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“"Pure perfection"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Howden

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Villa Howden
Ranked #1 of 2 Howden B&B and Inns
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13 reviews
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“"Pure perfection"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we entered through the door the experience was AMAZING. The decor was inviting and sophisticated. Our welcome and tour was genuine and informative. The Vila room was romantic. Dinner and breakfast was faultless. The staff of Villa Howden are to be commended they are so welcoming and professional. I would 100% recommend this establishment to anyone. Would be a beautiful place for a wedding. Well done. Such a change to get such fantastic customer service from the very start of our glorious weekend through to our departure. TEN OUT OF TEN!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

We only stayed for one night, however, would have gladly stayed for longer if time permitted! We were very well looked after by the lovely staff. It was a bit hot during Summer but nothing a swim in their great pool couldn't fix.

The food here is amazing - we elected to have the 3 course meal and were so spoilt with such great value and wonderful local produce. Really, this restaurant is a gem. I'm still dreaming of their homemade rolls warm from the oven with lavender butter.

High tea would be fabulous, I'd love to go one day. & I can just picture how stunning a Wedding at Villa Howden would be. Bliss.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tasmania
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

My girlfriends and I recently visited Villa Howden for their high tea and were very impressed. The food was generous and delicious. A great tea selection, I highly recommend their green tea. The staff are friendly and helpful and the villa and grounds itself are stunning. Just lovely all round.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

The restaurant at Villa Howden has a very nice French atmosphere, light and airy and tastefully decorated. We had a super meal, better this time than previously 12 months ago. Entrée was the goat cheese crepe and this was my highlight. Others in our party had the abalone dish and oysters prepared in three ways. For the main, I chose the chick pea falafels and salad and I was disappointed at the lack of flavour, however that did not detract from the other meals at the table including Cape Grim steaks which were flavoursome and tender and also a fillet of blue eye fish.
Every dish was presented nicely. The cheese platter which we shared was also very good. The service was good, there was one outstanding waitress who seemed to be in charge, the other young ladies whilst presenting well, lacked experience but I am sure that will improve time. We really did enjoy our meal and the ambience of the restaurant. It would be a wonderful place to stay, however as locals, this was not necessary for us unfortunately. I am sure we shall return for another visit. I have also had very good recommendations for the high tea which is available at Villa Howden, so looking forward to treating my mother at some time in the near future.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Wailea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Hello all, This place known as Villa Howden does not sound like much, but once you stay a night or two a feeling of pure relaxation will became you :-)
If you enjoy solitude then this place is for you.
It is hard to find a place that makes you feel at peace, I love this place.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Brian W, General Manager at Villa Howden, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Chaslike,

Thank you for taking the time to write what many guests have told us. Part of our goal at Villa Howden is to create a quiet and peaceful place to stay and relax while providing a comfortable base from which to explore Hobart and the surrounding areas.

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards
Brian Walsh
General Manager
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Perfect place to spoil someone special. We were made to feel very welcome given ,a brief tour, glass of bubbly and felt as though we were the only couple. Great features in the rooms as well as around the hotel. Food was really good, perhaps a touch slow to come. The skylight in our room did make for an early rise at 6am, not ideal!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brian W, General Manager at Villa Howden, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Tristan R,

Thank you for writing your review, we appreciate the lovely comments you have made. Thank you also for the comment on the skylight. While it may be nice to wake up at early sometimes, a holiday is probably not the appropriate time! We will look at having a blind installed that guests can adjust to their liking.

We hope you can return to us soon.

Kind Regards
Brian Walsh
General Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Villa Howden for 2 nights during a five day trip around Tasmania for our 10th wedding anniversary. We found everything to be absolutely outstanding, the service on our arrival was wonderful, with a welcome glass of bubbly and a tour around the premises. Our room was nothing short of stunning...very spacious, a very comfortable bed and absolutely gorgeous bathroom with claw foot bath. The view from our room was amazing over the manicured gardens and bay beyond. We enjoyed a very lovely dinner on the second night and finished off with a cheese platter by the fire. We swam in the pool in the morning, this was the perfect temperature and a great way to start the day. Overall, there is nothing we could fault about Villa Howden, it felt so homely we didn't want to leave!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brian W, General Manager at Villa Howden, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Murray64_13,

Thank you for your kind words, it was a shame to see you leave us too! Wonderful comments on the hotel and how relaxing it was for you, it reflects to us that we have achieved our goal in providing you with a great stay at Villa Howden. The staff were really happy to read your review and hope to welcome you back soon.

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Brian Walsh
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Property: Villa Howden
Address: 77 Howden Road, Howden, Kingborough, Tasmania 7054, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Kingborough > Howden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Howden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Howden 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Howden offers a range of ten luxury suites each of which is beautifully decorated with luxurious furnishings and antiques. Heated indoor pool, library, piano bar are all enjoyed by guests. The restaurant features the best of Tasmania's produce, served in intimate settings. The elegant Water View and Villa suites seamlessly blend with the breathtaking natural scenery. The Tower suite is a welcoming, unique retreat which provides panoramic views across the North West Bay. Just 15 minutes from Hobart, you can enjoy the peace and serenity of the pure Tasmanian wilderness around you from the comfort of your own private suite, most offering full length window balconies and enhanced with a selection of luxurious in-room amenities, including the latest Sony iPod Dock, complimentary Wi-Fi and Nespresso coffee machine. Your Stay at Villa Howden includes full breakfast, complimentary in-suite bar and luxurious Serendipity Australian made hotel cosmetics. Villa Howden restaurant is open for breakfast, weekend high-teas and dinner. ... more   less 
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