My husband and I booked Tarraleah Lodge as part of a four day anniversary escape to Tasmania in March. Upon our arrival we were pleasantly surprised. It is the first place we have stayed where we can honestly say it exceeded our expectations and is better than "spruced up" internet photos which are normally placed on hotelier's websites. Our only regret is that we did not stay an extra night.
Upon entering our room, we were greated with mood lighting and soft music. The room, with an art deco feeling, was toasty warm, very large, with a study, lounge area and the bedroom divided by double doors. The balcony extended along the width of the two rooms. Upon opening the doors to the balcony we were surprised by breathtaking scenery and the freshest air I believe I have ever breathed in. Upon entering the bathroom, I felt the warmth on my feet from the heated floor. We were presented with a deep spa bath with fluffy warm towels waiting on a heated towel rail. There was also a small fridge stocked with complimentary drinks. The room was very luxurious and clean, with a really comfy king bed. We could not fault a thing.
My husband and I went to the spa house and soaked in the cliff top spa. The beauty of the cliff top spa is that an allocated time is given to each guest so the whole spa house is yours. There are changing facilities, showers and toilets etc.
My husband then joined Julian (the owner of Taraleah) and a few other guests for an informative whisky tasting session. My husband enjoyed the tasting and got to sample various whiskeys which he would otherwise not have had an opportunity as an individual (given the price factor of some whiskeys!). It was interesting to note that the owner was present throughout our stay and it appeared as if he has a "hands on approach", thus ensuring the Lodge and guests' requirements are catered for.
We went to the pub for dinner. The menu was limited, however the meals and drinks/alcohol were reasonably priced, given the fact that there is no where to else to eat in the area. Upon leaving the pub we were greeting by a friendly (very large) possum and an abundance of wallabies.
If you feel like you have had enough "relaxing" then around an hours drive will take you to "The Wall" sculpture which is well worth the visit... and a few minutes from there is Lake St. Clair.
We felt like we were so far away, yet only one hours drive from Hobart.
This was our sixth trip to Tasmania and we have experienced all forms of accommodation and travelled most of the State. We would have to say that this is up there with one of our best. We will definately return as we had a fantastic time and it represents good value for money.
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