Welcome to Glen Isla House
Elegant Country-House Accommodations
Book HERE at our OFFICIAL WEB & BOOKING site for best rates anywhere on the internet
About Glen Isla...
Update - Coronavirus Pandemic as at 08SEP21
LOCKDOWN #6 conditions have changed yet again as of 09SEP21:
-- Greater Melbourne remains under lockdown as imposed by the Victorian Government Health Directives until at least sometime in OCTOBER (WHO KNOWS??). We are unable to accept bookings for dates during the lockdown restrictions from guests with a greater Melbourne address and we are obliged to check addresses against official photo ID before admitting guests to our property.
-- Regional Victoria (with a couple of exceptions) is out of lockdown (but with certain restrictions remaining) as of 12.59pm 09SEP21. We can accept bookings for guests with a regional Victoria address (excluding those regional LGA's listed on the Victorian Government Coronavirus web site). Official photo ID with address is required at check-in.
(*** Madeleine and Ian are both fully vaccinated for COVID since 12JUL21 ***)
The BOOK NOW button here on our web site, and updates of availability will be made as we become aware of changes in Government health restrictions and policies.
If you don't see dates you are looking to book, email us and we will advise to the best of our ability.
(We do NOT use the so-called big name 'off-shore owned' booking sites other than for very last minute unsold rooms if we have them, because of the very high commissions they charge us on every booking). The BEST RATES are ALWAYS here on our official booking site - guaranteed!
At this stage, we expect to load availability & room rates for the upcoming summer period into our official booking engine (BOOK NOW BUTTON) here in October 2021 subject to Victorian Government Health Directives in place at that time.
We DO NOT TAKE DEPOSITS OR PAYMENT up-front like the big name booking sites!
Our web site requires valid credit/debit card details to be provided with all reservations, however we DO NOT charge debit/credit cards until you are with us. ANY reservation which has to be cancelled as a result of government imposed COVID/lockdown restrictions is always FREE CANCELLATION here at Glen Isla.
**We are REQUIRED to insist all guests check-in using the Victorian Government Service Victoria COVID check-in app/website. There are significant fines applicable to business who do not comply with these requirements for check-in and address verification.
Ian & Madeleine, Owners at Glen Isla (an Australian family-owned and operated business)
Our authentic and historic Heritage Suite has quite 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 is also limited availability in our Classic Deluxe Rooms (our purpose-built guest rooms - maximum of 2 guests per room), each with separate entrances, en-suite and walk-in dressing/luggage room - overlooking the heritage gardens.
We advise there are no cooking facilities in our Classic Deluxe rooms or the Heritage Suite, however the 'Boat-ramp Cafe' just 3 minutes walk out our back gate is operating most days from 8am offering a great selection of breakfast and light lunch options with sea vistas.
Our breakfast dining room (& kitchen) in the main guest building remains closed to guests until further notice for health & safety reasons. This is due to government health advisory restrictions and limitations regarding handling/serving food. It is just not viable for us to offer any breakfast service that would be COVID safe compliant, for a small number of guests. Our breakfast dining room may reopen when we are advised there are no COVID restrictions in place.
We also have the self-cater Gate Cottage set under two 100 year-old oak trees also has very limited availability (maximum 4 guests total can stay under building fire regulations). The self-contained Gate Cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge area with reverse cycle air-conditioning. Its is quite separate from our other guest accommodations.
When you book here directly with us, our cancellation policy is flexible (no fees) for any bookings that require cancellation due to COVID-19 related health restriction changes and we do NOT take deposits for bookings. Unlike the multinational owned travel agent booking sites, when you book here, there are no hidden commissions going off-shore & payment is due only on arrival.
We look forward to welcoming guests to our authentic heritage gardens, Classic Deluxe Rooms, the Heritage Suite or the Gate Cottage set under two 100 year-old oak trees...
A sandy beach is just 100 metres directly out our back gate!
In the meantime we wish everyone a safe and healthy spring time!
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 (not a private house adapted to accommodations), feature elegant and unique classic interiors, a flat-screen TV and beautiful authentic heritage garden views.
For guests seeking more spacious accommodations, 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, 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 a proudly family owned & operated small business. We employ Australians, we pay Australian taxes and we're not a large 'corporation'.
By booking directly with us, here on this 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 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 (9 years).
Travellers' Choice Awards 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 & 2021 (Top 10% TripAdvisor Inns in Worldwide chosen by guests)
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 awarded accommodation properties on Phillip Island.
MotoGP 2021 has now sadly been cancelled! We are not taking bookings for MotoGP 2022 at this stage.
Glen Isla House is not associated with a nearby apartment/motel property which trades with a similar name, or any other property using the historic "Glen Isla" label in their property name.
Multi award-winning and internationally acclaimed Glen Isla House is the original 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.