Orford Blue Waters Hotel, Orford TAS

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Orford Blue Waters Hotel, Orford TAS

The Orford Blue Waters Hotel is a hotel located in Orford, Tasmania. They great food and drink options and offer accommodation. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 4 out of 403 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Travelling through & noticed meals 7 days @ wk, what a delightful experience, great food & customer service. Dining room overlooks the river & hillside. You will not be dissappointed.
28 Tasman Hwy, Orford TAS 7190

Opening hours

Monday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Opening hours

Monday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Clubs and Pubs in Orford

Including this venue, there are 3 pubs in the Orford area

Latest reviews for Orford Blue Waters Hotel, Orford TAS

Martin Brown
20/05/2024
Disappointing 3/2/2024 - we ordered 4 adults meals and 3 kids meals for takeaway. Kids meals are advertised to include a soft drink and ice cream each. Upon realising we had not received either I went back in to ask. The supervisor (woman early 50s) reluctantly organised ice cream in a takeaway container. When I asked about the soft drinks I was told "no, you're taking advantage" as she walked away.

The other staff members looked apologetic, and I got the impression that this individual is often rude to others.

If kids meal extras aren't included for takeaway that's fine, but advertise it as such - and don't belittle your customers for holding the business to account for a broken promise. My experience with this individual ruined our dining experience on this occasion.

Multiple reviews on here seem to reference the poor service and attitude of the same individual, indicating an ongoing failure of the owners and management.

Months later and no response from Orford Blue Waters Hotel - either they don't care or think they can get away with it in a small town with limited dining options. Overall, this is a shining example of everything that's wrong with Tasmania - small-minded nepotism at its finest.

Disappointing and shameful.
Allen Smith
19/05/2024
Attended bistro with a group of friends on a Sat night. Many of our group ordered the roast lamb and all at our table were served roasts that were luke warm. One of our group had pork spare ribs that was so tough she had to send it back. The general consensus in our group is that we will not be going back and would not recommend the meals especially at the prices.
Geoffrey Melling
15/04/2024
A big thanks to Liam and Leah and all the staff
for making us welcome.
We stayed in a king room very clean - thanks room attendant.
This hotel is a gem with it's own restaurant.
I booked it over the phone (after 9am) and received an
email confirmation straight away.
It's not very well sign posted so you could sail right past.
My advice is stay there to refresh at the bar and food then
a comfy bed.
There is a small council playground out back but also an
access road so keep an eye on the little ones
Antje Kharchi
07/04/2024
Great lunch stop while traveling up the coast. The fish tacos are excellent and the fries out of this world. Our server was delightful - sweet and funny.
Marc & Sarah
18/01/2024
Great room - lovely and spacious ( our bathroom did have a funky smell about it though?). Outside veranda with an outdoor dining table and outdoor lounge was nice.....however our room was right next to the hotel's outside dining area and because our rear veranda wasn't private, we had numerous patrons walk right up to us to smoke and make personal phone calls. I know this is a hotel but try enjoying your night listening to intoxicated swearing patrons with their cigarette smoke drifting into your room!
The noise was impossible to ignore until things quieted down after 10pm.
Big comfortable bed and very good kitchenette.
If you don't clean your dishes, you will be charged an extra $30.
If you were to eliminate the hotel, the room was perfect.
Paul Madmel
06/09/2023
Stopped off to have a meal. The location is great with the dining room looking out to the water. The food was lovely, service great. Being a hotel they have all the usual facilities. Would I go there again sure would.
ROLAND MELL
12/07/2023
Room was clean, and our bed was comfortable. Do get a bit of road noise in the morning. Tavern attached, so good pub food available. There is not a lot to choose from in area at reasonable rates and comfort.
louise wilton
12/06/2023
Lovely fresh, clean and bright room. Comfy and soft bed. Fantastic hot shower. Well located right near the water with lovely walking track. I unfortunately had very loud neighbors that kept me awake until about 1am, but this was the only negative (and nothing the venue could've done.) Would definitely stay again.
Pete Spencer
01/05/2023
Travelling through & noticed meals 7 days @ wk, what a delightful experience, great food & customer service.
Dining room overlooks the river & hillside.
You will not be dissappointed.
Angala Mcdonald
08/04/2023
What an amazing meal great staff and clean fast friendly service would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a huge filling delicious meal will be 100% happy and satisfied. Thankyou will be back next tie were up this way for sure.
Jeremy Riley
27/03/2023
Arrived just as lunch was ending and the helpful staff rushed us through so we didn't miss out. Loads of seating available at this time and we sat outside in the garden. Good food was served quickly - the roast of the day was great!
clan clements
20/01/2023
Our room ( No 7), was lovely. bright, clean and had a small patio at the rear, with views over the estuary. The wifi however only worked when just out of the room. The restaurant in the evening very busy with a full house of families, in a canteen style environment. The open plan made it all but impossible to have a conversation without shouting. So if you are looking for a quiet evening, you're probably better off with take away on the patio or Scorchers just over the bridge
Yulia
24/12/2022
We love everything about our stay here
Big room, clean, great view, though WIFI not so strong, we just loved it
Till the next morning, we woke up freezing, turned out the electricity in our room was turned off, somehow!
?
We called the manager and we just amazed how good they handled the issue, it was great service.
We definitely will go back here again
Thank you?
Amy W
11/12/2022
The rooms were well appointed and clean. Good value for money.

Our only dislike is that we didn't realise at the time of booking that the main road goes right past the rooms as well as the motel being a popular spot for work crews to stay (therefore walking past your rooms in the early hours and also starting their vehicles at around 6am right outside your room).
Terra
24/11/2022
Service and food were quite excellent for the price.

Rooms were fairly average but serviceable. I stayed in room 3 a few nights ago.

Unfortunately there were a lot of scuff marks on the walls, and the plastic shower holder had a large crack in the fixture, which sprayed water on the bathroom floor, over the shower door, when turned on.

Also only had a half toilet roll on the hook plus one full spare when I arrived. Reception would likely replenish this the next day though, as I only stayed one night.

Bathroom power outlets RCD protected which is a plus.

TV with digital channels (seems Netflix could work if connected to the free wifi, but I didn't try)

Free wifi was fairly average, as is typical.

Iron and ironing board provided.

Fridge and small cupboard available.

Air conditioned.

Has bottle shop adjoined with restaurant.

Sound isolation between rooms seemed pretty good.
David Rawlings
13/11/2022
Lovely motel style option in Orford. Represented great value for money. Rooms are recently renovated with comfy beds and a nice terrace with park & water glimpses. Had a good size fridge and they supply toaster, kettle and basic stuff to eat with (knives, forks, plates, etc). Pub food next door (which you can also take away). Friendly staff, easy check in and check out.

There was a smell of drains in the bathroom, and some of the Ikea furniture not properly assembled (drawers not attached to runners) which could be dodgy for younger kids.

There was a fair bit of noise from people in nearby rooms drinking on their terraces into the night. Perhaps to be expected of accommodation next to a pub but perhaps a sign in the room and on the terrace gently reminding people of 'quiet hours' and to not be causing noise after a certain time. It was fine for us, but might put me off staying if we had kids - a sign would probably reduce ocurances.

Lovely motel though and would stay again when in Orford.
Steve Griffiths
08/11/2022
Spent a couple of nights here as a base to visit Maria Island. Our room was clean, well appointed and gave us a brilliant view of the water. Bar, dining room, gaming area, all look newly renovated. Food was excellent with a good local wine selection. All in all a great place to stay.
Jane Grundy
20/08/2022
Convenient location rooms all ground floor view over park to water. Very clean cabin style room with small deck and outside table and chairs. Good value friendly staff. Hotel meals very good. Will go again good value.
Jake Wiggins
31/07/2022
Had a seafood platter for two for lunch, my partner had to run out to the toilet directly after eating, and then threw up again in the car park. Squid wasn't cooked. Fish batter was too thick and not cooked properly. Scallops were over cooked. Quantity was not worth the price tag by a long shot.
Wont be back for a meal.
Lise Robertson
18/05/2022
Great to see that the Orford Blue Waters has lost all of the 80's shades of blue (outside and inside). The rooms were fresh, nicely presented and larger than expected. We were on a cycling tour and staff went out of their way to provide equipment to assist us with servicing our bicycles. The views of the river are superb (from both the dining & hotel rooms prior to sunset) and the pub meals were all well received.
Paul Truscott
25/04/2022
Great place to stay on the east coast. Rooms have been recently renovated, and are immaculate. Beautiful food in the restaurant. Quiet and private, with great parking. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Big thank you to Carrie who manages the accommodation who made our stay wonderful ?
Alison Munton
25/04/2022
Visited ANZAC Eve 2022. Enjoyed a beautiful seafood platter and it was an array of seafood. Absolutely beautiful and fresh. My partner had the scallops. His was lovely and lots of scallops. Highly recommend. NO CRABSTICK OR GEM rejects here. Salad was yummy too.... nice friendly staff.
Just book tho, as the foods good so is the patronage. ????
Drew Shep
14/04/2022
Very good range in bottle shop. Good meals and good service. Can't comment on rooms because as a local never stayed in them but they look good from the outside
Ruby Metrikas
20/03/2022
Great little accomodation spot. Clean and well equipped. Staff very helpful. A little bit noisy with the pub car park and highway just outside. Otherwise a lovely outlook to a beach / park area behind the hotel.
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