The property was the most expensive B & B in the whole of Tasmania but we thought that the experience would be worth it after viewing the website... lets just say that websites can be deceiving. VIEW the cottage before you pay and commit to stay. We stayed in Miss Maud's cottage - the cobwebs and dirty exterior, along with the ripped fly screen on the front door should have been enough... the interior, whilst 'quaint' was very very dirty...not what I expected for $180 per night - we were due to stay 2 nights but could only bear 1 night. Their were no decent toiletries - 1 sachet of shampoo only....hand soap in a canister that was broken - nothing extra...the towels were mismatched - a faded burgundy colour with bleach splashes across them and frayed - torn edges - worse than what I donated to the RSPCA! The spa bath had nothing to 'spa' with - no bubble bath, salts or anything else! the website stated there was a fully stocked mini bar... could not find that I am afraid to say. The breakfast provisions were interesting - 2 rashers of bacon, 4 eggs, a lump of frozen bread, margarine ( not even butter !) and one container of jam..... no fruit, no cereal... milk appeared to be either skim milk or milk powder - very watery...and the final indignity was a note from the owners in the kitchen asking guests to clean up the kitchen to keep expeneses down! you must be kidding. Managers care for this B & B - it is obvious the owners need to be more in touch with their establishment. Other stays in B & B's confirmed that this was indeed a "BAD" B & B and that it does not have a good reputation. Such a shame as in its hey day - I am sure the cottages would have been lovely and well worth the stay. Please, please inspect before you commit to stay and pay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Killynaught's five individually designed cottages are set on 9 green acres with beautiful sea and rural views at Boat Harbour. Evoking the atmosphere of Victorian times, yet including the amenities and little luxuries to make your stay an experience to remember. Complimentary port, open log fire and luxurious spa, digital TV/DVD, heat pump/air conditioner, kitchen and laundry, parking outside your door. Centrally based on the North West Coast between Stanley, Cradle Mountain, Strahan and the ocean. Boat Harbour beach is white sand and blue ocean only a few minutes away by car. Burnie/Wynyard airport is only ten minutes to the East. Very popular Seabreeze at Killynaught restaurant is on site, open every day and close enough to walk from your cottage, but far enough away to retain your peace and privacy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Killynaught Spa Cottages Boat Harbour, Tasmania, Australia