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“Meters from a beautiful beach and wildlife all around” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sails on Port Sorell

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Sails on Port Sorell
Ranked #3 of 4 Port Sorell B&B and Inns
2 reviews
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“Meters from a beautiful beach and wildlife all around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

We stayed for a couple of days in October. We found the hosts helpful and friendly and the accommodation very comfortable. For my partner and I we thought Port Sorell was a nice sleepy place to come back to after a day of exploring our surrounds.
There is so much to do within an hours drive from this location. We spent a day at cradle mountain and topped it off with a nice walk on the Port Sorell beach (just down the road). We had a seafood basket and mango prawns from Aqua down the road which was lovely! Our second day we went to Leven Canyon, Gunns Plains and lLwer Preston falls we found these nice short walks and beautiful places to visit. That night we had a BBQ before dark at the Narawntapu national park where we got so close to wild wombats, pademelons and possums it was an amazing experience! Our last day we unfortunately left sails and ended our time at Port Sorell by heading south towards Hobart. It was such a lovely place to stay exactly what we were looking for in accommodation and surroundings as we needed to chill after all our exploring and found it so easy to relax here. having the beach 2 mins walk away was more then we expected. I strongly recommend sails on port Sorell for those who don't want to be trapped right in the middle of chaos.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2011

We arrived here fairly late after a very long journey on the Spirit of Tassie but was still greeted warming by our gracious hosts. Sue took the time to tell us where to get dinner if we needed it, pointed out everything we would need in our room and also where the dvd collection was if we wanted to select some. The was a very nice complimentary breakfast basket in the room which was very spacious and clean. There were chocolates on the bed and the whole room was decorated extremely well. There were extra pillows, blankets and towels if needed as well as a draw that held a spare light bulb in case any had blown (a detail that none of the other places we stayed at had thought of). We were extremely happy to find that we had our own private courtyard with a clean BBQ and a private and secure parking spot for our car. All in all this was a fantastic place to stay and one of the best places that we stayed at during our 10 day trip around Tassie. We ended up returning at the end of our trip but stayed in a different room although it was to the same high standard as the last.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2011

Our host, Keith went far above and beyond to make sure we had everything we could want!! And he had a great music collection! Each apartment has it's own BBQ, in beautiful outside areas, special little complimentary things made us feel special and we were so comfortable that we just didn't want to leave!
Sails is so close to the beautiful beach, we booked this place because it was a short drive to the Spirit of Tasmania but we will be coming back and staying for a few days next time!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2011

Sails was nice and clean, well appointed and continental breakfast supplies were provided. We felt that our comfort and satisfaction were important to our hosts who went so far as to place a selection of chocolates on our bed.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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49 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2010

Received a very warm welcome from Sue and Keith, the owners. Check-in time is the normal 2.00 and we were very early, but they told us it would be ready by mid-day for us. We stayed in the "Pier Studio" which consisted of a bedroom, bathroom and dining/lounge area which could be closed off from the bedroom.
The place was spotless. Nice decor. Nice courtyard to sit in.
Continental breakfast was provided even though this wasn't stated in the price. Also a collection of DVD's are available at no charge.
An enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2010

We recently had a wonderful stay in Lighthouse Villa, as a family. The childrens playground is safe and a wonder for children to explore, with the Villa homely and clean. Sue and Keith certainly have prepared a lovely homely stay environment. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Central Coast, NSW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2009

Port Sorell, on the North coast of Tasmania is a hidden gem. The beach is beautiful and even in December (summer here in Australia), mostly empty. Fishing is said to be fantastic.

If you are looking for nightlife, this is not the place for you. If you are looking to relax for a couple of nights to break up your tour in Tasmania, I can highly recommend it.

There is one "resort" in the area, which reminds me more of an RSL. Apart from "Sails" there are several basic B&Bs in the area. "Sails" is a little higher specification that those.
There are two, about motel sized apartments and two larger ones. All with a fully equipped kitchen. For those with children, the larger apartments are a very cost effective option. We had the "Dolphin Room" apartment, with a double bed, kitchen and table and chairs in the one room and a separate en-suite bathroom. This is more than adequate as you will spend most of your time outdoors at the beach. There's even a kids play area with a boat to play on in the garden (by all accounts a real hit with the younger children, although none were there when we stayed).
The quality of fitments is modern, clean and functional - no complaints there - what you would normally expect in this kind of accommodation at this price.
The owners, a couple who took over the place about a year previously and have invested some time bringing it back up to pristine condition as it had been let down a little are very approachable and helpful in every way. Actually they're quite fun - you are made to feel very welcome.

No Complaints, for the price the room is what we would expect, the location is far better that we expected.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sails on Port Sorell
Address: 54 Rice St, Port Sorell, Tasmania 7307, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Port Sorell
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Port Sorell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sails on Port Sorell 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sails on Port Sorell Boutique Apartments provides a home away from home in each of its three unique, modern, self contained studio apartments, and stunning two bedroom villa. "Sails" is situated five houses from pristine beaches in Port Sorell on the Tasmania's North West Coast.Tourist information, advice and assistance are available at reception. "Sails" is the perfect base for day trips to discover what the North West Beaches, Devonport, Launceston and Cradle Country regions have to offer. ... more   less 
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