Perhaps some of the earlier reviews of this property are from family or friends, because they bare little resemblance to the actual experience. The priority for any accommodation is a good night's sleep. The bed at The Ark is uncomfortable and the pillow is hard and rigid - and there is no alternative option of a softer pillow. I was kept up much of the night unable to get comfortable, and awoke with an aching neck. The place lacks warmth, style and sophistication, and seems to have been decorated by someone with little travel experience. The room itself although adequate in some respects, suffers from having no comfortable seating and from having very little insulation from the next room. We could hear our neighbours every sound. The heated floor in the bathroom was a welcome touch and worked very well. However, there was no bath (which is needed in Stanley given frequent cold weather) despite having abundant room. Instead, there was a strange double shower set up which was odd. I would not stay here again. It's average (3 stars is generous), however I would not recommend it to couples who want their privacy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Guest House The Ark Stanley is situated in Stanley Tasmania, a restored period residence, positioned directly opposite Tatlow’s Beach and at the base of the plug of an extinct volcano standing approximately 150 metres high, known as The Nut. Our location takes in sweeping views across Sawyers Bay, and of course upward to the impressive and towering Nut. The Circular Head area, and the township of Stanley in particular, is a much-loved tourist destination and has something for all, be they adventurer, explorer, naturalist, historian, fisherman, romantic or holidaymaker. The residence has recently been tastefully restored, renovated and enhanced. With an eclectic decor, paying homage to yesteryear and planning for the future, an outstanding home has been created which is proudly offered for guest accommodation. We look forward to making your stay enjoyable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ark Stanley Tasmania