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“Excellent does not even begin to cover it” 5 of 5 stars
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Saffire Freycinet
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   2352 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania 7215, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Coles Bay
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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“Excellent does not even begin to cover it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We are not unfamiliar with luxury accommodation yet were still absolutely astounded with Saffire. It is pricey and we had wondered if we would feel it did not meet the price. In no way did it not absolutely exceed all expectations. The staff were superb. All of them. There was no task that was someone else's domain, they all worked seamlessly and effortlessly to ensure our stay was perfect. They offered advice, were completely flexible with our plans and could not have done more.
The food-sublime, truly. The chef deserves special mention here, every meal was unbelievable. We ate like royalty. Only down side now after 4 nights we must hike 10 miles per day to work it off!
I would say if you can stay at least 2 nights so you don't feel rushed to do everything and get to relax.

Room Tip: There are only 20 and I don't think you could go wrong, we chose the superior room and were amaz...
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  • Stayed July 2014, 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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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Saffire Freycinet Resort in Coles Bay Tasmania is an experience that can only be experienced and not described. The amazing staff headed by Justin transports you to another level in service and comfort. Starting from their huge, well stocked and comfortable lounge at Hobart’s airport to the personalised greeting on arrival at the resort you know this is going to be different to anything you have experienced before.
Saffire does nothing in half measures from the quality of their food & wine to the level of friendliness of their staff, to the ambience of the whole complex, to the hot water bottle at the end of your bed when you return after a magnificent meal at night. Even when it was time to leave Justin escorted us out to our car to farewell us, a personal touch I have never received before from a General Manager. As we drove off my wife & I felt like they had mistaken us for celebrities but in reality very guest is a very important person.
Thank you Justin and your staff for an experience I will treasure forever.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

From the minute you drive up to the entrance you know it is going to be special.
We were met at the front by someone who already knew our name, we left our car went to reception then taken to our room and our bags were already there.
From there on everything was outstanding - the setting is perfect, surroundings like a painted backdrop, the rooms were amazing.
The food is all local produce prepared to make it shine.
The unlimited number of activities and options from walking on the beach to flying over the bay and the mountains, from a nature walk to an oyster farm and so much more made it a fantastic few days.
Treat yourself for a very special occasion or just because you want something special.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband & I were lucky enough to spend 2 nights here in January (without children which makes it awesome to start with!).

We received a fabulous welcome & champagne on arrival, our bags were retrieved from our car and made it to our room before we did.

The rooms are massive with views to die for.

The food was out of this world, and pairing with wines, etc was just fabulous.

We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class with one of the chefs, and a tour of the kitchen afterwards.

The staff were so friendly and accommodating, although quite a few of them were very new in their position. I have a feeling it may be difficult to employ and retain staff given the remote location of the resort.

We sampled the spa as well, which was just fantastic.

Would have loved to have stayed just a little bit longer although I'm not sure my waistline would have been happy about it!

A once in a lifetime experience.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed at Saffire for our honeymoon in April 2013. After the first night, we were so impressed that we extended our stay by one night. The food is fantastic and the servers and kitchen staff are happy to accommodate requests. We made up our own tasting menu each night from the a la carte offerings are the wine pairings were always spot on. The property has exceptional architecture and design. You really feel like you're outdoors at all times. Finally, the staff goes above and beyond to make you feel special, taken care of, and pampered. This is the epitome of 5 star!

Room Tip: I can't imagine that there is a bad room as the property is so well designed and intimate.
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Saffire this past May. We had a lovely stay. Below are a list of what we liked and what they could improve.

Likes:

1. Food was really great. Classic French cooking but with local ingredients. We especially enjoyed the variety of local fish and the oysters. Breakfast and dinner are a la carte. Lunch includes a salad buffet as well as a la carte meat dishes.
2. Service in the dining room was very good.
3. Oyster farm tour was awesome.
4. Room was quite luxurious.
5. The Hobart airport lounge

Suggestions

1. Get nespresso machines! Plunger coffee in the room is verey messy.
2. There was a note in the mini-bar that items were for on-site consumption only and that if you didn't leave wrappers evidencing such consumption, you would be charged! Keep in mind the rate is ~1850/night.
3. Drinks menu in dining room was confusing. It listed package included wines but did not separate out the other drinks. The wines in the room was not available in the dining room.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My partner surprised me with a weekend away to Saffire where he proposed. I was completely blown away by the entire experience. The view, the staff, the food, the rooms - I couldn't fault it. Thank you so much to the whole team for making our weekend so special. I couldn't recommend this resort highly enough!

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
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Address: 2352 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania 7215, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Freycinet National Park > Coles Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Coles Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Saffire Freycinet 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saffire Freycinet is Australia’s luxury lodge on Tasmania’s East Coast adjacent to Coles Bay and overlooking the Freycinet Peninsula, famed for the iconic Wineglass Bay. Delivering sophisticated and intimate style and an inspirational experience, our Tasmanian accommodation blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Featuring 20 luxurious suites, exclusive day spa, restaurant, guest lounge and bar, this five-star plus luxury lodge experience is a celebration of the art of service, internal and external wellbeing, local culinary delights, ancient landscapes and abundant wildlife. ... more   less 
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Saffire Freycinet Hotel Coles Bay
Saffire Freycinet Freycinet National Park, Tasmania - Coles Bay

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