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Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night and leave very early next day. The hotel is located at Cowes. The check in and out was easy. The staff is friendly. The room is clean and large with 2 beds. The bed is comfortable. The pool is small and we did not use it. We do highly recommend this motel.

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope you enjoyed beautiful Phillip Island.

Thailand
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The motel only have ground floor rooms so it's good for elderly or family with big suitcase. Location is great, very close to the beach and many shops and restaurant nearby. If you book via the hotel website you will get a free breakfast. Breakfast are great with plenty of breads, jams, milk, orange juice and very delicious yogurt. Room...

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kansan2010, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on our Motel. I am happy to hear that you enjoy the Continental Breakfast and thought our motel was good value.

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 24 January 2016

It was clean and the room was large but dark. The carpet was very dingy and the decor very dated. It was good enough for how long we stayed though I think a bit overpriced. Was a good location, easy to walk into town and an easy drive to the penguins and other sites on the island. Overall only ok...

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Liltlc2013 Thank you for your comments and I think you will find that we are quite fair with our pricing for the time of year that you visited Phillip Island which is our peck season this period is only a very short time of year maybe you would find our pricing better in February. As it is a family...

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Great motel, huge room, comfy bed, great central location. The only complaint would be that the room wasn't dark enough. Lots to do in the area,need at least 2 nights. Must visit the penguin parade. Highly recommend it

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Emma Thanks for your review it is great to hear you enjoyed the location of the motel and will look into the darkness of the room

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We stayed at Tropicana Motor Inn for a night, mainly as we were there for the penguin parade show. Paul was a friendly guy who provided us with a map of philip island and its surrounding and asked us where we planned to visit and circled out the attractions on the map. The room was basic, clean and comfortable, though...

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Phillip Island the penguin parade is such a great show to see. We are glad you liked the Motel and appreciate the feedback you have provide for us we will definitely take it into consideration.

Mold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Place is clean and not far form centre of town and main eateries. Room decor is a bit tired - could do with a refurbishment but everything seemed to work. Didn't try spa bath which was very old. Staff helpful. Buffet breakfast was quite good and tipped the overall value to better than average. Would recommend for the money at...

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, as a small family ran business we try our best to make our guests stay a great experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed breakfast and our location to the main street.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed in the spa suite, furniture wasnt very nice at all but linen on bed was lovely. I was very dissapointed with the decor. Most of the place needs a paint and an update. Breaky was a continental which was included in the price but the crockery doesnt look like it has been updated from the 1970's. The dining...

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback we have been running the Tropicana for nearly 12 months and we hope to make some updates over winter as it is a family ran business updating an 18 room motel will take some time but we hope to make continual improvements for our guests comfort. I am...

Noumea, New Caledonia
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The room was clean and confortable. We enjoyed the outside swimmming-pool and barbecue. The included breakfast was good with yogurt, bread , cereals.... Excellent location near the beach. Nice and helpfull staff !

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Magalie, Thanks for your review we appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the complimentary Continental Breakfast as well as the pool and BBQ area. We hope to see you again some time.

St. Paul's Bay, Malta
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We stayed two nights here. The staff were friendly and continental breakfast is provided. Rooms were spacious and the bed comfortable. Pool was too small to be of any use but the BBQ area was very good. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Spend 2 days/1 night in the area this past week while on my first visit to Australia. The Tropicana is exactly what you would expect in a seaside/beach area. It reminded me of places in Florida or the northeast in the US. Check in was a breeze. Room was comfy and very clean. Did not take advantage of any meals....

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Tropicanami, Owner at Tropicana Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mike, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Phillip Island and the Tropicana Motor Inn, I appreciate the time you have taken to share your thoughts and will defiantly look into the hot water situation as this is not the norm. As we throw so much soap away I thought the smaller piece was more environmentally friendly, I...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tropicana Motor Inn provides superb Phillip Island accommodation centrally located in a quiet area of Cowes, Phillip Island. Being only minutes walk to the beach, restaurants and great shopping we are your perfect Phillip Island destination. We cater for groups with a Dinner Bed and Breakfast packages available. ... more   less 

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Address: 22-26 Osbourne Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: $116 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropicana Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Because the motel is off the main road all suites seem quiet, It is walking distance to the center of Cowes”
 of 5 bubbles holgerk166, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The suite is very good for 4 - 5 people and the parking lot is just in front of the unit. It is very convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles koalarda26, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great location”
 of 5 bubbles G2121, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear good...some have been renovated..ours hasn't..but it's still very comfortable..”
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