My wife and I have only just returned from 5 days at TAH. I have stayed at the hotel before, my wife hadn't. Everything was good - bar two. First, the good. The hotel tretains that 50s charm it has always has which is wonderful. I can just imagine Charles Anton and Tony Sponar having a beer in the bar. The staff are always friendly and helpful which is very important. The rooms have never been 5 star (it's a ski resort), but other things make up for that. Location is sensational and the facilities make it easy for skiers and snowboarders to get up the mountain with a minimum of fuss. The 2 restaurants Cascades for everyday and Segretos for special are stil top notch (although I preferred the northern Italian Segretos), the masseuse Tineke is fantastic and the bar welcoming and warm. OK, now for the two let downs: first is the TV/AV facilities - an analog TV - even if flatscreen - just doesn't cut it in 2011. Get digital and access many more channels. But why not subscribe to Foxtel? Is TAH a 3 star or 4-5 star? It charges 5 star prices in the winter, and so it should have matching facilities. The 2nd thing is internet access. TAH has an Internet Room (no, really!) with slow dialup access. No Net in the rooms, no cable outlet, no WIFI anywhere. Most lodges in Thredders now have Wifi. I know TAH simulates the 50s, but no need to go that far! WIFI in all rooms should be obligatory at this price point (Andrew, I know you're out there - take note!) . Otherwise, a wonderful Thredbo institution.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the village, just metres from the base of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. This is a historic property with an alluring sense of alpine culture - it has great character, charm and warmth. The rooms are comfortable and cosy, the dining outstanding and the staff friendly and welcoming. Hotel facilities include restaurants, bars, a spa, sauna, outdoor pool, guest laundry, bike room and car parking. Thredbo is famous for après activities and when staying at the hotel you have both restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. Enjoy casual meals and a lively pub atmosphere in The Local Pub and relaxed restaurant dining with breath-taking views in Cascades Restaurant plus lots of great seasonal options. Thredbo also has a year round events schedule featuring live music, festivals, special food and beverage events, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and everything in-between. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rydges Thredbo Village Alpine Hotel
- Thredbo Alpine Hotel