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Hawley House

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Esplanade, Hawley Beach, Devonport, Tasmania 7307, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 13 Devonport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this wonderful B&B in search of accommodation after leaving Stanley. We turned up around 3pm to ask if they had availability and Melissa our host, was most welcoming at such a late time. She took the time to show us around and we settled in to our room above the stables. This house is a lovely home... More

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Melbourne
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Hawley House has a fascinating history, quirky rooms, a great garden and a stunning location. A wander done along the beach is a must , wallabies and lovely views abound. It is a really old house, so don't expect a Hilton. It is so much more fun than that. Don't forget to book in for a yummy dinner, food was... More

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Hobart, Tasmania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What can I say, we arrived just after 6pm to a very warm welcome and tour of the house. We had a beautiful sea view room upstairs which was large, clean and the view was amazing. We had enough time for a little wander around the front gardens/pond area before coming back for pre dinner drinks in the drawing room.... More

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stumbled upon Hawley House late in the day without a reservation, and from its appearance were sure it would be beyond our budget - but were pleasantly surprised! We were shown to the last room they had, which was a walk back in time - huge bed with tapestry spread, family photos all over the walls, lovely fireplace, french... More

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I travel Tasmania as a sales rep and when I head for the NorthWest it is the only place I stay. Location is stunning, the gardens are sensational and natural. The wildlife thrives throughout the property. Service is fantastic, not overbearing and poncy but genuine, Being a vegan my dietary needs are more complicated than most. Not only did the... More

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Ramsla
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

On my arrival at Hawley House I was impressed by the outstanding beauty of the garden- and pond system around the house. The view over the beach nearby is fantastic. The personal charm of this place is unique and I'd recommend to stay there, at least to enjoy one of their tasty dinners in the cosy atmosphere of the dining... More

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I had a wonderful time at Hawley house, my room had beautiful antiques furniture and I love the style of this historic house. The garden was amazing with ponds and flowers blooming everywhere, I had a great view over a small lake and the ocean from my room. Another highlight of my stay was the dinner in the elegant dining... More

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hawleyh, Owner at Hawley House, responded to this review

Thankyou for your wonderful review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the idiosyncratic family atmosphere, penguins and heritage house and gardens to the full during your short visit. We hope to see you again! More

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed at Hawley House because I prefer to book period accommodation whenever possible. I enjoyed the opportunity to mix with other guests at drinks, and the evening meal was excellent. I rarely find the small quirks or the occasional inconvenience associated with heritage accommodation a problem. However, I feel that this accommodation needs improved maintenance to warrant the high... More

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hawleyh, Owner at Hawley House, responded to this review

It is good to hear that the dinner was excellent, and the company was enjoyable, and that the garden was attractive and unusual. Other points raised here are somewhat perplexing and verging on petty - these guests asked for a new box of tissues as they had emptied their first box overnight, which was given immediately when asked at breakfast.... More

Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I couldn't agree with the review below more. Find somewhere else to stay. The place looked great online, but we were disappointed upon arrival. Like the prior review, we were made to feel like an inconvenience from the moment we arrived. The lady that checked us in made it clear that we weren't her priority, and seemed annoyed when I... More

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hawleyh, Owner at Hawley House, responded to this review

There are such large number of statements in this review which are absolutely not true, it is hard to know where to start with a response! 1. These guests specifically booked a 'disabled access' room, for no apparent reason. Clearly on arrival they had no need for a wheelchair accessible bathroom however at that stage we were fully booked so... More

Hobart, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed there one night Jan'14. Was very disappointed. Wasn't made that welcome, felt like we were an inconvenience being there. You pay a premiun price for what I would call poor service. They seem to trading under what once was a good name, not now though. The place is run down & the service definitely not up to scratch. Garden... More

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hawleyh, Owner at Hawley House, responded to this review

We cannot place who these guests are, as we have only had wonderful company over this busy period. It is offensive to be attacked for service and property management. Thankfully most reviewers here appreciate our style. The house is a heritage listed, family owned property, which is exactly as it is advertised. In the last month alone, the house and... More

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Address: Esplanade, Hawley Beach, Devonport, Tasmania 7307, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Devonport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawley House 4*
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Hawley House (c.1878) offers heritage accommodation in a spectacular seaside location overlooking sandy beaches, set amongst 400 acres of gardens, vineyards and wildlife sanctuary. Hawley unashamedly embraces the patina created by her 130 year history, and the idiosyncrasies of being a family home, not least of which is her unique rooftop bath. Guest rooms feature original artworks and antique furnishings. Centrally located and easily accessible to Devonport, Launceston and Cradle Mountain. ... more   less 
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