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Waterloo Inn Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Swansea
Wokingham
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58 reviews
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“Freindly hotel”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We stayed at the Waterloo for one night while on a whistle stop tour of Tasmania. When we arrived the hotel had suffered a power cut (due to local bush fires) but we were assured that a meal would be available for us even if it was just salad!!! I have to say that the staff did much better than that and we had a lovely hot meal in the Dining Room.

The hotel itself does not look very inspiring (rather 1970's); our rooms were of average size and were clean and comfortable. All had a view of the beach and Tasmania's wonderful coastline.

The staff were extremely friendly, informative and helpful and we really enjoyed our visit

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

Swansea was a one night stopover on a round trip of Tasmania. The Waterloo Inn is a 50's - 60's style Inn with not much appeal on the outside. Set on the water front looking out over the bay toward Coles Bay. This is what seems to be a family run business is staff friendly and has a very warm appeal about it. The bar and restaurant area is roomy and yet cosy. You are made to feel welcome at all times. All rooms seem to have a water view and are well kept. This is an Inn and don’t expect too much as Swansea is a small coastal town and it seems most travellers heading to north east Tasmania from Hobart, would drive straight through. As they say, Stop and Smell the Roses from time to time, you may find more than you expect.
Stop in and visit for a night, kick your feet up and take in the atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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london
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Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as a stopover travelling through to Hobart. We had a twin room which was a double and a single on the ground floor. It was quite basic and the brick walls made it feel slightly like we were in prison but it was perfectly adequate! It had the best wifi connection we had come across on our travels though which was a bonus! It also had one of the best showers I had used so far! The room opened out onto an amazing view (see pic) which was very pleasant in the morning. It was quiet and peaceful too. Be warned-Swansea itself seemed to shut at 8.30pm so we struggled to find food! Luckily a fish and chip shop that was closing sold us some salads and pies which we ate in our brick walled room with plastic cutlery which didn't really help the prison vibe!!! But it was a fine place to stay if passing through.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013

We booked via the internet for a standard room, they had no record of our booking, luckily I had brought a copy of the confirmation booking email with me, because of this, we were upgraded to a sea view room straight away.

The room we had was dated and could do with refurbishing, but had everything one needed and was clean.

The one downside of our visit was that the restaurant was not open, in fact in Swansea, there were only 2 restaurants open on that evening, one opposite and one about 1km away, being the peak season, we thought this a little strange.

The staff were very friendly and helpful which made for a pleasant overnight stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We booked a standard 'non-view' room for $95 (breakfast not included), however our third floor room had a balcony with sea views. The room and linen were exceptionally clean, only fault I noticed was some minor grout staining in the bathroom. Reception stayed open for a late check in and were very helpful. Had a great night's sleep even though it was a windy night with waves crashing against the shore and some loose roofing iron making a racket.
Be aware that this hotel has outdoor stairs, could not recommend upper floors in wet weather.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

OK. Maybe not absolutely awful but as close as I would like to get. Expensive room..one of the most expensive of our trip. For that we got - 2 flights of outdoor metal steps with no lift, no aircon, couldnt open window because the ceiling tiles rattled, disgusting old decor with mouldy old smell...yuk!!! Swansea itself is also completely misable. In our whole Tassie trip this was by far the worst place, the worst accomodation and the worst value - advise you to keep going through Swansea and get to Richmond or Hobart....you honestly dont want to stay here

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

We were the only guests in the hotel for two nights. The owner was waiting for us when we arrived and was helpful and friendly. The room was jaded but clean and comfortable, it was serviced well without fanfare. The setting of the hotel was just a few metres from the beach, Coles Bay. It was also very close to a golf course and bowling green. The town is very sleepy and early attendance at the restaurants was a must.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Waterloo Inn Hotel
Address: 1A Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Swansea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterloo Inn Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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