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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Stayed with a group of guys for golf at the attached course and very satisfied. Good sized rooms and well appointed. The outdoor area was a little underwhelming but certainly had worse. Highly recommend especially if looking at a golf trip with plenty of good local courses. Shower rating only 3 though

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Dudley S
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Firstly we paid $450per night. For the price I would expect the level to be 5 Star. The room was full of mosquitos, the outdoor setting and windows not cleaned for an age. They were covered in cobwebs. There were dead bugs in the floor. The king size bed was extremely uncomfortable, with no mattress topper to cover the zip between the two mattress pieces. The wifi was non-existent. In my opinion wifi is as essential service as power these days. The bathroom sink had black mould covering it and the shower has the previous guests hair in the plug hole. The reception was unattended on a public holiday, we were warned of this. There is no air conditioning or fans in the bedrooms, only the living area. A 200ml carton of UHT milk was provided for 4people. That is stingy at best. I will not recommend this property to anyone. I see now on TA many people have complained and the new management keep making excuses. Not good enough for $450per night!

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
1  Thank emdall
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We knew Barwon Heads well , having caravanned there for 17 years. Had also stayed at 13th Beach Resort about 10 years ago. There is no other accommodation you can book under a 4 day stay, last minute, this time of year in Barwon Heads. Hence the relatively steep tariff. Our room about $300/ night.
Don’t expect a “resort” type experience- name is a bit of a misnomer. Staff are minimal but very friendly and cooperative. Restaurant is basic and if slightly busy don’t expect fast service! Rooms are good , but could use bigger TV. Slightly annoying was the quality of towels and toilet paper.

It’s about a 10 min walk (1.5km) to 13th beach. If you were golfing you would possibly have a golf cart and beach would be easier to get to.

If you’re a golfer then this is your place.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank 498rossh
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Staff were friendly and room was clean but rooms had not been set up as requested, to be fair staff were quick to fix this & sent a staff member to change it. However the "Resort" was definitely not a resort. Yes it was quiet, clean & spacious, but that was it. The restaurant appeared to be closed or empty, the Day Spa was just a room tucked away at the end of the building and the Gym was very basic with limited equipment. The pool was colder than the ocean and it was missing tiles. The tennis courts were not located at the resort and the short beach walk was not practical for families that need to take items to the beach for the day, it also involved crossing a busy road to get to the beach. We had moths every night in our rooms, our sliding door did not lock properly & the screen was detached. Toiletries were very stingy, not at all resort quality. The tv was also out of date & the remote worked randomly, wifi was also unreliable. Sad to say it was a real let down with no atmosphere at all. It was very over priced for what it offered. It became even more expensive for us when we unexpectedly had to check out earlier but were still charged. It cost us $2000 for a 3 night stay because we were told it was peak season and they couldn't possibly rebook the 2 nights we were cancelling & the owners of the unit would want their money. (We gave close to 24 hours notice of our check out) It seems not all units are owned by the Resort. Wish I had read more reviews before booking as there seems to be many others who have had a less than satisfying stay. We save to have a holiday once a year and this is probably the most disappointing family beach holiday we've had in a long time - Feeling Ripped Off.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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1  Thank 501minnie73
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Played the Beach Course on Saturday 18th November. Round took 5 3/4 hours. Course clearly overbooked. Pro Shop blamed the slow play on 8 groups of Social Club players when in fact it was a Pennant Comp our two groups, and a bunch of other groups , were stuck behind. 3 & 4 groups waiting on the tee through the first 6 or so holes is unacceptable! Never again!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Bruce P
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Sue C, Manager at Barwon Heads Resort at 13th Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Hi Bruce,
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review about your experience. It seems you have placed the review under the wrong business, we are Barwon Heads Resort and not the golf club. If you wouldn't mind removing your review and putting it on the correct forum.

Kind regards,
Management

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