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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Having travelled from London to Hong Kong and then Melbourne, living out of a suitcase, it was sheer heaven to unwind and enjoy the hospitality of Glen Isla House in Phillip Island. Not only was the accommodation charming and luxurious, it was the little extras that really made it - a bottle of bubbly in the fridge, Molton Brown toiletries...

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

Just when we thought we couldn't wish for a better review, along comes this wonderful message!! So glad you enjoyed your stay in our authentic Heritage Suite (our genuine historic accommodations originally part of the historic homestead), and yes there are some rather special touches for our Bed & Breakfast guests in this suite who book directly with us -...

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Reviewed 13 February 2015

Absolutely perfect.We booked online from the UK last year and on arrival were made very welcome by the owners Ian and Madeline. Ian is a professional chef so the breakfasts were perfection.The room was perfect,beautifully appointed with a separate walk in wardrobe and shelf for your cases.(a first during our travels) The gardens and bird life are a delight with...

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

We couldn't expect a better review than 'absolutely perfect'...!! Thanks so much for your comments on your stay, our purpose-architected guest rooms and wonderful description of breakfast at Glen Isla. Should you back in Australia, we would welcome your stay again here at Glen Isla... Ian & Madeleine - Owners and Hosts Glen Isla House (Glen Isla since c1870, and...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

We have stayed before and will keep returning. We stated in a standard room and it has all the facilities that you need and very clean. Ian and Madeleine make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive till the time you leave. Close to the beach and and easy walk into cowed town centre.

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

Thanks for your great and to the point review!! Indeed over the years there have been many 'repeat visitors', and they often comment that they have returned to find Glen Isla just as they remember it, and just it was when they last stayed.... Thanks for coming back! We certainly hope to welcome you again for another short break... Ian...

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2015

My sister and I chose Glen Isla after finding this charming hotel on Trip Advisor and we were in no way disappointed having completed our visit to Philip Island. Our hosts Ian and Madeline were extremely helpful and welcoming from the moment we booked online from England and throughout our stay. Providing pre-visit information was a particularly thoughtful touch and...

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

Thanks Kath for your excellent review and comments... As very seasoned international travellers ourselves over the past 40 years, we understand what our international visitors are seeking, and it appears we hit the mark on your visit! We're all about classic and elegant surroundings here... Thanks also for your comments on breakfast. Breakfast at Glen Isla is certainly very different...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Ian & Madeline own and manage this guest house. It is exceptional and there is definitely an eye to detail. These folk have raised the "bar" for all operators. The property is set in 2 acres of wonderful gardens with direct access to the beach. Ian was most helpful in pointing out the attractions on Penguin Island. Very good WIFi...

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

Thanks indeed Gerry for your excellent review and comments. Coming from a 'senior contributor' on Tripadvisor and someone we also know was in the hotel business for some years, your comments mean a lot to us. The location at Glen Isla - with direct access to the beach and the 2 acres of authentic heritage gardens gardens are often a...

Weybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Very comfortable rooms in peaceful surroundings. Welcoming hosts and certainly a good place to unwind. Some nice extra touches and thought around the room design to help with the overall relaxing feel. Breakfast, while nice, at $38pp is way overpriced.

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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 and for your kind words on our accommodations and purpose-architected room design for our Classic Rooms. They came as a result of our extensive travels over many years, a lot of thought, and input from our professional interior designer. An underlying theme of all our accommodations is about classic style, functional...

Reviewed 18 January 2015

The owners are lovely and helpful, the rooms are clean, quiet, and spacious, the gardens are magnificent, and its 100mtrs to a quiet beach. Lots of great advice about attractions and restaurants. Fantastic. Highly recommend.

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

Thanks Paul for choosing Glen Isla, and thanks for your fantastic words! We've long been of the view that travelling is not so much about the destination as the journey and the people you meet along the way. We've certainly had the pleasure to meet and welcome so many wonderful people who have been our guests over the years -...

milton keynes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

We stayed just one night and had a lovely time. The room we had was excellent and Ian provided much valuable local advice. We had a very good breakfast which was beautifully prepared. No chance of leaving here hungry.

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

Thanks for your review and comments... Coming from a Top Contributor with 139 reviews on Tripadvisor, they mean a lot to us. We certainly hope no-one ever left Glen Isla feeling hungry! We feel breakfast is an important meal of the day and our chefs take considerable pride in their food. Local advice and information can make all the difference...

Reviewed 17 January 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Glen Isla House. Ian and Madeline were very welcoming and provided excellent information about Phillip Island. The rooms are decorated beautifully and very comfortable. The very short walk to the beach was a great bonus!

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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 here at Glen Isla... We certainly appreciate your compliments on our classic rooms and decor! The brief to our interior designer when we purpose-built these guest rooms was focused around classic, elegant and functional design and offering comfort for discerning travellers (we think he got it...

Reviewed 14 January 2015

Hands down, the best B&B around. From the friendly and informative service to the choice of a cotton or linen pillow cover, Madeleine and Ian had everything covered. Their extensive knowledge of Philip Island, amongst other interests, really made our stay that little bit more special. We will be back and will recommend this B&B highly to friends and family!

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Thanks indeed Damien for your kind words, and taking the time to write a review on your experience at Glen Isla. The Heritage Suite is our most popular accommodation offering, possibly because of its historic significance, possibly because is offers total privacy, with its own terrace, and possibly because its somewhat unique in terms of accommodations on Phillip Island! Glad...

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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: ₹ 12,321 - ₹ 14,715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Glen Isla House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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