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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice looking place but I that's about it. It was advertised as a bed and breakfast but there was no breakfast and for the price it was there really should have been. There was no one to greet us when we got there and we had to wait an hour and a half for someone to show up and we...

Thank Mandy S
Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

6 of us with a room each. Great company and Susan made us feel very welcome, and so did Jack the dog. Walking distance to everything you need. When booking we thought it was a bed and breakfast, but no more breakfasts. But, we walked about 5 mins for a coffee shop and had a great breakfast their. Maybe a...

Thank Ian H
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2016

No breakfast provided. No on site parking although advertised. Barely internet, 23kps, half dial up speed. Smoke detector hanging off the ceiling.Half size shower, no bathroom heating. Comfy bed. A port with chocolates for guests except no chocolates. Nice verandah, pity about the mosquitoes. $200 per night. Thought this old house would be pleasant but should have stayed across the...

2Thank Doobasdad
Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I stayed at Genesta House with my partner for an overnight break in July last year. We arrived just as Susan was about to take her adorable dog for a walk and she was happy to check us in first. We were in one of the front cottages with a beautiful balcony view of the garden (sadly the fountain wasn't...

Thank MariposaFirefly25
Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Lovely old word charm style room and building surrounded by a pleasant and well maintained garden with fountain near a pleasant verandah. Susan the manager and owner was easy to deal with and delivered croissants for breakfast. Easy walk to restaurants, the B&B is highly recommended by us.

Thank Jeff W
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a quick one night stay. Dealing with the owner was great. Made a mistake in the booking and she was very helpful to adjust the booking. Room is lovely old charm and very well maintained. Location is good. I could walk to dinner on the Main Street in Cowes. Bed was very comfortable and we had a great...

Thank Beerbloke
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My husband and I stayed at Genesta House for 2 nights in May and could not have asked for a better place to stay. Susan was a wonderful host, so friendly and welcoming. She told us about Philip Island Wildlife Park and we are so glad she did as we were not aware of it and it is such a...

Thank Kirsty A
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2015

My partner and I stayed here for one night. We absolutely loved it. It's a very cosy guest house and Susan the owner is very friendly and welcoming. The room was lovely. Electric blanket, tea/coffee, port, breakfast foods, a guide for activities/restaurants and so on. We mentioned to Susan that we were going to see the penguins that evening (a...

Thank Rebecca S
Northampton, UK
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Charming large cottage on a quiet road near to the beach. Comfortable and homely with a substantial breakfast overlooking the gardens. Really friendly and attentive owner who knows the area well and gave good advice on local attractions. A great base for Phillip Islands - don't miss the little penguins.

1Thank Paul H
Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Enjoyed our brief stay at Genesta House great place to stay for seeing the penguins .Had to leave early in the morning so did not sample the breakfast but did enjoy the chocolate and the port that was in the room Old World feel about the place ,lovely gardens plenty of places to shop and eat nearby

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Additional Information about Genesta House

Address: 18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: ₹ 10,264 - ₹ 12,567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Genesta House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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