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Abs by the Bay

"We really enjoyed our stay here - the gardens are beautiful too."

Ann - January 10, 2019
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Abs by the Bay

Taranna, Taranna, Australia - See map
Entire apartment
Free Wi-Fi
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Nearby landmarks
Federation Chocolate Factory 2.3 km
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo 2.6 km
Tasman Council 5.9 km
Hobart International Airport 36.8 km
Launceston Airport 174.8 km
St. Helens Airport 192.3 km

8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
ParkingFREE
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

  • Garden

Value for money9.1
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at Abs by the Bay

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.4
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
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 68 m²/732 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds & 1 queen bed
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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
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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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
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    Triple Standard
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      House
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        Room Two Bedrooms
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Abs by the Bay?

          Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The apartment offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Abs by the Bay?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Abs by the Bay has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

          What is the smoking policy at Abs by the Bay?

          Abs by the Bay does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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          What people love about Abs by the Bay

          • 9.2

            Exceptional
            Bathroom

            "The bathroom is light and spacious and again super clean."

            Elke

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            October 15, 2019

          • 10.0

            Exceptional

            "Everything I needed was available, and very comfortable."

            Heather

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            January 8, 2021

          • 10.0

            Exceptional

            "Room was comfortable and had everything we needed."

            Naoko

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            July 22, 2018

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          Overall rating:

          9.4

          Exceptional
          226 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.5
          Facilities
          8.9
          Location
          8.8
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          What travelers say they love:
          Its a cosy place, near and clean with all basic amenities.
          Jayanto 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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          2 mentions

          What they offer

          8.8

          Excellent
          Staff 

          "Owner is super friendly even though we reached after dark."

          Chua

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          August 20, 2019

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          Reviews of Abs by the Bay from real guests

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          9.0
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          10
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness9.5
          Facilities8.9
          Location8.8
          Room comfort and quality9.4
          Service9.4
          Value for money9.1
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          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

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ai from Malaysia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2012

          A cozy little home in great surroundings”

          Private access to the bay

          Driving around Port Arthur region, we saw many other places of accommodation and we both agreed that our choice of Abs by the Bay was an excellent one. Tucked away amidst carefully-maintained gardens and having private access to the bay to savour the sunset, one could not ask for more. And yet, there was more! The host, was most welcoming and helpful. The bed was soft and inviting, with lovely sheets. The bathroom was nicely decorated. And the cookies provided were most delicious! This will be our choice again when we return to Port Arthur.

          Reviewed December 13, 2012

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          LEE from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Group
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2012

          Great experience”

          Very comfy, beautiful environment

          abs by the bay has a convenient location. the room was tidy and clean. the hotel is near to the sea and you can enjoy beautiful sunset there. the hotel owner was very nice and helpful in providing travel information. we enjoyed our stay very much.

          Reviewed April 13, 2012

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          8.3
          Excellent
          YU from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Group
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2014

          Beautiful cottage with nice and quiet surroundings”

          Clean, friendly staff and well equiped

          we had a very nice stay at Abs by the Bay besides there's no restaurant or supermarket nearby for dinner. The room is very clean and spacious, the shower is comfortable. And the host even prepared a sofa bed for us even we didn't confirm whether we'll have an extra person. And it's located near a bay side area with a very nice view in the morning. There's no wifi or even cell phone network but the hosts were so nice to offer us their fixed line phone even at a late evening.

          Reviewed April 26, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Nurman from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Tasman
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

          Worthy for a staycation”

          I had a lovely time staying at Abs by the Bay. It is waterfront and the view is fab. The hot shower has great water pressure and the bath was nice to have after a long day of hiking. Brent and Lyn were lovely and welcoming.

          Reviewed December 24, 2020

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          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

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          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

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          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
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Geoff from Australia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2013

          Exceptional hospitality in a great location.”

          Great location, very helpful staff/owners, attention to the little details to make the stay even more enjoyable

          What a great spot to stay!! From when we arrived until we left we felt privileged to stay here! On our arrival we were given a warm welcome with some fresh fish being cooked on the owners' BBQ and then given an overview of the area. It is clear that hospitality is a very important thing for the local Tasmanian owners, with amazing attention to detail in the finishing touches on the room, provision of plenty of milk. This is a place where you feel someone has gone the extra mile to make your stay special. After the bushfires that have impacted this area, everyone in the area deserves a bit of helping hand up!

          Reviewed February 02, 2013

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Celeste from Australia
          Couple
          Tasman
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

          Great location to major attractions”

          Comfortable room with spacious living area, minutes to major attractions, friendly staffs

          We had a wonderful stay and Christmas in this self-contained hotel. Staffs were friendly and gave us lots of travel tips and information. Room is bright and spacious with large living area and bathroom. Kitchen was also well-equipped. I was surprised that they had rice cooker and chopsticks! The location was peaceful and close to major attractions such as chocolate factory, Tasmania devil park, Port Arthur historic site.

          Reviewed December 29, 2013

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Wing from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2014

          Beautiful Garden”

          friendly host, easy access to the river, private

          It was a faborious stay there with the warm hospitality offered by the lovely host. We enjoyed the peaceful environment and the amazing river view from the hotel. Don't miss the star gazing opporturnity at night if the weather is good.

          Reviewed March 18, 2014

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Shun from Hong Kong SAR, China
          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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          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

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          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

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          7.3
          Very good
          Atul from India
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2013

          very good”

          room was clean n comfortable, next to bay n staff is polite

          The owner is friendly n attentive. The inn is next to bay and have cottages. Very nice room with patio. BBQ and garden table available. The rooms n bathroom area big, comfortable and clean

          Reviewed January 14, 2014

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Paula from Australia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2014

          Beautiful sunsets and friendly staff ”

          Location, Price, Staff

          Basic but comfortable room well located on the road to Port Arthur. Staff were very knowledgeable about the area and offered great advice. There is no internet and phone reception for non telstra customers in Port Arthur (and much of Tas) is non-existant. There are also no ATM's nearby so make sure you have enough cash for meals etc. The garden at the rear of the property is perfect for an evening picnic dinner while the sunsets over the water.

          Reviewed April 09, 2014

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Li from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2012

          Nice and comfort cottage with beautiful garden”

          Feel like home cottage

          It is very beautiful with wonderful seaview. Carpark and garden are very pretty. Comfortable room, and the host is real friendly and helpful. They provide all the travel information we need to the surroundings.

          Reviewed June 05, 2012

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          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

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          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

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          8.3
          Excellent
          katherine from Australia
          Couple
          Skippers Studio Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2014

          well appointed peaceful stay”

          Clean, peaceful, comfortable

          This is a little home business where the owners live at the rear of the property. The owners were clearly house proud as the villa for us was very clean and comfortable and the garden had clearly had a lot of work done to it and looked great. The property backed onto the lake which was also nice and had several attractions nearby. There isn't a Lot in the town, no shopping etc, but was perfect for us as was just up road from port Arthur which we came to town for. Very happy with stay, would use it again.

          Reviewed March 18, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Vicki from Australia
          Couple
          Tasman
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

          A1 Accommodation”

          Little extras; comfy bed and excellent hosts

          The hosts were excellent, unit was very clean and had all the little extras. Fresh herbs and spinach from the garden was a pleasant gesture. Very comfortable accommodation all round.

          Reviewed December 26, 2012

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