Form the moment I arrived I felt like a special and pampered Princess at Villa Howden. The room was gorgeous, well appointed, fluffy towels, classy amenities, spacious and indulgent with its inclusive minibar and stunning water views. The bed was super comfy and i did love the teddy bear at turn down, he proved great company for the duration of my stay and was a cute "privacy sign" when I needed a nanna nap in the afternoons (to recover from the food and wine adventures of the Huon Valley*see below)!
Dinner in the restaurant was a highlight and I loved that the Chefs used local Tassie produce, the seafood was devine! Breakfast was delcious, but my absolute favourite was the High Tea, I am pretty fussy about High Tea and having recently experienced High Tea at the Dorchester in London, my expectations were sky high! Villa Howden did not dissapoint.....finger sandwiches with salmon, petit scones with homemade jams and delicate little cakes were all created and presented beautifully and there was plenty of Tasmanian champagne to complement!
The location is great, quite close to Hobart, but also close to the Huon Valley - which is well worth a visit. The drive is just lovely - think pretty scenery, charming little towns and food and wine adventures to be had.
The staff were amazing! VERY freindly, VERY attentive and VERY geniune.
I highly recommend Villa Howden as a luxury, boutique, stylish, friendly retreat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Howden offers a range of ten luxury suites each of which is beautifully decorated with luxurious furnishings and antiques. Heated indoor pool, library, piano bar are all enjoyed by guests. The restaurant features the best of Tasmania's produce, served in intimate settings. The elegant Water View and Villa suites seamlessly blend with the breathtaking natural scenery. The Tower suite is a welcoming, unique retreat which provides panoramic views across the North West Bay. Just 15 minutes from Hobart, you can enjoy the peace and serenity of the pure Tasmanian wilderness around you from the comfort of your own private suite, most offering full length window balconies and enhanced with a selection of luxurious in-room amenities, including the latest Sony iPod Dock, complimentary Wi-Fi and Nespresso coffee machine. Your Stay at Villa Howden includes full breakfast, complimentary in-suite bar and luxurious Serendipity Australian made hotel cosmetics. Villa Howden restaurant is open for breakfast, weekend high-teas and dinner. ... more less
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- Villa Howden Tasmania, Australia