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“Put this place on your Tasmanian List............” 3 of 5 stars
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Tarraleah Lodge
5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Wild River Rd 1, Tarraleah, Tasmania TAS 7140, Australia   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Singapore, Singapore
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“Put this place on your Tasmanian List............”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Bizarre, remote but what an experience! We stayed in the Lodge and seemed to be the only guests........ beautifully refurbished, clean, spacious and very quiet...........The suites are enormous including large bathroom and dressing room. There is a large attractive central communal lounge where all the Whiskeys are on display, lack of staff presence meant it was too difficult to be able to try one which is a shame, the honour bar did not extend to the famous collection. A beautifully appointed dining room with kitchen facilities (not for guests) what a shame they are not used, again appears only to be for functions. Breakfast is served in the offsite cafe, not great best to give this a miss. The only place for dinner is the Highlander Arms which serves pretty basic pub grub for meat and fish eaters, not cheap but OK. There looked to be a modern, well-equipped restaurant with fantastic views next to the lodge but only for functions, opportunity missed!. The views all around this place are amazing, great walks and extraordinarily beautiful. You get sucked into the history of the Hydro and will be amazed.

We would recommend Tarraleah for one night as part of a Tasmanian experience, not to be missed. You would have to have seriously good reasons to stay longer with the limited restaurant and guest facilities. It does have a "Mary Celeste" feeling.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Simply one of the finest places I've ever stayed. It may be in a remote location but that's what makes it such a relaxing experience. The rooms are exquisite and the food fantastic. Can't rate Tarraleah highly enough.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Tarraleah lodge was everything we were looking for...a great base from which to hike and explore Tasmania! The staff were exceptional and helped us plan our days (we rented a car in Hobart, and this allowed us to range far and wide, from day trips back to Hobart or out to Strahan and hikes picked from "best day hikes in Tasmania"). Nights at the Highlander pub were cozy after a long day, and the food was great. We stayed at the Lodge, which was beautiful (especially the common room), and enjoyed roaming out at night with a red filtered spotlight that didn't upset all the wombats, possum and pademelons. Highlights included a fantastic scotch tasting/seminar at the lodge (Thanks J!) and an excellent wine tasting from The Observatory winery, along with a visit to a great scotch distillery (Nant) in Bothwell (where we even got a great look at their elusive, resident platypus!). A visit to "The Wall" in nearby Derwent is also a must...an incredible Huon Pine panel carving in progress by Greg Duncan.

If you want to explore the primal forest interior of Tasmania, see some exotic Tasmanian wildlife and meet some fantastic people, there's just no better place to stay than Tarraleah lodge.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brunswick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

What an amazing place. We booked out the Lodge and one of the cottages for a family weekend getaway. What a winner!! All the suites are high end modern luxury and complimented beautifully with the art deco ambiance of the communal rooms all with spectacular views. We booked out the restaurant for dinner one night and what a hearty feast we had, chef really knows her business wind how to showcase great Tasmanian produce.

If you are looking for somewhere up-market to stay in the highlands of Tasmania, you won't go wrong with this Lodge.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I was lucky enough to be invited to Tarraleah Lodge for two nights with my family. The Lodge itself was beautiful and lived up to the expectations that I had of it. We travelled with a three year old and they were so kind and even were able to accommodate giving us an area our own with separate bedrooms. The rooms were beautiful and in immaculate condition. I would stay there again and recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Just back from a boys weekend, we spent a night in the lodge, great rooms, great views, great breakfast, truly awesome whisky collection. The decor is really nice and the common lounge a great way to end the day with all the guests. Had a great steak at the pub a short walk away.
Wouldn't hesitate to return, in fact were already planning it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We went to Tarraleah Lodge for our wedding anniversary. It was such a beautiful place to go to, quiet, peaceful and like being tucked away in another world. The rooms in the lodge are amazing, I loved the fact that there was real art work on display, not prints. The art deco styled Kirsty Pilkington photos were stunning. We then enjoyed a bath in the huge bathroom with heated tiles and then slipped into luxurious bath robes. We packed our bikes and went for a ride along one of the water canals, lots of great photo opportunities here! The food at the Highland Pub was beautiful, good portions and cooked well. The staff were lovely and even wished us a happy anniversary. Another really nice feature were the "locals", the geese, ducks, little brown chook and the beautiful highland cows (how cute can a calf be!!). Recommend doing the bush walk to the falls and then taking a long soak in the spa. Thanks so much for a weekend we will remember.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tarraleah Lodge

Address: Wild River Rd 1, Tarraleah, Tasmania TAS 7140, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Tarraleah
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Tarraleah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tarraleah Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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