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Woodbyne Resort
Ranked #7 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Cowes
Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great for families”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The unit was large and comfortable with everything you could need during a break. Lovely welcome on arrival. Only issue was that the heating would not work when we needed it in the morning, just gave an error message. Fortunately it was a sunny morning and with the blinds open the unit soon warmed up.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We have been last week at Woodbyne cottage with my sister, her family and us. A total of four adults and three children
It was so lovely even if the weather was as good as we expected.
Very clean, very good facilities, lovely pool and gardens
The playground was a little bit bad kept and some of the pieces were broken.
The kitchen had absolutely everything you wanted!!!
Very nice place to be with family and friends

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

My family stayed at Woodbyne Cottages for Christmas holiday and thought the facilities were not managed for long time.

1. The pillows were rock hard(neck was uncomfortable) and the beds made noise when we sit on the corner or move your body.

2. The owners of this operation must work on a very tight budget.

2-1. I found the laundry machine was at least 20 years old. Of course it had no "dry" function. Also it was dirty inside, so we washed it before using.

2-2. The playground for the kids is very tired and old looking. Also it was dangerous because some nails came out. So we could not help using other playgrounds outside this cottage by car.

2-3. Mosquito nets were broken and torn. I argue them to old guy in reception(actually he said that he is owner's son). But he repeated that I should close the window!

3. There is one weird thing. During my stay(20~23.Dec), there was no one in room No 1, No 3.(my room was No 2).

But when I booked this cottage through website(you can search website of this cottage), the website said all rooms " sold" from 21.Dec. So we thought this cottage is very popular when we booked. Oh my God....

I would not recommend this place to any of my friends and even anonymous people as it is priced quite high for a below average place to stay. It was first time when I was really disappointed by the facilities and service of accommodation in Australia.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and thought it was fab! Lovely location. Peaceful and quiet and lots for the kids to do. Good budget stay! Would highly recommend this place. Everything in easy drive also. No frills accommodation but clean and tidy and you are left to enjoy your stay. Will defiantly stay here again when I visit next!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

We stayed at Woodbyne Cottages for a short day period and thought the facilities were a little bit tired looking and very basic. The bedding was not adequate, so if you decide to stay there when the weather is cooler, make sure you take an extra doona. The pillows were rock hard and the beds were uncomfortable.

Also upon arrival, we thought we could sit down for a cup of coffee. No milk!! Not even a little 250ml carton to get you started. The owners of this operation must work on a very tight budget. This is definately a 'no frills' establishment.

The playground for the kids is very tired and old looking and our children were not interested in playing in the indoor play centre.

I would not recommend this place to any of my friends as it is priced quite high for a below average place to stay. I have stayed in cabins in caravan parks which had better facilities than Woodbyne Cottages.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

Very well presented, very clean, relatively new and freshly painted self-contained portable-like cottages. Kitchen adequate and were suprised by the amount of cupboard space, the fully equipped laundry and there was even a bath great for small children. Comfortable beds slept very well. Basic amenities for a self-contained family holiday. Each unit has their own carport immediately next to the cottage also great for accessiblity and packing kids etc. Great gazebo with bbq facilities, an adventure playground, inground pool with slide and also a really lovely games area set amongst a gorgeous secret garden. Expansive grassed lawn areas to play and restaurant on site with an indoor playground which is great for young families who would rather not have to drive into town. Found the food was very ordinary and limited choices for the prices! ie: frozen nuggets, calamari, chips and the burgers are overpriced for what they are....el blando.
Overall a great place to stay for a brief or extendended holiday at Phillip Island a short distance from the main town and excellent value compared to many overpriced and daggy hotels on the Island.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Woodbyne Resort

Property: Woodbyne Resort
Address: 2185 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia (Formerly Woodbyne Cottages)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Phillip Island > Cowes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Woodbyne Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Woodbyne Resort offer charming fully self-contained spacious cabins in Cowes. With it,s central location, it is ideal for families, large groups or even couples who can enjoy the privacy and tranquillity that is on offer at Woodbyne Resort. ... more   less 
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