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Lufra Hotel and Apartments
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Eaglehawk Neck
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

In fact , we rang to say we were on a boat and could someone come to the jetty to pick us up which they arranged despite being full ! The dinners were excellent and the service friendly and efficient. The hotel is a little dated but well presented and the view from cafe and dining room across Pirates Bay is spectacular.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Truly a magnificent view over the Tasman Sea. We had an apartment suite, outside patio, full kitchen and washing/ dryer machine. The latter was a little tricky but we finally figured it out. Dinner in the restaurant with a magnificent view was quite reasonable 40$ seafood platter for 2. The venue is very close to the infamous guard dog line at Eaglehawk Neck a narrow isthmus which was the final obstacle in the escapees route from Port Arthur penal colony. Port Arthur is a must see for anyone.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We stayed here overnight while visiting family, and will come back each time we need to visit them again. Such friendly staff and the position is unbeatable for views. You need to remember though that Eaglehawk Neck is a small town with down to earth, no-frills people - the hotel is not fancy five star but nor should it have to be, that's not what the town is about. We stayed in the newer part of the hotel, and the studio room with kitchenette was everything we needed - clean, modern, comfortable and spacious. We had a few afternoon drinks in the bar and chatted with locals, then had dinner in the hotel restaurant with our family. Again, it's not five star, but in terms of service it was one of the best places we have stayed around the world. And the pub menu food left everyone happy. If you are visiting this part of Tasmania for any reason, I'd highly recommend a stay at Lufra.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Just returned from our first stay at the Lufra Hotel. Lovely position on the bay, excellent for whale watching. We stayed upstairs in the hotel. the bedroom had a nice view of the bay and the beach. The hotel is in fairly good condition considering it's age and the staff are friendly and helpful. The food was good and plenty of it. Lots of sights to visit and would recommend it to anyone. Looking forward to our next visit....

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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LufraKempton, Manager at Lufra Hotel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Thank you. It is pleasing to see a review from someone who appreciates the finer attributes of this art deco style hotel, built by Reg Ansett in 1948. The present owners have plans to upgrade some areas during the next "off season" whilst retaining the iconic nature of the building.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

The hotel is set on a narrow isthmus with the most wonderful sea views. Really well sited for exporing the historic area around Port Arthur. On this alone, I'd say that it's worth staying here.
The rooms are not huge, but they served their purpose. Comfortable, at a reasonable price.
I really liked John, who seemed to run the place, and was very knowledgeable about the convict history of the area.
The dining experience was interesting, and memorable. On the up side, the portions were huge, the food well cooked, and there was a good selection of wine and food. The restaurant staff were a little odd (clearing our plates as each of us finished, rather than waiting for the whole table to finish, and switching some of the dining room lights out before we'd finished our meal! One of the staff was trying very hard to sell us a personal tour of the area, at hugely inflated prices!).

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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LufraKempton, Manager at Lufra Hotel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

Comments are greatly appreciated. Have instucted restaurant staff to be more sensative to guests expectations - especially in soliciting outside business.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Beautiful views across the beach, comfortable room nicely appointed, dining room and food
great well priced. Hotel well situated for exploring local area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed on a 3 night deal in the new apartments. For us they were great value for money for a family of 4. Great views & facilities. Our friends stayed in Room 11 in the older part. This was 2 bedrooms, a lounge & huge bathroom with spa & for the $120 per night for a family of five this also offered great value & views plus it had a really cosy feel. The older part of the hotel is something to be appreciated with many original features & architecture. It would be no mean feat renovating this old beauty without destroying its originality. We had dinner in the restaurant, lucky enough to be a Wednesday with an $18 3 course meal. The food was excellent & also good value for money. Wi-fi worked good in the apartment (after a little persistence). Overall for what we paid we could not have asked for more. I must admit that we had our reservations due to the negative reviews. We also run an accommodation business & I agree with John that it would be nice if people took the time to write more positive reviews or addressed any issues at the time with the owners rather than waiting to bag them out in a public forum. Sometimes the customer is NOT always right!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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LufraKempton, Manager at Lufra Hotel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Thank you. It is nice to read comments regarding room 11 as this is the same room deemed unsuitable by a previopus guest. It is all a matter of perception and expectations.

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Additional Information about Lufra Hotel and Apartments

Address: 380 Pirates Bay Dr | Port Arthur, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania 7179, Australia (Formerly Best Western)
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Eaglehawk Neck
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Eaglehawk Neck
Price Range: $94 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lufra Hotel and Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lufra Hotel and Apartments, at Eaglehawk Neck, at the gateway to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula, is a quality character hotel that offers comfortable lodging and meals Our self contained modern 4 Star holiday apartments are your home away from home. We have 3.5 Star waterview rooms in the original hotel building limited budget accommodation for the price conscious traveler. The hotel overlooks spectacular 'Pirates Bay' where surfers are a common sight and whales are often seen on their annual migrations. We serve breakfast and cafe meals daily, dinner and specialty meals for all occasions fashioned from local and quality produce. The Lufra is the ideal place to stage your exploration of the Tasman Peninsula; heritage and convict past and the Port Arthur site your base for the World Class Three Capes Track breathtaking seaside cliff top and nature walks the world first Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park Tasman Island cruises as well as chocolates, whiskey, kayaking, tuna and game fishing Stay for a day or more to make the best out of your visit to this special part of Tasmania ... more   less 
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