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Tropicana Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stayed 2 nights here and it was pleasant enough. The twin headed shower was a bit odd, one dribbled and the other dribbled a bit more. The only light in the bathroom is by the door so the shower was dark when the curtain was across. The bed was acceptable but not massively comfortable, was dipped in the middle. The whole place is just a little tired but as a place to sleep its ok, quiet, plenty of coffee, a fridge and lots of local information. The staff were helpful too.
Just dont order a taxi to get you home from anywhere, they dont turn up.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were there for 3d2n, and we were offered a free upgrade to a cottage opposite this inn.

The name was Philip Island Cottages and instead of just a queen room, we also had a kitchen area fully equipped with utensils and cooking ware.

We are truly happy with our stay, and hoped that we have stayed longer. Thank you again to the management of this lovely accommodation.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Jasmine L
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

During a trip to Phillip Island we searched for a place to stay after the Penguin Parade. We found this very enjoyable Motel, situated few minutes from Cowes beach. The queen room we had was extremely spacious and clean, located away from the road so no problem of night noises. Owners very friendly and helpul. We stayed so well that we continued our stay also for a second night. The only negative point is the lack of free wifi; the paid service was not even available in our room (connection very weak). Suggested choice for Phillip Island.

Room Tip: Try to have a room away from the main road.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SilkDragonfly
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed in a spa suite which was spacious and clean. The motel was very quiet as there was no disturbance from other guests or from passing traffic.

There is a small outside pool and BBQ area.

The staff was friendly and helpful in getting my internet connection working

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear of the property are probably best, though the motel is located in a quiet area.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank allanalderson
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Only managed to stay one night would have liked more nights on Phillip Island. Large room fully equiped with spa bath.very comfortable and quiet. Unusually exposed brickwork walls kept the room cool. Small but pleasant outdoor pool. What makes this hotel different, is Jim the owner who is most friendly, helpful and courteous both on arrival and departure.

Room Tip: go for the larger room with a spa bath.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights in Aug 2012 for R&R, attend a ride day at the grand prix circuit and see the penguin parade. Booked via Bass Coast website. Description was a little bit misleading however the room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. It was cosy to come back to each night particularly as the weather was cold and windy for most of my stay. Hot breakfast was the highlight - arrived at the time I requested and was perfectly cooked. Staff we friendly, happy to offer information in relation to placed to eat.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I booked this motel as we needed somewhere to stay after the penguin parade. Most motels required more than a one night stay. The Tropicana motel was $220 for a room for 4. It was supposed to have a queen bed and two singles but only had a double. The room had exposed brick walls and was small and quite dark. The swimming pool was lagoon style and was Ok but the water looked cloudy. When I asked if we could have some towels for the pool I was told to just use the towels from the bathroom. The towels were small and thin and couldn't have been used twice so the kids ran to the shower without drying off. If I went back to Philip Island I would look for somewhere else to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Tropicana Motor Inn

Address: 22-26 Osbourne Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Cowes
Price Range: $104 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropicana Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tropicana Motor Inn provides superb Phillip Island accommodation centrally located in a quiet area of Cowes, Phillip Island. Being only minutes walk to the beach, restaurants and great shopping we are your perfect Phillip Island destination. We cater for groups with a Dinner Bed and Breakfast packages available. ... more   less 
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Tropicana Motor Inn Phillip Island/Cowes

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