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Swan Lake Guest House

935 Ventnor Rd, Ventnor, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
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Welcome to Swan Lake Guest House, your Ventnor “home away from home.” Swan Lake Guest House aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out Bimbadeen Phillip Island (3.0 mi) while visiting Ventnor, Swan Lake Guest House is a short distance away.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Swan Lake Guest House offer a refrigerator and air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including baggage storage. Guests of Swan Lake Guest House are also welcome to enjoy free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While staying in Ventnor, you can check out a popular cafe like The Shed Phillip Island, which is serving up some great dishes.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, which is a popular Ventnor history museum – and it is conveniently located a short distance from the guest house.

Swan Lake Guest House puts the best of Ventnor at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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afong138 wrote a review July 2022
Sydney, Australia297 contributions198 helpful votes
We stayed here 1 night. Excellent views from our room. The room was small in size but comfortable, clean & quiet with a small TV. Good free Wifi reception & free parking. Continental breakfast was included with cheese, ham, tomatos & fruit. The owner Bernadette made a special trip into town to buy soy milk for me as I am lactose intolerant. However we did experience some disappointment. We arrived at the locked gate around 1.30pm after a long drive from Bendigo. We knew the check in time was 3pm but we thought perhaps we could sit in the lounge until our room was ready. We phoned Bernadette who informed us firmly we wouldn’t be admitted until 3pm. That did not leave us much time to settle in & unpack as we had booked a tour at 4pm to see the Penguin Parade on that afternoon. This was very disappointing as we have travelled extensively & in similar circumstances we have at least been able to sit & wait in the lounge until our room was ready. BTW, this guess house is about half an hour’s drive to CBD & restaurants.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No pet or children allow in this guest house.
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Paul M wrote a review Mar 2020
Mordialloc, Australia90 contributions7 helpful votes
I checked into Swan Lake guest house located right next to Swan Lake and just down from the Phillip Island penguin parade. Bernadette is a lovely host warm on conversation, friendly and with great attention to detail in everything she does. She even ironed my shirt (I didn’t ask really!). Great walk to lake for nature experience (birds, wallabies etc). Comfortable bed and room. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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mfo1901 wrote a review Jan 2020
Mount Ommaney, Australia44 contributions6 helpful votes
Previous two reviews are spot on. We stayed a few months back but both are right. Host, although well meaning is paranoid about where you can go and what you can do in “their house”. No toilet roll holder was weird and the lack of in room amenities such as coffee and tea is not right for a cabin/B&B. Ground are good and location to the penguins is ideal, it’s just a shame about the overbearing host.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frankie_Hummus wrote a review Jan 2020
North Vancouver, Canada671 contributions242 helpful votes
JohnDaltonMelb’s April review so aptly summarizes our own experience that no further explanation is required. But below are a few notes of our own. The rooms are curiously spartan (we had one chair, our friends had no chairs). And no counter space in the bathroom whatsoever. The screen door was broken and let flies in. Otherwise it was immaculately clean. Ocean views in two directions and nice walking trail nearby.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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JohnDaltonMelb wrote a review Apr 2019
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Swan Lake Guest House was on the most part a pleasant experience. Arriving to a warm welcome from the host we spent some 20 minutes being shown various aspects of the boarding house with explicit instructions of what not to do or where not to go on the property. The walls and roof for those staying downstairs are extremely thin. Any use of the spa or doors can be heard through out the other guest rooms. Continental breakfast which although lovely required forewarning of your arrival to the minute. This was for the fresh fruit and un toasted ham, tomato and cheese croissants. Can’t help but feel you’re being constantly watched whilst in the general areas. Use of the large tv in the general area (compared to the 15’ in room tv) is discouraged. Under no circumstances do I recommend you turn down the ambient music in the background or adjust the volume of this tv from mute. It strangely felt like crashing at a mates house where you are staying with their parents who you’ve never met before. Or being on a school camp. Oddly enough too - the rooms don’t have a toilet roll holder and the owner can talk long enough that a hot coffee goes cold.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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RosieMeerkat wrote a review Feb 2018
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions16 helpful votes
This modern and beautifully furnished guest house is just up from the penguin parade. Its isolation is a bonus! Our room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Breakfast was varied and yummy. Bernadette was a great host, informative and attentive. I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Kim S wrote a review Feb 2018
Greater Melbourne, Australia69 contributions15 helpful votes
Unfortunately we were cancelled out a few days beforehand being told the Credit Card was declined. I have checked and double checked and there is nothing wrong with the credit card I submitted. However, my real beef is the woman who finally rang me from Swan Lake B and B talked nonstop and did not allow me to speak. I am glad we were cancelled out now. I would not recommend this place for service.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andy C wrote a review Oct 2017
Madison, Alabama7 contributions
Bernadette and her husband were amazing hosts! My family had been on a 2-week journey along the coast and stayed here. Unfortunately, our tight schedule only allowed us to remain at the Swan Lake House for 12 hours. We were going to miss the wonderful breakfast b/c of an early departure time. Bernadette went out of her way and went to the store to purchase food for our travels. She bought enough treats to satisfy our family for days. It was incredibly generous. In addition to that, she rearranged the room we were staying in for maximum comfort for all 4 of us. The view was incomparable to any other place on the island. Being away from the big cities, the stars were so bright and lovely. It was also only a 5-minute drive to the penguin parade. We cannot recommend their services more.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Gabe S wrote a review Aug 2017
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Great rooms, friendly host and excellent breakfast. Highly recommend and would definitely stay again. Free parking available and breakfast included. Beds were comfortable and B&B located in a quiet area.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Roland W wrote a review July 2017
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A great location - must be the closest accommodation to the Penguin Parade (which is also a lovely corner of the island). The host who greeted us, Bernadette, was delightful knowledgeable about the island, as well as being well traveled herself. Bernadette had great advice about activities around the island including attractions and restaurants. Many thanks Bernadette and the Swan Lake Guest House!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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AU$306 - AU$367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaVictoriaPhillip IslandVentnor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swan Lake Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Swan Lake Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade (0.8 km), Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (6.5 km), and Phillip Island Wildlife Park (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Swan Lake Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Swan Lake Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Swan Lake Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swan Lake Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cowes Curry Club, The Store Phillip Island, and Bimbadeen Farm Cafe.