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“Nice spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Risby Cove

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Risby Cove
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Strahan
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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52 reviews
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“Nice spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2007

I stayed at Risby Cove in late April. It is a lovely hotel with beautiful views over the water. It is very relaxed.

The only complaint I had was that we weren't able to eat in the hotel's restaurant the night we arrived. It turns out you have to book in advance. Well, we didn't arrive in Strahan until 5.30pm so it is a little hard to book before we arrived! They did however deliver the meals to our room but it would have been nice to eat in the restaurant.

A warning when you are outside too...watch out for the local geese. They are feisty!

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The restaurant not being available for hotel guests!
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2007

Stayed 2 nights and should have stayed three. A huge 1 BR on the second floor actually ON Macquarie Harbour with a five minute walk to the town center. A like new accomodation. Great service. Excellent restaurant.

  • Liked — location & view
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2007

Whilst we did not stay overnight at Risby Cove, we toured the art gallery and ate in the restaurant.
The Gallery is interesting and showcases many local artists work - primarily in timber.
The restaurant has excellent views over the Strahan harbour, the table floor plan is such that most can take in the view.
However, the food is average and the service is shocking!
Our order was taken with little explanation of the menu and even less enthusiasm from the staff.
Two of us ordered the same entree and when one order arrived we waited and waited for the second. Eventually I approached the bar area as the staff were not attentive to our motioning to them. I asked where the second entree was and was curtly informed that it was all on the one plate - for both of us! This did at least explain the size of the dish.
Wine was chosen and the main meal was delivered, one dish deemed inedible because of the quality of the meat and the sauce it was smeared in. The other two were adequate.
But the best was yet to come, half way through our meal the bill was delivered! Not only that but the waitress began to clear our table! Minutes later the waitress returned to our table and apologized and explained that the bill was actually for the table behind us. In complete disbelief we hurriedly finished and prepared to leave. Two of our party left in disgust, I approached the bar in order to settle our account. The waitress asked if we had enjoyed our meal, I explained no not really and suggested to her she pay attention to her job.
There was no discount nor real aplogy offered for our dissapointing evening. Clearly I will not go there again.

Stayed January 2007
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Additional Information about Risby Cove

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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