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Cape Schanck Light Station

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420 Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939, Australia
Cape Schanck Light Station
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Red Cottage for one night on the 1st of May. Aside from the very dated property and the want for a thorough cleaning (which we were prepared for from the other commets on this website) there was NO WATER! We arrived and were welcomed by Kirstie (who was lovely and welcoming, the only good thing about our... More 

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Museum Cottage DESCRIPTION: on their site Romantic Cottage Lovely Single bedroom cottage with queen bed and two single beds. Fully self contained with kitchen and lounge room and private bathroom facilities. Views Top location on the Lighthouse station grounds. Out the back door you're just 15 steps away from magnificent views of Bass Strait. Perfect sitting at sunset with a... More 

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

We are sorry you felt the museum cottage was not as you had anticipated. Other reviewers have had a different experience. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We headed off this morning to stay at the Cape Schanck lighthouse museum cottage for a beautiful time away. What a sad disappointment the place was dirty, smelly, sad and over all horrid. We arrived in the morning spent 10 min in the cottage took photos, we didn't even take bags out of the car, l went straight back to... More 

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

We had a very large sand storm and was not able to clean all rooms before the guest arrived More 

Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit with its basalt rocks and multi coloured beach and brilliant blue sea. Take a walk from the lighthouse down to the point and you can feel the earths history as well as see it. Spectacular.

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

Certainly we never miss working here with these bills each day More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stayed at the Red Cottage as a last minute impulse booking for our early wedding anniversary retreat. As Christmas & New year period is the peak season, most accommodation would require a minimum booking of two nights. This is the only place that allows for one night booking which suited our schedule perfectly. We chose to stay here for... More 

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

I totally agree great location at night More 

Launceston, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I stayed at the Red cottage in November with three friends. We had no issues with booking the cottage or getting checked in. The gate was a bit hard but we managed ok. The cottage was lovely. It was clean and had all the amenities we needed for the night. The beds were very comfortable and everyone got a good... More 

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

The red cottage is my favourite especially with sun room looking over the large green open space with views to the sand hills More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Despite reading the poor reviews, we booked a night at the Red Cottage in October. I will agree that the logistics are a little confusing - we weren't sure where to go when we arrived. After a few circles in the parking lot we decided to ask at the kiosk, and it turns out this is where you check in.... More 

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

We certainly agree a great place to holiday and work More 

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