We stayed in the 2 bedroom studio, which was fantastic, surrounded by such beauty, it had a wonderful and relaxing outlook, hard to fault the natural surrounds. I think the apartment is probably a little over priced, but this tends to be the trend in Tasmania. I rated childrens activities as poor, due to the fact the advertised pool is closed & ditto for the spa. The childrens play area looks like a death trap from the 70's. That said, with Pirates Bay on the door step, we were never bored & spent all our time exploring. We will definitely visit again, it is such a great spot, but the rest of the hotel could do with some updating & the staff at the front desk were less than helpful, I had to prompt for any information and can't remember seeing a smile.
- Also Known As:
- Best Western Eaglehawk Neck
- Eaglehawk Neck Best Western
- BEST WESTERN Lufra Apartments Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lufra Hotel, situated at Eaglehawk Neck, provides relaxed affordable accommodation close to Port Arthur and natural attractions. Australian aviation pioneer and tourism entrepreneur Sir Reginald Ansett is reputed to have described the Lufra Hotel as "the hotel with the best view in the world". No wonder there has been an accommodation house on the same site for more than 150 years. Nor was it a surprise when Sir Reg decided that he would make that view available to the growing number of tourists visiting Australia's island state. He built the present hotel in 1948. The current owners 60 yrs later have added 16 new Apartments. Just one hour from Hobart, The Lufra is ideally located as the base for you to enjoy many activities, sitting as it does at Eaglehawk Neck, the narrow isthmus which connects the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas. Visit the Lufra and you'll share more than a stunning view because the area abounds in many attractions ? both natural and made-made - all within easy driving or walking distance. Make The Lufra your home away from home when visiting this beautiful historic area of Tasmania. Close to the hotel are several amazing rock formations and attractions - The Blowhole, Tasman Arch, the Devil's Kitchen and the Tessellated (or tiled) Pavement. You will be impressed by the drama of these geological wonders, sculpted by Mother Nature over millions of years. And, do you know that at nearly 400 metres the nearby sea cliffs are the highest in Australia? Off shore the sea generates the biggest surf in Australia while it is home to some of the best tuna in the world. You can find out more about catching tuna or other fabulous fish on the Peninsula here. A mere 15 minutes south by car the history of Tasmania's convict past comes alive at the former penal settlement of Port Arthur and other historical sites on the Tasman Peninsula. Nearby you can also indulge in sports and pastimes like surfing, fishing and bushwalking, or visit other nearby attractions like wildlife parks and wineries. The Lufra Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a range of rooms. After a hectic day's touring and sightseeing, you can unwind with the superb view of Pirate's Bay and enjoy a drink before a hearty meal of local produce and Tasmanian wines. The Lufra is the ideal central location to stay for more than just one night. The Lufra has 27 en-suite rooms, all with heating, electric blanket, TV, clock radio, refrigerator, linen and tea/coffee making facilities. Other guest facilities and services include: infant cots, iron, high chair, public telephone and laundry. Our licensed restaurant is complemented by a games/recreation room, TV/lounge area with open fireplace, cafe/coffee shop and bar. Disabled access is through the front door, dining and lounge bar and individual rooms. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express. ... more less
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