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The Continental Hotel Phillip Island

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   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
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the Spa Suite on the top floor for our first anniversary getaway. Upon arrival, we found the room to be clean and tidy. The bathroom was refurbished and spacious, the room had an updated aircon installed, apart from that, the room had dated bed, couch, table and two chairs, TV with set-top box and weary TV stand with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel last year and I still remember the experience. If you are looking for an 'average' hotel then this one is okay. It was nothing like the photos and there were ants in the bathroom. To settle my nerves I went to make myself a cup of tea and noticed that the spoon was still dirty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I read the reviews on here AFTER I had booked our room, and I was freaking out about how terrible it was going to be. And it was completely fine. Yes it's outdated, but it's perfectly clean, and for an amazing ocean view for $150/night with breakfast included, I really don't see why people complain so much. There were plenty... More 

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Melbourne
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8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Yes this hotel isn't the Ritz. It's a little outdated and in need if an upgrade. But look at where it is! The location could not be better . Across the road from Cowes beach and a fantastic big park that kids of all ages love. If this hotel was upgraded then me along with many others reviewing would not... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Booked this weekend after viewing the website, arrived and discovered what a joke! Dirty rooms rusty staircases and paint peeling off the walls! Even the safety chain on the door was missing!! I will never stay there again and recommend that others avoid as well!! Pay the extra few $ and stay in a decent place! Oh and not to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Accommodation not dirty, just old. Nothing apart from refurbishment will change it. To place people on the second floor when few guests in house and expect them to carry their own breakfast tray up (two trips or two people required) is just not acceptable We opted to have breakfast in the bar but hardly as appealing as on the balcony... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Great view but, that's it. Run down, overpriced and unloved. Beds are saggy and small. No hand towels. You have to collect your breakfast from reception and carry a huge try up the two flights of stairs yourself. Then go back and get the toaster and milk and do it all again. Really? Yes really. Critters running around the roof... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

The overall hotel is quite good with a clean room but not very modern. There were some bad points. After coming back from the shops at around 9.30pm, there weren't any carpark a in the first carpark so we drove around to the second "carpark" this was a grass lot with wild rabbits running around and no other cars in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Sadly no heaters and lacking adequate blankets. Cold winds blew into the room. Luckily we had extra clothing to sleep in. Hand basins in the hallway. The location was fabulous. Disappointing. Breakfast in the dining room was OK.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ok, so, please do not think that the pictures on the Internet are anything like the actual hotel or it's rooms.....I'm wondering of it's actually false advertising and feel deeply sad for any new bride and groom who may have booked their honeymoon here going by the pictures on the Internet. This place was gross.....the rooms are so outdated it's... More 

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Address: 5 The Esplanade | PO Box 797, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Continental Hotel Phillip Island 3.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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