We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Castle Villa by the Sea

Hotels.comUS$ 205*
View Deal
12/06/2017 13/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
The Castle Villa by the Sea
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for The Castle Villa by the Sea
See the most recent reviews
Showing 85: English reviews
Keilor, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We stayed in the Castle suite. We loved the elegant style of the room. The balcony overlooking the stunning gardens was indulgently relaxing. The separate lounge was perfect for our toddler. The owners were very friendly and offered us very accurate advice on the best places to find the best food in Cowes & around the island. Perfect location to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Elisabeth F
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank You for your nice words, it is very heartening to receive nice reviews It was nice you saw the garden in it's prime, unfortunatly it only lasts for about 3 months We look Forward to your return Jenni & Harley

Budgewoi, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Ours was a very small room in B &B style accommodation without the single sized bed (with a queen bed) as stated, or airconditioning (only a fan). We were later helped with a single mattress that just fitted on the floor but blocked the doorway. A shared area had airconditioning and a kitchenette. Parking was only for 3-4 cars. It...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank Con b
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

The main thrust of this ladies complaint, in brief, is that there was only a Queen size bed in the room and it wasn’t a luxury apartment Our web site describes the room in which she booked as follows: Double bedroom leads from a sunroom with kitchenette. Each suite has its own private balcony overlooking the gardens and shared sun-drenched...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We stayed three nights at The Terrace Suite. We thought it is superb little place run by a lovely, friendly, helpful couple. The Terrace Suite had everything you'd find in a 4-5 star hotel and are immaculate when it comes to cleanliness. The kids stayed very comfortably on the sofa bed in the living room so that everyone had a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank HK_John
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - we are so glad you and your family had a lovely stay

Morpeth, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2013

peaceful garden setting,own private entrance ,lovely setting,ponds and lilies ,shady trees,perfect holiday or romantic get away,close to shops ,cafes ,pier where you can catch ferries,no noisy yahoos,

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sue n
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - We are so glad you had a peaceful stay Jenni & Harley

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Overall this is a very comfortable, pleasant hotel with excellent service. The rooms are clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom is large with a shower, spa bath and toilet. There is a small but efficient kitchenette which has a microwave, small fridge and enough space to prepare a light meal. The balcony is private with a large spa...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dramarama53
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments - You were right - we have replaced the couch Jenni & Harley

Melbourne
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Having stayed at the Castle for the third time, I can only say it gets better and better. The hosts, Jenni and Harley remembered myself and my partner and had a bottle of chilled bubbles waiting for us. We stayed in a different suite this time (the Garden suite) and we loved the privacy the room offered. It was tucked...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank RebeccaroseMelbourne
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - may you come back in winter when the fire is burning and the champange cold

Hobart
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Our first trip to Phillip Island to see the fairy penguins, we stayed at The Castle – villa by the Sea and loved it – it had a lovely homely feeling and the hosts, Jenny and Harley were really helpful particularly in directing us to a delightful cafe just a short walk up the beach right on the water, made...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alan G
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you Alan G for your nice words as it is lovely to get positive feed back instead of the sometimes negativity and gives us heart to carry on - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Castle Jenni and Harley

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2012

La Mer Apartment!! For Sale!! The views (not beach front) are only when standing on the balcony, looking over the dead plants in the planter boxes. A little small for four adults and displaying the tired atmosphere of an aging apartment. The lounge suited for three adults, unless you like sitting on your partner, then suited for four. Close to...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank OBANINI_10
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

La Mer Apartment as offered exactly as is described and pictured on our website and we believe there is no misrepresentation – there is a sea view of the beach front and it is from the terrace as described in our literature and the “dead plants are actually native sea grass

Reviewed 19 August 2012

Not sure where some of these otheir reviewers stayed..but the establishment we stayed at was professional..spotless...luxurious..and tell north every cent...and our usual choice of accommodation is always 4 star plus..we want to be spoiled when we go away and t he castle certainly did that. We stayed in the terrace suite..it is tastefully decorated...subtlety luxurious ..with a large spa..and plenty...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank likomi
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice words - we look forward to your return Jenni & Harley

Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Our first weekend trip to Cowes was a disaster! The description of The Castle provided on both theirs and TakeABreak's websites uses generic advertising language…. no doubt quite deliberately… and therefore tends to be quite misleading. I am in great envy of those who have stayed at The Castle and were delighted… our awful experience, resulting from unfulfilled expectations created...

 Report
Helpful?
8Thank evanm279
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

For those who read this review and then that which follows and think it’s odd that 2 people could both have the same experience fret no longer ............ they are partners ............which makes one wonder was their purpose to offer fair criticism or were they merely lodged to reduce the rating of The Castle We are always open to fair...

58 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (29)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (29)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (27)
12/06/2017 13/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cowes hotels
0.1 km away
The Waves Apartments
The Waves Apartments
#4 of 10 in Cowes
225 reviews
0.2 km away
Coachman Motel
Coachman Motel
#7 of 10 in Cowes
171 reviews
2.6 km away
Ramada Resort Phillip Island
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Comfort Resort Kaloha
0.2 km away
Seahorse Motel
Seahorse Motel
#2 of 10 in Cowes
218 reviews
3.3 km away
The Island Spa - Wellness Retreat & Cottages
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Castle Luxury Villa offers you your own island oasis and perfect carefree holiday accommodation, footsteps from the beach-front and hidden away in a magical garden ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Castle Villa by the Sea

Address: 7-9 Steele St | Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: ₹ 8,324 - ₹ 16,504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Castle Villa by the Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Hotwire, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia and Agoda so you can book your The Castle Villa by the Sea reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Castle Hotel Cowes
The Castle Villa By The Sea Phillip Island/Cowes
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cowes
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cowes
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Castle Villa by the Sea staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Read the fine print when you go for this property”
saadaustralia, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“My partner and I stayed in the suite which was very nice and romantic.”
841gabbyb, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a suite that looks over the beautiful garden”
Indigo_Moon334, 28 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Look at their website first to view all the rooms to select one to suit your needs.”
elisabethf_13, 19 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Make sure the bed is to your liking...”
HK_John, 9 Jan 2013 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
US$ 205* /night
View Deal
TravelocityUS$ 205
PricelineUS$ 205
Booking.comUS$ 205
View all 8 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates