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Seahorse Motel

29-31 Chapel Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 11 hotels in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Karen C Brisbane, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Manager was very helpful with where to go and what to do. Got charged $120 for the room when booked online would have paid $100 which was disappointing as the room was very simple no cutlery other than teaspoons so hard to butter our toast. No free wifi. Comfortable and simple but compared to where we had stayed in... More

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Seahorse61, Owner at Seahorse Motel, responded to this review

Karen, Thank you for your review, it is nice to hear that we are helpful. The $120.00 that you paid is the standard price for a motel room on a Saturday night at this time of year. $100.00 is our midweek tariff. A motel room does not have any crockery or cutlery but we could have provided them if asked.... More

Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in after seeing the penguin parade. Very helpful staff, gave good advice on things to do and where to eat, clean comfortable room. A great, basic motel, good value. Can recommend for an easy, comfortable stay.

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Seahorse61, Owner at Seahorse Motel, responded to this review

Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is great to hear that you thought our rooms were clean and comfortable. Thanks Catherine More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff with advice. The place was quiet and relaxing. Very clean room, comfy bed and bathroom was lovely. Price was of good value and very close to the beach. I would recommend this place for anyone. Overall excellent experience.

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Seahorse61, Owner at Seahorse Motel, responded to this review

Mark, Thank you for your review, these rooms have been recently re-furbished so it is great to hear that you were pleased with the renovations. Thanks Catherine More

Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

I can happily recommend the Seahorse Motel. The manager was most pleasant and helpful both when we booked and on arrival. Rooms are certainly clean, fresh and comfortable if a little on the modest side. This is certainly no five star resort however you'd have to be hard to please not to be satisfied.

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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a great value motel, the staff are very friendly and offer lots of helpful advice for visiting Philip Island. Our room was clean, comfortable and well equipped with a good size TV, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. You could not be disappointed with this motel.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Definitely agree with other reviewers Seahorse is a hidden gem. Would never guess how nice the rooms are by just driving by. The owners know how to truly renovate a place, not just covering old paint with new! Bathroom looked like something you would find at an upscale hotel. Manager was a world of help with useful suggestions for the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We booked the Seahorse because it didn't cost much more than a cabin at a caravan park (if at all), and were pleasantly surprised. We were allocated a spacious 1 bedroom apartment with a kitchen (it had a stove and good size fridge), which was perfect for us since we were travelling with a baby and really appreciated the extra... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
85 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Friendly well appointed motel, our room was large well fitted and clean, Friendly reception gave us good advice and local knowledge.A Laundry and Free Wifi are avaiable. 10 Mins uphill walk to centre for Eating, Bars, Coles & Woolworths. 20 mins drive to The Nobbies and Penguins, If you are going to Penguins make sure you eat before as most... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
59 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Using Booking.com(from UK) we were greeted by friendly owners for our two night(B&B) stay. Our deluxe double room upstairs was enormous and spotlessly clean. It looked as if it had been recently decorated and couldn't be faulted. If you had mobility issues you may struggle with the external stairs to reach room 22. Breakfast was delivered to the room the... More

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28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We arrived in Cowes at tea time on Friday with nowhere to stay. Having been in to 2 other motels who told us they only had expensive rooms available we called in and were given a deluxe room for the price of a smaller room. The manager was very friendly and gave us excellent information regarding the penguin parade and... More

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Address: 29-31 Chapel Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
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