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Genesta House

18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 10 Cowes B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fabulous guest house which i can't recommend highly enough. The decor, the welcome by the owner, the pretty garden and the opportunity to sit on the veranda at the end of the day sipping a complimentary glass of port made the stay excellent in every way.

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for two night with my husband, we stayed in the fernery and it was just so old world and detailed and comfortable we fell in love with the room immediately. The garden here is just gorgeous, the whole place is so tranquil and serene, the little verandah outside our room with cane chairs, all just so lovely. Susan... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from an 8 night stay at this wonderful B&B. We stayed in the "Maple" room which is at the front of the premises, overlooking the marvellous gardens that surround this original old house that has been restored by the owner operator "Susan Handley". Our room was etremly comfortable, with a large period style... More 

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just spent two nights at this lovely little guest house and thoroughly enjoyed it! Susan gives great attention to detail, the room (the Fernery) was charming and well appointed. The shower wonderful, location excellent, breakfast good, garden beautiful and hostess delightful. You will not regret your decision to stay here!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Genesta is a lovely place to stay for a few days away. Lovely rooms, gorgeous gardens, walking distance to shops and the beach. Susan was a lovely host and very accommodating to our needs. We would highly recommend staying at Genesta when traveling to Phillip Island.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Ideal location, super " olde worlde" cottage style b & b with gorgeous gardens. Susan is a warm, kind hostess who makes sure you enjoy your home from home while giving great tips for where to visit during your stay in Cowes. Thanks to her we dined well at the local Thai restaurant, visited a quirky art gallery & headed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Susan handley is a wonderful host who makes genesta house so warm and homely. The rooms are individually styled, clean and warm...she has everything covered. Softest sheets and towels ever. Highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Lovely bed and breakfast, very homely and in lovely little gardens so it felt really tranquil. Very quiet and right in town centre, 5 mins to high street, 2 mins to beach. susan and her little dog were both lovely and kept me topped up on chocolate and port. susan also mentioned to the lovely couple in the room next... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a lovely stay in Genesta House in mid-May, although it was at a cooler time of year the bed and heating in the room was very warm. The garden was spectacular and Susan was very warm and gave a home-style feel to this beautiful B & B. We were a same-sex couple and she was very comfortable with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had a beautiful 2 night stay in the Lily Pilly room. The room was cosy and clean and there was a lovely verandah to sit on which overlooked a stunning garden. The shower was a little small but this was not a big deal. On arrival there was chocolate and port waiting for us, a lovely touch. Breakfast was... More 

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Address: 18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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Genesta House Phillip Island/Cowes

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