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Ulverstone River Retreat
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Lovely location by the river but close enough to town. Our apartment was immaculate and well maintained and it's a pity we could only stay for one night. We had our 7yr old and a 3yr old with us in The Loft Apartment which was suitable for our needs for one night however, one of the other apartments would be more suitable for a longer stay. Loved the balcony with views to the river and the canoes/kayaks would be great fun in summer. I would definately recommend it as a couples retreat and for families with older children who are more 'water wise' than our two littlies! Fantastic hidden gem! Well done.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very comfortable place to stay in a lovely location. I stayed in the loft for only one night whilst travelling for work and found it to be a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Spacious and beautifully fitted out with a few extra touches not found in standard accommodation nearby. Having a view of the river & bush also a big plus. Only 5 minutes drive into town for a meal.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. We were travelling my two daughters and parents so we booked both apartments. Both were immaculately clean, stylish, comfortable, with beautiful views of the Leven River, all the comforts of home, and added personal touches too. Tony and Val are exceptional hosts. They were helpful in giving directions, recommending places to visit, and ensuring our stay was perfect. They set up a cot and a small bed (which my 3 yo thought was great) for our two daughters and also gave us some toys for them to enjoy during our stay.
We loved enjoying a vino on the deck in the afternoon, watching (and chasing) the resident duck, and paddling down the river in the kayaks.
The Retreat is not far from the town centre of Ulverstone (6mins drive), Pelican (10mins), Devonport or Latrobe (about 20 mins).
There is lots to do in the area and also a great place to relax. Tony and Val told us about Reliquare (at Latrobe) which is a must do, absolutely amazing shop that you can spend hours in!
If you are driving from/to Launceston be sure to stop at Anvers Chocolate factory, Ashgrove cheese factory (our little girl loved all the painted cows), and the raspberry farm.
An absolute pleasure to stay here and will definitely return when down that way again. Thanks Tony and Val for such a beautiful, tranquil, and serene place to stay at an afforable rate!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

The River Retreat is one of the most tranquil places to visit, whilst tucked away just off the highway Tony and Val provided all you needed for a perfect stay. The accommodation was built by Tony and was functional modern and had those added extras such as bath bubbles, oils, games, books and DVDs. It is a10 minute drive to Ulverstone to pick up a steak for the BBQ or some fresh fish from Pedros. The retreat is just 12 minutes from Penguin where you will find the award winning restaurant 'Wild' and the great gift shop 'Nest', the golf course is also minutes away.
But we just enjoyed lounging around our private deck that overlooked the river having a few Tasmanian wines, we then ventured down to the river for a little fly fishing. From every room in the apartment was a beautiful view (even the bathroom) of the countryside and we were fortunate to see some wallabies grazing on the grass in front of the retreat.
Tony and Val were great hosts and knowledgeable about the area, relaxed about our departure time and we will definitely return for longer next time.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Ulverstone River Retreat is an absolute delight. Group of us stayed for 2 nights last week - it accommodated 4 ladies perfectly - the mezzanine apartment has a REALLY comfy bed upstairs, fold out sofa bed downstairs and double bed in what we called the 'gypsy caravan' adjoining the apartment. The owners Tony and Val are lovely people, friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. The Retreat is situated on lawns that sweep down to the river - perfect for some champers with the girlfriends! Very peaceful spot yet only a shortish cab ride to the fabulous Casablanca Restaurant ! The apartment was spotlessly clean, had a full kitchen, washing machine, great shower and two loos. Would be perfect if you like kayaking and fishing as well. Definitely coming back to spend more time here!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe how awesome this place is. We stayed in the Mezzanine apartment and it was just amazing. The views of the river were very serene, the hosts were fabulous and very respectful of our privacy. The apartment was beautifully appointed with everything we could possibly need. After a hectic couple of weeks travelling around Tasmania, this place was a breath of fresh air and just the relaxation we needed.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

After 2 fairly hectic weeks travelling round Tassie by car we really needed a place we could could rest and relax for the last few days of our holiday. This place fitted the bill perfectly. Just outside of Ulverstone, in a lovely setting beside the River Leven, with it's own jetty. I understand we could have used kayaks provided and stuff but it was early September and cold. We stayed in the Loft for 3 nights. This is top end accommodation. After arriving I was stunned at the quality for the price we paid. It is double glazed, so stays warm or cool and has high quality kitchen and bathroom (wife loved large bath). Whole fit out clean, stylish and comfortable. It also has a balcony overlooking river and BBQ (again it was winter so we never used it). Hosts were great. Happy to talk and give helpful info on local area or just stay out of your way. The best place we stayed in Tassie by a mile. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 37 Lobster Creek Rd, Ulverstone, Tasmania 7315, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Ulverstone
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Ulverstone
Price Range: $115 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ulverstone River Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two modern self-contained holiday apartments as well as a smaller studio room, built on the banks of the beautiful Leven River: a serene bush setting abundant with bird life and the occasional possum or wallaby visiting at twilight. The loft apartment, located above the main residence, was designed with an emphasis on privacy and is accessed from a separate entrance. The superbly decorated bedroom has a large en-suite with bath; the adjacent room features a kitchenette with modern appliances, and a lounge The superbly decorated bedroom has a large en-suite with bath; the adjacent room features a kitchenette with modern appliances, and a lounge with a queen size sofa bed and entertainment system. All rooms display beautiful views of the Leven River. Two balconies over-looking the waterfront, one with a barbeque, complete the experience. The Mezzanine apartment is the larger of the two premium waterfront accommodation choices, and completely separate from the main house. This modern private setting is perfect for larger groups and longer stays, as it is equipped with a full kitchen, washing machine, mezzanine bedroom, and a lounge with a queen size sofa bed and entertainment system. This apartment offers breathtaking river views from floor-to-ceiling windows, or from the private deck equipped with barbeque. The perfect retreat. Another option, only available with the Mezzanine Apartment, is the adjacent mobile cabin which has a double bed. This is the perfect place for additional members of your group who desire more privacy. The River Front Studio room is a smaller motel type room with queen bed, en-suite, TV, DVD, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle etc. There is also a little gas burner and frying pan on the sheltered deck, which gives you the feel of being right on the river bank. ... more   less 
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