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The Continental Hotel Phillip Island

5 The Esplanade | PO Box 797, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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The Continental Hotel Phillip Island
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Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Cowes
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed in a Deluxe Sea View room and it was as expected. It seems that the negative reviews on here may be more relevant when staying in other types of rooms. From the top floor with sea views the view is great, the room is fine and the linen and towels supplied were all of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had hesitation to book this place due to some negative reviews, but decided to give it a try anyway for its central location and complimentary breakfast. It turned out to be a better experience than expected. Check in was prompt and the front desk staff was friendly and helpful. We got an ocean view spa room on the 2nd floor,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is using old pictures on website. Room we were given had no safety lock on door. Sofa cushions were ripped, chairs seriously stained, walls dirty and dinged up. Was told by front desk that the bank wouldn't give hotel $ to fix the issues. Slot machines and bar in hotel were noisy, going all night, and had suspicious people... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Location is great , walking distance to the main street & walking distance to the beach. rooms are dated but they clean/cosy and a massive big bed. I couldn't get the wifi to work. and a free breakfast of cereal, fruit , toast and juice/coffee/tea. .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stayed there for 15 minutes before checking out and desperately trying to find somewhere else to stay. Grossly overpriced. The place is filthy and really needs to be torn down. It smelt very bad. They have recently acquired The Ilse of White Hotel and put a family with kids next door to the entrance of the bar and pokies... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights this week. Room was very clean, 2 queen beds (Room 302) large room with balcony right opposite the beach lovely view. Bathroom a bit small with shower over bath. Old box TV but worked OK. The only real down fall was no lifts & we had to carry our luggage up & down 3... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

An acceptable budget hotel that is close to the beach, shops and local restaurants. Friendly and helpful staff on check in and check out. Well priced but property is dated. Room was clean and the bed comfortable. A complimentary continental breakfast was also provided. Recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights, with great beach views. Breakfast was free, simple but sufficient and yummy. Staff were friendly and helpful. Yes it might be a 3 star hotel, but the views and experience and price were amazing. Bed was comfy, spa bath lovely. Rooms very clean and spacious. Would definitely comeback to this hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I stayed at the hotel for three nights over Australia Day weekend. I had a first floor sea view room that was clean and comfortable. The hotel has a bar and bistro attached that serves good food and cold beer. As has been said in other reviews, this is not a 5 star hotel, but is right in the middle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights over the Australia Day Weekend, very nice location right on the beach and close to shops. Staff were very friendly on check in and check out. Rooms very clean and comfortable with a view of the beach. The negative reviews are very harsh as they don't claim to be a 5 star hotel. Sure it's getting... More 

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