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The Waves Apartments

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Australia, Victoria
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location right opposite the beach, walking distance to shops, cafés and Jetty. Room was very clean and comfortable. Had cooking facilities. Plenty of parking. The only thing is that you could hear a lot of noise from other rooms. But did quiet down when I went to sleep.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location opposite the beach and easy walking distance to the main street. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of our room. It was well appointed with nice comfortable furniture and very clean. Good sized kitchen and full sized fridge would be excellent for an extended stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a self contained apartment, ((microwave, full size refrigerator oven & cooktop) with a balcony overlooking Western Port bay.@ $340.00 per night. The apartment could have slept a family of 5 as there was room that could closed off by a sliding door. Great comfortable lounge area. Close the main street and 100 meters from the Isle of Wight...

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Halls Creek, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 nights at this hotel for business. The minute I checked in I knew it would be memorable for the right reasons. Customer service - tick. Room cleanliness - tick. View of Port Phillip Bay - tick. Room amenities - tick. The list goes on. Can I think of a negative? Yes - I had to leave!!!!

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Albury, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a balcony room overlooking the water (lots of trees so not a great view) with the sitting area (2 x 2-seater couches) at the balcony end and bed closer to the kitchen. Appreciated the lift to get cases up to room. Everything you need to self cater in a basic way with a 2 burner hot plate and microwave...

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Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Last minute booking. We were told that the cleaners might not have time to set up the room, and to bring our own bed sheets just in case. He even knocked down the price. Of course we forgot, but Dimmey's is not far so we grab a sheet set for $15. We arrived to a nice clean room, quite, block...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Modern newish apartments in Cows. We had a little kitchen and all the stuff you would expect of this type of accommodation. Good spot to walk anywhere in Cows. The complex was very clean and well staffed.

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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Great apartment with full kitchen Large bathroom with spa 2 TV sets Good heater aircon Parking good Location very close to shops and town Very quiet in room Good size Very clean Internet good Good service Recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We took our grandkids down to the wave appartments phillip island.on arrival the staff were very lovely and helpful.To get to our appartments you could take the stairs or lift which is very helpful for us oldies. The appartment was clean very comfortable and had a kitchenette which was great. We had free WiFi and late check out. Plenty of...

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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view over looking the bay. Spotlessly clean room. Reception went beyond expectations of service. Quiet. Comfortable. Late check out on request. Close to Main Street but far enough away for peace. Would be my first choice of island stay. LGTBQ friendly

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Waves Apartments

Address: No. 1 The Esplanade | P.O. Box 108, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: $159 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Waves Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
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Waves Apartments Cowes
Waves Apartments Hotel Cowes
The Waves Apartments Phillip Island/Cowes
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Cowes
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cowes
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“Suggest booking a beachfront if possible”
 of 5 bubbles Tiger37, 5 days ago | Read review
“The best views are facing the beach but you pay a premium for that. book a normal room it's less than 2 minutes to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewgI685ZA, 1 week ago | Read review
“There are cheaper options at the rear of building, but of no view. Also there is some undercover parking”
 of 5 bubbles 711rayp, 1 week ago | Read review
“Room 346 on 3rd floor with balcony good apart from no fly wire screens - was told none of them owned by Waves have screens”
 of 5 bubbles 316ShirleyD, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Nice to overlook the Beach”
 of 5 bubbles 809grahamm, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
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