My wife and I rode into Derwent Bridge on the Hobart to Strahan leg of our once in a life time motorcycle tour of Tassie for an overnight stay at the Wilderness Hotel. It was drizzling rain that day with storms forecast for the next and the lady that greeted us at the counter was lovely and told us we could park the bike up under the cover of the verandah and if we wanted she could swipe my credit card straight away and any meals or drinks we had could be charged against the card rather than paying as we went. When we checked out the manual swipe would be torn up and we could fix the bill then. To cut a long story short we had a wonderful meal that night and were treated with warm hospitality and everthing was great until we were to check out the next morning. Because of the rain that morning my wife and I decided that we would have our breakfast then get geared up in our riding and wet weather clothes and pack our motorcycle and trailer and then while I warmed the bike up my wife would go and pay our bill. When my wife walked into the bar to find the owner Dave to settle our account another guest said " He's looking for you " to which my wife replied " Who is looking for me? " The guest. replied " I think the owner " Then Dave the owner came in from outside and said rudely " You know youve got meals and drinks to pay for as well " to which my wife replied " Yes ". This mans whole attitude had changed even from an hour previous when he explained about the breakfast buffet and could not have been more polite and helpful. We think that he thought we were trying to skip out without paying, instead of what we were doing and that is trying to be ready for a break in the rain to minimise the risk for the next leg of our trip to Strahan on twisty mountain roads. My wife did not tell me about the owners rude attitude until we were safely in Strahan because she new I would be upset and the road needed my undevided attention. Thanks to the owner for souring an otherwise pleasant stay.
- Also Known As:
- Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel Tasmania