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The Duck House
4.0 of 5 Ranch   |   26 Queen Street, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Great accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I would thoroughly recommend these cottages to anyone visiting Burnie. The house was decked out in immaculate condition and the highlight was being able to take advantage of the shared garden .Lynn is an amazing host and her breakfast provisions would be equal to anywhere we have ever travelled the bacon was delicious we will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The host, Lynne, gave us great recommendations on where to eat. Convenient location. All the conveniences of home. We even had our pick of the shared garden. Highly recommended. We'll be back!! Bev, Fred and Evan

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Over several years, we have experienced the pleasure of staying in all three self contained houses available under the Duck House name. Most recently we spent four nights in Mrs Philpotts. We agree with all the positive comments made by other reviewers. Lynne is a delightful host. The house is well furnished and comfortable. We appreciated the central heating at the beginning of winter. We picked herbs, chillies, lemons and limes from the shared garden to use with our breakfast provisions. We cooked our own dinner twice in the well equipped kitchen. There are books to read and the free wifi worked well. The house is centrally located in Burnie, which in turn is a good base for exploring the north west of Tasmania if you have a car. Each morning we had a good coffee at Hot Mother Lounge in Burnie. Each time we have stayed here, we book for lunch at Wild Cafe in Penguin (the next town). It's worth visiting Makers Workshop (at the end of the street) for visitor information, gifts created by local craftspeople, displays and a café with a view over the water. If you travelling along the north west coast for a day trip, take the turn off to Boat Harbour Beach to walk along the beach. Swimming is OK here too. Venture a little further along to Stanley and if you have time, visit Dismal Swamp, part of the Tarkine Conservation Area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

I spent a night in Mrs Philpotts, one of the properties in the Duck House accommodation, and was extremely pleased. The house was immaculate and spacious and it was lovely to be able to use the shared garden area. The breakfast provisions that were provided were delicious. I also appreciated being able to use the laundry and clothesline. I wish I could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

We spent a couple of nights in Mrs Philpots, part of the Duck House accomadations. Great, spacious, relaxing, fantatic bath, use of the garden to pick lettus, herbs and beans, clean. Location is walking distance to all of Burnie's attractions and city centre.
Easily the best place in Burnie to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Duck House

Address: 26 Queen Street, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Burnie
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Burnie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Duck House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 3 Duck House B and B cottages are fully self- contained and within easy walking distance of the beach and the penguin viewing area, Burnie CBD and restaurants. There are private gardens with herbs and vegetables for you to harvest and enjoy. A "Multi Award Winning" establishment, the three B and B cottages have won "Best Accommodation in Burnie" for 2008, 2009 and 2010. ... more   less 
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