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Oceanic on Thompson Apartments

146 Thompson Ave Reception is located at Phillip Island Apartments, Cnr Chapel Street & Bass Ave, Cowes.VIC.3922, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
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#12 of 30 Specialty lodging in Cowes
Oceanic on Thompson Apartments is a 3 star self-rated property in the vibrant heart of the main town on Phillip Island, Cowes. The seaside town offers diverse dining, shopping and activities and Oceanic on Thompson is within in a short walk of all of this and more. Cowes beach is about a 10 minute walk and you will find amusements, restaurants and supermarkets on your doorstep. The self-contained apartments provide spacious living areas, kitchen and laundry and your choice of one, two or three bedrooms. There is easy access to many of the island's attractions, Phillip Island Grand Prix track, the penguin parade or you can simply be captivated by the Island's natural charm, enjoy some of the majestic scenic walks, beaches, nature and scenery Australia has to offer. Free Wi-Fi and parking is included. There are also two 3 bedroom townhouses with private courtyard available.
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Free parking
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 62 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
4Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Megan wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed in apartment 3, which looks like the one on the website with the dining table beside the couch. It was an incredibly spacious 2 bedroom apt with a big walk in robe in the master. The bath in the bathroom was a pleasant surprise, as was the second toilet. Unfortunately there were a few things that let the apartment down. Some are not within management's control, like the east-facing windows making it very bright from 6am, and the position beside the road meaning lots of traffic noise - particularly when the garbage bins were collected two mornings in a row (Wednesday and Thursday). Things that could be addressed are a general freshen-up of the paint and carpets (several marks/stains) and some better tapware in the kitchen and bathroom (stiff and noisy). The door to the apartment sticks and is really hard to open (there was a lot of swearing until I worked out the trick). I was also disappointed by being given two double/queen beds when I had booked for two adults and two children. I concede we decided to put up with this rather than raise it with management. If we come back and have the same budget, I would stay at Oceanic on Thompson again, but only in an apartment away from the road.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Oceanic Manager , Other at Oceanic on Thompson Apartments
Responded 25 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review and suggestions. We are happy to hear that there were some pleasant surprises during your stay and that you would stay again. We can certainly do our utmost to fulfill any requests for apartment location. We will have a look at what we can do to freshen up the apartment and have requested our maintenance to have a look at the tap ware. We hope you will stay with us again soon and should you do so, please contact us directly so that we may ensure we request the twin bedding for the second bedroom.
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Wendy S wrote a review July 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a 3 night stay at Oceanic on Thompson. The apartment was clean, comfortable and spacious. Check in/out was a breeze. It was value for money and would definitely stay again if we visited Phillip Island.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sie wrote a review Feb 2020
Rosebud, Australia29 contributions8 helpful votes
Booked 2 nights in a one bed apartment, no reception at property, picked up key and information sheets from Phillip Island Apartments. Booking in very quick and staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful, very impressed with our accomodation, very spacious with 2 bedrooms and large balcony which overlooked the main road, yes a couple of items need to be addressed, sliding doors needed a good clean and range hood in kitchen very dusty but other that that the apartment was really clean and well set out. Will definitley return.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from PIAmanager, General Manager at Oceanic on Thompson Apartments
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thanks, Sue S for your great review. Shall address the sliding door and range hood. Oceanic is part of a group of 3 properties branded as Phillip Island Apartments Group - Oceanic on Thompson, Phillip Island Apartments and Phillip Island Towers, and all check-ins are undertaken at Phillip Island Apartments. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next travel to our little slice of heaven.
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Pauline T wrote a review June 2019
Melbourne, Australia96 contributions23 helpful votes
This place was central and close to the main area of Cowes. The reception is not located at this property but their other property, inconvenient after a three hour drive. No lift only stairs. The apartment looked worn out and little rough. No tea towel or extra toilet paper. The oven hot plate and oven needs replacing it works but not the best.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from PIAmanager, Manager at Oceanic on Thompson Apartments
Responded 5 July 2019
Thanks paulinet690 for your review. New management is addressing the concerns you have raised. Toilet Paper x 2 is now being supplied (as self-catering apartments an initial supply of amenities including toilet paper is supplied). In regard to check-in, the address for key collection is advised at the time of booking, & is literally a 1 minute drive from Oceanic - we have 3 properties within 1 minute of each other, hence the centralised office. The hot plates gave some 'pitting which does not affect their performance & is reflected in the pricing as a 3.5 star property. Thanks for your review.
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Cassie M wrote a review Feb 2019
102 contributions8 helpful votes
When arrived walked in the front door with my very young family to be greeted by a stale cigaret smell( requested a non smoking apartment). Went out on the balcony for fresh air and was then greeted by the smell of all the rubbish bins below. I couldn’t even sleep in the bed that night as the cigarette smell was in the pillows and bedding. I ended up going to sleep on the couch that was covered in stains. Refused to stay another night in the apartment and complained to reception and was immediately upgraded to a massive and more updated apartment without any questions as if they knew that the apartment smells! If they hadn’t upgraded us I would have honestly not slept another night in the apartment and would have gone home. Thankfully they came through and my family and I had a great long weekend in the end.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from PIAmanager, General Manager at Oceanic on Thompson Apartments
Responded 17 Sept 2019
Hi Cassie M - we are new management we covered off your comments in respect of Phillip Island Apartments & regret your initial accommodation was not up to expected standards. One of the units had come out of permanent letting (despite being non-smoking apartments, liberties were taken with this policy, in this unit) as we understand it at the time & whilst this is no excuse, certainly, your experience is not the norm. Rubbish bins have been relocated to avoid the odours referred to, particularly in summer. This particular apartment has been refurbished - new carpets, painting & is now much improved. We appreciate your time in communicating & trust you will give us & the property another chance when next visiting our wonderful island!
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Mohamed E wrote a review Nov 2018
9 contributions2 helpful votes
great central location walking distance to town and shops. nice clean place and secure but no views . 2 bedrooms self contained apartment with plenty of space for a family . our daughter visited for a night and easily accommodated for . a lovely clean place in the heart of town .
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
AubreyP695 wrote a review Mar 2018
Melbourne, Australia303 contributions129 helpful votes
Have stayed here a number of times. The apartments have great potential but spoilt by poor service by lack of attention to detail and poor maintenance. Crockery provided was inadequate - two plates for apartment of four, no bottle opener, no corkscrew, Many lights not working. Balcony door had broken lock and could no be closed properly. Bathroom not properly cleaned. In fact very much the same as last time except a little worse. WiFi is good but that is where the good news ends.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Les B wrote a review Nov 2017
Sydney, Australia23 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed her overnight and was amazed at how big our apartment was. It was especially handy to have washing machine and dryer to catch up on laundry while we were traveling. Very close to all shops and restaurants saving getting car out for dinner.
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Date of stay: September 2017
KingWhale wrote a review May 2017
Hong Kong116 contributions40 helpful votes
The apartments are relatively easy to find, just follow Google Maps. However, I wish I was told that the check-in office is not at the same location as the apartments. That would have been nice to know beforehand. However, after finding the office, the ladies there were very nice and helpful. Even though we were quite early, they still let us check in early. They were also helpful in providing useful information. Unfortunately, I was too sleepy to remember much. The apartment we got was on the 2nd floor. It has two bedrooms and a nice large living/dining room and kitchen. The place was clean and comfortable. But the place has no elevators so it was a struggle getting all our heavy suitcases and things up there. I wish we would have been asked if we preferred a lower floor room as there was no elevator. The bathroom was of decent size but lacking in shelves in the shower for shampoos and next to the sink for toothpaste and things. A final nitpick is the cooking range. It took forever to heat up to low heat and stayed at low heat.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you have heavy luggage, you may want to ask for a ground floor apartment.
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Robert H wrote a review Apr 2017
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Outstanding enjoy our time in apartments two night great deal and closer to cafeteria and restaurants also shops and nice as quiet area and great walkabout area nice people's and I will return again!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 126 - USD 178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaVictoriaPhillip IslandCowes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oceanic on Thompson Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Oceanic on Thompson Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Cowes Bazaar and Gallery (0.2 km), Grumpys Crazy Golf (0.06 km), and Kids Play Toys (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oceanic on Thompson Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a clothes dryer, and a washing machine.
Which room amenities are available at Oceanic on Thompson Apartments?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Oceanic on Thompson Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oceanic on Thompson Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saigon Maggie, Sambreros Tex-Mex Cantina, and Fig and Olive Steak & Seafood Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Oceanic on Thompson Apartments?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.