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230 Church St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Cowes
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Multi award-winning boutique country-house accommodations offering discerning adult travellers fine surroundings, absolute privacy & unobtrusive service from experienced owner/hosts. Luxury & elegance, set in extensive private and established gardens, we offer purpose architected guest accommodations in classic style, all with modern bathroom amenities & separate entrances, secluded, refined elegance & old-world charm just 100m from a pristine sandy beach. European-style breakfast available in the dining room on selected days (dining room maybe closed subject to COVID regulations). Glen Isla is close to the Little Penguins, Koalas & the Seal Cruise. GLEN ISLA HOUSE is the original Glen Isla welcoming guests since 2003 with private gardens & direct beach access. Member of Small Elegant Hotels since 2004. Our property is 'adults-only' & not associated with nearby 'Apartments' at Glen Isla motel or any other property using "Glen Isla' in their name.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Beach
Patio
Adults only
Baggage storage
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Tamsyn S wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions1 helpful vote
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Just wanted to take the time to write a review of our stay at Glen Isla House. My partner & I stayed over the Easter long weekend & had an amazing time. The accommodation is gorgeous with a charming 19th century cottage core feel, with a beautiful & well maintained garden. The Suite we stayed in was comfortable & clean, with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Accommodation is in a prime location, just a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the town centre that has lots of shops, restaurants & cafes, and 10-20 minute drive to all the attractions Phillip Island has to offer. Its also a 3 minute walk to the beach. Very convenient! We really appreciated the personal touch the owners took into making us feel welcome over the weekend - from recommending us great eats to try, to the complimentary port + Easter eggs in our room upon arrival, these small details didn't go unnoticed & made our stay stand out above the rest! Thanks once again! - Tamsyn and Hayden
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ian Baker, Owner at Glen Isla House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks indeed Tamsyn for your fabulous review of Glen Isla. We're all about wonderful experiences and great memories here at Glen Isla, so we're very pleased you had a great time. In that regard, we hope very much to welcome you back to Glen Isla soon... Warm regards, Ian & Maddie Owners at Glen Isla House
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AmandaW wrote a review Feb 2020
Glen Waverley, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
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We spent two wonderful nights at Glen Isla House & loved every moment of the stay. Beautiful rooms with lots of attention to detail. The hosts are a beautiful couple who make you feel so welcome & really care about their guests. This is an awesome place to relax & unwind for a weekend getaway. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Thanks for your review and kind words... When guest arrive here at Glen Isla they are always met and welcomed by either Madeleine or Ian (owners and hosts). Since opening in 2003, its been our aim to make guests feel very welcome and to share our local knowledge of things to see and do, restaurants and cafes, and local wineries. We've lived and worked in Europe, the USA and Asia, travelling extensively in these regions over many years. In that regard, we've brought the best of our experiences in these travels to Glen Isla with the aim of making our guests' stay comfortable with elegant rooms, quality amenities, all set in extensive and authentic heritage gardens. Just the right recipe to 'relax and unwind' it would seem. We certainly hope to be able to welcome you back to Glen Isla for your next 'weekend getaway'... Kind regards, Ian & Madeleine Owners (& hosts) @ Glen Isla House Glen Isla since c1870 and warmly welcoming guests since 2003
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Anne F wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions25 helpful votes
What a fabulous place to stay. Hosts Ian and Madeleine were delightful and their amazing place is just stunning. We stayed in the Gate House, which is self catering. It had everything you could possibly need. Beautiful gardens to wander through and direct access to the beach and cafe through the back gate. What more could you want. Thank you Ian and Madeleine. We look forward to seeing you when we return to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Ian Baker, Owner at Glen Isla House
Responded 4 Jul 2021
Thanks indeed for taking the time to leave a review. We certainly appreciate your kind words. From the outset, when we opened Glen Isla House, our intent was to provide great accommodations and treat our guests just as we would hope to be received! There are many accommodation options on Phillip Island, to suit all budgets. Here at Glen Isla, we're focused on discerning adult travellers who appreciate the finer things in life, and our purpose-built guest accommodations are set in authentic heritage gardens, with direct access to a pristine sandy (north facing) beach... We hope to welcome you back to Glen Isla... Kind regards, Ian & Madeleine Owners at Glen Isla House.
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Beverly A wrote a review Jan 2021
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We were very fortunate to have the pleasure of staying at Glen Isla, a gem in Cowes, Phillip Island!! The surrounding beautiful gardens compliment the heritage buildings and delightful, very comfortable and clean accommodation. This is all topped by the welcoming and very hospitable owners, Ian & Madeleine who made my whole family feel very special and went to great ends to accommodate our needs. I highly recommend a get-away to Glen Isla!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ian Baker, Owner at Glen Isla House
Responded 13 Mar 2021
Thanks you indeed for your kind words, and thanks for choosing Glen Isla House for your accommodations. With the re-opening of domestic travel in Australia, a 'getaway' is a great way to support Australian family businesses like Glen Isla House, and we appreciate your custom. Its been our aim since we first opened to make our guests feel warmly welcome, and that they have a comfortable stay with us. We certainly hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Ian & Madeleine Owners at Glen Isla House.
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Marina L wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
The perfect getaway. Beautiful grounds, lovely traditional rooms. Just loved the easy access to the beach. Our hosts were so accommodating and their knowledge of the local area was very helpful. It was the attention to detail that made our stay fantastic. Thanks to you both for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ian Baker, Owner at Glen Isla House
Responded 10 Jan 2021
Thanks Marina for taking the time to leave a review, and for your comments. Glen Isla is all about tradition, old-world charm and elegance. Glen Isla House is part of the original and historic Glen Isla dating back to c1870, including historic oak and Norfolk pine trees! Many of our guests choose Glen Isla for these reasons, along with the extensive heritage gardens, and direct access to the sandy beach from our back gate! Thanks for choosing Glen Isla, and we hope to see you again soon... Warm Regards, Ian & Madeleine Owners at Glen Isla House
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PRICE RANGE
USD 175 - USD 255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaPhillip IslandCowes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glen Isla House
Which popular attractions are close to Glen Isla House?
Nearby attractions include Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (5.0 km), A Maze'N Things (5.3 km), and Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glen Isla House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Glen Isla House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Glen Isla House?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Glen Isla House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glen Isla House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheeky Goose Cafe, MadCowes Cafe, and Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar.