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“You would expect a lot less from a place that was double the price. Tarraleah is one of Tasmania's best kept secrets!!!”
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Tarraleah Lodge
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We recently had our winter wedding at Tarraleah, which was our second visit to the property/village. There are so many highlights about our wedding weekend, but (aside from marrying my darling and spending time with my friends and family) the three stand outs for me were the stunning wilderness scenery, the beautifully restored Art Deco accommodation (with fireplaces!) and the most amazing, abundant and flavourful, heartiest food I have ever had at any wedding ever!
The staff at Tarraleah were a pleasure to deal with from the minute we decided to have our wedding here (especially Kirstie and Julian) - very efficient, knowledgeable and willing to help in any way. And when we arrived at Tarraleah that level of service didn't change.
Our rooms were immaculately clean and comfortable. The linen was fresh and soft and there was always an abundance of wood delivered for our fires.
Another thing to mention is the breakfast. Smoked salmon, smallgoods, capers and a variety of cheese and pastries are served in addition to the most superior continental breakfast I can remember having. And apparently the also run a cooking school - I plan to look into this on our next visit.
There are no negatives about staying at Tarraleah - even the lack of fast wi-fi feels like a positive. If you fancy a couples weekend away, a wedding or a week in a cottage with the family in the Tasmanian wilderness, then Tarraleah is the place for you. Close to an abundance of walking tracks and trails with breathtaking scenery at every turn there will be no time to be bored. After a day of exploring ask to have a soak in one of the hot tubs - the wooden doors open out to magical views over the ravine - heaven!
You would expect a lot less from a place that was double the price. Tarraleah is one of Tasmania's best kept secrets!!!
Oh, I forgot to mention the hot spiced apple cider - YUM!
See you soon Tarraleah!

Room Tip: If you're looking at Tarraleah for a wedding venue ask to see the Forest Chapel - stunning!
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Tarraleah Lodge is situated in the highlands of Tasmania. The lodged was originally built for Hydro Electric engineers and directors and is now upmarket accommodation. We arrived late on a very wintry like evening in February 2016. It was not all that obvious which was the lodge due ot the lack of signage but a helpful local informed us we needed to go to the Highlander Arms where they have the key if you arrive late. Once in the Lodge, and met by the very convivial hostess we began to enjoy the surroundings. Dinner was back down the road at the Highlander Arms which was very tasty. Back to the lodge where there was a roaring open fire and port available for a night tipple. The room had the most amazing spa which we enjoyed trying to avoid flooding the room in the process. A heated floor in the bathroom was another pleasant surprise. The next day and breakfast was an amazing spread of everything you could think of. Lots of homemade products like jams and delicious fruits. We then had some delectable cakes packed for our trip by our most amazing hostess and reluctantly went on our way. I cannot recommend Tarraleah enough for the hospitality and homeliness. Treat yourself.

Stayed: February 2016
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Went back to Tarraleah Lodge for our second wedding anniversary after our marriage there in 2014. It was just as good as I remembered. Service is still amazing, rooms still luxurious and food still wonderful. I just love this place and plan to go back every year.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kathryn H
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

The whole town is owned by one operator. Painstakingly and expensively restored to its original Federation and Art Deco style, The place has a great feel about it.
We stayed in the opulent hotel complex originally built for Tassie Hydro management. You can stay in a range of other accommodation from quaint little self-contained apartments through to lower rent rooms in the old schoolhouse though the hotel is by far the best
The restoration architect has fitted out the interiors brilliantly. Complementary drinks and hors d'oeuvres are served in the lounge in front of the fire overlooking the valley. Cabinets around the lounge area display over 100 bottles of scotch whiskey and you can arrange a scotch tasting if you prefer.
Large well appointed suites with incredibly comfortable beds complete the picture.
Food quality in the restaurant was nowhere near up to this standard though okay and service very friendly.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Geoff S
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Loved our 2nd visit here, especially the host Chrissy at The Lodge. So nice to be welcomed in pleasant surroundings and given relevant information on the property, dinner and breakfast. Also delighted with welcome drinks and canapes in the lounge. This time we came with 2 other couples. Rooms are truly beautiful, all a little different, with their own character. Enjoyed the honour system with the bar, perhaps a few more selections with wines would be welcomed. We will be back, can't wait to stay again.

Stayed: March 2016
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Additional Information about Tarraleah Lodge

Address: Wild River Rd 1, Tarraleah, Tasmania TAS 7140, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Tarraleah
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Tarraleah
Price Range: €156 - €197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Tarraleah Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9

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