As a regular at Smiggins Hotel for the past 7 seasons we got sick of the treck back to Smiggins at the end of a hard ski day & had been waiting til our son was old enough to not need the Kids Club at Smiggins Hotel.. Well we've now found our new regular on-snow accomm.. Now if luxury is what you want then don't stay here. You are paying for location!! Nothing is renovated (apart from a new hot water system which does a very good hot shower). The rooms are very basic, but clean, beds comfortable enough, & the heater was perfect on Level 3 (enough to dry the underwear & ski gear for morning). There is no guest laundry so my husband washed his underwear & ski shirt in the shower. No T.V but there's a Kid's upstairs den with t.v. Mind you our child had his ipad which kept him amused, there's also a pool table for $3 a game which the kids can use. We stayed in a triple room which was also mountain view. The food was pretty good. Now we booked well before May for our Aug stay so I was a little cranky to hear that it is only returning guests who got the free lunch deals for booking b4 May. We had 2 days of lunch there due to poor weather so free lunch would've been good!! I was amazed to find that with so many children staying there was absolutely NO suitable children's menu. Our child pretty much survived on the pre-dinner bread & dessert. It would not kill the kitchen to have 1 dedicated children's meal per night, such as spaghetti bol. or chicken tenders, etc.. They just had to choose from the adult menu & got a smaller serving, at least my husband was happy with the extra food that my child didn't eat, because the meals were not that big ( & apparently getting smaller with each year).. At least no-one seemed to dress up for dinner which is the last last thing you feel like doing after skiing all day. Even though Cliff is not exactly 'outgoing' he is always at hand to fix any 'issues', he plays the piano beautifully & his staff are very courteous & hardworking!! All said we had a fabulous week & will stay there again!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sundeck was the first hotel in Perisher. Offering a superb position in the centre of Perisher and panoramic views of Front Valley, just step out the door and snap on your skis. A great spot for apres ski with licensed bar, restaurant, live entertainment and sauna. All weekly bookings receive free over-snow transport (before 11.00pm). Child rates available. Totally non smoking. Award winner for environmental performance. Note: This establishment is open from June to October only. ... more less