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“A very relaxing stay.”
Review of Captains Cabin

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Captains Cabin
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bruny Island
Sunny Queensland. AUST
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“A very relaxing stay.”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in January 2012.no problems with the booking.rang the agent when catching the ferry at Kettering and given a code to key box.like others were not totally impressed as we drove in but that soon changed.The view from the deck is fantastic.The weather was really cold so we sat just inside the glass doors and just admired the view whilst partaking of the local food offerings.
Sure not everything here is first class but you are on an Island with just a ferry access.You cant expect big city 5 star opulence.for the price paid we thought it excellent value.
We also played host to the Quolls in the evenings though i suspect 2 different families.On the first night the predominant colour was a deep black whilst the next 2 nights they were light brown.Quite a few different birds also seen during our stay.
I cant agree that beach access is difficult.I am due for a knee replacement in 6 weeks,get sciatica and have a peripheral neuropathy yet i had no problems down and back to the beach.And yes there are lots of oysters though the mussels were mainly very small-probably over harvested.
can thoroughly reccomend.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

The views really are fantastic. We stayed for 3 nights in January ( summer) but it was so cold and windy it felt like winter. The house was warm though. The house is situated on the northern part of Bruny Island, it is a long way to the shop ( really small "supermarket") so I suggest bringing most food you will need with you from the Kingston supermarket, bread, long life milk, breakfast cereal, eggs etc. The bedrooms are comfortable, the bed cosy. We slept very well, it is so quiet, and hardly any passing traffic. There are 2 bathrooms, both with really bad water saving shower heads, surely there are better ones available now ! And some of the kitchen implements and saucepans need replacing, but that was the only problems we had. We saw the quolls on the patio each night. I can recommend the Bruny Hotel for lunch, and we bought blueberries from the berry farm, cheese from the B I cheese makers, oysters from the B I oyster shuckers,wine from the vineyard, and the best was BISH - we got smoked quail, salmon and trout and a fantastic smoked trout teriyaki pate.
There is a washer and dryer - and these came in handy after our adventure boat cruise.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2011

The views are stunning. At night (by looking at the feedback book and own experience) a family of Spotted Quolls frolic on the balcony - priceless. There is a good range of kitchen implements , much like you would find at home. It is quiet, private with a track down to the beach.
Downside was a water saving shower (I hate them), went to wash sand off my feet in the shower. By the time the spray got to my feet it was a mist and did nothing. I know they are on tank water and it is a dry part of the Island but....
The tele. Like many accommodations they have not upgraded their televisions and the model there has been relegated to the shed in most aussie households I know. Also I suspect aerial is shonky. You could get one channel well one moderate and the rest faded or got noisy with static after about 8pm.
Some would say the shower and a tele are a small price to pay for the other benefits, I would say get a new tele and change the shower heads and bobs your uncle.

Overall reccommmend, I will stay there again.

Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

A two night stay at the Captains Cabin on Bruny Island was a delight. We were met by the concierge who showed us the ropes and then discreetly disappeared. The Cabin is fairly unimpressive from the outside particularly the beach view but it is what is on the inside that counts, and what a view. Timber decor with comfortable furniture and good bathrooms provided a cozy atmosphere. The expansive deck provided a spectacular view. Beach access was easy from the property, beachcombing a must with oysters and mussells for the taking. The nights were silent and dark, a perfect remedy for sleep and relaxation. The new cafe and art precinct were 5 minutes down the road. The cabin is located on North Bruny at Dennes Point, the quiet end of the island but all other sightseeing activities were still close at hand and easily accessible. A perfect place to wind down and enjoy some solitude.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

We stayed for 4 nights and had a great time. The house was spotless, the floors carpeted and the access to the beach, although it could be improved with a few steps was easy to negotiate (we are 50 plus) and had no problem. The beach was wonderful, private and serene. Bruny Island is a wonderful destination and the Captains Cabin a great choice for privacy and wonderful views. Only regret we could not stay longer.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2008

About five minutes after we arrived Captains Cabin another couple turned up who had also booked for the same dates. After 1/2 hour on the phone other accommodation was found for this couple (lucky for us we got their first...i think...). The house had a great back deck with nice views of the water. The downside was getting to the beach....the walk from the front of the house to the beach is quite hard. The beach itself is very nice, It was described as luxury accommodation, I would have expected polished timber floors not particle flooring with nails sticking out. The website also stated that basic provisions were provided however this was not the case.....the items provided were old and the containers they were kept in quite dirty. Needless to say we had to buy our own basics including powder for the dishwasher. The nearest shop was at Adventure Bay which is a 35 minute drive. Apart from this the house was clean and tidy, comfy beds, nice furniture and had a washing machine and dryer (huge box of washing powder provided).

  • Liked — the quiet night time
  • Disliked — the access to the beach
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
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Blighs, Manager at Captains Cabin, responded to this review, 16 November 2011
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Additional Information about Captains Cabin

Property: Captains Cabin
Address: Captains Cabin 258 Nebraska Rd | Dennes Point, Bruny Island, Tasmania 7150, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Bruny Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bruny Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful 2 bedroom accommodation with reverse cycle air conditioning. Stunning 180 degree views. 1.6 Km of beachfront. Large viewing deck with gas bbq and outside setting. 2 Bedrooms with queen beds. 2 Bathrooms. All linen provided. Kitchen is fully equipped with a full oven, cook-top, microwave, fridge and freezer, pop up toaster, electric jug, cutlery, dinner set, wine glasses and picnic hamper set. Large open plan living area has comfy leather lounge, dining table and chairs, TV and DVD player and sound system. Laundry with automatic washing machine and dryer. ... more   less 

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