My husband and I stayed at Glen Isla for our wedding anniversary.
Glen Isla is located in a very peaceful location away from the 'hustle and bustle' of the main street of Cowes in the most beautiful grounds with 100 year old oaks and manicured gardens.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. I made a comment that after a long wet drive I was looking forward to checking into our room and making a cup of coffee. Madeline immediately offered to make us a fresh plunger of coffee and brought it over to our suite. Fantastic!
We stayed in the Anderson Heritage suite. It was absolutely amazing. The room had a beautiful king-size, 4 poster mahogany Chippendale bed with lovely linens. Bed was super comfortable! There is also a gas log fire in the room which was great as it was quite a chilly weekend. The bathroom had a large 2 person spa with gorgeous bathroom products.
Breakfast the next morning was possibly the best we've ever experienced in our many travels. There is a great selection of cereals, fresh fruit salad, various compotes, stewed fruits and the yummiest Gippsland yoghurt.
Madeline then takes your order for your cooked breakfast which Ian prepares fresh for you in his amazing kitchen. Bacon, free range eggs, stuffed mushrooms and vine ripened tomatoes. Yummy!! Ian also held an impromptu "master class" in his kitchen where he showed us how to prepare the most perfect poached eggs. Thanks so much!!
Overall, a superbly relaxing weekend at a guest house operated by fabulous hosts who make you feel completely at home from the moment you arrive until they personally bid you farewell.
Thankyou Madeline and Ian. Can't wait to return.
P.S. Please give Nancy a big hug from us. She's coming home with me next time!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Multi award-winning boutique country-house accommodations offering discerning travellers finest surroundings, absolute privacy and unobtrusive service from internationally experienced and well traveled owner/hosts. Set in the grounds of the historic Glen Isla Homestead (c1870), we offer genuine historic and purpose architected guest accommodations all with modern bathroom amenities and separate entrances, secluded and very private heritage gardens, refined elegance & old-world charm just 100m from a pristine sandy beach. Enjoy chef-inspired breakfasts in the elegant dining room overlooking the authentic heritage gardens (kitchen may be closed some days), and local nature/wildlife experiences at Phillip Island Nature Parks (close to Little Penguins, Koalas and the Seal Watching Cruise). Highly recommended Frommers Australia Guide as the best place to stay. Recommended Fodors, and Lonely Planet Guides since 2007. Member of Small Elegant Hotels since 2004. TripAdvisor HALL of FAME inductee for TriAdvisor excellence awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. GLEN ISLA HOUSE is not associated in any way with another property nearby called Apartments at Glen Isla. Glen Isla House is the original and historic Glen Isla dating from c1870 with private heritage gardens and direct beach access, warmly welcoming discerning travellers since 2003. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glen Isla House Phillip Island/Cowes