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Ormiston House

1 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 6 Strahan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolute delight. Beautiful restoration and decore. The owners, Carolyn and Mike, are warm and welcoming and peppered us with treats such as muffins on arrival and to take on the road, all beautifully presented. They have thought of every little detail to make a stay memorable. Probably our best B&B experience ever.

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Hobart, Tasmania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at Ormiston for two nights and found Carolyn and the house a delight. Carolyn greeted us on arrival and gave us some wonderful recommendations for places to eat and things to do in the area. Following Carolyn's suggestions we dined at her two favourite restaurants and found them to be very good. Our room was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Carolyn is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Thank you for the yummy blueberry muffins. Ormiston house is a beautiful home in a great location with a wonderful history but needs some attention. We stayed in the largest room and we found it quite cool - thank goodness for the electric blankets. The promise of long luxurious showers is not delivered... More

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OrmistonStrahan, Owner at Ormiston House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and so pleased you did. Guests in 3 of our other rooms held a meeting in the township the last night of your stay, and after that here in the House. Due to the meetings late finish and all restaurant kitchens closed, we supplied a meal in the dining room.... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Let me begin by saying I am generally not a fan of Bed and Breakfast establishments. Something just creeps me out about being in what is usually a big house maybe with the proprietor living there. Sorry, but I really am more comfortable with the commercial comforts of at least some totally business type being responsible for the housekeeping and... More

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OrmistonStrahan, Owner at Ormiston House, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your comments. Back to Strahan after couple of days in Hobart promoting our extraordinary Wilderness. Checked emails and there was your review. Pleased you enjoyed the experience. We live in an amazing area and pleased to supply a comfortable stay whilst you explored. Thank you again for your time to review. Take care and kind regards... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This house is an important part of the history of Strahan and kudos to the owners for restoring it in a tasteful and meaningful way . It's a period property so the floors squeak and its not a grand Hyatt so be prepared for old world charm . Carolyn was chatty and exuberant and clearly loves her house and the... More

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OrmistonStrahan, Owner at Ormiston House, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the story that is associated with Frederick Ormiston Henry and yes, the home was worth the effort to restore. Thank you for your kind words. best wishes Carolyn More

Wilmington, Delaware
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I loved my one night stay at Ormiston House. It is a living symbol of Strahan's West Coast history. A comfortable stay in period rooms made more so by the helpful advice of Carolyn on not only what to do and eat, but where to go and what to do on our continued travels. Highly recommeded.

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OrmistonStrahan, Owner at Ormiston House, responded to this review

My pleasure to help and certainly my pleasure to share the story which is why I believe visitors travel to Tasmania and especially our remarkable Western Wilderness. Enjoy your travels. kind regards Carolyn More

Devon, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Everything about a stay here is in keeping with the stylish period property. Spacious rooms and bathrooms with furniture and fittings in keeping with it's heritage. A very warm welcome with home made cakes and a great breakfast. Sadly I had to rush the latter in order to get my ticket for the river cruise. However, I was able to... More

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OrmistonStrahan, Owner at Ormiston House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and it was our pleasure. The house is an old dame but nonetheless, beautiful and exudes charm and warmth I believe. Very pleased you popped in to stay kind regards Carolyn More

Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A bueatiful house, muffins on arrival,great location,our bedroom was old world charm and spacious and clean,i think it was excellent value for money,as we were leaving early Carolyn had breakfast ready for us with hot crossiants and a bag of home made choc chip cookies to take with us, don't bother searching for any other accommodation just stay here!

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OrmistonStrahan, Owner at Ormiston House, responded to this review

Ahh the muffins do it all the time. I know that I like a cuppa and 'something' after a drive and am sure that I'm not alone. We'd love you to visit again kind regards Carolyn More

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were greeted at the door and given home baked muffins on arrival ! The rooms were old world and gorgeous but with modern air cond - which I loved. Electric blanket on the bed - I loved this too ! Breakfast was a delight - hot fresh croissants and one of 70 odd teas to choose from! Close to... More

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OrmistonStrahan, Owner at Ormiston House, responded to this review

A favourite of Mike's is choc chip cookies so everyone's very lucky that there are always some left over after his visit to the kitchen! So pleased you enjoyed your stay and the story that part of that stay. kind regards Carolyn More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A beautifully restored & maintained B&B in picturesque Strahan. Carolyn is a vivacious and warm host who doesn't hesitate to assist with any requests from a local restaurant reservation to travel times throughout the entire island of Tasmania. Rooms are spacious with elegant fixtures and fittings all designed to make you feel at home with a touch of luxury. The... More

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OrmistonStrahan, Owner at Ormiston House, responded to this review

Pleased that I helped fill in all the important details during your stay. I like to help but not to overload after a drive so hopefully I managed the balance. Thank you for the complimentary words about our lovely Home. It is the story that is the most enjoyable and great you thought so too. kind regards Carolyn More

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Address: 1 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Strahan
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Ormiston House is a beautiful federation mansion built in 1899 and fully restored to its former glory. Set amongst landscaped gardens on the shore of Macquarie Harbour at Strahan the house is resplendent with 5 en-suited guest rooms, bar and lounge, breakfast room and history room. The tower and widows walk provide views across the harbour and the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or sit back with a good book. This house is renown for its friendliness, hospitality and welcoming hosts. We feel that Ormiston House is a "must do" experience when you visit Strahan on your Tasmanian holiday. ... more   less 
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