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Huon Pine bath looking to Maria Island A luxurious king size bed in the Tasmanian bush
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40 reviews
Rocky Hills Retreat early morning light
Huon Pine bath looking to Maria Island
A luxurious king size bed in the Tasmanian bush
Big feather topped couches at Rocky Hills Retreat
A beautiful bathroom
Entry to the Art Studio Rocky Hills Retreat
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Swansea, Tasmania

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grant g
Roatan, Honduras
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply amazing”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

It exceeded all our expectations, right from the beginning when our host Ann greeted us.
This is world class accommodation and world class scenery, a once in a lifetime experience.
Thank you so much.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
28 Apr 2016
Dear Grant, thank you so much for taking the time so write such lovely words about Rocky Hills Retreat. It's always lovely to hear when we exceed our guests expectations as this really is our main goal! Thank you once again and we do hope to welcome you back to Rocky Hills sometime in the near future. Very best wishes, -Amanda Avalon Retreats
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Heather M
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“A Glorious, relaxing place to stay with beautiful sights and sounds to never forget.”
Reviewed 6 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We found it to be the most relaxing of surroundings, with beautiful sounds of the local wildlife, birds, frogs. Magical. The accommodation was superb with wonderful views. The service was exceptional, so pleasant and informative, certainly made you feel welcome right from the start. The Studio was a fantastic bonus to the stay,

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Liked best: A place away from everything to be able to really relax.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Apr 2016
Dear Heather,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely words about your stay at Rocky Hills Retreat. It is so fabulous to hear that you enjoyed our service and had such a wonderful stay, particularly the bonus inspiration of the Rocky Hills Retreat Art Studio! We hope to welcome you back for more inspiration some time soon. Warmest wishes, -Amanda, Avalon Retreats
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Eloise G
1 review
“Perfect even in stormy weather”
Reviewed 29 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

My husband and I were recommended Rocky Hills Retreat by friends and so booked it for our 10th wedding anniversary. We were thoroughly impressed by the photos and the mini bar and had heard about the huon pine bath! When we walked in we were blown away, between the layout, the couches, the bed and the view, it was all better than expected!
Rain was starting to set in so we started filling the tub and went exploring the art studio. Later, we enjoyed a soak in piping hot water with rain falling on our faces, don't let bad weather put you off!
The kitchen was well equipped, the bed very comfortable and we felt very safe and cozy while an electrical storm happened around us - it disrupted the power supply to the house but it didn't ruin our experience.
Ann the caretaker/manager (?) was lovely and looked after us tremendously!
We'll come again for sure!
*A word of warning if you feel the need to visit during flash flooding events on the East Coast: We did make it down the hill in our little Mazda 3 but only just! It's a good thing flash flooding is pretty rare. I think we experienced a third of Swansea's annual rainfall in one day!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers
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Management Response
7 Feb 2016
Dear Eloise, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Rocky Hills Retreat and congratulations on your 10 year wedding anniversary! It is always to gratifying to hear that the efforts or our hosts are very much appreciated, especially during unusual weather conditions like the ones you experienced! It is so fabulous to hear that you really had a wonderful adventure while enjoying all the gourmet provisions and for the unusual experience of feeling safe and cosy while you soaked up the luxury of nature's show from the bath ! We very much appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words and we hope to welcome you back one day (perhaps during entirely different weather conditions?) : ) Warmest wishes -Amanda, Avalon Retreats.
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Joe S
1 review
“Relaxing retreat in perfect setting”
Reviewed 17 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

This was the first stop on our honeymoon and a real highlight! Great views in a surprisingly secluded location and a very enjoyable place to relax. The facilities were excellent and the pantry/larder was well stocked, allowing us to make the most of our stay. We wish we'd stayed longer!

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Liked best: Views, the bath, breakfast, pillow selection, design of the building, art studio.
Liked least: The eye masks were necessary to block out light in the morning.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
26 Jan 2016
Dear Joe, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Rocky Hills Retreat! We are so pleased to have been able to make the first chapter of your honeymoon such a wonderful delight! He hope you've had a wonderful time on the rest of your honeymoon journey and congratulations to you both! Best wishes, -Amanda, Avalon Retreats.
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Kittenkor...
Mooloolaba
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Relaxing escape from it all..”
Reviewed 31 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was our first time at Rocky Retreat and we loved it! It is so peaceful and relaxing. You are literally in the middle of nowhere in Tasmanian bushland at its finest. The only noises are those from nature. It's luxurious and comfortable, private and beautiful. It has everything you need so that you don't have to leave whilst staying. Plus you get your own art studio - a beautiful converted church. What more could you want? We will be back.

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Liked best: Privacy, solitude and views
Liked least: Rocky road up to property could be made smoother
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
2 Nov 2015
Dear Kittenkore, Thank you for your lovely review of Rocky Hills Retreat! We're so pleased that you loved the bush location and luxurious little details that always add up to make for an extra special experience! It sounds like you've loved every minute of your East Coast adventure! Again, thank you for taking the time to write these lovely words, we will always look forward to welcoming you back to Avalon Retreats. Very best wishes -P
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Peter R
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Romantic Ecstasy”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The most perfect romantic hideaway at what is extraordinary value for Australian accommodation.
if you want a resort style pampering stay away. if you want to pamper each other in luxurious and discrete surrounds then it doesn't get much better.
We stayed a blissful 3 nights and wished it was forever. This place is magical, and your relationship will be ecstatically better for having stayed here.
Very efficient service from Anne, high quality provisions, Swansea nearby to restock if needed.

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Liked best: The library collection
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Oct 2015
Thank you Peter - what a wonderful review. We hope the magic and warmth of Rocky Hills Retreat stays with you in a special part of your heart and memories for a long time - but do come back soon!

warmest wishes, Peta
Avalon Retreats booking office
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Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Nothing- everything was fantastic
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
6 Oct 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely review of Rocky Hills Retreat! We're so pleased that you loved every detail of your stay and were also able to also do some sightseeing around Freycinet National Park - it really is a stunning part of the world. We love hearing that we got all the little details right and that the property to enabled you to truly and relax and unwind! We would love to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes -P
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