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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We stayed in the spa suite, furniture wasnt very nice at all but linen on bed was lovely. I was very dissapointed with the decor. Most of the place needs a paint and an update. Breaky was a continental which was included in the price but the crockery doesnt look like it has been updated from the 1970's. The dining... More 

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Thank mooreby5
Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback we have been running the Tropicana for nearly 12 months and we hope to make some updates over winter as it is a family ran business updating an 18 room motel will take some time but we hope to make continual improvements for our guests comfort. I am... More 

Noumea, New Caledonia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The room was clean and confortable. We enjoyed the outside swimmming-pool and barbecue. The included breakfast was good with yogurt, bread , cereals.... Excellent location near the beach. Nice and helpfull staff !

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Thank Magalie M
Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Magalie, Thanks for your review we appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the complimentary Continental Breakfast as well as the pool and BBQ area. We hope to see you again some time. More 

St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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202 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We stayed two nights here. The staff were friendly and continental breakfast is provided. Rooms were spacious and the bed comfortable. Pool was too small to be of any use but the BBQ area was very good. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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165 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Spend 2 days/1 night in the area this past week while on my first visit to Australia. The Tropicana is exactly what you would expect in a seaside/beach area. It reminded me of places in Florida or the northeast in the US. Check in was a breeze. Room was comfy and very clean. Did not take advantage of any meals.... More 

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Thank mike h
Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mike, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Phillip Island and the Tropicana Motor Inn, I appreciate the time you have taken to share your thoughts and will defiantly look into the hot water situation as this is not the norm. As we throw so much soap away I thought the smaller piece was more environmentally friendly, I... More 

Winchester
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134 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed as part of a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney. Just walked in on spec and booked a room. I thought the rate was reasonable. Room was clean and spacious, nothing to fault, free parking right outside. Area is very quiet, the town is a short walk away. Lots of food options but all fairly sedate. Folk all... More 

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Thank Clothcreature
Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent feedback,the friendly and laid back nature of Phillip Island is one of the things I love most about living here so I am happy to hear that you had an opportunity to come visit and experience the island. Cheers Mandy More 

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9 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Our stay here definitely did not reach our expectations. Firstly, we went to the reception to check in, and while the hostess was friendly and chatted with us while they checked our reservation, the host did not so much give us a smile and had a sulky face throughout. In addition, we were given a slip of paper to fill... More 

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Thank sining99
Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Morning Sining, I am very sorry to hear that your stay with us was disappointing, I would like to thank you for your detailed review as it enables us to improve and learn about our guests. We are looking into the brown tint that you observed in your water and as soon as we can find a solution I... More 

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Hi there, we are a family of 3 and we love to travel around inside and outside Australia 3 or 4 times per year. Last week we had a marvellous stay in Phillip Island at the Tropicana Motor Inn. We arrived around 3pm and the receptionist was very friendly and also extremely helpful. We stayed in the family room, which... More 

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback we really value what our guests say and are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again Cheers Mandy More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed for one night in the Deluxe King Spa room. Big room, very clean and good facilities. Room has mini fridge, microwave and a toaster. Corner spa was a great treat after dinner. Bed very comfy and nice and quiet at night. Didn't make it for breakfast and didn't make it to the pool due to weather not the best... More 

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Morning Lidz, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, thanks for providing feedback and I hope you enjoyed the Melbourne Cup festivities. Cheers Mandy More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We were only meant to stay for 1 night but we loved the place so much we stayed for 3. Lovely homy and very comfortable place to stay. Run by a beautiful family will definately come back and stay here again very clean and comfortable. We loved it will definately be recommending to all our family and friends and so... More 

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Thank Margaret K
Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, Thanks for sharing your opinion, it was lovely to have you stay with us and i'm very happy you enjoyed yourself. See you next time Cheers Mandy More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Nothing to tell really. Nice motel, close to shops. Rooms are clean. Used to have breakfast included, but not included anymore. Pity the restaurant does not have meals for dinner anymore. Should have loyalty for returning customers.

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Thank Maree T
Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Morning Maree, Thanks for providing feedback for us. I am so sorry to hear that you didn't get your usual continental breakfast as we were serving it in the dining room over school holidays. We thought we had told everybody but unfortunately we must have forgotten to tell you. We are always happy to take it to your room... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tropicana Motor Inn provides superb Phillip Island accommodation centrally located in a quiet area of Cowes, Phillip Island. Being only minutes walk to the beach, restaurants and great shopping we are your perfect Phillip Island destination. We cater for groups with a Dinner Bed and Breakfast packages available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tropicana Motor Inn

Address: 22-26 Osbourne Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: €88 - €165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropicana Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Because the motel is off the main road all suites seem quiet, It is walking distance to the center of Cowes”
 of 5 bubbles holgerk166, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The suite is very good for 4 - 5 people and the parking lot is just in front of the unit. It is very convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles koalarda26, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great location”
 of 5 bubbles G2121, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear good...some have been renovated..ours hasn't..but it's still very comfortable..”
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“The queen spa rooms are very spacious and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 276Karen, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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