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“Nicest hotel in the roaring 40's”

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Heemskirk Motor Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Zeehan
Southern California
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“Nicest hotel in the roaring 40's”
Reviewed February 5, 2010

I actually stayed at the Heemskirk for about two weeks through Christmas '03 but my experience was much the same as the other reviewers, the service was excellent the beds were very comfortable everything was impecably clean. The room we had for most of the stay had a kitchen where we were able to prepare most of our own meals to save money. The kitchen equipment was a little lacking but did have basic pots and pans. Still, it was more than I'd expected. The one thing I found to be less of a problem and rather just commical was that the shower in our room was apparently built for dwarves as the showerhead was a full foot (30 cm) shorter than the top of my head (I'm 5' 8" or 173 cm). It however worked very well with plenty of hot water. The staff even let us use their laundry facilities because we were going to be there so long. As I mentioned we made most of our own meals but the one meal we did eat at the resturant was very good and the selection of local Australian beers was excellent. The room decor was out of the 1970's but strangely everything was new looking. In short, clean comfortable room, friendly staff at a good price.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
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Sydneytogo, Owner at Heemskirk Motor Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2010
Thank you very much for taking time to write a review.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Heemskirk Motor Hotel.

Please be aware that we are currently undergoing a refurbishment of the hotel rooms and decor to modernise all the rooms.

We hope to see you back at the Heemskirk Motor Hotel sometime soon.
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed January 7, 2010

I was recently travelling in Tasmania and decided on the small mining town of Zeehan as a good place to spend the night. The Heemskirk Motel is far from luxurious but it is a solid, comfortable place to stay. It is right on the edge of town on the road to Strahan and Rosebery. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk through to the other side of town. Quite a nice little place with lots of historic buildings and a great mining/mineral museum. Everything is within walking distance.

The rooms were decent, good-sized with what looks like 70’s décor and furniture – Austin Powers would like this place. The place was clean and tidy and there was minimal road noise to contend with. The rooms all have heat pumps but I couldn’t figure out how to get mine going, but it didn’t matter as the weather was nice and warm. The bathrooms were good sized and the showers were nice and hot with good water volume. My room was situated to catch the morning sun which was really nice to wake up to.

Check-in and check-out went smoothly and the hotel staff were all really helpful and friendly. There is plenty of parking out back. We ate breakfast in the restaurant and found it to be of good value – eggs, bacon, cereal, toast, and juice – but didn’t eat any other meals there. There is also a bar there as well.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Heemskirk, finding it a bit retro but very friendly and comfortable place. I don’t really have any complaints and would recommend it to other travellers passing through the west coast of Tasmania.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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Hobart, Tasmania
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Reviewed March 27, 2007

The Heemskirk is on the outskirts of Zeehan, a tiny mining town on Tassie's West Coast. I had the pleasure of staying here overnight recently and I was very pleasantly surprised.

The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were clean, comfortable and roomy. The bed was extremely comfortable, the bathroom spotless and there was a well stocked mini bar with prices that were not too bad compared to some hotels I've stayed in.

The restaurant served a great dinner, which they cooked for us very happily, even though we arrived a few minutes after closing time. The meal was huge and tasty. The continental buffet breakfast was also lovely and very well priced.

I certainly will be looking forward to enjoying the Heemskirk's hospitality again in the future.

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  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
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Property: Heemskirk Motor Hotel
Address: 1-25 Main Street, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Zeehan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Zeehan
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Heemskirk Motor Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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