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4.8 out of 5

"Images provided online were far exceeded in person. Absolutely breathtaking!! Loved every minute of our short stay! " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 01 Oct 2017

Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Margate awaits you at Villa Howden. Within a 10-minute stroll you'll find Peter Murrell Nature Reserve and Inverawe Native Gardens within a 30-minute walk. Highlights at this boutique inn include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool and free daily breakfast.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 10 individually decorated rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies and iPod docks. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, fridges, minibars and espresso makers are available.

The restaurant, Bruni's Restaurant, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. The inn's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Conference space and a meeting room are among the business amenities offered. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free full breakfast is offered between 7:00 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 5-star Margate inn include Kingborough Sports Centre and Mount Nelson Lookout.

Villa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$181 per night

Suite, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Villa Howden ratings based on 75 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Villa Howden

Everyone (21) Couples (53) Family (3)
1 out of 5
I didn’t get the room that I was booked - the on advertised with photos was totally different from what they gave me. The room was just next to the public toilet of the hotel. The bathroom in the room was a nursing home bathroom and no very clean. I talked about this to the lady on the front desk, she talked to the manager and they said they can not help, even though when we showed to them the website were they advertised the Villa Suit room that has nothing to do with what they gave to us. Therefore, we did the check out and went to another hotel. Another thing, the food is pricey and not good at all. Not a five stars hotel standard at all.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Apr. 2019 by Villa Howden

Dear Anonymous Thank you for the review Kindest Regards

5 out of 5
Great location. Very different configurations to standard accommodation. Great staff.

Posted by on 8 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Apr. 2019 by Villa Howden

Thank you for your review

4 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Apr. 2019 by Reception

Thank you

5 out of 5
Quiet and peaceful location Lovely facilities Very attentive staff

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Mar. 2019 by Talita

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
Lovely surrounds & outlook. Lovely rooms & service, free water, drinks & chips. Beautiful property. Champagne on arrival nice touch. Cute bear on our bed 🤗

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2019

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12 Mar. 2019 by Talita

Thank you for your review

4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful place to stay, with very welcoming staff. Loved playing croquet on the lawns and sipping champagne in front of the fire! Room was very comfortable, with everything you would expect. Indoor heated pool was a lovely place to hang out in the afternoons.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Images provided online were far exceeded in person. Absolutely breathtaking!! Loved every minute of our short stay!

Posted by , from Australia on 1 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5

Special place to unwind

Great spot to relax at the end of our Tassie holiday. Comfortable throughout with helpful, courteous staff. Very different from a standard hotel with the well appointed library/games room overlooking the split level lounge room in front of the fire place. We were made to feel special by the staff and the building is superbly decorated and felt like we were staying in a Mediterranean castle.

Posted by , from Townsville, Queensland on 12 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Attention to detail exceptional.

Pros: The staff and the service they offer.
If you are looking for a unique experience, to just take a moment and breathe, then Villa Howden is where you should head.

Posted by on 29 Aug. 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. An indoor pool, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Villa Howden. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Margate inn.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 15 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1970
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.) (35.5 km / 22.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Villa Howden offers 10 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Fridges, espresso makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. This Margate inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10 AM.

Bruni's Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 7:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 70.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 70.0 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Villa Howden Inn Margate
  • Villa Howden Inn
  • Villa Howden Margate
  • Villa Howden

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.