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“Very comfortable !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Port Arthur Villas
4.0 of 5 Villa   |   52 Safety Cove Road, Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very comfortable !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The villas are very comfortable and are located right across the road from the historic-site. We were surprised to be given a key to the site that we could use to come and go as we pleased.
Port Arthur is such an interesting place. The historic-site exceeded expectations but what really surprised us was the stunning scenery all around Port Arthur. We loved a little area we stumbled upon called the 'Remarkable Cave'.
The manager was most enthusiastic about the area and very helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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portarthurvillas, Owner at Port Arthur Villas, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you very much for your remarks and yes, Remarkable Cave is a must to see.
It is extremely gratifying that we are now getting the message out to our guest that there is a lot to do and see on the Tasman Peninsula.
This will be further enhances as the 3 Capes Walks, progress further. The initial stage, which is open, is extremely breath-taking.
Best wishes
Wally
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My husband and I booked here because it's "across the road" from the Historic Site and we were doing the Ghost Tour so wanted to be nearby and close enough to walk. It is across the road. You get a key to go through a gate and walk through part of the site to the main building to begin the Tour. The Villas look very attractive from the outside and just a little dated on the inside. Quite comfortable and the large bathroom was nice. Lady on reception not very helpful. We said we were doing the Ghost Tour but she didn't offer torches or the like to make our way home so we walked the long way home just so we could see where we were going rather than heading back the same way we went. It's adequate.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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portarthurvillas, Owner at Port Arthur Villas, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Sorry to receive your negative review. Paula is always so helpful and in regards to the torch we oblige with this when guests make a request. Our Guest manuals states that if you require a torch, please request one from the office. We do not assume that , when you have booked direct, that you require one.
As to the villas being basic, I would comment that we have recently up-graded the Kitchens, bathrooms and in the last couple of months, completely change the bed linen.
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Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Absolutely perfect. Spa room right on front of bay, pure heaven. Friendly staff n extremely clost to Port Arthur settlement. Fully recommend as had every amenity you could possibly want. Balcony, spa 2 comfy rooms with big beds. Kitchen, dining n lounge room

Room Tip: Ask for great view of bay
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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portarthurvillas, Manager at Port Arthur Villas, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
I am a little confused as we do not have spa baths?
But love the comments!
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Perth Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The owner/ manager of this motel has maintained the villas and grounds in the most excellent of condition. The gardens are beautiful enhanced with frolicking rabbits and two grumpy geese, there is a covered BBQ area and spacious car parking.
The only negative was the poor e mail signal but it was free.

Room Tip: All villas have front door parking, no advantages over any of the others. 9 villas in 3 groups of 3.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portarthurvillas, Owner at Port Arthur Villas, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thank you for your comments, much appreciated.
Yes the geese are definitely the controllers of the place, good guard dogs!
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Pokolbin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed for two nights and found the Villa comfortable and well equipped. Not only was the property attractive but the surrounding garden was lovely. Ground floor meant our car was parked at the door which, in the weather, was a big advantage. Our host, Wally, ensured that he had the heat on in the room prior to our arrival which was very welcoming. With a two day pass to the Port Arthur Historic Site it was so convenient staying within walking distance and various restaurants were just down the road - not to mention the golf course a short distance away. If Port Arthur is on our list again then so will these Villas.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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portarthurvillas, Owner at Port Arthur Villas, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you for your remarks, we do appreciate your comments.
We have just completed an upgrade of the linen and put mattress comforters on the bed and bright new quilts.
We look forward to a return visit.
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Altona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Lovely villas, peaceful, clean and very comfortable, very close to port Arthur penal precinct. Wally is a great host and very knowledgable about the area. There are washing facilities a play ground and wildlife at your door.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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portarthurvillas, Owner at Port Arthur Villas, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Jena

Many thanks for your lovely comments
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Very very very happy with this place - wish we had booked 2 nights. I booked 2 Queen companion rooms for a large family. Very well sized room and hot warm bathrooms and showers! Beds very comfy. Gardens lovely. Nice and close to Part Arthur site.

Room Tip: When booking talk to Wally - he was very kind and helpful organising all our passes and tours at Por...
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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portarthurvillas, Owner at Port Arthur Villas, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for your comments, much appreciated.
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Address: 52 Safety Cove Road, Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Port Arthur
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Port Arthur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Port Arthur Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Arthur Villas offer fully self-contianed villas, with all mondern furnishings, spacious and well appointed.There are numerous combinations, namely: 4**** 2 bedroom, sleeping max 5 persons, 1 bedroom sleeping max 2 persons and studio sleeping max 3 persons.The location is rural, and the villas are set admist a beautiful garden, overlooking and adjoining the Port Arthur Historic Site.Our aim is to plaese and make your stay memorable.We can arrange and book your pass to the Historic Site, book the lantern lit Ghost Tour. Also we can arrange and book the Tasman Island World class eco-cruise, 3 hour duration. ... more   less 
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