Researched a lot on where to stay for a nice weekend away and based on photos and reviews this seemed like a good place(I did notice some of the negative comments but thought nothing of it).
The apartments are certainly dated, despite discovering they are not that old (apparently). There were cracks in the skirting, marks on all the walls, floors were dusty, the stoves take forever to heat up and are extremely inefficient to the point we made a large amount of one meal and just warmed it up as it took too long to cook, breakfast took over half an hour to the point we decided to have toast the next day. It would be worthwhile looking into them as I see below previous comments on the stove. The bench top had a big piece out of the top layer which while only aesthetic, is still not ideal for a place that prides itself as 4/5.
My partner tried to have a nice relaxing bath on the first morning, only to discover the water quickly disappearing as the plug does not match the hole. Tried to refill it, only to find the water was ice cold.
I'm a realist and understand its a very bushy area in Phillip Island, but considering this is common knowledge as you drive down the roads, a can of insect spray would not go astray as I have a complete fear of spiders and spent the first night taking care of 14 of them as I cannot sleep with even one in sight. It left the impression that the cleaners do not check for spiders which would then lead me to believe cleaning is rather brief and those aspects in a bushy area such as spiders are overlooked. Not making for a pleasant experience.
If I were to return to Phillip Island, I would look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in the vibrant township of Cowes, Phillip Island Apartments are a short stroll to local shops, restaurants and recreational beaches as well as within easy travelling distance to Phillip Island’s many attractions including the Penguin Parade, Grand Prix Circuit and the islands many beautiful surf beaches and walking trails.Phillip Island Apartments offer comfortable and spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self contained apartments. Full kitchen and laundry facilities along with open lounge and dining area are available in each apartment as well as private balcony or patio.Phillip Island Apartments have an outdoor pool, gas heated spa and BBQ area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phillip Island Apartments Cowes