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Risby Cove
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Reviewed March 8, 2014

We drove up late afternoon and were offered a nice discount (it was the winter and low season) on a one-bedroom suite directly overlooking the water. Nicely furnished, very spacious, balcony. Lovely location, walking distance to just about everything in town. Great views over the water. Lovely owners. Wifi in the rooms.
I'm giving a 4 for value: the discount was great, but I don't think I would have paid the full price. Overall an excellent stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Risby Cove and particularly because the room we had was upstairs at the front, which I believe is called "The Jetty" suite, and had expansive and uninterrupted views of the very picturesque bay. The view at sunset and again at sunrise was spectacular. Our friends had a different room which didn't have views and they indicated it was a bit claustrophobic, so I recommend if booking here check the rooms for their features etc. It is only a pleasant 10 minute walk into town from the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel has a restaurant which seems quite popular. Were very impressed with the menu. It was innovative and creative. Unfortunately, the commendable menu was let down a little by some poor execution as three of the four main courses at our table were overcooked. I hope this was just a minor blimp on what could and should be an excellent restaurant in a wonderful location. It would be good if they can stick to their ambitions in regard to the menu and pursue quality delivery because this establishment deserves it.

Room Tip: I suggest the Jetty Room or one of the two rooms in the separate building at the waterfront.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed in the sawmill room which was one of two units near the water about 50 meters from the main complex , I believe they were spa units. The room had fantastic views of the bay and a Verandah to enjoy the surprisingly warm and sunny weather . There was a good lounge room if the weather wasn't as nice to enjoy the view. The decor is a little dated but the view made up for it. It is a 5- 10 minute easy walk to town and to the Gordon river cruises . It was unfortunate that the two nights we booked the chef was sick so we weren't able to enjoy the restaurant - we ate at the pub which was busy but had good meals and the other night 42 degrees on the hill for Tapas which had a great view of a bay on a balmy night

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank david b
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

My partner and I took my father on a road trip around Tasmania in late November, 2013 to celebrate his 70th birthday. Risby Cove in Strahan, was our first stop and was so great that is spoiled the rest of our trip, as we didn't want to leave and longed to be back there, everywhere else we went!
From the moment we arrived, the staff were friendly and accommodating - even giving dad a little gift for his 70th. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with fabulous, relaxing water views. Friendly and inquisitve ducks share the property, offering hours of entertainment. The onsite restaurant offered a great breakfast and each room comes with chocolates and port - making the nights just that little more comfortable! We highly recommend a stay at Risby Cove and look forward to a return visit ourselves!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank MartyNM82
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, our second floor, 2 bedroom apartment overlooked the water, it was beautiful and very peaceful. Most of the other units seemed to be ground floor. There are ducks that like to be fed and quite a few birds flying around. It is just a short drive into town from this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 days and loved it, very rustic. Who would think of turning an old Boatshed into a wonderful holiday cabin. It somehow works. Very easy to relax here and the ducks coming every day for scraps is fun. But oh my! The wind, it would knock the socks off an old sailor. Anyway still a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Well maintained motel-style rooms in a cosy, modern venue. We arrived late evening which wasn't a concern. Check in was handled professionally by friendly staff at the on site restaurant. Truly stunning views over the local harbour from most rooms. The restaurant was more than happy to accommodate motel guests. The food was of an outstanding quality given the remote location. Staff were friendly. The owner was warm in her welcome as we prepared to depart the following morning. This place is a hidden gem that deserves the top ratings it gets on TripAdvisor. We wish we'd stayed a second night in Strahan as there's more to do here than the Wilderness Railway.

Stayed: December 2013, 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: $151 - $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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