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4.8 out of 5

"Big bath in the ensuite was an unexpected bonus Comfy quaint hotel with plenty of breakfast provisions. Excellent place to base yourself for a few d ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 08 Jan 2017

Hotel Description

Mt Lyell Anchorage places you in the heart of Queenstown, steps from West Coast Wilderness Railway. Highlights at this Edwardian guest house include free in-room WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs, DVD players and hairdryers are featured in all 7 individually decorated rooms. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and free toiletries.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Other amenities include laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and a fireplace in the lobby. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Queenstown guest house include West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum and Strahan Harbour.


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$180 per night

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Mt Lyell Anchorage ratings based on 45 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mt Lyell Anchorage

Everyone (24) Couples (7) Family (14)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Negatives - the outside of the property gave an impression of being uncared for, e.g. dirty window sills, cobwebs, unkempt front garden we were expecting a cooked breakfast as had booked this, but was told on arrival that as they did not have a commercial license, we would have to prepare our own breakfast. Dusty bedside lamps in the bedroom Positives - friendly staff great bathroom with separate bath Had the place to ourselves, so enjoyed the lounge with the cosy pellet fire

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jul. 2018 by Joy

Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately with our very wet winters it is difficult to keep the garden looking it's best but we are working on getting it ready for Spring and Summer now and expect it to be brimming with colour, vegetables and herbs again in the next few months. I'm sorry that you were expecting a cooked breakfast. In over 10 years we have only ever advertised and offered breakfast provisions in our generously stocked kitchens, at no extra cost to our guests, and have never offered a cooked breakfast as we don't have a commercial kitchen to cook one in. Glad you enjoyed the pellet fire, we love ours too.

5 out of 5

Nice place to stay for Strachan and Craddle Mt

Big bath in the ensuite was an unexpected bonus Comfy quaint hotel with plenty of breakfast provisions. Excellent place to base yourself for a few days to see Strachan and walk in Craddle Mountain

Posted by , from Brisbane on 8 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5

Home from home

Pros: So many little extras such as cooking condiments, breakfast provisions, comfortable beds and sofas.
Cons: We had no issues to comment on at all.
Location: We did the wilderness cruise in Strahan which took up most of our day. We feel Queenstown has a lot of history to offer. The locals were very friendly
Excellent accommodation, especially as we were 2 couples travelling together. It gave us space and comfort to relax and enjoy. Very clean, plenty of facilities and quiet. Heating system very efficient.

Posted by , from Perth, WA on 7 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Charming B&B

Location: Central
This is a charming B&B in a near ghost town. We were in a spacious cottage with kitchen facilities.

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: The charm
A comfortable, friendly and relaxing environment. Very good value for money. Well located.

Posted by on 11 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5

Weekend getaway

Mt Lyell Anchorage was beautiful, clean, warm and so comfortable

Posted by , from Launceston on 14 Jun. 2016

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4 out of 5


lovely place to stay, well catered for and kids are looked after also with games. Close to all facilities meant we didn't have to drive anywhere. Will definitely being staying here again.

Posted by , from melbourne on 25 Apr. 2016

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5 out of 5

Beautiful place to stay

Comfy beds, warm room and a big tub! Joy made our stay extra comfortable with a great breakfast selection and fully stocked veggie garden! Highly recommend

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2016

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Property Features

Mt Lyell Anchorage offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. Mt Lyell Anchorage also features a fireplace in the lobby and laundry facilities. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Mt Lyell Anchorage was completed in 2015. This Edwardian Queenstown guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1895
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Mt Lyell Anchorage offers 7 forms of accommodation with DVD players and complimentary bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Queenstown guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 14 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 14 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 20.00 per stay.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

A credit 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 20.00 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Mt Lyell Anchorage B&B Queenstown
  • Mt Lyell Anchorage B&B
  • Mt Lyell Anchorage Queenstown
  • Mt Lyell Anchorage
  • Mt Lyell Anchorage Queenstown, Tasmania
  • Mt Lyell Anchorage Guesthouse Queenstown
  • Mt Lyell Anchorage Guesthouse

You should know

  • Children 14 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.