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Hobart, Australia
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73 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Room was nice and comfortable, facilities were pretty good especially the pool for kids. The restaurant was hit and miss as far as consistency goes but prices were reasonable but the service needs improving no water offered and trying to remove plates before meals were finished.

Thank LA143
Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Shearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We love it when our guests have such a great experience during their stay with us. We also really appreciate your comments on the restaurant and we have passed your feedback directly on to our resort management team. We look forward to welcoming you again at Shearwater Cottages. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The rooms looked nothing like in the pictures. This place is good for a short stopover but not for a long stay. The wi-fi didn't work for the first two days of our stay but on telling the staff they made an effort to fix it asap. Laundry services are free so that's a plus. The bed was comfy but... More 

Thank SiddieMan
Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Shearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We really value your feedback. We have passed on your feedback to our team as it enables us to continually improve the experience that we provide for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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108 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

only one night in family room here and 6 nights in adjacent shearwater resort(Classic holidays management) excellent location on golf course,2 indoor pols, tennis court,restaurant, bar, 3 minute walk to long beach then river mouth. central position for touring to cradle mountain, latrobe, tasmazia,stanley,devonport, launceston

Thank ian w
Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Shearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Ian for taking the time to post your comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you return in the future. More 

Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

A nice private group of cottages. We had the largest one with 4 adults sharing. It had everything you would need and the staff make such a fuss over you and your needs. Absolutely spotless clean. The only problem is when the staff clean or work in the area they talk non stop so we were often woken up by... More 

Thank Lorns1960
Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Shearwater Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We really value your feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have passed on your feedback to our team as it enables us to continually improve the experience that we provide for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We actually stayed at the resort. The reviews tell you that the resort is in need of refurbishing. We were happy with our room. It was clean and bright and has a little balcony looking out over the golf course. The kitchen was great and with shops nearby we were able to eat quite cheaply. We didn't use the facilities... More 

Thank cressa_10
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice studio rooms - actually very spacious for a studio, with lounge and dining area and basic cooking facilities. 100mtrs to restaurants, supermarket, tavern and a host of other shops. 5 min walk to the beach. Only down side was really really uncomfortable bed (we both got a sore back) and tiny television. The beds would stop me coming... More 

Thank Bill W
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

This was an overnight stay after disembarking from the Spirit of Tasmania. I had difficulty checking in as the ferry was late and reception closed. Signs on the reception door directing you to the main bar did not have any directions. It was dark and all doors were locked, eventually a lone traveller assisted me. This was the only negative.... More 

3 Thank RobS885
Wilberforce, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

These are Modern, clean and well equipped rooms and facilities. The staff are Friendly and helpful. We Could not ask for anything more. When we are back in this area we will certainly stay here again.

3 Thank Ken S
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Just arrived in Tassie, I felt like catching the boat back on the same night. We had a booking for 2 adults and 1 child, arrived late and after tracking down staff we found that we had no booking. This was despite the confirmation in my hand. I had booked on line and also spoken directly to the accomodation office... More 

9 Thank Helzie12
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Reception is at a different location, and you're only notified of this after a thorough search of the cottages. The room was spacious and warm. The kitchenette is small and only contains minimal features. BBQ outside. Bed too small by modern standards. Free laundry facilities were great.


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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in beautiful peaceful surrounding, clean comfortable affordable accommodation. Complex contains 6 studio apartments 5 with Queen beds with double sofa bed, 1 studio with double and 2 single beds. Kitchenette, Laundry, Barbeque, Free WiFi facilities. Within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. Close to Cradle Mountain and other iconic tourist destinations within Tasmania. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shearwater Cottages

Address: 9 Shearwater Bvd, Port Sorell, Tasmania 7307, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Port Sorell
Price Range: £70 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shearwater Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms closer to the laundry have stronger wi fi signals.”
 of 5 bubbles SiddieMan, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“View your room on the net before booking and make sure you get what you booked for.”
 of 5 bubbles Lorns1960, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There are only six rooms and none are better than the others.”
 of 5 bubbles LizC459, 14 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Stay a couple of nights...you won't regret it :-)”
 of 5 bubbles LeaneM_13, 1 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Think about staying Port Sorell instead of Launceston as a base for a holiday.”
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