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Holmwood Guesthouse

37 Chapel Street | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
33 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house and our room were beautifully appointed, with everything you could possibly want, and the owner could not have been more hospitable. Our on,y regret is gat we couldn't stay longer. The house is located within easy walking distance of the sea front, and centrally within island facilities. This really is the best accommodation we have seen when travelling... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

John thank you for your lovely review. It really means something when someone who has written 109 reviews over 55 cities says this is the best accommodation they have seen around the world. We were really chuffed and it inspires us to try even harder to make every persons visit to Holmwood special. More 

London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't speak highly enough of Holmwood Guesthouse. Everything about this B&B is excellent. We stayed in the Verandah Room which was elegant, modern, clean and very comfortable. There are many nice touches in the rooms such as luxury toiletries, a tea pot and fresh milk. The communal areas are as lovely as the rooms and the gardens are well... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently enjoyed a two night stay where we were warmly welcomed by the owner, Jill. The rooms are truly beautiful, with all if the nice touches you would expect in a classy hotel. The breakfast was cooked to order and was again excellent.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with my friend in November for one night on a trip to see the Penguin Parade. Booked the self contained cottage as we need to sleep in separate rooms (she snores like a train!) It was lovely, everything we needed in the kitchen, great bathroom, lovely shower, comfortable beds. Small and perfectly formed. Could've had breakfast next door... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed staying in our Seaside Studio. It is small but perfect for a short stay or if you need three bedrooms. I hope your friend had the bedroom downstairs so you couldn't hear her snore. Pleased also that you went to see the koalas early. They are at their most active early in the morning and... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is one great place to stay - if you can get it book it! The owner Jill loves what she does what guests will feel from the arrival until long after the departure. The house is decorated in a very special way - I would not like to bring in a spoiler here so discover by yourself - even... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

I'm glad you liked the beachbags. They were Judy's idea. On one of her recent holidays she stayed somewhere that provided them in the rooms and she thought it would be perfect for Holmwood. As we are so close to the beach they prove very popular. And thank you so much for your very thoughtful and generous review. Jill More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our stay at the driftwood cottage was perfect. Spa bath was great and kitchen facilities were nice and modern. Our 4 year old son absolutely loved the attention Jill, the owner, gave him. Jill was delightful and we loved starting our days with her hot breakfasts and great conversation. We can not recommend this place enough. The location was perfect... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Rachael, Jeremy and Alex what a lovely review. Thank you so much. It was great having you stay at Holmwood - great guests are what make it fun and young Alex is an absolute delight! I hope you returned to work relaxed and refreshed. Jill More 

London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was our second visit to the Holmwood Guesthouse in two years, we enjoyed it so much the first time, we requested to have it included in our second trip to Australia. This time we were booked to stay in the Driftwood cottage which is a few yards away from the main guesthouse - the property had recently been renovated... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

We get lots of overseas guests telling us they wish they could stay longer and some even promise to come back. And you actually did! It was lovely to catch up with you again and I am so glad you enjoyed the renovated cottage. Now that they have full, state-of-the art kitchens many people are choosing to stay longer. It... More 

Fallston, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place is A+. Perfectly located about two blocks from restaurants, shops and the beach, yet so quiet and peaceful. Jill is probably the most accommodating owner I've ever dealt with, waking up way too early two days in a row to prepare my husband breakfast so he could eat before his day started at the Phillip Island Circuit. The... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

How could I not get up early for him when you came all the way to Australia just for the track. Couldn't have him racing around on an empty tummy! It is a long way from the US for a bike ride so you had better come back to see more of our gorgeous island and the country in general... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a beautifully decorated guesthouse in a lovely house and gardens. The King bedroom was very well appointed, with a powerful shower and good bathroom products from the White Company. It could do with a mirror in the bedroom for ladies. We had a wonderful breakfast prepared by Jill and her friend and one of the best cups of... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. You will be pleased to know we have now installed full length mirrors on the inside of the wardrobe doors in all rooms so thanks for the suggestion. Jill More 

Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

An absolute gem and well worth staying in should you visit Philip Island. Quiet, peaceful location yet in Cowes close to restaurants, shops and all island attractions. We loved this place and would consider this our favourite overnight stop. Jill was welcoming and hospitable throughout and does a great breakfast. Our biggest regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

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Address: 37 Chapel Street | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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