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Coachman Motel
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Cowes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

This room is excellent. First if all, I love the way you put the White Walls together with the brick wall.

The spa bath tub is very unique. And you give us the option of having a lite curtain or having a shade. I really like that. That would mean if you wanted a room dark but have some light still coming in, u can use the lite curtain whereas if you wanted it to be completely dark, you would use the shades. And the spa bath tub is just so nice. When you don't want to have a soak or a bubble bath, you can have a spa pool Just that in bath tub size.

Now, moving on to the areas to enhance. The cold hot water mixer system does not really work. If u turn the cold knob a little bit, it would be a little bit cold. And when turned back a little, turns really hot. That is very annoying. And the spa tub. Well the channels where the bubbles appear some of them are rather weak so much so that you can hardly feel them. But, some of them are just overpowering. When I first used the spa feature, one spa channel just blasted out in my face and when I took my face away it it splashed everywhere. It was quite bad. And just to let you know do not use the bubble bath while using the spa feature. The result is explosive. I tried - don't do it. So that is the end of my review. Overall this motel is really worth it. To me, this would definitely be a 4 star.

HCW, Singapore

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We would really recommend this small, comfortable and quiet motel, excellent rooms, quiet street but close to the centre. It was cool and wet so never tried the small pool. Can't recommend Phillip Island enough-penguins, seals, beaches and walks

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights during the 2012 V8 Supercars round. My stay from the moment I arrived was great. The rooms were great - well appointed and clean. I booked a room with a spa and it was fantastic.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 15, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. We found the owners very kind and helpful after a very long drive. The room was clean and bright and had all the amenities that were told to us when booking. It was quiet and we were able to get a good night's sleep. Excellent location for Cowes and for Penguin Parade which was the main reason we came to Phillip Island. We enjoyed the bedtime reading we were given and if you want to know what it was then you are going to have to come and stay here yourself!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed May 8, 2012 via mobile

located smack by the town centre,
Near the Tourist Info Centre,
Direct Shuttle to see Penguin Parade
Clean,
Affordable (Aud $95), Exellent value for money!
I used the hot spa in Autumn - fun!
I should definitely come here again!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

We stayed here on 18th April for just one night unfortunately! We really enjoyed our stay, it is in a great location just a few mins walk to the shops, restaurants and beach. It was very clean and had everything you could need for a short stay. It was also very quiet and only 10mins drive to the wonderful penguin parade. The Irish man in reception was very nice giving us lots of info about the penguins and the best time to go. It had a great pool at the back so really I cannot fault it. I would definitely stay here again, excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

We spent just 1 night in this motel but we had a very good impression of it. Location is perfect, just 2 minutes walking distances from Cowes main intersection with shops and restaurants. It is an excellent base for visiting the various attractions of Phillip Island. The rooms are wide has everything you usually need, beds are confortable. There is even a small pool. The owners are very helpful and nice (one of them even Italian-speaking!).
We enjoyed Phillip Island, just one thing: be careful the Penguin parade is presented like a TV-show rather than a nature phenomenon. The penguins are forecast to appear at .. 21:07 .. and they do! All people watching (and freezing) like in a theater. Good for kids, although penguins are so beatiful... there are many other things to do in Phillip Island though.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Coachman Motel

Address: 51 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Cowes
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cowes
Price Range: $89 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coachman Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
200 Meters to safe beach, shops,& restaurants Penguin Parade 10 mins drive. Quiet family motel Solar heated outdoor swimming pool, heated outdoor spa,BBQ area Guest laundry. Free WIFI to all rooms and units ... more   less 
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Coachman Hotel Phillip Island
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