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Meredith House and Mews
Ranked #1 of 8 Swansea B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

Incredible breakfast, adorable dog. Cozy rooms. Super informative Noel knows it all. Will return fo' sho'.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2011

Great review, the adorable dog and informative Noel thank you!

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Reviewed June 6, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a night during our honeymoon. We had asked our travel agent to book us a room in the main house after reading some of the reviews about how nice it was in the old building so we were surprised when we were told we were in room one in the motel style units so Im not sure what happened there. If you are staying in this room please be aware that the shower has an awful water saving shower head which I could not get the temperature right with and after trying to adjust the shower head several times I realised I was not going to get more than a trickle of water and it was going to be impossible to wash my hair so I gave up. This was also the only place I have stayed in that has a (very quick) timer on the bathroom heat lights so it was frustrating to have the heat go off every few minutes while shivering trying to get the shower working. My husband then decided it would be better to wait until we reached our next location instead of showering there. The breakfast was yummy, it was nice to have a good selection to choose from. I should mention that we went to have a cup of tea in the room but the only milk was an opened half full long life milk so we didn't want to touch that. The B+B is located at the top of a hill and the views of the ocean are lovely, the gardens at the B+B are very pretty and the owners must spend a lot of time on them.

Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
6  Thank Ref977
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, it is always useful to get feedback and to be able to respond in this way. When your travel agent made the booking they did not specifically ask for a room in the house, so we therefore allocated a studio instead; we often do this in the winter months as there are less people using the house and it gives us an opportunity to get on with maintenance, so we're sorry if this aspect of you stay was not as expected, we would have accommodated you in the house if you had asked at check-in.

The shower in the studio in which you stayed has been adjusted, the problem wasn't a water saving shower head, but low water pressure caused with us being at the top of a hill. The heat light is on a timer as a safety measure as we have had people leave them on all night, they then over heat and can potentially cause fire, we have however, extended the length of time on the timer before it pops off.

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Reviewed May 23, 2011

Finally, a B&B that lived up to its reviews and more. This is a lovely old home with friendly and accommodating hosts. Our corner room was nicely decorated and very comfortable. Breakfast was a delight with freshly baked muffins and eggs cooked to order. We were even given a plastic bag to use in case we wanted to take our left over muffins to eat at afternoon tea. Swansea is well located for exploring the east coast. My only recommendation to our hosts is to provide a thick mattress pad for those who find hard beds difficult. Our bed was not comfortable.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2011

Thank you for your review, we're happy that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay but concerned about the bed being uncomfortable; we have since upgraded all our mattresses and mattress toppers.

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Reviewed May 2, 2011

Fabulous B&B close to Wineglass Bay, Freycinet areas. These guys really make you welcome with "a breakfast to die for" (You really don't need to have lunch). Great gardens and the local eateries recommended were spot on. Try the fish & chips at the Horny Cray !! (A short walk from the B&B) Free internet in the main house also a bonus.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2011

Glad you enjoyed your stay, it's always nice to get great feedback.

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Reviewed April 22, 2011

Lovely fully equipped, comfortable, one bed mews apartment. You park outside the door so don't have to lug your cases. You can share an excellent garden, and there is also a laundry. The RSL is only 70 metres down the road, and there are also shops, restaurants and the beach that you can stroll to. The breakfast was outstanding, and the freshly baked home made pastries, rolls, and the fruit could be taken away too! The hardworking hosts were supurb.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review; it's lovely reading such positive comments, as hosts we think it is important that you feel welcome in our home so it was a pleasure to have met with your expectations.

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Reviewed March 21, 2011

Clean comfortabe rooms, great breakfast, knowledgeable hosts who gave us recommendation on restaurants, driving distances around the local area etc. There is nothing we can fault, a very pleasant stay. Having never stayed in a B&B before I can say that if they are all up to this standard of hospitality and friendliness we have been missing something. If you are passing through Swansea this would your first choice to spend a night (or 2). I suspect the longer you stay the more relaxed one would become.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2011

thank you for your positive review, we hope that all of our guests have a similar experience of our property, again, thank you for taking the time to submit your review.

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Reviewed February 13, 2011

Meredith House is a true B&B where a stunning full breakfast is prepared for you personally. We woke to the smell of fresh hand made pastries wafting on the breeze as the sun rose. We couldn't wait to get down stairs to the gorgeous dining room to see what treats were out for us. Home made Bircher Muesli and other cereals, preserved fruits which I suspect came from the devine garden at Meredith House, fresh fruits and juices, followed by sausages, bacon, tomato, hash browns and eggs straight from the hen house. All served with a wonderful smile from our hosts Neil and Noel. These boys know how to spoil their guests.

Our room was beautiful and the ensuite was small compared to other B&Bs but was still fully functional and clean. No bathtub. The room was well furnished with chaise lounge and comfortable tub chairs and the lovely high ceilings created an air of grandeur.

We were trying to secure accomodation in the Coles Bay area but due to high demand for accomodation in January we settled on Swansea and are so glad that we did.

A great place to stay and we would definitely go back.

Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2011

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, we think it is important that our guests feel 'at home', but also feel that they are receiving a great service. Afraid there s little we can do about the bathroom size, our heritage listing prevents us from altering rooms sizes, but we hope to at least update our bathrooms in the next 12 months. Thanks for submitting your review and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Address: 15 Noyes St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Swansea
Price Range: $133 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Meredith House and Mews 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Meredith House is a heritage listed 1853 property located centrally in the beautiful seaside town of Swansea on the east coast of Tasmania, the perfect base from which to explore the Freycinet Region and all it has to offer, including Wineglass Bay and Maria Island. 11 en-suite rooms, four with spa bathrooms. Full breakfast is included in the tariff. Meredith House is renowned for its excellent service; we were voted the Peoples Choice at the 2006 Tasmanian Tourism Awards. ... more   less 
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