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Saffire Freycinet
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Coles Bay
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“great experience”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed in September 2013 so this is late but hopefully still of some value to others.

We found this to be a stunning place to stay.

Our room (Pimelea) was spacious, with adjacent outdoor sitting are as well as a courtyard that caught the afternoon sun, and overlooking the Hazards. The attention to detail in the room was impressive ranging from felt lined drawers for the cups and saucers to different Riedel wine glasses for each of the different wines in the mini bar. The contents of the mini bar were all included in the rate. I know this has been allowed for in the rate but it was a pleasant change from most places where you might think twice about opening the mini bar without checking the price list.

Other nice touches were the hot-water bottles at the base of the bed placed during the evening turn down service while we were in the restaurant, the afternoon treats left on the desk and a ribbon wrapped around the morning paper. WIFI Internet was included and was fast. The TV was hidden above the desk and, when lowered, was a little awkward watching in bed. I would have preferred it rising at or near the foot of the bed but that's about the only gripe I had, and it certainly didn't affect my enjoyment of our stay.

The service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive - it was just there when you wanted it. Whether this was due to the staff training, luck with the people at the time, or both. I don't know but it stood out. The restaurant ( food and service) was excellent, the menu varied and the food and wine as good, tasty and properly presented, as just about any place I have eaten anywhere in the world. Ditto the breakfast. All meals, including lunch and snacks, and all wines and drinks were included. When you include these costs in your assessment of value, my opinion is that the overall total cost was reasonable, especially when on a recent trip to Paris a glass of Coke cost $15. There is no point in coming to a place like this and taking a packed lunch and a thermos

There are activities included,one of which was a walk to Wineglass bay which is recommended.

We stayed there for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment. I'm not sure this would suit a family with youngish kids but if you are looking for a few days of carefree luxury with your partner, and your budget allows for this indulgence, then you will remember this stay for a long time.

We certainly will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed at Saffire twice now. To keep it short and simple, Saffire offers a unique and extraordinary experience that makes you never want to leave. The ambience, the views, the architecture, the comfort and the feeling of being waited on hand and foot is worth the price tag.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The location and property are stunning, but it’s the staff at Saffire that takes the cake. Most engaging, generous, and well-communicated hotel team I’ve encountered the globe over. From the lovely welcome we got at Hobart airport to all the staff at our meals (Kelli, Matt, Linn, Jess), the Guest Managers (Ben, Micah, Hayden, and Russell), and the guides (Joel and Will), all staff contact was on point, kind and efficient.

My family was astounded. The team read body language well, made eye contact often, and related crucial information to each other in a timely manner. There was no need to repeat anything and preferences were remembered without fail. It was like family, minus the drama. We stayed four nights and will return.

Tasmania and Saffire took our breaths away. They also made us chubby as the food is creative, fresh, and delicious. I suppose, we gush because we love.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

This was our second trip to Saffire, this time was a surprise organised by my husband for my birthday.
I honestly thought I could not be more impressed than I was by our first visit. How wrong was I!
From the moment we were welcomed back upon arrival, the Happy Birthday written in the courtyard pebbles, the card and sparkling wine cooling in our room, to the amazing treatment with a beautiful card and gift from the lovely girls at the Spa who remembered all my details from last time, I was amazed!
As others have said the food is to die for ( and I am incredibly hard to please!), the service at lunch, dinner and breakfast was outstanding with nothing too much trouble.

We loved our time at Saffire and recommend it to anyone looking for an absolutely perfect couples getaway. Worth every cent!

We will be back.....very soon!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and everything was first class.
The service was brilliant, warm and friendly without being stuffy, and all staff from Management to the cleaners showed a genuine care for our welfare. Everything was taken care of with a minimum of fuss and our only complaint is we didn't stay long enough.
Also the architecture is stunning and waking up in the morning to look out at Coles bay and the Hazards is awesome.
well done Saffire we'll be back

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

It has all be said before, amazing location, stunning architecture, every little detail covered. Hugh leads an impressive team who know what anticipatory service means. Highly recommend joining in the walks, oyster farm, cruise experiences. Such a rich history. A wonder if Silas Coles pinched himself to make sure it was real too!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

expectations can be very high when the price is high, but Saffire surpassed our expectations and never disappointed us. Staff are outstanding, with a high level of friendliness, knowledge, responsiveness and courtesy. The dining experiences for all meals were outstanding and really highlighted seasonal, local produce. The wines to match each course were lovely, varied and well-chosen. Cocktails and pre-dinner snacks in front of the fire were lots of fun. We also did a cooking demonstration, which we loved. The spa is expensive, but was a lovely experience. The walks were a real treat, with a great 14km one around the Hazards (which can be seen from all rooms and the main building) plus a shorter one up to the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Rooms are amazing - all have terrific views. The architecture of Saffire is wonderful. Go. Seriously - one of the most special places I have ever stayed.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Saffire Freycinet
Address: 2352 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Freycinet > Coles Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Coles Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Saffire Freycinet 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saffire Freycinet is Australia’s luxury lodge on Tasmania’s East Coast adjacent to Coles Bay and overlooking the Freycinet Peninsula, famed for the iconic Wineglass Bay. Delivering sophisticated and intimate style and an inspirational experience, our Tasmanian accommodation blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Featuring 20 luxurious suites, exclusive day spa, restaurant, guest lounge and bar, this five-star plus luxury lodge experience is a celebration of the art of service, internal and external wellbeing, local culinary delights, ancient landscapes and abundant wildlife. ... more   less 
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