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Mona Pavilions
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Berriedale
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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193 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“This is something special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed in the "Sidney" (Nolan) pavilion complete with an original Sidney. Also a pre-Columbian grinding stone securely contained in a glass exhibition case - in the middle of the kitchen - natch! A beautiful home on the edge of the Derwent. Mornings we woke up to brilliant sunshine and a river of smooth glass, the birds were great entertainment. By evening we watched the river go through many faces with wind-whipped sunsets. Everything is hi-tech and first class. Kitchen is fully functional. Wine fridge contained all the Morrilla wines - red and white. Bathroom and Aesop products were lovely. My only criticisms are: that I was charged for a meagre packet of truffles from the mini-bar which we certainly hadn't touched - a previous guest perhaps which was overlooked in the last count; and the pool had a "chemical" problem and we couldn't use it during our stay.

Room Tip: The artist rooms (Sidney, Arthur, Brett and Charles) are older and have (I think) the better locatio...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights in Arthur. You are made to real like a rock star with outstanding (and slightly irreverent) service, VIP entry to the museum (which is amongst the best I've seen in the world), as well as the restaurant, winery, brewery. Stunning views of the Derwent River, extremely private and peaceful. Gorgeous 15m indoor pool and sauna. Well-stocked gourmet mini-bar, with local and imported wines, dedicated wine fridge, as well as full kitchen if you prefer cooking every now and then. Unbelievable art in the room. Daily breakfast included is superb, with a wide variety of options. Muesli, juice and milk supplied in the room if you preferring stay indoors. Nice touches such as Aesop toiletries, organic unhomogenised milk, and all the mod cons, make this a supremely enjoyable experience. Don't stay in the CBD, make a real event of your MONA experience and stay at the pavilions. Warning: the museum is incredible and we found 3 nights was the minimum amount of time to do it justice.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Recently stayed in the 'Walter' Pavilion at Mona with friends for my partners' birthday and thoroughly enjoyed all that Mona offers. Great staff, location, accommodation and of course, the museum complex itself - all highly recommended. Complementary museum entry is included in the tariff as well as juice, tea, coffee, breakfast provisions and a bottle of bubbles on arrival. Breakfast in the Source was great as was our daily swim in the heated pool. Spent a day in the museum and enjoyed lunch outside on the market day.

Minor maintenance notes - some of the electronic blinds in our pavilion were a damaged/worn and one of the large bedroom blinds wasn't operational. Things like chipped paint and a missing bathroom door stopper were obvious signs of wear and tear that should be attended to in a property of this caliber.

Would not hesitate to stay here again and you really need two nights to fully appreciate Mona.

Room Tip: Walter is a two bedroom, two bathroom, two story pavilion with great panoramic views of the Derwent...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

View - stunning
Architecture - award winning and plenty of it
Art - everywhere you look and you get to sleep with it too
Service - a VIP experience worth staying for this alone - seriously , best seats in the restaurant, speedy access to the museum, not to mention the room
Room - modern unique and full of character - designed - so far beyond what most hotels can aim for let alone achieve
Food - not too shabby
Beer and wine - made on site - parties seem to be encouraged
Would have been a good stay except did not get to play on the tennis court - or for long enough - one night only I,m afraid

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We have recently returned from a 10 days trip around Tasmania, staying at 5 different locations, and The Pavilions at MONA was to be our little extravagance. It was definitely worth every penny and exceeded both of our expectations. We stayed for 2 nights in the Arthur Boyd Pavilion. The accommodation and amenities are worthy of six stars. In fact it was so lovely in our Pavilion we cancelled both of our evening meals just so we could stay and enjoy the luxurious comforts for longer! If you are planning to stay at the Pavilion, we would recommend you set aside at least two full days in order to enjoy the amenities on the estate, including: Olympic size lap pool, spa, sauna and gym, fine dining restaurant (The Source Restaurant), an included wine tour and tasting at the Moorilla Estate on-site, beer tasting and tour of Moo Brew (also on-site), not to mention the outstanding and eye opening MONA galleries and also their Saturday morning MONA market (all included in the accommodation fee). If you can afford it, do it. Even the most fussy traveler with world-wide experiences will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

It was my birthday and what better place to spend it than at MONA.
It satisfies all the senses - the pavilions are perfect, the ultimate in style and design overlooking the Derwent - nothing is overlooked in their quest for perfection.
The art museum equals anything in Europe - we had been to others in Europe where like the Guugenheim in Bilbao you are amazed at the building but the art doesn't match it - but here from the minute you walk, you just feel WOW.
It is not as if you like every piece but it confronts every part of you.
Lunch at The source is wonderful and the winery must rank with the most modern and professional in Australia.
As an added bonus, the swimming pool and gym must be one of the best in any hotel in Australia.
All in all. the ultimate experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Our family had been anticipating our night at MONA with high expectations and I have to say our expectations were exceeded. Warm professional staff, superb accommodation in the Brett Whitely Pavillion, generous sevings of wine over lunch and the adventure through the art museum. I just makes such a well rounded and beautiful experience, with nature and the river on your doorstep - literally! congratulations to the MONA team for putting together such a perfect range of experiences in such an inspiring setting.

Yes, it's pricey but i feel almost evangelical about the value you get down to the products in the rooms, the delcision juices and organic milk. We will be back!

Room Tip: They are all perched over the river, our had celing to floor galss doors that opened out to the rive...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Mona Pavilions
Address: 655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Glenorchy > Berriedale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Berriedale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mona Pavilions 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MONA Pavilions. The eight MONA pavilions overlook the Derwent River and feature artwork from the MONA collection. Four are named for architects who have influenced Australia's architectural landscape: Roy (Grounds), Robin (Boyd), Esmond (Dorney) and Walter (Burley Griffin). The original four pavilions: Arthur (Boyd), Brett (Whiteley), Charles (Blackman) and Sidney (Nolan), have been completely refurbished. All have access to the heated infinity lap pool, sauna and gymnasium. Mona - the gallery and all site facilities are closed on Tuesdays. The Pavilions are open with breakfast still served and in room food and beverage option available for house guests. ... more   less 
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