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“Great stay, very friendly owners”
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Seahorse Motel
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Cowes
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Initially was surprised to get into this place at very late notice during the school holidays. The place itself is located conveniently close to the main shops and restaurants of Cowes.

Greeted by one of the most friendly and accomodating owners I have ever come across. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.

The rooms themselves were good, given that we weren't expecting 5-star for the price range that we were working with. However the room we had included a queen bed and single, with good heating, was clean and good water pressure in the shower.

We'll definitely choose to stay here again.

Room Tip: Contact the motel directly for deals as good as the last minute websites. The owners are very helpf...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We booked this place at the last minute for just one night over the long weekend. Got a self-contained unit. It was well equipped and clean. Found it to be good value. management staff was friendly and helpful, gave us tips about the local attractions and savings. Thanks.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We booked this at last minute on the net to stay for just one night. To be honest we weren't expecting much. Staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and spacious, containing everything we needed, great for families, good functional kitchen, supermarket is close by. Walking distance to the beach and shops.
I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Having stayed in a fairly poor motel in another part of Australia we were slightly sceptical about this and as we drove up were thinking "what on earth have we done?" But on entering the room we were much relieved to see the large clean and well presented accommodation. We had our 3 and 6 year old kids with us and had decided to stay on Phillip Island overnight as we were doing the penguins and were staying an hour away so wanted to avoid a really late night. We booked a 2 bedroom suite which consisted of a huge living room with a well equipped kitchen area, a shower room and 2 bedrooms, one with double, the other with a double and a single. There was also a sofa bed in the living room. There was a play area for the kids ideally suited to our younger ones ( for older kids a trampoline) which they were reluctant to leave! We could definitely have stayed here for longer and used it as a base for sightseeing in the area.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Stayed here for one night in one of the apartment rooms, Our room was extremely clean and spacious with a comfy king size bed. The lady at reception was really friendly and provided us with plenty of useful information about the island. Would recommend this hotel/motel to family's and couples alike.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Stayed at the Seahorse for two nights. Had booked a motel room, but we're upgraded on arrival to a one bedroom apartment. Unfortunately we had very noisy neighbors who banged doors and spoke very loudly until 1.30am the first night, then 3.30am the second night, along with the sound of vomiting. I understand that the owners can't be held responsible for this, but the walls must be very thin. To give the owners credit, they did refund the third night we had booked, in full. Otherwise, the room was very clean, great location, just a short walk to the shops. I found the pillows to be quite hard.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The hosts could not do enough, it's refreshing to experience service.
Location, location, everything is within a short walking distance; Beach; Shops, Restaurants.
The rooms are spaces, everything worked, even had WiFi.
All up the SeaHorse is do in my books as the place to go back to when visiting Phillip Is.

Thanks guys
Moto GP / V8 nutter

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Seahorse Motel

Address: 29-31 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cowes
Price Range: $97 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seahorse Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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