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James S

Nice Place to Stay on Norfolk Island For Seven Days

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 Mar 2024
Norfolk Island is easy to walk around, you definitely don't need a car to get to anywhere, but it is nice to be central and on the outskirts of Burnt Pine, where pretty much all opportunities to buy food on Norfolk Island are. So you can quickly grab something before walking to the national park trails, Cocktail Falls, down to Kingston, snorkeling areas like Emily Bay or Bumboras Reserve. Important to note there is nowhere to buy food at Seaview, except chocolate and chips (crisps) from the bottleshop on site.

Seaview Norfolk Island was an excellent place to stay. Very comfortable bed, I mean really comfortable. The shower was excellent (hot water, good amount of water comes out the nozzle and the pressure is good). A lot of space in there too, it's a decent size and it's a standalone shower stall ie it's not in a bath). Quality toilet paper, and I liked the little green shampoo they provided (there's also conditioner, liquid handwash soap, bars of soap and other stuff including insect killer spray - you do get the occasional flying bug attracted by the light enter your room). Seaview is also within the radius that Pinetree, Baunti and other tours pick up from. Has a great view from the common kitchen/dining area (hence the name of the place), has a guest laundromat if Norfolk is part of a longer journey and you need to do washing. It's got a pool on the property with a BBQ area next to it. There's a fridge in your room & TV by the way.

There is the sound of roosters waking you up, but as someone who walked everywhere, feral chickens (since there are no snakes or other predators around on Norfolk), are around every place you might stay at. Sure bathroom taps and tiles (I quite liked the baby chick pattern on the tiles) are old, but they work well. That's all you need. Talking to other people, this is the case everywhere you stay anyway, so if no cracked tiles, freshly painted walls and so forth are a necessity for you, maybe Norfolk Island isn't your destination. there's plenty of power points to charge stuff in the room. Wi-Fi is slow but is free and works.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled solo
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    Reviewed 3 March 2024

    We are regular visitors to the island and always stay at Seaview in an ocean view apartment. The apartments are spacious, comfortable, warm in winter and cool in summer. The full size kitchen is excellent for preparing the wonderful produce available on the island and the deck is ideal for soaking up the view with a glass of wine. Yes, the furnishings were a little dated but given the supply issues Norfolk experiences it is understandable and easily overlooked. The view over green hills to the ocean and Phillip Island is beautiful. The property is within easy walking distance to shops and cafes and free WiFi and phone for local calls is provided.

    Room tip: There is a range of accommodation priced accordingly. Hotel rooms are basic but clean so if wanting a little more upgrade to an apartment
    Date of stay: January 2024
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

    Pluses such as free wifi, great views, clean bedding, tea making facilities, tv, guest laundry and even free roaming roosters crowing in the morning can be found in most if not all other hotels on Norfolk Island. What sets the Seaview rooms apart is their location in a building which is in gross disrepair with peeling paints, mouldy walls, and at least one badly chipped wash basin. The contrast is even greater when you look at the recent addition of a cellar with its fresh paint. Apparently one can upgrade to their cottages which are well hidden from the multilevel twin rooms. We paid a package deal for 8 days and several tours and a hire car plus all meals. However if I had known that I was going to holiday in a delapidated and staff-less “hotel” I would have looked for a better deal. Should anyone ask to recommend a place on the Island I can only say definitely NOT the Seaview Norfolk Island. The photographs speak for themselves.

    Date of stay: February 2024
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 6 December 2023

    We were booked into Seaview. We got there and the view is amazing and that is the best part. The accommodation was very disappointing. The room was not like what is on their web site. The room was small and had a pattern covers on the bed. No bedside lamps my husband had to put up with the main light on when I wanted to read and he sleep. The bathroom was very old tiles with a shower curtain. No one serviced the room and we had to go and get clean towels from the laundry. We got given clean towels only two days. A bit of a let down.

    Date of stay: November 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Barbara R
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    Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

    The positives- the room clean and the bed was comfortable. The view over green hills to the ocean and Phillip Island was beautiful. Within easy walking distance to shops and cafes. Free WiFi and phone for local calls provided. Hire car organised and waiting for us.
    The negatives- the pool was closed, unusable with green water. The outdoor BBQ was filthy.
    Basic accommodation in standard queen room. The studios and cottages options may be better.

    Date of stay: November 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 6 August 2023

    Seaview is within walking distance of the township, but with a little car, to get to the shops is a doddle. Rooms are clean and comfortable, have a TV, free access to the internet, a small refrigerator & tea/coffee making facilities, but no microwave. If one is needed, a microwave is in the breakfast room. For an additional small charge you can make your own breakfast. There are cereals, fresh bread, toasters, cutlery and crockery.

    It was a quiet season when I stayed but that was good. Everyone respected other people's privacy.

    Additionally there was plenty of parking space. You can pre-book a car via Seaview. Mine was a little gem - a new Fit/Jazz.

    The one down thing at the moment is the restaurant, Mariah's is closed, but plans are afoot to reopen in a different part of the complex.

    All in all, I'd recommend "Seaview".

    Room tip: Rooms don't have individual clothes driers, but a laundry is available for "guests". Cottages have more facilities than the general rooms
    Date of stay: August 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled solo
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