Be embraced by the meeting of history and modern luxury
Recapturing an era when paddle steamers traversed Port Phillip Bay, the historic yet newly refurbished Portarlington Grand Hotel offers a boutique experience with a local welcome for all.
Stay for a while, visit us for a meal, and reunite with friends and family.
The true heart of this hotel is the people. The welcoming atmosphere is the most memorable part of the experience, whether it’s friendly locals, banter between bar staff or just that country town feeling, you’ll be sure to fit right in.
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Upcoming events at & around The Grand
We made it in time to celebrate the end of 2023, and we’re ready to set sail into 2024. Join us in The Atrium and The Lawn, the ultimate space for an awesome Summer’s night to see in the new year. There’ll be live entertainment from the talented team from the Piano Bar who will be rocking along all night so you can dance the night away! This year we’re going with a ‘Green with Envy’ dress-up theme, so dress to impress!
Wine and dine in style with The Q Train.
We’re inviting locals and visitors alike to come aboard our restored carriages and enjoy a gastronomical journey unlike anything else you have experienced. We are serving local produce on every journey from the comfort of our refurbished dining cars; providing every customer with a delicious rail journey, and unique views of Swan Bay and the Bellarine.
Experience a mini music festival on a steam train as you travel along the scenic heritage Bellarine Railway. Enjoy a fresh blues inspired meal as you prepare to journey through the carriages and party the night away with 4 amazing live blues and roots entertainers.
A Grand Gift
Give someone an experience they’ll never forget. Great local food, drink, and hospitality OR a promise to stay in our boutique accommodation.
Because everyone deserves something to look forward to.
ARRIVE IN STYLE – Port Phillip Ferries
Our hotel harkens back to a golden age of Port Phillip Bay, when it was quite the tourist destination. Victorians would travel by paddle steamer and relax in luxury by the sea.
Now you can recapture that feeling with Port Phillip Ferries, direct from Melbourne, a journey that is quicker, but no less beautiful than that of our forebears. Travelling every day between Melbourne, Docklands and Portarlington, soak up the views and delight in the on board café. You’ll feel as though you’re on holidays the second you board the vessel.
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