4.7 out of 5

"Lovely stay in the studio cottage over the Easter weekend - perfect for our family of two adults and two young boys. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 08 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Cowes awaits you at Holmwood Guesthouse. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach. Highlights at this guest house include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs with digital channels, and all 6 individually decorated rooms feature private yards, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

This pet-friendly guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and a garden. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 8 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 4.5-star Cowes guest house include Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Guesthouse Room - Garden

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$219* Per night/room 21 Aug. - 22 Aug.

Guesthouse Room - East

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Spa Cottage - Driftwood

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Guesthouse Room - Verandah

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Studio, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchenette, Courtyard Area

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Cottage, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holmwood Guesthouse ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 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 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holmwood Guesthouse

Everyone (15) Couples (19) Family (4)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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3 Apr. 2019 by Holmwood

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. warm regards Sonya/Holmwood

5 out of 5
Lovely stay in the studio cottage over the Easter weekend - perfect for our family of two adults and two young boys.

Posted by , from Sydney on 8 Apr. 2018

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10 Apr. 2018 by Sonya

Thanks Emma, so glad your family enjoyed the stay, yes the Studio is just right for family accommodation. Hope to see you again. Warm regards Sonya

5 out of 5

Cold not be more perfect

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Location: Again, close enough to walk to shops, cafes. Short drive to Penguin parade, Nobbbies Antarctic exhibition and Churchill island
Charming Jill has created a perfect home away from home. Everything is of the highest quality and comfort. location excellent - close to the centre of Cowes but quiet. Easy drives to the main attractions.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 28 Mar. 2018

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3 Apr. 2018 by sonya

Thanks Lynne, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I will pass on your review to Jill, she will be chuffed. warm regards Sonya

5 out of 5

Great location, walking distance

We could not fault anything about our stay here. Walking distance to beach and restaurants, fantastic staff, very clean and stylish rooms and fantastis breakie. Would highly reccomend and can't wait to come back!

Posted by , from Melbourne on 26 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Fantastic decor, comfortable and luxurious stay

Pros: Decor is fabulous, very comfortable room.
Cons: No door in shower so it can get a little wet on the bathroom floor
Location: Only 1 street away from main street (restaurants, bars, shops - definitely check out the lolly shop!) and the beach.
Very cute cottage-style house. Hostess was lovely, the entire house is beautifully decorated (loved the koala-print chairs) and the bed was huge and one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in! The breakfast was delicious and the beach and main street is only one street away. I enjoyed an early morning coffee on the porch watching honeyeaters feeding on all the garden flowers and the air smelt wonderful, of seasalt and flowers. Very relaxing, highly recommend if you are looking for something extra special.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 27 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice room, clean modern and great sheets!

Stayed for one night. Room was big enough, small but really nice bathroom with great toiletries. Host was very nice and breakfast was delicious, would stay there again.

Posted by on 15 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Characterful small guest house at Cowes

Pros: Personal attention from the owner
Cons: The booking agent should give more attention to the guests request as regards room type,and should avoid indicating "last available" when it is not.
Location: Close to Cowes town centre and sea cruises.
The property consists of 3 double bedrooms in the main house,and three cottages in the rear garden. We were incorrectly booked into a 2 storey cottage which has the bathroom on the ground floor,which is most incovenient . At our request our host kindly rebooked us into the main house with a delightful verandah bedroom and ensuite bathroom. We spent a most comfortable night and enjoyed a full English breakfast next morning. At the booking stage we were informed that the accommodation offered was the last available otherwise we would not have accepted the cottage in the garden that slept 4 people What a surprise to discover that we were the only guests! This fault may only be attributed to the booking agent and can only be construed as a ruse to make us use this accommodation rather than open up the main house. This was most annoying when we arrived. I would advise direct contact with the owner of this and other properties to avoid an misunderstanding on future occasions.

Posted by on 9 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5
Room is very clean provision of breakfast is good

Posted by on 26 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Enjoyed our stay

Enjoyed our stay. Only thing we found disappointing Was the water pressure in shower - could be improved

Posted by , from Australia on 19 Apr. 2016

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4 out of 5

Enjoyed Our Stay

We enjoyed our visit to Philips Island. The unit is nice, clean, but the Master Suite seemed to be a Double bed vs. a Queen bed and was up a short flight of stairs from the bath room. That said, we would stay there again.

Posted by on 25 Mar. 2016

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About the Holmwood Guesthouse

Location 37 Chapel Street, Cowes, VIC 3922

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at the luxury Holmwood Guesthouse. Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Cowes guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (162 km / 100.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holmwood Guesthouse offers 6 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Digital televisions are provided. This Cowes guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • Private outdoor space
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 4 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 4 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.0 per stay.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free


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.

  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 20.00 for adults and AUD 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.0 per stay
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holmwood Guesthouse House Cowes
  • Holmwood Guesthouse House
  • Holmwood Guesthouse Cowes
  • Holmwood Guesthouse
  • Holmwood Guesthouse Phillip Island/Cowes
  • Holmwood Cowes
*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.