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“Saffire Sparkles” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saffire Freycinet
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Coles Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Saffire Sparkles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

As someone with professional and personal experience of premium accommodation around the world, I approached our 4-night stay at Saffire with 'managed expectations'. It exceeded them in spades. The service in particular was outstanding - executive chef Hugh treated us like part of the family. Food, service, spectacular surroundings, luxury accommodation - this is as good as the legendary lodges of New Zealand, California and Vancouver Island.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ross H
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JustinTKing, General Manager at Saffire Freycinet, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Rosshoneywill,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience of Saffire. It was such a pleasure hosting you, and we are humbled to be rated among such esteemed properties. Now that you have visited, you are part of the family rosshoneywill-we look forward to welcoming you as such next time you have a chance.

Warmest Regards
Justin King
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

A truly unmatched accommodation experience. Highlights include the views of hazards, the warm service and the food which capitalises on Tasmania's abundant produce. The dining experience provided by the talented chefs in the beautiful dining room catering to only hotel guests is truly amazing. The small touches add to your experience; the staff greet you by name, hot water bottles left in your bed while you are out at dinner and the all inclusive mini bar. The rooms are spacious, private and decked out with all of the modern amenities. All rooms have an amazing view of the bay. We always rave about Saffire to our family and friends and we are never disappointed on our return trips. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Moniquekkk
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JustinTKing, General Manager at Saffire Freycinet, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Moniquekkk,

Im so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for your warm words about our property, and our team. We certainly think we are pretty lucky to be part of such an amazing place! We very much look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm Regards
Justin King
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights over Easter 2013.

The room we had was faultless and we could not suggest any improvements. It was spacious and very nicely appointed. It was in the centre of the property and enjoyed an unsurpassed view to Coles Bay. Try and get a room is the centre as the rooms at either end of property overlook bush.

The overall impression of the property and its location were stunning.

What let the property down was the food and restaurant service. The food had no feeling and was very mechanical. On one evening we both ordered a fish dish. My was fine but was wife's was not cooked at all,

The service was poor more especially as there were ony 20 tables and all occupied over Easter.

Even though the tariff included all meals I was surprised that lunch was a buffet with a limited choice of barbequed meat or fish. I would not normally eat a buffet and would avoid restaurants that serve these for lunch or dinner.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Happytraveller2211
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JustinTKing, General Manager at Saffire Freycinet, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Happytraveller2211,
Thank you so much for your feedback, and I am glad that you enjoyed your accommodation. I certainly agree that we occupy a stunning location.
I am concerned by your comments regarding the service in the restaurant. Feedback regarding this element of our guest experience is generally that it is warm and welcoming rather than “mechanical”.
Regarding lunch, I must say that we have tried a number of styles of service. Currently Chef Hugh prepares a number of very fresh and imaginative salads, antipastos and cold cuts for selection, as well as a number of proteins cooked to order. This format has received more praise by our guests than any other as it is fresh, delightfully casual, and can be taken at ones leisure between spa treatments or activities. While there are elements to it where you are welcome to help yourself, It is certainly not in any stretch of the imagination a buffet. Alternatively, we would have been delighted to have prepared you a lunch from our extensive all day a la carte lounge menu. I am sorry if this was not made clear.
Happytravller2211, thank you for your feedback, and I am glad that you generally enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon.

Warm Regards
Justin King
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

From the warm welcome as soon as you pull into the driveway to the time you leave. The staff are trully first class and what really makes the place shine.
The views are breathless and the food is exceptional as we had the tasting menu in the evening and the lovely small buffet lunch. You must do the marina walk out in waders to see how oysters glow and then have a glass of champagne while eating fresh oysters is an experience we will not forget.
If you come to Tasmaina this is a must even if it is only one night.
Thank you to all staff you really make this place shine :)

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank dak3
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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and I spent three nights at Saffire for a special occasion - and our first holiday away from the children. It was the perfect destination for this!

We'd organised to be picked up by Saffire. The driver, overhearing that I was tired and ready for a relaxing bath - unbeknownst to me - rang ahead and when I arrived in what I can only describe as a speculator lodge with breathtaking views we were to call home for the next few days - a hot bath had been run with candles and rose petals.

The hotel offers a variety unique experiences that you may choose to do while there. We didn't go overboard with the activities because we really just wanted to stop but we did do the oyster farm - where we were given a pair of waders to wear as we went out into the bay to shuck some oysters - and enjoy them standing in the middle of the bay with a pristine tablecloth and champagne! A pelican and seal were only metres away.

The lodge rooms are luxurious - but not ostentatious, with every possible comfort catered for. The meals are delicious, the wine list to die for. Although its indulgent and decadent - it's been done in a very relaxed way. You can choose to dress for dinner or just go casual. You can mix and mingle with other guests or you can just hang out together.

The staff are extremely attentive. It really did feel like it was our own private resort. We will definitely be going back. The freycinet national park is stunning with so much to see and do.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Bernadette B
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Level Contributor
61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Best resort I have ever stayed at. Only 20 rooms. Stunning rooms, stunning views, stunning architecture, stunning service, fabulous food, fabulous wines. I want to come back again someday. Highly recommend this place as it is worth a detour, it is worth a journey just for a few days here.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Gdmack2
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights and were very sad to leave. The staff were amazing: genuine, helpful and attentive. I have a couple dietary requirements (gluten-free and allergic to three nuts) so I am always appreciative when a kitchen takes care to not only meet my needs but falls over themselves to make sure I have something equally delicious to enjoy. Saffire exceeded my dining expectations at every meal. Of course I would have been surprised if they didn't meet my requirements, considering the price and standard of the hotel, but Saffire not only delivered, they genuinely wanted us to enjoy every part of our experience and invited feedback. The service was not pretentious but friendly and warm - which is often hard to come by.

We loved the oyster shucking experience, a must-do if you like oysters. Joel (and the other guide) was fantastic.

There are too many people to name, so suffice it to say all the staff were wonderful.

Our room was more spacious than I thought it would be and the view, well, there just aren't words. We left the blinds up so we could wake up with the sun each morning and the sunsets each evening over The Hazards were breathtaking.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wlove1
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Property: Saffire Freycinet
Address: 2352 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Freycinet > Coles Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Coles Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Saffire Freycinet 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saffire Freycinet is Australia’s luxury lodge on Tasmania’s East Coast adjacent to Coles Bay and overlooking the Freycinet Peninsula, famed for the iconic Wineglass Bay. Delivering sophisticated and intimate style and an inspirational experience, our Tasmanian accommodation blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Featuring 20 luxurious suites, exclusive day spa, restaurant, guest lounge and bar, this five-star plus luxury lodge experience is a celebration of the art of service, internal and external wellbeing, local culinary delights, ancient landscapes and abundant wildlife. ... more   less 
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