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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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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Cowes
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

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 

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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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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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in our favorite suite 'the terrace' for 2nd time...very impressed with how helpful the housekeeper was...what an asset she is! Must admit hosts seemed a bit 'over it'...v sad...but understandable considering some of the rudeness I witnessed from another guest... Loved our time though. .wish it had been longer...must mention how spotless the room was.. Only wish that there... More 

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

Sorry , must have been having a bad hair day - we have passed your comments onto our lovely housekeeper who incidently has been with us a very very long time and is definitely a part of The Castle More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed at the castle villas recently for our first wedding anniversary and we absolutely loved everything about it. The owners Jenny and Harley made our first anniversary very memorable. In previous comments below I have seen people write about non-working fridges and parking. The villas were full when we stayed there and Jenny and Harley we very accomadating and... More 

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Thank you for the time in writing your nice words - we look forward to your return More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed in the castle suite, which was done up beautifully. Really good size bedroom with a kitchenette and separate lounge. The only downer was that there was no wifi reception in the room, despite it being advertised and confirmed verbally when making the booking. Everything else was lovely though.

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

Thank you for your comments - not to sure what went wrong with the free WIFI as we have had no further queries, maybe you were trying with the wrong P/W More 

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Address: 7-9 Steele Street | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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Castle Hotel Cowes
The Castle Villa By The Sea Phillip Island/Cowes

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