4.8 out of 5

"Classy B&B-style accommodation set in beautiful gardens and close to the beach and Cowes restaurants. Good for couples and also for groups needing mu ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 25 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Cowes awaits you at Glen Isla House. You'll be within a 10-minute walk of Cowes Beach and 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Phillip Island Ferry Dock. Highlights at this beach guest house include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy digital TV, DVD players, and safes, featured in all 8 individually decorated rooms. Additionally, fridges, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards are available.

The Cafe, Breakfast - Dining Room, serves local and international cuisine. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and tour/ticket assistance. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free ferry terminal shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 5-star Cowes guest house include Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Penguin Parade.

Classic Deluxe Room Only

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$260* Per night/room 11 Sep. - 12 Sep.

Gate Cottage Self Cater 4 nights

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Deluxe Room Only 3 nights

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Gate Cottage Self Cater 3 nights

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Deluxe Room Only 2 nights

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Heritage Suite Room Only 2 nights

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Glen Isla House ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Glen Isla House

Everyone (14) Couples (28) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Nice accommodation. Glen Isla is beautiful, comfortable and we had such a good time that we are now looking to bring our family there as well. We are grateful for being able to stay and will definitely stay again.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2019

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13 Jan. 2019 by IanB

Thanks indeed for your review and kind words. We treat our guests as we would hope to be treated when travelling and staying away from home! We hope to welcome you back to Glen Isla again... Kind regards, Ian & Madeleine Baker Hands-on owners & hosts @ Glen Isla House

5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2019

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9 Jan. 2019 by IanB

Thanks indeed for your great review of Glen Isla. We appreciate it, and hope to see you again here at Glen Isla House. Kind regards, Ian & Madeleine Baker 'Hands-on' Owners & Hosts Glen Isla House

5 out of 5
Great accommodation close to beach and the centre of Cowes. We were made welcome and given great tips about what to see and do on the island.

Posted by on 9 Dec. 2018

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11 Dec. 2018 by IanB

Thanks indeed for your kind words! Our aim is to treat our guests as we would expect to be treated when staying, and to pass on 'local information' to our guests on restaurants, cafes and things to see and do, We hope to welcome you back to Glen Isla if you are travelling in this region again. Kind regards, Ian & Maddie Owners & Hosts at Glen Isla House

5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Nov. 2018

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21 Nov. 2018 by Owners at Glen Isla

Thanks indeed for the review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, and hope to welcome you back to Glen Isla soon! Kind regards, Ian & Maddie Owners & Hosts at Glen Isla

5 out of 5

High-quality accommodation

Classy B&B-style accommodation set in beautiful gardens and close to the beach and Cowes restaurants. Good for couples and also for groups needing multiple rooms and large shared lounge, garden etc. Well-appointed kitchen and welcome small touches such as a very drinkable port in the rooms. Highly recommended.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 25 Feb. 2018

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7 Apr. 2018 by IanB

Thanks indeed Michael for your review. The setting here at Glen Isla with direct beach access and very private heritage gardens along with our professionally interior designed and furnished rooms seem to resonate with discerning guests! We hope to see you again here at Glen Isla again. Kind regards, Ian & Maddie Owners & Hosts at Glen Isla House Glen Isla since c1870 and welcoming guests since 2003

5 out of 5
A beautiful property close to beach gorgeous gardens and lovely room modern bathroom and a separate change room

Posted by , from sydney nsw on 30 Nov. 2017

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7 Dec. 2017 by IanB

Thanks indeed for taking the time to leave some comments, and thanks for the kind words. As seasoned travellers, we had the opportunity to architect our guest facilities here at Glen Isla to suit discerning travellers, and they have been purpose built in that regard. Hope to see you again at Glen Isla... Ian & Maddie, Owners and Hosts at Glen Isla House Glen Isla since c1870, and welcoming guests since 2003

5 out of 5
Very nice B&B, we had a great time. Friendly hosts too

Posted by on 28 Jul. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Lovely surroundings and comfortable room
Cons: Nothing
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Top of the line; Value: Affordable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 11 Feb. 2015

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11 Feb. 2015 by

Thanks indeed for your excellent review of Glen Isla. Attention to detail has been a hallmark here since we openend in 2003, and its pleasing to receive comments such as yours. Hope to welcome you back to Glen Isla again soon... Ian & Madeleine - Owners and Hosts at Glen Isla House (Glen Isla since c1870 and welcoming guests since 2003)

5 out of 5
Pros: Private, nice garden, pretty, good location
Cons: Dorma ceiling in the bathroom
Location: Wonderful
There's a great beach nearby

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 27 Jan. 2015

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27 Jan. 2015 by

Thanks for your review of the Gate Cottage ??? our 2 storey self-cater cottage. Indeed the bedrooms and bathroom are on the 2nd level, and they do have dorma ceilings (with dorma windows in both bedrooms overlooking the heritage gardens). We think this feature is part of the character of the cottage, but it???s not to everyone???s liking! By way of clarification, we advise that our classic deluxe rooms are in a different building, which does not have any dorma ceilings.

4 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Sheets not clean
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Basic; Value: Affordable; Service: Polite; Cleanliness: Untidy;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 21 Jan. 2015

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21 Jan. 2015 by

We???re sorry your stay didn't quite meet expectations. Your concern the bed linen was not right in our historic suite is absolutely of concern to us. As owners & hosts, we're always available on site. This could have been rectified immediately. Incidentally, we have since changed to a new linen service. Additional facilities in the suite do include antique furnishings, espresso coffee machine, gas log fire, large corner spa, complimentary mineral water, its own sitting area & private terrace.

Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between 07 May and 11 September.

Property Features

Glen Isla House offers its guests a terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a television in common area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Cowes guesthouse.

  • 1 floor
  • 8 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (163 km / 101.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Glen Isla House offers 8 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Breakfast - Dining Room – This Cafe specialises in local and international cuisine. Reservations are required.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - 6:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 3 PM - 6:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 12 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 12 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Guests traveling with a service animal must present certified identification for the service animal. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • Glen Isla House Cowes
  • Glen Isla House
  • Glen Isla Cowes
  • Glen Isla
  • Glen Isla House Phillip Island/Cowes
  • Glen Isla House Guesthouse Cowes
  • Glen Isla House Guesthouse

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Glen Isla House offers transfers from the ferry terminal. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 12 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
*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.