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“More than just a Boatshed!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Risby Cove
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“More than just a Boatshed!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 days and loved it, very rustic. Who would think of turning an old Boatshed into a wonderful holiday cabin. It somehow works. Very easy to relax here and the ducks coming every day for scraps is fun. But oh my! The wind, it would knock the socks off an old sailor. Anyway still a great place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Paul L
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Well maintained motel-style rooms in a cosy, modern venue. We arrived late evening which wasn't a concern. Check in was handled professionally by friendly staff at the on site restaurant. Truly stunning views over the local harbour from most rooms. The restaurant was more than happy to accommodate motel guests. The food was of an outstanding quality given the remote location. Staff were friendly. The owner was warm in her welcome as we prepared to depart the following morning. This place is a hidden gem that deserves the top ratings it gets on TripAdvisor. We wish we'd stayed a second night in Strahan as there's more to do here than the Wilderness Railway.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tasmania
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Thank you to Sheilagh & Risby Cove team for helping to make our stay at Risby Cove so enjoyable.
We were greeted well on arrival and really appreciated the amazing views the Jetty room had to offer. Our room was very comfortable and the additional touch of complementary chocolates & Port was much appreciated. We were fortunate to make a reservation at the restaurant as both nights seemed extremely popular. We had a beautiful meal and the service was excellent ,well done!
The following day we had a great trip on The Gordon river, Shielagh arranged all of this and we were not
disappointed.we would have no hesitation to recommend Risby Cove

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
146 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Risby Cove is the perfect setting for a hotel. Our room looked straight out on to the river and across the harbour to the village. Better still were the sunsets with colours you can usually only imagine from postcards.

Our room was well appointed with a large living room, small kitchenette, bathroom with spa bath and a comfy bed. There is plenty of hanging space for clothes but not much in the way of drawer space. There was complimentary chocolate, port, coffee, tea and milk all replenished daily.

On site facilities include a free guest laundry (washing machine and dryer) and an art gallery. There is also a speedboat trip which leaves from the mooring in front of the hotel which is well worth the money. Also of note is the Gordon River trip and the daily play "The Ship that never was". A little further afield is the Pioneers Museum at Zeehan - a good half day option particularly if the weather isn't so good.

The restaurant serves good food at breakfast and dinner although the service can be erratic and very slow but the food is certainly worth waiting for. The English Rarebit (Cheese on Toast) is a must for breakfast as is the French Toast and the evening menu leaves you spoilt for choice - and leave room for a yummy dessert.

The on-site owner provides you with lots of local info on check-in and both check-in and check-out were efficient.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank yhi904
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

On a recent visit to Tasmania we dined in the Risby Cove restaurant. The Service was excellent ,the food presentation was of the highest standard. I had the fillet eye steak it was so good I asked to see the chef personally to compliment him it was delicious. It's a must if you are visiting Strahan.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Only stayed the one night but was very happy. Great location and view, easy walk into town. We stayed in the boathouse which is a separate stand-alone building consisting of two separate rooms both with absolute water frontage. My partner loved feeding a crew of friendly ducks. We were travelling with other friends who were staying over the road from Risby Cove and wish we had of pre-booked the restaurant for dinner as by the time we settled on it for dinner we were too late to get a booking for 5 people. We compensated by having breakfast in the restaurant the next morning and it was fantastic. The food was clever - get the parmesan coated poached eggs - although the waiter seemed to be on his first day and struggled with the basics including mucking up a couple of orders however the kitchen quickly fixed that when we sent the wrong meals back. All in all, I really liked this place and would recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marc L
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed in the "barge" room. It had 2 bedrooms with a cot which was perfect for our family with 3 young kids. The living area was really spacious and the deck over looking the water at sunset was beautiful. We received a delightful welcome from reception, including activity bags for the kids, which was lovely after a long drive. A nice walk into town for dinner at the pub and cruise the next day. Everything was in fine condition and just what we needed.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank onlinemum
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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
Hotel Style:
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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