Where: Freycinet National Park, Tasmania. Australia.
When: September 2018
Duration: 1 night stay
Room Type: Premier Cabin, Jetted Tub
(Booked whilst Hotels.com had a 10% discount offer on)
Freycinet National Park is simply STUNNING! So why would you choose to stay anywhere else aside from in the park? Well, I mean why would you choose to stay anywhere else besides a hotel in the park. I assume you can camp in there, but I think we’ve established I’m not the tent kinda lady!
I arrived at Freycinet Lodge about 4:30pm after doing the Wineglass Bay lookout walk. It was meant to be an easy walk, but turns out I’m unfit and it was hard AF. I arrived at the hotel quite disheveled, but the clerk on reception gave me a warm welcome.
Check in was fast and I was in my room to enjoy the afternoon sun streaming through my windows. I was pretty impressed with my room/cabin. It was spacious and the spa bath looked incredibly inviting!
After a quick shower and change I headed back to the main building to attend a ‘Meet the Maker’ wine event being held in a conference room off to the side of the main bar and restaurant. Here I was able to try many of the wineries I passed on the way to Freycinet but didn’t have time to stop in.
Having not eaten since early that day, those wines went to my head so I popped out for some air and to see a magnificent sunset off the back deck of the hotel….
I wasn’t overly fussed by the menu at the hotel restaurant, so I instead stayed in the bar and ordered a burger from the bar whilst I planned my itinerary for the following day. There aren’t that many options once you’re in the National Park, but I wouldn’t recommend the bar burger. It was rather half-assed. Perhaps I should have tried the restaurant.
I returned to my room and found that turn down service has been and left me the cutest chocolates with ‘Freycinet Lodge’ printed on them. And because I was travelling alone, I got to eat both whilst drinking wine in that beautiful spa bath! The underfloor tile heating had also been turned on, which would be a welcome surprise in winter I’m sure!!
There was a well equipped mini-bar with lots of local Tassie treats I’ve seen at Salamanca Markets and my favourite thing was complimentary still water. Seriously, it’s such a cheap thing for a hotel to provide, literally cents per bottle, so it really pisses me off when I spent a couple of hundred on a room and it’s not provided.
Would I stay there again? Yes, don’t get me wrong, it’s expensive but I actually felt like I got value for the price considering the high standard of the room and the remote location.
Would I recommend it to you? Absolutely. Go. Now!