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Review of Beachside Retreat West Inlet

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Beachside Retreat West Inlet
Ranked #4 of 7 Stanley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Armidale
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2008

Beachside Retreat is just that - a collection of secluded eco-cabins designed for maximum privacy, overlooking a very beautiful beach. The interiors are aesthetically handcrafted from Tasmanian timbers which enhances the feeling of being in this enchanted isle. The Retreat is located on a stunning farm several kilometres from Stanley, a unique and unspoilt fishing village that retains a strong historical flavour without being touristy (but the coffee and food are excellent). As well as the wonderful beach, the farm has nature trails into the beachside forest. Every morning and evening we walked along the shore, often seeing sea eagles, and soaking up the ever-changing beauty of the water and sky. The sunsets on the beach are very special because of the gentle water of the inlet and the muted glow of the Tasmanian light. The accommodation is of the highest quality, and the hosts, Jeanette and Chris Bishop, are charming and most helpful. This is an experience not to be missed - you will assuredly want to come back!

  • Liked — The beauty and peacefulness of the setting
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Inparadiso
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2008

This was one of the best places we have stayed at in Australia - we did have a great time and with friendly people we really can say - stay here without fear of finding a dud!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — weather
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Die_5_SONKI
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Narre Warren North
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2008

Absolutely marvelous. Stayed in the Pelican self contained and we were left alone for the whole weekend. Greeted by our host Chris and Janeete and a breakfast basket. Then into the land of luxury. Views over the water all day, a few steps from the beach and wildlife on the doorstep. Close to the township of Stanley but we spent most of our time in this most incredible getaway.

Will stive to get back with our young son and have already recommended this getaway to our family and friends.

Stayed July 2008
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3 Thank ozball
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Cornwall
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2008

Staying in Pelican was an unforgetable experience. It's quirky architecture was complimented by the beautifully appointed interior and the fantastic views in such a peaceful location.
The supply of home made bread and preserves gave a nice homely touch.
Thank you Janette and Chris.
Sue and Roger

Stayed February 2008
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3 Thank restronguet
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tasmania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2008

A great escape! Peaceful and private! Amazing location! Our cabin was a comfy and a simply fab little piece of architecture. Definitely recommended. The only thing wrong with our stay was that it was too short. We'll be back... sometime!

  • Liked — everything
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank C_and_S_escapes
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Adelaide
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2008

We had everything one could hope for, peaceful and beautiful location, very comfortable and cosy accomodation, friendly and considerate hosts. We will be back and we will tell our friends. Stanley is a great location to visit, the town has a good range of restaurants and shops, a great walking areas and plenty of interesting places to visit.
WE WILL be BACK.
David and Edwina (Adelaide)

  • Liked — Peace and quite
  • Disliked — Not known
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 1234Adelaide
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victoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2008

Beachside Retreat suited us down to the ground. Peace and privacy. Every detail has been tastefully thought out. The perfect place to unwind and relax. We loved it and will certainly be back.
Gary and Angie Young. Victoria

Stayed March 2008
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1 Thank youandmegumtree
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Property: Beachside Retreat West Inlet
Address: 253 Stanley Highway, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Stanley
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Stanley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Beachside Retreat West Inlet 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachside Retreat is a waterfront hideaway in north west Tasmania, where four contemporary beach houses, just for couples, nestle on the dunes, overlooking a secluded, private beach. A 3 B/R spa lodge, adjacent to the homestead , is available for 5 adults, or 4 adults and 1 child, in 2 double bedrooms, one with an adjoining single room. ... more   less 
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