Ratings based on 109 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Adelaide

Beautiful old house beside the beach

Posted Jan 15, 2018
Lovely staff very helpful. Very peaceful stay, excellent breakfast, dinner was really good but the service very slow.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 17, 2018 by Hawley, Hotel Management
Thanks Greg, happy to hear you had a relaxing stay
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sydney

Great stay

Posted Dec 23, 2017
Lovely views from the room, super comfy bed, staff were really lovely. Overall a relaxing and great stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 23, 2017 by Hawley, Hotel Management
Thankyou for your lovely comments :)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful character by the beach

Posted Nov 7, 2017
Gorgeous buildings and gardens to explore, was great for entertaining the bub. Easy access to stable rooms and quiet/private setting. Rooms themselves are comfortable and full of beautiful details.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 12, 2017 by Hawley, Hotel Management
Thankyou, we enjoyed having you to stay!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 15, 2017 on Hotels
We had such a great time. Beautiful food, ambience, gardens, beach, lovely atmosphere. Can't wait to visit again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 22, 2017 by Sophie, Hotel Management
Fantastic thank you, look forward to your next visit!
5 out of 5
by Caleb

Best Stay ever

Posted Jul 10, 2017 on Hotels
Can't believe i can stay at a heritage and surrounded by a lovely garden. Highly recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 22, 2017 by Sophie, Hotel Management
Thanks Caleb, we really enjoyed having your family to stay!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sydney Australia

Beautiful house and gardens close to the beach

Posted Apr 18, 2017 on Wotif
We loved our stay here with great views, grand and comfortable room, excellent food, wine and service. Great walking trails along the foreshore. Beautiful gardens and lots of birds for the bird watchers.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Avid Travellers from NSW Australia

Beautiful setting and Fresh Air, Terrible Room

Posted Mar 4, 2017
Pros: The Restaurant/Breakfast Room in contrast was cared for and the dinner we had there was very good and the staff very pleasant.
Cons: The Hotel accommodation with some genuine TLC, proper supervision in terms of cleaning and upgrading the decor whilst still maintaining its heritage
Location: A beautiful part of the world. Visited local vineyard, superb wines, a lovely interlude overlooking the vines drinking great coffee, great fresh air.
The property is listed as Heritage and in this respect we knew what to expect in terms of decor. However, it felt old and neglected and the woodwork in general was dusty on the walls, ceilings, window sills and furniture. The sheets were microfibre/polyester which can cause great discomfort to people who suffer from skin allergies and inflammation. After a lifetime of travel this was the first experience of anything other than cotton sheets in a Hotel. The memorabilia and photographs hanging on the bedroom walls and in the corridors were also dust collectors and lacked the attention to detail which would inspire one to be interested in. After travelling all day the room was not an inviting place to relax, rest one's head and enjoy a good night's sleep. The cost of staying in this Hotel was comparable to others in Tasmania during our road holiday, however it fell short of many others.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2017 by Hawley, Hotel Management
It is great to hear that you managed to enjoy our "beautiful setting, very pleasant staff and very good dinner". We are dismayed you did not like your room and chose not to talk to us about this at the time so that an alternative could have been offered. As advertised, we are a 140 year old family home set on a 400 acre property, and it does not sound like this is the type of accommodation most suited to your personal preferences. Microfibre sheets are Hotel grade hypoallergenic and eco-friendly which we have just trialled in combination with cotton sheets. Thankfully, the vast majority of our customers love and appreciate the charms of the property, as demonstrated by the previous review below - chalk and cheese!
5 out of 5
by Trevor

Top spot for a couple nights near the ferry.

Posted Feb 28, 2017 on Hotels
Delightful hotel. Quaint, quirky and quite charming. We had a "suite" room (a nice large room but just the one room) with magnificent views and a small balcony. Great dinner and breakfast. Extensive, rambling gardens which are superb. Ideal stopover pre and post ferry but do yourself a favour and stay more than one night. Staff were attentive and efficient and also charming.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks Trevor for your lovely comments, we hope to see you again soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Mount Macedon

Great place to stay if you want something unusual.

Posted Feb 13, 2017 on Wotif
Pros: Its location, history and quirky charm.
Cons: The art work is not to everyone's taste but hey, so what?
Location: Short walk to the beach.
Welcoming staff, idilic location and great food make for a very relaxing stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 23, 2017 by HH, Hotel Management
Thanks for your great feedback Guy! We agree that art to everyone's taste does not make for good art, we have a wide variety so most people can find something that appeals to them :)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 13, 2017
Cons: Hawley House is a family operated business; personally I'd like to see the gardens made tidier but I do understand that gardeners are not employed.
Location: Beautiful location in a quiet, private setting, very close to the beach. The seaside town of Hawley is delightful.
Very pleasant stay in beautiful surroundings, close to the beach.