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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to Bernadette for a fantastic weekend celebrating our wedding anniversary recently. We had a great time, loved the room, the view, the breakfast and the location and of course the great conversations over checkin and breakfast. :-) The location was exactly what we were looking for, close to the Nobbies and not far to drive into Cowes for... More 

Thank Robyn H
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved our stay at this incredible place! In terms of location, a walk away from the Penguin parade and only a short drive into the heart of Cowes. With beautiful scenery from our room, a charming clean room and an endearing host in Bernadette, has surely made this location our "go to" for our getaways to Phillip Island in the... More 

Thank TravellingwithShaz
Cowes, Australia
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great location for the Penguin Parade, and close to magnificent beaches. The main town Cowes is a few minutes drive away. Accomodation is spotless and well appointed. Large lounge area means other guests are not intruding on your space at all. Swan Lake nearby is worth a short walk to for birdwatching. Recommended.

Thank Anita L
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

My husband and I stayed a night here as we wanted to see the Penguin Parade. Great location to be near the penguins - mere 5 mins drive away. Bernadette's warm and friendly hospitality added a really nice touch to the stay - she recommended us places for dinner and other attraction spots at Phillip Island, and they were all... More 

Thank amyqi
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Yes Bernadette could talk the hind leg off a donkey but her enthusiasm for her BnB is great! We booked as we wanted to see the Penguin Parade so were gutted when we saw the sold out signs.....Bernadette was soon on the case and we got two tickets. Great location, great hosts and lovely rooms

Thank Yorkflyer
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

This B&B is in a beautiful location, it really is stunning. The owners are so nice with heaps of local knowledge. The rooms are peaceful and spacious and contain everything you need. I was delighted to find a spa bath in there! I'd recommend for anyone. The Island is also absolutely gorgeous.

Thank Mandi G
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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Fantastic. Simple as that. The owner Bernadette is a great host and from the minute you arrive she can't do enough to make sure you are happy and comfortable. The property is 500 meters down the road from the penguin parade so can be walked although is on the main route so we drove. Rooms at guest house lovely. We... More 

Thank rammyred
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

A beautiful place to stay.... Bernie is very welcoming and makes you feel right at home...Nothing is to much trouble for Bernie...Very relaxing...Beautiful views of the ocean from the balcony... If you want you can just lounge around or visit the local attractions.... The fire would be just great to sit around in the winter...Great continental breakfast... Would recommend to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Myself and my fiance had the most wonderful time at swan lake guest house with our wonderful host Bernadette. We felt right at home and the property was incredible. We walked to see the penguins which was an incredible experience and then sat on the balcony with a glass of red and watched the wallabies. The guest house is beautifully... More 

Thank zmiah j
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Bernadette made sure we had everything we needed for our short stay. The room was comfortable and clean.There was a very large TV lounge that many people would enjoy. Breakfast was delightful and there was plenty of it. Next time I take people to see the Little Penguins, I will try Swan Lake first.

Thank ukbase

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Additional Information about Swan Lake Guest House

Address: 935 Ventnor Rd, Ventnor, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Ventnor
Price Range: $208 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Swan Lake Guest House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We stayed upstairs with a fantastic view over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait.”
 of 5 bubbles 662robynh, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Easily accessible, best views stay in the upper suites.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingwithShaz, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have great views”
 of 5 bubbles 109anital, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Great View, Close to Penguins, Great Walks, Great service”
 of 5 bubbles 774mandig, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“not sure about the wifi as didn't even think about using internet/phone..too relaxing and fun.”
 of 5 bubbles zmiahj, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
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