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“Perfect end for our honeymoon”
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Tarraleah Lodge
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Where to start? Tarraleah lodge was a wonderful surprise ending to our honeymoon. The lodge is luxurious and while we stayed only two nights, I can easily imagine spending a week there.
Our room (suite, really) was generous, beautifully decorated, looking our over a rhododendron garden and the valley beyond. It was quiet and peaceful. There are walks around (including to a rather beautiful waterfall), very tame ducks and highlander cattle to feed and pat, and most of all quiet and peace. The history of the place is also interesting - reading the compendium in your room is a must and a funny read.
All of this was made more special by the friendly staff, in the restaurant, cafe, reception... everybody.
Our whisky tasting in the lodge library was also a highlight, I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Any room in the lodge, they are all quiet.
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I didn't even know Tarralea existed until we had a car accident on the highway and limped back to the nearest phone and to find someone to help us out (we had no mobile reception). The lady in reception allowed us to use her phone while we organised assistance from Hobart. The whole process ended up taking about six hours. The staff at Tarralea were absolutely our saviours: they were so patient and supportive, and even allowed us to sit in one of their gorgeous cottages for a couple of hours to watch TV while we waited for the tow truck to collect us. Had circumstances ended differently I would have loved to have stayed the night there and have eaten in their beautiful restaurant. I want to express my deepest thanks to Tarralea and have decided that, if we go back to Tassie sometime, we will definitely stay the night (or two!) Can I recommend to other travellers that it is worth venturing off the main road to go into Tarralea and stay in one of their delightfully restored Art Deco cottages.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We recently attended a 2 night Christmas in July weekend staying in The Lodge which has 9 rooms, all, according to the guests we met, unique and beautiful with lovely period touches and atmosphere. Previously, a few years ago we had stayed for 2 nights in a room in the Scholar's House. That was also a memorable visit. The area is beautiful and historic with regard to the development of Hydro in Tasmania. The weekend was great. The staff worked very hard to entertain and feed us handsomely. It was very friendly. It was only a weekend but it was such a good break that we feel that it could have been much longer.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank AnjoLafin
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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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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: €121 - €203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Tarraleah Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9

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