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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Having stayed at 5 star hotels across the world, we arrived at this 'bed and breakfast with pretensions' harbouring some fears; they were soon assuaged. We arrived outside the stated hours simply to ask whether we could park whilst we went off to find some food. We were welcomed by Judith, the manager, with open arms who showed us to...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Jill, Judith and the team.

Echuca, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Was so excited to come across this beautiful property when trying to decide where to spend our second wedding anniversary. After checking the reviews I was sold that this was the place. Upon arrival I went to reception to check in and was greeted by a lady who seemed less than impressed that I was here early, (even though I...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am the lady who greeted you and I must apologise for the impression I gave! We pride ourselves on being warm and friendly and also make every endeavour to accommodate people wanting to check in early. Your comments are a reminder that sometimes we don't come across as we intend to. I am so pleased that despite your "rocky...

Shetland
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Like many of the others we had a very pleasant stay in a very comfortable room, brightly decorated and well thought out with quality furnishings. On arrival there was no one around as we were after the 16.00 check in time, however there was an envelope with our name on it which gave the details of how to check in,...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review and I am glad you caught up with your Ipad - not a good thing to leave behind when you are holidaying.

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

After a warm welcome by the owner, we had a beautiful cottage. Everything look nice and was very clean. We got very good advice about what to do and where to eat. The nicest was that we got a beach plaid and towels in a beach bag. Very nice and handy. Also the beach , just a view minutes walk...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Jan - you certainly struck it lucky with the weather. March has been a beautiful month for swimming on our beach. Both weather and water have been warm. Thanks for taking the time to review Holmwood

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, a lovely B&B with everything you need, the hostess was both welcoming and informative. Really clean and tidy rooms with all requirements catered for. Breakfast was spot on with a gourmet touch. We would definitely return and recommend to all. A great and friendly service that helps make a stay memorable.

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Steven.

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Everything about Holmwood is of the highest quality, and it is one of the best guesthouses we have ever stayed at. Tastefully furnished with good facilities and a superb breakfast. The service is excellent.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Easy check in even though we were late, room was lovely, well made up and a good size with a king sized bed. Small bathroom but very user friendly with a nice shower and floor. Toiletries were provided and I thought were just what was needed when here for a night out. Jill was really nice we met her the...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Bridie Thanks for your lovely review and I'm glad you liked the coffee!

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a couple of nights here. Wonderful sleek design, large comfy bed, fabulous shower. Excellent service: great recommendation for dinner (and made the reservation for us), provided beach towels, advice as to places to shop, eat etc. Excellent location for the key activities: 10 minutes to the Koala conservation center and 15 minutes to Nobbies and Penguin Parade. We...

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We spent three nights at Hollywood and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had the garden room which was lovely and bright. The bed was really comfortable. When we checked in we were made to feel welcome and given useful information about the Island. Breakfast was really good and we particularly enjoyed the fruit salad. The guest house is far enough away...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stayed here for the second time as we had relatives from England to see the penguins, so we booked two rooms in the main part of the house. As before, the rooms were spotless, the breakfast excellent and the hosts, Jill and Jude were an absolute delight. Will stay here again and would recommend this place to everybody.

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

HI Alan it was great to welcome you back to Holmwood and I am glad your relatives enjoyed the Penguins. We hope to see you again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a cottage garden in a quiet tree lined street, Holmwood Guesthouse is the perfect place to pause and explore the natural attractions of Phillip Island, offering a choice of Bed & Breakfast accommodation or self-contained Spa Cottages, less than two hours drive from Melbourne.Holmwood Guesthouse is a stylish boutique retreat with three elegantly appointed rooms and two luxurious self-contained Spa Cottages, all just a five minute stroll from the Cowes main swimming beach, cafes and shops and just a fifteen minute drive to the Penguin Parade, Moto Grand Prix Circuit, spectacular coastal walks and wineries. All accommodation options have ensuite bathrooms, television, heating/cooling, complimentary wi-fi and the Spa Cottages also have private courtyard gardens, verandahs, barbeques and wood fires in winter. Depending on the season, breakfast (included in the Guesthouse rooms tariff, or as an extra for our Spa Cottage guests) is served in the dining room near the open fire or on the sun deck. We are licensed, so drinks and local wines are available and for group bookings a special dinner menu can be arranged for a private dining experience. The menu is prepared fresh daily according to availability of produce and guests' preferences.Holmwood Guesthouse is suitable for couples, small families and groups up to 10-14. For travellers on a self paced, round-Australia driving holiday, Holmwood is an ideal place to stay a while, unwind, be pampered or left alone, catch up with the washing and take time to truly experience the unique attractions of Phillip Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holmwood Guesthouse

Address: 37 Chapel St | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: $237 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holmwood Guesthouse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Garden room is very comfortable”
Teecam, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms include breakfast but cottages have a spa and are a little bigger/self contained.”
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“Very quiet place any room would be excellent. I”
Captainsunshine16, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the main Guest Room for short stay (1-2 days) and in the cottages for a longer stay (3 days or more).”
Dhvl, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There is a family cottage. We stayed ion the garden room which was devine.”
Chanelle81, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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