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Freycinet Retreat
Ranked #1 of 5 Coles Bay B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We do not know where to start with place. Phillippa and Virginia have really nailed it. The location is picturesque, looking down toward the coast with 180 degree ocean views.

We stayed in an Ocean View Eco Studio King Chalet and loved it. The room had all we needed and more. My wife was very excited when she discovered that the bathroom had underfloor heating.

We would highly recommend staying with Phillippa and Virginia and will definitely stay with them on our next trip to Freycinet.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had an amazing time at Freycinet Eco retreat. View from the lodge was fantastic. You get wildlife right outside your door step. The lodge was thoughtfully designed and built with quality. Little things like having salt pepper, butter, cling wraps and foil made cooking very convenient in the lodge. There was also a complimentary half bottle of Pinot noir which is the label being served on Quantas First Class! Owner was also very friendly and thoughtful in briefing us on where to dine at, which route at Freycinet to take. We also got lots of privacy! Environment was really peaceful and serene. Ohh yeah, wifi was really strong. Excellent place to stay in!

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Freycinet Eco Retreat is THE place to 'retreat' to to escape the world and just quieten down for a few days.
The set up in the rooms is practical, accomodating and of high quality. The lodge is not large, but very well set up and the sustainable practices are very well implemented.

There is no restaurant onsite, but Philippa and Virgina stock the lodge with some local produce for breakfast and a 750ml bottle of local wine - which was much appreciated.
For any other meals, ensure you bring your own food and drinks, if you're not planning on eating out at any of the near by restaurants or wineries.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

If you want to be in town this is not for you. The town is about 10 kilometers away, with it's basic shops. This is a hidden gem a few kilometers drive along a private gravel road up a mountain. The views are spectacular as is the nature and wildlife all around. We never saw the owners/managers but the entry instructions were easy to follow and all the instructions and manuals inside were clear and comprehensive. We stayed in a lodge. It had a lovely, thoroughly modern, timber construction and style. It was very spacious and had a large elevated wooden deck. Inside was a living/eating/cooking area, large bathroom and large bedroom with a very large and comfortable bed. Provisions were already there for making breakfast, and were replenished (unseen) without us asking anything. It got cold at night so we were glad off the rapid action electric heaters. There was large flat screen TV with a nice sound system and the owners/managers had installed a mini-ipod with a fair selection of music. We dealt with owners/managers by email and they seemed very friendly and anxious to ensure everything was in order and went well, which it did. It was a real treat to stay in such a lovely natural but also luxurious place.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

A lovely little cabin with awesome views out to sea over the Friendly Beaches. Absolute peace & quiet with the local wallabies happy to join you when you're out on the deck.
The cabin itself isn't large but it's well stocked with everything needed and the kitchenette is large enough to prepare a decent meal if you don't wish to eat at Coles Bay.
The free 375ml bottle of wine provided in the cabin was a lovely touch and greatly appreciated.
Highly recommend this place for anyone looking to visit the Freycinet area, and where budget isn't such a huge concern.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1799 - 1819 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Freycinet > Coles Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Coles Bay
Price Range: €232 - €297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Freycinet Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Freycinet Retreat is a 1200 acre, Land for Wildlife, bush property with fabulous views adjoining the Freycinet National Park. Two luxury Ocean View Bush Retreats and eight Ocean View Studios offer comfort in style. Guaranteed wildlife, no doilies, mod cons, perfect for the independent traveller couples. Self-contained with well equipped kitchen/kitchenette and BBQ facilities. Free high speed wifi and LED Smart TVs included in your room. Off the beaten track away from the hubbub of the local village, and well worth the effort. ... more   less 
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