast is served on the lovely veranda overlooking the river.

Pros

  • Elegant decor
  • Fantastic location
  • Great breakfasts

Cons

  • Town is dead in the off-season
  • No elevator
  • No on-site restaurant
41B Gipps St., Port Fairy, VIC, 3284, Australia
03-5568–3022
hotel Details
7 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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