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Scamander Beach Hotel Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Scamander
Tasmania
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“Nice spot to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We travelled on the 6th -9th Feb.
We have purchased a sun lovers voucher so a $79.00 deposit was paid and only had to pay the $130.00 balance when we arrived, although we payed an extra $25 per night to stay in one of the refurbished rooms.
The refurbished rooms were nicely down, a bit on the small side but the nice decor made up for it and we werent in the room for large amounts of time anyway.
we had free breakfasts included in the voucher each morning.
We had dinner at the resteraunt and that was a little pricey but really nice food.
Overall its a good inbetween spot to stay in and a nice drive in to st helens or down to bicheno.

Room Tip: Go for a refurbished room as ive heard the others are a bit tired looking
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

We purchased an 'executive suite' room on the second floor for one night as a stop over to Freycinet and paid $140.
Whilst it was reasonably clean (carpets are stained, windows dirty and the taps spurt out brown water for the first few seconds), I overall felt that this place is only worth a stop-over stay.
The 1980's decor and musty smell wasn't nice and I don't think there was anyone staying on the entire second floor except us, a bit creepy.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

So, during the holiday season (i.e. Boxing Day to New Year's), the handful of expensive hotels in the area are booked up, and holiday rental places are a two night minimum. We wanted just one night, near to the Bay of Fires, and this was a great find, especially when driving past some of the other hotels in the area. A bit run-down in parts, in a charming way, but we were VERY impressed with our renovated room - all new bathroom furnishings, tastefully done, and clean. Continental breakfast was fine too, and service very friendly. Ah, and the view of the water is nice. So, for what you pay for, and the ease of location. Yes: this was a very good choice

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

We purchased a Living Social voucher for 1 night at $99 and used it as a stopover on our to Freycinet from Launceston.

The location is good, well positioned with sweeping views of the ocean. The hotel building itself could do with a makeover. We were warmly welcomed and allocated a refurbished room in the 2 nd floor. Tastefully decorated in muted neutral tones with all the necessary mod cons typical of a city hotel, including a flat screen TV we were very comfortable. The only downside was the size bathroom which was also nicely refurbished. It was very tight and only 1 person could fit in the space at a time.

The best part of the hotel is the restaurant. A mix of Aussie and Asian foods, we decided to try a seafood pasta and prawns with chilli and Thai spices. Both were delicious and was informed that there was a Malysian chef in the kitchen. He did a great job with our meal.

Breakfast was disappointing - instant coffee, canned fruit and toast. When it came to check out - we were charged an additional $70 for accommodation. On querying this charge, we were told that our voucher was made up of 2 parts: to the voucher people and the portion to the hotel so we needed to pay the hotel portion directly to the hotel. However, as I was sure my voucher covered the full payment, I insisted she call the voucher company (living social) to confirm. The receptionist decided to then take my word for it and reissued me with a new billing for only my incidental charges. She explained that they received several different types of vouchers and each one was different so she assumed mine was the partial payment type. I decided to give her the benefit of doubt and accepted her explanation happily. However, I do wonder how long it would take to get a refund had I not checked the bill carefully upon my checkout.

I would recommend this hotel only if you need place to stop overnight. There really isn't much else to do or see in Scamander.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

Scamander beach ,is a sleepy little jewel of the east in Tasmania.Its glissening water ways,and fresh air ,are a must to take in and rest for a while.
The Beach Resort is situated on the prize point of the town ,with sweeping views of the water.
On arrival we were greeted by very happy and helpful staff,and directed to our room .The newly refurbished room was on the top floor of the northern end of the building .The room was well appointed , very clean and comfortable .
For dinner we went to the Resort's restaurant ,who's menu was based on European to Chinese and Indian cuisine .We ordered Massaman Curries and rice ,wine from their selection and dessert .
We ordered coffee and retired to there cosy lounge area with fire place ,in the middle of the
restaurant ,we almost thought we were in France at Hotel du Lac.
In the light of morning ,the dining room had a different feel ,and it certainly was not Hotel Du Lac ,it had powdered coffee and cling peaches ,reality had arrived .
All in all the hotel is well worth the stay ,you wont be dissappointed ,but an add on with filtered coffee for breakfast and no cling peaches ,would make it Hotel Du Lac by day

Room Tip: Ask for the top floor on the north side,quieter and refurbishment is spot on
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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hobart
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

Great value for money. We had refurbished room on 2nd floor, new everything. Tasteful decor. Utterly fantastic views and wandered over to river mouth to join local families fishing and playing. Quiet and wonderful sleep. Well kept grounds where we cooked our own barbecue. Children playing tennis on tennis court. Didn't go to restaurant as locals gave us a fish straight our of the water! Could do with digital tv. Host gracious and keen to please. Will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Ask for refurbished rooms and you won't go wrong.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pacific Pines, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

We have stayed here several times and the location and views are fantastic. The Hotel building has seen better days and the outside is in need of a complete makeover. Our refurbished room was clean but small and in need of a new TV set. Breakfast was adequate but basic and one can't help to think that if some TLC was put into the establishment that it could be a great stay.

Room Tip: Pay a little more and ask for a refurbished room up high to get a great ocean view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Scamander Beach Hotel Motel
Address: 158 - 164 Scamander Avenue, Scamander, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Scamander
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Scamander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Scamander Beach Hotel Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel motel is positioned on Tasmania's mild, sunny east coast within easy access of beautiful sandy beaches. Relax on your own balcony or enjoy a swim in our pool; sit in our gardens with a good book or discover native wildlife in close-by nature reserves. Daily meals of lunch and dinner are available from our family bistro and bar. Our Ocean View and River View rooms provide spectacular panoramic views from private balconies of the ocean and Scamander River. Our garden rooms open onto a secure children's play area and gardens, ideal for relaxing while watching the children play. Off-street parking and a guest laundry are also on site. We have a well stocked bottle-shop, Keno & UBET, available in both the Beach Bistro and Sand Bar. ... more   less 
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