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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013 via mobile

Stayed in our favorite suite 'the terrace' for 2nd time...very impressed with how helpful the housekeeper was...what an asset she is! Must admit hosts seemed a bit 'over it'...v sad...but understandable considering some of the rudeness I witnessed from another guest... Loved our time though. .wish it had been longer...must mention how spotless the room was.. Only wish that there... More 

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1 Thank likomi
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Sorry , must have been having a bad hair day - we have passed your comments onto our lovely housekeeper who incidently has been with us a very very long time and is definitely a part of The Castle More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We stayed at the castle villas recently for our first wedding anniversary and we absolutely loved everything about it. The owners Jenny and Harley made our first anniversary very memorable. In previous comments below I have seen people write about non-working fridges and parking. The villas were full when we stayed there and Jenny and Harley we very accomadating and... More 

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Thank Aatkin
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for the time in writing your nice words - we look forward to your return More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed in the castle suite, which was done up beautifully. Really good size bedroom with a kitchenette and separate lounge. The only downer was that there was no wifi reception in the room, despite it being advertised and confirmed verbally when making the booking. Everything else was lovely though.

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1 Thank Martin G
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - not to sure what went wrong with the free WIFI as we have had no further queries, maybe you were trying with the wrong P/W More 

Fish Creek, Victoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2013

We had friends holidaying on Phillip Island in January, so it was the perfect excuse to take a few days away ourselves.We had stayed at the Castle some years ago and hoped that the owners were still Jenny and Harley and they were. We were greeted as long lost friends. Jenny had reserved the Castle Suite for us (the same... More 

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1 Thank Indigo_Moon334
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your nice words and hopefully will still be here to great you in another 5 years More 

Albury, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Unfortunately our 3 day stay at the Castle Villa by the Sea was actually 3 days too long. The apartment is not actually by the sea and you can't even see the water until you walk over the hill. It definitely was not up to the usual standard of accommodation for the $220 per night that was charged. The decour... More 

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9 Thank frankyt45
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

We read this review with slight amazement wondering what so disturbed these people to the point that they needed to rate The Castle as “terrible” and mark us 1 out a possible 5. Was it that the sea could not be seen from their tree top balcony because the trees were still in spring foliage? (Will have to cut down... More 

Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

The Castle is a little haven of peace and quiet in Cowes, with a real old-style charm that is hard to find these days and a warm welcome from hosts Jenni and Harley. This is no modern corporate hotel, so if that's what you're after then keep looking. The Castle is like a home away from home, complete with log... More 

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Thank MW_AND
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your lovely review - it certainly gives us heart More 

Keilor, Victoria, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We stayed in the Castle suite. We loved the elegant style of the room. The balcony overlooking the stunning gardens was indulgently relaxing. The separate lounge was perfect for our toddler. The owners were very friendly and offered us very accurate advice on the best places to find the best food in Cowes & around the island. Perfect location to... More 

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1 Thank Elisabeth F
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank You for your nice words, it is very heartening to receive nice reviews It was nice you saw the garden in it's prime, unfortunatly it only lasts for about 3 months We look Forward to your return Jenni & Harley More 

Budgewoi, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Ours was a very small room in B &B style accommodation without the single sized bed (with a queen bed) as stated, or airconditioning (only a fan). We were later helped with a single mattress that just fitted on the floor but blocked the doorway. A shared area had airconditioning and a kitchenette. Parking was only for 3-4 cars. It... More 

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6 Thank Con b
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

The main thrust of this ladies complaint, in brief, is that there was only a Queen size bed in the room and it wasn’t a luxury apartment Our web site describes the room in which she booked as follows: Double bedroom leads from a sunroom with kitchenette. Each suite has its own private balcony overlooking the gardens and shared sun-drenched... More 

Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We stayed three nights at The Terrace Suite. We thought it is superb little place run by a lovely, friendly, helpful couple. The Terrace Suite had everything you'd find in a 4-5 star hotel and are immaculate when it comes to cleanliness. The kids stayed very comfortably on the sofa bed in the living room so that everyone had a... More 

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willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - we are so glad you and your family had a lovely stay More 

Morpeth, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

peaceful garden setting,own private entrance ,lovely setting,ponds and lilies ,shady trees,perfect holiday or romantic get away,close to shops ,cafes ,pier where you can catch ferries,no noisy yahoos,

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willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - We are so glad you had a peaceful stay Jenni & Harley More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Castle Luxury Villa offers you your own island oasis and perfect carefree holiday accommodation, footsteps from the beach-front and hidden away in a magical garden ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Castle Villa by the Sea

Address: 7-9 Steele St | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: €121 - €239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Castle Villa by the Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Castle Hotel Cowes
The Castle Villa By The Sea Phillip Island/Cowes, Australia
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cowes
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cowes
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“Read the fine print when you go for this property”
 of 5 bubbles saadaustralia, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“My partner and I stayed in the suite which was very nice and romantic.”
 of 5 bubbles 841gabbyb, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a suite that looks over the beautiful garden”
 of 5 bubbles Indigo_Moon334, 28 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Look at their website first to view all the rooms to select one to suit your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles elisabethf_13, 19 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Make sure the bed is to your liking...”
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