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Schouten House

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1 Waterloo Road, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Schouten House for 3 nights on our trip up the Eastern coast of Tasmania towards the end of March. We were made very welcome and really enjoyed the old house and the company of our hosts and other visitors. The provision of port in the guest lounge made it easy to socialise with other guests which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to find this beautiful historical home as we were driving around Swansea. Even luckier to find out it had a vacancy. Well. From the moment Jody greeted is at the front door, we were blown away. The warm hospitality we recieved from Jody and Cameron, the absolute attention to detail, shows how much they adore their home,... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A century and a half old stone house, traditionally decorated. Room was a good size with a fairly compact ensuite with shower. A nice parlour if you wanted to stretch out and sip some port. Breakfast was excellent, made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. Only slight negative was the stairs were a bit steep with narrow treads (you get that... More 

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Being from the UK, many of our bed & breakfast places are exactly like this, so being at Schouten House felt like being at home, which is undoubtedly exactly what the owners hoped! A very warm welcome, and encouragement to enjoy sherry and relax in the main sitting room was a very pleasant start after a long journey and a... More 

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Wellington
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights as a base to go to Maria Island. Not the best plan in hindsight. It was about 40 minutes away and we almost missed the ferry. If I could have done it again I would have stayed in Orford the night before, then Swansea. The house is a piece of history, The owners clearly want to... More 

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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This inn was the highlight of our one-month 13-hotel Australian trip. We chose this inn because it was halfway between Maria Island and Freycinet National Park, and we couldn't have made a better choice. The house is a beautifully restored mid-1800s building; the room was decorated with antiques. The breakfast was amazing, complete with freshly baked bread and strong coffee.... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

An absolutely delightful place, with wonderful hosts in Jodie and Cameron. The room is extremely comfortable and the fittings and provisions are all of a very high quality. The breakfast is huge and, again, has really good quality ingredients which set us up for the rest of the day! A delight and well worth a visit.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Amazing breakfast! Very hospitable hosts, and everything taken care of amply. It also felt nicer than a hotel, not dingy. I wish I'd spent another day here relaxing, just to stay in their living room and watch their dvds, read their magazines and drink their port.

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Willaston, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights and what a delight it was, the room was perfect, wine and beer provided as the bars/restaurant's close at 8. Breakfast was perfect all homemade. The host were very helpful indeed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stayed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day with Jodie and Cameron in Schouten House. Jodie is very keen to share her knowledge about the environment including great walking tracks, beaches and the wildlife. Cameron made us beautiful breakfasts (stacks of pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, and wonderful omelettes and eggs) with great coffee and juices. Coming in after... More 

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