Mona Pavilions

Mona Pavilions

655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011 Australia
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4.5
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Value
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Nestled in private bushland on the same Berriedale peninsula as the world famous Museum of Old and New Art, Mona’s eight super-flash luxury pavilions are perfect for those who like their luxe accommodation to stimulate the brain as much as the indulgence-muscles.

Each pavilion is unique, adorned with spenny artworks, contemporary bespoke furniture by Tasmanian designers, and furnishings from the likes of Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola and Ron Arad (plus the odd bit of pre-Columbian sculpture).

As well as the usual trimmings—spas, great sheets, fluffy bathrobes, Aesop goodies, premo minibar, sweeping river views—guests receive a complimentary Moorilla wine tasting and daily breakfast in the lavish surrounds of the Source Restaurant. There are several other bars and restaurants on site, too.

A stay in the pavilions also gets you priority access to Mona—a bucket-list Tasmanian destination that’s only made better by getting to gloat that you spent the weekend staying there as well

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Heated pool
Sauna
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Restaurant
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Spa
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ATM on site
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Park View
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655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011 Australia
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Somewhat walkable
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offonanadventure wrote a review Sep 2023
Pasadena, California35 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love MONA like crazy. Really love the museum and the art but this is meant to be a review of the hotel portion, so will stick to that. Difficult to find where you check in, but once we did, the experience was sublime. We were greeted at the reception desk by friendly, welcoming people. Our room (Esmond) was gorgeous with interesting art and furniture. Very much appreciated the complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Delicious! Everything is the highest quality: appliances, electric shades (that work!), heating under the floor, linens. Bathroom has a very cool sink but here is my one quibble. I wish they had frosted the glass to the toilet area. We had a beautiful view from our deck and we felt like we were in nature with all of the trees and bushes surrounding us. After the museum closed we wandered around the quiet grounds and loved sitting and peacefully watching Amarna by James Turrell with just one other couple there. Breakfast the next morning was wonderful. I had cappuccino and poached eggs on spinach over gluten free bread per my request. Husband had a latte, an omelette with truffles and mushrooms plus an order of stewed fruit. All good. It was served in a room with floor to ceiling glass looking out over the bay. The whole time we felt like we were treated like royalty because we were guests of the hotel. I wish I could remember specific names, but truly, all the staff was terrific.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Yes, it's expensive but worth every penny.
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nicole t wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia1,457 contribution208 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the Brett Pavilion at Mona for 3 nights with our 2 small children.

Nothing short of amazing - the accomodation was top notch, staff impeccable, restaurants amazing and the museum was great for old and young.

Amazing experience and would love to return.

Thanks for a great birthday experience!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Simon M wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore233 contributions153 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like MONA then take the opportunity to stay in one of the pavilions. They are beautifully appointed and very well equipped. You have a full kitchen and laundry. Breakfast is included and is great. All of this does come at a price but worth it for the experience
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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andreahD9863YQ wrote a review May 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Robin pavilion.
Pros: The beautiful views and the spacious pavilion.
Cons: Flies hovering everywhere in the pavilion and limited choices for breakfast. Video art feature was also not working in the pavilion.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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holiday_vee wrote a review Jan 2017
Brisbane, Australia30 contributions32 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time in Tasmania, we spent weeks researching the perfect places to stay. In the end, after reading many reviews, we decided that we simply had to include the Mona Pavilions, and we were very much looking forward to our time here. Making the most of our stay we also booked 'Posh Pit' tickets for the Mona Roma and tickets to the Golden Hour dinner experience.

Fresh off the plane we picked up our hire car and made our way to the wharf. Picking up our pre-paid tickets the lady was surprised that we had paid for them, apparently they should be free for guests staying at the pavilions.

The Mona Roma was awesome, loved the uniqueness of it. The 'crew' were friendly, fun, professional and helpful. The 'Posh Pit' experience was worth the extra few dollars, though the food could have been a bit fresher.

Checking in was easy, the pavilion modern, clean, fresh and unique. Unfortunately we didn't receive the 'seasonal food platter on arrival' that was a part of our package. The staff were lovely and did put a few things together for us to take with us when we left but it wasn't quite the same.

We made a quick visit to the Mona Museum which was a lot of fun. It's a bit of an eye-opening experience, we enjoyed a few hours there before heading back to the pavilion to get ready for dinner.

I was very much looking forward to enjoying the bath with built in TV, and very disappointed when the TV wouldn't turn on.

Dinner was a great experience. I loved the concept of a 'dinner party' type setting, there was engaging conversation and we heard some great stories from other guests. The little 'excursion' at sunset was pretty cool. For the price though, the food was sub-par. The menu was fancy and sounded great, but the quality and flavour of the food just wasn't there. I wouldn't repeat the experience at the price that we paid.

Back to the pavilion, sitting out on the deck was lovely, playing with all the technology and exploring the 'quirkiness' of the pavilion was pretty cool and the bed was comfy.

I was severely unimpressed by the mini-bar. The pavilions are far from cheap to stay in and I would expect a few 'extras' to be included. It's all a part of making guests feel special and leaving them wanting to return. There were a couple of complimentary drinks in the fridge, they looked old and one had already been opened and was only three quarters full. There was complimentary plunger coffee, but no instant coffee, which is what most of us are used to! We spent quite a lot on coffee from the cafe/wine bar.

The mini-bar in the fridge, the wine fridge and the pantry mini-bar items were well stocked, but we couldn't see any prices on display. There were also items for sale in the bathroom. I felt uncomfortable not knowing what was complimentary, what wasn't, what I could use and what I would be charged for touching. If the accommodation was less expensive and the items for sale clearly marked as such I wouldn't have felt as strongly about it. As it was, it just felt like a 'money grab'.

In contrast, the next place we stayed at was beautiful, absolute waterfront, the fridge was fully stocked with treats, afternoon tea was ready for us upon arrival, breakfast provisions, tea, coffee, fresh fruit and juices were supplied and it was literally less than a quarter of the price per night.

Apart from the visit to the Mona Museum itself, the highlight of our stay at the Mona Pavilions would be the breakfast. Meals were generous in serving size, the restaurant was beautiful with lots to look at, staff were wonderful and the food (and coffee) was amazing.

Overall we made the most of the time that we were there, and it is a unique experience. The cost to stay for one night with ferry tickets, accommodation, dinner and breakfast exceeded $1000 and I definitely wouldn't consider returning at this price.
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Date of stay: December 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳 wrote a review Nov 2018
Sydney, Australia47,242 contributions34,906 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Pavillon Arthur which was named after one of Australia's outstanding famous artist Arthur Boyd ( 1920 - 1999).

The pavilion has lovely waterviews of the Derwent River & is extremely spacious with a separate living quarters & bedroom. The bathroom was modern with a huge white bathtub sitting proudly overlooking the river.

We had made a reservation for dinner at Faro's to also see the John Turrell’s Unseen Seen and Weight of Darkness exhibition which we thought to be pretty unusual , weird but good.

Overall - We thought the pavilion was pricey for what you got. It was lovely but we have stayed at numerous 5* establishments like Mona & paid less. The best aspect it does give you a lovely experience of the whole entire museum which made up for any inadequacies.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled on business
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Meander7532 wrote a review Apr 2006
Oamaru, New Zealand1 contribution9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived in the afternoon, given key to our chalet, pointed in the general direction to find the chalet ourselves. Found it dirty and full of cobwebs, no milk or tea available, a menu of options for dinner but NO phone numbers or contact details anywhere in the chalet to tell us how to order dinner. Gave up on that idea so went into Hobart.
Breakfast provisions were left in the fridge but left a lot to be desired, no butter or spreads, stale muffins etc etc.

Tried to check out the next morning, no-one around. Set off alarms in the on site museum but still no one came!! Evventually raised someone, politely listed our complaints but told to send a letter but meanwhile we will charge you full price! Totally inacceptable.
Would not recoemmend.
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Date of stay: July 2005
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Stacky07, Operations Manager at Mona Pavilions
Responded Jul 29, 2007
Hi Trip Advisor, Have only recently been aware of your site and its great to read the feedback. We underwent some substantial redevelopment & management change around mid 2005 and have since been exceptionally happy with all aspects of our business. We look forward to reading more respones from happy travllers for both our property and our competitors - it helps keep us at the top of our game. Best Regards Andrew Stack Operations - Moorilla Estate
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Matty L wrote a review May 2017
Melbourne, Australia40 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Overrated would be how id describe the Mona pavilion,we stayed in Roy. When we arrived it takes a little navigation to find the reception desk, parking was also an issue, once there although many people behind the desk none very quick to serve me they seemed more interested in talking to one another, i also got the look of "what are you doing here" or "what do you want " Once served i was lead to the Roy pavilion to be shown around and how to operate the technology at least that was what i was told at the reception desk however what we received was how to open the front door and then an up sell on products that Mona sells. We started to explore the Roy pavilion and found as we went that a lot of things either didn't work or the technology was outdated so getting a simple thing like your ipod to work was impossible. The Roy pavilion was fested in flies and although it wasn't dirty this room has seen some action , stains and heavy wear throughout the Roy pavilion. We settled in and enjoyed the room till the early hours of the morning utilizing the spa bath's and generally having a good time after all when you are paying $1100 for one night you want to make the most of it. Check Out time came i walked to reception to be greeted with the same response as when i checked in,once i was checked out we walked around the grounds only to return to our car parked outside of Roy to overhear a woman perhaps the cleaner announcing very loudly " I dunno what went on in there last night!? There is stuff everywhere! The shower screen is off it hinge" We felt this to be very embarrassing and completely unnecessary. We left immediately feeling that we had done something wrong when all we had done was use the facilities supplied and have a genuinely good time. Then a day later i have two charges on my credit card one for $270:00 and another for $27:00 i received no notification of these charges what they were for or why? Not a phone call nor email just a direct charge, i contacted Mona via email to ask what these charges were for $270:00 for a broken lamp i am told and $27:00 for the 3 beers in the mini bar. Okay the mini bar is understandable but $270:00 for a lamp which i definitely did not break is out of the question especially without any proof that i was the one that had broken said lamp, three days later after asking for proof of breaking this $270:00 lamp i was refunded $260:00 because there was no proof. I have not bothered to chase up the $10:00 since . If you have a lot of money and are a boring person go stay in the Mona pavilions they are made for you, if you are the opposite of this you will be disappointed and would be better of staying at the pub over the road.
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Date of stay: April 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Annerly777 wrote a review Dec 2014
London, United Kingdom262 contributions235 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed here a few times now and prefer the (refurbished)
old pavilions to the new ones. Roy, for example, is the most expensive but not private; people from the car park will come up to the window to gawp at you in the dining area, it has too many stairs and the bathroom on the top floor overlooks the car park.

We much preferred Brett on our recent stay. But they still have not installed a decent hair dryer, they just have the cheap hotel ones where you have to keep your finger on the On button the whole time, they are very mean with toiletries, if I am paying for a pavilion with two bathrooms I expect both to be kept fully stocked and not to have the cleaning staff try to guess (wrongly) if we are using both bathrooms and only supply one. The heating is very noisy and you can't hear the birds in the morning - one of the pleasures of Australia I think.

The tasting menu at The Source was disappointing, especially as the waiter was astonishing forthcoming about asking for a tip! And the breakfast menu was very poor with choices such as Japanese Congee, or a bland vegetable stew with fatty pork belly and a poached egg, or waffles with pear poached in a gelatinous sauce.

With some active management who would walk the floor and the site and really consider the visitor experience this could be an amazing place to stay. Why, for example, is a pile of debris left outside the Source for guests from the older pavilions to walk through on their way to breakfast or dinner?

The pluses are the gallery itself, the views and the catamaran, and the presence of the founder whose personality pervades and enriches the entire site. The curators know what they are doing. Now let's welcome some highly visible, creative hotel managers who can ensure the viability and independent financial future of the project.
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Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TLADWR wrote a review Jun 2016
Concord, Australia125 contributions48 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Once revered as a place for penultimate dining and an impeccable wine list has now translated to 'has been'. No longer is top chef Phillippe Leban in its kitchen foyer and so has the creativity, tastes and flare of his cooking left too.
A pity this was the case on our wedding weekend but such is the gastronomic world which searches for the new.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Yolanda E asked a question Apr 2019
Adelaide, Australia16 contributions33 helpful votes
does the sydney room have a good bath?
Answer from VERONICATURNER
Sydney, Australia97 contributions20 helpful votes
Do not know about a Sydney room .
offonanadventure wrote a tip Sep 2023
Pasadena, California35 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Yes, it's expensive but worth every penny."
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lizH5654SA wrote a tip Apr 2019
Franklin, Australia7 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont use the wrong tea towel!"
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alistair H wrote a tip Feb 2019
Presteigne, United Kingdom141 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive early to maximise your stay and leave plenty of time to enjoy the complex."
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BaconXXX wrote a tip Jan 2019
Sorrento, Australia39 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ROY is the largest pavilion and would fit 4, but I like Esmond, and Robin - perfect for 2."
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offthebeatenpath101 wrote a tip Dec 2018
Santa Barbara, California10 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you can afford one of the Pavillion rooms--we were in "Esmond"--do it!"
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$457 - $562 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mona Pavilions
Which popular attractions are close to Mona Pavilions?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) (0.08 miles) and Railway Roundabout (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mona Pavilions?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mona Pavilions?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Mona Pavilions?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mona Pavilions?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mona Pavilions?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Source, Moorilla Wine Bar, Mona, and Faro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mona Pavilions?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Mona Pavilions have airport transportation?
Yes, Mona Pavilions offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mona Pavilions located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Berriedale.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mona Pavilions?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mona Pavilions offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.