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The Waves Apartments

No. 1 The Esplanade P.O. Box 108, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
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#5 of 11 hotels in Cowes
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Cowes, look no further than The Waves Apartments.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and The Waves Apartments makes getting online easy as internet access is available.

As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Cowes, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Waves Apartments, including The Waterboy Cafe (0.2 mi), MadCowes Cafe (0.3 mi), and Fig & Olive (0.4 mi).

The staff at The Waves Apartments looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Wifi
Paid wifi
Complimentary tea
Beach
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
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andream0402 wrote a review Feb 2024
Melbourne, Australia2928 contributions668 helpful votes
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We had stayed at Waves some years before and knew the location , which is good . On the beachfront near the main street. The apartment was spacious and clean and well equipped. The shower head was terrible . Ladies, if you don’t want wet hair take a shower cap. I’m not sure how you enter the apartment complex if you don’t have a car because entry seemed to be via the garage. View from the large balcony was lovely.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kim V wrote a review June 2022
Northern Territory, Australia13 contributions5 helpful votes
The view from the beach front room was beautiful. However you enter the apartment to a view of a pocky little room with two single beds with a very dated look and an overpowering stale odour. Once you enter the adult suite you are faced with old doona cover that is crumpled and the open side with the inner doona spewing out. Also you couldn’t get rid of the odour. If you think your going to have a peaceful sleep forget it as the split system is extremely noisy and turns on and off all night with climate control. This was our first night away for a very long time and the Waves was so disappointing I wanted to go home before the end of the night!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JCGagni wrote a review Dec 2021
Melbourne, Australia83 contributions36 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at The Waves Apartments. The apartment is on a good location and our room had a good view. The room given to us was also good enough for a family of 3. Our toddler was able to walk around the room and enjoy :) Will definitely stay here again the next time we're back at Phillip Island.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Livelovelocal wrote a review Nov 2021
19 contributions10 helpful votes
This trip was our first post lockdown and didn’t disappoint. The Waves Apartments are conveniently placed near the beach, shops and playground. Our room was clean, organised and accomodating. Would definitely book again. The kids loved it here… there were tears when it was time to leave!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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janice wrote a review Sept 2021
London, United Kingdom52 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at the Waves for 3 nights and it was a perfect stay. In an amazing location looking out to the beach and a 2 minute walk to the main strip, could not get a better location. It was so clean and tidy absolutely immaculate it looked clean and even little things like the doonas smelt clean. I would more recommend to smaller families so 3 or less children otherwise it might get a bit snug. Staff was very friendly as well and car parking is provided that is safe and secure. Cooking wise there is a stove top and a pan, not a very good pan more aiming for patrons to go out and support the community. There is free WIFI there too, worked like a treat.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Try and get a room on a higher level to eliminate less noise. Try and get a sea view to look out...
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Steven C wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia143 contributions59 helpful votes
Terrific location, right on the water and only a 5 minute walk to the Main Street on the Island. The service is excellent, they assisted us with late checkout and were helpful throughout the booking process. The rooms are spacious and relatively modern, this is a good place for families with multiple beds and lots of room. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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celia n wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia108 contributions63 helpful votes
we stayed at the waves apartment for a long weekend break and to celebrate our anniversary. we booked a front beach apartment the views were wonderful got to see the ocean and beach from the bed. the apartment was very clean enough crockery for everything u needed. mind u found the breakfast cereal dishes to be abit small in size. found it a little weird having bunk and single bed in the kitchen area but that didn't bother us as it was just me and my husband. the place was very clean:) loved sitting on the balcony people watching. even being opposite the road was good as im a light sleeper but didn't seem much traffic. we loved the use of the jetted bath. it was in easy reach of the main st. lovely shops and plenty of places to eat. the phone lines and it appears email system was down before we went as i couldn't contact anyone it was by sheer luck i found a mobile number to call on the f.b to check our reservation. the lady that checked us in seemed abit flustered because of this issue. didn't even wish us happy anniversary. we found some people very inconsiderate with parking in the above car park with taking too many lanes for their vehicle but that wasn't the fault of the apartment just the guest.. we would defiantly stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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miss_piaalba wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia449 contributions67 helpful votes
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Truly a gem at Phillip Island. It's near the beach, near the center and all. It's tidy, well-lit. I didn’t use their free wifi, so I am not sure if it was fast enough. The room was spacious and their staff was friendly. We will definitely stay again and recommend it. =)
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Niceaussie wrote a review July 2020
Bendigo, Australia89 contributions24 helpful votes
When we first arrived we loved the place, lovely room and loved the views. A major let down is guests are allowed to smoke on their balcony, so whilst I was trying to enjoy the lovely view I had to choke on the neighbours non stop smoke 😡 eventually having to stay inside and only get on the balcony when they were not around. Really ruined it for us. Won't be back and will definitely investigate further with future accomodation.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katelouise89 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mornington Peninsula, Australia88 contributions59 helpful votes
I have stayed at this hotel many times and customer service is usually good. Today I went to book and asked what would happen if we were to go in to lock down and not be able to stay. Apparently I would lose the amount I would need to pay if for some reason with the covid virus that we went into lock down and couldn't go. I had said I was happy to pay and if we couldn't go maybe we could receive a credit for the lost money but still no. I think this is really unfair and not good customer service at all. I wasn't asking for a refund I was 100% ready to stay if I could but no leniency whatsoever. It's a shame as I have told many friends and family about this place but won't be in the future. Disappointing
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from thewaves3922, General Manager at The Waves Apartments
Responded 29 Apr 2020
Hi Katie I recall your call and my advise to you at the time was simply wait until closer to the weekend date you required and then book once knowing if restrictions in place. There was no issue with room availability but this saved the process of reversing bookings. This was the same advise we gave to all persons calling being we were days away from news of events unfolding. In the case that what has been written leads people to think The Waves did not offer any compensation or refund to any of our guests affected by the pandemic I would like to make clear our policy in this matter has been to fully refunded those as requested, amended travel dates as those requested and extended expire date on 3rd party programs to assure to assist our guests. I'm sorry our booking advice / process at that unprecedented time was not to your liking and as you mention our customer service in the past has meet your exception, I hope you will allow us the opportunity in the future to be of service. Kindest Regards Carolyn Thurgood
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AU$293 - AU$341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaPhillip IslandCowes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waves Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to The Waves Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Cowes Beach (0.04 km), The Palms Phillip Island (0.2 km), and Cowes Night Market (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waves Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a spa, free parking, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at The Waves Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Waves Apartments?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waves Apartments?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waves Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pino's Trattoria, Cafe Lugano, and The Waterboy Cafe.
Does The Waves Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Waves Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.