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The Waves Apartments

No. 1 The Esplanade P.O. Box 108, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
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#4 of 11 hotels in Cowes
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Cowes, look no further than The Waves Apartments.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and The Waves Apartments makes getting online easy as internet access is available.

As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Cowes, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Waves Apartments, including The Waterboy Cafe (0.2 mi), MadCowes Cafe (0.3 mi), and Fig & Olive (0.4 mi).

The staff at The Waves Apartments looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Paid wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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celia n wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia100 contributions61 helpful votes
we stayed at the waves apartment for a long weekend break and to celebrate our anniversary. we booked a front beach apartment the views were wonderful got to see the ocean and beach from the bed. the apartment was very clean enough crockery for everything u needed. mind u found the breakfast cereal dishes to be abit small in size. found it a little weird having bunk and single bed in the kitchen area but that didn't bother us as it was just me and my husband. the place was very clean:) loved sitting on the balcony people watching. even being opposite the road was good as im a light sleeper but didn't seem much traffic. we loved the use of the jetted bath. it was in easy reach of the main st. lovely shops and plenty of places to eat. the phone lines and it appears email system was down before we went as i couldn't contact anyone it was by sheer luck i found a mobile number to call on the f.b to check our reservation. the lady that checked us in seemed abit flustered because of this issue. didn't even wish us happy anniversary. we found some people very inconsiderate with parking in the above car park with taking too many lanes for their vehicle but that wasn't the fault of the apartment just the guest.. we would defiantly stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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miss_piaalba wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia440 contributions63 helpful votes
Truly a gem at Phillip Island. It's near the beach, near the center and all. It's tidy, well-lit. I didn’t use their free wifi, so I am not sure if it was fast enough. The room was spacious and their staff was friendly. We will definitely stay again and recommend it. =)
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Date of stay: February 2021
Niceaussie wrote a review Jul 2020
Bendigo, Australia86 contributions22 helpful votes
When we first arrived we loved the place, lovely room and loved the views. A major let down is guests are allowed to smoke on their balcony, so whilst I was trying to enjoy the lovely view I had to choke on the neighbours non stop smoke 😡 eventually having to stay inside and only get on the balcony when they were not around. Really ruined it for us. Won't be back and will definitely investigate further with future accomodation.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Katelouise89 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mornington Peninsula, Australia69 contributions7 helpful votes
I have stayed at this hotel many times and customer service is usually good. Today I went to book and asked what would happen if we were to go in to lock down and not be able to stay. Apparently I would lose the amount I would need to pay if for some reason with the covid virus that we went into lock down and couldn't go. I had said I was happy to pay and if we couldn't go maybe we could receive a credit for the lost money but still no. I think this is really unfair and not good customer service at all. I wasn't asking for a refund I was 100% ready to stay if I could but no leniency whatsoever. It's a shame as I have told many friends and family about this place but won't be in the future. Disappointing
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from thewaves3922, General Manager at The Waves Apartments
Responded 29 Apr 2020
Hi Katie I recall your call and my advise to you at the time was simply wait until closer to the weekend date you required and then book once knowing if restrictions in place. There was no issue with room availability but this saved the process of reversing bookings. This was the same advise we gave to all persons calling being we were days away from news of events unfolding. In the case that what has been written leads people to think The Waves did not offer any compensation or refund to any of our guests affected by the pandemic I would like to make clear our policy in this matter has been to fully refunded those as requested, amended travel dates as those requested and extended expire date on 3rd party programs to assure to assist our guests. I'm sorry our booking advice / process at that unprecedented time was not to your liking and as you mention our customer service in the past has meet your exception, I hope you will allow us the opportunity in the future to be of service. Kindest Regards Carolyn Thurgood
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BackPacker490558 wrote a review Mar 2020
Wheelers Hill, Australia1 contribution
Excellent location, Perfect Accomodation place everything near by. Very well staff service. Restaurant , penguin parade , Cruse jetty , BBQ, kids play ground everything nearby. Most beautiful full is baconey sea view.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$106 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waves Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to The Waves Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Cowes Beach (0.03 miles), Cowes Night Market (0.2 miles), and The Palms Phillip Island (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waves Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a spa, free parking, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at The Waves Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
Is parking available at The Waves Apartments?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waves Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheeky Goose Cafe, MadCowes Cafe, and Pino's Trattoria.
Does The Waves Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Waves Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.