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Risby Cove
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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91 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“only water front property”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Great position but do not expect glamour. The restaurant here is the most highly recommended in town. Night lighting was terrible and with bad weather we struggled in and out of our unit. Hopefully they have changed the globes. We enjoyed the greeting from the ducks the minute we arrived. Spectacular view overlooking the harbour. Very peaceful. This is Strahan's only waterfront properties. The facilities were very clean.

Room Tip: We had a cottage and although not glamorous, it was beautifully positioned on the water front. If w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We loved Risby Cove and stayed in one of the waterfront rooms with a veranda that is right on the water. It was very atmospheric and very peaceful. We loved that. The lounge/dining area was an OK size for 2 of us, although the kitchenette only really had a sink and a microwave (we had expected a stovetop too), but we managed.
The bedroom was a little bit smaller than we had thought, but the bed was very comfortable. And the bathroom had a spa/shower and the spa was great. The bathroom was very clean.
We enjoyed our time there very much and it was only about a 5 minute stroll to the town where there are coffee shops and restaurants and pubs etc.

Unfortunately, since we were there in July (as we had gone to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary) everything was pretty much shut up for the winter season so it was quite like a ghost town. This was a bit of a shame, but didn't ruin our time at Risby Cove.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canberra
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed two nights in the two rooms right on the bay. The rooms were extremely comfortable and the only negative was a problem with hot water (a problem they assured me would be fixed).
The meal at the restaurant was lovely and the view over to the lights of Strahan very pretty. We walked into town via the boardwalk (take a torch) for the second night's meal but wished we had eaten in. The rooms had a small kitchenette so we were able to fix our own breakfast. the complimentary port was appreciated.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Leopold, Australia
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

My husband, my sister-in-law & myself have been fortunate to stay at this wonderful place for two nights, we wished it could have been longer but we will be back. To sit in the beautifully heated lounge and gaze out the window at the Strahan harbour is so relaxing. Our beautiful host could not do enough for us, it's all so comfortable & homely. Unfortunately the Restaurant was closed for repairs but we soon found other eateries in this delightful seaside village. Strahan is a must see on a trip to Tasmania AND you must stay at Risby Cove.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Wow! My partner & I now have a joke that we should never of left risbycove.. As we compared every hotel to our one night stay on our roadtrip around tassie.

Beautiful location, beautiful rooms, beautiful spa, beautiful views!

Only wish more things were open - train and cruises ( because of winter)

Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

This was the highlight of my trip to Tasmania in terms of accommodation. A view to die for, very high standard accommodation, a great hostess and an interesting gallery. I only wish the restaurant had been open but I understand why it wasn't at this time of year. I recommend this place unreservedly and I own a hotel.

Room Tip: Sawdust was a great room - right on the water
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights in May. Peaceful and lovely place. My apartment was right on the water upstairs so I had an uninterrupted view of strahan. The apartment has a microwave, plates, cup, cutlery, kettle and toaster. Also port and chocolates was a bonus! Just sitting on the veranda at night and hearing the sounds of the water and the birds in the nearby bush was lovely. I ate in the restaurant one night also and the food was good. Limited vegetarian options but that is usual. Desert gets a special mention. Hogarth falls walk starts just across the road and is an easy walk through some lovely Forrest. There is also a footpath that takes you around the bay for a nice stroll and one end is a beach. Easy walking (2min) to Gordon river cruise and all strahan's attractions. The lovely lady that runs risby cove was very helpful and also told me about the bonnet island boat trip that takes you out to see the little penguins. I would highly recommend this place. Left here very relaxed.

Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Risby Cove
Address: The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Strahan
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Risby Cove 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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