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Holmwood Guesthouse

37 Chapel Street | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 10 Cowes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Holmwood Guesthouse for the first time about 10 years ago and enjoyed it then. We returned in September 2014 and were more than impressed. With a new owner, Jill, Holmwood Guesthouse has been completely refurbished and looks stunning. The gardens are filled with greenery and colour. The breakfasts were delicious and tasty. Jill was a welcoming host... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After taking a friend to visit the penguins and koalas on Philip Island, we decided there was so much more to see so we stayed a night at Holmwood Guesthouse. Wow! What a beautiful property and fabulous hospitality with not only every need taken care off but a gorgeous breaky as well to send us on our way. Jill at... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Judith met us at the door to this charming home and made us feel welcome from the very start. We stayed in the East room which is decorated in bright colours, perfect for a wintry stay! The fire in the sitting room was cosy, the furnishings elegant and the whole experience very restful. Judith was the perfect host offering great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We only had one night at Holmwood but Jill, the owner made us very welcome! We had the choice of room, and it left nothing to be desired. All rooms are immaculately appointed, and would be a pleasure to occupy. Drink, nibbles and a chat with Jill was a lovely way to relax. Breakfast next morning - yummy! Thanks, we... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have only today checked my profile on Tripadvisor, and I could have sworn that I had reviewed this Guesthouse back in January 2013, having stayed there between Christmas and New Year 2012. However, the review cannot be found so I thought I'd best provide one now - on the grounds that is is withour doubt the nicest guest house... More

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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Couldn't rate this more highly. Holm wood has a wonderful ambience and a comfortable elegant decor throughout. Jill, the owner could not have made us more welcome at all times during our three night stay, with cosy chats by the fire with drinks and nibbles, fabulous breakfasts and time to sit back and read the morning papers over a second... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We booked to stay at Holmwood b&b a week before our arrival date. We requested a king size bed so that we could share with our toddler as this is usually easiest when travelling. This was no problem and we were ok to stay in the guesthouse. When we arrived we were given a lovely warm welcome and a quick... More

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you. Whilst we do not usually allow children in the guesthouse it was great to be able to accommodate you during our quieter time and your son was quite a hit. You will be pleased to know the key turned up - you must have accidently dropped it at the Penguin Parade. I was away... More

Nathalia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Home away from home. Beautiful rooms, lovely ambiance, great host. Lovely quite, peaceful location, close the beach, shops etc. We would love to have stayed longer to see more of the beautiful beaches, and interesting wildlife.

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Mary Thanks for your review. Just want you to know that immediately following your review we received an Excellence Award for 2014 from Trip Advisor! Don't know if it was your review that got us across the line but you never know. It was great having you both stay and I enjoyed showing you the Rhyll Walk from Conservation... More

Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My family stayed in the Seaside Suite which is cozy and warm with great natural light. It was ideal for a night in or close enough to the main street or a walk on the beach. We recommend Holmwood as the perfect place to stay on Phillip Island.

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Phil We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Seaside studio. What great May weather you had! Having three bedrooms the Studio is perfect for families or friends who want a bit of privacy and for those on a budget who are not looking for the luxury offered in the guesthouse and cottages. Many visitors tell us... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Towards the end of our Australian trip we spent two nights here and it was an unexpected treat. Both Jill and her accomplice Bridget made us feel very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. Rooms have been designed with great taste. Immaculate decor with interesting books to read and classical music playing in the guest lounge to create an aura... More

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Brigid was very chuffed to be mentioned in your review. One of the great things about Holmwood is our people. Jude, Brigid and Sonya are all so passionate about Holmwood and making sure guest have a great time. As you noted nothing is too much trouble for them whether its cooking someone a late arrival snack because the restaurants are... More

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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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