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Tuki Retreat

4.0 of 5 Ranch   |   60 Stoney Rises Rd, Smeaton, Victoria 3364, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013
Piper B Melbourne, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

After speaking with Jan and requesting a Gift Voucher be sent out I was excited to present my wife with what I hoped was going to be a great weekend away. I then proceeded to book massages and restaurants to make the weekend something special. Having gone to this trouble, I was very disappointed to be called and told 'I... More

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TukiRetreat, Manager at Tuki Retreat, responded to this review

We apologise Glenn for disappointing you. I was unable to meet your needs as the function we were hosting changed its needs. There was no financial loss on your part. as a small business you cannot be all things to all people and we are sorry for the inconvenience. More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Although it was several years ago now that my then partner and I had our honeymoon weekend at Tuki. Relationship ended, but I must admit my memory of this place was glorious. Our cabin was spotless and just gorgeous. We had beautiful views, the best food, lovely service, and were left in peace and quiet. Our visit there was in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had a wonderful weekend at Tuki Retreat. We were surprised to be upgraded to a spa cottage, which was lovely. The fireplace is sensational, as is the amazing breakfast provisions provided. Most places provide meagre, or no breakfast provisions any more, but Tuki Retreat is not one of those! The rooms were nicely decorated in a rustic style and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

As part of our yearly conference, we visited Tuki for a spot of trout fishing and dinner. The experience was five star. Robert and Jan were warm, informative and helpful and the food was exceptional! The views are gorgeous, as is the restuarant and fireplace. Strongly recommended. Malcolm GFIN Group of Companies

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21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We love dining at Tuki. The food is all grown/raised on the property, and it's magnificent! We've also stayed in the cottages twice. This last week, we spent just one night (would have liked more) in Cottage 1. It's a comfy one bedroom cottage overlooking the lake and hills. It was a very hot day, but cooled nicely, and altho... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

One of the best family holidays we've ever had! The accomodation was comfortable (a little worn, but that's to be expected and it was clean). An abundance of breakfast food readily stocked in the fridge and replenished daily. Hosts Rob and Jan were very welcoming and it was a pleasure to share in their company. It IS a country experience... More

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TukiRetreat, Manager at Tuki Retreat, responded to this review

It is wonderful that your family enjoyed staying with us & those aspects of staying on a working farm were things to be enjoyed regards Jan & Robert Jones More

Mount Evelyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The breath taking views extend as far as the eye can see! We had the most wonderful two nights in a cosy stone cottage with a roaring open fire. Delicious dinners of home grown fresh produce were delivered to our cottage and one night the hosts cooked up the trout we caught earlier that day! Tuki is perfect place to... More

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TukiRetreat, Manager at Tuki Retreat, responded to this review

It gives us a lot of joy that you enjoyed your stay,we would love to have you come and stay with us again regards Jan & Robert Jones More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

We had a great time. The stone cottage is small, but has a great layout and is more than adequate for a short stay. The cottages are located around the same lake. Although they are close together, we could not hear our neighbours. The kitchen is small, but again the space has been maximised. I found the kitchen easy to... More

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TukiRetreat, Manager at Tuki Retreat, responded to this review

We are really pleased you enjoyed the stay & thank you for taking the time to share you your positive experience regards Jan & Robert Jones More

Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

I hate it when owners misrepresent their property so badly. If you go to their website you will find beautiful pictures of their cottages and the location in general. Liking what we saw, we booked for 4 nights for 2 adults and 2 kids. When we got there we were met but a fairly unfriendly person. There were no introductions... More

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TukiRetreat, Manager at Tuki Retreat, responded to this review

We are sorry that the cottage & your holiday did not live up to expectations. A working farm is always going to be a bit different as a destination,so we are sorry that it did not work out for you regards Jan & Robert Jones More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

Nice spot for a getaway, a little rougher than we expected. A large family had arrived and the owners had the foresight to upgrade us at no charge so we were away from the other occupants kids. Our cabin was perfect for a quiet couples getaway, but the service was pretty rough, but hey, it's a working farm so I... More

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TukiRetreat, Manager at Tuki Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you or staying with us,we appreciate your booking & hope the time away was relaxing,we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future,regards Jan Jones More

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Additional Information about Tuki Retreat

Address: 60 Stoney Rises Rd, Smeaton, Victoria 3364, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Smeaton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Smeaton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tuki Retreat 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delightful stone cottage accommodation, open fires, panoramic views. A tranquil escape, situated on a rural sheep farm in Central Victoria. ... more   less 
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