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Huon Bush Retreats
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Reviewed May 28, 2009

We stayed on a half price winter special which was great value for something so different although i wouldn't pay the full rate. Lovely setting with the VERY friendly possums that visit nightly at dinner time, outdoor bath, wood fire. The narrow road to get there wasn't so bad but even so make sure you take enough food supplies for your stay as you won't feel like leaving once you're there, also the gourmet platter they offer is very pricey, ($70).Also we couldn't believe that they charge (as per notice near the kitchen sink) that if dishes are left( as per previous arrangement) the charge is $10 every 10 minutes, or if no prior arrangement is made that rate DOUBLES!! (Not bad wages for a dishwasher if you do the sums!) We were amazed by this especially if you were paying the full nightly rate, very bad for business we'd say, also we found the owners slightly on the unfriendly side, not very welcoming. Apart from all that, being very cold at times until we got the fire going and putting up with not so comfortable pillows, a very different and interesting experience.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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PaulHBR, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2009

Hello Gadey,

Thanks for your comments on our property. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and rated us as 4 and 5 points :)

Regards the $1 per minute washing up charge. Before we instigated this charge, a few less respectful guests would leave piles of dirty dishes behind. Sometimes this would take us an extra 20 - 30 minutes to deal with. This would then flow right through our cleaning schedule for the day and sometimes result in rooms not being ready when new guests arrived. With the washing up service now being bookable, we can schedule the extra time in advance and plan our day. End result is less stress for us but most importantly, rooms are ready when incoming guests arrive. Everyone wins :)

Our meals feature fresh local and organic ingredients. Each meal is prepared fresh by our own cheff, then served direct to your cabin. Such quality ingredients and individual preparation do mean that we have to charge more than an equivalent meal would cost in a restaurant that is bulk producing a hundred meals a day using the cheapest ingredients.

Thanks for the comments. All feedback is appreciated.

Cheers

Paul and Michael

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Stayed: December 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Huon Bush Retreats

Address: 300 Browns Rd | Ranelagh, Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Huonville
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Huonville
Price Range: $89 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Huon Bush Retreats 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self contained cabins, tipees and campground in an extensive private habitat reserve, 50 minutes south from Hobart. Relax, explore, experience, nature. We live up to our name as a true retreat. Privacy is protected by 4km winding gravel road, 12 volt solar electricity, interpreted bushwalks and wildlife onsite. If you like nature, you will love Huon Bush Retreats. Escape the city and surround yourself with forest and wildlife. This is a place to relax, explore and experience nature. Although we do accept single night bookings, the people who stay 2 or more nights are glad they booked the longer visit. Discounts available for longer stays, off season and mid week. ... more   less 
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