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“A nice place on first impressions” 3 of 5 stars
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Tasman Highway, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia   |  
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Hobart, Australia
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“A nice place on first impressions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

My partner and I stayed in the spa cottage. The weather was terrible so we decided to stay in for dinner, which was great as most cooking equipment was provided for us. The spa was a great addition to the humble cottage.
Unfortunately during the night we had an infestation of millipedes crawling from underneath the bottom of the back door and between the cracks. They were everywhere all over the floor. By the time we realised this, they were already crawling through the lounge room. Now, I know they cant hurt you, but imagine trying to sleep that night! Luckily there was a bug spray provided, although that hardly stopped them. We informed the owner of it and she kind of laughed it off as if it was to be expected...
The place was fairly clean, although cobwebs were all over the place, I suppose that added to the "charm"? Overall a lovely little place to stay but the with experience with the millipedes, and the owner not really giving a hoot about it - I would not like to go back there.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

Charming cottages located 1 - 2 km outside town. Beautiful area.

Note that the water is not potable and you will need to buy bottled water for drinking. Tap water is discolored and otherwise not suitable for drinking so we also used bottled water for tooth brushing and all cooking, coffee making, etc. Managers should have notified patrons in advance. They sell bottles of water, but it is much cheaper to go to town and buy your own in larger containers.

Also, in Wagner's Cottage, the bedroom is upstairs and the bathroom on the ground floor, so be prepared.

There seem to be 2 managers. One was courteous but the one who checked us in was not and did not, even then, inform us that the water was not safe to drink. We discovered a note to that effect after we had moved in.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

As with a lot of B&Bs in Tasmania
- their definition of a continental breakfast is a loaf of bread with some orange juice and cereal in containers, which if you are there for more than 1 night is suppose to last for the whole of your stay
- the cottage isn't serviced during the whole time of your stay so if you are staying for an extended time soap, shampoo etc may run low
The cottage itself was very comfortable however the road noise especially a large truck pulling up out the front at 11.30 at night, can interrupt your sleep. Also the large windows in each end of the cotage that have no blinds means that the sun, street light etc illuminates the room early and late.
The studio cottage is also right next to the driveway to the reception so you hear all incoming and outgoing traffic. So therefore would recommend one of the other cottages.
Need to also realise that the cottage is 1.5km out of Swansea and there is no shops or restuarants within walking distance. It is suppose to be a 10 minute walk to the beach but we could never determine where the track was. It is more like a 20-30 minute walk along the roads.
It was a great spot to bring takeaway food for dinner and sit in the private courtyard for dinner. It was also a great spot for just sitting and reading books etc

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2008

Stayed at Wagners Cottage for one night and was very impressed with the accommodation for both quality and cleanliness.
Kitchen was well stocked and good breakfast provisions provided. Bedroom was lovely with comfy bed and plenty of head room even though room in the eaves accessed by new staircase!
Open fire was prepared and greatly appreciated as was a bit of a chill in the air the night we stayed!
Good base for exploring the Freycinet Peninsula and had lovely meal at local restaurant in Swansea.
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

We stayed in the Studio Cottage. Very pretty. Small but cosy feel. Modern and clean. Nice spa bath and gorgeous outdoor sitting area with private garden. Breakfast provisions included. Great location for trips to Freycinet National Park. Very unique and relaxing.

  • Liked — Gorgeous cottage setting.
  • Disliked — On the small side.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wagner's Cottages

Address: Tasman Highway, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Swansea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Wagner's Cottages Swansea, Tasmania

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