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3-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
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Genesta House

18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Australia, 3922 - See map
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Exceptional comfort
9.1 room quality and comfort
Exceptional cleanliness
9.0 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Very good facilities on premise
7.9 facilities on premise

The landlady is very attentive and helpful with local recommendations and information.

Marion | December 8, 2019

Nice breakfast, lovely front porch overlooking a pretty garden.

Marion | December 8, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Value for money8.1
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Genesta House

9.1
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Deluxe Queen Suite
Deluxe Queen Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Room B
Deluxe Queen Room B
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Room A
Deluxe Queen Room A
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Queen Room
Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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        Overall rating:
        8.8
        Excellent
        73 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.0
        Facilities
        7.9
        Location
        9.0
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        What travelers say they love:
        Just felt so relaxed in this beautiful house
        Chun P. from Singapore
        Business traveler
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        More about Genesta House

        Featuring a secluded garden setting, Genesta House offers boutique accommodations 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 private bathroom. Genesta House is a 20-minute drive from Penguin Parade & The Nobbies Center. Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and the Koala Conservation Center are both within a 10-minute drive. It is a 2-hour drive from central Melbourne.

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        6 mentions
        Beach
        3 mentions
        Housekeeping
        2 mentions

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        Reviews of Genesta House from real guests

        Overall rating
        8.8
        Excellent
        From 73 reviews
        9.3Location
        9.3Service
        9.0Room comfort and quality
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        Rating via Agoda8.7
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        Cleanliness9.0
        Facilities7.9
        Location9.0
        Room comfort and quality9.1
        Service9.0
        Value for money8.1
        High score for Phillip Island
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        7-8 Very Good (3)
        6-7 Good (2)
        <6 Below Expectation (1)
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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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        8.3
        Excellent
        Sylvia from Hong Kong
        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
        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
        7.3
        Very good
        WAI from Hong Kong
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Methus from Thailand
        Couple
        Deluxe Queen Suite
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018

        Highly recommend !!!!”

        The place is perfect,which is located not far from ferry port and restaurants

        Reviewed April 30, 2018
        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
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Chris from Australia
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in November 2014

        Great Accommodation”

        Location Cleanliness Gardens

        Very relaxing and comfortable

        Reviewed December 01, 2014
        12
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