3.9 out of 5

"Was fine no complaints. Central location not too far from beach. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

Shearwater Resort places you steps from Port Sorell Golf Club and within a 15-minute stroll of Shearwater Park. Highlights at this property include 2 indoor swimming pools, a golf course and a restaurant.

You can enjoy a TV with cable channels, and each apartment features a balcony or patio, a DVD player and a hairdryer. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a fridge, a microwave and a hob.

For a drink, you can stop by the apartment's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court and sauna as well as access to golf lessons and bike rentals. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Shearwater property, you'll be 18.1 km (11.2 mi) from Devonport Ferry Terminal.

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shearwater Resort ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Shearwater Resort

Everyone (15) Couples (1) Family (3)
4 out of 5

Comfortable and clean and meals very good.

Was fine no complaints. Central location not too far from beach.

Posted by , from blackmans Bay Tas on 27 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5
The resort had lots of activities for our three children to enjoy - especially the pool/spa area. I found the resort very child friendly and the restaurant served great meals.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2018

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3 out of 5
rooms very very stuffy - need ceiling fans as air doesn't circulate

Posted by on 26 Nov. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great spot for a relaxing holiday.

Everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Bathroom needs upgrading, but was clean. Comfy bed. Great price.

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice view of golf course

Pros: View of golf course. Value for money. Bistro. Dragster bicycles!
Cons: Needs a refurb/refresh. Toilet ran. Sheets bally.
Good location. Nice meal at bistro. Cool dragster bikes available for free! Room OK. Toilet ran constantly and sheets "bally" but otherwise good. Whole complex looks a little tired and needs a refurb. Most of staff friendly and helpful. Kitchen staff very helpful with function we had there! Recommended.

Posted by on 10 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay

The best place in Tasmania to stay with the kids. Everything you need is close by and beach is amazing.

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5

Clean and spacious

We thoroughly enjoyed our two day stay. First night in 2 bedroom apartment we had 6 adults and a baby. Cot was arranged and high chair also offered which was handy. The room with a single bunk and a single bed had so much floor space we could have fitted another rollaway bed and not used the sofa bed at all (in retrospect). Great to have the facilities of the bistro and pools so close and lovely having windows and outdoor space looking over the golf course. Not as private or safe for toddler as a balcony (we were downstairs) but much more roomy.. The one negative would be that the walls between the units are not sound proof. From our bedrooms we could pretty much hear every word of the people in the adjoining apartment.. fortunately they didn't stay up too much later and we had an end apartment so only an issue on one side.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 21 Sep. 2017

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4 out of 5

Spacious rooms

We liked the space. Room for our children to play inside our on the grass out front. Good value apartment

Posted by , from melbourne on 4 Apr. 2017

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3 out of 5

Comfortable but needs upgrading!

Four adults in a 2 bedroom apartment. Balcony overlooking golf course was great. No air-conditioning so had to go to reception for a fan. When the one & half toilet rolls ran out we asked for more but were told we would have to buy them. Room information book needs updating as we went to use the pool but times on the pool gate are different to the book which is what most guests would read first. Overall good stay but these few incidents marred our stay slightly.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 13 Mar. 2017

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2 out of 5

Not Really a "Resort"

Pros: There is a tennis court and a basketball court but only open until 4.00pm. Being daylight savings, maybe the times could be reviewed.
Cons: The unit we stayed in had large carpet stains and was in dire need of a good paint job. Bathroom was very outdated and cleanliness very poor.
Location: Beach nearby and close to shops, bakery and takeaway.
Website states the "resort" overlooks a golf course, we were overlooking a supermarket car park which was really disappointing. There are 2 indoor pools onsite and one was closed for repairs (since October apparently). This meant the other pool was overcrowded which was also disappointing.

Posted by , from Launceston on 17 Jan. 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Shearwater Resort, you'll find a golf course, 2 indoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, a BBQ, and an arcade/games room are also featured at Shearwater Resort. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Shearwater apartment.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Devonport, TAS (DPO) (14.6 km / 9.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Shearwater Resort offers 49 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodation at this 3.5-star apartment has kitchens with fridges, hobs and microwaves. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Televisions come with cable channels.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Shearwater Resort has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Friday-Monday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Saturday-Saturday: 8 AM-6:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Friday - Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday - Saturday: 8 AM - 6:00 PM
Guests arriving after 5:00 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 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 5.50 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

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


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 200.00 per week

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Late check-out fee: AUD 100 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 5.50 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Shearwater Resort Port Sorell
  • Shearwater Port Sorell

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.