We arrived late afternoon to a warm greeting from Carolyn, an immediate offer of afternoon tea, and a quick overview of local attractions, plus the history of the Heritage house, which even has a small museum and widow's walk on the top level. She had already supplied us with excellent travelling notes to and from Hobart and Launceston, plus insights as to points of interest and eateries along the way.
All the bedrooms are spacious, very clean and decorated in authentic period style and the bed was comfortable. The continental breakfast had a good choice of juices, teas or plunger of coffee, breads and delicious jams.
We found the location to be good, with only a 10min walk to the shops cafes and attractions. This is a great waterfront walk that takes you all the way past the shops and past Risby Cove, right round to the Wilderness railway, about 70 mins return.
We took the Gordon River Heritage cruise recommended, by Carolyn, which was great, and her suggestions for drives to Ocean Beach, the rainforest walk in the People's Park, and dinner at Risby Cove restaurant.
Most enjoyable short stay, made more so by Carolyn's warmth and wealth of information. This even extended to a postcard thank you on our return home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ormiston House is a beautiful federation mansion built in 1899 and fully restored to its former glory. Set amongst landscaped gardens on the shore of Macquarie Harbour at Strahan the house is resplendent with 5 en-suited guest rooms, bar and lounge, breakfast room and history room. The tower and widows walk provide views across the harbour and the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or sit back with a good book. This house is renown for its friendliness, hospitality and welcoming hosts. We feel that Ormiston House is a "must do" experience when you visit Strahan on your Tasmanian holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ormiston House Strahan, Tasmania