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Whittlesea
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Booked in for 2 nights, price $312 Quoted credit card number. On arrival advised there is a surcharge for credit cards on invited to use debit card, which I did. Inexplicably the charge became$390. Guess you need to check your bill !!!!

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TamaraCaptainsCove, General Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

Hi Doug, Thank you for your feedback. I have looked in to your reservation and the booking that you made with Expedia/ Wotif did not drop through to our reservation system due to connection issues that we were experiencing with Expedia & Wotif at the time. I see that you have booked the special deal rate so our apologies for...

Gisborne, Australia
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We had two nights back staying at the "Cove". Both ladies on reception were friendly. The two storey apartment was spacious and looked out onto the water. Sitting back enjoying the the bird life. It also had a washing machine. The only down side were the pillows, they were very hard.

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TamaraCaptainsCove, General Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review Maxine. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and have certainly taken the feedback on board.

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 4, 2016

My husband and I stayed here over the Melbourne Cup long weekend for 4 nights. The lady at reception, on arrival, was very friendly and helpful. We hadn't been to Paynesville, so she gave us a map and tourist brochure. The 3 bedroom, furnished townhouse we stayed in was very well appointed. Out the back, all townhouses had 2 decks,...

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TamaraCaptainsCove, General Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

Great review thanks Lisa. You painted a true Captains Cove picture from your stay. We look forward to seeing you back at the Cove.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 1, 2016

We recently spent 4 days at Captains Cove, a most delightful stay. The location enables you to sit out on your private deck and watch the water, water birds, boats etc., the apartment was spotless with all that you needed to be self sufficient. All linen provided.There is also an indoor pool and a tennis court. We took someone in...

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TamaraCaptainsCove, General Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

Many thanks for the terrific review Dellwyn. It will no doubt help travellers who are planning a trip to East Gippsland. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I will pass the feedback on to the housekeeping staff. They will be grateful for the review.

Swan Reach, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights with the kids, was perfect! Great weather, lots of trips in the boat, kids loved the pool and we all had an amazing break!! :) The customer service was top shelf, always friendly and approachable. We will definitely be coming back again soon!

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TamaraCaptainsCove, General Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

Many thanks for the terrific review Kylie. So glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Cove.

Melbourne
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights recently with 2 adults and 2 children. I would definitely recommend to any families in the area. The apartments were clean and well stocked with everything you would need. The only down side for me was the that the Wi-Fi was very slow. We will be back if we are in the area again...

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TamaraCaptainsCove, General Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have installed a booster in to our wi-fi system since your stay so you will notice an improvement on your next stay with us. We do have the perfect location for kayak fun don't we. Highly recommend hiring the kayaks for a different perspective of...

Reviewed September 6, 2016

The location right on the water is breathtaking, all the facilities are new and very clean. The kids had great fun feeding the swans and fishing off the pier right in front of the house! We went off-peak so it was also relaxing apart from the kids wanting to go out near the water every five minutes!

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TamaraCaptainsCove, General Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review Michael. Sounds like everyone had a fun time which is what we like to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Cove.

Traralgon, Australia
Reviewed August 30, 2016

The customer service was fantastic from the first phone enquiry and throughout my entire stay, including staying open a little later than usual awaiting my arrival. The apartment was very clean and had everything I needed but I was particularly impressed with all the small things that you do not often find in other places, eg tissues, washing powder, salt...

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TamaraCaptainsCove, General Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

Many thanks for a comprehensive review. Travellers will certainly benefit from the feedback as do we. So glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Cove.

Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a great place to unwind with or without a boat during the off peak season, then this is the place for you, but don't expect any peace and tranquility during the January summer holidays. Our family visited several times off-peak including early December and we were really impressed with the cabins, jetties and facilities. But... We...

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TamaraCaptainsCove, Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have looked in to your booking and see that it is from over 18 months ago. We do have on site managers who are available 24 hours a day. Our records show that you reported the noise complaint the next day therefore it is difficult for us to resolve such issues if we are...

Victoria
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Two nite stay to recharge and this beautiful waterfront spot fitted the bill for us! Very clean and cosy, & friendly staff always available. Lovely tennis court, kayacks to hire and indoor heated Pool made our time spent there very enjoyable. For us, it was a lovely quiet time to visit this little pearl in East Gippsland!

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TamaraCaptainsCove, Manager at Captains Cove, responded to this review

We love hearing feedback regarding our guests stay and so glad that it was a relaxing one. It sounds like you got the most out of your stay with us at the Cove and in Paynesville. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4-star absolute waterfront apartments on the magnificent Gippsland Lakes & Paynesville canals. Captains Cove offers a unique, relaxing holiday. Tucked away on the Paynesville canals the choice of fishing, boating or just taking in the views is all you will have to contemplate. Spacious 1,2 or 3 bedroom options, 2 bathrooms, Fully self contained, BBQ on your own deck, Private jetties, Tennis court, Indoor heated swimming pool, kayak & bike hire, Free Wi-Fi & a short walk to Paynesville's shops, cafes & Raymond Island ferry ... more   less 

Additional Information about Captains Cove

Address: 19 Mitchell St, Paynesville, Victoria 3880, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Gippsland > Paynesville
Price Range: $138 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Captains Cove 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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