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Swansea Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Swansea
Reviewed April 22, 2009

This is an older style motel which has been freshened up with some paint. The sheets were ones your nanna would have on her guest bed, floral or something. We were welcomed but warned not to drink the tap water without boiling for three minutes. So we bought a big container of bottled water and had no problems. for $127 per night we felt it was good value. The Bark Mill Museum is worth a look. We went to the Duck Restaurant but found service slow though the food was nice. Supermarket open until 7pm and sells cooked chickens. Staff replaced all outside tables and chairs during out stay. You can feed seagulls on the lawn leading down to the beach. They are very child friendly (though we don't have young kids) and have games to borrow etc. In-house DVD hire from reception with many titles to choose from.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2009

As other reviwers have said this is a good standard hotel and a member of the Golden Chain franchise.
We were there for just one night but it was pretty well full while others around were not, so I guess that says something.
Had a room overlooking the beach with views across to Freycinet and the sound of the waves....
Swansea is a smart little town with plenty of eating places ( tried the Thai Chicken & Prawn Curry at the Bark Mill tavern -- excellent) and the Bakery is great for breakfast -- open from 6.00am, I think.

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Reviewed March 21, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for one night during our trip around Tasmania. The room was old but very clean and in walking distance to shops etc. Nice view of the water. The only downside was other guests with pets and particularly one dog barking all the time.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2008

Basic, clean, well-maintained motel on the water in the small, quiet town of Swansea. After a long day, we were grateful that the Swansea Motor Inn was easy to spot right on the main street, with an excellent restaurant (the Ebb) a short walk away. In the morning we drove a few miles down the road to the bakery at the bark mill for breakfast, and then on to Freycinet (about 50 minutes drive).

Stayed: October 2008
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Reviewed May 14, 2007

We stopped here for one night in late April after driving up the coast from Port Arthur. Pleasant motel room, with balcony and right on the beach front. Convenient for the few restaurants in the little town ( but the Ugly Duck restaurant across the street was not the best) and the one of 2 ATMs and bottle shop. Nice friendly staff.

Stayed: April 2007
3  Thank Chern
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Reviewed June 11, 2005

We spent one night at the Swansea Waterloo Inn in March of this year on a visit to Freycinent National Park. The town of Swansea is small but the largest one within an hour of Freycinet park. We chose Swansea since all the hotels within the park were expensive.

The Waterloo Inn is right on the main street of town. Every room has a view of the water. The rooms have brick walls and balconies overlooking the grassy yard and water. You can tell the hotel has been there a while but everything was amazing clean. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful with information about the park. It took about an hour to drive into the park but definitely worth the savings in money if you're on a budget.

We did have trouble finding a reasonably priced dinner. Only a few hotels offer dinner and they all are very expensive. We found a small cafe across the street from the inn that was clean and had a large menu but the food wasn't all that appetizing.

We would stay in this hotel again if we passed through town.

5  Thank KDK
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1c Franklin St, 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: $88 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swansea Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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