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The Waves Apartments

4.5 star property
Cowes luxury apartments with kitchenettes

9.2/10 Superb

600 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is AU$236
Price available on 28/6/2022
1 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC, 3922
Main amenities
  • 28 smoke-free apartments
  • On the beach
  • Terrace
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Contactless check-out

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About this area

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 123 min drive
  • Melbourne Baxter Station - 73 min drive
  • Melbourne Somerville Station - 75 min drive
  • Melbourne Tyabb Station - 76 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Waves Apartments

Enjoy your visit to Cowes with a stay at The Waves Apartments. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. Apartments feature conveniences like kitchenettes, along with balconies and pillowtop beds. Fellow travelers say great things about the family-friendly amenities and spacious guestrooms.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free covered self parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster


  • Pillow top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries


  • 52-inch plasma TV with premium channels
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill


  • Laundry facilities

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (with limits)
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe at front desk
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In the shopping district
  • In a rural location
  • On the boardwalk

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • 28 rooms

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for AUD 15.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned, and disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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The Waves Apartments Hotel Cowes
Waves Apartments Hotel Cowes
The Waves Apartments Phillip Island/Cowes
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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend!
Really enjoyed our stay here! Balcony with views over the esplanade was lovely, room was clean and property quiet. Would definitely stay again!
Rebecca, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Very convenient check-in and location. Great for a quick stopover or longer stay
Angela, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bastien, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Great locations and views, nice building and area, will bring family back. Contactless check in was hopeless, wrong and staff assumed we had been communicated (many guests) had not. even more confusing was explanation of how to enter after hours.
Brendan, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Only stayed for one night but it was a great place. Very easy check in, clean and spacious room and easy check out. I will stay at Waves Apartments again in my next visit to the island.
Abdiel, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The venue was very busy with holiday tourists such as ourselves, but surprisingly very quiet also. The room was spacious and clean which made the relatively small TV look out of place. If thats the only thing, we were happy with our stay and would consider going back again.
Greg, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The place to stay in Phillip island
Loved the hotel, great location, rooms nice and clean and staff brilliant to deal with… highly recommend
Robert, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had the bay view apartments, the view was magnificent, positioning of the apartment was great, didn't have to use our car while we were at cowes. Walked to restraunts and shops. It was beautiful and peaceful. Loved it. We can't wait to go back
Dave, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Car parking - and that's it. No other amenities whatsoever
1-night family trip
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