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“Basic but Clean and close to town - we would return.”
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Seahorse Motel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Cowes
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Reviewed April 25, 2010

Clean motel which was very close to town. Perfect location. Rooms were basic but spacious with everything you required. Nice BBQ area and kids play area. In a quiet street so great for no noise!

Would deff recommend others to stay and we ourselves would return again.

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  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2010

Seahorse Motel was good value for money. The rooms and property were spotless and the location was good for restaurants and for Penguin watching. No need to pay more when you are out of the room most of the day

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2010

I stayed there in one night! No like the penguin parade with a little bit disappointed, this motel was very good! The facilities are clean and in order. The rooms were clean. The location is also convenient, just 10 min walk to the beach. Especially, the host was very hospitable, she even help to pay theCityLink fee, with was troublesome transaction to foreigner driver first time in Melbourne! Next time, I'll choost this motel again!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

Stayed with friends for 2 days not a bad place it was o.k, but i got a call after a few hours i had left saying we had burn't the laminex on the bedside table and it would roughly cost $300 to fix but he would charge me $100, after sending a friend to see the damage the next day it was the size of a 20cent piece ( not even sure we did the damage) , we used a blanket on the grass and was told they had to get it cleaned ( that told us that they don't wash after people use the room). Please check the room with them before checkout it could be a very expensive stay like ours. Would not recomend or stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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Seahorse61, Owner at Seahorse Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2010

Dear O' Dear....the things we sometimes have to respond to. This booking was two 18 year old boys. They were nice boys, that's why we took them. Most hotels here would not have but they were polite and well behaved while here.

They had two girls end up staying in the room with them and paid the additional charge, but I defy anyone who thinks that damage caused to a property does not have to be paid for. The burn mark to the bed head was small but still needed repair, regardless of whether it was inflicted intentionally.

A spare blanket is for use by guests if they require it WITHIN the room....not to be used as a picnic blanket.

As a footnote these reviews are valuable tool for guests and operator's alike but can cause untold damage to the reputation of properties if they are used as an act of revenge. I would ask that people read between the lines here.

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Reviewed November 11, 2009

For about the last 6 years I have been travelling to Cowes for Melbourne Cup weekend. We usually stay 5 or so nights and because we book so far ahead we could stay anywhere but we always stay at the Seahorse. The Seahorse is really nicely in context with the lovely town that Cowes is. The comfortable rooms are serviced every day and left spotless. It has a huge barbeque area and you can book a room with or without a kitchen if you want to self cater. Otherwise it's a couple of mins walk to the beachfront restaurants / cafes / Pub and when you return, it is completely quiet when you want to retire. The owners, Brendan and Olga are terrific and know every inch of the town and can match you up to the kind of food and service you want. Would I recommend it to a friend - Yes. In fact I have, we now book 4 or 5 rooms each year. It is just really good value for money, unpretentious and in a great location.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2009

Dont bother staying here. It lacked character and comfort and the hotel owners were not friendly and approachable and almost made you feel awkward for staying. Very, Very basic room for the amount of money. Anything additional such as internet use was very expensive and you had to pay for the hire of a DVD player ($10)..we didnt bother.
Choose somewhere else!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Seahorse61, owner at Seahorse Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2009

We are always friendly and approachable to all our guests, even the unfriendly & unapproachable ones. The internet use is $3.00 & is there for guest convenience and is certainly not compulsory. DVD hire is $10, however we have 3 extra movie channels via Austar which are available 24 hours a day and are free.

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Reviewed September 18, 2009

worth of your money to stay here. Came all the way from Finland to stay at Phillip Island and stayed at Seahorse Motel. Clean and confortable rooms at good price.

Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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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: $91 - $145 (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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