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Risby Cove
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Reviewed July 3, 2011

The 2 bedroom unit my daughter and I stayed in was just lovely. Private, clean and comfortable with a balcony and a gorgeous view out over the water. Staff were friendly and helpful, giving us directions to local scenic spots and walks. The food in the restaurant was sensational! Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2011

We didn't actually stay at Risby Cove, but dined in the restaurant one of the nights we were in Strahan. It was the BEST fish I have eaten in any restaurant. Absolutely beautiful meals and fantastic service provided us with a lovely night out.

Thank you!

Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
Thank joelandmel
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Reviewed May 11, 2011

- The reception staff are hard to find, there is a bell to ring but we were still left waiting 15minutes to check in. When someone finally came they started sorting receipts before asking to help us.
- There was still the previous (or earlier) guests dirty old razor left in the bathroom vanity drawer. When reception was advised upon checkout they appeared uninterested.
- There was broken glass on the patio
- The wireless internet didn't work at first. A booster was provided by a more friendly lady at reception but still gave a weak signal.
- Every room had a three light pendant but only one actually had all three lights working
- The only thing saving this place is the amazing view.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Jamaca1
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

High quality hotel with a great waterfront location and only a short walk to the other amenities in Strahan. The rooms and restaurant have a fantastic view over the Macquarie Harbour. We had a 2 bedroom upstairs apartment overlooking the harbour. The room was spacious, clean and adequately equipped for our 2 night stay and the staff were friendly and helpful. We ate at the reataurant for one night and the dinner was excellent, if expensive. For us it was an expensive 2 days but it did provide value for money. We cruised the Gordon River with World Heritage Cruises, the weather was superb and it was the highlight of our visit to Tasmania. Would recommend to anyone visiting Strahan.

Room Tip: Request a room with a harbour view.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank geomac1950
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

Excellent location overlooking the harbor, but you have no view from the Harbour room. It is quite dark and has a very unpleasant odour from the stagnant water outside. The room was not deodorized during our stay. Shower floor tiles loose. Restaurant and service excellent but for $200 the room is poor value.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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3  Thank jaguar1952
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

We had a semi- self contained upstairs spa-suite with a covered balcony. Terrific location although really a bit ordinary. We stayed in a spa suite (don't bother - it's just a bath with spa jets). It was just a short walk to the wharf and some shops and is right on the harbour. You can't cook in the unit, and it only included a bar fridge full of expensive junk. The laundry facilities were shared and could not be used before 2pm. The restaurant looked nice but was very expensive. It did have free wireless internet, although the in -room guide did not have the right key..

Room Tip: Don't pay for a spa suite.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank msdcairns
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

This is the only hotel of this quality in the area. The rooms and the restaurant have an exceptional view overlooking Macquarie Harbour. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly and attentive staff both in the hotel and restaurant. The food in the restaurant was very good. If the opportunity arose, we would certainly make a return visit.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Risby Cove

Address: The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Strahan
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Price Range: $155 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Risby Cove 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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