The Crays Accommodation
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The Crays Accommodation

59 The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468 Australia
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2 planks under the settee cushions
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3 bedroom Tasman. Kitchen, dining, laundry.  9 Innes St.
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4.5
#2 of 8 apartments in Strahan
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
* Five fully self-contained, holiday units. 2 Studios and 3, 2 bedroom apartments .* Central location in Strahan * Harbour or wilderness views from each unit and from the covered decks:* Outdoor furniture. * All ground level. Free WIFI at all units * Our lawns are lush, and the clean air is invigorating.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

Location

59 The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 61 out of 100
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Sue wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia15 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Crays is located on the Esplanade in Strahan close to eateries and touristy places. Our cottage was clean, comfortable and spacious with a kitchen, dining area, lounge space, and large bed and bathroom. The bathroom could have done with more shelves but the water for the shower was lovely and hot. There is also a wide-screen tv, excellent wi-fi and a free laundry. The two woman at reception were welcoming and helpful and allowed us to reduce our booking by one day without charge.

I liked our stay there but would not choose it again.The decor was somewhat old-fashioned and fussy, I prefer something more modern and streamlined. Nevertheless, if you are not a \s fussy as me, then you could find the Crays just what you are looking for.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Megs N, Owner at The Crays Accommodation
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Sue, Thank you for letting us know how you felt about the Unit you stayed in. We have gradually created 9 holiday units or houses over the years, the most recent of which may have appealed to your desire for modern and non fussy. If you come to the area again, give us a chance to show you the possibilities. Megs
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MAW wrote a review Jan 2023
Melbourne, Australia351 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What wonderful hosts, l had developed health issues between booking and arriving at The Crays- after making the comment that l would not be able to take advantage of our VIP cruise purchase as we would need to drive instead of walking-Megs generously offered to be our taxi for both the cruise and the Wilderness train, giving us door to door service. The furniture was a little dated, but l didn't find it smelly at all as suggested by other reviews. It was a joy to sit out under the covered veranda and enjoy the birds and bees visiting the colourful, well maintained garden and surrounds
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not for people with mobility issues who want to walk to Cruise,Train etc
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Mark D wrote a review Mar 2022
18 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Tasman, a 3 bedroom house about 10 mins walk from town centre. It was 4.5/5 to be honest, a great place to stay! The only detractor was the lack of an oven (it has a microwave and hot plates), no dishwasher and the pillows were a fraction too soft for me but that’s being picky. Overall, it’s very well appointed, very comfortable and is wheelchair friendly including a seperate bathroom. Very clean, air conditioning, a deck with water views and a double car port. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Megs Norton, General Manager at The Crays Accommodation
Responded 23 July 2022
Hello to you, Thanks for your comments about Tasman. I'm pleased that we were nearly very good!. Megs
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Ralph C wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia11 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
upon locating apartment we were disappointed with the presentation and then discovered that it was different( location ( than we booked) Contacted reception and was told "Is everything ok, didn't you read my email. I thought email was confirmation of booking. Was offered alternative accommodation in original location which was fine. Reception said " you are not the only one that has not read email" suggesting others had the same problem. The apartment that we first located was very dated and would be classed as "budget accommodation " at the least. I would not have stayed there, dated furniture and it was cold, smelly and in an inferior location that required travelling by vehicle. The booking that we signed for had a good location. Make sure you are placed in the Esplanade accommodation. We felt mislead by these operators and it appears that others have been caught out also
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Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: ask for the Espanade cabins
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Response from Megs Norton, General Manager at The Crays Accommodation
Responded 23 July 2022
Ralph, I can see that you have found every possible place to record your views of your experience with us. Remember that you choose the unit at our accommodation at the time of booking. We do not place you. Megs
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Jack M wrote a review Apr 2021
Legana, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean, smelled fresh & was generally a nice place to be. The location was great; only a 7 minute walk from the entry to the "Gordon River Cruise." The staff were absolutely marvellous, practically bending over backwards to make sure you were comfortable. - Especially Megs!! I wish more accommodation was as clean, easy to deal with and had equally as good staff as "The Crays". Other accommodation in Tasmania should take a leaf out of their book. Overall very happy and would not stay anywhere else in Strahan but this practical, friendly, clean & reasonably priced accommodation!!

One thing to note - the beds were a little more firm than expected, however did not leave me sore the next day. - proficient enough.

However overall 9.5/10

Thank you for making my time in Strahan one to remember!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Megs Norton, General Manager at The Crays Accommodation
Responded 23 July 2022
Hi, I have ways and means of making beds softer, so next time you visit, let me know if you find the bed hard, and I'll try some magic! Megs
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BoatGR wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia62 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I came across "The Crays" simply chasing somewhere to rest after a day on the road. Wow were we surprised. The check in was simple and the lady checking us in was very helpful. The unit was quiet, fully self contained with everything you could want. There was a very capable heater in the lounge. A carport adjoins the unit. The place is not pokey and it is quite spacious in every area; bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and lounge. There is a laundry on the premises as well. I could bang on for a while, but I won't. The Crays was bloody brilliant and we would stay again in a heart beat.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: My only tip would be not to shop around for places to stay.......stay at The Crays.
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Response from Megs Norton, General Manager at The Crays Accommodation
Responded 6 Jan 2021
BoatGr, Thank you for letting us know that you liked what we have to offer. I hope you are well, and can stay another time. Megs
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Debra wrote a review May 2021
Coffs Harbour, Australia68 contributions99 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa (number 4 ). The accommodation was spotless, very spacious, homely and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. From our accommodation it was an easy and stunning walk along the river to restaurants and cruise departure sites. Thank you Megs for such a wonderful and well thought out accommodation. You have thought of everything and go the extra mile to ensure your guests are well looked after. If we ever venture back to Strahan we will absolutely stay with you again and will definitely book your overnight Summer cruise on Stormbreaker (we realised what we missed out on when we viewed it on the ABC show Backroads, a must see for anyone thinking of heading to Strahan, what an amazing place).
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Villa 4 private with a view to the river.
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Response from Megs Norton, General Manager at The Crays Accommodation
Responded 23 July 2022
Hello Michael, How good it is to read of your enjoyment of Strahan and its offerings. We are proud of and love these holiday units which we built and operate. I have taken way too long to reply to you, I'm sorry , but we have just sold Stormbreaker, and it is now run by two local brothers under the name of southwestexpeditions.com.au I'm sure you'll have a great trip with them when you return. (That Backroads of Strahan was just wonderful, wasn't it). Cheers, Megs
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4ofusMelbourne wrote a review Feb 2023
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable chalet style accommodation. Spacious and clean. The kitchen equipped with more than just the basics which made our impromptu bbq for 6 so much easier- oil, salt & pepper and tin foil together with a scrupulously clean communal bbq area with all the utensils. Reception staff very helpful on arrival. We were late arriving so couldn’t stay to pick their brains more as we had to chase off to the local play.
Location ideal. Five minute walk into town. Directly opposite Risby Cove restaurant which was also great.
Wonderful sunsets right across the road, reflecting over the harbour and close to embarkation for cruises on the Gordon River.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try to book restaurants ahead of time
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melstevo wrote a review Aug 2021
83 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Strahan is a relatively small town, but with plentiful accommodation and the beautiful Gordon River to cruise along, this town is worth staying in!
The Crays have quite a few cabins on offer that are very comfortable.
The owners make you feel very welcome and provide a folder in the cabins with lots of tour ideas, funny stories and general information.
The prices were most reasonable for our stay in this beautiful part of the world.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Undercover parking, pergola and BBQ provided. Washing machine and dryer provided but will cost $.
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Response from Megs Norton, General Manager at The Crays Accommodation
Responded 23 July 2022
melstevo, Thank you for your comments about us and Strahan. It IS a beautiful spot, for sure. Megs
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Helen C wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia390 contributions115 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so comfortable in a spacious 3BR house with undercover parking, set in lush gardens. It is just outside the bustling village where boats are boarding for cruises, and people are queuing to go to Hamers Pub/restaurant.. all now owned by NRMA. Suggest you support the family business called World Heritage Cruises if you want to see the spectacular Gordon River.
The nearby IGA supermarket sells high quality fresh produce and a good range of food if you want to cook, as we did.
Strahan is a pretty waterfront town and is well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Megs Norton, General Manager at The Crays Accommodation
Responded 23 July 2022
Hello Helen C. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our pretty little town of Strahan. Megs
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Sharon g wrote a tip May 2023
Bendigo, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"horgath falls very close for lovely morning walks."
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Christopher N wrote a tip Mar 2023
Northampton, Australia63 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in for evening meals."
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4ofusMelbourne wrote a tip Feb 2023
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to book restaurants ahead of time"
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MAW wrote a tip Jan 2023
Melbourne, Australia351 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not for people with mobility issues who want to walk to Cruise,Train etc"
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Ralph C wrote a tip May 2022
Sydney, Australia11 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for the Espanade cabins"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$128 - AU$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaStrahan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crays Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to The Crays Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include The Ship That Never Was (0.7 km), Hogarth Falls (1.2 km), and Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crays Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, reduced mobility rooms, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at The Crays Accommodation?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Crays Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crays Accommodation?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crays Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Coffee Shack, Risby Cove, and View 42° Restaurant & Bar.
Is The Crays Accommodation located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Strahan.
Is The Crays Accommodation accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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