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Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Enjoyed our brief stay at Genesta House great place to stay for seeing the penguins .Had to leave early in the morning so did not sample the breakfast but did enjoy the chocolate and the port that was in the room Old World feel about the place ,lovely gardens plenty of places to shop and eat nearby

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2015

We stayed one night at the Genesta House B&B in the Sunflower room. The place was beautiful and relaxing. We bought in food and wine for the evening and ate on the little terrace outside our chalet style room overlooking the well tended to gardens. Very welcoming owner, continental breakfast and some nice touches in the very well furnished room...

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Thank Ciaran R
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2015

A fabulous guest house which i can't recommend highly enough. The decor, the welcome by the owner, the pretty garden and the opportunity to sit on the veranda at the end of the day sipping a complimentary glass of port made the stay excellent in every way.

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Thank 186299Janet
Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Came here for two night with my husband, we stayed in the fernery and it was just so old world and detailed and comfortable we fell in love with the room immediately. The garden here is just gorgeous, the whole place is so tranquil and serene, the little verandah outside our room with cane chairs, all just so lovely. Susan...

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Thank loveachardy
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2015

My wife and I have just returned from an 8 night stay at this wonderful B&B. We stayed in the "Maple" room which is at the front of the premises, overlooking the marvellous gardens that surround this original old house that has been restored by the owner operator "Susan Handley". Our room was etremly comfortable, with a large period style...

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Thank jdunderwood
Garstang, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We've just spent two nights at this lovely little guest house and thoroughly enjoyed it! Susan gives great attention to detail, the room (the Fernery) was charming and well appointed. The shower wonderful, location excellent, breakfast good, garden beautiful and hostess delightful. You will not regret your decision to stay here!

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Thank Marcie P
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Genesta is a lovely place to stay for a few days away. Lovely rooms, gorgeous gardens, walking distance to shops and the beach. Susan was a lovely host and very accommodating to our needs. We would highly recommend staying at Genesta when traveling to Phillip Island.

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Thank Jenchaput
retford
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Ideal location, super " olde worlde" cottage style b & b with gorgeous gardens. Susan is a warm, kind hostess who makes sure you enjoy your home from home while giving great tips for where to visit during your stay in Cowes. Thanks to her we dined well at the local Thai restaurant, visited a quirky art gallery & headed...

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Thank tezzbar
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Susan handley is a wonderful host who makes genesta house so warm and homely. The rooms are individually styled, clean and warm...she has everything covered. Softest sheets and towels ever. Highly recommend.

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Thank Martine W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Lovely bed and breakfast, very homely and in lovely little gardens so it felt really tranquil. Very quiet and right in town centre, 5 mins to high street, 2 mins to beach. susan and her little dog were both lovely and kept me topped up on chocolate and port. susan also mentioned to the lovely couple in the room next...

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Additional Information about Genesta House

Address: 18 Steele Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Price Range: $212 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Genesta House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The Fernery has the bigger bathroom.”
ianhW7748VH, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to the resort over the road.”
Doobasdad, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Both rooms we booked were equally high quality.”
186299Janet, 29 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Fernery and loved it.”
loveachardy, 21 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All three rooms in the main house would be equally as charming.”
marciep2015, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
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