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Sunrise Cottage - 1 Bedroom | Living area | Plasma TV, DVD player
Sunrise Cottage - 1 Bedroom | Living area | Plasma TV, DVD player
Sunrise Cottage - 1 Bedroom | Living area | Plasma TV, DVD player
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Cape Nelson Lighthouse

Cape Nelson Lighthouse

4.0 star property
Portland West upmarket inn with restaurant

9.6/10 Exceptional

170 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
119 Cape Nelson Lighthouse Road, Portland West, VIC, 3305
Main amenities
  • Restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a state park


  • Portland Fish 'N' Chips - 11 min drive
  • Portland Rsl Memorial Bowling Club - 12 min drive
  • Waynes Trains Baked Potatoes - 10 min drive
  • Indian Restaurant - 12 min drive
  • Edgar Street Pizza - 11 min drive

About this property

Cape Nelson Lighthouse

Situated by the ocean, Cape Nelson Lighthouse is a great choice for a stay in Portland West. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Isabellas Cafe, which serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upmarket inn include washers/dryers and fridges. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 2 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Check-in for this property is based at the Quality Hotel Bentinck (Macs Hotel), located on the corner of Gawler St and Bentinck St in Portland in a 3-story bluestone building. Guests should enter via Gawler St and proceed to reception. Phone reception at the lighthouse is limited.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast on weekend mornings (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Whale watching nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1884
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Plasma television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer and dryer

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dishwasher

Special features


Isabellas Cafe – This café specialises in regional cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 5 to 18 per person


<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Cape Nelson Lighthouse Inn Portland West
Cape Nelson Lighthouse Inn
Cape Nelson Lighthouse Portland West
Cape Nelson Lighthouse Inn
Cape Nelson Lighthouse Portland West
Cape Nelson Lighthouse Inn Portland West

Frequently asked questions

Does Cape Nelson Lighthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Cape Nelson Lighthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Cape Nelson Lighthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Cape Nelson Lighthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Cape Nelson Lighthouse?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Cape Nelson Lighthouse and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and body boarding. Cape Nelson Lighthouse also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Cape Nelson Lighthouse?
Yes, Isabellas Cafe offers regional cuisine.
Does Cape Nelson Lighthouse have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes an espresso maker, a coffee maker and cookware.
Does Cape Nelson Lighthouse have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around Cape Nelson Lighthouse like?
Cape Nelson Lighthouse is located a short 5-minute walk from Cape Nelson Lighthouse.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Put a lighthouse stay on your bucket list
We were fortunate enough to stay in the Sunrise Cottage for two nights. The cottage is absolutely brilliant. Well maintained, restored to perfection and welcoming. The bedroom's are spacious and comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with provisions. The grounds are spacious and being right next to the lighthouse which is spectacular at night. Overall if you can book this property, it is really worthwhile and will provide a very memorable stay.
Anthony, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice accommodation with great view
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This was perfect! It was a good distance from town so we could have some peace and quiet in nature, but not too far so we could go out to eat. Really beautiful and unique location. The cottage had everything we needed - linen, towels, tea, coffee, cooking oil etc. Very well set up
2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location, cleanliness and fabulous amenities made this a perfect getaway
2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The cottage is pretty incredible. We were both pretty excited to stay beside the rugged coast beneath a lighthouse, and the whole experience was so good. The cottage itself was much bigger than expected, the bedrooms were beautiful and the bed extremely comfortable. The bathroom was modern and lovely, the spacious kitchen had everything we needed and the living room has a big open fireplace which we used both nights. The atmosphere here is both super cosy and wonderfully eerie. We stayed in May and there was a heavy storm the first night - there was nowhere better to be than by the fire in a heavy-set stone-built cottage by a lighthouse. Stepping out onto the protected veranda to see the lighthouse's beams circling through the driving rain in an image neither of us will forget. The place is built for just this type of weather and nothing on the cottage rattled or shook, despite the crazy storm winds. We would return here in a heartbeat and most certainly recommend to anyone looking for a more unique, but at the same time very luxurious, place to stay.
2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Naveen, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Very special place: light house!
1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Elaine, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very unique property to stay in, lots of history, had all the amenities you needed and extras. Wish we had booked more than one night, would be a great place to unwind.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Comfort on the cliff
Very well-equipped and comfortable cottage for a relaxing holiday. Situated right on the Great South West Walk, check out the beautiful, easy Sea Cliffs walk. A short drive into Portland for supplies and to enjoy the Botanic Gardens, or sit in the sunny porch.
Pru, 3-night trip
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