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    Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage

    1658 Gordon River Rd, Westerway, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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    1 Mar 2017
    “Wonderful stay at Platypus Cottage, Westerway”
    19 Jan 2017
    “Way overpriced for the amenities and condition of the property”
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    Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

    What a wonderful place to relax. All amenities and the river backs on to the cottage so a perfect haven for relaxing and fishing. Two bedrooms, nice little lounge, kitchen/dining, well appointed bathroom and back deck perfect for bbq and relaxing. Looking forward to a...More

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    Reviewed 19 January 2017

    Wish I'd read the reviews first. The short version: This cottage was renovated some time ago but unfortunately has not been maintained. Think of it like a slightly upscale camping experience. If you can get it for $100 / night in summer or $50 /...More

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    Reviewed 29 November 2016

    This place had no washing machine, no oven, no internet, nor proper fridge & TV set, impossible for wheelchair access. Such a basic place was being described as a high class holiday cottage. We were tricked by the misleading advertisement, spending $220/night.

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    Reviewed 24 April 2016

    The cottage was very clean and very quaint. Unfortunately on the main road even though it backs onto a river the cars kept coming till about 10pm at night. Need to take your own dinner unless you get to the local shop by 4pm otherwise...More

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    Response from Madala53, Owner at Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage

    Thank you so much for your review - glad you had a good time. Yes we are in a fairly remote location with a family of platypus, echidnas, kangaroos, lots of trout and very unspoiled by tourism. The TV has been replaced with a big...More

    Reviewed 11 April 2016

    Looking for the elusive platypus in the stream just behind the cottage. Couldn't see any in the morning. Saw an angler fishing for trout. The stream is so beautiful. Took some photographs. Shops were closed on public holidays.

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    Response from Madala53, Owner at Platypus Playground Riverside Cottage

    Thank you so much for your lovely review - glad you had such a great time. I hope you saw your platypus. Hopefully see you next time round. cheers Rob

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    "Overpriced for the condition!!!!!"
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    "Bring your own supplies! Move the TV from the 2nd bedroom to the hallway if you want to use the TV which was..."
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    "This is a cottage not a hotel but the one you get will be wonderful."
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