"Near OzZoo which is great plus several places to get an evening meal nearby."
Ann - January 10, 2019
Location rating score
Friendly stafff due to late arrival found welcoming note on unit door from managers much appreciated highly recommend this accomodation
Gary | July 17, 2018
Parking area is spacious and room was cosy and toilet was equipped with the heater light so its super warm inside.
Chua | August 20, 2019
Clean facilities with style, with convinient parking in front of entrance and greeny seclusive surroundings.
KASA | December 29, 2019
Pleasantly decorated, comfy queen size bed and tea/coffee/microwave cupboard with minibar.
Elke | October 15, 2019
Very friendly owner and we were welcome to have a look the backyard for the bay view.
Naoko | July 22, 2018
Well priced and ideal for 1 night stopovers and Lyn was very friendly and welcoming.
Elke | October 15, 2019
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.1|
Check-in is from 02:00 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 flat offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The apartment offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.
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.
Abs by the Bay does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
Naoko | July 22, 2018
Ann | January 10, 2019
Naoko | July 22, 2018
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!
Elke | October 15, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-13 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 14 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Abs by the Bay
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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...
A cozy little home in great surroundings”
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.
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.
Beautiful cottage with nice and quiet surroundings”
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.
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.
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.
Many thanks for staying with us Naoko We are glad you had a nice stay Hope to see you again
Great location to major attractions”
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.
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.
Exceptional hospitality in a great location.”
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!
Very comfortable modern studio room”
We had a great overnight stay, relaxed well and the staff helped us a great deal with ideas for activities around the area.
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
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.
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
Beautiful sunsets and friendly 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.
Nice and comfort cottage with beautiful garden”
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.
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.
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.
well appointed peaceful stay”
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.
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.
small and delight full”
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.