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Meaney's Rest

68 Cradock Rd, Hawker, South Australia 5434 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 05/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Meaney's Rest
Updated 05/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Hawker
Built in the 1880's Meaney’s Rest is one of the oldest residential dwellings in Hawker. The original interior stonework highlighted by LED down lights reflects the majestic colours of the surrounding cliff faces within the local area. The original kitchen has been transformed into a relaxing outdoor room adjoining the barbecue area, with original fireplace and pressed tin ceilings. Even though the building is 1880's vintage, it maintains all modern amenities including an upgraded kitchen, bathroom with spa and modern furnishings. Free wifi, games console (retro Nintendo), Google Home devices and a selection of DVDs can help you while away the time if you so choose. Meaneys rest is central to all facilities including the Geoff Morgan art gallery and it’s famous panorama, local store, garage and local community gym. Spacious and comfortable this house is the perfect getaway to enjoy the magnificent Flinders Ranges. Under new management as of Sep 2017.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Clothes rack
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Michael N wrote a review Jul 2021
Adelaide, Australia61 contributions45 helpful votes
Amazing house with everything you need Evan able to take our dog ,it’s a short drive to all the best that the flinders has to offer ,the host Kevin and Vicki were fantastic the best hosts we’ve ever delt with , a great place to explore the flinders , a real little gem in the outback ,
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Kevin Cameron, Owner at Meaney's Rest
Responded 5 Sep 2021
A sincere thank you. It’s quite touching to see so many awesome reviews. Kind regards
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Christine F wrote a review Jul 2021
Strathalbyn, Australia60 contributions26 helpful votes
OMG we didnt want to leave. The house was so comfortable and clean. It has all the modern conveniences but still the charm of its 1880 history. We loved the personal touches that were supplied for us to enjoy. Meaney’s is in a great quiet location & within easy walking distance to all conveniences in Hawker. Kevin, Vicki & Barbara were a pleasure to deal with. We will certainly stay here again in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You will need more than a weekend here
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Response from Kevin Cameron, Owner at Meaney's Rest
Responded 5 Sep 2021
Thanks Christine! So glad you enjoyed your stay Vicki and Barbara spoke highly of you! Kind regards
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Caroline L wrote a review Jun 2021
Corlette, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
From the minute I communicated with the owner to book this I had high hopes for what we would find and my goodness I was not disappointed. Absolutely amazing. We were met by a lovely lady to give us keys and show us around this beautiful 150 year old stone cottage. Beautifully preserved and clean, but also they have managed to combine every modern convenience possible. From the google box in every room to the gigantic televisions, and heating in every room. Everything as clean as a whistle. I could go on but imagine your perfect home from home with everything you could have imagined provided and more!!! Wish we could have stayed longer the rest of our trip will never live up to Meaneys, and at an affordable price. Thanks so much
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Kevin Cameron, Owner at Meaney's Rest
Responded 5 Sep 2021
Thanks for much for your awesome review! Am so glad you enjoyed your time in Hawker and visiting Meaney’s Rest. Please visit again Kind regards
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David S wrote a review Mar 2021
53 contributions10 helpful votes
Kevin & Vicki are absolutely lovely people. The cottage was magnificent and was stocked so we wanted for nothing. The information provided in emails made our stay so much better. No surprises, everything laid out. Would gladly stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kevin Cameron, Owner at Meaney's Rest
Responded 14 Mar 2021
Thanks. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels
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Karen J wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater Adelaide, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our stay at Meaney’s Rest. Both owner Kevin and manager Vicki went above and beyond, literally saving us as we couldn’t get there due to road flooding! Beyond the exceptional service and communication, we would stay there again just based on the great accommodation. Everything was thought of, with lots of quirky and great touches. Beds were comfortable, fully stocked kitchen, close to an amazing restaurant and lots of space. Will be recommending this place to anyone who is going to the Flinders.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Kevin Cameron, Owner at Meaney's Rest
Responded 14 Mar 2021
Thank you for your kind review!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Meaney's Rest
Which popular attractions are close to Meaney's Rest?
Nearby attractions include Jeff Morgan Gallery (0.08 km) and Wilpena Panorama (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Meaney's Rest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Meaney's Rest?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Meaney's Rest?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Meaney's Rest?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Meaney's Rest?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flinders Food Co, Wilpena Pound Resort - Restaurant, and The Old Ghan Restaurant.
Is Meaney's Rest located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Hawker.
Are any cleaning services offered at Meaney's Rest?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Meaney's Rest?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Meaney's Rest?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Is Meaney's Rest accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.