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Holmwood Guesthouse

37 Chapel Street | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

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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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our one night stay in the Guesthouse was really nice. We stayed in a lovely place. Our host provided us with lots of information about the island including local tips. The homemade breakfast was the best. Thanks you very much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Much nicer than an hotel and set in a quiet street, the beach is just a short time walk away. The room was comfortable and well equipped with access to a veranda overlooking the gardens.we were made to feel very welcome.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

You'll stay amongst the surrounding spectacular vineyards in a large quiet, comfortable turn of the century guesthouse. Beautiful garden and surrounding yard. Centrally located to every must see on Phillip Island.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review and we are glad you like the refurbishment. Don't leave it another 10 or we will all be on our zimmer frames! Jill More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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