This place turned out to be one of our favorites on our trip to Australia. We stayed in the Anderson suite, a separate cottage which was delightfully charming. For starters, Ian and Madeleine were incredible hosts and welcomed my partner and I for our brief visit most warmly. Treats and champagne were provided in our cottage, and they gave us great recommendations on places to visit and things to see throughout the town, which were easily accessible. The cottage was tastefully decorated and preserved its historic period nicely, complete with refined yet modern conveniences. The grounds were gated and felt secure, coupled with charming courtyard and an easy short path to the beach, as well. We wished we could have stayed an extra night. The gas fireplace adds extra charm, and the cottage features a modern AC/heater unit if needed, plus a refrigerator. Restaurants in the area close early, and sometimes, without advanced notice, so be sure to consider your dining options in advance (of which Ian and Madeleine are happy to make recommendations). I would definitely recommend this place for a quality experience accompanied by refined hosts. The Penguin March is nearby (pay the extra funds for the Ultimate Ticket, which will separate you from the crowds) as well as the Koala Bear conservation center and the Heritage Farm. A great way to experience Phillip Island.
- 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