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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to find Inglenook Cottage warm with everything we need supplied. We had a great few days here in Cowes, and the homely fire in the cottage was a welcome gift to us on the cold days. Helped bring some rest, and the opportunity to catch up on some needed reading. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful... Very clean and modern with everything included for comfortable stay.. We got a self-contained cottage with spa inside, Netflix, BBQ and heater with flames. Will definitely come back, 100% recommend. 😌

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Thank sara r
Berwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Holmwood Guesthouse far exceeded our expectations. We were pleasantly surprised to arrive at the house, in a prime location and with picturesque gardens. The rooms were tastefully furnished and stoked with all the amenities you could desire. Judith was an excellent host and made us feel very comfortable and welcome the whole time. The cooked breakfast was delicious, complete with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We were really really pleased we booked here. We loved every minute we stayed here and wanted to stay for longer. Had been beautifully redone had a bath seperate shower motion sensor lights fireplace and air con. Outdoors had our own bbq and private courtyard. Seriously just book here you won't regret it :-) wish we could have stayed for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Read all the previous reviews and thought this was the place for us - Absolutely fantastic cottage accomodation. We stayed in Inglenook cottage - excellent facilites throughout, kitchen, bedroom and a stunning bathroom. Good off road parking with a very quiet and private outside front garden space. Cottage is very warm with a lovely fire to heat through on top... More 

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Thank MarkandSueH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Clean comfortable room friendly host great cooked breakfast could not fault anything. Not the first time I stayed here and wont be the last would highly recommend to anyone. Within walking distance of cbd.

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Thank joe m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to Holmwood and just as enchanting as the 1st. Beautifully presented B&B in a very convenient location, extremely comfy bed and room, spotless throughout, modern bathroom, friendly and professional staff, oh...and a delicious breakfast! Only one problem...we had to go home and back to work. Looking forward to our next visit to the island and Holmwood Guesthouse.... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

nevertheless close to the beach; beautiful interior design which helps to feel at home immediately; carpets, curtains, furniture everything matches extremely well; have a nice sundowner on the veranda; friendly and excellent service; very good breakfast;

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

That is the advantage of the Verandah room - the north facing seating area right outside your room. Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the compliments. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We stayed in the beautiful garden room complete with full amenities- firm bed, wifi, TV, coffee/tea and best of all a wonderful cooked breakfast. Jill the owner is lovely and welcoming. The place is beautiful and close to everything. I recommend staying here to anyone visiting Philip Island.

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Thank Stephanie S
Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks Stephanie. We appreciate you taking the time to provide a review. Hope to see you again. Warm regards Jill More 

Purton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We booked as a family of 4 adults at the last minute and stayed in the Seaview cottage self-catering option. The cottage was a delight to behold and was perfect for our impromptu 1 night stay, and was delightfully furbished to a very high standard. I loved my ground single bedroom with a view of the "cows" and the bed... More 

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you liked the cottage. This is our only family accommodation. Whilst compact it works well for four people for a short stay. I think is the first mention the "cows" have received. They will be delighted! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a cottage garden in a quiet tree lined street, Holmwood Guesthouse is the perfect place to pause and explore the natural attractions of Phillip Island, offering a choice of Bed & Breakfast accommodation or self-contained Spa Cottages, less than two hours drive from Melbourne.Holmwood Guesthouse is a stylish boutique retreat with three elegantly appointed rooms and two luxurious self-contained Spa Cottages, all just a five minute stroll from the Cowes main swimming beach, cafes and shops and just a fifteen minute drive to the Penguin Parade, Moto Grand Prix Circuit, spectacular coastal walks and wineries. All accommodation options have ensuite bathrooms, television, heating/cooling, complimentary wi-fi and the Spa Cottages also have private courtyard gardens, verandahs, barbeques and wood fires in winter. Depending on the season, breakfast (included in the Guesthouse rooms tariff, or as an extra for our Spa Cottage guests) is served in the dining room near the open fire or on the sun deck. We are licensed, so drinks and local wines are available and for group bookings a special dinner menu can be arranged for a private dining experience. The menu is prepared fresh daily according to availability of produce and guests' preferences.Holmwood Guesthouse is suitable for couples, small families and groups up to 10-14. For travellers on a self paced, round-Australia driving holiday, Holmwood is an ideal place to stay a while, unwind, be pampered or left alone, catch up with the washing and take time to truly experience the unique attractions of Phillip Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holmwood Guesthouse

Address: 37 Chapel St | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: $165 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holmwood Guesthouse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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