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Schouten House

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent B&B with fantastic hosts Jodie & Cameron in a classic house with a warm romantic environment. Highlights were sitting by the fireplace eating homemade shortbread and tea and the big breakfast with homemade bread, jam and marmalade. One of the highlights of our trip so far!

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This was a highlight of our Tassie trip. The hosts were committed and extra pleasant. They are doing a great job of restoring the twos storey 1840's inn and brewery. When we arrived they put on a log fire and served excellent coffee and home made biscuits in the very atmospheric mid 1800's style living room. They spent time introducing... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here just one night. The room was very nice with high ceilings. The bed was comfortable. There was plenty of hot water. The highlights for us were the breakfast (most delicious granola and jams for toast) and the telescope available to guests. The night sky in Swansea is amazing!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We had a wonderful time here. The complimentary cup of tea and biscuits served in the lounge room on our first day was so lovely and welcoming. The hosts(owners) were friendly and efficient. The breakfasts were tasty and varied and all of my gluten free needs were catered for so well. The heritage building was beautifully decorated with stylish antique... More 

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Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the opportunity to stay at this family run B&B in Swansea for 3 nights while exploring the Eastern Shore of Tasmania. Our room had character, was extremely clean and well maintained, very comfortable bed on a quiet street. Centrally located in community. Outstanding (true gourmet level) breakfasts provided: both excellent continental and cooked breakfasts. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Swansea on the way from Hobart because we wanted to go to Freycinet National park. We stayed 4 nights in Schouten House. We were in the ground floor room. The house is over 150 years old. It has been very nicely done up by Jodie and Cameron. They were lovely hosts. The breakfast was very good, using... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

My wife and I stayed at Schouten recently, our room was comfortable with an amazing 4 post bed but with enough of room to store our luggage. The ensuite was good without being exceptional. However as many others have said the breakfast is to die for. Cameron & Jodie are top rate hosts and you could not ask for a... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

What a fantastic property, the original history, one can only imagine the bawdy scene in days gone by. Jodie and Cameron have done an excellent job in bringing this building back to life and with their future thoughts on renovations it can only get better. Our room was on the top floor, only stairs available to the area. Was a... More 

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Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Schouten house is a lovely old house built back in 1844. It has been well kept and maintained by Jodie and Cameron. They were very welcoming to us and made us feel at home. The room was on the small side but we expected this as most B and B's in old homes are. The bed was quite comfortable with... More 

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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Perhaps this was not the best choice of B&B for us. We like bright and clean and we got a dowdy room which was grubby and dusty. The bathroom was pokey and had one of our pet dislikes - a plastic shower curtain. A minor irritation was that Schouten House was the only B&B on our holiday to debit our... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Schouten House

Address: 1 Waterloo Rd, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Price Range: $120 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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