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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Just an overnight stay but once we got in there it was quite enjoyable. Comfy, old cottage, but it's the views and the peace you come for. Two problems on the night, one being the the shower head was broken (Museum cottage) and unusable. The other was getting the key to the place. The key is in a lock box...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Several larger accommodation cottages on offer but we choose 'The Inspectors Room'. A small but adequate old style room with bathroom containing large shower & separate small 'kitchen in the Cupboard ' with Microwave & Tea & Coffee making plus toaster. This is a historic Property so don't expect the Ritz, but for those wanting to get away from it...

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1Thank Julelind
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

I'm quite the fan of lighthouses in general, more so the ones along Ireland's coastlines, but after visiting cape otway and all of its touristy knick knack front I was not thoroughly impressed given that the best part of the whole experience was the view of the sea and cliffs which u could get better viewing spots for elsewhere that...

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1Thank Laura M
Cape Schanck L, Manager at Cape Schanck Light Station, responded to this review

Thankyou we enjoy working at Cape Scanck

Leichhardt, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This accommodation is perfect for those who love some history and quirky place to stay. There was something extremely beautiful about being in the light station at sunset sunrise. It's quite near the Mornington peninsula hot springs which we frequented.

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1Thank sarahjadventures
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The ocean views are Spectacular Cape Schanck is one of the best tracks on the Australian coast without needing to travel far. You have a number of hiking too chooses with ample wild kangaroos to see and photograph. Be sure to bring your camera, rain coat, drinking water and a snack. Most important is to take your trash home with...

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Thank Mem A
Port Macquarie
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing to stand and watch the lighthouse in action under the stars in total quite with the gentle sounds of the ocean. Comfortable and charming. The ambiance at night tops of a perfect day. Explore the station early morning and watch the sunrise as you watched the sunset the evening before.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2015

When I looked into booking this place, I saw quite a few negative reviews but decided to ignore them - the location looked amazing and I thought it would be perfect for a solo stay for my mum. BIG MISTAKE! I wish I had listened to the comments others made, for their insights into the management were spot on. Once...

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Cape Schanck L, Manager at Cape Schanck Light Station, responded to this review

The remote location on a working lighthouse controlled by the government, with limited capital injection from the government has its issues . But the experience of going back in time has its enjoyable benefits which far out way the negatives.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We booked the red cottage for 3 adults and a 16month old as it was 3 bedrooms, so of course I was a little disappointed when we got there and the 3rd bedroom was locked and unavailable for us to use. The kiosk was unattended when we arrived to check-in just after 2pm and there was no response on the...

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2Thank Kelly T
Melbourne
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I booked the Museum Cottage for myself and 2 friends over the weekend so that we could go hiking and enjoy the surrounds. The staff were very friendly and the booking process was easy. The cottage we stayed in wasn't plush, was it was really cute, with traditional fixtures and everything you could want for a cosy stay - fully...

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3Thank HelenGina1981
Maleny, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We weren't sure of what to expect after reading very mixed reviews. As others have said, don't come here if you want pampering and a luxury experience. The buildings are historic and have had limited updating. We stayed in the Inspectors room which was a single room with queen bed with ensuite toilet & shower and a cupboard area with...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on 20 acres of grounds, the Cape Schanck Lighthouse was built in 1859. The lighthouse beam sits 100 metres above sea level, and took the Lighthouse keeper and his 2 assistants 72 turns of the clockwork mechanism to wind it up every 12 hours. The special crystal lens that is still in use was made in France in 1858, and was transported over the vast oceans via sailing ship. It is now valued at more than $5million. 59 circular steps lead up inside the 21 metre high lighthouse which gives spectacular views across the cliffs and ocean to Port Philip Heads in one direction and past Phillip Island to Cape Paterson in the other.Four Cottages occupied by former lightkeepers can now be your base while you explore the Mornington Peninsula. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Schanck Light Station

Address: 420 Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula > Cape Schanck
Price Range: RM431 - RM1,193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cape Schanck Light Station 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Larger Cottages self-contained for families but Inspectors room great for couple on smaller budget.”
  • Kitchen in the Cupboard
  • Bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Julelind, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“choose the white cottage not this one its a shabby dump”
  • Shower looks like its built into a cupboard as you can see mould and rotten timber.
 of 5 bubbles frenchiem2015, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Mobile and TV reception is touch and go, so keep this in mind - especially if you depend on these devices during your stay.”
  • Lighthouse
  • Red cottage veranda
  • Double bedroom in the Red Cottage
  • Red cottage room with 2 singles and a double bed
  • Red cottage lounge room
 of 5 bubbles Joeygirl2, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Summer time use the White Cottage, has a verandah around three sides Winter time use the Red cottage, has a sun room facing north”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling_Spuddies, 9 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Ask if construction work still going on outside room.”
 of 5 bubbles 838jeffw, 9 May 2014 | Read review
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