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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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Melbourne Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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 January 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

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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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

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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