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Holmwood Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 10 Cowes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Berwick, Australia
1 review
“Great location, superb room and service”
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Holmwood Guesthouse far exceeded our expectations. We were pleasantly surprised to arrive at the house, in a prime location and with picturesque gardens. The rooms were tastefully furnished and stoked with all the amenities you could desire. Judith was an excellent host and made us feel very comfortable and welcome the whole time. The cooked breakfast was delicious, complete with freshly squeezed juice and barista-quality coffee. Such a tranquil setting yet so close to restaurants, shops and the beach. I would definitely stay again and highly recommend. Faultless.

Room Tip: There is a family cottage. We stayed ion the garden room which was devine.
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  • Stayed July 2016, travelled with friends
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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review, 10 October 2016
Thank you for your complimentary review. I have passed it on to Judith who is the Holmwood Breakfast Queen!

Jill
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We were really really pleased we booked here. We loved every minute we stayed here and wanted to stay for longer. Had been beautifully redone had a bath seperate shower motion sensor lights fireplace and air con. Outdoors had our own bbq and private courtyard. Seriously just book here you won't regret it :-) wish we could have stayed for longer!!!!

Stayed November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review, 10 October 2016
Glad you enjoyed our spa cottage. Come back in summer and enjoy our beautiful beaches when its swimming weather.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Read all the previous reviews and thought this was the place for us - Absolutely fantastic cottage accomodation.
We stayed in Inglenook cottage - excellent facilites throughout, kitchen, bedroom and a stunning bathroom. Good off road parking with a very quiet and private outside front garden space. Cottage is very warm with a lovely fire to heat through on top a very good warm air system.
We have stayed in some fab places during our 4 years in Aus and this is up there with the best.
For the record Cowes is great for a weekend break and a visit to the Penguins is a must, we did the ultimate adventure tour, it is amazing but be prepared for walking and getting up close and personal with nature !!
Thank you Holmwood for a wonderful weekend - we wil be back for sure.
Mark and Sue

Room Tip: Cottages are fantastic for couples
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  • Stayed June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Holmwood, Manager at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review, 10 October 2016
Glad you enjoyed Holmwood and the Penguins. The Ultimate Tour is amazing. Its more expensive but I think it is worth every cent given you are taken in a group of 10 or less to an empty beach where the penguins almost walk over your feet! The night vision glasses walky talky and personal guide add to the experience as does the walk back through the rookeries. Its a shame you didn't get a chance to take a boat trip out to the seals - next time!
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Clean comfortable room friendly host great cooked breakfast could not fault anything. Not the first time I stayed here and wont be the last would highly recommend to anyone. Within walking distance of cbd.

  • Stayed May 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to Holmwood and just as enchanting as the 1st.

Beautifully presented B&B in a very convenient location, extremely comfy bed and room, spotless throughout, modern bathroom, friendly and professional staff, oh...and a delicious breakfast!
Only one problem...we had to go home and back to work.

Looking forward to our next visit to the island and Holmwood Guesthouse.
If you're heading down sometime soon, this is definitely the place to stay.

Stayed May 2016, travelled with friends
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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review, 10 October 2016
We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Property: Holmwood Guesthouse
Address: 37 Chapel St | (cnr Steele St), Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Cowes
Price range (per night): $218 - $269
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holmwood Guesthouse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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