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3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Mussel Boys

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The Mussel Boys
Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
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“Rustic Cabins”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights as these cabins were only 10 - 15 minutes from Port Arthur. In the cabins efficient use of space makes them user friendly and there is plenty of useable space inside the 2 rooms. The bathroom/ laundry had a shower, washing machine and a dryer. The main room housed the big king bed, a spa tub, kitchenette, a very small TV, chairs and a kitchen table. A small balcony completes the cabin.

Ceiling to floor windows provide ample light and allow you to look over a road onto some water views and some green lawn/grass. The kitchenette has pots/ pans and a stove top so simple meals can be prepared. The cooking utensils supplied were minimal so if you are planning on cooking lots of meals check to ensure all you need is there. Rooms are not cleaned or restocked during your stay so you would need extra supplies if you were staying for any length of time.

Overall, the cabins were very basic with no frills, refinements or real personal touches. We booked online and had no contact with anyone from Mussel Boys.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Mussel Boys is a handful of modern cabins set in sleepy Taranna, about halfway between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck. The cabins have great triangle spas in the room itself and are perfectly set up for couples. The owners are friendly and helpful and very respectful of your privacy. The value for money is just unbeatable for a spa cabin. I'd definitely recommend this place to couples for a romantic break. It's true that the TVs are very small but if you think holidays are for watching TV - you might as well save your money and stay home!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Me and my other half stayed here for a night and wished we could have stayed a few more nights. We really liked the room and the clever use of space, and were pleased to be able to make use of the washing machine and dryer- although make sure to bring your own washing detergent.

Bed was large and comfy however could have done with having some new bedding. Big windows made it light and airy with views overlooking green space and road with a nice balcony with seating. Had to shut blinds though for privacy due to the road. Overall we would definitely go and stay here again, and the owners were lovely. Great place to stay whilst sightseeing with a touch of luxury.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Cabins are surprisingly modern with floor to ceiling windows, open floor plan, kitchenette, laundry, and spa tub. Owners are kind and helpful. Wallabies at night and rabbits in the morning out the windows.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

My husband and I stayed here for one night for our first wedding anniversary. We were very happy with the room - it was clean, spacious and modern with nice decor and good kitchen facilities. The small deck was perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying the view of the river. Spa and comfy king size bed were great too. Thought the location was good - just over an hour from Hobart and about half way between Eagle Hawk Neck and Port Arthur. The owners were lovely and very accommodating - nothing was a problem, even checking in early and checking out late, so we were able to make the most of our night away. They gave us a bottle of sparkling and a lovely card for our anniversary, which was a very nice touch. Probably only criticism is that the units are quite exposed to the property and road, so you have to keep the blinds down if you want privacy during the day. Overall it was an excellent spot to get away for a night, but would also be a good option for tourists wanting to stay a few nights in self contained accommodation with a touch of luxury after days of sightseeing. I would happily go back - maybe for our next anniversary!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

Not impressed with the Mussels Boys at all! The location was good about 10min drive to the historic site which was handy. However very disappointed with the room. The owner seems to be never home. My partner and me didnt get to see her at all during our 2 nights' stay, which doesnt make you feel welcomed at all. The linens in our room were not that clean, several stains on the bed sheets and towers were very old. The TV is very small, laptop size. We paid $145 per night, which we reckon is not that money worthy.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

Recently stayed here for 2 nights with my partner and what a pleasure it was. From the friendly and lovely lady owner who greeted us and then to be shown our home away from home which was modern and clean was an absolute delight. Only a short drive to Port Arthur (about 10 mins) and other attractions in the area I was so glad I chose this place and will definately recommend to others.The cottage overlooks the bay,the bed was king size and very comfortable, even impressed my very fussy husband as we have stayed in some dreadful places with awful beds, included a washing machine , dryer and dishwasher with full kitchen.All in all a great place to stay and kept very clean.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Mussel Boys

Property: The Mussel Boys
Address: 5927 Arthur Highway, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Taranna
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Taranna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Mussel Boys 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern self-contained spacious open plan studio apartments conveniently located in Taranna, central to all the attractions of the Tasman Peninsula . The units all have king size beds, with tranquil views of Little Norfolk Bay. All individually furnished accommodations feature LCD TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy private spa tubs, washers/dryers, and furnished balconies.At The Mussel Boys, you'll be 0.6 km from Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Federation Chocolate Factory. A short drive from Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur Historic Site is within 10km. The perfect location to stay a few nights and enjoy exploring the Tasman Peninsula. ... more   less 
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