Hotel Review: Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania – Australia
Hotel: Freycinet Lodge
Location: Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
Room: Premier Spa Cabin
Perfect for: Romantic getaway or for wanting to be in the perfect spot for Freycinet National Park tourist activities!
Category: Luxury cabins
If you’re wanting to visit Freycinet National Park and be amongst all of the action, then Freycinet Lodge is the place for you!
Located in the world famous Freycinet National Park, moments away from Wineglass Bay, the lodge has everything at its doorstep.
Our welcome experience…
We arrived at Freycinet Lodge after our drive from Hobart and were excited to see what the east coast of Tassie had to offer. We hadn’t done a lot of research for what to do around Freycinet National Park so were quite pleased when Andreas at reception highlighted several maps for us on what we should see, including from the locals point of view rather than just the usual tourist spots. We would have spent a good 30 minutes with Andreas, asking questions and getting a scenic flight booked in as well.
The moment you open the door, you get a wow feeling! The cabin had beautiful timber floor boards, with a view over the beach from your room, the bath tub or private balcony. Our cabin was also located next to the lodge itself (which on a side note is much better for the WiFi connection!) which was great as we didn’t have very far to walk for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Behind the bedroom is a massive wardrobe and suitcase area which is great because who likes stepping over suitcases all the time, we sure don’t!!
Then, of course, the bathroom… A spa cabin would be incomplete without a spa of course!
This massive spa was perfectly situated next to a window for natural light, but because of the nice shrubbery kept the privacy. Separately there was a shower, double sinks and toilet and of course, heated bathroom tiles for those cool mornings.
The mini bar was fully stocked with delicious goodies, always a bonus.
What was fantastic to see from a travellers point of view was the number of power points! I don’t know about you, but when we are travelling we are always trying to find spare plugs, unplugging lamps etc for our two phones, laptop, iPad, camera, Go Pro as well as other bits and pieces.. so it was a nice surprise to see so many power points available in our room!
Here is a short video of inside the room.
Outside of our room was the beach access path. It was nice to be able to walk to the beach so quickly.
We ate at the Bay Restaurant on our first night. We had had some lovely meals during our time in Tassie, but I can tell you that the meal I ate at this restaurant was the nicest of my trip by far!
I ordered the Spring Bay Mussel Laksa for my entree and this was the meal of our trip. It was absolutely cooked to perfection, the flavours and quality of the produce were amazing. Each table also receives some freshly baked bread with accompanying condiments.
For our mains, I ordered the Freycinet Bouillabaisse which consisted of clams, mussels, prawns, oysters, salmon, blue eye trevally, rouille and crusty bread (yep, I love seafood!!). Again, I couldn’t fault my meal – it was delicious.
Jenna ordered the battered fish of the day which was Flathead which happens to be her favourite (and just about only!) type of fish. They did warn us that the meal was pretty big… it came out and it was enough food to feed around 3 people! By the time Jenna had finished eating (because she had to save room for dessert!) it hardly looked like she had touched it! It was scrumptious and the Flathead was so fresh.
It then came time for dessert… now after you have eaten as much as we did, you probably won’t have room for dessert… but we managed to save enough space for some ice-cream! Caramel Fudge and Vanilla Bean to be exact and it was topped off with some fairy floss. Who knew ice cream could look so pretty?!
I would recommend you make a reservation because it is a very popular restaurant not only for guests of the hotel but for other holiday makers in the nearby area!
We ate lunch on our second day at Richardson’s Bistro. This area is much more informal and bistro style (as the name suggests). The views are amazing so if you’re looking for something quick and casual, you should give it a go. We ordered beef burgers and they were yummy.
No need to make a reservation for the bistro!
Breakfast was also held at the Bay Restaurant area and is a full hot buffet breakfast which is always a great way to start your day.
Health and Fitness…
In case you want a break from hiking or walking around the surrounding areas but want to keep active you can play a quick game or two of tennis.
If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind after a big day of exploring or hiking, then you should definitely enjoy Hazards Bar & Lounge. It has a chilled atmosphere and in winter you can enjoy the open fire place.
When travelling, it can be tricky when you’re living in suitcases and moving from hotel to hotel so it is nice when there is a guest laundry so you can do a spot of washing after all of those walks 🙂
The view from outside the restaurant are lovely and that jetty makes for a perfect picture.
The hotel has a shop and souvenir shop, as well as a letterbox and boot cleaner! It seems to have everything you might need.
And, if you have a Tesla – there is a charging station for you!
Now, Jenna was super excited to see a puzzle table set up for guests to work on. No better way to spend a bit of time on an overcast rainy day!!
Good to know…
There is a network of regional Tasmanian properties that offer a massive 25% discount on accommodation for all Australian and International Auto club members (eg NRMA, RACV etc). So, it might be worth looking at joining an auto club because you will most likely get your money back and more with 25% off accommodation. I wish I had of known this before we booked 🙂
Checking out was quick and easy which meant we could get on the road quickly and head up towards our next stop which was the Bay of Fires via Bicheno Blowhole!
Above and beyond…
The staff at this hotel all went above and beyond. In particular, Andreas. He was super friendly and helpful and ensured we were able to make the most out of our holiday.
The not so good…
A heading we have in all of our hotel reviews… Although this time I don’t have anything to put in this space, honest!
Yes, Yes, YES!! If you’re visiting Freycinet National Park then you shouldn’t look past the Lodge for your accommodation.
For more on Freycinet National Park, check out our other posts which you might find useful.
- Wineglass Bay Lookout
- Scenic Flight over Freycinet National Park
- Friendly Beaches
- Cape Tourville Lookout and Lighthouse
- Honeymoon Bay
- Sleepy Bay & Little Gravelly Beach
- Renting a car in Tasmania
- The ultimate packing list for Tasmania
For more on the rest of Tasmania, keep an eye on our Tasmania page as we’ll be adding to this page to include posts on Cradle Mountain, Hobart, Bay of Fires, Wine Region, Cataract Gorge and the Great Eastern Drive.
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