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Seahorse Motel

#1 of 11 Hotels in Cowes
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29-31 Chapel Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice motel in a good location, easy walk into Cowes but far enough away to be quiet. The people who run the place are super friendly. If booking try to get one of the newly renovated rooms they are very nice. The older ones are clean and comfortable but nowhere near as nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here recently for first time on business after reading recent trip advisor reviews.Pleasant, comfortable stay.Room was clean and basic, very comfortable bed and close enough to town to walk if you wanted. Owners are helpful and friendly. Would stay here again and recommend to travellers. No restaurant on site but lots of restaurant choices close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pulled into the driveway of the Seahorse on a very (very) cold and wet late afternoon after doing a TA search of accommodation in Cowes. Our day was immediately brightened by the lovely Catherine behind the desk. Nothing was too much trouble, she took time to share her knowledge about PI with a wonderful sense of connection and care.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

we opted for this motel after comparing trip advisor ratings. No it's not five star or even modern but we weighed up the cost of one here and dinner was the same all up price of the more expensive hotel resorts. If your wanting a clean no frills base to day trek from this certainly fits the bill. Rooms are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Seahorse Motel offers basic but clean and comfortable accommodation. Some rooms appear better than others....my sister's family had a pleasant family room, where our double room next door seemed a little more basic...the painted brick walls have a slight 'cell block' feel, but having said that, the room was very comfortable and well maintained. I'd be happy to return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed here for a night due to its proximity to the Penguin Parade. Penguins are about 15-20mins away. Very clean, and comfortable room at reasonable price. Room is adequately equipped with towels , heated bed and shower gel. Close proximity to Coles supermarket as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stayed here for one night and it was divine. Catherine at reception was waiting at her desk when we had arrived and was interested to know what our travel plans were and gave us suggestions on what to look for on the island. The room was a nice touch. It was heated when we arrived, which was lovely in 11... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stayed here for the weekend of 4-5 July to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were warmly welcomed by Catherine, the friendly and extremely helpful hostess who provided us with an info map of things to see and do on the island. Our recently re-furbished room has an interesting feature in the bathroom - a digital clock mirror that lights up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My family and I stayed on a 2 bedroom unit for one night at the Seahorse Motel. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. The rooms had been renovated in the last few years and had a nice feel to them. The kitchen had everything you could need and the sheets and towels were clean and crisp. The reception staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stayed at the Seahorse on Saturday night. Great motel in a fantastic location. Only a 5 - 10 minute walk to the main street of Cowes. Rooms are a comfortable size, very clean and the water pressure in the shower was excellent. Owners were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay here again when visiting Phillip Isand.

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