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Cape Schanck Light Station

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   420 Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 2 Cape Schanck B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the Light Station Kiosk early July after booking our accommodation back in April.Upon introducing myself I was told we were in the White cottage??? Mmmm sure we booked into the Red Cottage and informed Tony of such.... not to be, after reminding him that we changed from White to Red via phone conversation in April then confirmed... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

-We never received any maps or confirmation from hotel. - It is difficult to locate with very complex entry instructions with keys, codes, telephone calls and locked gates. Yet no advance instructions sent. -We arrived at night and so had to phone to get all the instructions in dark with metal gate and chain and key lock to go through... More

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

We recently had a fire in the cottage and did not cancel your booking as we did not know about it. Normally the internet booking system sends details in this case the link failed and you nor us received any information about your arrival. More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have just got off the phone after a conversation with Tony from the Cape Schanck Lighthouse team. I contacted him straight away away when my husband and I got home from staying overnight in the Inspectors cottage. Our experience of staying overnight at the cottage was very disappointing and definitely not worth $200 a night ( no Breakfast). My... More

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

It is unfortunate when one is given a surprise voucher from a friend that expectations exceed reality. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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185 reviews 185 reviews
35 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This lighthouse is on a dramatic clifftop high above the churning turquoise ocean waves. We had a private tour of the lighthouse, climbed the steps to the top, where our guide explained how the light works. A boardwalk extends down the cliff to the beach below. Lots of walks available.There is a museum there too and 4 historic cottages for... More

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

Great experience we all appreciate your comments More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed here in May/June 2005 and it's still an amazing memory. We had the entire lighthouse keepers home to ourselves, the grounds to ourselves. Peaceful, safe and beautiful. We enjoyed shooting stars from the grounds at night. Privacy. Tour of the lighthouse. Overall a truly memorable experience. As we had the entire house to ourselves - we could choose... More

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

You would never share a cottage with another unknown group. If we let the cottage to one person there will only be one person in that cottage so there is no sharing of facilities. More

Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

It was an unexpected experience to stay next to a lighthouse. The tour agency booked for our family of 4 and turned out to be a pleasant surprise to us in terms of the type of accomodation. Love the lighthouse, sea view, the open field to run around and the privacy. Areas of improvement: gate access management, comfort level at... More

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

The Historic heritage of this site forbids modern upgrades More

Melbourne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

I love this place, but it saddens me to see it not serviced to its full potential. I think that trying to ride off a 2006 tourism award is wearing a little thin in 2013. Beware if you are thinking about staying in and cooking, the kitchen is equipped with what I can only think is a supply of utensils... More

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

It is a pitty you do not understand the Historic nature of this Tourism Product. More

Padua, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Cape Schanck is a fantastic place where to spend a week-end.The staff has been kind and welcoming, we stayed at the Inspector's cottage and the room is basic but with everything you need for a comfortable stay.I would not recommend it for people looking for 5 stars comfort and luxury,while it's recommendable for people looking for a great experience in... More

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

Thanks for sharing your experience this is why we love looking after Cape Schanck Lighthouse More

Bundaberg, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Arrived with an informative welcome by Mike outlining what needs to be done to enter the gated area, keys, and other information pertinent to our stay. You need to arrive before 4.00pm as the kiosk will close and then you need to make arrangements after hours to enter. As others have mentioned, the gate is difficult, but all it needs... More

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

Thanks for explaining our location More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at the Red Cottage. Location couldn't be better. Cottage is basic but has everything you need. We brought all our food and had a wonderful gourmet meal by the open fire! Magical scenery, beautiful walks at your doorstep and amazing night sky. We had champagne watching the sunset at the lookout which was perfect. Excellent for photo enthusiasts.... More

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Address: 420 Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula > Cape Schanck
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cape Schanck Light Station 3*
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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 
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