We stayed here for one night only, to see the pinguins. On hindsight we felt that we should have stayed another night as the island has much more to offer than "just" pinguins.
We liked the B&B and the host: the whole atmosphere was welcoming and nice. The room was nice and comfortable. The location was fine: close to the sea ant to the restaurants.
The enormous trees along the roads of Cowes were beautiful and impressive.
The pinguins were nice. It was a beautiful experience although it was cold and stormy. We put at least three layers of clothings on... Take the pinguin plus arrangement: better sights and more pinguins!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a cottage garden in a quiet tree lined street, Holmwood Guesthouse is the perfect place to pause and explore the natural attractions of Phillip Island, offering a choice of Bed & Breakfast accommodation or self-contained Spa Cottages, less than two hours drive from Melbourne.Holmwood Guesthouse is a stylish boutique retreat with three elegantly appointed rooms and two luxurious self-contained Spa Cottages, all just a five minute stroll from the Cowes main swimming beach, cafes and shops and just a fifteen minute drive to the Penguin Parade, Moto Grand Prix Circuit, spectacular coastal walks and wineries. All accommodation options have ensuite bathrooms, television, heating/cooling, complimentary wi-fi and the Spa Cottages also have private courtyard gardens, verandahs, barbeques and wood fires in winter. Depending on the season, breakfast (included in the Guesthouse rooms tariff, or as an extra for our Spa Cottage guests) is served in the dining room near the open fire or on the sun deck. We are licensed, so drinks and local wines are available and for group bookings a special dinner menu can be arranged for a private dining experience. The menu is prepared fresh daily according to availability of produce and guests' preferences.Holmwood Guesthouse is suitable for couples, small families and groups up to 10-14. For travellers on a self paced, round-Australia driving holiday, Holmwood is an ideal place to stay a while, unwind, be pampered or left alone, catch up with the washing and take time to truly experience the unique attractions of Phillip Island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holmwood Guesthouse Phillip Island/Cowes