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Panorama Hotel St Helens

1 Quail St, St Helens, Break O'Day, Tasmania 7216 Australia
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The Panorama Hotel is an absolute waterfront venue with 60 accommodation rooms, four conference and function rooms, along with The Panorama Bistro and magnificent Deck. We also offer a heated inground swimming pool, secure mountain bike storage, and large carpark. Whether you’re here on holidays, for work, an event or the world class mountain biking, it’s the perfect location for your next trip to Tassie’s East Coast. Our hotel is located right on the edge of Georges Bay in St Helens with stunning views, and within walking distance to the main street, a 10-minute drive to the Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay, the famous Peron sand dunes at Akaroa and Lease 65 oyster farm, or you can ride-in-ride-out to some of the world's best mountain bike trails. The Panorama Hotel is under new ownership and management from December 2023, with many improvements already underway and we are excited to share this wonderful location with our guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Internet
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jennie S wrote a review Mar 2024
St Helens, Australia22 contributions9 helpful votes
New owners are doing amazing things with this venue. The place looks wonderful and fresh and clean. We hosted a dinner for 17 people recently and were very well looked after. We arrived to find a beautifully set long table with white cloths flowers and tea lights. (totally unexpected). Previous staff have also returned which was great to see. Everyone enjoyed all of their meals which were well cooked and extremely generous in size. (Oysters Kilpatrick seemed to be favourite.) Excellent value for money. Well done to all the staff. I reckon we will all return on a regular basis.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good morning and many thanks for taking the time to write such a kind and very pleasing review. We are all so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and found the restaurant and the service great. Our staff are trying so hard to rebuild the hotel's reputation and your kind words are all the reward we need. Warmest regards from all the management and staff here at the Panorama Hotel.
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Seaview wrote a review Mar 2024
Elanora, Australia44 contributions2 helpful votes
On its way to great renovations being done. Deck out to the water lovely for drinks and dinner. The dining room beautifully done with a big fireplace and good food and service. They just need to fix the gardens up and fill the hallways with more painting prints etc. Hallways a bit squeaky walking down them.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Peter Charlton, General Manager at Panorama Hotel St Helens
Responded 14 Mar 2024
Hi Isla, and many thanks for this wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed the fantastic deck and restaurant with its amazing views. As part of the hotel renovations all the grounds are being landscaped and new gardens etc. We certainly hope to see you again very soon.
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CC S wrote a review Mar 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
King suite. Comfy bed! Perhaps a bit pricey for what it was. Reception lady was helpful and friendly. Easy and free onsite parking. No airconditioning in the room, but there was a little fan and heater in the wardrobe. The onsite restaurant/bistro: Food was underwhelming.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 14 Mar 2024
Good morning, and many thanks for taking the time to write your review. As the new owners (effective 22/12/23) we greatly appreciate the comments and acknowledge the lack of air conditioning - we are in the process of installing these and working very hard to restore the property back to its former glory. Kindest Regards from the Management and Staff.
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Difromsouthsea wrote a review Mar 2024
Portsmouth, United Kingdom149 contributions32 helpful votes
This hotel is well situated close to the centre of St Helens and a good base for visiting the Bay of Fires. We had a lovely big room with a balcony overlooking the water - it was worth paying extra for this. The room did feel a bit empty - perhaps it needs a sofa in it. We ate dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant - the food was good but there was a very limited choice for vegetarians. Overall we’d stay here again as it’s clear the new owners are updating and improving the hotel so some of the big open spaces will soon be filled with more furniture etc.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Charlton, General Manager at Panorama Hotel St Helens
Responded 5 Mar 2024
Hi Di and many thanks for your kind review. We are so glad you had a great stay with us and got to enjoy the restaraunt and bar etc. We will continue to renovate and improve all the rooms and open shared spaces and hope you have a safe trip home. Warmest regards from the management and staff at the Panorama Hotel.
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Meyer C wrote a review Feb 2024
Albury, Australia20 contributions19 helpful votes
Just spent two nights at Panorama. The new lawns were being installed and the pool was also being prepared for use again. I was informed that further upgrades were being organized for the future by the new management team/owners. The deck on the restaurant was amazing and the restaurant's meals were nice. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the balcony was a bonus. Ample parking and close to town. I'm going to give a shout-out to the receptionist, Courtney, who was so welcoming and friendly. I felt the room rates were very reasonable. Hopefully, with the new upgrades, air conditioning will be installed as it was unbearably hot on one of the days/nights we stayed. Otherwise, a highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Peter Charlton, General Manager at Panorama Hotel St Helens
Responded 25 Feb 2024
Many thanks for the wonderfull and kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and rest assured air conditioners will be fitted to the rooms this year. Warmest regards from the management and staff, and we hope to see you back at ther hotel soon.
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The Rooks wrote a review Feb 2024
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We were sceptical due to previous reviews, but these do not reflect the new owners. We had an excellent meal here whilst staying in St Helens. The spring roll starter, Beef Teriyaki and Prawn Linguine were absolutely superb, as were our choice of local wine and beer. We had a table at the window with fantastic views across the bay. Peter and his wife only took ownership at Christmas 2023, and they, and their staff, couldn’t have been more welcoming or friendly. Please give them a chance!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 25 Feb 2024
Many thanks for this wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and the food and drinks. Guests love the deck and the magnificient water views, and we certianly hope to see you back at the hotel very soon. Kindest regards from the management and staff.
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Susan G wrote a review Feb 2024
7 contributions8 helpful votes
Dinner at Panorama Hotel with friends and our beautiful hosts from Queechy Motel. Oysters, locally grown, plump and succulent. Best oysters I have ever had in Tassie. Quick and professional service with a smile. Food was reasonably priced, exceptional service, a quality meal. Drinks were made with flair and great knowledge of Tasmanian made whiskeys and ciders. Indoor elegance and outdoor panoramic views, spoilt for choice. Beautiful large fire and comfortable lounges. Located on the bay, magnificent scenery whilst we enjoyed the evening sunshine, pelicans floating by and relaxing music in the background. 😁
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Charlton, General Manager at Panorama Hotel St Helens
Responded 18 Feb 2024
Hi Susan, WOW what a great review. Thanks so much. We as so pleased you enjoyed dinner and drinks with us and got to experience the service, unique setting and magnificent views from the deck. We certainly hope to see you again very soon. Warmest regards from the management and staff.
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Vacation299035 wrote a review Feb 2024
sydney3 contributions
Lovely place with very warm and welcoming staff, especially Lisa behind the bar. The Deck is a great spot to enjoy a drink/meal. The new owners have a lot of work to do to bring this place back to life, once this is done the Panorama will be a great place to visit again
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Charlton, General Manager at Panorama Hotel St Helens
Responded 16 Feb 2024
Good afternoon, and many thanks for taking the time to write your kind review. As the new owners we greatly appreciate the wonderful comments and acknowledge the amount of work in front of us. However to date the changes made are having a real impact. We are going to be progressively renovating all rooms also including air conditioning the rooms. Kindest Regards from the Management and Staff.
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Lynnette58 wrote a review Feb 2024
Hobart, Australia45 contributions69 helpful votes
I stayed in Room 45 with rooms overlooking the garden. Rooms on the other side overlook the bay and morning sunrise. All rooms have a balcony with patio furniture As an older (70 year) woman travelling alone without transport to visit family and friends in St Helens, the Panorama provided me with a perfect location. Initially, location was the prime motivation behind my booking. That said, the whole experience exceeded any (limited) expectations I may have had. I booked directly with the hotel. Communication regarding my booking following this was excellent. On arrival, check in was seamless. The evening meal was excellent (fish of the day for me, steak for my elderly aunt who joined me). Room 45 was spacious, spotlessly clean and had all the facilities for a comfortable stay. Lots of natural light, lovely quiet sheltered balcony and good lighting for nighttime. The bathroom was a little dated but again spotlessly clean. Generous number of good quality white fluffy towels. There were two large double beds with fresh, crisp white sheets. The bed was extremely comfortable. The room was very soundproof and I heard nothing from nearby rooms although many were occupied. Breakfast was excellent value and should cater for most guests in my opinion. The range from ‘tea and toast’ through ‘eggs any style’ to the ‘big breakfast’ option should satisfy guest expectations for this type of establishment. My poached eggs were perfect (much better than many of my recent experiences with this simple dish). To me, the focus on quality over quantity of options on menus is the way to go and both my dinner and breakfast experiences confirmed this, high quality every time. Staff were friendly, pleasant and helpful, including reception, restaurant and cleaning staff. The open areas in reception are light and airy and welcoming. The outside public deck overlooking the bay proved a perfect venue for my family and friends to join me for coffee on Sunday morning. All in all, I had a very relaxing two day break in St Helens and my time at the Panorama contributed to this. I felt welcome, safe and secure and the food and facilities offered by the hotel meant I did not need to seek out other options in St Helens. The new owners (of six weeks) are working hard to refurbish the hotel to establish its reputation, including upgrading the rooms and bathrooms. I can only wish them every success as they move forward.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 16 Feb 2024
Good afternoon Lynette, and many thanks for taking the time to write such a kind and detailed review. It is so pleasing to see when customers really enjoy every aspect of their stay and take the time to share their experience. We really hope to see you back at the hotel very soon. Kindest Regards from the Management and Staff.
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Trevor J wrote a review Feb 2024
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Forget all reviews prior to 1 J an 2024. New owners, managers took over the property, and are addressing issues in previous reviews. The work on negkected gardens and paving has commenced but has a way to go We stayed in a garden view room for two, with two double beds. Beds comfortable, room spotless, but bathroom fan noisy. We ate a lovely evening meal in the expansive restaurant. The property is very spacious with many guest lounge areas and outdoor decks Wish the new owners all the best. It will beccome a must in St Helens.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 16 Feb 2024
Good afternoon morning Trevor, and many thanks for taking the time to write your kind review. As the new owners we greatly appreciate the wonderful comments and acknowledge the issue with the fans. We are going to be progressively renovating all rooms including replacing fans and air conditioning the rooms. Kindest Regards from the Management and Staff.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$155 - AU$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tidal waters hotel st helens
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Tidal Waters Resort
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaBreak O'DaySt Helens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Panorama Hotel St Helens
Which popular attractions are close to Panorama Hotel St Helens?
Nearby attractions include Mainly Maritime Museum (Warship & Marine Corps Museum) (0.2 km), St Helens War Memorial (0.3 km), and Suncoast Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Panorama Hotel St Helens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Panorama Hotel St Helens?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Panorama Hotel St Helens?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Panorama Hotel St Helens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Panorama Hotel St Helens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sco & Co. and The Lifebuoy Cafe, Coffee Away, and Trimboli's Pizzas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Panorama Hotel St Helens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Panorama Hotel St Helens located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of St Helens.
Are any cleaning services offered at Panorama Hotel St Helens?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Panorama Hotel St Helens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Panorama Hotel St Helens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.