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Update - Coronavirus Pandemic - PLEASE NOTE:

UPDATE 18SEP20: We advise that we have reopened to guests in accord with the Victorian State Government "Step 3 COVID restrictions" for regional Victoria from 09SEP20.

We are allowed to accept guests from outside the Melbourne Metropolitan area in regional Victoria only, and we will require photo identification with address details to verify this on check-in, along with contact details for 'COVID' safety and tracing.

Our historic Heritage Suite has limited availability (maximum of 2 guests can stay under building fire regulations).  A separate "cottage' style accommodation with its own private terrace and sitting area in front of the gas log-fire and four-poster bed, the Heritage Suite offers privacy and genuine old-world charm.  There are no cooking facilities in the Heritage Suite, however we advise that the 'Boatramp Cafe' just 3 minutes outside our back gate is operating most days for 8am offering breakfast and lunch options.

The self-cater Gate Cottage also has very limited availability (maximum 4 guests can stay under building fire regulations).  The Gate Cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge area with reverse cycle air-conditioning.

We advise that our breakfast dining room and common areas in the main guest building remain closed to guests until further notice.  This is due to government health advisory restrictions and limitations around serving food.  In that regard, our Classic Deluxe Rooms, and guest lounge area will remain closed at this stage and will only reopen when we are advised there are no restrictions that impact us being able to offer our legendary & substantial European-style breakfast in the dining room.

Our cancellation policy is flexible (no fees) for any bookings that require cancellation due to COVID-19 related health restrictions and we do NOT take deposits for bookings.  Unlike the multinational owned booking sites, there are no hidden commissions going off-shore & payment is due only on arrival.

During our annual winter recess, we have conducted cleaning and sanitising of our guest areas in accord with the recommendations by the Victorian Government and we have completed the COVID-19 training for hospitality course.

We look forward to welcoming guests to our authentic heritage gardens, the Heritage Suite and/or the Gate Cottage set under two 100 year-old oak trees...

In the meantime we wish everyone a safe and healthy spring!

Ian & Madeleine - Owners at Glen Isla House.


Glen Isla House is nestled in extensive authentic heritage gardens and oak trees of the historic Glen Isla homestead (c1870), and has direct beach access. 

All accommodations are purpose-designed as guest accommodations, feature elegant and unique classic interiors, a flat-screen TV and beautiful authentic heritage garden views.

For guests seeking more spacious accommodadions, an historic suite with a spa bath and fireplace is available, and there is also a 2-bedroom 'self-cater' cottage option with full kitchen facilities. 

(We advise that our accommodations are unsuitable for infants and young children)

Glen Isla House is a 15-minute drive from Phillip Island Nature Parks, where you can see wildlife including the world famous little penguins at the Penguin Parade (nightly at dusk), koalas up close and personal at the Koala Conservation Centre, and Australian fur seals off the Nobbies (by boat tour).  Phillip Island offers numerous nature walks, world-class bird-watching and a selection of swimming & surf beaches.

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is 15-minutes' drive, and Melbourne is a 2-hour drive from Glen Isla.

Like the beach?  A pristine sandy beach beckons just 100 metres directly out the back gate...

Your hosts can recommend excellent cafes nearby for breakfast (one just 3 minutes walk from our back gate!)  

On selected days now, a substantial European-style breakfast is served in the elegant dining room overlooking the heritage gardens (the dining room does not operate every day*).  

* Our breakfast dining room and kitchen is not operating for health and safety reasons during the pandemic restrictions.  We can recommend cafes nearby for breakfast that are operating (one only 3 minutes walk from our back gate)

See our official booking engine here for availability and tariff options (room only and/or bed & breakfast inclusive tariffs for days breakfast is being offered). 

Free Wi-Fi and ample secure off-street parking is provided for all guest vehicles. 

See our 'Attractions & Restaurants' page for our recomendations on local restaurants and dining options.  (We don't operate a restaurant here at Glen Isla for lunch/dinner) There are only a few restaurants we recommend, and there are links to their web sites on the attractions & restaurants page.

Glen Isla House is proudly family owned & operated.  We employ Australians and pay Australian taxes.

By booking directly with us, you are supporting an Australian owned and operated small business!  

The BEST RATES anywhere on the internet are HERE on our official website and booking page. BOOK NOW! 

(No hidden commissions or fees going off-shore when you book direct with us here on our official web site!)

TripAdvisor Excellence Awards 'Hall of Fame" for 5-star excellence certificates 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 (9 years). 

Travellers' Choice Awards 2016, 2017, 2019 & 2020 (Top 10% TripAdvisor Inns in Australia) 

See our 330+ reviews on TripAdvisor (The best rates anywhere on the internet however, are right here at our OFFICIAL web site and our booking engine!)

Glen Isla has been a member of Small Elegant Hotels since 2004, and is one of the most award accommodation properties on Phillip Island.

MotoGP 2020 has been cancelled - We are fully booked in OCTOBER 2021 for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.


Glen Isla House is not associated with a nearby apartment/motel property with a similar name.  Multi award-winning Glen Isla House is the original & historic Glen Isla on Phillip Island and has been welcoming discerning adult travellers to our elegant country-house accommodations from all over the world since 2003.

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