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Cable Station Accommodation
Ranked #6 of 7 Stanley B&B and Inns
Townsville, Australia
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

Stayed only for one night and not lucky at all, it was a Friday, and the restaurant is not open Friday nights. What a shame. Very beautiful view from room, room was very nice, large, King Bed and all. Will stay again for sure.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2011

This was one of the nicest places I have ever stayed, and I travel a lot for business and pleasure. The website is very low key, and it was wonderful to have my expectations exceeded on type of accommodation and price!! We stayed in the cottage, only for one night but we wished we could have stayed for mch longer. Charlotte is a most amazing chef, and she has set up the accomodation beautifully down to fresh bread, milk, juice and eggs for breakfast. Bliss. Plus it was the most stunning view of night time stars I have ever seen in my life!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2010

Though quite remote, the accommodation at the old cable station is perfect for a few days away.

Externally, the building appears more like a homestead than a plush hotel, though once inside the room it was VERY comfortable. It is well heated and cosy with a king bed, and high quality period furnishings. There is a small outside area where you can sit and relax, enjoy the Tassie sunshine, or watch the ocean. The room had an LCD TV, with free to air ABC/SBS etc (not expected), and Broadband wireless internet was complimentary. Optus mobile reception was excellent.

I was on a fairly tight schedule and only managed an overnight here, the next visit will be for two or three days, basing myself here to explore more of the North West coast. Not to say there is nothing to do around Stanley, there is plenty to do in the area, immerse yourself in the history of the convict buildings and beautiful architecture of Stanley, go for a gutbusting bushwalk around the local landmark 'the nut' or sample some of the local cuisine at the Stanley Hotel (definitely NOT standard pub fare) or have your friendly host Mick prepare a sumptuous meal in the in house restaurant at the Cable station.

Worth noting for those who like buskwalking - the cable car was out of operation until 9/9/10 and the walk up the nut was rather 'character building', i would probably not have attempted it if it was wet as the track is VERY steep, probably more dangerous on the way down!
Once you make it to the top the views are quite spectacular, and if you do the full curcuit there is some varied and attractive bush to wander through - and more Wallabies than you can poke a stick at. No doubt the reason Wallaby Sausages were on the pub menu, they could even be seen hopping across the main street in town (the wallabies not the sausages).

The other main critter attraction on the peninsula is the fairy penguins, they are quite prolific out here (although i unfortunately missed them do to being too late..). Ask Mick for directions to the best viewing points, i believe dusk is the best time to watch them coming up on the beach, the can often be seen within walking distance of the cable station.

Overall this place is thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tasmania
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73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2010

We stayed for two nights over the long weekend and had a wonderful time. The cottage was roomy for the three of us and we enjoyed the wood fireplace, so nice in winter. Ample breakfast provisions were supplied. The beds were very comfortable and the main bathroom was huge. Hosts Charlotte and Mike are fun people, and the meal they prepared for us was fantastic. Do yourself a favour and have a meal there - you will not be disappointed! There was so much to see around Stanley and hopefully we will come back in the summer to take advantage of their BBQ facilites. It is a short drive from the town, but well worth the effort to stay and eat here. Enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2010

Stayed here for th start of our honeymoon - 2 nights. We reallye njoyed the peave and quite of this b&b. A little out of town but with amazing scenery and views out over the fields. The restaurant here was fantastic - some of the best food i have had in a while. Be sure to see teh penguins at night if you can which go walking up the road literally 100m away. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room really large and clean. ALl in all a 5 star stay.!

Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Waiheke Island
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66 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2010

The pleasure begins when you get out of the car, you are greeted by Molly, the dog. A warm welcome is extended through out the stay by both Mike and Charlotte. The accomodation is great and thanks for the lovely big towels. Ever tried drying a big body on flimsy hotel towels? If you don't dine in at the on site Restuarant you are missing a gastronomic delight. The food is superb and what Charlotte doesn't know about the wines isn't worth mentioning. We only had one night, but we will be back to this piece of paradise for more.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2009

Everything was great! The four of us loved the place and, thanks to the hostess who was also the chef of the attached restaurant, the stay was extremely pleasant. The kitchen was rather well equipped where we cooked dinner for one of the 2 nights we stayed there. The food in the restaurant was great too. And the spa in of the bedrooms was very nice in cold winter weather. The place is not that far off the town. Overall, it was a perfect place for us to stay in Stanley.

  • Stayed May 2009
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Cable Station Accommodation
Address: 435 Greenhills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Stanley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Stanley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
STAY at Cable Station Accommodation. Formerly a tele-communications centre c.1936 connecting Tasmania to the rest of the world with the first telephone link. Located 5 minutes from the historic fishing port of Stanley and its 'Nut,' with the 'Tarkine' (the world's oldest cool temperate rain forest) just 45km away, the Cable Station is an ideal base for exploring the northwest coast of Tasmania. Comfortable, stylish and contemporary rooms- King or Queen Twin both with private en-suite bathrooms and fabulous views across Bass Strait are available as Bed & Breakfast. ... more   less 
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