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Redcliffe House
Ranked #5 of 8 Swansea B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Redcliffe House is comfy, warm and luxurious. We only stayed for one night. We are the only guests. Though we arrived late at night, Gail gave us a warm welcome. The breakfast was made-to-order. The eggs were fresh eggs from their own farm. Bread was home-made. It was absolutely different from the breakfast we had in cafe. Molly, the sheep dog, was so friendly that I highly recommend to families who have children to go along with. Gail is such a good designer that the decor inside the rooms and kitchen make you feel like at home. Gail and Nigel guided us around the site. It was so beautiful. I regret that I had not stayed longer there.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Absolutely marvellous hosts, beautiful accommodation, great breakfast and an all round fantastic B&B. After two weeks of staying in B&B's while travelling around Tassie, Redcliffe House was definitely our favourite. Sincere thanks to Gail and Nigel for accommodating us at short notice and in such a charming manner.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

I stayed here in April, just as the weather was getting colder. The room was very cosy and warm, and had everything we could want for. It was a large room, and very comfortable. The bathroom on the other hand was very small, but did the trick. The owners were very friendly, and gave us lots of great tips and ideas for local sightseeing. I also had the best scrambled eggs for breakfast I've eaten in ages. I thought it was good value, and I can recommend this B&B.

Room Tip: I only saw the one room, but it was great.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Redcliffe13569, Owner at Redcliffe House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Thank you for your review, you were very kind.
We are glad the ensuite did the trick even though it was small.
We try to include everything in our ensuites so our guests feel like they are lacking nothing, like shampoo, cond, makeup pads, ear buds, shower caps etc.
Thanks again.

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Recliffe House is an old mansion converted into a B&B. It is not like a traditional hotel. Our room, on the ground floor, was enormous with a four poster bed and quaint decor. It was cold weather when we arrived but the room was so warm and cosy. The little ensuite was perfectly adequate with fabulously hot hot water, and the dining room was quiet with a nice homey kind of feel where we found it easy to chat with the other guests. There was a delicious made-to-order breakfast and I was grateful for the absence of a crappy buffet.
It doesn't feel like a hotel at all; you feel more like a guest in a peaceful country manor. The gardens and surrounding property is rural and lovely with a variety of wild and domestic animals. It's private, intimate and relaxing. The hosts were lovely and have considered every detail of their guests needs, even preparing a folder with the menus of the local restaurants. I thought the place was really good value and wish I could have stayed longer. It's not really suitable for children and there are only a handful of rooms, but it makes for a great romantic getaway for people who can appreciate the peace and quiet of a rural destination.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms are lovely and surprisingly private.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Redcliffe13569, Owner at Redcliffe House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Hello again
Thank you for your kind review.
We are very pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable. It makes our work all the more satisfying when we receive such a fantastic review as yours is.
We try very had to try and make our guest feel at home and to feel they can relax and just enjoy what Redcliffe House has to offer.
Thank you again
Gail and Nige

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Stayed 2 nights in early May in this B & B a little way out of Swansea.Room was very large with a really comfy bed but a small cold bathroom.The 1st floor room had lovely views of the mature gardens & the array of animals living there including Bobby the sheep.The room was bathed in sunshine in the mornings and with 2 lovely sunrises it was a lovely room to stay in as the days get colder in Tassie. The breakfast on offer was nice with the highlight being the homemade bread.This is a good base to visit Coles Bay & the Freycinet Peninsula on the beautiful East Coast.

Room Tip: Top floor front are the warmer rooms
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Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Redcliffe13569, Owner at Redcliffe House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Thank you for your lovely review.
We are very please that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Yes the sun pours into the Walnut and Hawthorn rooms in the morning and the Wisteria room in the afternoon.
The rooms are well heated and the bathrooms have heaters as well which you may have not seen, as our lovely winters are cool but usually quite sunny here on the East Coast.
Our breakys are pretty nice and our bread is yummy, hopefully they keep our guests' tummies satisfied for their trek over to Freycinet and Wine Glass Bay.
Thank you again
Cheers Gail and Nigel

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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Redcliffe House is a nice old house set in quiet, extensive gardens and, as other reviewers have said consistently, Gail and Nigel are fine hosts. However, in my view it's overpriced. We stayed in the period-style Garden Room. While pleasant enough, it has a 'bathroom' tacked-on to it in which there is barely enough room to turn around; and the plastic-floored shower has no room in which to turn around. The Garden Room's four-poster bed looks lovely but it creaks with literally every move, so sleep can be hard to come by. Finally, we settled down, but 6.00 am is homecoming time for the possum that resides in one of the walls! Like us, it took a while to settle - about forty minutes. An hour later we were woken by guests entering the (very small) dining room across the corridor from us! Breakfast was pleasant, as other reviewers have said. We mentioned the possum episode to Gail, who replied that it was probably rats and that they're quite clean! Gail and Nigel clearly work hard to maintain this old property and to make guests feel welcome - which we did. However, around $90 per head is just too expensive for accommodation of this quaity.

Room Tip: We didn't see any other room - maybe the others are better.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Redcliffe13569, Owner at Redcliffe House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your stay with us was not satisfactory. Firstly your room was one of the convict built cottages and yes the ensuite (not bathroom) was "tacked on" as you described it, some years ago, as an addition to the cottage, as there were no bathing vacilities in 1835. The Bathroom has been renovated with all new fittings but as we are 1 1/2 hours from a city we could not get anyone to upgrade our shower enclosures unless they came and did all of our 5 rooms together which was quite costly. Most of our guests stay overnight and until now the ensuite has been quite satisfactory. Secondly the bed is a timber four poster and does squeak as all old timber beds do, and again no one has had a problem with it. Thirdly we don't have possums in the walls, funny, we have starlings sometimes, and as I remember you actually mentioned that you get rats in your walls and that they eat your wiring. Our dining room is "warm and cosy" but so far everyone has loved it. We have just returned from our winter holidays and we stayed in 3 through to 5 star and we feel that we do offer something different and is definately worth a stay. Again we are sorry you were disappointed .

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Reviewed 17 March 2013

A great, delightful place to stay. Gail and Nigel are wonderful hosts, with nothing too much trouble. The rooms are comfortable and the breakast cooked by Nigel was excellent.
We will certainly stay there again when visting the East Coast of Tasmania.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 13569 Tasman Hwy, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
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Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Swansea
Price Range: £81 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Redcliffe House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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