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“Great place to stay in a great part of Tasmania.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Meredith House and Mews

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Meredith House and Mews
Ranked #1 of 9 Swansea B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
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“Great place to stay in a great part of Tasmania.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night last month and our big regret is that we didn't have time to stay longer. Our room was in the Mews section and apart from being a little small we couldn't fault it. Our hosts Noel and Neil (and Lulu and Dougall) were great and the breakfast had to be seen to be believed. The choice was overwhelming and the quality as good or better than we've had anyway. It was only our second visit to this part of the Apple Isle but we certainly hope it won't be as long between visits next time as it is a beautiful area. Don't miss it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there and was recommended this place due to the superb breakfast! Homemade juices were tasty and the Bircher muesli and compote the best I've ever had! Perhaps better espresso type coffee rather than bland filtered type wouldn't go astray!!

Just a few minor glitches in what would have been the ultimate stay: more bottles of shower gel, tea, coffee and biscuits not topped up at all during length of stay. Also light fittings were extremely loose and quite dangerous. Had to read in bed at night using my iPhone torch as I didn't want to get electrocuted !
Nevertheless, I would certainly return just for the delightful breakfasts and the hosts' hospitality!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I was disappointed, if not surprised, to hear that your room provisions hadn't been replenished during your stay; if anything we tend to be over generous in this regard, so I have taken this matter up with our housekeeping staff, so that this is not repeated. As for the dangerous electrics, our property is subject to an annual electrical inspection, knowing which room you were in would have helped, which is why we ask people let us know if the have any concerns while they are here and then we can address them immediately. We use a very good brand of filter coffee, and get many favourable comments abut it, if your particular taste was for espresso coffee we could have serviced your specific request had we been asked.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

A beautiful property, well located, excellent attention to detail and a lovely brekky. Neil is a warm and friendly host and Noel is.........well Noel is Noel.

One piece of advise I can give is..... WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE YOUR 2PM CHECK IN!!!! Nuff said!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sally S
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for your review and for your compliments. I'm not sure which door you mean, although I suspect it is actually the back door at the neighbouring property, which does slam shut, and despite our requests it has not been fixed, so there is little more we can do about it.

The check in time is set at 2 p.m. because this allows us enough time between check-out and check-in to clean and service the rooms, but like most systems it fails when the human element is added.
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I spent 2 nights at Meredith House. I had booked over the internet quite a while before I left the UK. Just before leaving home Neil or Noel emailed me to let me know that they would be out when I arrived but would leave me details as to access Mews unit. The unit was great with a little verandah overlooking a lovely garden.
Breakfast was excellent and enormous. i was given a plastic bag so that I could take the uneaten muffins with me. Neil and Noel are excellent hosts.
I would certainly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank itchyfeet4550
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed here and loved it. Friendly, charming, clean, quaint, cute dogs. Also the owners allowed us a late check out as we waited for local road to open. Breakfast was the best I've had anywhere, with a take away bag of fresh breads and brioches. Perfect

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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QLD
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place. Our room was great and huge and the building was amazing with so much character. Breakfast was lovely on the verandah. We were a little puzzled by the service and meals in Swansea however it is worth visiting just to stay at this place.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thanks for you positive review, it was lovely meeting you and hope that you'll make a return visit one day.
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise Meredith House was. We booked it somewhat out of desperation because we planned our trip late and it's peak season, but couldn't have been happier with the place. The owners' attention to detail and general thoughtfulness (my girlfriend was delighted by the gluten free breakfast options) was evident throughout and it was the perfect place to unwind after three nights in a tent.

We would certainly come back if in the area again.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for your great review, we certainly try to meet peoples requirements, so the gluten free breakfasts are easy to do once we know they are required, which you were good enough to request when booking. Thanks you again and we hope to see you in Swansea in the future.
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Additional Information about Meredith House and Mews

Property: Meredith House and Mews
Address: 15 Noyes St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Swansea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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