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“Beautiful waterfront location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Risby Cove

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Risby Cove
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful waterfront location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Very comfortable rooms with small well equipped kitchen Lovely views out across the harbour and a very good restaurant made this a great location for our stay in Strahan.
The staff are delightful and helpful and made good suggestions and bookings for us..
New carpet and blinds have been recently installed,and the rooms were very clean. Would strongly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We recently stayed at Risby Cove and what a delightful discovery. This boutique hotel overlooks the water and is set in a tranquil spot. The room was lovely, complete with kitchenette and complimentary Port and a balcony to sit out on and soak up the view. We ate at the restaurant there and had a superb meal ,waited on by very friendly staff. we wanted to stay a second night but they were booked out but the staff even helped us find other accommodation for the night. Would definitely recommend this hotel as the one to stay at in Strahan.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Risby Cove over the long weekend in March 2014. The room was gorgeous (waterfront), the bed was beautifully comfortable, the staff were so friendly and accommodating and our time there was wonderful. Couldn't fault it and would recommend Risby Cove to anyone.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

We drove up late afternoon and were offered a nice discount (it was the winter and low season) on a one-bedroom suite directly overlooking the water. Nicely furnished, very spacious, balcony. Lovely location, walking distance to just about everything in town. Great views over the water. Lovely owners. Wifi in the rooms.
I'm giving a 4 for value: the discount was great, but I don't think I would have paid the full price. Overall an excellent stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Risby Cove and particularly because the room we had was upstairs at the front, which I believe is called "The Jetty" suite, and had expansive and uninterrupted views of the very picturesque bay. The view at sunset and again at sunrise was spectacular. Our friends had a different room which didn't have views and they indicated it was a bit claustrophobic, so I recommend if booking here check the rooms for their features etc. It is only a pleasant 10 minute walk into town from the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel has a restaurant which seems quite popular. Were very impressed with the menu. It was innovative and creative. Unfortunately, the commendable menu was let down a little by some poor execution as three of the four main courses at our table were overcooked. I hope this was just a minor blimp on what could and should be an excellent restaurant in a wonderful location. It would be good if they can stick to their ambitions in regard to the menu and pursue quality delivery because this establishment deserves it.

Room Tip: I suggest the Jetty Room or one of the two rooms in the separate building at the waterfront.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the sawmill room which was one of two units near the water about 50 meters from the main complex , I believe they were spa units. The room had fantastic views of the bay and a Verandah to enjoy the surprisingly warm and sunny weather . There was a good lounge room if the weather wasn't as nice to enjoy the view. The decor is a little dated but the view made up for it. It is a 5- 10 minute easy walk to town and to the Gordon river cruises . It was unfortunate that the two nights we booked the chef was sick so we weren't able to enjoy the restaurant - we ate at the pub which was busy but had good meals and the other night 42 degrees on the hill for Tapas which had a great view of a bay on a balmy night

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

My partner and I took my father on a road trip around Tasmania in late November, 2013 to celebrate his 70th birthday. Risby Cove in Strahan, was our first stop and was so great that is spoiled the rest of our trip, as we didn't want to leave and longed to be back there, everywhere else we went!
From the moment we arrived, the staff were friendly and accommodating - even giving dad a little gift for his 70th. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with fabulous, relaxing water views. Friendly and inquisitve ducks share the property, offering hours of entertainment. The onsite restaurant offered a great breakfast and each room comes with chocolates and port - making the nights just that little more comfortable! We highly recommend a stay at Risby Cove and look forward to a return visit ourselves!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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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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