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“Good location. Large rooms. Quality.”
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Risby Cove
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Good location. Large rooms. Quality.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Risby Cove after it was recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed. It's a short walk around to the Strahan wharf area, along a very well made walking path. The room was large and very reflective of rustic nature of the area. Heating was good. Bed large and comfy. Great bathroom. Microwave, sink, fridge, plates etc. We were very happy with our stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic location and excellent rooms. Didn't look much from the outside but the boatshed was great and the views second to none with panoramic views in a warm room. TV in lounge and bedroom but no Foxtel It was the middle of winter so most things aren't open or operating and the hotel runs on a skeleton staff during this period but we didn't need any assistance

  • Stayed August 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Great position but do not expect glamour. The restaurant here is the most highly recommended in town. Night lighting was terrible and with bad weather we struggled in and out of our unit. Hopefully they have changed the globes. We enjoyed the greeting from the ducks the minute we arrived. Spectacular view overlooking the harbour. Very peaceful. This is Strahan's only waterfront properties. The facilities were very clean.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We loved Risby Cove and stayed in one of the waterfront rooms with a veranda that is right on the water. It was very atmospheric and very peaceful. We loved that. The lounge/dining area was an OK size for 2 of us, although the kitchenette only really had a sink and a microwave (we had expected a stovetop too), but we managed.
The bedroom was a little bit smaller than we had thought, but the bed was very comfortable. And the bathroom had a spa/shower and the spa was great. The bathroom was very clean.
We enjoyed our time there very much and it was only about a 5 minute stroll to the town where there are coffee shops and restaurants and pubs etc.

Unfortunately, since we were there in July (as we had gone to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary) everything was pretty much shut up for the winter season so it was quite like a ghost town. This was a bit of a shame, but didn't ruin our time at Risby Cove.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed two nights in the two rooms right on the bay. The rooms were extremely comfortable and the only negative was a problem with hot water (a problem they assured me would be fixed).
The meal at the restaurant was lovely and the view over to the lights of Strahan very pretty. We walked into town via the boardwalk (take a torch) for the second night's meal but wished we had eaten in. The rooms had a small kitchenette so we were able to fix our own breakfast. the complimentary port was appreciated.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Leopold, Australia
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband, my sister-in-law & myself have been fortunate to stay at this wonderful place for two nights, we wished it could have been longer but we will be back. To sit in the beautifully heated lounge and gaze out the window at the Strahan harbour is so relaxing. Our beautiful host could not do enough for us, it's all so comfortable & homely. Unfortunately the Restaurant was closed for repairs but we soon found other eateries in this delightful seaside village. Strahan is a must see on a trip to Tasmania AND you must stay at Risby Cove.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Wow! My partner & I now have a joke that we should never of left risbycove.. As we compared every hotel to our one night stay on our roadtrip around tassie.

Beautiful location, beautiful rooms, beautiful spa, beautiful views!

Only wish more things were open - train and cruises ( because of winter)

Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Risby Cove
Address: The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Strahan
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Risby Cove 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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