My partner and I stayed at the Schouten House for a night whilst travelling the east coast of Tasmania. Schouten House is a nice old Georgian home which is very cozy and well presented . The hosts were very gracious and gave us a quick tour of the house upon our arrival, pointing out the main features. We were given a room on the first floor which had a view out to the sea. The room was a good size with a queen size bed and 2 sitting chairs and small table. The bathroom was a little small and perhaps a little outdated - but nonetheless clean and usable. There were tea/coffee facilities in the room and fresh water. There was also a communal lounge area downstairs with books and even port if you are so inclined.
Breakfast was a highlight with all the usual continental choices along with some hearty cooked dishes which can be ordered. There was plenty of free parking and it was a short walk to the town centre (no more than 5-10 mins walking or 1 min by car) so the location was good.
We felt the rate was a little high at first - however when you factor in an excellent free breakfast (which would cost $20 each anywhere else) it was reasonable enough for the summer period.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Schouten House Bed and Breakfast is a heritage listed home, rich in history and a well known landmark on Tasmania's East Coast. Built in 1844 as an inn it is one of the first substantial buildings to appear in Swansea when the township was being established around a military base on Waterloo Point. Now a comfortable bed and breakfast offering traditional accomodations and a warm welcome, it is an excellent place to call home while you explore the coast and Freycinet Peninsula, or just as a relaxing getaway. Hearty cooked breakfasts, including options such as scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, or our popular pancakes with (really real) maple syrup and bacon, are included for all guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schouten House Swansea, Tasmania