We really enjoyed our stay here - very relaxing and offered a unique experience (log cabin accommodation is not common in Australia).
The lodge is some 8km from the main road, but the road is well sign-posted and there are counter signs every km advising distance remaining. Ample car parking is available upon arrival.
The reception, located in the main lodge, was well-staffed with the lady assisting us efficient and very helpful.
We stayed in one of the lodge rooms, with shared facilities. The room was cosy, but very clean and perfect for our requirements.
After a busy day at Cradle Mountain, our goal was for some relaxation, and LL certainly offers this. The main lodge has a large dining room area and one half of this contains a large open fire place and couches/chairs - perfect for chilling with a book or dozing off. My only mild criticism was the large assortment of gossip/celebrity magazines littered liberally around this area. I'm not sure if they were left behind by other guests or provided by the lodge, but with absoloutely zero interest in the latest Hollywood saga of diets and dating, perhaps a broader range of reading material could be considered??
With the remoteness of the lodge and limited eating facilities in the region, LL have a restaurant that caters for its guests. Its a set-price menu arrangement - $45 for two cources and $60 for three. If this is greater than you are willing to pay, its probably a good idea to have an easy meal alternative as 'popping out' to go somewhere else, whilst possible, is not an easy alternative. The menu is a good one with a variety of options. Our meals were good, but not exceptional- my vegetables were soggy and had been in the bain marie for a while. The service was fast, friendly and efficient.
Breakfast is included in the tariff and is very good - there is a wide variety of continental choices and you can also ask for a hot course (bacon, eggs, sausage etc...). A great way to start the day if you're planning on doing a hike or exploring the local environment.
Check-out was simple and efficient and they provided us with a travel bag of apples and bottled water - a lovely gesture.
My only comment for the management of LL is to look at your website - it needs a revamp. I booked online and found it to be of poor quality compared with other sites. You have a wonderful property that is well managed, but with online becoming the main channel for people to research and book accommodation, I think a review and update of your website is needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched majestically within a spectacular rainforest environment near Cradle Mountain, you will be more than mildly amazed. The atmosphere at Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat is peaceful and serene, with a welcoming aura that soothes the soul and inspires the spirit. Choose from a range of accommodation options including luxury spa suites, 2 bedroom self-contained family cabins, or romantic tree-top hideaways for couples. Walk under the man fern canopy, gaze at the waterfalls or relax on the verandah. Savour our delicious food in the Whispering Woods a-la-carte restaurant or quench your thirst in our fully licensed lounge bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lemonthyme Hotel Moina
- Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat Tasmania/Moina