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Holmwood Guesthouse

37 Chapel St | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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  • Cowes Bazaar and Gallery
    0.7 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 7 November 2016
Beautiful accommodation and hospitality
Hy husband and I stayed in one of the guestrooms here and it was... more
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Hy husband and I stayed in one of the guestrooms here and it was absolutely beautiful. The room was very cosy and well equipted and had a gorgeous view of the cottage garden from our window. The hostess was lovely and couldn't do enough to make our stay memorable. Hope to visit again, thank-you!

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Fantastic! Unquestionably the best guesthouse we stayed in on our Australian trip. Faultless! Having stayed in New Zealand guesthouses on a previous trip, we were advised not to expect anything similar in Australia - however this guesthouse easily and unquestionably matched anything we experienced in NZ! The guesthouse is very tastefully decorated with matching fixtures, fittings, furniture and decorations. We...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both. The fire is always appreciated on a cold night, particularly after a trip to the Penguins! Thank you so much for your lovely review. Jill

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Recently stayed at Holmwood and what a lovely & relaxing place. The house is wonderfully kept and the rooms have everything you need. The beds are super comfy! The breakfast was delightful. The only problem, we didn't stay long enough.

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

You are welcome back anytime. If you book direct we will even give you a discount as a thank you for your repeat business.

Mussoorie, India
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Holmwood is upscale homestay cum B&B sort of accommodation which is run very professionally. Its situated in close proximity to the Esplanade, but away enough to cut you off from the activity and noise. For a one day stay I strongly recommend putting up in the Guest House. Breakfast would be served to the guests, which is comparable to any...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We agree with you that the house is the place for a one night stay. But any longer and many people prefer our Spa Cottages. Although brekky is not included in the tariff guests are welcome to book breakfast with us. Alternatively with a full kitchen at their disposal in the cottages, many prefer to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived to find Inglenook Cottage warm with everything we need supplied. We had a great few days here in Cowes, and the homely fire in the cottage was a welcome gift to us on the cold days. Helped bring some rest, and the opportunity to catch up on some needed reading. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful... Very clean and modern with everything included for comfortable stay.. We got a self-contained cottage with spa inside, Netflix, BBQ and heater with flames. Will definitely come back, 100% recommend. 😌

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Berwick, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Holmwood Guesthouse far exceeded our expectations. We were pleasantly surprised to arrive at the house, in a prime location and with picturesque gardens. The rooms were tastefully furnished and stoked with all the amenities you could desire. Judith was an excellent host and made us feel very comfortable and welcome the whole time. The cooked breakfast was delicious, complete with...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. I have passed it on to Judith who is the Holmwood Breakfast Queen! Jill

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We were really really pleased we booked here. We loved every minute we stayed here and wanted to stay for longer. Had been beautifully redone had a bath seperate shower motion sensor lights fireplace and air con. Outdoors had our own bbq and private courtyard. Seriously just book here you won't regret it :-) wish we could have stayed for...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our spa cottage. Come back in summer and enjoy our beautiful beaches when its swimming weather.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Read all the previous reviews and thought this was the place for us - Absolutely fantastic cottage accomodation. We stayed in Inglenook cottage - excellent facilites throughout, kitchen, bedroom and a stunning bathroom. Good off road parking with a very quiet and private outside front garden space. Cottage is very warm with a lovely fire to heat through on top...

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Holmwood, Manager at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed Holmwood and the Penguins. The Ultimate Tour is amazing. Its more expensive but I think it is worth every cent given you are taken in a group of 10 or less to an empty beach where the penguins almost walk over your feet! The night vision glasses walky talky and personal guide add to the experience as...

Reviewed 5 June 2016

Clean comfortable room friendly host great cooked breakfast could not fault anything. Not the first time I stayed here and wont be the last would highly recommend to anyone. Within walking distance of cbd.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a cottage garden in a quiet tree lined street, Holmwood Guesthouse is the perfect place to pause and explore the natural attractions of Phillip Island, offering a choice of Bed & Breakfast accommodation or self-contained Spa Cottages, less than two hours drive from Melbourne.Holmwood Guesthouse is a stylish boutique retreat with three elegantly appointed rooms and two luxurious self-contained Spa Cottages, all just a five minute stroll from the Cowes main swimming beach, cafes and shops and just a fifteen minute drive to the Penguin Parade, Moto Grand Prix Circuit, spectacular coastal walks and wineries. All accommodation options have ensuite bathrooms, television, heating/cooling, complimentary wi-fi and the Spa Cottages also have private courtyard gardens, verandahs, barbeques and wood fires in winter. Depending on the season, breakfast (included in the Guesthouse rooms tariff, or as an extra for our Spa Cottage guests) is served in the dining room near the open fire or on the sun deck. We are licensed, so drinks and local wines are available and for group bookings a special dinner menu can be arranged for a private dining experience. The menu is prepared fresh daily according to availability of produce and guests' preferences.Holmwood Guesthouse is suitable for couples, small families and groups up to 10-14. For travellers on a self paced, round-Australia driving holiday, Holmwood is an ideal place to stay a while, unwind, be pampered or left alone, catch up with the washing and take time to truly experience the unique attractions of Phillip Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holmwood Guesthouse

Address: 37 Chapel St | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: RM765 - RM925 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holmwood Guesthouse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms include breakfast but cottages have a spa and are a little bigger/self contained.”
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“Stay in the main Guest Room for short stay (1-2 days) and in the cottages for a longer stay (3 days or more).”
 of 5 bubbles Dhvl, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There is a family cottage. We stayed ion the garden room which was devine.”
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“Cottages are fantastic for couples”
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