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Freycinet Eco Retreat

1799, Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania 7215, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014
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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Saltwater Shack for two nights at the tail end of our ten day stay in Tasmania. The emails sent before you arrive are very helpful and really describe where you are well. Everything needed for a cosy comfortable stay is here and it is not far to the local area's attractions but so private that you are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Perfect setting to experience the natural surrounds and the wildlife. I have always loved the sound of the ocean at night but thought the sound of the frogs was just as delightful. The fire was warm and cozy as it was raining the afternoon we arrived. The next morning was clear so we set off for Coles Bay, Bicheno and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We only stayed two nights at Saltwater shack & wished we'd stayed longer. It was a comfortable & peaceful location. We loved the walk up Mt Paul on the property & all the wildlife. It was so relaxing to sit either inside or on the veranda & listen to the frogs. We cooked dinner in both nights as we didn't... More

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freycineteco, Owner at Freycinet Eco Retreat, responded to this review

We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Saltwater Shack, and the insights in your review are especially important to us as you yourselves run accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. As you know, we followed up with you to ask what could have made it a five star experience, and others may be interested to see your reply: "Yes,... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Phillippa and Virginia took us under their wing at the start of our 7 Day stay, providing us with all the local knowledge of value experiences before we even set foot in Lodge 1. We booked 3 mths in advance (as celebrating our 25th) and could not have asked for a better location and hosts. From the time of first... More

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horsham
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32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I research hard before planning our holidays and this accommodation stood out. Our experience did not disappoint. We liked the very positive comments and feedback on TA, the useful information and speedy response to all our questions before our visit from our hosts, the information and food pack that was provided to enhance our stay, the high quality accommodation(nothing was... More

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hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I stayed at Freycinet Eco Retreat with my wife in August 2013. We absolutely loved it. The lodges are positioned to face the Hazard Mountains, which was spectacular to wake up to every morning. The woodfire kept us snug and warm and the deck was perfect for taking in the views and catching a few sun beams. A walk to... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

4 of us stayed in the Shack, which can only be described as magical. It's location was simply idyllic being completely surrounded by nature and we managed to see all the local wildlife. The Shack was extremely clean and very comfortable, not lacking in any amenities. Wi-fi was available "up the hill", which was quite handy for the nightly wombat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This review is long overdue -- we stayed for 2 nights in November 2012. Nice to see that nothing has changed since then. Amazing location, hosts, cabins, everything is perfect. In addition to the obvious beauty of the place, the small touches (freshly baked bread, iPod in cabins, different bottles of wine) make the stay super enjoyable. Cannot wait to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed for two nights in the first week in December and could have gone for permanent residency! The understated luxury of the lodges plus the care with which they have been built and designed to maximise sustainability are a really impressive achievement. They sit on a mountain top and look over Freycinet, the wildlife is abundant and the enjoyment... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We spent four nights here and really hated to leave. As others have noted, it's simple, but you have everything you need. It is absolutely incredible to have this kind of quiet, solitude, and beauty. The views are lovely, there's abundant, fascinating wildlife, the owners are friendly, helpful, and great to talk to, and the cabin is very comfortable. The... More

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freycineteco, Owner at Freycinet Eco Retreat, responded to this review

What a great review Kristen – thank you. We’re very happy that you enjoyed the property and appreciated the unique aspects that your cottage has to offer. Just a note for those reading this review and response – this one is about Saltwater Shack, which is our standalone cottage on the far side of our 1200 acre property overlooking the... More

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Address: 1799, Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania 7215, Australia
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Freycinet Eco Retreat is a 1200 acre bush property with fabulous views adjoining the Freycinet National Park. Two luxury eco-lodges offer comfort in style. Guaranteed wildlife, warm in winter, no doilies, mod cons, perfect for the independent traveller couples. Breakfast provisions and free wifi included. ... more   less 
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