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Astell 3718 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania 7306 Australia
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#1 of 2 hotels in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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On the fringe of alpine wilderness, Cradle Mountain Hotel sits on the edge of Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park. It's the perfect base for alpine walks. Be pampered at the end of the day with hearty mountain fare and a crackling fire in Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar. The Hotel is home to The Wilderness Galley, a magnificent collection of nature photography.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot tub
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Room service
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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We stayed overnight at the hotel, and found it to be comfortable and well-appointed. Dinner was a buffet at the Altitude Restaurant, which was top value for, if I recall, $55 per head. It is a very large hotel, and some parking would not be close to the rooms, which could be a problem for inactive persons. In the morning we enjoyed an hour or so exploring the gallery and Exhibition space nearby - free and excellent!
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This is a strangely configured hotel - its all on one level over a wide area with long corridors and the rooms are quite basic. One side looks over the bush while the other looks out at the carpark. The rooms contained a double and a single bed and were rather dated although freshly painted, the bathroom was tiny and the shower rather tragic. Service was delightful, especially the girl on the front desk. Dinner was surprisingly good, portions generous and service delightful. Breakfast was less enjoyable with the cooked dishes looking greasy and/or dried out and the coffee (from a machine) was poor. However, we did see a wallaby outside our window and there were wombats in the bush by the decking and the hotel was warm despite the low temperatures outside and the pouring rain (in summer!)
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Will definitely visit again when things are back to normal and the walks have reopened. Amazing staff, great food and welcoming atmosphere. Considering the trying times we are all dealing with staff were happy and friendly, nothing was a problem.
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Response from jadetito, Front Office Manager at Cradle Mountain Hotel
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Hi DParko08, From our team here on the mountain I would love to thank you for staying with us and for taking the time out to review the hotel. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back here when the normality of our beautiful mountain returns and will see you on the deck for sundowners. Warm regards, Jade Tito Front Office Manager
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What a pleasant surprise to arrive and find this spacious resort right in the midst of the wilderness. Arriving into a large reception area with a warm fire, with a welcoming bar and guest relaxation area behind (also with a warm fire going), met by friendly staff giving you all the tips on how to enjoy your stay - nothing is a problem. Rooms are spread along long corridors either side of the reception area with another cosy fire warmed guest lounge half way along each corridor. Our room faced the bush while others faced the car park - the bush was better I'm sure. There are access doors near each of the lounge areas to the car park so that it is easier to bring your luggage inside. Our room was quite large and the bathroom had a spa bath (very welcome after our hike in the mountains) and a separate large step in shower. We had the buffet breakfast one morning and the buffet dinner the next evening. We would have preferred the a-la-carte but beware you should book in advance to get your preferred timing. However both buffets had adequate choices. We did visit another venue during our stay and thought the Cradle Mountain Hotel was a much better venue in part due to the fact all facilities are interconnected.
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Response from jadetito, Front Office Manager at Cradle Mountain Hotel
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Hi Granny-Mae, What a stellar review! It makes our day to read fantastic reviews and thank you so much for taking the time to do so. The deluxe spa rooms help you relax after your adventures in the wild of the national park and our team at altitude restaurant are there to provide scrumptious meals to warm the soul along with the palate. We would love to see you again at the hotel. Warm regards, Jade Tito Front Office Manager
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Our room was a good size room with a lower floor sitting area that was nice. This is a huge hotel with a vast turnover of guests so pretty impersonal. I went for a walk out the front of the hotel into the bush which was nice. Breakfast and dinner were in a vast dining room with loads of choice to which you had to help yourself. Pretty average food but agin it all had to be transported for mile. We had a beer and a gin and tonic at around 6pm that came to cost $20 and it took ages for the drinks to arrive. We would not return
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Response from jadetito, Front Office Manager at Cradle Mountain Hotel
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Hi Arngenton297, Thank you for recent stay and for taking the time to review the hotel. The lower lounge area of our Split level king rooms are the perfect spot to relax after a day of adventures in the park. It is great to hear that you headed out into the surrounding bushland around the hotel and enjoyed the ambience. Warm regards, Jade Tito Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cradle mountain chateau hotel cradle mountain-lake st. clair national park
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Cradle Mountain Chateau
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaCradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cradle Mountain Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cradle Mountain Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Devils @ Cradle (1.2 miles), Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery (0.05 miles), and Carss Bush Park (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cradle Mountain Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Cradle Mountain Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cradle Mountain Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cradle Mountain Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cradle Mountain Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Highland Restaurant, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Tavern Bar & Bistro, and Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cradle Mountain Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Cradle Mountain Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cradle Mountain Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Cradle Mountain Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Cradle Mountain Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.