4.6 out of 5

"Lovely and peacefull. Neighbours a bit noise however. Thin walls. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 10 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

At Genesta House Accommodation you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach. Highlights at this guest house include in-room free WiFi and furnished patios.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and hairdryers, featured in all 5 individually furnished rooms. Fridges, desks and free toiletries are also available.

This guest house offers free WiFi in public areas.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Cowes guest house include Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Fernery Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Maple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Garden View, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lilly Pilly Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Genesta House Accommodation ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Genesta House Accommodation

Everyone (10) Couples (19)
3 out of 5
Lovely old house with lovely gardens in a good location. Good for o night stop. For us showing it’s age pretty well and probably in need of a good tidy up. They always look cute in photos but starting to question the relevance of these old places in today’s market. Certainly wouldn’t appeal to the younger generations.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Lovely and peacefull. Neighbours a bit noise however. Thin walls.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 10 Jun. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jun. 2018 by Maz

Hoping the ambience of Genesta House outweighed any distractions 🏡

4 out of 5

Nice room close to the beaches and main street

Pros: easy access
Cons: Fix the smoke alarms - other people cooked at the hotel and our room smoke detector kept going off. Other than that okay
Location: Great food Great fishing - New Haven
Found the place okay, close the main street, weekend we were there, the night market, music and food vans at cowes pier area. Great spot

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Mar. 2018 by Maz

Thank you for the feedback. The toaster in the other room has now been moved to a different spot, so that won't occur again. Glad you loved our location! With kind regards, Marianne Rankin Owner Genesta House, Cowes

4 out of 5

old fashioned and quaint

Pros: the era in which it was built the beautiful gardens
Location: close to everything and you camn walk into the main town.
Old home of the are that has been restored to its era. clean and comfortable and was just right for our weekend. The host was very helpful. very private.

Posted by , from melbourne on 10 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Nov. 2017 by Marianne

Yes, Genesta House is just a 2 min walk to the beach and main shopping area.

5 out of 5

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 4 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Susan was so welcoming the place looked amazing
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Affordable; Cleanliness: Beautiful;

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: B and B was a beautifully renovated old homein excellent condition.
Cons: No off street parking
Location: Tranquil, Close to everything
Facilities: Distinctive, house renovations good; Value: Inexpensive; Service: Professional, owner was sick; Cleanliness: Spotless; Close to beach and shops/restaurants

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Port Macquarie on 8 Oct. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Very quaint, but very comfortable, Our hostess was very helpful and made us feel welcome and comfortable.
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Affordable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Beautiful; It was in walking distance to lots of eateries.

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 28 May 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Owner was very friendly and room was immaculate
Cons: Nothing
Walking distance to the sea front, restaurants etc

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 25 May 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 May 2014 by

Hi Gregory - a short note to say what a pleasure it was to have you both stay in the" Fernery" for your time in Cowes. Thank you very much for your appreciation of Genesta House Bed & Breakfast, and I do hope I will get to meet you again some time. Regards, Susan Handley

3 out of 5
Pros: Location and breakfast
Cons: Stayed three nights without room serviced.
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Ordinary; Service: Below average; Cleanliness: Neat; Difficult accessing water for kettle and cleaning dishes!

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 23 Apr. 2014

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About the Genesta House Accommodation

Location 18 Steele Street, Cowes, VIC 3922

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Cowes guesthouse.

  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (162.1 km / 100.7 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Genesta House Accommodation offers 5 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to furnished patios. This individually furnished accommodation includes desks. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Cowes guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 8 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 8 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 5 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

  • Genesta House Accommodation Guesthouse Cowes
  • Genesta House Accommodation Guesthouse
  • Genesta House Accommodation Cowes
  • Genesta House Accommodation C

You should know

  • Children 5 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.