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Cheap Phillip Island Hotels

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Amaroo Holiday Park
Amaroo Holiday Park
3.0 out of 5.0 97 Church St, Cowes, VIC
AU$119
5.0/5 (4 reviews)

My husband, 3 daughters & myself really enjoyed our stay at the Amaro Park, the cabin we had was very roomy & comfortable. Sitting out on the front decking was lovely & beside the pool area was also lovely. The staff were very friendly, thanks for the wonderful park to stay in

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2017
Situated by the sea, this campground is within a 10-minute walk of Cowes Beach and Phillip Island Ferry Dock. Phillip Island Wildlife Park is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) ...
Seahorse Motel
Seahorse Motel
3.5 out of 5.0 29-31 Chapel Street, Cowes, VIC
AU$115
4.8/5 (15 reviews)

Very clean, well looked after motel, children’s swings , and a laundry on site. I would have stayed longer in this relaxing hotel but we already had plans in Melbourne.

Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2017
Situated in Cowes, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach. Phillip Island Wildlife Park is 1.9 mi (3 ...
Cowes Foreshore Tourist Park
Cowes Foreshore Tourist Park
4.0 out of 5.0 164 Church Street, Cowes, VIC
AU$145
4.5/5 (4 reviews)

comfortable stay, we were upgraded at no charge. some issues with hot water running out at times.

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2017
Nestled on the beach, this Cowes campground is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cowes Beach and Phillip Island Ferry Dock. Phillip Island Wildlife Park is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) ...
The Waves Apartments
The Waves Apartments
4.5 out of 5.0 1 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC
AU$165
4.2/5 (26 reviews)

Very quiet walking distance to food outlets excellent underground car park very safe and secure only bad things i could comment on would be the bed doona felt like cardboard and the spa in our room only 2 1/2 out of 4 jets worked,

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2019
Located in Cowes, this beachfront apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach. Phillip Island ...
North Pier Hotel
North Pier Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 5 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC
AU$56
4.1/5 (18 reviews)

Everything was very nice and clean I love the view

Reviewed on 25 May 2019
Located in the heart of Cowes, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach. Phillip Island Wildlife Park is 1.9 mi (3 ...
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island
4.0 out of 5.0 2128 Phillip Island Road, Cowes, VIC
AU$190
4.0/5 (60 reviews)

It was so beautiful the scenery, the staff where very helpful and friendly. I would defently recommend Ramada to my family and friends. The location was perfect in the centre of everything.

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2019
Situated in a regional park, this resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Phillip Island Wildlife Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Phillip ...
The Coachman Motel & Units
The Coachman Motel & Units
3.5 out of 5.0 51 Chapel Street, Cowes, VIC
Free Cancellation
AU$94
3.9/5 (15 reviews)

Friendly staff and were very accommodating after a hiccup with the booking

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2018
Located in the heart of Cowes, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach. Phillip Island Wildlife Park is 1.8 mi (2.9 ...
BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park
BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park
4.0 out of 5.0 24 Old Bridge Drive, Crescent), Newhaven, VIC
AU$90
3.8/5 (14 reviews)

We have stayed before and we love the location. It's a great park.

Reviewed on 3 May 2018
Offering direct access to the beach, this Newhaven campground is within 1 mi (2 km) of Phillip Island Nature Park and Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. Churchill ...
Comfort Resort Kaloha
Comfort Resort Kaloha
3.5 out of 5.0 Cnr Steele And Chapel Streets, Cowes, VIC
Free Cancellation
AU$139
3.7/5 (7 reviews)

Pool was too cold, spa reeked of chlorine.romm was outdated, tv was old and outdated.fridge eas old and outdated.felt more like a private hospital room than a reaort room

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2019
Located in Cowes, this beachfront motel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Cowes Beach. Phillip Island Wildlife ...

Hotels In Phillip Island

Phillip Island is famous for having the world’s smallest penguins (and therefore the cutest!) as well as Grand Prix glory. But there’s more to this little island just outside of Melbourne than that! Expect all kinds of fascinating wildlife (hello seals!), gorgeous coastal scenery, brilliant clifftop walking trails and some fine surf on its shores. And you know what’s even better? It’s connected to the mainland by road! So get a road trip happening and book some Phillip Island accommodation below.

Cowes is the most obvious destie on Phillip Island, a fab spot to stay and the island’s commercial hub. This is where you’ll find the most famous sights, like the iconic Penguin Parade, where you can catch a glimpse of these gorgeous little creatures, as well as the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre. Clearly no trip to Phillip Island is complete without checking out Cowes! But you can also check out the local museum, join a cruise, do a bit of shopping, swim on the protected foreshore, drop into a day spa or hit a round of golf around Cowes. It really goes off in holiday season.

Rhyll and Ventnor are also fab spots just six kilometres either side of Cowes. Cute little seaside villages, they put you on the cusp of the action but with all the peace and quiet an island escape requires! They also have lovely calm beaches for swimming. Rhyll is a bit more secluded though, and set near the scenic Ryhll Inlet. You can explore it along the mangrove boardwalk around the inlet, where you’ll likely spot pelicans, black swans, gulls and ibis.

Away from Cowes, Newhaven is the gateway to the island for those arriving by road – and the views around the bridge are quite pretty! You can catch a few waves here, picnic on the shores, and get stuck into a few shops (because who could resist?). This is also the best spot to explore historic little Churchill Island, home to the National Vietnam Veterans Museum and a perfectly timed café stop – either drive over the bridge or paddle across the water! Also just up the road is Cape Woolamai, a famous surf destie! An absolute must in Newhaven though is the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory – the perfect souvenir.

Back on the mainland, on the opposite side of the bridge to Newhaven, San Remo is a great little authentic fishing village and puts you just as close to the Phillip Island sites. It’s a fab spot to either buy fresh seafood and indulge in sea views, or catch your own by joining a fishing charter or throwing a line off the jetty. There’s also a drop dead gorgeous walking trail from San Remo to Kilcunda, the George Bass Coastal Walk, which winds past breathtaking views of deserted beaches, sweeping bays and an old quarry.

Getting to Phillip Island

Phillip Island is about an-hour-and-forty minutes from the Melbourne CBD if you drive all the way around through San Remo and Newhaven. If you’d prefer to make it a ‘real’ island experience though, you can also get the ferry from Crib Point on the Mornington, which is just an hour from the CBD.

Phillip Island is a brilliant spot for wildlife sightings, has some totally gorgeous scenery, and is full of bustling seaside vibes that come with great swimming and surfing. It’s also a historic piece of Victoria! So whether you come for the penguins, the Grand Prix, or just to escape the city life, you’ll love every corner of Phillip Island. Suss out our hotels in Phillip Island and get your buddies in for the ride!

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