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Meredith House and Mews
Ranked #1 of 8 Swansea B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 May 2012

We stayed at Meredith House over Easter and when shown the room, we were a little disappointed. Our room was small and a little outdated, reminiscent of B&B's in England. I know everyone raves about the breakfast but I thought it was average and made even less so when one of the hosts and some guests decided to pat the dog then go about breakfast touching the communal things without washing their hands. There is however an amazing restaurant down the road called The Banc. The food there was sensational!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2012

Thank you for taking time to submit your review; we are sorry that our B and B did not live up to your expectations. One of our rooms is smaller than the others, and for that reason is a room that we only let out during busy times such as Easter; or if we have to accommodate people who have booked late or have been sent to us from another B & B which has overbooked; which I think was the reason in this case. We are a heritage property so we cannot do much to alter the size of the rooms. Rather than 'outdated' , we feel that Meredith House is what it is, heritage accommodation furnished in a décor that suits the age and style of the property. We have added modern facilities such as en-suite bathrooms, free broadband and wifi access, and LCD TV's, but in its décor we prefer to be true to the heritage of the building; most of our guests delight in this decision. Our breakfast simply isn't just 'average', and I think your comment about it is influenced by your disappointment with the room size. As for patting the dog, we would always wash our hands after doing so, but if you state that one of us didn't do so on this occasion then we apologise and have decided in future to keep our dog out of the way of guests until breakfast is well and truly over. Once again, thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 2 May 2012

My partner and I stayed here just before Christmas and were delighted with a room upgrade upon arrival. It was a very comfortable room with a huge spa bath! The rooms were very clean and were serviced everyday we were there. We really enjoyed the free wifi, the extensive local area information guide was a great help. The previous reviews got us very excited for the breakfast and it definitely lived up to expectation. Not only were the breakfasts extensive, but the added touches of homemade, warm muffins that had been made that morning was a lovely touch. There were plenty left over for us to eat throughout the day. Noel and Neal were delightful and just added to the whole experience - both went out of their way to offer any assistance. We stayed on a rainy few days and the added touch of an umbrella left at our door was nice and very thoughtful. You can tell they truly care about their establishment and those who stay there. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2012

Thank you for your positive review, we certainly try to make people feel welcome, and the added touches are what we would expect to find in any establishment we stayed at.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Neal and Noel run the best B&B we have stayed at anywhere in the world.
Their welcoming attitude and accommodating ways with every request make them true hospitality geniuses. Noel's Breakfasts are to die for and you don't need lunch afterwards.
Thanks for another great weekend.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank annerob10
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macneal, Owner at Meredith House and Mews, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2012

it is always a pleasure to see you; thanks for staying with us and thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

... served in what's probably the best B&B in Australia. If you are traveling along the east coast of Tasmania, best plan for a stay at Meredith House in Swansea. Noel and Neal are your hosts and run the perfect B&B: spacious rooms, tastefully furnished and decorated, free WiFi (and even a desktop if you left your own device at home) and a breakfast, which is most likely the most lovingly and richest in all Australia - try the Super Juice and the cooked porridge. Lot's of advice on what to do and where to go - they will even book you a table at BANC (also highly recommended) for dinner. DON'T MISS IT.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

The breakfast alone is worth visiting this place for. For such a small establishment, the breakfasts were exceedingly grandiose. A choice of breakfast cereals, coffee or tea and tinned fruit was on the menu like every other place we visited. But then, there was the fresh fruit salad, yogurt, home made muesli, a porridge with fruit bake, a cooked breakfast made to your order, croissants to make the French cry out for, and daily changing muffins. This is the only place where guests were made to feel welcome taking a doggy bag away with them. Truly outstanding breakfasts.

Oh! Of course there is the enthralling Freycinet peninsula to visit - a joy in itself1

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We stayed 2 nights at Meredith House. It is clean, the room was good, and the proprietors were helpful. Breakfast was very good.
The location is a 5 minute walk to Swansea, which is a lovely town with good views, restaurants, and conveniences. Great location.
The major drawback is the bathrooms are tiny. They were added after the building was constructed, and the archetects did what they could to wedge bathrooms in. The shower is so small, don't drop the soap or you may not be able to pick it up. If you are very big, it will be a tight fit.
The hotel is very convenient to nearby wineries and good restaurants. It is a bit of a drive to the Freycinet National Park but not difficult during daylight hours.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

I'd come back here myself, and I'd recommend people to stay here. The rooms are pleasant, the hosts chatty. It also has a laid back feel, quite like the town itself.

I was up here with a couple of friend over the Easter period. It was quiet, and the breakfast was lovely. My friend book us into the place as he had a good experience over 4 years ago. I don't think he was disappointed this time either.

The hot breakfast is cooked to order, a selection of croissants, and hot cross buns was served (baked daily), with a selection of bircher muesli and baked porridge. There was a selection of fresh juices and teas available, and coffee.

I was tossing up on giving it a very good rating. I am in the view that if a place was rated excellent, there is no room for improvement. Because, I couldn't have expected more from my lovely stay at the Meredith House and Mews, I have ended up giving them an excellent overall rating.

I have nothing to fault the experience except for the fact that the rooms are a little dated. Perhaps its part of the charm. Perhaps.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: 15 Noyes St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Swansea
Price Range: £94 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Meredith House and Mews 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Meredith House is a heritage listed 1853 property located centrally in the beautiful seaside town of Swansea on the east coast of Tasmania, the perfect base from which to explore the Freycinet Region and all it has to offer, including Wineglass Bay and Maria Island. 11 en-suite rooms, four with spa bathrooms. Full breakfast is included in the tariff. Meredith House is renowned for its excellent service; we were voted the Peoples Choice at the 2006 Tasmanian Tourism Awards. ... more   less 
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