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Hawley House
Ranked #5 of 14 Devonport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Albany
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16 reviews
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“Best and Worse”
Reviewed March 3, 2008

Hawley House was a great place to stay with quirky features and lovely hosts. We stayed in the main house so we had access to the "bath on the roof" which we used on our last night and found it to be one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences we've had in our travels. However, the 4 course dinner was not one of the better meals we've ever tried with unpurged prawns and tough steak and the toilet paper in the room was worse than most public toilets we tried throughout Tassie. If you need serious luxury then this is not the place for you but if you don't mind something a little different with nice people and fabulous grounds then this is the go.

Stayed February 2008
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soppychops, Owner at Hawley House, responded to this review, March 12, 2008
Hawley House prides herself in an informal and friendly atmosphere and is first and foremost a family home. We aim to serve the best and freshest of local and homegrown produce on a daily changing 4-course Menu. We ONLY serve Eye Fillet Steak, which is never tough, the best cut available, and prawns are unpurged in keeping with our unfussed style. The vast majority of our guests are relieved to find simple, honest good food on their table!
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Reviewed February 29, 2008

Please do stay at Hawley House, nr. Devonport, Tasmania, for total relaxation and peace. It’s what I’d call a boutique hotel, a little eccentric, and the family so friendly, informal and lovely. Good veggie meals. Amazing spot just across from Hawley Beach - beautiful gardens, romantic rooms with a view. Absolutely magical. A must.
Val Marchant & Chris Bourne

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  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2007

My wife and I stayed at Hawley House outside Devonport Tasmania last month. Tasmania is glorious, clean fresh air and sunshine with wonderfully fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood. And Hawley Ho. takes advantage of all those opportunities. Located on a strip of land next to the tip of a peninsula it has its own front beach and a virtually private back beach whose access is made difficult to the general public because the airport is a few miles down the beach

The house is cape cod syle white with balconies facing East -so you can wake up to the sunrise coming into your room over the sea. Then the house is surrounded by magnificent lakes and gardens with all the local wildlife in abundance.

Anyone who visits Australia must include Tasmania, and while there stay a while at Hawley House.

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  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2007

My visits to Hawley House are an escape from the real world. The gardens, the lakes, the animals, the birds and the beach combine with fine accommodation, food and wine to create a perfect getaway.
Thank you Houghton family. I will be back.
Maria S.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hawley House

Property: Hawley House
Address: Esplanade, Hawley Beach, Devonport, Tasmania 7307, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Devonport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Devonport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawley House 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hawley House (c.1878) offers heritage accommodation in a spectacular seaside location overlooking sandy beaches, set amongst 400 acres of gardens, vineyards and wildlife sanctuary. Hawley unashamedly embraces the patina created by her 130 year history, and the idiosyncrasies of being a family home, not least of which is her unique rooftop bath. Guest rooms feature original artworks and antique furnishings. Centrally located and easily accessible to Devonport, Launceston and Cradle Mountain. ... more   less 
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