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Arthur Phillip Motor Inn

#2 of 11 Hotels in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence
Cnr. Thompson Avenue Redwood Drive, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service from Arthur Phillip Motor Inn was great, we arrived early (a few hours before check in) but our room was all ready and we were able to drop our bags off and go and explore the area. The room was nice, tidy, clean and comfortable. There was a hatch in the wardrobe and if you ordered room service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights during Easter Holidays and really liked the place. It was very clean and convenient . Family oriented style . The reception staff was very friendly and told me to book my Penguin Parade tickets in advance when I did the accommodation. Lucky I did as she told me because the tickets were sold out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed here on a whim after travelling from the west side of Melbourne to see the penguin parade but didn't fancy driving back after, it doesn't look like we're the first to do this! Very friendly owners who were helpful in giving us details about the local area. It is just a 5-10 min walk into the town where... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Booked one night on the basis of favorable Trip Advisor reviews. Although this is an older motel style complex, it was updated / renovated and very well looked after, clean and comfortable. The front desk staff (owner?) was personable and helpful. We had come to see the “penguin parade” but, on her advice, we also went to The Nobbies nature... More 

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Knutsford UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The motel is on the main road into town just 100m from the RSL, AND 10 minutes walk to the town centre. Our room (1) was very spacious, with an in room spa bath, simple tasteful decor, and the usual fridge and microwave etc. we found it very comfortable, and quiet. The grounds are also very attractive and tidy. The... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Stayed at the motel for a long weekend and found the motel very clean and quiet. Located on the main road into Cowes, it is an easy 15 minute walk into the centre of Cowes and 5 minutes from the local RSL club which has a good restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

After heading to the Island for what was meant to be a day trip we were lucky to find this gem and stay an extra day (much to the delight of our daughters). What a great place to stay. Being in the industry you're always sceptical about where you stay, but not here. We stayed in a family room (2... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the hotel, midweek, the week before Christmas. First impressions, it was spotlessly clean and very quiet. No road noise, no neighbour noise. The rooms are quite large and contain everything needed for a "weekend" away. There is free wifi. The cost was reasonable. The hotel is one block from the RSL which serves excellent meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The room is big and clean. Good for family of 5, value for money. The motel has a laundry room which is free to use, extremely convenient for family with kids. Highly recommended if you plan a stop over in philips island.

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Eastwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Stayed a couple of nights in November to see the little penguins and tour the island. Picked at random from internet and were we lucky!!. Owners made us very welcome and they go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable, Very clean room with the usual facilities provided, tea/coffee refilled each day, clean towels as well. Makes an... More 

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