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Genesta House
Deluxe Queen Room B, Genesta House in Phillip Island
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a sandy beach with a large body of water, Genesta House in Phillip Island
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Golf course [on-site], Genesta House in Phillip Island
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9.5

Exceptional

190 reviews

190 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Cowes Night Market 410 m
Deboruccis 420 m
Tyde 430 m
Koala Conservation Center 4.5 km
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 5.5 km
Bimbadeen Phillip Island 6.0 km
Churchill Island 10.0 km
Phillip Island Nature Park 10.6 km
Avalon Airport 82.1 km
Essendon Airport 85.8 km

Genesta House

18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Australia, 3922 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Cowes part of Phillip Island, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Travel sustainable property

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Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Tennis court

Laundry service

Value for money8.3
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Genesta House

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.1

Deluxe Queen Suite
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Room B
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Room A
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Suite
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    Deluxe
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      Guest Room
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        Room Assigned on Arrival
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          Suite
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            Double Room Double Bed
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              Deluxe Queen Bed
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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at Genesta House?

                Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

                How do I get to Genesta House?

                Genesta House is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Genesta House has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Phillip Island with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

                What is the smoking policy at Genesta House?

                Genesta House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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                What people love about Genesta House

                • 10

                  Exceptional
                  Location

                  "Love this place , close to the beach , close to the shops and yet nicely tucked in a quiet neighborhood."

                  Chun

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                  October 30, 2019

                • 9.6

                  Exceptional
                  Breakfast

                  "Nice breakfast, lovely front porch overlooking a pretty garden."

                  Marion

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                  December 7, 2019

                • 10

                  Exceptional

                  "A wonderful experience staying at Genesta House."

                  Joshua

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                  November 15, 2020

                Overall rating:

                9.5

                Exceptional
                190 reviews
                Cleanliness
                9.0
                Facilities
                8.0
                Location
                9.1
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                More about Genesta House

                More about Genesta House

                Featuring a secluded garden setting, Genesta House offers boutique accommodation in a restored 100-year-old home and includes free WiFi. It is a 5-minute walk from Cowes Beach and various local dining options. All guest rooms are fitted with individual heating and cooling systems, plush carpets, a flat-screen TV, kitchenette and en suite bathroom. Genesta House is a 20-minute drive from Penguin Parade & The Nobbies Centre. Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and the Koala Conservation Centre are both within a 10-minute drive. It is a 2-hour drive from central Melbourne.

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                Amenities and facilities

                Excellent
                Facilities

                8

                Most talked about facilities

                Breakfast

                6 mentions

                Beach

                3 mentions

                Housekeeping

                2 mentions

                Languages spoken
                • English
                Internet access
                • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                • Internet services
                • Wi-Fi in public areas
                Things to do, ways to relax
                • Bowling alley
                • Garden
                • On-site entertainment
                • Tennis court
                • Tours
                Cleanliness and safety
                • Anti-viral cleaning products
                • Body thermometer
                • Breakfast in room
                • Cashless payment service
                • Doctor/nurse on call
                • First aid kit
                • Free face masks
                • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
                • Hand sanitizer
                • Hot water linen and laundry washing
                • Individually-wrapped food options
                • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
                • Protective screens in common areas
                • Rooms sanitized between stays
                • Safe dining setup
                • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
                • Shared stationery removed
                • Staff trained in safety protocol
                • Temperature check for guests and staff
                Dining, drinking, and snacking
                • Alternative meal arrangement
                • Grocery delivery
                • Room service
                Services and conveniences
                • Air conditioning in public area
                • Contactless check-in/out
                • Daily housekeeping
                • Dry cleaning
                • Elevator
                • Food delivery
                • Heating in public area
                • Invoice provided
                • Ironing service
                • Laundry service
                • Luggage storage
                • Smoke-free property
                • Smoking area
                • Terrace
                Land sports
                • Golf course (within 3 km)
                Access
                • Adult-only property
                • Check-in/out [express]
                • Check-in/out [private]
                • Fire extinguisher
                • Front desk [24-hour]
                • Non-smoking rooms
                • Pets allowed
                • Smoke alarms
                Getting around
                • Airport transfer
                • Car park [free of charge]
                • Car park [nearby]
                • Rental car
                Available in all rooms
                • Adapter
                • Air conditioning
                • Balcony/terrace
                • Carpeting
                • Closet
                • Clothes rack
                • Coffee/tea maker
                • Fire extinguisher
                • Free bottled water
                • Fruits/snacks
                • Hair dryer
                • Hand sanitizer
                • Heating
                • Individual air conditioning
                • Ironing facilities
                • Kitchenette
                • Linens
                • Outdoor furniture
                • Pool facilities
                • Private bathroom
                • Refrigerator
                • Safety/security feature
                • Seating area
                • Separate dining area
                • Shower
                • Smoke detector
                • Socket near the bed
                • Toiletries
                • Towels
                • Trash cans
                • TV [flat screen]
                • Wake-up service
                • Walk-in shower
                • Window
                • Wine glasses

                Location

                18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Australia, 3922
                Exceptional
                Location

                9.1

                Property policies

                Children and extra beds

                Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                Minimum age of guests is: 10 year(s).

                Others
                • The minimum age required to stay at this property is 18 years.
                • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

                Some helpful facts

                Check-in/Check-out
                • Check-in from14:00
                • Check-in until18:00
                • Check-out from07:30
                • Check-out until10:00

                Reviews of Genesta House from real guests

                Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                8.7
                /
                10
                Cleanliness9.0
                Facilities8.0
                Location9.1
                Room comfort and quality9.1
                Service9.1
                Value for money8.3
                High score for Phillip Island
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (13)
                8-9 Excellent (8)
                7-8 Very Good (3)
                6-7 Good (2)
                <6 Below Expectation (1)
                Time of the year
                Mar - May (9)
                Jun - Aug (4)
                Sep - Nov (8)
                Dec - Feb (6)
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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Bernard from Malaysia
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in September 2014

                Couldn't have asked for more”

                Location, cleanliness, comfortable room

                Genesta House B&B is run by the lovely Susan who was an impeccable host. We stayed for one night and we couldn't have asked for more! The B&B is situated on a quiet street with other hotels/apartments. There was plenty of (free) street parking. The main promenade of shops and restaurants along the seafront/ pier were just a 5 min walk away. Top attractions like the Penguin Parade and The Nobbies were a mere 15 min drive away. Rooms were cosy and clean, with good heating.

                Reviewed September 11, 2014

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                8.3
                Excellent
                philip from Australia
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in February 2014

                Susan the owner of Genesta House was so friendly ”

                Close to everything.Lovely walks.

                We enjoyed our stay at Genesta House, The owner Susan let us stay a few hours longer with no extra cost.Shes so kind and really cares about the guests.Genesta house has a lovely garden that Susan looks after. Nice breakfast, peaceful surroundings and located close to everything, beach and shops etc..Susan is the type of person we could talk to all day and never get board.We felt very welcomed. Thanks to Susan.

                Reviewed February 08, 2014

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                8.7
                Excellent
                Marcus from Australia
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in July 2012

                Lovely B&B and Sue was a great hostess”

                Convenient location, great service, lovely federation style house

                The hostess Sue was very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. The house is a lovely setting with a fountain out the front and a nice garden setting. It is close to the centre of town (a short 5 minute walk). We will be heading back to here when we return to Phillip Island.

                Reviewed July 11, 2012

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Azrina from Singapore
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in June 2014

                Room with character”

                Comfortable, good location to the beach and town, unique decor

                We stayed one night at Genesta House and really enjoyed our time there. Susan was friendly and the room was comfortable.

                Reviewed June 22, 2014

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Joshua from Australia
                Couple
                Deluxe Queen Room B
                Stayed 1 night in November 2020

                Amazing Hospitality”

                A wonderful experience staying at Genesta House. The hospitality shown by Simonne was first class!

                Reviewed November 16, 2020

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Janet from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

                Relaxing, peaceful”

                The garden and setting in general

                We went away because we both needed a break from responsibilities and duties. We were not a couple just long time friends and Genesta gave us the opportunities to relax. We did not fit into any of your traveller types

                Reviewed April 24, 2013

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                8.0
                Excellent
                Anne from Australia
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in June 2012

                Nice surrounds, comfortable room”

                Warm welcome. Pretty garden. Good location. Comfortable clean room.

                we enjoyed staying at genesta. the owner was welcoming. the breakfast was continental only, and i think for the per night perhaps it should be a full breakfast. however, what was available was adequate, and plentiful. the place is well cared for, and there were thoughtful touches, such as port and lindt chocolates in the room. we recommend genesta!

                Reviewed June 14, 2012

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Sylvia from Hong Kong SAR, China
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in November 2012

                Lovely hotel”

                well decoration with lovely garden

                Excellent. It is a wounderful place. The owner is a nice lady. She would try her best to render assistance to us. We enjoyed our stay at Genesta House.

                Reviewed December 07, 2012

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                7.3
                Very good
                WAI from Hong Kong SAR, China
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in March 2012

                what a special garden in Phillip island”

                fantastic garden

                first of all , i would like to thank susan ( the host there) , she upgraded our room to maple type. the room is very clean and tidy. with a large size bed. the decoration inside the room was awesome. there was one thing i have to comment is the bathroom was too small. moreover, the garden was very beautiful. and i reli enjoy having my breakfast there. there is a variety of food and drink to choose. i highly recommend this place to anyone who would visit phillip island.

                Reviewed April 08, 2012

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Chun from Singapore
                Business traveler
                Deluxe Queen Suite
                Stayed 1 night in October 2019

                Beautiful host beautiful house beautiful room ”

                Love this place , close to the beach , close to the shops and yet nicely tucked in a quiet neighborhood. Just felt so relaxed in this beautiful house

                Reviewed October 30, 2019

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Scott from Australia
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in March 2014

                Comfortable, welcoming place to stay.”

                Attentive, friendly staff. Attention to detail. Beautiful surroundings.

                We stayed one night. The lady was lovely and very attentive. There were chocolates and a bottle of port in our room, which was beautiful and homely. The upkeep was amazing, the gardens gorgeous, and the breakfast room had a beautiful view over the courtyard. Would definitely recommend.

                Reviewed March 05, 2014

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Keir from Australia
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in November 2014

                Great weekend retreat”

                The lively host, the super comfortable bed and the close proximity to the beach and main strip.

                Lovely overnight stay. Very cozy and homely. Owner is very friendly and generous with advice. The property has lovely gardens and is located near all the main attractions. The room and bed were very comfortable. A great little hideaway for a weekend with a loved one.

                Reviewed November 10, 2014

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Margaret from Australia
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in August 2013

                Truely a welcoming and relaxing B&B ”

                Friendly and welcoming Hotel Owner. Delicious Breakfast and the gorgeous garden

                It was one of the better B&B I've stayed in. The owner was most welcoming and the room was comfy and a little romantic.

                Reviewed August 17, 2013

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Eric from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in May 2013

                Reviews prove themselves”

                Hospitality, comfort and facilities

                After a long haul flight from the UK an early check in was supplemented by an upgrade! Some great local advise was offered and enhanced our brief stay immensely. Would stay here again without hesitation given the opportunity

                Reviewed June 11, 2013

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                9.6
                Exceptional
                Marion from United States
                Couple
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

                Attractive”

                Nice breakfast, lovely front porch overlooking a pretty garden. Convenient to main street shops and restaurants, but on a quiet street. The landlady is very attentive and helpful with local recommendations and information.

                Reviewed December 08, 2019

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Michelle from Australia
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in October 2012

                Very clean room with lots of attention to detail!”

                a close walk to town, a delicious breakfast with amazing pancakes, warm rooms, fluffy towels

                A delightful place to stay. In a quiet location, but only a short walk to town. Susan was lovely and cooked the most amazing pancakes for breakfast. We will definitely be back.

                Reviewed October 17, 2012

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                7.0
                Very good
                Doug from Australia
                Family with young children
                Stayed 1 night in March 2012

                Great location, nice bed & breakfast”

                close to beach and foreshore.

                the elecetricity did not work in the breakfast room so we had no toast, coffee or cold milk. the owner did make us some but it seemed like we were more of an inconvience for her. she says she doesn't allow kids to stay there, however it doesn't say that anywhere, including my daughter there were 3 other kids staying there. overall nice place to stay for a night maybe two. short stroll to beach. owner was nice but didn't seem like she wanted us there.

                Reviewed April 10, 2012

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Mahbube from Bangladesh
                Couple
                Deluxe Queen Suite
                Stayed 1 night in March 2016

                Excellent Victorian style hotel”

                The owner was very friendly and helpful. Location is great, close to the city centre but quite as well.

                Reviewed July 06, 2016

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Peiyu from China
                Group
                Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                such a elegant place”

                close to the town centre

                The place is very clean, quiet and elegant. The host was so nice.

                Reviewed February 17, 2013

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                8.3
                Excellent
                William from Singapore
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in April 2012

                Country Styled Stay with Personal Service”

                Cosy and personal

                We were pleasantly surprised by the attention to details given, to the toiletries (gd grade), snacks and best of all breakfast. It's a home away from home, friend away from home.

                Reviewed April 25, 2012

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