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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rolled the dice on this location having read some recent reviews but decided to book a one night stay. The positives of this hotel are the location, friendly staff , pleasant continental breakfast and fantastic views. The negatives are the rooms are tired and need the much awaited makeover. Whilst the bed was comfortable and the view fantastic the following... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never again! Room stunk, milk was off, you had to wait 10 mins for hot water to turn on, no cutlery no kettle but somehow they supplied tea coffee and sugar but no kettle! The pictures advertised are nothing to what it is!!its terrible can't believe they expect people to stay in there

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quick overnight stay in Cowes while looking at real estate. It's a budget hotel and I think you get what you pay for. Certainly the hotel could do with a makeover but it was clean and the staff were really helpful. The layout of the room was great for two friends staying (or couples with a child).....we... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some reviewers have been unkind about this place. It is 3 or 3.5 star with a matching price. It was clean, reception very friendly and helpful. We even had a bottle of bubbly delivered (room service) from the restaurant in the hotel quite late. Wall of glass overlooking the most fabulous beach views. I think the price was competitive and... More 

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Aotearoa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Urgent need of a makeover... But clean enough and ok for the one night we were there Positives Right in Cowes, short walk to restaurants etc Free Parking Overlooks the sea Cleanish Negatives No wifi in the room Very dated Over 5 minute wait for the hot water from turning the tap (I kid you not!!!)

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Frankston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have stayed at the Continental Hotel for a number of years. Its definitely a favourite of mine due to the wonderful views and close proximity to everything! I love the ocean view rooms and the beds are always so comfortable. I must say that i agree that it definitely needs updating. There are a few things that are quite... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The hotel is a bit dated but is right on the beach with a fantastic view and just a short walk to the Cowes shops and restaurants, we arrived, parked the car and didnt use the car again until we left. The hotel itself was comfortable and reasonably priced, the view from the window was the real highlight, we sat... More 

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Craigieburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Good sized room with two queen beds, a balcony overlooking the sea and breakfast. Stayed two nights over a weekend and was very quiet. Entertainment and drinks in the bar and off street parking made for a great stay.

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Traralgon, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have stayed at this hotel once or twice a year for the last 15 years and have sadly watched it decline. It has now reached such a run-down state that we won't be staying there again. Some serious work and money needs to be spent on it to enable it to be restored to its former glory. Even the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My mum and I decided to take a get away for 1 night the only thing the hotel had going for it was the close proximity to the centre of cowes. Being pregnant I had safety concerns about the stairs to get up to the second floor where our room was as there were cracks all the through the concrete... More 

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