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Brisbane, Australia
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...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our spa cottage. Come back in summer and enjoy our beautiful beaches when its swimming weather.

Melbourne, Australia
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...

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Holmwood, Manager at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

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...

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.

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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....

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back! Jill

Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

nevertheless close to the beach; beautiful interior design which helps to feel at home immediately; carpets, curtains, furniture everything matches extremely well; have a nice sundowner on the veranda; friendly and excellent service; very good breakfast;

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

That is the advantage of the Verandah room - the north facing seating area right outside your room. Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the compliments.

Reviewed 24 April 2016

We stayed in the beautiful garden room complete with full amenities- firm bed, wifi, TV, coffee/tea and best of all a wonderful cooked breakfast. Jill the owner is lovely and welcoming. The place is beautiful and close to everything. I recommend staying here to anyone visiting Philip Island.

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks Stephanie. We appreciate you taking the time to provide a review. Hope to see you again. Warm regards Jill

Purton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We booked as a family of 4 adults at the last minute and stayed in the Seaview cottage self-catering option. The cottage was a delight to behold and was perfect for our impromptu 1 night stay, and was delightfully furbished to a very high standard. I loved my ground single bedroom with a view of the "cows" and the bed...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you liked the cottage. This is our only family accommodation. Whilst compact it works well for four people for a short stay. I think is the first mention the "cows" have received. They will be delighted!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A group of 12 from Melbourne have just returned from "Holmwood Guest House" after a very relaxing two nights stay. It is a beautifully presented property set in a native garden, and the interior decor in every room is exceptional. My husband & I stayed in the "Garden Room" & we had everything we needed. Three couples stayed in the...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

Jenny I enjoyed having you all stay again very much. What a wonderful thing to see a group of friends who have known each other for 50 years still getting together to have fun. I hear there are plans afoot for you to come back next year which would be just grand. How lucky were you with the weather -...

Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Been tripping around the States for 4 weeks, in some good hotels, had to come to island on short notice, I can't believe the quality of this accommodation, top grade, and matches 5 star hotels easily. Beautifully renovated, and lovely gardens and central to town centre. Hostess was great and nothing was too much for the staff. Really excellent value...

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Holmwood, Owner at Holmwood Guesthouse, responded to this review

You flatter us Phil. Thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to you returning with your wife next time.

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Odd. It's on a suburban street corner and you come on it suddenly. Three stunning rooms in the main house. We had the one with the tropical theme. Nice touches include fresh milk in fridge. Beautiful lounge and lovely garden with pretty verandas. It's yards from a lovely beach and the village of Cowes. Think Cromer and you're there. Phillip...

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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: €164 - €185 (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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“Very quiet place any room would be excellent. I”
 of 5 bubbles 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).”
 of 5 bubbles Dhvl, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There is a family cottage. We stayed ion the garden room which was devine.”
 of 5 bubbles Chanelle81, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cottages are fantastic for couples”
 of 5 bubbles MarkandSueH, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had the Garden Room which was superb but there again all the rooms at the Holmwood are.”
 of 5 bubbles 485desd, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
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