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“Victorian style house with good breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Tara House
37 Day Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 10 Bairnsdale B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Victorian style house with good breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We were traveling to Lakes Entrance during Xmas and decided to stay in Bairnsdale as the accommodation was more affordable. Picked this one on Wotif.

Overall not too bad and met our expectation for a B&B. As it is a big, older house, it can look a bit dark and creepy. The house has an impressive collection of antique as the owner collects them since he was young. The bed was comfortable and bathroom was clean. Breakfast was good and we were offered bacon and eggs, after we had finished our cereal.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Sounded great online and looks quaint from the outside. Welcoming not as friendly as expected from a small B&B. No offering of cheese and wine at 5.30pm as advertised on website.

Room and large ensuite had lovely Victorian feel, however shower had dried leaves which had fallen out of the air vent and the linen on the bed was marked. Also we were advised the TV had not been set up so we would not be able to watch TV (even though the website boasts TVs in every room).

Breakfast at the communal dining table was delicious.

Good location. Quiet and pleasant.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tara House

Address: 37 Day Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Gippsland > Bairnsdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Bairnsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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