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“Wonderful place and hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Casilda House B&B
Ranked #1 of 2 Dunalley B&B and Inns
gold coast australia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place and hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Casilda House is a charming historic property operating as a B&B. The seaside location is perfect for easy trips to Hobart in one direction and down the scenic Tasman Peninsula in the other. The hosts, Tony and Kathy Webster, are most welcoming, and Kathy prepares a fantastic breakfast feast. Port and sherry in the living room every evening were welcome after each day of exploring. We were very happy to have made this choice and will stay there again the next time we holiday in Tasmania. P.S. The Casilda House survived the recent fires in the area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Casila House B&B was so far above the other B&B's we stayed at during our Tassie holiday. The 7 years which the owners have spent renovating have really paid off and we would really recommend that you also stay here. The only disappontment was that the places we stayed in after our night here seemed poorly in comparison!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Invermere, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

This was the best B&B we experienced in Tasmania. The owners were more than accomodating and allowed us to use their kitchen to prepare dinner. A welcome relief from the not so exciting restaurants in the area. The location is ideal for exploring the Port Arthur area and has a beautiful bayfront location. Hot breakfast too! Character and charm!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Canada
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96 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a long overdue review. We stayed at Casilda House going from Hobart to Port Arthur with the idea of stopping somewhere in the middle which would give us easy access to various sites. What a wonderful find. So close to where Abel Tasman first landed -- a surprise find -- and in a delightful spot. What was awesome, was the friendliness of our hosts and their over-and-above helpfulness with everything. Wish we stayed longer -- and would we go back when in Tasmania-definitely.

Our room was lovely, breakfast superb and the tips and stories so interesting. I hope that this little gem of a B&B in a little gem of a location continues to retain its charm.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

This was our first Tassie B&B experience and definitely the best. It's an ideal set-up, with the owners close by, and Casilda House left to the guests. Tony spent two years restoring a condemned building and the result is fantastic. Lots of nice touches like afternoon tea on arrival, a log fire, free port, tasteful decorations and use of bikes and fishing gear etc.

Dunalley doesn't have many eating places, so being able to cook your own dinner at the B&B is a big plus. We stayed two nights, we cooked one and ate out at the local pub (adequate) the other. There's another eating option on Fri and Sat nights, The Dunalley Waterfront Cafe, so you might want to time your visit if you don't want to cook.

There's a delicious cooked breakfast included in the tariff with homemade bread and jams to set you up for the day.

Tony and Kathy know the area well and offered good advice. Port Arthur is about 30mins away but there's plenty of places to explore on the way there and back. (Try the pies from the caravan at the blowhole south of Eaglehawk Neck during the warmer months).

This is a great place to stay - spacious, friendly and homely, all looking out over the water.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Donato in Poggio, Italy
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

Firstly, the restoration that Tony has done on the 1890 cottage is superb & Kathy has furnished & decorated it with sublime tastefulness. Situated right on the lake with views past their house out over the water; it was warm, comfortable, very well appointed & above all, friendly. We would certainly recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Essex
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55 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

A great location if you prefer not to stay in cities. Casilda House is a lovely waterfront b&b about 35 minutes from Port Arthur and 50 minutes from Hobart City Centre. It’s also convenient for the airport (about 40 minutes away). We had a very spacious double room with a waterfront view. Kathy and Tony are very hospitable and made our stay very comfortable: from a welcoming cup of tea and cakes to complimentary port, sherry and chocolates around a roaring log fire.

A good breakfast set us up nicely for the day. There’s not a lot of choice for dinner in the area. The one night that we stayed we ate at the hotel – not a good choice! We had a very indifferent meal there and wished we opted for Kathy’s suggestion of getting a takeaway – guests have use of the kitchen in the separate guest accommodation.

We spent a ½ day at the Port Arthur Historical Site – well worth it, could easily have spent a day had we had time. Lots to do in the area: from water activities including sailing, fishing, sea cruises around the islands to general sightseeing.

Casilda House is a very relaxing place to stay which we can highly recommend – one night wasn’t enough!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casilda House B&B
Address: 18 Imlay St, Dunalley, Tasmania 7177, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Dunalley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Dunalley
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