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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few places left with HOSPITALITY. The charm that is fast disappearing. Jan and Robert the owners are great people and the food is fantastic. Privacy unlimited at an extremely affordable price.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This is my 21st year of visiting this delightful aquaculture venture where after catching your lunch Rob will cook the fish on the enormous central open fire while you gaze out upon the vastness of the valley out to the hills beyond He's perfected the water system so the rainbow trout have the most lustrous skin and pinkest flesh If... More 

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Thank Stemicmellac
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Loved the stone cottage with fireplace. Sat out on porch and watched the sun go down over the valley and then spent the evening in front of the fire. Enjoyed a beautiful meal they brought to us after the restaurant closed.

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Yungaburra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Initial impression was ok, caught trout BUT, when a staff member was having a little trouble removing fish from hook the owner was rude, pushing past my son, knocking over our fishing gear, raised his voice about stuff in the way etc. We were going to have lunch but decided to look elsewhere. They should treat staff and paying customers... More 

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Thank Tezranger
TukiRetreat, Manager at Tuki Retreat, responded to this review

We apologise that your experience at Tuki did not meet expectations,we will endeavour to be less fractious regards Jan & Robert Jones More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

A fantastic weekend in and around Creswick on November 7 and 8 for the Open Garden Festival. Stayed at Tuki Resort in Smeaton - a working farm with lakeside stone cottages, open fires and verandahs to sit and watch abundant birdlife and listen to the absolute silence. Seven friendly dogs, lovely owners and trout lakes where you catch your own... More 

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Thank AMS1957
Toowhoomba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was our third stay at Tuki. As always we had a great time. The family were so helpful and generous with their time. Rob even fixed a dent on our hire car for us! We stayed in one of the great stone cottages that were hand built by the Family. The bed was one of the most comfortable we... More 

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Thank Arnde1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to get away, especially in winter - nice bottle of vino in hand in front of the fire place - unreal. Make sure you place a reservation if you are going to have dinner on the property. It's a bit of a drive to eat elsewhere.

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Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We loved our cabin, nice open fire, candles, spa, big bed, fantastic outlook, breakfast provisions, we were suitably impressed with the overall setup. Arrived Friday night for a 2 night stay. We were told the restaurant doesn't open past 6pm. We took a trip to the local pub. But we were interested in eating trout, as we were staying at... More 

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2 Thank Sam F
TukiRetreat, Owner at Tuki Retreat, responded to this review

We apologise for not meeting your expectations, we are all human and make mistakes and will endeavour to do better in the future your sincerly Jan & Robert jones More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Out of the way in the middle of a big property, however not a long drive before you are in daylsford or hepburn springs. The rooms were well furnished and clean service and food great. overall a great escape from the world for a while.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We booked this cottages to spend our anivesary and then on our way they called us and said that they have double booked and had to cansel our booking...very disaponting. Really Bad communication..ruined our plans..poor management.

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TukiRetreat, Manager at Tuki Retreat, responded to this review

We are sorry we disappointed you,your review will assist us in the future,so hopefully this never occurs again yours sincerly Jan jones More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Delightful stone cottage accommodation, open fires, panoramic views. A tranquil escape, situated on a rural sheep farm in Central Victoria. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tuki Retreat

Address: 60 Stoney Rises Rd, Smeaton, Victoria 3364, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Smeaton
Price Range: $162 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tuki Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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