Harrison House
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Harrison House

8 Harrison Street, Strahan, Tasmania 7468 Australia
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5.0
#1 of 1 inn in Strahan
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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Harrison House is a traditional Bed and Breakfast offering boutique style hosted accommodation. Set atop a hill amidst an acre of gardens on the edge of the wilderness, the house is just a short 15-minute stroll from the historic township of Strahan on the shores of Macquarie Harbour. One of the original homes built circa 1899 this historic house has been recently restored and renovated with the comfort of guests in mind. The three King Rooms are well appointed each with a luxurious king-size bed and modern private ensuite bathroom. A scrumptious home cooked breakfast is served daily in the Guest Dining Room and is the perfect start to your day. The Guests Cafe' Nook for Tea & Coffee or the Honesty Bar will keep you refreshed. There are comfy armchairs in your room or you can relax in the Guest Lounge in front of the wood fire. Outside take in the fresh air on the verandah or wander the gardens to share time with the abundant birds and wildlife in this tranquil setting. Located midway between the town wharf and railway station, the major tours and attractions are only minutes away, including Peoples Park and Hogarth Falls.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Adults only
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Umbrella
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

8 Harrison Street, Strahan, Tasmania 7468 Australia
47Reviews1Q+A13Room tips

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DossieHobart wrote a review June 2022
Hobart38 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There is a reason that Harrison House is getting wonderful reviews, the hosts; Jo and Ken are passionate about what they are wanting to achieve, which is to deliver an experience that their guests will remember always.

Harrison House is situated in a stunning location, only a ten-minute stroll back to the village of Strahan and even less to the Wilderness Railway station.

Arriving is like visiting old friends both warm and inviting. The room and en-suite are both spacious with all the additional touches you would expect. A comfortable guest lounge room and dining room are also part of the space provided for guest use.

The daily breakfast was beautiful and continued on the 5-star standard that is Harrison House. Fresh fruit salad, a choice of juices, home made bread rolls (yum!) and eggs your way with a variety of sides.

I cannot speak more highly about how fantastic HH is, except to say we came back and we will certainly return again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ken Elliott, Owner at Harrison House
Responded 28 Aug 2022
We were so pleased to see you all again and very much look forward to your next visit. Thank you so much for a lovely review and it means a lot to us to know our guests have had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Take care Ken & Jo
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Lizzie G wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were welcomed by Ken on arrival to their historic B&B which he has beautifully restored. It's conveniently located in walking distance or a short drive to the harbour, cafes and restaurants. Our king room was exquisite - the bedroom was spacious with a modern ensuite, the central heating was warm and cosy, and the comfortable bed made for a wonderful nights sleep. Ken cooked up a delicious breakfast the next morning, served with a smile before we caught the Gordon River Cruise to experience the majestic wilderness and unique history of the area. If you are going to Strahan, book ahead to ensure you can stay at Harrison House.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Karen wrote a review Apr 2021
Orange, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I recently spent 2 nights with Jo and Ken at the stunning heritage Harrison House. We could not have made a better choice with our accommodation in Strahan. The house has been meticulously renovated to a very high standard and every detail has been thought of from the dining area, coffee nook, guest lounge through to the beautiful room with ensuite with luxury products.

Jo and Ken were fabulous hosts who went above and beyond, even helping us out with some fuel when the petrol station wasn't open in the morning and we needed to be in Queenstown for our booked steam train trip.

The breakfasts were delightful and hearty with the inclusion of fabulous home made bread rolls.

If we could rate Harrison House 10 stars we would. We would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Strahan and would not hesitate to stay again if we were in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mark T wrote a review Mar 2022
Sydney, Australia48 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I spent 2 great nights as guests of Ken and Jo. The rooms (only 3) were extremely comfortable plenty of wine and beer was available to buy at reasonable prices...cheaper than the main pub.
Ken cooks up an excellent breakfast.
If you have not already booked your cruise...book World Heritage Cruises and support the locals.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ken Elliott, Owner at Harrison House
Responded 24 Apr 2022
Thank you so much Mark and would have to agree with you on Ken’s breakfast! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you giving us such a lovely review and supporting local business. Take care Ken & Jo
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AlexofMelbourne wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne259 contributions195 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a lovely stay at Harrison House. Aside from the convenient location, amazing breakfast including options like pumpkin stack, what you’ll notice are the little touches such as Sukin products and the hair wrap in the bathroom, beautifully decorated room and comfy king size bed. You’ll also receive advice about local attractions, help with bookings and good conversation if wanted. Hard to pass up.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s about a 10–15 minute walk to Risby Cove, the closest restaurant with a beautiful setting.
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Response from Ken Elliott, Owner at Harrison House
Responded 24 Apr 2022
Alex thank you very much for a lovely review, we really do appreciate it. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your stay and took real pleasure in your interest of the house, garden and our gorgeous town. Wishing you all the best Ken & Jo
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Elless wrote a review Mar 2021
Sydney, Australia158 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owners of Harrison House, Jo an Ken Have done wonders renovating this lovely old house. Inside was quite luxurious, with quality furnishings and finishes throughout. A nook off the dining room provided a refrigerator for your personal wines and snacks, complimentary tea and coffee, plus an honour system for wine by the glass. The lounge was set up so that three couples had a separate space to watch tv or relax by the fire, and the breakfasts were nicely cooked and plentiful. Verandahs at the front provided a quiet sunny place to read and a smaller verandah looked over the garden. This is a beautiful adults retreat, and Jo and Ken are the perfect hosts. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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ellen P wrote a review Feb 2023
Brisbane, Australia66 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B is exceptional; very friendly, helpful and interesting hosts combined with beautiful and large rooms. Harrison’s offered a good value package deal which included three nights accommodation plus tickets on the top deck of a Gordon River cruise. They helped us choose our restaurants for each evening’s meal and booked the meals for us. We were delighted with our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ken Elliott, Owner at Harrison House
Responded 27 Feb 2023
Thank you very much for such a kind review. We enjoyed hosting your stay and so pleased you felt you had good value from our Bed Breakfast and Boat package. Our best wishes Ken and Jo
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Bernadette K wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia15 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jo and Ken are fantastic hosts. The rooms are beautifully decorated along with the communal lounge and dining area. Ken being a carpenter has renovated the rooms with timber detailing to match the heritage home. I felt like I was in a home away from home. Spotless room and bathroom exceptionally clean. Only a short 15 minute stroll into town.
Jo and Ken also served freshly baked bread with a hearty breakfast each morning.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking onsite.
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Response from Ken Elliott, Owner at Harrison House
Responded 7 Jan 2022
Bernadette thank you so much for staying with us, it was a real pleasure meeting you both. We are glad you were comfortable whilst here and enjoyed Ken’s breakfast! We do appreciate such a lovely review - thank you. Kind regards Ken & Jo
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Thedaywillcome wrote a review June 2021
Ulverstone, Australia23 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best B&B we have ever visited by far, Jo and Ken certainly know how to make their guests feel welcome.
From the time you walk through the front door of this beautiful old home that has been lovingly restored you feel relaxed, warm and cosy. The house is immaculately clean and has all you could ever want or need at your fingertips. From complimentary homemade soup and bread rolls to local Tasmania fortified wine on a cold winters night. Freshly cooked breakfast each morning and delicious coffee, the whole house was just delightful and we didn’t want to leave.. would definitely recommended staying here to anyone that wants to do the Gordon River cruise, as they have a package deal. A comfy big bed , good food and lovely people. Thank you
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We did the Gordon River cruise and the red boat Harbour master ll and it was absolutely fabulous,...
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StonemanDave wrote a review Nov 2021
Ulverstone, Australia26 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Harrison House was a great find for us. A beautiful room, in a historic home, in a lovely seaside village was a welcome break from day to day life. Jo and Ken made the stay even more special with their personal touch, entertaining banter and culinary skills. Great B&B with charm and personality.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book ahead to avoid missing out.
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Response from Ken Elliott, Owner at Harrison House
Responded 29 Nov 2021
Thank you David for such a lovely review. We are glad you had a comfortable stay and we would love to welcome you back should you return to Strahan again. Enjoy the exploring! Ken & Jo
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Answer from Ken E
Strahan, Australia
Thank you for you inquiry, is unfortunate about your previous experiences. Although we have only recently started operating we can insure you of a great experience, our previous travel experiences are behind our philosophy of good old fashioned hospitality and comfort our main focus. Our newly renovated and refurbished property has the guests comfort in mind with top quality king-sized beds and linen to ensure a great night sleep, private ensuite bathroom with a huge walkin shower and plenty of steaming hot water. We are a small (3 rooms) traditional B&B serving a full home cooked breakfast with great eggs and freshly baked bread every morning. Hope you do choose to stay at Harrison House and come down to relax and experience all the beauty and natural wonder of Strahan and the Westcoast of Tasmania.
Gill wrote a tip Feb 2024
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Suggest you book to see The Ship that Never Was - very, very funny - but wrap up warmly - it's chilly in the evenings!!"
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Heather L wrote a tip Sept 2023
Geelong19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive before 5.30pm. Allow time to relax by the fire in the guest lounge. "
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EmmCeeAustralia wrote a tip Apr 2023
Australia87 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eat engmuffrolls and order scrambled eggs!"
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Susan S wrote a tip Feb 2023
Miranda, Australia60 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy taking a walk into town from the B&B. It's not that far and a great way to stretch your legs after a long days driving."
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Alana J wrote a tip Aug 2022
Cambridge, Australia21 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We recommend staying two nights at Harrison House and at least the 3 days so you can completely enjoy all that is the Wild West Coast."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$281 - AU$290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaStrahan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harrison House
Which popular attractions are close to Harrison House?
Nearby attractions include The Ship That Never Was (0.7 km), Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill (0.8 km), and Wilderness Woodworks Strahan (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harrison House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Harrison House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Harrison House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Harrison House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harrison House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Coffee Shack, Risby Cove, and View 42° Restaurant & Bar.
Is Harrison House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Strahan.
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