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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

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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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24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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Melbourne, Australia
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53 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We came to Cape Schanck Light Station having read others' reviews. We were prepared - we came with the right attitude and a torch. The buildings are old - dating back to the 1850s - and are immaculately presented around a lawn on a clifftop with the lighthouse on site. You have to walk to the lighthouse (only a few... More

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

Your comments show how useful reviews are and we appreciate the feed back More

melbourne
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The whole place is wonderful, Cape Schank is a safe and beautiful. The lighthouse accommodation is a heritage area, the buildings built in 1859, in the evening the lighthouse is a spectacular site. The beach area is highly recommended and nice long easy walks for everyone. The reception at the kiosk was thorough and helpful. The accommodation is next to... More

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

Thank you for comments this has helped train our staff and improve the items mentioned. More

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Additional Information about Cape Schanck Light Station

Also Known As:
Cape Schanck Light Station Mornington Peninsula
Address: 420 Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula > Cape Schanck
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Schanck
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cape Schanck Light Station 3*
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 
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