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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Saffire Freycinet Hotel Coles Bay
- Saffire Freycinet Tasmania - Coles Bay