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Arthur Phillip Motor Inn

Cnr. Thompson Avenue Redwood Drive, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 11 hotels in Cowes
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Penrith, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff , nice big rooms , very clean and has everything needed for a comfortable stay, TV is a bit small if anything, but certainly would stay there again. Approx. 15 minute drive to the penguin parade which is certainly worth the trip.

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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed at this motel to visit the Penguin Parade and made a good decision. The room was very spacious, clean; bed - comfortable. Staff at the reception was extremely friendly. Good location - a bit from the town center, but in a quiet place. Wi-fi didn't worked well in the room, too poor signal.

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

my wife and I stayed here in may for a couple a days holiday we booked a room with a spa will worth the little extra, the rooms are a good size with a very comfortable mattress and pillows. good tv reception but terrible speakers, walking distance to rsl about 2 mins will stay here again next time in town

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Southampton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on Easter Monday. The reception staff were very friendly, and made suggestions on where to eat (which was fine), and the family room was very big with the main room, kitchenette and additional bedroom for the kids. We arrived late afternoon, went to the penguin parade, and left early the next morning, but would... More

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Perth, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stayed recently overnight at Motor Inn with my 10 year old nephew when we travelled to Phillip Island to see Penguins and the Raceway. We stayed in a 2 bedroom family room which slept 5. Very clean with fridge and microwave. Janine who checked us in was very friendly and recommended some great places for dinner and other activities that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Arthur Phillip Motor Inn is the cleanest, most spacious & most complete motel we've ever been in! It's really well kept. Really delighted how complete it is...TV, microwave, kettle, toaster, mugs, glasses, extra blankets. They've thought of everything. The owners are really nice and friendly and they really make sure you're looked after. Great place. We'll be returning here again!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We have stayed here numerous times and I've only just gotten around to writing this review...sorry Mark and Janine! We always stay at the end of February for four nights. There is always a group of us, normally about 14 in total. We are all very keen World Superbike fans. We also stayed for the Island Classic motorcycle race meeting... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My wife, 6 year old son and I stayed here in January 2014 for one night when we went to see the Penguin Parade. We booked a family room as we wanted a separate bedroom for our son. The manager was very friendly and helpful when I checked in, and we were given the room right at the end of... More

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had originally reserved an apartment at the nearby Ramada resort but due to the fact that, while outside temperatures were n the 40 degrees centigrade region, the booked apartment (which, incidentally had been booked at least eight months before) had no air conditioning. This being absurd we looked for another venue - found Arthur Phillip Motor Inn and were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This little motor inn is a step above what you expect for a motor inn. It's easy, clean, well appointed with fresh linens and an updated look and nicely located. The on-sight proprietors are friendly and helpful.

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Address: Cnr. Thompson Avenue Redwood Drive, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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