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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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Frankston, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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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Alexandria, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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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Greater Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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