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Horizon Deluxe Apartments

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88 Dovecote Rd, Stanley, Tasmania 7331 Australia See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
5 Star accommodation
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago
The photos on the website don’t quite prepare you for the WOW factor as you step into the Cowrie apartment! Ultra-modern, luxurious and very beautiful, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Our 3-week holiday started with three days in Melbourne before we headed to Tasmania for our self-drive tour around the island state. In Melbourne we stayed in a luxurious hotel room and never expected anything would get close to that … until we walked into the Cowrie apartment.

As mentioned earlier, the apartment itself is a beautiful place. But it doesn't stop there - the views from the apartment are great, too. Situated high up the hillside just outside of Stanley, you have amazing views over farmland to the town and The Nut.

Breakfast provisions were more than enough for the two of us and we had delicious cooked breakfasts after both nights we stayed there.

We loved the spa bath and used the coloured LED lights to create a modern-day romantic atmosphere.

The bed was comfortable, and everything worked well, except for the two things I alluded to in the title of this review.

The first little niggle was the Nespresso coffee maker. We have a Nespresso machine at home, so I’m used to them. I made the first cup of coffee without any issues. But when I tried to make the second cup, the machine wouldn’t pierce the capsule. Instead, it crumpled the capsule resulting in the handle not going fully down.

So, I removed the crumpled coffee capsule, threw it in the bin and tried again. But the result was the same. Another crumpled coffee capsule into the bin!

Result - one of us had coffee, the other one tea.

The second issue we had was with the washing machine. We were delighted to find a laundry in our apartment. For all our previous washing, we had to find laundromats and sit there while doing the washing. What made the laundromats even more inconvenient, is that they are all coin-operated … and who still carries coins these days? So, it was a HUGE relief to see that we had a laundry in our room.

Back to the issue with the washing machine. When it started the spinning cycle, the machine shook so violently that it stopped spinning. Then it re-tried … with the same result. Eventually, I had to stand by the machine and hold it down throughout the spinning cycle.

Washing machines generate a lot of vibration when they spin, so it’s not uncommon for them to spin themselves out of balance, as it were. I also know that it’s a simple matter of adjustment to fix the issue.

When we checked out, I informed the receptionist about the washing machine issue. But I forgot to mention the issue with the Nespresso coffee maker.

Had it not been for these two things, I would have given them an “excellent” rating.

Given the two small issues, would I return to Horizon Deluxe Apartments? Yes!

And I would likely stay one night longer because there’s a few things we planned on doing / seeing in the area but never got to.
Thank Schalk
Kasey H
Reviewed 2 weeks agovia mobile
We checked into the Horizon Deluxe Apartments in Stanley & couldn't wait to continue our honeymoon. We had only been there for a few hours & decided to have a shower but there was no hot water. My Husband checked all taps in the room & still no hot water. He rang reception to notify them of this, an hour later still no response. Eventually he drove down to reception to see what was happening & unfortunately they were unable to assist us with this issue. The owner was on the phone & we were offered a full refund, which will be organised. The room itself had the most amazing view, though the cleanliness wasn't up to standards especially for 5 star accommodation, there were crumbs on the floor, stains/marks on the lounges, the toilet roll hadn't been changed & there was hair on the toilet seat & sink. The breakfast provisions weren't great either, not much of a selection.
Thank Kasey H
Response from clintwalker, Manager at Horizon Deluxe Apartments
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kasey, I am very sorry that we have fallen short in delivering our usual outstanding service and facilities to you on your very special honeymoon. Hot water systems all eventually fail, but it is a shame that this happened during your stay. We dealt with the problem as quickly and efficiently as we were possibly able to - we offered to arrange other accommodation for you, and immediately offered a full refund. There is nothing more we could possibly have done in relation to this. In relation to the cleanliness issues, I am not sure what has happened here. As we can all see from the overwhelming majority of reviews, our normal standard is immaculately clean and well maintained. This will be addressed and I am confident that future guests can expect our usual high standards. For the benefit of review readers, I'd like to suggest that your comments about not much variety in the breakfast provisions is not very accurate or fair. For each mornings stay, we provide (included in room tariff): 2 Croissants, 2 multi-grain bread, 2 white bread, 4 free range eggs, 2 rashers of award winning free range bacon, 2 Cape Grim beef sausages, a selection of cereals, coffee capsules, instant coffee, herbal teas, orange juice and milk. Again Kasey, I am sorry that this has happened to you, but for other readers, I implore you to base your judgement of our property based on the overwhelming majority of reviews you see here. Clint Walker Manager.
Sarah K
Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Repeat customers right here & it's solely down to the love & care that goes into this place & their clients. We first stayed at the Horizon Deluxe Apartments after our wedding as a mini getaway and been back a couple of times since, as from the moment we stepped into the place we were in love. The apartments are luxurious, spacious, warm, cosy and romantic, with an amazing king size bed and a view that is second to none! Now the spa bath deserves a special mention as it is seriously AMAZING!! It can easily & comfortably fit 2 people in it (which is rare for my 6ft husband) and we just laid back with a wine in hand and soaked up the view & relaxing atmosphere. Did I mention you get a wonderful and complimentary breakfast spread supplied as well, not to mention there are plenty of mini bar options available in the fridge & freezer as well. You honestly don't need to leave the apartment once you step in, as there is also Foxtel, free Wifi, dishwasher, laundry, a nice deck, the list goes on. Do yourself a favour & book a weekend away here - highly recommend, you won't be disappointed at all.
Thank Sarah K
Response from clintwalker, Manager at Horizon Deluxe Apartments
Responded 3 weeks ago
:) :) Oh Sarah - what an amazing review!! Thanks you very much for these very kind comments. Thanks also for coming back to stay with us again and again (and it sounds like again and again...). We'll look forward to greeting you again then. Clint.
Jenny D
Reviewed Sep 9, 2018via mobile
2 couples, 2 apartments for 2 nights. Checkin and out was a breeze. We stepped into our luxury apartments and did not want to leave. Every little detail thought of. Immaculately clean. We’ve stayed in a few really ‘posh’ 6 stars across the planet - always very expensive and I rate horizons up and beyond some of the best. If I could give horizon 6 stars I would. Fantastic value for money, sublime views, and the ultimate luxury getaway in beautiful Stanley. Great bed, great shower, high performing hair dryer, lovely big soft towels, beautifully equipped kitchen, food provisions just right. Electric blankets on both sides of the king bed, interior design of each apartment is different. We will be back.
Thank Jenny D
Response from clintwalker, Owner at Horizon Deluxe Apartments
Responded Sep 11, 2018
Good morning Jenny. Thank you so much for this absolutely wonderful review!!! :) :) :) Thankfully, we normally get really good reviews, and occasionally a real outstanding one ... but yours has taken the cake! Katinka, Rose, Geoff and I feel humbled by the comparisons you have made here - we are absolutely delighted. We will look forward to having you back again. Until then - safe travels. Clint Walker Partner.
Chris j
Reviewed Aug 11, 2018via mobile
After a terrible night in Melbourne the night before we made a last minute booking for Horizon apartments and they did not disappoint. The service was second to none. Heater was turned on so was warm when we as arrived,breakfast was in the fridge/freezer for next morning - bacon, sausages, eggs, crossaints and juice. Was perfect!! The roller bed we asked for was supplied and made.
The appartment was user friendly and clean! The view was to die for! Will be highly reccomending to my friends who travel this way! Accomodated for child under 3 which other places in town would not.

Thank you! Will definetly be returning
1 Thank Chris j
Response from clintwalker, Manager at Horizon Deluxe Apartments
Responded Aug 14, 2018
Hi Chris. Thanks heaps for this very kind review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip around Tassie. LOVE this weather!! :) Clint
Set high on the farmland hills overlooking the township of Stanley, the views from Horizon Apartments are simply captivating. Private decks allow guests to unwind while taking in those spectacular vistas over More Stanley, the ancient volcanic formation, The Nut, and surrounding beaches. Apartments each have a king-size bed, leather lounges and a full kitchen, including the all-important coffee machine. The modern design extends throughout the open-plan living and bedroom areas and to the ensuite bathroom, with a brilliant freestanding spa overlooking the pastures to the water. Separate bathrooms also feature eye-catching floor-to-ceiling tiles and ultra-modern fittings. Generous breakfast provisions are provided, along with Austar and WiFi facilities. The property is a few minutes' drive from Stanley. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$216 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Horizon Deluxe Apartments Stanley, Tasmania
Australia > Tasmania > Stanley
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$216 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Horizon Deluxe Apartments Stanley, Tasmania
Australia > Tasmania > Stanley
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Dining (12)
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