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Mt Lyell Anchorage

17 Cutten Street, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467 Australia
Paragon Theatre
Traveller (31)
Comfy lounge area
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SARAH ISLAND- GORDON RIVER CRUISE
Pool & Beach (3)

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5.0
#2 of 2 B&Bs in Queenstown
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Mt Lyell Anchorage, Queenstown's finest B&B and self-contained accommodation is the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring the countryside on your way to Tasmania's Western Wilderness. Luxurious comfort and style with a homely feel. Gorgeous bespoke bathrooms, comfortable beds, a stylish mix of period and new furniture, quality inclusions and a friendly host, always available to assist in making your time in Queenstown pleasant and memorable. Situated in the centre of the township, you will be close to cafes, hotels, supermarkets, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Paragon Theatre, Galley Museum and all town facilities. The "Anchorage" main house is over 115 years old and has been fully renovated to compliment the original features. With magnificent pressed tin ceilings, lovely timber panelling and fireplaces it has 4 individual rooms with private bathrooms, as well as a full kitchen and lounge/dining room with a cosy wood fire to relax and mingle with other guests. New plush carpet, paint and plantation shutters throughout in August 2014 has given the house a lovely warm, homely feel. Sleeps up to 10. We also cater for those who prefer self-contained accommodation. Built in the early 1960's to house mine workers these 2 cottages are perfect for small families or groups. "Waratah Cottage" is right next door to "Anchorage" and has been completely renovated in Dec 2013. It has 2 bedrooms, bathroom with walk-in shower and kitchenette/lounge room. One Queen Bed and 2 King Single beds. Sleeps up to 4 "Tea Tree Bungalow "sits next door to Waratah Cottage and has 2 bedrooms, 2 shower cubicles and full kitchen facilities in the large dining/lounge/kitchen room. Renovated in 2010 it has 2 Queen Beds and sleeps up to 4.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Sonja L wrote a review Mar 2020
Blackmans Bay, Australia342 contributions84 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A trip to Queenstown for a family celebration required accommodation for 2 couples and one of the restored cottages at The Anchorage fit the bill perfectly.

The cottage situated on the edge of a productive kitchen garden was well equipped with breakfast supplies laid on. The two queen sized bedrooms were warm and comfortable with a spacious lounge to relax in. The fit out was quite retro with all the comforts of home.

The host Joy invited us over to the Paragon Theatre, another of her renovation projects, for a drink at the bar. There are films screened to be viewed from comfy leather couches up in the Dress Circle and simple meals to be enjoyed here as well. The floor is quite something to behold and do explore the building further to imagine what it was like in its hey day back in the early 1930's.

Centrally located for wanders around this historic mining town and close to the West Coast Wilderness Railway station for a ride on the steam train to Strahan 35 kms away. The main house also offers comfortable queen size bedrooms with a common kitchen for breakfast preparation.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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cathmc2018 wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ll be honest - we weren’t expecting much from a mining town and just thought of it as a convenient stop off point. But the mountainous terrain around Queenstown is visually stunning! The accommodation was great value for money and we thoroughly enjoyed dinner and an old black and white movie at a restored historic theatre (also operated by the hosts of Mt Lyell Anchorage) with comfy leather couches and snuggly blankets. It was a unique experience. We’d come back here for sure, to do the train ride to Strahan and a Gordon River rafting tour.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tony L wrote a review Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia54 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Huon room with its full size bath is a treat. A very large bedroom that was well equipped and included comfortable arm chairs, sofa and a table. A well appointed common kitchen and lounge room complimented the package. Off street undercover parking is available.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Huon room has a Bay window
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PushkinWillow wrote a review Apr 2021
Newstead, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dark room. Dingy lighting. Heavy sheets and blankets. Had to fill the jug via the shower. Hugely overpriced at $180 per night. Insulting "breakfast" consisting of 2 slices of bread, 2 small portions of butter and 2 small portions of jam. "Joy" was anything but. Glad to get away. Will never visit again and will advise others not to.
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Date of stay: April 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't stay here
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Response from Joy Chappell, Owner at Mt Lyell Anchorage
Responded 26 Apr 2021
I must say, I find this review confusing, not least because I have no record of you staying at my property. However, I would like to respond to your comments, just to set a few details straight. I have 3 rooms which I charge $180 for. All are painted a nice light green colour with 12 ft high white ceilings and white window trims. We have normal ceiling lights and bedside reading lights as well as good lighting and windows in the en-suites. We don't have blankets on our beds. We do have light cotton sheets, medium weight doonas with very light covers and a light cotton coverlet on the top. If you found these too heavy perhaps you could have removed the coverlet or the doona to be more comfortable. With the electric blanket and the very good and quiet panel heating in the rooms you would have been warm enough to do so. Perhaps you could have filled the kettle from the basin sink, with the little jug provided? I have to wonder why you would book a room costing $180 if you are then going to complain about the price. There are plenty of cheaper options nearby. I'm sorry that the complimentary breakfast provisions weren't to your liking. Perhaps you should have accepted the offer of cereal if the toast, tea & coffee weren't going to be enough for you? With standard portions of butter and jam to go with each piece of bread, the best quality bread we can get, you were quite welcome to ask for more. I am rarely more than 100metres from the property and can always be reached by phone. I can't speak for my mood that day as I have no idea when, or if, you stayed. Perhaps you arrived after 6pm without letting me know in advance as is mentioned on all booking confirmations, and caught me in the middle of dinner service at our cinema/restaurant? I am glad you managed to get away safely and if I had any idea who you are I would probably be happy to never accept a booking from you again anyway. Best of luck with your future bookings. Cheers "Joy"
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Barry H wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A warm welcome with a choice of breakfast provisions provided.
Situated amongst a lovely cottage garden and easy walking distance to pub and APT railway.
Cottage very comfortable for 4 adults .
Joy even offered up a free tour of the historic Paragon theatre which was much enjoyed and appreciated.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Marie wrote a review Mar 2022
Murgon, Australia92 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Tea Tree Bungalow. Very clean and quiet. Lovely and warm and very nice showers.
Joy came over on our arrival and was very pleasant.
We were asked if we needed anything when we arrived and I said no not expecting that there would not even be the basic of coffee or salt. Certainly know that I could have phoned and Joy would have brought it over, just mentioning for future visitors so they can request.
Very cute little vege garden.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jonathan C wrote a review Jan 2024
Egham, United Kingdom900 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in The Tea Tree bungalow for a few days as part of a recent visit to Tasmania. The owner, Joy, was a pleasure to deal throughout the booking process and when we arrived. The bungalow had a couple of bedrooms, a bathroom with 2 showers, a decent sized sitting room and dining area and a well appointed kitchen. Good location, and Queenstown is a great place to explore the local area from. We went on a Roam Wild trip to Kelly Basin so we could walk to Pillinger (arranged by Joy) and be sure to check out what is going on in the Paragon Theatre when staying with them.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MAW wrote a review Jan 2023
Melbourne, Australia345 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
12 months before our trip Joy was very generous with her time and local knowledge helping with must dos etc. Joy has a great setup with separate accommodation, all on the same block loving restored. Homey inside with a great bed and shower pressure
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rebecca G wrote a review Sept 2021
Brisbane, Australia69 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely, cosy little B&B. And what a lovely welcoming host is Joy!
Really enjoyed our stay here, only a short walk to the empire hotel for dinner, which was equally great. Only slight criticism I would have is.... I wish the breakfast was a little more than cereal and toast. Would definitely stay again, and would recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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o5brock2016 wrote a review May 2010
Arundel, Australia125 contributions22 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a hidden gem, this B&B is. Mt Lyell Anchorage is a beautifully and thoughtfully restored old mine managers residence dating back to 1896. The beautiful old fireplaces have been uncovered and timber stripped back showing all the old period features of years ago. As well as fireplaces in the bedrooms, lounge and bathroom off the master bedroom, all rooms have central heating and electric blankets. Lovely bathrobes await you and even the finest touches with lavender scattered over the central heating and fresh flowers add that really homely touch. The hostess couldn't have been more helpful and organised our booking for the Gordon River Cruise that leaves from nearby Strachan. The kitchen is well and truly equipped to cater for all your needs with plenty of breakfast provisions for all. It was so nice to come home after a day out exploring to relax in the lounge infront of the fire (wood well stocked up). A BBQ is also outside for a relaxed evening meal and the supermarket only a block away for extra provisions. We truly thought Mt Lyell Anchorage was our home away from home. Queenstown is the largest town on the Tasmanian West Coast and is home to the Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Company and the West Coast Wilderness Railway. There are great walks to be had as well as trout fishing in the surrounding lakes. The township of Queenstown was originally developed to service the surrounding copper mines and is located in the Queen River Valley. We are glad we stayed here instead of at Strachan, as Strachan only has the wharf area where you catch the boats for the Gordon River Cruises, something that must be on your to do list when visiting this part of Tasmania. I would highly recommend this B&B for its charming atmosphere and friendliness of the hostess who couldn't do enough for you, and we will definately stay there again when next in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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maxandspot asked a question Dec 2018
Australia234 contributions93 helpful votes
Is it air conditioned?
Answer from Joy C
Hi there, Our average summer day rarely reaches above 25deg so for the rare days that cooling is needed I provide fans for each room. Best regards Joy
PushkinWillow wrote a tip Apr 2021
Newstead, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here"
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Tony L wrote a tip Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia54 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Huon room has a Bay window"
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blander wrote a tip Mar 2019
Forth, Australia27 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are very comfortable."
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ChuckGoldCoast wrote a tip Apr 2018
Gold Coast36 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"range of rooms, single rooms to self-contained cottages. We chose a 2 bedroom self-contained cottage."
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MimiNSW wrote a tip Mar 2018
Wentworth Falls, Australia102 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a self-contained 2 bedroom cottage so the 'hotel' categories above are not really appropriate."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mt Lyell Anchorage
Which popular attractions are close to Mt Lyell Anchorage?
Nearby attractions include Eric Thomas Galley Museum (0.3 km), The Paragon Theatre (0.08 km), and Queenstown Railway Station (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mt Lyell Anchorage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mt Lyell Anchorage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mt Lyell Anchorage?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mt Lyell Anchorage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tracks Cafe, J J's Coffee Lounge, and The Empire Hotel.
Is Mt Lyell Anchorage located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Queenstown.
Are there any historical sites close to Mt Lyell Anchorage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Queenstown Railway Station (0.2 km).
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