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Accommodation categories


Foreword

Every guest has different comfort needs and available funds. To please everybody we offer our tours with different accommodation options. Apart from the accommodation the tours are identical.
We use a cross-section of accommodation styles available in Tasmania, like bed & breakfast houses, motels, apartments, cottages, country hotels, etc. However, we prefer small, privately owned and places with lovely managers who look after their guests.
We have spend a lot of time and money to find outstanding places in each category. We will only book those places for our guests were we would stay by ourself (and in most cases already have). We make sure our guests are getting not less comfort then they have paid for. Quite often it is in fact more. Our guests regulary report back to us they were pleasently surprised about our choice.
Tip: if uncertain what accommodation category is best for you, we advise you to book the better category in order to avoid disappointment. This is particularly true if you have not travelled in Australia before as the standard here is lower than in Europe or other places. In general accommodation is quite expensive in Tasmania if compared internationally.
Please keep in mind, the differences between categories do vary depending on location. At some locations some categories may not be available. Some categories may not be offered on curtain tours. Depending on the category, guests may have to prepare the breakfast by themselfs. Usually the food is supplied by the host (except hostel category), on guided tours we do provide it.

Executive category

This category is for people who like to add luxury to comfort. In most cases guests in this category will stay in the same hotels then those of our comfort category, but usually in a better room and / or with even better breakfast. However, in some locations they will stay in quite exclusive resorts or hotels. These places are responsible for most of the difference in price. Of course all rooms have shower/toilet.

Comfort category

Designed for guests who like comfort but don't need pure luxury. We have selected 'feel-good' places for you, many with a 4-star rating. They are all different but all have some kind of very special flair. All the rooms have shower/toilet apart from very rare exceptions. Typically there is a gourmet breakfast served.

Economy category

This is ideal for guests who do not require a high accommodation standard. Many of the properties have a 3-star standard and are frequently used by locals. The facilities are often relatively simple and not necessarily modern, but very clean and have a certain charm.
Altogether very good value for money. It is not uncommon you have to prepare the breakfast by yourself, but the food is usually provided.

Hostel / Budget category

This is for guests who don't mind to share a room with others. You will stay in hostels / backpackers in a dormitory (meaning a room shared with other guests). In some properties only mixed dorms are available. There are only shared facilities. You can not expect to have everything sparkling clean. Bed linen are supplied but towels may not, so please bring your own. You will have to prepare your breakfast by yourself with your own food.
In locations where no hostel is available you will stay in a basic hotel or motel in your own room. If you are travelling alone you have to pay the listed single supplement for those nights.



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G R E E NI S L A N DT O U R ST A S M A N I A3 Simeon Place, St. Helens, 7216 Tasmania, AustraliaTel + Fax: (+61) 03- 6376 3080E-mail: git_tas@tassie.net.au