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Holmwood Guesthouse

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37 Chapel Street | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in seaside studio for 2 nights. Well located & it had clean, modern space except - both heaters for the lower floor broke down the day before (1 alternate heater was provided but took up precious space in the lounge area which was already extremely tiny & had to be moved into bedroom for the night time; it was... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Accolades to Jill Short for creating a perfect blend of contemporary elegance with a warm homely ambience and welcome. We spent one rainy windswept day and night on Phillip Island and couldn't have been cosier, we'll definitely return to Holmwood Guesthouse.

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Marysville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A need for a quiet breakaway was needed by both of us and we were not disappointed. We stayed in a delightful self contained cottage with a comfortable couch and chair to read and just veg out. Beautiful decor and everything we needed. A wonderful host too, thank you so much and we will be back for sure. S &... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We enjoyed a family weekend at Holmwood. Part of the family stayed in the main house, and part stayed in the 2-storey studio. The quality of the accommodation was excellent. The food (two dinners and two breakfasts) was of high quality and excellent value. We were made to feel very welcome. The location was very convenient - walking distance to... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We arrived too early, Jill the owner said would you like to see the cottage which we did and also unloaded our car, we were obviously in the way, she also offered to make us a cup of tea. Wonderful stay, we were there for two nights, generous array of shampoo, tea and coffee, even make up remover. Comfortable bed,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed here over the Easter break and had a fantastic time. We stayed in the main house and found the amenities modern, clean and the communal areas exceptionally well decorated and great to relax in. The other guests were very friendly, as was our host Jill who went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stayed for two nights, enjoyed every minute. Can't rate highly enough. What's good, everything, cleanliness, welcome (little things like introducing us to other guests over breakfast), breakfast itself, location and sharing of local knowledge, free wifi. Anything not so good, can't think of anything. Personal thanks for helping to make our stay special.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A beautiful cottage/apartment, 5 mins stroll from the beach. It is clean, packed with amenities and thoughtful items such as a small pint of milk, tea and sugar. It has flat screen TVs and free wifi (if a little spotty sometimes). Good location and full of personality. It even has its own little outside area perfect for a glass of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed in Driftwood Spa Cottage, which has recently been re-furbished and is really smart. But it was form over function. Eg: there is nowhere for hanging clothes, although good amount of drawer space; in the bathroom the shelf running along under the mirror meant ducking under the shelf to get close to the basin - really awkward; the make-up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a must. We booked the entire guest house with 3 couples. After driving from Brisbane in Classic cars for the Phillip Island classic car race. This was a home away from home. The decor is gorgeous, exceptionally clean. Our host was delightful. We have travelled all over the world and have never felt so at home.

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have you stay with us for four days. We love it when grooups book the whole house. You really made the house come alive and it was fun cooking you dinner on your final night. Hope the drive home was without drama and I hope we see you again next year. Jill More 

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