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Glen Isla House

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
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Multi award-winning boutique country-house accommodations offering discerning travellers finest surroundings, absolute privacy and unobtrusive service from internationally experienced and well traveled owner/hosts. Set in the grounds of the historic Glen Isla Homestead (c1870), we offer...
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230 Church St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful accommodation, fantastic, friendly and informative hosts, great location. The beach is very close (2 minutes) and the Main Street in Cowes town is about a 15 min walk away (1.8 km). 10 minutes drive from the penguin colony. Very clean and nicely finished bathrooms....More

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Response from Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla HouseResponded 27 May 2018

Thanks indeed for your review and kind words... "Charm & Character' seem to feature in our guest comments on a regular basis over the years. Nothing contempory or quirky here at Glen Isla - just refined elegance and old-world charm that comes with the genuine...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The hosts Ian and Madeleine make this a home from home. They are lovely people and make it very special. There are lovely touches from the delicious breakfast to the decanter of fortified wine and fresh flowers in the room. And they even had Yorkshire...More

Thank Jane W
Response from Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla HouseResponded 15 January 2018

Thanks Jane for taking the time to leave us a review, and thanks especially for your kind words! Since opening to welcome guests in 2003 to Glen Isla, its been our aim to to make guests feel very welcome and to assist them to enjoy...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Beautiful property! Very spacious, clean and comfortable room with walk in robe and ensuite located only 5 minutes from the town centre. And the wonderful beach is a short walk out the side gate of the lovely property.More

Thank KenandDimi
Response from Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla HouseResponded 4 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review in TripAdvisor, and thanks for choosing Glen Isla (we realise you had a choice!)... Direct access to the pristine sandy beach and proxinity to shops, cafes and restaurants in Cowes are often mentioned by our...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

Hosts Ian & Madeleine made our visit to Philip Island and Glen Isla House a highlight of our Australia trip. When we arrived we were met by Ian who took the time to give us a great insight into the area and places to see...More

Thank pnhskerritt
Response from Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla HouseResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a review, and thanks for you kind words.... There is a lot to see and do here on our 'nature island', with the Little Penguins as a centrepiece! Many of our international visitors now stay 2...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The hosts could not have been more helpful. It is a beautiful place within walking distance of the beach and ideally positioned to go to Penguin Parade just a short drive away. The rooms are of a very high quality and it is so peaceful...More

Thank edgeways
Response from Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla HouseResponded 23 April 2018

Dear "S"... Thanks indeed for your review. "Peace and Calm" abounds in the 2 acres of heritage gardens here at Glen Isla, and many of our guests comment on this aspect of our accommodations offering at Glen Isla. Of course the sandy beach beckons just...More

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Multi award-winning boutique country-house accommodations offering discerning travellers finest surroundings, absolute privacy and unobtrusive service from internationally experienced and well traveled ...More owner/hosts. Set in the grounds of the historic Glen Isla Homestead (c1870), we offer genuine historic and purpose architected guest accommodations all with modern bathroom amenities and separate entrances, secluded and very private heritage gardens, refined elegance & old-world charm just 100m from a pristine sandy beach. Enjoy chef-inspired breakfasts in the elegant dining room overlooking the authentic heritage gardens (kitchen may be closed some days), and local nature/wildlife experiences at Phillip Island Nature Parks (close to Little Penguins, Koalas and the Seal Watching Cruise). Highly recommended Frommers Australia Guide as the best place to stay. Recommended Fodors, and Lonely Planet Guides since 2007. Member of Small Elegant Hotels since 2004. TripAdvisor HALL of FAME inductee for TriAdvisor excellence awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. GLEN ISLA HOUSE is not associated in any way with another property nearby called Apartments at Glen Isla. Glen Isla House is the original and historic Glen Isla dating from c1870 with private heritage gardens and direct beach access, warmly welcoming discerning travellers since 2003. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Refrigerator in room
Pool
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Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Rhonda S
4 July 2017|
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Response from Glen_Isla_House | Property representative |
Dear Rhonda, Apologies for the delayed reply. We are currently closed for our annual winter recess and have been away from the property for a few days on our break. We close every year for a winter break, while we... More
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"Rooms all looked nice, but our de luxe room was delightful."
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"All the rooms seem to be nice."
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"all rooms faced out to garden ,a lovely sitting dinning area in middle"
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"Depending on availability, take a room not too close to the main gate."
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