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The Waves Apartments

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and we were in an apartment block overlooking the beach which was lovely. It is close to everything, so walking to the main strip isn't an issue and it's handy as you just walk across the road and the beach is right there. The apartment is spacious and it has a little kitchen, so...

Thank Jassie28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely and clean and friendly staff no complaints there. My only complaint is that the building is not very sound proof between levels and walls. I mean I could hear the people up from us every movement and even hear the trickling when they were using the toilets and also hear them zipping up their suitcases that's how bad it...

Thank Heidi D
San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Waves is a beautiful place to stay on Phillip Island. Located close to downtown and an easy drive to visit the penguins. The suites are lovely, quiet, and comfortable for a family. The kitchenette makes eat in meals to save money a snap. Our suite had a gorgeous view of the bay. Rainbow lorikeets bid us farewell from our...

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the room was clean and had everything we needed for a two night stay - the bed was really uncomfortable and the kids beds (a bunk and separate single bed) were in the same room as the kitchen and dining table - a very strange layout. So once the kids were in bed - forget using the kitchen or...

Thank Emmakira
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 1 night and probably wouldn't go for 2. Nothing bad but a few little things that made it a no. Firstly, no screens on the balcony door means no fresh air. Beds are rock hard, so not good for a bad back. While a spa sounds great, don't expect to fit 2 people in, and the shower...

Thank Graeme D
Australia, Victoria
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great location right opposite the beach, walking distance to shops, cafés and Jetty. Room was very clean and comfortable. Had cooking facilities. Plenty of parking. The only thing is that you could hear a lot of noise from other rooms. But did quiet down when I went to sleep.

Thank Tiger37
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great location opposite the beach and easy walking distance to the main street. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of our room. It was well appointed with nice comfortable furniture and very clean. Good sized kitchen and full sized fridge would be excellent for an extended stay.

Thank Andrew G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We rented a self contained apartment, ((microwave, full size refrigerator oven & cooktop) with a balcony overlooking Western Port bay.@ $340.00 per night. The apartment could have slept a family of 5 as there was room that could closed off by a sliding door. Great comfortable lounge area. Close the main street and 100 meters from the Isle of Wight...

Thank Ray P
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

3 nights at this hotel for business. The minute I checked in I knew it would be memorable for the right reasons. Customer service - tick. Room cleanliness - tick. View of Port Phillip Bay - tick. Room amenities - tick. The list goes on. Can I think of a negative? Yes - I had to leave!!!!

Thank Chris T
Albury, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Booked a balcony room overlooking the water (lots of trees so not a great view) with the sitting area (2 x 2-seater couches) at the balcony end and bed closer to the kitchen. Appreciated the lift to get cases up to room. Everything you need to self cater in a basic way with a 2 burner hot plate and microwave...

Thank Shirley D

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Waves Apartments

Address: No. 1 The Esplanade | P.O. Box 108, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: $209 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Waves Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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Waves Apartments Cowes
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cowes
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“Suggest booking a beachfront if possible”
 of 5 bubbles Tiger37, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The best views are facing the beach but you pay a premium for that. book a normal room it's less than 2 minutes to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewgI685ZA, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are cheaper options at the rear of building, but of no view. Also there is some undercover parking”
 of 5 bubbles 711rayp, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 346 on 3rd floor with balcony good apart from no fly wire screens - was told none of them owned by Waves have screens”
 of 5 bubbles 316ShirleyD, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Nice to overlook the Beach”
 of 5 bubbles 809grahamm, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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