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“Incredibly thoughtful accommodation with fantastic breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Meredith House and Mews
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   15 Noyes St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Swansea B&B and Inns
Brooklyn, NY
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“Incredibly thoughtful accommodation with fantastic breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Not to belabor the point, as other reviewers have said the same thing, but Noel and Neil REALLY outdo themselves with the breakfast. My lady is gluten-free, and they went above and beyond to ensure that she was more than well fed with homemade GF goodies.

The house and gardens are lovely, and our room (not in the main house, but in the extension) was well appointed and looked after. Every little creature comfort you could want or need was present.

We were in Tasmania for a week on a cycle tour and got to stay in many inns and B&Bs and hotels, and Meredith House was easily the best.

Swansea is a quaint little town too. Can't go wrong with this place.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I stayed at Meredith House for 2 nights in November 2012 while visiting the Freycinet National Park. The park is about a 45 minute drive north of Swansea. I chose Meredith House after reading the reviews on TA. I booked a Mews room and was warmly greeted by Lulu and Noel. It is the best parking situation I have ever encountered - I was able to back the car right up to the door and easily move my suitcase the 2 feet into my room. The restaurant recommendations were spot on.
The breakfast here is to die for! I have to say that it was the most memorable breakfast I have had in all my travels and the best part is that it was gluten free. Usually when you eat GF while travelling you get a few pieces of stale bread that has been defrosted and tossed in a toaster that was used for non-GF toast. Not here. Fresh GF muffins and bread made that morning and a designated GF toaster to make toast. It may seem silly to some but for those of us who have to eat this way it means the world. The hot GF porridge, fresh fruit, and hot cooked breakfast sets you up for the day. The extra muffins were available to take to sustain me throughout the day and they kept me going on my 8 mile walk around Freycinet NP. Noel was nice enough to share the recipe and baking tips for the muffins which I have yet to make. (still trying to exercise off what I ate there!!) I hope to return to this part of the world sometime soon and will most definitely stay here again. I had a serious case of the Folsom Prison blues as I drove away... :-)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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 February 13, 2013

We trolled up late having spent the day enjoying ourselves and got a bit of a telling off as all the restaurants in Swansea (and pretty much the rest of Tassie) shut early, but no problem they sorted us out a great dinner location and sent us off to enjoy it, well done.
The house itself is a great place to stay with good sized comfy rooms, marvellous breakfasts with take away bags just in case the calorie count drops before lunch. Lots of local knowledge and history which we found very interesting and a pair of really cute dogs.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Noel and Neil are a quirky pair, who reminded me a bit of Oscar and Felix. The main house, where I stayed, was a Victorian building with period furniture - the rooms and furniture were in generally good shape, and the bed was very comfortable. As many reviewers have noted, the breakfast is very good, and the breads were wonderful. Swansea is a nice oceanside small town, and it is a relatively short drive to the entrance to the Freycinet National Park. Noel provided a lot of advice on where to go and what to do in the area, and cautioned me about what was open because of the recent brush fires that impacted eastern Tasmania. He also is a history buff, who filled me in on many interesting historical facts about Tasmania and the local area. Fast wireless Internet is a nice feature of Meredith House. Guides in the rooms listing all the local attractions and describing all the local restaurants, with menus, were nice to have available. Overall, this was a comfortable, pleasant, altho not fancy, place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Stayed for two nights and really loved the service provided and atmosphere of the lovely old building. Lulu and Dougal were a delight and very entertaining. Neal and Noel are excellent hosts, providing local knowledge of restaurants and things to do. Rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is well what can I say HEARTY with fresh muffins, fresh juices,breads of all varieties, bacon,eggs,tomatoes and the list goes on. Overall a highlight of our holiday.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

It was wonderful to find such accommodating hosts and well appointed rooms with the most comfortable beds and all the little touches. Breakfast was fabulous, the little dogs very cute and the house is beautifully kept. Our only regret is that we did not book an extra night or two.

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Noel and Neil go out of their way to make this place a home away from home and are also very knowledgable about the town and the house's history. We very much enjoyed our stay and the delicious food and will be telling all our friends about it in future. Thanks guys!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 15 Noyes St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Swansea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Meredith House and Mews 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Meredith House is a heritage listed 1853 property located centrally in the beautiful seaside town of Swansea on the east coast of Tasmania, the perfect base from which to explore the Freycinet Region and all it has to offer, including Wineglass Bay and Maria Island. 11 en-suite rooms, four with spa bathrooms. Full breakfast is included in the tariff. Meredith House is renowned for its excellent service; we were voted the Peoples Choice at the 2006 Tasmanian Tourism Awards. ... more   less 
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