Turned up late to Tarraleah and called ahead - they were only too happy to give our key to bar staff in the Highlander Inn (the pub there). Staff were quite friendly in pub and although kitchen was shut and they didn't really do room service the chef still cooked up 2 dinners for us and wrapped they up for us to have in our room.
Our room was in the converted schoolhouse - perhaps I should explain a bit. Innkeepers bought up the whole town of Tarraleah and converted it into a "hotel town". Restored all the houses and buildings - a range of which are available to stay in .
There didn't appear to actually be any other people staying in the whole of Tarraleah except for us which did give it a certain "scary movie" quality, however...
Our room was lovely, had a mezzinine bedroom with another single bed downstairs. Had tea/coffee facilities and tv plus sofa in downstairs section. Bathroom was very spacious and had very good water pressure etc.
Down corridor was a communal very large kitchen with fridge and stoves etc so you could cook your own food if you chose.
This part of Tarraleah would be excellent for a large group of travellers eg a bushwalking group who want to eat together on a budget and cook there own food together in the evening.
Was a bit weird seeing staff gardening, and taking out trash and no other guests, however was a lovely little "town".
Only complaint was serving staff in cafe in the morning - the lady behind the counter wasn't too friendly - would've expected more seeing as how they were very quiet.
- Also Known As:
- The Scholars House Tarraleah, Tasmania