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4.8 out of 5

"Quaint cottage with quality toiletries and fireplace " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 24 Mar 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Cowes awaits you at Holmwood Guesthouse. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find Cowes Beach and Phillip Island Ferry Dock. Highlights at this guest house include free in-room WiFi.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Added amenities include a coffee shop/cafe and laundry facilities. Each morning full breakfast is served between 8 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Cowes guest house, you'll be 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Phillip Island Wildlife Park and 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Phillip Island Nature Park.

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

Guesthouse Room - Garden

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holmwood Guesthouse ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 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 (20) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Quaint cottage with quality toiletries and fireplace

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2021

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5 out of 5
Good location. Private but handy to everything. Comfortable bed and great kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2020

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4 out of 5
Liked promptness if staff to questions or concerns. Didn’t like The size of the main bedroom.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
Jill was a wonderful host - the room was very comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. A lovely experience

Posted by on 15 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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About the Holmwood Guesthouse

Location 37 Chapel Street, Cowes, VIC 3922

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/cafe on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills 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
  • 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
  • Coffee shop

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


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holmwood Guesthouse offers 6 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Digital television is provided. This Cowes guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) are also available.

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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy 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:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 4 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. The host will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 4 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The host will greet guests on arrival.


  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Host will greet you
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


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

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
  • Holmwood Guesthouse Cowes
  • Holmwood Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • Holmwood Guesthouse Guesthouse Cowes
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*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.