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“Beautiful spot, very outdated hotel!!”

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Scamander Beach Hotel Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Scamander
Hobart
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9 reviews
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“Beautiful spot, very outdated hotel!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2010

My husband and I stayed Valentine's Day weekend. We were extremely disappointed with the meal in the Restaurant and when I told the Manager he was apologetic but refused a discount or anything else. I asked if we could have room service breakfast and the lady was very short with me, apparently I should've ordered the night before and no body told me.
It is a beautiful location,the fish and chips across the road are great!! The Hotel needs some major renovating!! My parents honeymooned there 40 years ago, I told them the rooms haven't changed at all!!
I would only recommend it, as where else can you have a balcony view such as that for $100 a night

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2010

Stayed in unrenovated 2nd floor room, great view, hot day and night, but couldn't open sliding door to balcony, because of balcony smokers next door, and asian woman barbecuing meat on portable grill on balcony above. Room was grubby and worn, carpet filthy. Couldn't find decent accommodation anywhere on East Coast.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hobart
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2010

Our family needs were well catered for with clean facilities, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food, great pool, tennis court, well kept grounds, close proximity to beach & fishing. Our hosts Yen & Venida ensured every additional need was catered to. We had a deal that included breakfast and the lady keeping things organised for guests was very accommodating and friendly. The kids were kept busy with all the things they could do on site, while the adults could relax with kids play in full view. The beach directly across the road was so changable that it kept everyones interest. I highly recommend the Scamander Beach Resort for families. Great finish to the school holidays. L Dowd

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Legana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2010

As soon as we walked in the door of our room after checking in, I walked back up to reception to see if they had some "better quality" rooms. Unfortunately, being peak tourist season on the East Coast, there was nothing available. I would like to be clear from the outset that this review is based on the buildings, not the people who work there - we found them to be wonderful.
Our room was old and dirty. It was on the bottom floor of the northern end of the complex, right next to the children's playground. As parents with young children, this wasn't too bad, however the playground was unsafe and needs a great deal of repair. Broken swings, broken safety rails on the play boat, a metal slide that got very hot in the sun etc. etc.
We effectively stayed in 2 hotel rooms which were connected by an internal door. The kids loved it because of the bunk beds! There were cobwebs and mould in both bathrooms. The TVs were out of the dark ages - our 5 year old asked if we thought the one in our room would work because it looked so old. The decor of the room screamed 80s, and next to no renovations have happened since. The curtains were filthy and the screen door on the sliding door to the playground was off the tracks and dangerous. Overall - YUCK. However, we found the restaurant to be ok - the meals were fine and certainly family friendly. The pool was un-heated, so we did not go swimming. Far too cold.
The quality was far from good, however in reading other reviews of the "resort" they may be renovating one part at a time with better furniture etc. Some big money needs to be spent though for us to even consider returning.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2010

This resort was probably a nice place in 1980's... since then it hasn't been renovated... and you notice it.
We came from Launceston through winding roads. It was high season right after Christmas and the accommodation was difficult to find - so, we decided to book this place beforehand - so, we couldn't get out of the deal as we had paid beforehand. With the same price, you should be able to get much much better place.

The room had great views and that was it. Everything else was dirty and old. -Not old in a classic way... maybe retro... everywhere you could see that repairs had been done as quickly and cheaply as possible. In elevator you couldn't know for sure if it would be stuck between the floors.
To get out of the state the hotel is in would take few million dollars... if even that would be enough.
Walls were thin and you could hear your neighbors closing doors and doing their daily duties through the walls. Very sad place to visit.

The beach near this hotel is great.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Goldcoast
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2009

we visited the scamander beach resort hotel the 1st night of our stay for a drink and found the staff very friendly in the public bar and the locals. The second night we went for dinner and were very disappointed..the food was very ordinary..the garlic bread was lousy, the fried rice dish was very bland and the steak ordinary..the food took ages even though the restaurant wasnt busy. The restaurant and the front of house staff were very nice though. The hotel looks in need of a facelift!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2008

A fantastic location and view.

The room was a little tired but we believe a renovation is in hand. It was very clean and airy. Bed was comfortable.

Parking can get a little tight on a well booked night and when the locals are at the bar.

The evening meal was brilliant, we need to go back to try some of the other items. Breakfast was from a menu rather than a buffet but was enjoyable.

All of the staff were super friendly and efficient. We felt very welcome.

Great value for money!

  • Liked — The staff, food and view
  • Stayed April 2008, 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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