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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We stayed here for two nights as it was recommended by a relative who had stayed here earlier. We were not disappointed. Ian welcomed us and spent a lot of time with us, showing us maps, advising us of sights to see, where to eat and answering our questions. The room was spacious, comfortable with even a decanter of Tawny...

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Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. Its always been our aim to ensure our guests are firstly made to feel welcome and comfortable in our histopric property, and secondly are 'armed' with the best possible information on things to see and do, restaurant recomendations. Our classic deluxe rooms are purpose deigned as...

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We were looking forward to staying in Glen Isla House and were not disappointed - the rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable, with a lovely veranda and view of the garden - so you get a bit of a feel of staying in an authentic Australian country house. As other reviews have mentioned - it's a great touch having...

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Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

Thanks indeed for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. Thanks also for your acolades in regard to our Glen Isla breakfast offering! Breakfast seems to feature regualrly in the guest booke here and our guest reviews over the years, with returning guests often commenting they found it just as they remembered it from their previouls...

Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We stayed for 2 nights and what a truly amazing place Glen Isla is, Ian and Madeleine are the perfect hosts. On arrival Ian takes the time to tell you about the area and attractions and even recommends where to eat in Cowes, the room is luxurious with ensuite and dressing room with tea and coffee making facilities and fresh...

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Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and expereince with us here at Glen Isla. "Chef's Breakfast" in the dining room overlooking the heritage gardens, is certainly a highlight, and mentioned by so many of our guests. Ian brings his extensive travel and work expereinces over many years, from all over the world to the commercial kitchen here...

Perth
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Everything was perfect. Room and ensuite - very clean, stylish, quiet. Breakfasts - great & cater for dietary needs. Location - Not really walkable to town but beach 2 minutes away, lovely gardens. Hosts - so friendly, and full of local knowledge. Really was a pleasure to stay here - definitely recommend Glen Isla

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Glen_Isla_House, General Manager at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

Well, thanks for such an 'awesome' review and your recommendation... Indeed the town with shops and restaurants is around 1700 metres walk (either along the beach or along Church Street). Of course the pristine sandy beach is literally 100 metres directly out the back gate! We think a little 'local knowledge' always adds to the expereinces of our guests, and...

Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

A stunning guest house set in it's own grounds in a great location, less than 20min walk along the beach to Cowes! Our room was beautifully furnished, including a very comfy bed and a fantastic power shower. Our hosts were warm and welcoming, and very helpful with maps and local knowledge about the island. Would definitely recommend and and would...

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Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor. Rather glad you like the 'power shower'!! All short retreats should be "relaxing", and we're pleased you found the historic Glen Isla and its very private heritage garden surrounds relaxing during your stay. The 'beach stroll' into town to restaurants, cafes and shops is often mentioned by reviewers,...

Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Second time we have stayed here. Ian and Madeleine are fabulous hosts, very informative. Great luxury accommodation with all the essentials you need for your stay. Beautiful gardens and only a short stroll to the lovely beach. Glen Isla is situated in an ideal location to explore the island. Gavin & Sam

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Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

Thanks Gavin and Sam firstly for your review, and for returning as guests to Glen Isla for a second time. Just like you have have many guests return to Glen Isla - sometimes a few years later, to find it just as they remember it, with all the little special touches and hospiatlity that we have offered since opening to...

Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We spent only 1 night, but it was great experience. Rooms are ,,boutique style,,, well equiped and a lot of space for bagage. A little carafe with ,,porto,, in each room were very usefull after cold weather during Little Penguins Parade. Breakfast is very, very good and tasty. a lot of homemade delicatesses. Sea is just a few steps from...

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Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

It was wonderful to be able to welcome our guests from Latvia (which coindicentally we visited just last year ourselves) Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your thoughts on Glen Isla. professionalism is one of our 'hallmarks' at Glen Isla. A very warm welcome is another! Thanks also for your comments on the Glen...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2015

My sensational wife Dannielle and I have been taking it in turns to celebrate out wedding anniversary every year. It was my turn this year and when I found Glen Isla House on trip advisor I rang direct to ensure I had everything perfect for our 2 night visit to Phillip Island. Both Ian and Maddy put my mind at...

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Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

Well - what can we say! Thanks so much for your comprehensive review and for choosing Glen Isla to celebrate your 22nd wedding anniversary. Congratulations to you both on 22 years of marriage. We always like to 'pleasantly suprise' our special guests - especially with rather special celebrations. The Heritage Suite is our authentic historic accommodations offering. It offers some...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2015

What warm and friendly people Ian and Maddie are, especially their dog Nancy. We were delighted with our stay at this historic B&B right across the way from the beach. Loved all the lush greenery, flowers, and peaceful setting. Ian prepared an awesome breakfast that left us completely full until we arrived back home. Both Ian and Maddie are gracious...

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Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time on your travels to write a review on your stay here at Glen Isla. We appreciate you had a choice of accommodations here on Phillip Island, and we're very pleased you chose to stay at Glen Isla House. Its always been our objective to make guests feel at home, and from the outset, we've always treated...

Guildford, England
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

We were advised to stay here by our travel agent (Trailfinders). They were not wrong. We came to see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island and just wanted a one night stay. It is walking distance of the town with all its restaurants and backs on to the beach. The whole place is beautifully decorated. The room was clean and...

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Glen_Isla_House, Owner at Glen Isla House, responded to this review

Thanks for your concise and glowing review! "Perfection and Quality" - everything we strive for here at Glen Isla and have done since welcoming our first guests - back in 2003. Its a passion we have, and we appreciate your comments in that regard. We've worked with Trailfinders since 2004, and we visit them in the UK on a regular...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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 special 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glen Isla House

Address: 230 Church Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: ₹ 12,068 - ₹ 17,052 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Glen Isla House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“all rooms faced out to garden ,a lovely sitting dinning area in middle”
roller_7, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Depending on availability, take a room not too close to the main gate.”
  • View from outside.
  • very comfortable bed.
  • Great fire-place, makes it very cozy.
496ralphm, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms were of equal quality and indeed the position of each room was in the grounds of the beautiful gardens.”
Dowdwr, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book early”
roninspector, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All are well appointed and luxurious.”
jramage2016, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
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