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“Fantastic Staff and View”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Swansea Motor Inn

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Swansea Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Swansea
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic Staff and View”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

WE stayed in the front rooms and the view was to die for. Pay the little extra it is well worth it. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We did originally book the budget room but upgraded on arrival. The budget rooms are smaller and don't have the view, but are still very clean and comfortable if you just want somewhere to come back to and rest.
The staff are all friendly and very helpful, Thre is enough to do around the area to keep you busy for 2 or 3 days.

Room Tip: The view from the front rooms is fantastic.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night and couldn't have asked for much more from the staff. The rooms are basic, but even then our room had a wonderfully powerful shower (always a bonus!). The new owners were very friendly and went out of their way to help us, to the point of lending us their personal baby cot. A perfect and cheap way to spend a night, eating fish and chips on the verandah, enjoying the setting sun and cool sea breeze.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Trangie
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Couldn't wait to leave. Standard rooms are less than average quality. Very small, bathroom very dated. Motel not suitable for elderly or disabled. This motel does not have the qualifications to be affiliated with Tasvillas. Inadequate parking spaces.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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SwanseaMotorInn, Manager at Swansea Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for your constructive feedback.
you are exactly right our standard queen room is exactly what it says STANDARD QUEEN ROOM. It comes with a small en-suite, LCD TV, fridge, air conditioning, microwave tea and coffee facilities, as well as free Wi Fi . these rooms are advertised by us as smaller older style rooms with small ensuite and view of the car park. We also have larger ocean view rooms which are a larger room with large bathroom and gorgeous views of the Great Oyster Bay, they are located at the front of the property, so not so close to the road for the light sleepers. Tas Villas offers accommodation in our standard or budget rooms on their packages, You can upgrade if you choose
Once again thank you for your constructive feedback and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The bargain of our holiday. Right on the beach, basic but clean rooms. Very friendly service (although the new managers are new to the area so don't know much yet about the area - go to the tourist info centre, they are fantastic).

We were there on the hottest recorded day in Tasmania and despite there being no a/c in our room it was surprisingly cool.

I'd stay here again for sure.

Room Tip: Choose the ground floor beach front room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We thought it was lovely and would stay again. Make sure you pay a little extra for an ocean view room. It's worth it. The hotel itself is clean and has everything you'd expect. Very happy.
Swansea is a lovely place from which to visit Freycinet NP and there are good dining options in town.

Room Tip: Pay extra for an ocean view room. You get a balcony with a view and is worth the few dollars more.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Had an upstaires room overlooking the water. Room had a balcony with a view of the bay which was really relaxing and lovely. Room was very nice and clean. So happy I booked it for another night. Price compared very well. Very handy to everything.

Room Tip: Upstaires have a great view of the water and shore. Lovley balcony to enjoy as well.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hamburg
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115 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We thought a room with street- instead of beach-view would be enough but we were really disappointed with the bad quality of that room (# 9). It was large but old and smelt musty - nothing compared with the professional photos the motel puts online. The washbasin was in the main bedroom, with bath and toilet in the small and old bathroom. The kitchenette hardly had any equipment, you can do nothing more than heat up ready made microwave meals.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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SwanseaMotorInn, Manager at Swansea Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for your constructive feedback.
Yes our Budget rooms are older and we do advertise them as A comfortable older style room with a Queen bed, small ensuite , tea & coffee making facilities as well as a toaster and microwave. These rooms are on the back side of the motel without the ocean view. Great if you are on a budget. We only took over the motel a few weeks before you stayed and are currently renovating rooms.
As you can see from our recent reviews people are very happy with our rooms and management now.
Our ocean rooms are a much larger room with wonderful views of the ocean.

Once again thank you for your constructive feedback and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Property: Swansea Motor Inn
Address: 1c Franklin Street, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
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Free Parking Spa
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Swansea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swansea Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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