Travellers' Choice 2016
& 2017 -
Along with TripAdvisor HALL of FAME (6 years
of continuous Excellence Awards), Glen Isla has received the Travellers'
Choice award for 2016 and again in 2017. Voted by travellers from
TripAdvisor guest reviews as being in the top 1% of
accommodation properties worlwide!
With TripAdvisor awards for the past 8 years
continuoulsy, Glen Isla House is one of the most awarded
properties on the island!
One of Australia's Best B&B's...
Australian Traveller Magazine ranks Glen
Isla House as one of the best B&B's in Australia (one of
three only ranked in Victoria).
Australian Traveller Magazine said:
"The following privately owned properties go well beyond your typical room-and-breakfast package, offering equal parts personalised service and just the right amount of
privacy" There are many wonderful boutique properties that didnít make the cut for the simple reason that the owners are based off-site or the breakfast part was
the article here and here
- then come and see why here at the original
and historic Glen Isla we continue to delight guests as we have done for the past
At Glen Isla, we offer more than just
a room and breakfast - we offer genuine hospitality at
our historic property...
Top 20 December
Vacations in 2015
Glen Isla House
featured in this internationally recognised vacation
magazine as being one of the top 20 December Vacation
spots in the world!
Excellence in Luxury Boutique
Glen Isla House was the winner of the HMAA
Excellence in Luxury Boutique Accommodation award on
22nd August 2007 at a gala dinner in Melbourne. The
sought after awards are judged by peers in the accommodation
industry and recognise excellence. The Hotel Motel &
Accommodation Association (HMAA) is
the respected & peak accommodation
industry body. Owners, Ian and Madeleine received the award and
were congratulated personally by the Victorian Minitser of Tourism
The Hon. Mr
Tim Holding, MP.
Frommer's Guide - since 2007
Highly Recommended by Frommer's, respected
international travel guide in their Australia Guide since "Glen Isla is the best place to stay on Phillip
See the Frommers article here
Fodor's Guide - since 2007
The ONLY Phillip Island Accommodation recommended by Fodor's,
respected international travel guide - Australia Guide since
their review here
Tourism Awards - Best New Business (The
early years at Glen Isla!)
Glen Isla House proudly received the “Best
New Business” Certificate of Merit in the Phillip &
Island Gippsland Discovery Regional Tourism Awards in 2004.
Chairman of Phillip Island & Gippsland
Discovery, Ken Hore said “The awards, sponsored by Tourism
Victoria, regional Shire Councils and Prime Television are
highly sought after and demonstrate the professional commitment
of tourism operators to excellence”
The Best New Business Category provides an
opportunity for recently established Tourism businesses to
enter the demanding award process, and Glen Isla House was
up against a number of other new tourism businesses –
providing various standards of accommodation.
Owner of Glen Isla, Ian said “this is another example of
our total commitment to excellence in everything we do at
Glen Isla House and we’re extremely proud to be recognised
by our industry peers”
A multi award-winning property...
The TripAdvisor HALL of
FAME Award (8 Years)
TripAdvisor Excellence Award
2018 - again!!
Glen Isla House awarded the TripAdvisor
Excellence Award for consistently excellent reviews in 2018
(it was also awarded to Glen Isla in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018). Glen Isla has again been inducted into the HALL
of FAME for 8 years of continuous Excellence
Awards from TripAdvisor
There's a reason we have consistently been
awarded the TripAdvisor excellence awards and #1 B&B in
Cowes on TripAdvisor since 2005! Come and see
"One of the Top 10 Luxury B&B's
in the world" - Tripadvisor November 2010
the artice on Luxury Travel Blog here. Tripadvisor
names Glen Isla House as one of the top 10 luxury B&B's in
the world - its official!
Age Newspaper December 2010
the independent article by Mary O'Brien of the Melbourne Age
Newspaper here - "an elegant escape set in
pristine gardens with welcoming hosts"
January 2010 - Finalist "The
Australian Newspaper Travel & Tourism Awards"
Glen isla nominted as the only Victorian
property and one of 6 in Australia in the "Hosted
Accommodation" awards for 2010
The article says "These awards
recognise Australian tourism operators who have consistently
attained a standard of excellence in the last 12 months"
the article here
"The most stylish place to stay is
Glen Isla House"
The Australian Newspaper - Travel and
By Judith Elen - Deputy Travel Editor
Judith's other comment: The
owner-chef serves organic, free-range breakfasts (that include
a stunningly dense, caramelly fruit compote)
Judith's article "Little Wonders" (click here)
"Arguably the Island's Best Accommodation"
Peter Robinson, respected travel writer
and photographer with the Melbourne Sunday Age Travel also said:
"Glen Isla has all the elements that
make a short break seem like a holiday: supremely comfortable
accommodation, refined dining, large landscaped gardens, a
touch of history, stroll to the beach, friendly hosts.
Recommended by "The Times" (UK) Travel
Glen Isla House recommended by the
Times Newspaper Travel Pages as the best place to stay
near the Penguins to see the the Penguin Parade. (August
Accommodation Getaways Victoria
Isla House is an active member of Accommodation Getaways
Victoria - an organisation which superceded the amalgamation
of the Bed and Breakfast Council of Victoria and the Farmstay
Association of Victoria.
Aussie Auction - USA
Glen Isla featured in
Australia Great Aussie Auction (2007 and 2008).
Along with the Ultimate Penguin Experience, the successful
bidder stayed at luxurious Glen Isla House!
Gippsland Business Awards:
Glen Isla House was a "finalist"
in the accommodation/tourism category in 2005. The Discovery Health Gippsland Business Awards
recognise excellence in business in the various categories and
are keenly contested.
Victoria's Cosiest B&B's:
Coxy's Big Break
James Fremantle from Channel 7's Coxy's Big Break
visited Glen Isla House with his film crew in March
2005. Glen Isla House was featured in a
segment on Victoria's
cosiest places to stay on 17th April 2005
Here to see the article on Coxy's web site)
here to see the footage!
Coxy was back again
in April 2007 to film at Glen Isla. His comment
"one of the best B&B's I've stayed at!" .