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“A warm greeting”
Review of The Cove Kettering

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The Cove Kettering
Ranked #1 of 3 Kettering B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A warm greeting”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

with a lovely smile. We stayed there last week for 2 nights and wish it had been more. A beautiful dinner with wine in front of an open fire on the sunday evening and a trip the following day to Bruny Island which had been kindly organised for us. Both Bronwyn and Ross made us feel welcome - almost like family. Looking forward to a return trip!

Room Tip: All rooms (there are 3) are great
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bronwyn R, Owner at The Cove Kettering, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
A big thank you for your review and can't wait for your return trip to The Cove. Again many thanks.
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Thank you to Bronwyn and Ross for making our stay so memorable. Their passion in providing accommodation that makes you feel like you are part of the family is evident from the moment you arrive. Meals are prepared using herbs and vegetables grown from their own gardens and food bought from local suppliers. Our room was fantastic, well equipped and with heated floors throughout. Bed was so comfortable that we enjoyed 2 fabulous nights sleep. The Cove is a great choice if you are wanting to spend a day at Bruny Island. Thanks again for a great stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Bronwyn R, Owner at The Cove Kettering, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
It was an absolute pleasure and can't wait to see you on your return journey to Tasmania.
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed just one night at The Cove, but it was superb! Convenient location to Bruny Island, Cygnet and the Huon Valley. Browny is the perfect host and little Lucy is a perfect extra! The rooms are modern, beautiful and have great facilities- underfloor heating to keep you warm on chilly Tasmanian evenings, stunning bathrooms and very comfortable bed! Breakfast was delicious and I would highly recommend a visit to The Cove, Kettering

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bronwyn R, Owner at The Cove Kettering, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
It's great to hear you appreciated your stay and hope to see you on your return journey to Tasmania.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We arrived at the Cover stressed and very tired and stayed for four nights and left totally rejuventated as we found it was the most wonderfully relaxing place, it was quiet and the beds were so comfortable and the view lovely. Bronwyn and her husband are perfect hosts and the food was magic. I have travelled a lot and this is without doubt one of the best breakfasts l have had - each day was an adventure of new tastes. Bronwyn was full of great suggestions as to what we might like to do and the oysters from get shucked on Bruni Island delicious!! It was really close to a number of interesting places to visit. We stayed in one night and had a cooked meal, just lovely. We left totally rejuvinated. We will be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Bronwyn R, Owner at The Cove Kettering, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
I'm delighted that your stay was relaxing and can't wait for your return trip to Tassie
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We have just spent two nights at The Cove Kettering and lived life in the lap of luxury. The Cove is a luxury Bed and Breakfast with a magnificent view looking out over the D'Entrecasteaux Channel to Bruny Island. The rooms are very luxurious with under floor heating, beautifully comfortable beds, a magnificent walk in shower and bathroom and your own private balcony with a fabulous view. Bronwyn cooks a delicious breakfast with local produce and a meal at night if you want. She is the perfect host and could not be more helpful with information or anything. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: There are only 3 rooms and I am sure they are all equal.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bronwyn R, Owner at The Cove Kettering, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your review it's greatly appreciated and hope to see you on your return trip to Tasmania.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Bronwyn has to be one of the best B&B owners. She was funny, helpful, welcoming, chatty in a good way and awesome at poached eggs.

This owner built B&B that looks out over the bay where the boat to Bruney Island departs daily. This could be very handy for those wishing to day trip to the island though for me this mean't a bit of traffic in the mornings when I was trying to sleep. If the sliding glass doors don't have double glazing they need to.

The noise was my only complaint especially as we were in a room below the owners apartment which meant I didn't have as much serenity as I was hoping.

The lounge has a beautiful large fireplace though we didn't use it as it means you need to leave your room and once we hit our room each arvo we didn't want to leave. Perhaps if the owners hosted some late afternoon wine and cheese tasting, provided board games or something specific to the region than we may have been enticed to use the room and meet other people.

Rooms were very large and spacious which when on holidays is welcoming. In a room that size I would have expected though a King bed but it was only a queen. A nice addition was the daily home made treats.

All in all we had a pleasant 2 night stay which allowed us to see some of the Huon Valley, and would recommend of friends or stay here if travelling to the area.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bronwyn R, Owner at The Cove Kettering, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thanks so much for your review and will take on board your suggestions.
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Sydney
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

I can't recommend The Cove enough, we only stayed for 2 nights but could have happily stayed much longer. Bronwyn, the host is a perfectionist and this makes for a very special stay from the food to the room to the beautiful location.
Rooms are large and well furnished, immaculately clean and the under floor heating is a treat. The daily homemade chocolate are delicious.
We had dinner on our first night which I would recommend, the food was excellent, all local produce and homemade made for a lovely meal.
Bronwyn's breakfast is the best way to start your day.
We will most definitely return.
Thanks bronwyn and Lucy for a great stay.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bronwyn R, Owner at The Cove Kettering, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Can't wait to see you on your return trip to Tassie and glad your stay was all you hoped for.
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Property: The Cove Kettering
Address: 3 Oxleys Rd, Kettering, Tasmania 7155, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Kettering
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kettering
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Cove Kettering 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our three spacious suites are luxuriously appointed. Each has its own en-suite with walk-in shower, heated flooring and heated towel rails. Wake up to views of Little Oyster Cove from your own private balcony, or relax in comfort with heating throughout. We also have a lounge and dining area available to all guests. ... more   less 
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