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Genesta House

18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 8 Cowes B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Dunedin, Florida
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Morwell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My husband & I just spent the weekend at this very charming B&B. We stayed in the Fernery Room which was beautifully decorated and had a very comfortable bed to sleep in. The gardens are absolutely beautiful with its fountains & lush plants. We had a warm welcome from Sue and the Breakfast was wonderful everything that you could want... More

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Sale, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Genesta House for 2 nights this past weekend. What a find! We booked the Lilly Pilly Room, which was extremely comfortable and nicely decorated, and my husband surprised me by having champagne and strawberries waiting in our room on arrival. The breakfast was one of the best B&B breakfasts I've ever had, and Sue... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights in the largest room The Fernery. It was just wonderful. The room had everything we needed, the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept on. Quality all the way here. The breakfast was great, lots too choose from. Lovely quiet surroundings and a friendly helpful hostess in Sue, we could not... More

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Also Known As:
Genesta House Phillip Island/Cowes
Address: 18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
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Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Cowes
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