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“Great, friendly B&B in Swansea” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Meredith House and Mews

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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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“Great, friendly B&B in Swansea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

I stayed in the Meredith House for two nights as part of a touring holiday. The proprietor was extremely welcoming and helpful, and the whole ambience was one of 'country house' rather than 'impersonal hotel'. The room was very well appointed with great views due to the Meredith's location at the top of the hill. There was a range of places for evening meals within an easy walk. The breakfast was the best on my trip - with a full continental buffet, a full range of cooked breakfast, and individually served croissants and pastries as well.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, November 20, 2010
Thanks for your review, we're always pleased when people have enjoyed their stay with us, we do try to cater for a wide range of tastes with breakfast hence the variety on offer; once again, thank you.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

I can only confirm the positive reviews of Meredith House. It is certainly different from your average motel or guest house: warm & welcoming yet steeped in history. Noel & Neal add to the experience. They do not crowd you but they are very approachable & have a great sense of humour. They recommended a very nice restaurant on the edge of town going north (which I've now forgotten) & warned us that everything closes very early in this part of Australia. They were right. The breakfast that they provide is all it has been described to be - fresh & extensive.
Our son was happy to find several children's videos in his room & I appreciated a couple of sherries at bed-time. Despite the cold weather, the bathroom heatedup quickly. All in all, well worth the visit.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, October 25, 2010
Thank you for taking the time write your review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to meet you again another time. Best wishes.
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

A great B&B and great location in Swansea up on the hill. Very friendly Managers Noel and Neal and they were a wealth of knowledge on the area. The breakfast was fantastic. The Mews was very comfortable and the gardens were peaceful and attractive.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, September 24, 2010
Thank you for your positive review of Meredith House, comments such as yours make our day; we hope to see you in Tasmania again soon
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

A Heritage House beautifully restored and very comfortable. The hosts are welcoming and friendly, and a fount of knowledge about their area. Their breakfasts are probably among the best I've ever had - varied and individually prepared.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, May 9, 2010
Thank you for your review of Meredith House; we aim to please and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again in the future.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

At $200 a night this is not luxurious or value for money. The advertising is good but the reality is not up to it. I don't think that having a cheap decanter of port/sherry? and 2 glasses on the table is attractive and is most likely against health regulations. The accomodation in a separate modern wing is just like an ordinary motel. The sumptuous breakfast is not well cooked and the basket of muffins looks like yesterdays.
View - glimpse of sea.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, April 10, 2010
Thank you for your review, I am sorry that you felt that our establishment did not live up to its advertising or your expectations. I feel however that I need to address a few issues mentioned in your review. Firstly, the decanter of Port in the rooms is a complimentary gesture that most of our guests enjoy; it is neither cheap nor against health regulations.

Our Mews accommodation is nothing like an ordinary motel room; most of guests comment on how well appointed the rooms are, and compliment us on the fact that they are 'homelier' than a standard motel room.

We get up at 4:30 a.m. each morning to bake muffins, brioche or Croissants for breakfast; therefore I cannot see how you would be given yesterdays muffins as any leftovers are given to our chickens.

Lastly, the room you purportedly stayed in is not advertised as having sea views; the rooms that have a sea view are advertised as such (Queen Room Bay View), you were never promised a sea view, so it is beyond me why you would find fault with this aspect of your stay.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Our stay at Meredith House and Mews was made all that much better by the wonder ful hosts, Noel and Neil. They made us feel welcome, were helpful and not short on advice and sharing local information.
The rooms were comfortable, clean and quite, we slept like logs.
The breakfast certainly lived up to its reputation, freshly squeezed juice, bircher muesli and a yummy cooked breakfast that set us up for the day.
This is the place to stay in Swansea, without a doubt!

  • Stayed April 2010, 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 30, 2010

I recently stopped in at Meredith House on business. It was a busy day for me. My hosts made me feel completely at ease and welcomed in their home. A great night's sleep and I was ready to charge off again. Five stars!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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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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