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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just 10km from Port Arthur, this was perfectly located overlooking a bay. In the morning we watched rabbits and birds on the lawn from our cabin. There is also a little restaurant on site serving wood fired pizza, steak and seafood. The cabins were very clean and beautifully presented with wood floors and wood touches in the bathroom. Most comfortable... More 

Thank BowBow4
Management response:

Thank you for your kind comments. I look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the Tasman Peninsula. Kind regards Kim More 

Launceston, Australia
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 night stay at this unexpected little gem. 20 odd minutes to the Blow Hole, Tasman Arch the Remarkable Caves to name a few. These studios are spacious, clean and comfy with all the amenities that you will need. Spa bath in each as well. Perfect for that short term or long term getaway

Thank lef12321
Management response:

Thanks for taking the time to post your comments. Having taken over the business in March and made a few changes over winter they are greatly appreciated. I hope you have the opportunity to spend some more time on the Peninsula again soon Kind regards Kim More 

Merimbula, Australia
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have spent three weeks travelling around Tassie and decided to stay closer to Port Arthur this time we are in Tassie as it's quite a drive back to Hobart. Was happy to find this accomodation at quite a good price online, unfortunately I doubled booked myself and ended up having to cut our stay back to... More 

Thank StephC7
Hobart, Australia
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116 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arranged for our overseas visitors to stay at this lovely accommodation. Pleasant views from quiet and clean roomy cabins. There are cooking facilities if you wish to self cater. The cabins are conveniently located on the peninsular with easy access by car back to Eagle Hawk Neck or onwards to Port Arthur and Nubeena. Allow a few days on... More 

Thank youngmerinda
Management response:

Thanks for taking the time to post your comments, greatly appreciated. I hope you get the opportunity to visit the Tasman Peninsula again soon. Kind regards Kim More 

Forster, Australia
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136 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were thrilled when we opened the door to cabin 4 at The Mussel Boys accomodation at Tarana. We had chosen the cabins as they were close to Port Arthur and not overly expensive. The quality of the fittings in the cabin are very good with an excellent kitchenette, pod coffee machine, laundry facilities, king size bed and spa as... More 

Thank Bruce C
Management response:

Thanks for your comments, greatly appreciated. We are working on the Monday/Tuesday night dining option and hope to find an extra chef soon to enable the fat quoll licensed restaurant thats on site to extend its trading hours. Hope we see you again when your next on the Tasman Peninsula. Kind regards Kim More 

Hobart, Australia
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86 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

So glad we stumbled upon this place whilst searching the interwebs - it was absolutely perfect for what we needed. Kim was wonderfully friendly and has thought out everything in these spacious but cosy spa studios. Beautifully decorated, decks with outdoor furniture, cooking facilities, a large comfy bed, big fluffy towels and of course, the wonderful big spa. Kim provides... More 

1 Thank Natasha G
Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A great place to stay overnight if you're traveling down the Peninsula. The cabins are well situated, close to nearby day bush walks, local natural attractions and Port Arthur making it very easy to get around. The cabin itself was spotless inside, spa was fantastic, hot water for our cabin was provided by gas so no running out if you're... More 

1 Thank Ricardo D
Management response:

Thank you for your kind comments. Pleased to advise that the wood fired pizza is now running Thurs -Sunday evenings Kind regards Kim More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

A cosy, contemporary self contained unit with a big TV, a fully decked out kitchenette that even has a dishwasher and espresso machine! A beautiful bathroom with laundry facilities. A king size bed and then, the pièce de résistance... The jacuzzi right next to the bed. The missus and I were in heaven for our stay, drinking champagne and eating... More 

Thank PM0024
Management response:

WOW, Thank you for such a kind review. Im please to advise after a busy few weeks fired up the big wood fired oven for a trial in June that was a great success. The restaurant space is still a work in progress and we hope to have finished soon for pizza, wine & beers and be fully operational by... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Let me just start by saying we stayed here as our last destination as we toured the East Coast... And this was easily the best we found. The cleanliness and beautifully appointed cabins were something of a surprise and a welcome site for travelled eyes. Kim the Owner and Host, who has recently taken over, shows the 20 years 5... More 

1 Thank CookiefromHadfield
Management response:

Thanks for your kind review, Im please to advise that the woodfired pizza oven had a trial run in June that was a great success.We plan to have the restaurant fully operational by spring and will reopen with a wood fired pizza, oysters and mussel style eatery. My aplologies for the delayed response, we have just updated our trip advisor... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Great little spot, well priced easy to find. Unfortunately someone had tracked some dirt in, but after a quick clean up the place was perfect. Couldn't find a broom or dust brush so maybe a handy thing to add to a well kitted out kitchen. Dirt aside still a great choice

1 Thank Michelle S

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  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern self-contained spacious open plan studio apartments conveniently located in Taranna, central to all the attractions of the Tasman Peninsula . The units all have king size beds, with tranquil views of Little Norfolk Bay. All individually furnished accommodations feature LCD TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy private spa tubs, washers/dryers, and furnished balconies.At The Mussel Boys, you'll be 0.6 km from Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Federation Chocolate Factory. A short drive from Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur Historic Site is within 10km. The perfect location to stay a few nights and enjoy exploring the Tasman Peninsula. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mussel Boys

Address: 5927 Arthur Highway, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Taranna
Price Range: ₹ 8,891 - ₹ 10,670 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Mussel Boys 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Stayed in the first cabin and it was great”
  • Cosy cabin, comfy bed
 of 5 bubbles L5756WGrachels, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“No tip required... there are 5 units, and they are all detached from each other but in a line along the main highway. However, there is no discernable street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Oscar_Retriever, 28 Dec 2011 | Read review
“stay in port arthur”
 of 5 bubbles joeyjoeo, 28 Oct 2011 | Read review
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