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The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast

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The Guest House The Ark Stanley is situated in Stanley Tasmania, a restored period residence, positioned directly opposite Tatlow’s Beach and at the base of the plug of an extinct volcano standing approximately 150 metres high, known as The Nut. Our location takes in sweeping views across Sawyers Bay, and of course upward to the impressive and towering Nut. The Circular Head area, and the township of Stanley in particular, is a much-loved tourist destination and has something for all, be they adventurer, explorer, naturalist, historian, fisherman, romantic or holidaymaker. The residence has recently been tastefully restored, renovated and enhanced. With an eclectic decor, paying homage to yesteryear and planning for the future, an outstanding home has been created which is proudly offered for guest accommodation. We look forward to making your stay enjoyable.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Beach
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Ocean View
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English
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Deb wrote a review 2 Mar
Greater Sydney, Australia21 contributions8 helpful votes
The Ark at Stanley has to be one of the very best B&Bs we’ve stayed at. The quality of the rooms, the location, the breakfasts and the friendly helpful hosts Rhonda and Chris made our stay awesome, couldn’t fault a single thing. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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maywantee2018 wrote a review Feb 2024
San Francisco, California5 contributions
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We arrived at The Ark and thought it was too good to be true. Wow, what a property and what a location. We were fortunate to stay in The Admiral Suite, a very spacious and comfortable piece of heaven with a few Swedish tokens, artistically on display. So comfortable was the bed, that it encouraged sleep and discouraged getting up early! The proximity to other scenic landmarks was awesome. Yes, Stanley is a small place, but so much to see and do. Our favorite was watching the tiny penguins coming home from a day spent at sea. When we met the hosts, there was no doubt that this would be one of our greatest Tasmania memories. They love to cook, which worked out so well, because we love to eat. A hearty yet astonishingly well balanced breakfast of color and substance complete with homemade yogurt, preserves, bread and a very skillful presentation of sautéed mushrooms and greenery. Various ripe fruits for the grabbing, and a brilliant eye opening coffee press. If you chat with them, you will quickly learn which one is from Sweden. He even had Cloudberry jam at the ready. We spent an enchanted two nights out of a 10-day sweep through Tas. This lodging and all that goes with it, were GRAND in every way.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Blaugh wrote a review Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
Beautifully clean, gorgeous view, comfortable and quiet. The owner was lovely to deal with and very helpful. It is a short walk to all lovely Stanley has to offer. You really couldn’t ask for more. We’ll certainly be back next time we are there.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Rhonda R, Owner at The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Blaugh for your lovely review. It is great to know you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you next time. All the best, Rhonda
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Jenny W wrote a review Jan 2024
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We enjoyed the top floor space which was huge, welcoming and comfortable. Our hosts were great. Great location. Delicious breakfast. Laundry was handy. Easy parking even with our Prado with bikes on the back! There is more to do in the area than we realized. Our only regret was not staying for longer.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review. It was wonderful meeting you and we hope you can return to the area one day. Happy travels. Rhonda.
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FAB208 wrote a review Jan 2024
Witney, United Kingdom22 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful room with delightful friendly hosts. Everything was very clean and well presented with everything provided. Gorgeous homemade cooked and continental breakfast which was complimentary. I would thoroughly recommend this place in the pretty town of Stanley.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you FAB208 for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We were happy to know you enjoyed your stay. All the best, Christer and Rhonda.
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davidatresolve wrote a review Nov 2023
Darwin, Australia101 contributions17 helpful votes
Such a fantastic B&B and great hosts - loved our two night stay. Everything you could think of needing in a room was there - the little touches were appreciated. Hosts were really friendly and helpful - highly recommend staying here when visiting the north west.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
How wonderful to hear davidatresolve, that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Christer and Rhonda
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Suzie Longstaff wrote a review Oct 2023
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Thoroughly recommend The Ark. Our room (The Anderson) had views over the harbour and an outstanding en suite. Rhonda and Chris truly understand hospitality, providing lovely touches such as complementary wine and Tim Tams 🥳 The cooked breakfast they made (including preserves, yoghurt, relishes and bread) was expansive and delicious. This was such a lovely base for our first trip to stunning Stanley.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 10 Oct 2023
We very much appreciate your lovely words SuzieRL and we’re happy to know your stay with us was memorable. Happy travels. Chris and Rhonda.
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Amazz1970 wrote a review May 2023
Sydney, Australia27 contributions27 helpful votes
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Well where do I start with this review? It was more than perfect. It wasn’t five star. It was six star.The view outside the bedroom, looking out upon the lake was absolutely tranquil and beautiful and add the backdrop of mountain out rock know as the Nut made this like something out of a movie. The accommodation was perfect and some, clean and modern and totally renovated, with a warm welcoming feeling. Could not fault it at all. Had plenty of beautiful little touches like a welcome bottle of wine, milk and Tim Tams in the fridge and chocolates . Our hosts were absolutely amazing providing a beautiful cooked breakfast. The town of Stanley was absolutely gorgeous and amazing quiet, quaint and rich in early Australian history. The only negative was that we only stayed one night, I’m planning to go back for a week. A true highlight of our 8 day Tasmania road trip.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Walk up the road to the little cafes. Great walking tour via an App. Catch the cable car to the...
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Responded 1 June 2023
We really appreciate your kind words and were so happy to know you had an enjoyable stay with us. Unfortunately, we quite regularly hear our guests complain that they had only booked one night! It just means you will return again and we certainly hope to see you again. All the best, Christer and Rhonda
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Christa404 wrote a review Apr 2023
Launceston, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a delightful stay for 3 nights in the beautifully decorated Anderson Suite which was very well appointed and had great water views . The cooked breakfast was very good and the continental breakfast was well catered for with all the preserves home made. The Ark is in a food location with a short walk into town. Rhonda and Christer (the hosts) were very friendly and helpful with advice on where to visit in the area. Rhonda had advised us to book early if we wanted to have dinner at the pub or Hurseys - very good advice as both were very busy. We could not fault our stay and would highly recommend The Ark to anyone looking for an excellent B & B in Stanley. We hope to visit again. Thank you Rhonda and Christer. Bill & Christa Anderson
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 May 2023
It was lovely to know you enjoyed your stay with us Bill and Christa, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review here. We certainly look forward to seeing you again and wish you happy travels. All the best, Christer and Rhonda
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Laurie C wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in the Admiral's Suite which takes up the whole top floor. We did not lack for room! Outside each window, and from our personal balcony, there were views of the ocean just the other side of the road. The decor was eye catching and the facilities were modern. We also indulged in the cooked breakfast which was also a treat. It was one of the best B&B experiences we have enjoyed over a few decades of travel. There is no question in our mind where we will be staying when we are in Stanley in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 1 May 2023
Thank you LaurieC633 for taking the time to leave a review for us. It's great to know you had an enjoyable stay and particularly liked your room. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. All the best, Christer and Rhonda
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Nut State Reserve (0.4 km), Stanley Heritage Walk (1.0 km), and Providore 24 (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and books, DVDs and music available for children.
Which room amenities are available at The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Touchwood Cafe, Stanley Hotel Bistro, and The Brown Dog.
Is The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Stanley.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Highfield Historic Site (2.0 km), Stanley Cemetery (0.5 km), and Highfield Historic Site Stanley (2.0 km).
Does The Ark Stanley Luxury Bed and Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.