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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 #7 of 10 hotels in Cowes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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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
1 review
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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

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

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

1 review
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

Fish Creek, Victoria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had friends holidaying on Phillip Island in January, so it was the perfect excuse to take a few days away ourselves.We had stayed at the Castle some years ago and hoped that the owners were still Jenny and Harley and they were. We were greeted as long lost friends. Jenny had reserved the Castle Suite for us (the same... More

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

Thankyou so much for your nice words and hopefully will still be here to great you in another 5 years More

Albury, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Unfortunately our 3 day stay at the Castle Villa by the Sea was actually 3 days too long. The apartment is not actually by the sea and you can't even see the water until you walk over the hill. It definitely was not up to the usual standard of accommodation for the $220 per night that was charged. The decour... More

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

We read this review with slight amazement wondering what so disturbed these people to the point that they needed to rate The Castle as “terrible” and mark us 1 out a possible 5. Was it that the sea could not be seen from their tree top balcony because the trees were still in spring foliage? (Will have to cut down... More

Melbourne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Castle is a little haven of peace and quiet in Cowes, with a real old-style charm that is hard to find these days and a warm welcome from hosts Jenni and Harley. This is no modern corporate hotel, so if that's what you're after then keep looking. The Castle is like a home away from home, complete with log... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit your lovely review - it certainly gives us heart More

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Additional Information about The Castle Villa by the Sea

Also Known As:
Castle Hotel Cowes
The Castle Villa By The Sea Phillip Island/Cowes
Address: 7-9 Steele Street | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Castle Luxury Villa offers you your own island oasis and perfect carefree holiday accommodation, footsteps from the beach-front and hidden away in a magical garden ... more   less 
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