We stayed here last year and wrote a positive review even though there were road works outside. On that occasion we found the hotel to be good value. How things have changed in 12 months.
We stayed here for one night on our recent travels and my perception of the hotel has changed from a positive to a negative. I initially booked an ocean view room and was given a room overlooking the car park. Not a good start considering I booked the room two months earlier and requested an ocean view room. I quickly ran down to reception and changed rooms and luckily got the last ocean view room. Back on track.......temporarily.
We later had a meal in the Raindrops restaurant. The food itself was a mish mash of seafood and salad which was a tasteless and expensive affair. We should have gone to the pub across the road but didn't, much to our loss. We retired to our room for the night given the poor state of the weather which was a mix of heavy sideways rain and strong winds. I went to bed thinking I was going to have a nice relaxed sleep but the strong winds made it hard to get to sleep because of a constant banging of tin somewhere outside our room. I finally managed to get to sleep only to be woken at 4.30 am by a freight train right outside our room. The stupid thing was shunting back and forward from the nearby dockyard and the loud diesel locomotive was enough for me to rate this hotel in a negative manner. The train had been going most of the night until the early hours of the morning.
The only positive was the bathroom which had been upgraded since our stay in 2009. Burnie is a nice city which is making some headway in establishing itself as a modern city and trying to shed it's industrial past. I would not recommend the Beachfront Voyager unless you check the freight train timetable and stay when they're not running if that's possible. Save yourself some grief and look elsewhere for accommodation. The ocean view rooms offer as the name suggests, an ocean view providing the sun is shining but that's about it. The rooms are a bit pricey given the 3 star rating.
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