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“Best Tasmania experience”

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Sheoaks Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 5 Coles Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Northampton, UK
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112 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Best Tasmania experience”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed here with my brother in law and his wife when we spent a week touring Tasmania in mid March 2013. This is a B&B of the highest standard; purpose designed, immaculately clean, excellent facilities and great food. We had dinner with Margaret and Alan, thoroughly enjoyable with very good local wine. A superb breakfast the next morning set us up for the climb to view wineglass bay. And Alan's a Harper Adams man too, naturally!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sechelt, Canada
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We rented a house under their management for 2 days in January. The friendly demeanor we had grown accustomed to from the people of Tasmania was nowhere to be found when we checked in with this facility: Upon entering the house upon arrival, the first thing the owner said was "you are 10 minutes early!" (check in time was 3 pm and I came in at 2.50 pm). No "welcome" or a million other things one could say. I was tempted to turn around. Other than this, the location was perfect and the rental unit had everything we needed. As it turned out, this was the only blemish during our Tasmania experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sheoaks. You couldn't ask for a better location - it's a quick ride to Freycinet Park and after a day of hiking, it was relaxing to take a walk out the back deck to a quiet beach and watch the sunset. Just perfect!

Alan and Margaret were gracious hosts - always willing to make a recommendation and point us in the right direction. Margaret is an impressive cook. Some B&B provide skimpy breakfast and you're hungry by 10am. Not here - the breakfast was plenty ample and very tasty. We loved it so much that we stayed in one evening and signed up for a home cooked dinner with our hosts.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Alan and Margaret were fantastic hosts - friendly and very informative. After booking, they sent a Tasmania guide through the post and directions via email. Upon arrival, Alan took us through all the info on Sheoaks and the area.

The B&B was impeccably clean, well appointed, comfortable, with amazing views of Coles Bay? The location was fantastic, with direct beach access and just a few Kms from Coles Bay.

I think the number one thing about Sheoaks was the food - hearty breakfasts, substantial packed lunches, and unbelievable smells from the kitchen that made us regret not eating dinner there.

If I'm ever back in Tasmania, I'll be back at Sheoaks.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

My partner and I stayed here in Feb 2013 and almost cannot fault Sheoaks.

The house is excellent and guest's rooms are clean and have very comfy beds. The only issue as others have mentioned is slight flooding from the shower but a well placed bath mat controlled it well enough for us. There are wonderful views out over the bay.

I do not understand the complaints I have read about Alan and Margerat. We found them to be very friendly. Alan has a great, dry sense of humour. Margerat was full of great information and gave us some excellent tips for our ongoing journey to Hobart.

We took the package with all meals included and the food was outstanding. The lovely wine with our meal was an unexpected bonus.

I would also like to thank Margaret for the email she sent me with places to stop at on our drive from Launceston to Coles Bay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kallern, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed with two more couples at waterline for one week. Great house, perfect view, good infrastructure.

But the "sheoaks couple" that runs their b&b and supposedly looks after the attached selfcatering are the most unfriendly people we have ever met in Australia.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Everything was excellent. Close to the beach. Lovely room with comfortable bed. Tea and coffee facilities with home made cookies and chilled water for hikers. Breakfast was wonderful and we were offered more than we asked for. Hosts were very friendly. Printed off directions for our next destination, suggested places to stop and see along the way and even made some suggestions for the gift I wanted to buy for my niece.
The communal sitting room has a good selection of books and there is a lovely deck to sit and enjoy the views.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sheoaks Bed and Breakfast

Property: Sheoaks Bed and Breakfast
Address: 47 Oyster Bay Ct, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Freycinet > Coles Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Coles Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Sheoaks Bed And Breakfast Freycinet, Tasmania - Coles Bay

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