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4.5 out of 5

"Pleasant easy to deal with staff. Comfy beds and parking at your door was good. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 01 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Cowes awaits you at Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation). You'll be 1.2 km (0.7 mi) from Cowes Beach and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Phillip Island Ferry Dock. Highlights at this property include 2 outdoor swimming pools and in-room free WiFi.

Living rooms, coffee/tea makers, and irons/ironing boards are featured in all 9 soundproofed villas. Premium bedding and down comforters invite a comfortable night's sleep. Additionally, microwaves and minibars are available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Enjoy the outdoor tennis court, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, kids' swimming pool, and pool loungers. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Cowes property include Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Penguin Parade.

Standard Apartment

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Premium Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Poolside

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Honeymoon Villa, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Villa, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Jetted Tub, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation) ratings based on 67 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation)

Everyone (20) Couples (16) Family (31)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Apr. 2021 by Andrea

Thankyou for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon

2 out of 5
The room was the property owners converted laundry. The bed was low mattress was cheap uncomfortable. Pillows were flat no spares. It was not worth te high pric charged

Posted by on 8 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Feb. 2021 by management

Dear guest We are sad to read your review. Please note you were not staying in a converted laundry at all. Your bedroom and bathroom is in fact and always has been a bedroom and bathroom purpose built. The kitchenette area has always been a kitchenette although it did once share a washer. Pity you didnt let us know about your pillow requirements as we would of been happy to offer alternatives. Please note it is also peak season and just over two hundred dollars for this time of year on the Island is really quite reasonable for the facilities we offer and we ave received fantastic feedback on most occasions. Our mattresses are chiropractic hotel grade but we do understand it is very difficult to please everyone as we all like different grades. Again, had you mentioned it to us during your stay we may have been able to offer an alternative. Kind regards Management

5 out of 5
Pleasant easy to deal with staff. Comfy beds and parking at your door was good.

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Dec. 2019 by Your Hosts

Dear Guest, Thank-you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your day, Andrea and Mark

5 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Oct. 2019

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30 Oct. 2019 by Andrea snd Mark

Dear Guest Thankyou for taking the time to review our little piece of paradise. It is with pleasure to see you enjoyed your stay. Regards Andrea and Mark

5 out of 5
Relaxed feeling, nice decor, peaceful. The owners were friendly and the villas are clean and spacious. If I had to fault anything it was the bathroom light didn't work properly but that was nothing as the property is lovely and will certainly return. Cute little Bali cards in the draw are a nice touch to. The driveway is fully lit up if you are driving back at night to :)

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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28 Apr. 2019 by Andrea and Mark

Thankyou for your lovely review. We love to hear our guests enjoy their stay. Thankyou for bringing the light issue to our attention. We will check and replace asap. Hope to see you again soon.

1 out of 5
Property is very average. I wont rate it more than a star. Advice if you booking their bring everything with you and dont use their facilities. Property owners told us that we took all their towels with us home."Which doesnt make sense and they charged us for it" there is no point literally for some one to take a dirty tea towel with them or a dirty towel back home.we left everything infront of them and they kept saying that they couldnt find any towel...probably to only add an extra charge.

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Feb. 2019 by Mark and Andrea

Dear guest, Understanding the risk of receiving a bad review from disgruntled guests when charged for losses or damages, much consideration is taken place before claims are made. With great trepidation we take great care in double and triple checking every possibility and give benefit of doubt. Unfortunately, we can only state the facts, which shows the below items were not left in the Villa on departure. No-one else other than management had access to the locked room and both team members entered only minutes after departure. In every case where a charge may apply, it is both management team members who check the Villas on departure to ensure no mistakes are made and every effort is made to find missing/misplaced items. Of course we understand mishaps can occur and we do not charge for small breakages or accidental mishaps. Your villa and surrounds were checked by us both and only 2 towels were found. That meant 7 bath towels ( 2 being Sheridan) 2 bath mats, tea towel and hand towel were not found. As discussed after your departure, you mentioned they may of accidentally been taken by your accompanied guests who brought other towels. I can assure you, we would much prefer to have found the provided items in your Villa to save any ill feeling. In addition we would like to ensure all our valued guests and future guests we take great pride in providing wonderful well received resort facilities which is appreciated and loved by most of our guests as evident in so many of our lovely reviews and as noted in the review insights on this site and others. Knowing you all enjoyed your stay when you were here it is with great sadness you now feel our property doesn't meet your standards after charges of only $115 for an excessive amount of missing goods seem extremely fair and well under replacement value. Kind regards

5 out of 5

so impressed!

Pros: felt like a home.
Amazing, comfortable & close to everything. We had a relaxing winters getaway with friends & it was just what we were after.

Posted by , from melbourne on 11 Jun. 2018

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13 Jun. 2018 by Andrea

Thanks Demi for taking the time to review our holiday accommodation. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed it so much and look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon.

3 out of 5

nice hotel let down by lack of clenliness

Pros: location nice rooms
Cons: cleaning
Location: great location ,koala park ,helicopter rides ,penguine parade ,whale cruises
Very nice hotel but needs to be cleaned ,alot of spider webs dusty,shower glass not cleaned between occupants ,we know this because when i had a shower an imprint of babies feet on the glass in several places appeared in the steam ,cute but means the glass wasnt cleaned

Posted by , from Bendigo on 22 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Sep. 2018 by New management

Under new management since this review (late Oct 2017) although previous owners generally recieved high scores for cleanliness

4 out of 5

Nice and clean

Lovely, clean facility but mattresses on beds were uncomfortable.

Posted by , from melbourne on 18 Dec. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Dec. 2018 by Andrea and Mark

Since your stay there are now new owners, new bedding, new decor and loads of comfort added for our guests enjoyment.

4 out of 5

Awesome location and Rooms

Pros: Loved the Rooms which were very spacious, great kitchen, undercover parking, well maintained gardens etc
Cons: Only minor things - included only one soap & the spare bedroom had no sheet on the bunk beds where has the main bed was also made up with sheets.
Location: Very close to Cowes so only about a 5min Drive to supermarket and shops etc. Also close to the beach . . well it's an island so everywhere is close.
Fantastic Accommodation with heaps of room, well maintained gardens and fantastic staff, will be staying here again.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 18 Dec. 2016

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About the Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation)

Location 113-119 Justice Rd, Cowes, VIC 3922

Property Features

Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation) offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the family-friendly Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation). Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation) was completed in October 2017. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Cowes villa.

  • 1 floor
  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • 11 buildings
  • Built in 2007
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (163 km / 101.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Island Cove Villas (Previously known Surf & Circuit Holiday Accommodation) offers 9 accommodations with irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. This Cowes villa provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room microwaves, coffee/tea makers, and minibars. Housekeeping is offered weekly and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Living room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 25
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 30.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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 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 accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Long-term renters welcome. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; 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. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours
  • 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
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: AUD 23.50 for adults and AUD 15.00 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 35.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 30.0 per stay
  • High chair fee: AUD 5.00 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Phillip Island Surf Circuit Apartment Cowes
  • Phillip Island Surf Circuit Apartment
  • Phillip Island Surf Circuit Cowes
  • Phillip Island Surf Circuit

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.
  • The seasonal pool will open in October and close in May.
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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