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Seahorse Motel

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Cowes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of staying at the Seahorse motel.The first thing you notice is the friendly smile when you go to reception,then on to the room.What a surprise,it was so neat and clean and plenty of room so that you did not feel hemmed in.Nothing was to much for them to do.The breakfast was superb and always on time.a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top-quality accommodation seems difficult to find on Phillip Island; this was rated 1/11 on Trip Advisor. We had a 2-bed apartment in a quiet location but with easy access to the sights of the island, and with on-site parking; the apartment was spacious, adequately-equipped, clean and tidy, albeit slightly tired with just one bathroom (shower not great) and a bit... More 

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Balgownie
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was a good size for us as we booked the double size room. We ended up staying 2 nights instead of 1. The staff were very helpful in informing us of everything to do on the island, Was a great help in getting us booked in for the penguin parade.

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Host was very nice to recommend some dinner places for us after the penguin parade, and he even turned on e room heater for us so that it will be comfortable when we get back to the motel. Big rooms even for standard and also nice n clean. Thumbs up! (Only downside is there is no heater in the bathroom,... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

We stayed in the Seahorse Motel for one night while we experienced the Penguin Parade. The owner was so friendly. When he found out we didn't have a warm jacket for the Penguin Parade he offered us one of his...thank goodness - it was cold! He was also very helpful with recommending places to eat. Definitely recommend this hotel!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Very clean rooms and great facilities. The rooms are modern and roomy - huge bathroom. Good playground area for children and adults. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location short walk to the beach and shops.

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Thank Beth B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We stayed at this motel for only one night (room 15) and had an awesome stay. The room seems really new and we loved the bed. It was really comfortable and they even had a heating blanket on the bed. Amazing! They really pay attention to detail. Its also next to the main street in cowes and 15 minutes drive... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We booked direct with the motel for the best rate of $190nett for a 2br apartment for 2 nights. The owners Catherine & Lino are nice and friendly to deal with. They gave wifi access for 5 of us (5 devices) which they didn't charge us for, which is a real bonus as almost all other motels and home stays... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The building and grounds are well maintained, The staff were helpful; the room was clean and nicely decorated; the room rate was reasonable and the motel is located in a quiet side street close the main shops. overall very easy and pleasant stay.

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Thank Mary R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Was there for 1 night. 15 mins drive from Penguin Parade. Motel is in the main town of Philip Island with supermarket and restautants. Great choice for short stays. Owner was friendly, Room was clean with parking lot right in front of room. Only glitch was the water boiler should be maintained.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Seahorse Motel

Address: 29-31 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: $94 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seahorse Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Seahorse Hotel Cowes
Seahorse Motel Cowes
Seahorse Motel Phillip Island/Cowes
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