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9.3
Exceptional
/10
(164 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping3
Car Park2
View2
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8.7
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location
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Abs by the Bay

5730 Arthur Highway, Taranna, Taranna, Australia, 7180 - See map
"Very friendly owner and we were welcome to have a look the backyard for the bay view."
Naoko - July 22, 2018
Exceptional cleanliness
9.5 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional comfort
9.4 room quality and comfort
Exceptional service
9.4 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.7 facilities on premise
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Garden

  • Smoking area

Value for money9.0
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Abs by the Bay

9.4
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
The Deck
The Deck
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  • Room size: 68 m²/732 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 double bed ...
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Tasman
Tasman
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 68 m²/732 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds
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Skippers Studio Room
Skippers Studio Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed
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Studio
Studio
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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One-Bedroom Apartment
One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Triple Standard
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      Single Standard
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        Studio Standard
        Studio Standard
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          What people love about Abs by the Bay

          • 8.8
            Excellent
            Staff 

            "Staff were very friendly and helpful."

            Andrew

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            December 10, 2016

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "We enjoyed a beautiful sunset there."

            Naoko

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            July 22, 2018

          • 9.2
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Great, clean and standalone unit."

            Samuel L.

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            September 20, 2016

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          Overall rating:

          9.5

          Exceptional
          311 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.5
          Facilities
          8.7
          Location
          8.7
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          What travelers say they love:
          We really enjoyed our stay here - the gardens are beautiful ...
          Ann from Australia
          Couple
          More about Abs by the Bay

          More about Abs by the Bay

          Abs by the Bay is located only minutes away from Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay. Its location is near many local attractions, activities, and restaurants such as Tasmanian Devil Park, Tasman Island Cruises, Fishing Charters, Eagle Hawk Dive Center, Port Arthur Historical Site, and Historic Ghost Tour. Guests can enjoy walking through local tracks to experience nature or visit many of those local attractions to start the adventure. Abs by the Bay offers contemporary apartments attached with a fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom, and outdoor barbeque area, or a one-bedroom studio suite with tea/coffee making facilities. It is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers to enjoy Tasman Peninsula. The Tasman Peninsula is a popular tourist destination for its sheltered rainforests, un-spoilt natural beauty, and spectacular scenery of rugged ocean cliffs, surf beaches, wildlife, adventure, and heritage of the past and present. With all the activities Tasman Peninsula and the Port Arthur has to offer, you should allow at least two or more nights to experience them and make Abs by the Bay your place to make it all enjoyable!

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          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping
          5 mentions
          View
          3 mentions
          Internet
          2 mentions

          What they offer

          10.0
          Exceptional

          "Brent & Lyn the owners make you very welcome."

          Ann

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          January 10, 2019

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          Reviews of Abs by the Bay from real guests

          Overall rating
          9.5
          Exceptional
          From 311 reviews
          9.8Cleanliness
          9.8Service
          9.6Value for money
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          Rating via Agoda8.9
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          Cleanliness9.5
          Facilities8.7
          Location8.7
          Room comfort and quality9.4
          Service9.4
          Value for money9.0
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          6-7 Good (1)
          <6 Below Expectation (1)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          KASA from Australia
          Group
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2019

          Perfect location, environment and facilities ”

          We absolutely enjoyed our stay. Clean facilities with style, with convinient parking in front of entrance and greeny seclusive surroundings.

          Reviewed December 29, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Elke from Australia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2019

          Last minute change - but cannot really fault”

          Our 1 night accommodation elsewhere was cancelled at the last minute and we were rebooked to stay at Abs by the Bay by the original providers. We didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised when we got to the Skippers unit and little welcome note. It is a small studio unit, but super clean. Pleasantly decorated, comfy queen size bed and tea/coffee/microwave cupboard with minibar. The bathroom is light and spacious and again super clean. Well priced and ideal for 1 night stopovers and Lyn was very friendly and welcoming...

          Reviewed October 15, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Chua from Singapore
          Group
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in August 2019

          Cosy and friendly”

          Owner is super friendly even though we reached after dark. The rooms are apparently marked with our names already so do look out for the signs of the room and your name on it when you enter the property. Parking area is spacious and room was cosy and toilet was equipped with the heater light so its super warm inside. There is no laundry area so you have to go laundry shops instead and it's not near the property.

          Reviewed August 20, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ann from Australia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          And by the Bay is a great place to stay when visiting the Pirt Arthur area. ”

          Brent & Lyn the owners make you very welcome. Near OzZoo which is great plus several places to get an evening meal nearby. We stayed 2 nights which you need to see everything nearby of interest. Best to pick up breakfast provisions etc in Sorell before arriving. We really enjoyed our stay here - the gardens are beautiful too.

          Reviewed January 10, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Naoko from Japan
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2018

          Friendly Prace and nice backyard sunset ”

          We stayed just one night there for visiting Port Arthur. Very friendly owner and we were welcome to have a look the backyard for the bay view. we enjoyed a beautiful sunset there. Room was comfortable and had everything we needed.

          Reviewed July 22, 2018

          Many thanks for staying with us Naoko We are glad you had a nice stay Hope to see you again

          Responded September 06, 2018
          Abs by the Bay
          8.0
          Excellent
          Gary from Australia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018

          Great location . Comfortable cozy unit ”

          Friendly stafff due to late arrival found welcoming note on unit door from managers much appreciated highly recommend this accomodation

          Reviewed July 17, 2018

          Hi Gary Many thanks for staying with us and we are glad you enjoyed your stay We hope to welcome you again Rgds :)

          Responded July 20, 2018
          Abs by the Bay
          8.8
          Excellent
          Ho from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017

          lovely stay”

          Though the room a bit small, we have a pleasant stay here. The lake is just behind the house. Beautiful view

          Reviewed May 03, 2018

          Thankyou for staying with us Ho Glad you enjoyed your stay. Little Norfolk bay is the view from the front, which goes out to the ocean.

          Responded May 19, 2018
          Abs by the Bay
          6.0
          Keith from United States
          Couple
          Tasman
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

          Disappointing”

          The owner was terrific and it was clean and the furnishings were ok. So, for a brief one-night stay this would be ok. However, this is not a place you want to spend any time. No views, near the highway, can hear the neighbors talking and tv, no atmosphere. Rather depressing to stay here between hikes and recover and cook a meal.

          Reviewed December 30, 2016
          8.8
          Excellent
          Andrew from Australia
          Family with young children
          The Deck
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

          Family December Stay”

          Staff were very friendly and helpful.

          Reviewed December 10, 2016
          8.8
          Excellent
          Kate from Australia
          Group
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016

          Cheap and cheerful”

          Easy to communicate with staff, car parking right next to door. Shower was either crazy hot or icy cold but otherwise a large bathroom. Mattress was quite hard and springy. Despite the cold outside the room was really warm.

          Reviewed November 13, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Lee from Singapore
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2016

          Beautiful property, at beautiful location. Owner very friendly.”

          Extremely enjoyable stay.

          Reviewed October 29, 2016
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Samuel from Malaysia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Great cozy place and welcoming hosts”

          We stayed at Skipper's and the place was excellent. Great, clean and standalone unit. The hosts was very welcoming and even gave us a personalised welcome note. Great place indeed

          Reviewed September 20, 2016
          7.2
          Very good
          Yee from Malaysia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          Very thin wall”

          Abs by the Bay is generally a nice place to stay in, but the wall separating my unit from the next is so thin that you can literally hear every single word the other party is staying. This is the one important drawback. The rest is good.

          Reviewed July 11, 2016
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Jonathan from Singapore
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2016

          Easy and convenient stay!”

          We're here for our pre-wedding photoshoot and found this place to be convenient. Only no Wifi. :)

          Reviewed July 03, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ty from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Tasman
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

          Awesome ”

          Everything was great

          Reviewed May 31, 2016
          8.4
          Excellent
          Stacey from Australia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          Abs by the Sea”

          This was a lovely cabin. A bit smaller than expected, but adequate. A good location, not far from Port Arthur. We had a microwave in the kitchen which was handy.

          Reviewed May 09, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Amanda from Australia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2016

          Great homily feel”

          Location, cost, comfort

          Great little gem 10 minutes from port Arthur. Would stay here again.

          Reviewed February 27, 2016
          7.3
          Very good
          melissa from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2015

          small and delight full”

          private good location well maintance garden.

          couple of things that had let down the skipper room. the was no kitchen stink. Had to do the dish in a bucket. And no oven don't know what the other rooms were like. Still had a kettle. fridge and microwave,etc,etc. And the other thing I didn't like much was in the bathroom. They had glass bricks for windows and there were no curtain in the bathroom. Felt like you got no privacy when going to have a shower or go to the toilet.All in all a pleasant stay for the night.

          Reviewed October 26, 2015
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Elizabeth from Australia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2014

          Very comfortable modern studio room”

          waterside position, modern, very well appointed

          We had a great overnight stay, relaxed well and the staff helped us a great deal with ideas for activities around the area.

          Reviewed June 05, 2014
          8.7
          Excellent
          Shun from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2014

          Comfortable stay”

          Beautiful, Clean, Nice Staff

          The hotel has wonderful BBQ facilities. The garden is nice too. I had a great time over there. The room is clean, and the mini bar is great too. I would defintely stay at this hotel if visiting Port Author again. The hotel is very close to different attarcation point too

          Reviewed May 05, 2014
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