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Meredith House and Mews
Ranked #1 of 8 Swansea B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Neal and Noel run the best B&B we have stayed at anywhere in the world.
Their welcoming attitude and accommodating ways with every request make them true hospitality geniuses. Noel's Breakfasts are to die for and you don't need lunch afterwards.
Thanks for another great weekend.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2012

it is always a pleasure to see you; thanks for staying with us and thanks for the review.

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

... served in what's probably the best B&B in Australia. If you are traveling along the east coast of Tasmania, best plan for a stay at Meredith House in Swansea. Noel and Neal are your hosts and run the perfect B&B: spacious rooms, tastefully furnished and decorated, free WiFi (and even a desktop if you left your own device at home) and a breakfast, which is most likely the most lovingly and richest in all Australia - try the Super Juice and the cooked porridge. Lot's of advice on what to do and where to go - they will even book you a table at BANC (also highly recommended) for dinner. DON'T MISS IT.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

The breakfast alone is worth visiting this place for. For such a small establishment, the breakfasts were exceedingly grandiose. A choice of breakfast cereals, coffee or tea and tinned fruit was on the menu like every other place we visited. But then, there was the fresh fruit salad, yogurt, home made muesli, a porridge with fruit bake, a cooked breakfast made to your order, croissants to make the French cry out for, and daily changing muffins. This is the only place where guests were made to feel welcome taking a doggy bag away with them. Truly outstanding breakfasts.

Oh! Of course there is the enthralling Freycinet peninsula to visit - a joy in itself1

Room Tip: Ask for the mews
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at Meredith House. It is clean, the room was good, and the proprietors were helpful. Breakfast was very good.
The location is a 5 minute walk to Swansea, which is a lovely town with good views, restaurants, and conveniences. Great location.
The major drawback is the bathrooms are tiny. They were added after the building was constructed, and the archetects did what they could to wedge bathrooms in. The shower is so small, don't drop the soap or you may not be able to pick it up. If you are very big, it will be a tight fit.
The hotel is very convenient to nearby wineries and good restaurants. It is a bit of a drive to the Freycinet National Park but not difficult during daylight hours.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

I'd come back here myself, and I'd recommend people to stay here. The rooms are pleasant, the hosts chatty. It also has a laid back feel, quite like the town itself.

I was up here with a couple of friend over the Easter period. It was quiet, and the breakfast was lovely. My friend book us into the place as he had a good experience over 4 years ago. I don't think he was disappointed this time either.

The hot breakfast is cooked to order, a selection of croissants, and hot cross buns was served (baked daily), with a selection of bircher muesli and baked porridge. There was a selection of fresh juices and teas available, and coffee.

I was tossing up on giving it a very good rating. I am in the view that if a place was rated excellent, there is no room for improvement. Because, I couldn't have expected more from my lovely stay at the Meredith House and Mews, I have ended up giving them an excellent overall rating.

I have nothing to fault the experience except for the fact that the rooms are a little dated. Perhaps its part of the charm. Perhaps.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Noel and Neil are wonderful hosts and keep this beautiful building alive. We stayed in the main building so cannot comment on the added rooms but our front room upstairs was filled with 19th Century charm with all the mod cons you expect - ensuite bathroom, TV ectera. Complimentary port and sherry in the room a lovely touch.

Room Tip: As with many old buildings there is no lift of course there was plenty of help with bags but an over...
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Loved the homemade breakfast, definitely the draw card...best spread at a b&b I've ever seen. Stayed in the mews and they are nice, clean, and love the port as an extra touch. Nothing glamorous but clean and tidy. I think the value for money is average but it hasn't stopped me from returning.

Stayed: April 2012
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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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