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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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Orange, Australia
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived at Holmwood guesthouse we were in love with the place. Jill was so friendly and provided us with such excellent service, giving us a few ideas on places to eat, see and do! We stayed in a spa cottage (driftwood) and it was just perfect. Loved having a spa, kitchen & lounge. Perfect for couples.... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the heads up on the cobwebs. We were up the ladder immediately we read your review. But don't worry there would not have been any spiders (I hope) as we spray regularly and haven't had anyone report a sighting yet! Really glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit. Jill More 

Reading
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a short walk from the centre of Cowes. Everything else was easily accessible by car. Room was nicely decorated with a modern bathroom. Plenty of tea/coffee in the room and a Weber BBQ in the garden. Two downsides - the cupboard doors in the kitchen needed a decent wipe down and our room was under a tree and we... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Tina - thanks for your review. About the noise on the roof - It's the possums and I apologise on their behalf. Next time try the Guesthouse - I can guarantee no possums can get on its roof. As for the cupboard doors I apologise again. When doing up the kitchen I opted for two pac on all the... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We anxiously watched the thermometer in the car steadily rising as we left Melbourne on route to Phillip Island, the first stop-over on our long journey up the coast to Sydney; first 35c then 37c then as we arrived at our destination, the Holmwood Guest House, at Phillip Island it was a steady 38c. We were earlier than our planned... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Des thank you for your lovely review written on a cold afternoon in Kent. As I write this reply we are experiencing a cold January afternoon in Cowes. Its cold and wet - in fact I am thinking I might have to light the fire - unheard of in January. Still we need the rain. Thank you also for your... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there from 27 Dec to 29 Dec 2015. The set up of furnitures in the rooms, kitchen and bathroom were very nice. Excellent cottage. Walking distance to the beach and boat jetty. Surely our favourite accommodation in Philip Island.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay. Cottage was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. Great location, walking distance to shops and beach, quiet and the owner was lovely and couldn't be more welcoming. We will definitely be back!

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Great Sam. Come for longer next time and see all the great things the island has to offer. More 

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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for New Year's Eve 2015/16. I must say that the location is superb. Very close to the beach, and the shops. We stayed in the seaside studio. Accommodation was clean, but a couple of minor shortages made the stay just that little bit disappointing, one is there is no wardrobe nor an iron, so clothes were permanently... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you had a terrific stay and I am sorry about your clothes. There is a hanging rail in the bedroom off the main bedroom and I did show your wife our laundry where the ironing facilities are but she decided she would wait until she arrived in Melbourne to iron. Unfortunately, given the layout of the cottage there just... More 

seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This B and B is lovely, with a pleasant room. In particular, two things stand out; the breakfast was excellent, fresh squeezed orange juice, full grill to order, really good value. But more importantly, Jill (owner) and Judy were perfect hostesses. Friendly, informative, interesting and conversational and both knew exactly how friendly to be and when to leave us to... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

What a lovely review. We are all walking on air today. We love what we do but to be shown appreciation like this is icing on the cake. Hope you enjoyed your Australian stay. Jill More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The guesthouse is well situated with just a short walk to the town shops and to the beach. We booked to stay 2 nights B&B but on arrival we were upgraded to a cottage.(this I think more to suit owners than us as there appeared to be no other guests staying in the house) As we had booked B&B we... More 

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Yankee in the South
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159 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We really enjoyed our one night stay in the Holmwood Guesthouse. The rooms are beautifully decorated and provide all of the essentials that a top rated hotel would. Jill is a charming hostess with interesting conversation and a wonderful breakfast. Location is a convenient walk to the beach and downtown restaurants. We loved Phillip Island and would highly recommend Holmwood... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed three nights at one of the cottages. The property is well kept and comfortable in a quiet location. Breakfasts were delicious -cooked to order with fresh local ingredients. Our cottage had a spacious enclosed garden, with comfortable seating indoors as well as outdoors. The gas fireplace was a nice touch. We'll definitely return.

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Thank Patricia R
Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our breakfasts. Just to clarify for anyone reading this review, the cottages have full kitchens so breakfast in the guesthouse is not included in the tariff. Any guests wanting to come in for breakfast are very welcome but prior notice needs to be given and an additional charge applies. More 

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