4.6 out of 5

"Visited for two nights in the winter. Fantastic to go home to a warm inviting apartment after being out in the weather. Centrally located to Main St ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 04 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Cowes awaits you at The Waves Apartments. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach. Highlights at this beachfront property include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

You can enjoy a plasma TV with digital channels, and each apartment features a balcony, a DVD player and a separate tub and shower. A kitchenette comes with a fridge, a microwave and a hob, making in-room dining convenient, and the minibar provides refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include a jetted tub and free toiletries. A coffee/tea maker, a hairdryer and a phone are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This beach apartment offers barbecues, tour/ticket assistance and a front desk safe. Plus you'll find laundry facilities and a lift. There's also the convenience of free RV/bus/truck parking.

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

Executive Studio (2 Person)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$125* Per night/room 26 Aug. - 27 Aug.

Executive Studio (3 Person)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Studio (4 Person)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Studio (5 Person)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Waves Apartments ratings based on 363 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 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Waves Apartments

Everyone (111) Couples (127) Family (124)
4 out of 5
Tv reception poor , view nice big palm trees 🌴 blocked ahead but not motels fault .

Posted by on 18 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
The staff was very helpful and welcoming, We like the courtesy call to check up on our arrival

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
The location of the property is amazing. Friendly welcome.

Posted by on 6 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff very accommodating upon arrival, upgraded us and let us check in early

Posted by on 1 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Fantastic location - walking distance to lovely hotel. We were upgraded to a fabulous room which included a spa. The room had everything we could ask for. Would highly recommend this hotel - 10 out of 10.

Posted by on 24 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5
Everything was good except after-hours, you could only exit or enter the building via the carpark...

Posted by on 18 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Great clean and well maintained place. The only thing I could maybe say was the spilt system was overly noisy. But certainly not a major issue

Posted by on 19 May 2019

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5 out of 5
The property had everything we needed and being an "apartment" very handy for the kids.Location was A1 and also only a 15 min drive to the penguins. The only point was the kids beds whilst comfortable look like one of those cheap beds and not inline with the rest of the property fitout. First impressions drop but overall very good and would stay again

Posted by on 16 May 2019

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3 out of 5
Dirty sheet, ripped towels shouldn't be happening. When we notified the office of this, it was quickly fixed by a lovely lady who apologized. But this should be happening. Also the decor needs attention. We wouldn't recommend staying at The Waves. Disappointing....

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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About the The Waves Apartments

Location 1 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC 3922

Property Features

The Waves Apartments offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and laundry facilities. The luxury The Waves Apartments also features a safe deposit box at the front desk and a lift. The front desk is open around the clock. Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Cowes apartment is smoke free.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (162.3 km / 100.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

The Waves Apartments offers 10 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodation at this 4.5-star apartment has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a jetted bath, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Cowes apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Plasma televisions come with premium digital channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony
  • Jetted tub
  • Minibar
  • Plasma television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.0 per stay.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed). Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

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

  • 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

  • Waves Apartments Apartment Cowes
  • Waves Apartments Apartment
  • Waves Apartments Cowes
  • Waves Apartments
  • The Waves Apartments Hotel Cowes
  • Waves Apartments Hotel Cowes
  • The Waves Apartments Phillip Island/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.