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22-26 Osbourne Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
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The Tropicana Motor Inn provides superb Phillip Island accommodation centrally located in a quiet area of Cowes, Phillip Island. Being only minutes walk to the beach, restaurants and great shopping we are your perfect Phillip Island destination. We cater for groups with a Dinner Bed and Breakfast packages available.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Breakfast in the room
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
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Electric kettle
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Penny M wrote a review 4 Feb
12 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in the suite, very spacious, comfortable beds, modern bathroom. The kids enjoyed a spa bath. Great location, close to beach and main Street. Room needed a good airing, smelt like curry. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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dil345 wrote a review Jan 2023
Georgetown, Texas991 contributions259 helpful votes
There is a new management team on site, just one week prior to our arrival. The laundry room area was filthy-had not been swept out or anything for a long time. Our key card electronics needed battery replacement within a day but was done quickly. What was nice was the outdoor eating area with picnic table and umbrella as we ate out there frequently after buying whole chickens at grocery store locally. It took a while to figure out the A/C as it was warm and had been off for a while. We were able to get a rotating fan to help. The locations as great-could walk to beach and grocery store and restaurants. It would have gotten a higher rating if not for the lack of cleanliness in areas.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jenny H wrote a review Apr 2022
Lakes Entrance, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in a king room down the back of the complex and were so pleasantly surprised by our room. Absolutely lovely! The bed gobbled us up and we slept beautifully. Environment very quiet but within walking distance to the main road of Cowes where all the shops and restaurants are. Large room, big couch, newly renovated bathroom, even a little wardrobe area / dressing room. We were also made to feel very welcome by Mandy (thank you) and highly recommend all travellers give this motel your consideration if staying on Phillip Island.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mandy Spitzer, General Manager at Tropicana Motor Inn
Responded 30 Apr 2022
Hi Jenny, thanks for your review so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us we try so hard to make each and every guests experience at our property a good one we hope you enjoy the rest of your trip Thanks Mandy
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Hunnybee wrote a review Feb 2022
Townsville, Australia553 contributions39 helpful votes
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PLUS SIDE: Spacious room with spa. Free wifi. Close parking. Staff contact and communication good prior to arrival. Never saw any staff while we were there. DOWN SIDE: Bed was very hard and made my back sore. Spa but a bit too close to the bed, so I had wet sheets on my side. No cutlery or plates/bowls for food. As the sink was in the kitchen and outside the bathroom, there was no surface or cupboard in bathroom, so had to put all cosmetics and stuff on floor, which was very tacky. No bubbles for spa either and jets worked poorly. Towel rail in bathroom broken. Lamp on my side of bed didn't work. No power points for PC and no clock. Tiny caravan fridge really struggled to keep a few cans of coke and a few bottles of wine cold, and there was no ice-cube tray, so we had to go out to get a cold drink. couches and chairs all dirty.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Need a good bed
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Response from Mandy Spitzer, General Manager at Tropicana Motor Inn
Responded 7 Feb 2022
Hi Melissa, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with some great feedback we are happy to hear the room was spacious but the bed was too close to the spa which is not really somthing I can change, I would suggest that when using a spa that the water is completely covering the jets this means there will be no spray above the water to go outside the spa. Its also good to hear the communication was good prior to arrival, the reason you did not see anyone was we were isolating and making sure we didn't put any of our guests at risk we had our cleaners come in the mornings to make sure all the rooms were clean and ready for the next guest we communicated with our cleaners via phone to also make sure we did not put them at risk, I'm sorry if the fact you didn't see any staff affect your stay however we were always contactable and had a plan in place should our guest require any help. Our Motel is just that a motel we are not self contained apartments with kitchens or kicthenette which is what i feel you should be looking for based on the feedback you provided, I would also reccommed reading what is in the room to aviod situations such as this happening again generally speaking a Motel or Hotel do not have a full sized fridge. We have noted your concerns about marks on the couch and chair and have organised for the local steam cleaning company to come and see if they are able to get the marks we could not get out ourself. We are sorry to hear that you would not come back to our Motel. we hope that you enjoyed all of what Phillip Island has to offer.
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jennifer k wrote a review Dec 2021
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Lovely large room with a most comfortable king size bed. Large well appointed bathroom. All the mod cons and clean . Situated in quiet setting and close to shops. Would highly recommend. We will certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Mandy Spitzer, General Manager at Tropicana Motor Inn
Responded 29 Dec 2021
Thanks for the review and we are glad to hear your enjoyed your stay with us Thanks Mandy
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Gnatsky wrote a review Dec 2021
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions2 helpful votes
My room was spacious and clean and equipped with everything I needed (refrigerator, microwave, kettle etc). The location is quiet and about a 5 minute stroll to the beach at Cowes. I thought it was a little on the pricey side but I stayed over the Christmas/Boxing Day period and everywhere is expensive at that time of the year. Having said that I would not hesitate to return and stay at the Tropicana again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: I had a spa room which was quite spacious.
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Response from Mandy Spitzer, General Manager at Tropicana Motor Inn
Responded 29 Dec 2021
Thankd for the review its nice to hear that you enjoyed yourself and peak season rates didn't put you off coming back, we will pass on your feedback to our cleaners who work very hard to get the rooms turned over and looking great for each guest Thanks Mandy
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Cameron P wrote a review Dec 2021
Surfers Paradise, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
The lady that checked us in on Sunday was extremely nice and very friendly. The unit was spotless and the location is superb. The beach is a few hundred meters at the end of the Rd, and you are walking distance to all the cafes and restaurants. Thanks very much.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Mandy Spitzer, General Manager at Tropicana Motor Inn
Responded 9 Dec 2021
Thanks for the review Cameron its great to hear that you ejoyed your stay with us and the imfo provided was helpful hopfully we will see you again some time Thanks Mandy
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Brian B wrote a review Dec 2021
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Received a very negative impression right from the beginning of my stay. The male receptionist was very unwelcoming and unhelpful; he was unfriendly and almost rude. Everything was too much trouble. When I asked about breakfast he said it was possible but he would prefer that I went to the trouble of having breakfast elsewhere because businesses were finding things difficult due to the Covid situation. His attitude was hardly conducive to encouraging tourism! The accommodation was standard but somewhat over priced. I will be staying elsewhere on my next visit.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Mandy Spitzer, General Manager at Tropicana Motor Inn
Responded 9 Dec 2021
Hi Brian, I'm really sorry to hear that we did not meet your expections, I'm sorry that my husband came across and rude and unfriendly, Phillip Island has a small business community and possiable my husband was mearly suggesting that support across all businesses on the island is appricated, the one thing I have found since living in a small commiunty is the support that other show even the other Motels work together to support each other its not a competition. I can understand how this has come across to you and we will take the feedback on board. We do really work hard to give our guest a great stay and by your feedback we failed in your cicumstances, which we will learn from and do better next time, if your not willing to give us another try which i understand i hope you enjoy one of the other great businesses next time you visit phillip island
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Sylvia K wrote a review Nov 2021
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Tucked away just a short walk from the main street, the Tropicana Motor Inn is quiet with comfortable, spotless and spacious rooms equipped with everything you need for a short stay. Mandy and Phil were amazing hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. I was actually blown away by how accommodating they were. I'd definitely stay again. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Mandy Spitzer, General Manager at Tropicana Motor Inn
Responded 9 Dec 2021
Thanks for the feedback and review, I will let my cleaners know that you noticed their hard work and we are so glad to her that you enjoyed your time with us, being a small family business we try our best to make each and every persons stay a great one and thank you for letting us know we are doing a good job :)
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Gem wrote a review Nov 2021
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We had a lovely stay, our room was lovely, nice big comfortable bed and spacious. The location was great, a short walk away from the beach and restaurants near by. Would definitely come back again, also such a great price!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mandy Spitzer, General Manager at Tropicana Motor Inn
Responded 3 Nov 2021
Hey Gemma Thanks for the review I'm sure it was great to get out of Metro and we are so happy to hear we meet your expectations its so nice to hear when people have enjoyed their stay with us Thanks Mandy
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PRICE RANGE
US$98 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaPhillip IslandCowes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tropicana Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tropicana Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Kids Play Toys (0.5 km), Country Women's Association (0.4 km), and Luxe Isle (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tropicana Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Tropicana Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tropicana Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Tropicana Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tropicana Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheeky Goose Cafe, Cafe Lugano, and Island Whole Foods.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tropicana Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.