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Genesta House

18 Steele St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 29/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 29/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Cowes
Offering boutique B&B accommodation in the heart of Phillip Island, historic Genesta House (c.1917) is located within easy reach of Cowes shops and cafes. Genesta House offers beautifully styled suites with luxury ensuites, individually controlled heating & cooling, in room continental breakfast, free WiFi and private verandahs overlooking 100 year old cottage gardens. An ideal couples retreat.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Adults only
Street parking
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Golf course
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Frogchick73 wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne287 contributions129 helpful votes
A fabulous location, approximately 500m (or less!) to the beach. Simonne was a perfect host and the room was lovely with all of the required facilities. The florentines and port were a lovely touch and the breakfast provisions were great! Cereal, yoghurt, fruit and toast with a variety of coffee and tea also provided. Would certainly stay here again and will doubtless bring people with me.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Simonne Liberman, Owner at Genesta House
Responded 24 Jan 2021
Thank you so much for the lovely comments. It was our pleasure to host and meet you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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ibigirl wrote a review Dec 2020
spain5 contributions
Lovely characterful house, close to the beach and main street of Cowes. Our hosts provided excellent service. Simonne was full of helpful information and went above and beyond our expectations to ensure we had a good stay. Loved the room we stayed in, lots of great touches and a shady verandah to sit, overlooking the very pretty gardens. Will definitely return!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Simonne Liberman, Owner at Genesta House
Responded 18 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to host you both. See you again soon.
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USD 107 - USD 165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Genesta House
Which popular attractions are close to Genesta House?
Nearby attractions include Cowes Beach (0.2 km), The Palms Phillip Island (0.08 km), and Cowes Night Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Genesta House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Genesta House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Genesta House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Genesta House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Genesta House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheeky Goose Cafe, Pino's Trattoria, and Cafe Lugano.
Does Genesta House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Genesta House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Genesta House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.