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Genesta House

18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 10 Cowes B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We received a warm welcome to this comfortable and convenient B&B. Our room included all the necessary amenities. We would recommend Genesta House. Walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stayed on Phillip Island in order to experience the Penguin Parade at the Phillip Island Nature Park. Fortunately, we chose Genesta House as our lodging for the night. Since there were 2 couples in our group, we occupied 2 of the 4 rooms available at this lovely Victorian B & B. The rooms were side by side and shared... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

we stayed here for one night in the maple room. Lovely quaint room with ensuite bathroom, bar fridge and little extras like toiietries provided, tea and coffee, biscuits, and port. Close to the main beach of Cowes and quiet considering it is central and surrounded by other accomodation places.The gardens are beautiful and the buffet breakfast ample. Sue the host... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Genesta House is set in very pretty little gardens crammed with plants and hidden gems and the theme is continued inside the house. I stayed in the smallest room which was certainly small but there is a large ensuite bathroom with bath and shower and the bed is very comfortable. Sue made us feel very welcome and there was a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

When we arrived we were asked to forego breakfast as the ladys family had arrived for christmas, but at a push she would make us up a tray of continental style to eat on the verandah, We had to choose what cereal and juice we wanted there and then. When it arrived in the morning, it was laid out nicely,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Fortunatly our first pick, Holmwood, was booked, or in our impression, the Lady didn't want to have guests, so we stopped at Genesta. Susan gave us a hearty start right from the first moment. The room was good size, a small veranda into the garden, the bed was comfy. Only the bathroom window couldn't be closed, while we were here,... 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): $$
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