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“The perfect place to be in Stanley” 5 of 5 stars
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The Ark Stanley
18 Wharf Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Stanley B&B and Inns
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“The perfect place to be in Stanley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Nothing to add, see for yourself whenever you're in the Stanley area. We will be back, but it might take a while as Tasmania is a bit far away from Germany. Go for a delicious breakfast at Moby Dick's, it's worth each and every cent.

Room Tip: Any room is nice, we stayed at the Anderson Suite which has a wonderful view. We loved the heated fl...
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  • Stayed December 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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TheArkStanley, Owner at The Ark Stanley, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you Susanne B for your kind comments. It is nice to know you thoroughly enjoyed your 3 night stay at The Ark and that you were able to indulge at Moby Dicks. Please come back if you can!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

My husband and I loved staying at The Ark - the hosts were great They have done a wonderful job renovating and very thing room is beautifully finished. I highly recommend the property. Everything was perfect. We stayed just after Christmas and found some excellent restaurants. Loved the location and looking forward to returning. When the hosts are in residence, they offer an excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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TheArkStanley, Owner at The Ark Stanley, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
We are very happy Gabrielo1 that you found everything perfect with your accommodation during your 4 night stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet such a lovely couple and we do hope to see you again. Best wishes Rhonda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed here at the end of May in the Belvedere suite and it was beautiful with a lovely water view. The fixtures and fittings were of excellent quality and we would readily recommend The Ark to others.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheArkStanley, Owner at The Ark Stanley, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you very much Tednjen for choosing to stay at The Ark Stanley. Importantly, you enjoyed your stay and we do hope you will return one day. All the best.
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Beautifully renovated home with a great view. The rooms were lovely, clean, nice line with comfortable beds.

We went in October so it was a little cold, unfortunately the heater had broken down and it was a bit of an effort to get a replacement, but they came through in the end.

Its located in a great spot, easy to get to and not far to the restaurant strip.

Definitely a romantic getaway, no so suitable for children.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TheArkStanley, Owner at The Ark Stanley, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you Tracy for staying with us, and for taking the time to leave a review. We were happy to have helped with a replacement heater, which admittedly was not an easy task late in the day as the majority of heaters in the town were being used that cold night! Since your stay in October 2012 we have installed reverse cycle heating/cooling individually in each suite; which was just in time for the unexpected record heatwave experienced over summer. We hope you can visit us again soon, and I am sure you will be comfortable regardless of the season.
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Arrived after a long drive to a beautifully restored home overlooking picturesque Stanley waterfront. We were in the Belvedere suite and the view and the opportunity touse the balcony for wine and cheese was fantastic.
The room fitout is very high class with a double shower and underfloor heating which was welcomed as very chilly outside. Furnishings very tasteful throughout.
Location is fantastic and even though we didn't get to meet the owners the text to make sure all was well was a nice touch.
Would definately recommend for a few nights in Stanley.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheArkStanley, Owner at The Ark Stanley, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
It is much appreciated Davejlewis, that you took the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Stanley and had a comfortable stay with us. When working on the renovation we couldn't imagine not having underfloor heating in the bathrooms and we are glad they can be used to their full advantage in the winter months. We do hope you can return to the Stanley area once more.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

It was a real pleasure to stay in accommodation that had been so carefully and thoughtfully designed and put together. So much care has gone into everything about The Ark, the fixtures and fittings are all top class - better than many 5 star hotels I've stayed in previously. The location in Stanley is marvellous and since we were upgraded to Anderson we had a lovely bay view. The room was very cosy with effective heating and the bathroom and shower had underfloor heating which was a joy. Hair straighteners and an electric bottle cooler were provided - that is the level of detail that the owners have gone to - also the Lindt chocolates hit the spot. The Ark is excellent value for money, charming and very comfortable - I can't wait to return.

Room Tip: It's worth paying for a sea view.
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  • Stayed May 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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TheArkStanley, Owner at The Ark Stanley, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
So very happy to hear you enjoyed your time at The Ark, Lisa. We also truly appreciate your acknowledgment of the hard work involved in restoring what was initially only a run down home, and enhancing it with everything we thought a discerning traveller such as yourself would need. Thank you for staying with us, and we hope you do come again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Beautiful rooms. Owners gave us a free up-grade to Belvedere from Weatherly just because (we didn't ask). The Weatherly looked lovely and equally well appointed but was a little cosier than the Belvedere. All the nice little touches previously mentioned.

We didn't have breakfast (wrong time of the year). We found Rhonda very helpful and totally non-intrusive.

We stayed 2 nights, we were warm and comfortable, had a great view and a great sleep!

Jodi and Michael

Room Tip: Front rooms, one of which is Belverdere
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  • Stayed April 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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TheArkStanley, Owner at The Ark Stanley, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
We are very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay at "The Ark". The Anderson and Belvedere Suites, set at the front of the house, do have the most amazing views, and are only surpassed by the upstairs Admiral Suite. We really would like all our guests to have the benefit of waking up to the beautiful water views and the sound of lapping water. As such, if an upgrade is possible, we always like to accommodate! Thank you Jodi and Michael, please visit again if you can.
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Address: 18 Wharf Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Stanley
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Stanley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Guest House The Ark Stanley is situated in Stanley Tasmania, a restored period residence, positioned directly opposite Tatlow’s Beach and at the base of the plug of an extinct volcano standing approximately 150 metres high, known as The Nut. Our location takes in sweeping views across Sawyers Bay, and of course upward to the impressive and towering Nut. The Circular Head area, and the township of Stanley in particular, is a much-loved tourist destination and has something for all, be they adventurer, explorer, naturalist, historian, fisherman, romantic or holidaymaker. The residence has recently been tastefully restored, renovated and enhanced. With an eclectic decor, paying homage to yesteryear and planning for the future, an outstanding home has been created which is proudly offered for guest accommodation. We look forward to making your stay enjoyable. ... more   less 
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