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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2013

These called Villa is just an oversized B&B that needs a lot of updating to take it to the 21st century. Not right by the sea, and a slightly musty smell. Family photos everywhere and carpets need changing. There are many other more compelling hotel options in the same area, many with a water view or resort-type amenities. Do not...

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7Thank timbo1978_13
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Hello Timbo - We are very sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at The Castle but noting that your previous stays were The Hilton Sydney then The Hilton Melbourne maybe the charm of The Castle was not for you – again sorry for your disappointment

Melbourne
Reviewed 12 April 2013

We had a very nice stay would most definitely stay again a much better choice than the cold modern apartments of today's modern era,received a warm welcome,the Castle Villa has a lot of old world romantic charm with a very feel good vibe,is an easy stroll to the beach shops & restaurants which is all you need.

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3Thank Lynette S
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your

Melbourne
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We stayed in the Garden Suite which is so gorgeous and well set out with a beautiful four-poster bed and double spa. We would highly recommend you ignore some of the nasty views below.. Hostess was truly lovely!! Would much rather pay $245 to stay here which feels like a home away from home than in one of the similarly...

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2Thank Lollly
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your time - we look forwardto your return

Reviewed 16 March 2013 via mobile

Stayed in our favorite suite 'the terrace' for 2nd time...very impressed with how helpful the housekeeper was...what an asset she is! Must admit hosts seemed a bit 'over it'...v sad...but understandable considering some of the rudeness I witnessed from another guest... Loved our time though. .wish it had been longer...must mention how spotless the room was.. Only wish that there...

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1Thank likomi
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Sorry , must have been having a bad hair day - we have passed your comments onto our lovely housekeeper who incidently has been with us a very very long time and is definitely a part of The Castle

Reviewed 16 March 2013

We stayed at the castle villas recently for our first wedding anniversary and we absolutely loved everything about it. The owners Jenny and Harley made our first anniversary very memorable. In previous comments below I have seen people write about non-working fridges and parking. The villas were full when we stayed there and Jenny and Harley we very accomadating and...

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Thank Aatkin
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for the time in writing your nice words - we look forward to your return

Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed in the castle suite, which was done up beautifully. Really good size bedroom with a kitchenette and separate lounge. The only downer was that there was no wifi reception in the room, despite it being advertised and confirmed verbally when making the booking. Everything else was lovely though.

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1Thank Martin G
willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - not to sure what went wrong with the free WIFI as we have had no further queries, maybe you were trying with the wrong P/W

Fish Creek, Victoria
Reviewed 29 January 2013

We had friends holidaying on Phillip Island in January, so it was the perfect excuse to take a few days away ourselves.We had stayed at the Castle some years ago and hoped that the owners were still Jenny and Harley and they were. We were greeted as long lost friends. Jenny had reserved the Castle Suite for us (the same...

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willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your nice words and hopefully will still be here to great you in another 5 years

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Unfortunately our 3 day stay at the Castle Villa by the Sea was actually 3 days too long. The apartment is not actually by the sea and you can't even see the water until you walk over the hill. It definitely was not up to the usual standard of accommodation for the $220 per night that was charged. The decour...

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willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

We read this review with slight amazement wondering what so disturbed these people to the point that they needed to rate The Castle as “terrible” and mark us 1 out a possible 5. Was it that the sea could not be seen from their tree top balcony because the trees were still in spring foliage? (Will have to cut down...

Melbourne
Reviewed 22 January 2013

The Castle is a little haven of peace and quiet in Cowes, with a real old-style charm that is hard to find these days and a warm welcome from hosts Jenni and Harley. This is no modern corporate hotel, so if that's what you're after then keep looking. The Castle is like a home away from home, complete with log...

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willywagtail, Owner at The Castle Villa by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your lovely review - it certainly gives us heart

Keilor, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 20 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...

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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

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $186 - $368 (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
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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
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“Read the fine print when you go for this property”
 of 5 bubbles saadaustralia, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“My partner and I stayed in the suite which was very nice and romantic.”
 of 5 bubbles 841gabbyb, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a suite that looks over the beautiful garden”
 of 5 bubbles Indigo_Moon334, 28 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Look at their website first to view all the rooms to select one to suit your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles elisabethf_13, 19 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Make sure the bed is to your liking...”
 of 5 bubbles HK_John, 9 Jan 2013 | Read review
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