230 Church Street, Cowes, Victoria , Australia
Glen Isla House
Experience the ambiance of an elegant European style country house - small boutique hotel style property set in 2 acres of private and authentic heritage gardens dating back to the late 1800's - all just 100 metres direct access to a pristine sandy beach.
Multi-award winning Glen Isla House offers discerning travellers the very finest accommodation with old-world charm and refined elegance that only genuine history provides. Set in a large secluded heritage garden with a beachside location on Phillip Island.
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2016 & TripAdvisor Excellence awards Hall of Fame 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for consistently excellent (independent) guest reviews.
Set in the private grounds (2 acres) of the historic Glen Isla Homestead (circa 1870 and heritage classified), Glen Isla House offers small luxury hotel-style country house boutique accommodations, with warm personal hospitality from internationally well-travelled owner-hosts...
Glen Isla House accommodates a small number of guests only, to ensure unobtrusive personal attention and absolute privacy in a serene heritage atmosphere. Two acres of dreamy established and authentic heritage gardens provide a tranquil retreat to relax in (the oak trees are heritage classified and over 100 years old).
For an authentic historic accommodations experience see the Heritage Suite with Four Poster bed, private fireplace and spa bath (this was original part of the heritage house dating back to c1870). Our Classic Deluxe rooms are all purpose designed and built as guest accommodations in classic architecture offering elegant furnishings. All with ensuites & separate entrances. There is also a self-cater/self-contained cottage (The Gate Cottage), set under two 100-year-old oak trees in the heritage gardens, with 2 bedrooms and its own full kitchen facilities for those who prefer a self-contained option.
For guests staying in our Heritage Suite and Classic Deluxe rooms, linger over a memorable al-a-carte chef's breakfast created from fresh local ingredients, cooked to individual order - served to you at your own table overlooking the heritage gardens in the elegant dining room. We have a resident professional chef. Glen Isla has its own organic culinary herb and vegetable garden, and our experienced professional chefs use only local certified free range eggs. The restaurant-style dining room is reserved exclusively for resident house-guests (staying in our Classic Deluxe Rooms and the Heritage Suite), and provides an intimate al-a-carte breakfast dining experience.
Special chef's hand-crafted breakfasts are available most days (our kitchen/dining room is closed some days). Dietary needs can be catered for by our professional chefs - with advance notice.
We can recommend nearby restaurants for lunch and dinner - some walking distance, and if our kitchen happens to be closed for breakfast, we can recommend cafe's nearby for breakfast!
Staying in our elegant self-cater Gate Cottage?
We can recommend nearby supermarkets in the township for provisions (the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen), and there are numerous cafe's in the town if you don't fancy preparing your own breakfast in the Gate Cottage!
Secure off-street parking is provided (inside the grounds for all guests - NOT on the street). We never request guests to park on the street outside the property!
Please note that Glen Isla is unsuitable for younger children. (Glen Isla is a heritage-classified property - with 3 unfenced historic wells and a large unfenced fishpond on the property). We do not have roll-a-way or folding beds and we have no facilities for children or infants at Glen Isla.
Free Wi-Fi Internet access. (fair use policy applies). WiFi is accessible in most rooms, in the main dining room, summer-house and gardens.
TripAdvisor has many comments about our hospitality, and our chef's special restaurant-style breakfast. Our professional chefs are passionate foodies, and have travelled the world! Read the 200+ reviews on TripAdvisor. Glen Isla has TripAdvisor Excellence Awards - Hall of Fame for 5 stars for 6 continuous years.
National Geographic Traveller “an unexpected level of culinary sophistication” 2016
Recommended in "Connoisseurs Australia" by Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels Collection 2014
Rated by Australian Traveller Magazine as one of the Best B&B's in Australia - 2011
Rated by TripAdvisor’s Trip Watch as one of the top 10 Luxury B&B's in the World - 2010
"Elegant heritage escape with pristine gardens and welcoming hosts" - Mary O'Brien - Melbourne Age Newspaper
"Brilliant boutique hotel - the best address on the island - understated old-world luxury" - Lonely Planet Victoria (Australia) Guide.
Recommended by Frommer's Guide since 2007 "The best place to stay on Phillip Island"
Recommended by Fodor's Australia Guide since 2007
Recommended Baedeker Guide (German and English Versions) since 2013
"Arguably the Island's best accommodation" - Melbourne Age Newspaper
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