North Pier Hotel

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Overview of North Pier Hotel

North Pier Hotel

3.0 star property
Cowes beach hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.2/10 Good

856 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
5 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC, 3922
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
  • Banquet hall
For families
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor swimming pools
  • Snack bar/deli
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 123 min drive
  • Melbourne Baxter Station - 73 min drive
  • Melbourne Somerville Station - 74 min drive
  • Melbourne Tyabb Station - 76 min drive

About this property

North Pier Hotel

Situated on the bay, North Pier Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Cowes. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at North Pier Hotel, which serves lunch and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. The beach location and nearby shopping get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for lunch and dinner
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and up
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 62 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests will receive key retrieval information
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and up
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive after 6:30 PM on weekdays must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Digital TV channels

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features


North Pier Hotel - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and up.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

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

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Continental Cowes
Continental Hotel Cowes
North Pier Hotel Hotel
North Pier Hotel Cowes
North Pier Hotel Hotel Cowes

Frequently asked questions

Does North Pier Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, North Pier Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at North Pier Hotel?
As of 17 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at North Pier Hotel on 22 Aug 2022 start from CA $62, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at North Pier Hotel?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at North Pier Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at North Pier Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at North Pier Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at North Pier Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at North Pier Hotel and nearby?
North Pier Hotel has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near North Pier Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, North Pier Hotel. Nearby restaurants include Thai on the Island (3-min walk), The Big Fish Cowes - Phillip Island Fish and Chips (4-min walk), and MadCowes Cafe (4-min walk).
What's the area around North Pier Hotel like?
North Pier Hotel is located near Cowes Beach, just a short 3-minute walk from Phillip Island Ferry Dock and 3 minutes' walk from Isola Di Capri. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Exceeded expectations
It was a nice surprise after driving in the pouring rain to arrive to an upgraded room. The receptionist was empathetic as well as efficient. I had a lovely night stay. Enjoyed a champagne at the hotel and some snacks. Beach across the road and central to shops, bakeries, cafes and restaurants. Excellent value for money
Marie, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Marina, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jessica, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

location location location. small property, very economy. old as well.
Seyed, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

The noisiest place I’ve ever stayed
Cheryl, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The staffs were friendly and helpful. But just not enough staffs. Also need to improve the security to handle voilent/drunken hotel guests.
andy, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property was perfect for us however was annoying that the pool was locked for townhouses. We had to go all around to access the pool. Also the door knob on the bathroom was broken.
Monika, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location. Thanks.
Pierre, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

I liked the position of the hotel on the esplanade and walking distance to shops My husband had a medical episode they got an ambulance and were FANTASTIC in helping us couldn't have been any better We had to leave early. The rooms are tired no sockets no where to put suitcases no drawers for clothing very basic
Linda, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Easy location with good access to city via tram. Walking distance to DFO. Clean and well maintained. Limited shelving in wardrobes.
Jacqueline, 1-night family trip
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