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Meredith House and Mews
Ranked #1 of 8 Swansea B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stockton, California
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245 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“"Gem Of A B&B"”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

WOW! My idea of yet another perfect B&B. Neal and Noel were terrific hosts. We stayed in one of the Mews which was like a small apartment. Two beds, kitchenette, large bathroom with Jacuzzi type bath and shower. Very clean and comfortable. The full breakfast was wonderful. What a treat! Swansea is a small town so everything is pretty much central. One block to a good restaurant. About an hour and a half drive to Freycinet which is the most visited National Park in Tasmania. We only spent one night there, but on another visit in the future, we will spend more time there.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

The facilities hospitality food and service at Meredith House are outstanding. Run by people who care. Breakfasts were a delight, a cherry compote with ricotta, baked peaches, poached pears and that was just some of the choices for starter. Real bacon, fresh eggs and a fine selection of home baked goods. We ate on the veranda every morning with views out across the bay
Rooms serviced daily, very clean, with some fun touches.Excellent recommendations on where to eat Handy for wine glass bay and only 90 minutes from Hobart. Why stay anywhere else on a visit to Tasmania?

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cape Broyle, Canada
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We spent two nights at the Meredith House during our visit to Australia. The room was very comfortable with a patio and access to the gardens. Breakfast was fantastic, as promised! Our hosts made dinner reservations at the Salt Shaker and Banc... and we recommend both restaurants as well. A very pleasant visit to Swansea! Highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

My partner and I spent 3 nights at Meredith House in the Mews (number 3). What a lovely experience! The bed was so comfortable, and after a long wet day of walking in Freycinet, the spa bath was heaven. When we called to let them know that we would be late in on the first night as we'd decided to stay in Bicheno to see the penguins, Neil gave us some great suggestions for using up time in the afternoon.
The mews are quiet and spacious, and the complimentary port and muffins are a nice touch. The famous breakfast lives up to expectations, and the doggie bag for our leftover baked-goods each morning was much appreciated (we ate our brioche and muffins as hiking snacks).

Honourable mention to the dogs, Dougal and Lulu.... I think to be a successful B&B there need to be dogs, and these two are awesome.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay again, or to recommend it to others (young or old - we were definitely among the younger people in the breakfast room, but not the only ones, and I'm sure my mum would also love Meredith House).

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Geyserville, California
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

My husband and I spent three nights at the Meredith House in Swansea, Tasmania in March 2014 while we visited the area on the east coast of Tasmania. The hospitality of the hosts and their incredible full Tasmanian breakfasts added so much to our visit. They also gave us tips on wineries to visit, where to eat (Saltshaker, 1 block away, reservations helpful), and even how to make cherry cider, which was much appreciated. We had a lovely room with a bay view. Meredith House is located a block off the main road so is quiet but close enough to walk to local dining. I don't have any experience with the Mews but they looked like they were well maintained. We were able to do our laundry while there in the on site laundry room for a nominal charge. On site parking is available. We enjoyed the historical nature of the house, and generally had a great time.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Meredith house is the most beautiful and intriguing building. The hosts Neil and Noel provide a wonderful welcome, superbly comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast, including freshly baked croissants and muffins. They also provided excellent local knowledge and tourist advice. This is a real find and we will most definitely return but for longer next time

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Booked the Meredith via the web based upon reviews. What a good way to go. Emailed to say we would be arriving around 18.00 and arrived at 18.10 and there to meet us was Neil. First impressions were, good smart looking with character place and we were not wrong. Neil showed us our room (1) which had a good view out over the sea. Explained and recommended local eating places all within 200 yrds walking.

In summary Meredith has the following:

Atmosphere - faultless
Location - faultless
Breakfast - faultless and great choice and they even provided mufins for lunch with fruit

A great place to book and stay if visiting the local area. Well recommended.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 8 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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