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The Castle Villa by the Sea

7-9 Steele Street | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bendigo, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was a difficult task choosing our accommodation at Cowes with so many lovely places on offer. Having finally selected The Castle Villa was a master stroke. From the moment of checking in, the tone of our short getaway was seriously 'no-fuss'. The room was beautiful, luxurious but not pretentious. The spa was fabulous. Small touches made our large room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped here on the off-chance of a room for the night (and also because we were intrigued by the reviews!). We found it perfectly charming and delightful, as well as good value. The rooms are beautifully decorated (and very well equipped), the lady who booked us in was lovely and the gardens are amazing. We had to park on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It was my partner's and I 1 year anniversary so we wanted to stay at a very nice relaxing place and we got just that, very quiet and relaxing, spa was wonderful, bed was very comfortable, with the air-condition in the room which was very good especially the warm weather we had. the only down side is the small kitchen... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The Castle was perfect for our one night stay in Phillip Island. The location is literally around the corner from the beach and shops as well as a very short drive to other attractions on the island (penguin parade etc). Jenni was very hospitable and made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. The room we stayed in had... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
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42 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After visiting the island for years, I had always wanted to know what was behind the façade. My partner and I stayed here and we were delighted. I am sure there are individuals who crave the modern facilities and resort allures... but this villa offers something that the others lack. It offers an old world charm... it makes no apologies... More 

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Wollongong
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

One bedroom townhouse. Location is good, right near centre of town and restaurants, however townhouse needs updating and a good clean. Kitchen cupboards and some dishes dirty. Apartment dated, better value for money elsewhere

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Upon arrival there was a small sign in the room we stayed in, it said "if there is anything at all that bothers you or is not right PLEASE TELL US and we will try to fix it for you - if you have had an enjoyable stay with us PLEASE TELL TRIPADVISOR.... Taking the hint, we're telling tripadvisor -... More 

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willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice response and taking the hint - In the main all our guests have a wonderful stay at The Castle and we believe if those few that complain would only tell us what agrieves them they too would have a lovely stay, alas that is not the case as they generally have there own agenda and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

These called Villa is just an oversized B&B that needs a lot of updating to take it to the 21st century. Not right by the sea, and a slightly musty smell. Family photos everywhere and carpets need changing. There are many other more compelling hotel options in the same area, many with a water view or resort-type amenities. Do not... More 

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willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Hello Timbo - We are very sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at The Castle but noting that your previous stays were The Hilton Sydney then The Hilton Melbourne maybe the charm of The Castle was not for you – again sorry for your disappointment More 

Melbourne
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

We had a very nice stay would most definitely stay again a much better choice than the cold modern apartments of today's modern era,received a warm welcome,the Castle Villa has a lot of old world romantic charm with a very feel good vibe,is an easy stroll to the beach shops & restaurants which is all you need.

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willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your More 

Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed in the Garden Suite which is so gorgeous and well set out with a beautiful four-poster bed and double spa. We would highly recommend you ignore some of the nasty views below.. Hostess was truly lovely!! Would much rather pay $245 to stay here which feels like a home away from home than in one of the similarly... More 

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willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your time - we look forwardto your return More 

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