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Genesta House

18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Andalucia, Spain
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Genesta House with my partner for an overnight break in July last year. We arrived just as Susan was about to take her adorable dog for a walk and she was happy to check us in first. We were in one of the front cottages with a beautiful balcony view of the garden (sadly the fountain wasn't... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Lovely old word charm style room and building surrounded by a pleasant and well maintained garden with fountain near a pleasant verandah. Susan the manager and owner was easy to deal with and delivered croissants for breakfast. Easy walk to restaurants, the B&B is highly recommended by us.

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Thank Jeff W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a quick one night stay. Dealing with the owner was great. Made a mistake in the booking and she was very helpful to adjust the booking. Room is lovely old charm and very well maintained. Location is good. I could walk to dinner on the Main Street in Cowes. Bed was very comfortable and we had a great... More 

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Thank Beerbloke
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Genesta House for 2 nights in May and could not have asked for a better place to stay. Susan was a wonderful host, so friendly and welcoming. She told us about Philip Island Wildlife Park and we are so glad she did as we were not aware of it and it is such a... More 

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Thank Kirsty A
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for one night. We absolutely loved it. It's a very cosy guest house and Susan the owner is very friendly and welcoming. The room was lovely. Electric blanket, tea/coffee, port, breakfast foods, a guide for activities/restaurants and so on. We mentioned to Susan that we were going to see the penguins that evening (a... More 

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Northampton, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Charming large cottage on a quiet road near to the beach. Comfortable and homely with a substantial breakfast overlooking the gardens. Really friendly and attentive owner who knows the area well and gave good advice on local attractions. A great base for Phillip Islands - don't miss the little penguins.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Enjoyed our brief stay at Genesta House great place to stay for seeing the penguins .Had to leave early in the morning so did not sample the breakfast but did enjoy the chocolate and the port that was in the room Old World feel about the place ,lovely gardens plenty of places to shop and eat nearby

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed one night at the Genesta House B&B in the Sunflower room. The place was beautiful and relaxing. We bought in food and wine for the evening and ate on the little terrace outside our chalet style room overlooking the well tended to gardens. Very welcoming owner, continental breakfast and some nice touches in the very well furnished room... More 

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Thank Ciaran R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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Thank 186299Janet
Melbourne Australia
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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