Ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Melbourne

Relaxing bush getaway

Posted 19-Mar-2015
We loved how Huon bush retreats is located partway up a mountain in the middle of the bush. It was so peaceful and quiet! The indoor fire and heated outdoor bath were great and the Eco-cabins were perfect! We aren't serious bush walkers but enjoyed some of the easier trails throughout the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness. Would recommend the stream side cabin because it's so secluded! Highly recommended if you love and respect the environment!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom San Francisco, CA

Private experience of Old Growth Forest

Posted 17-Feb-2015
Pros: Trails, spacious cabin
Cons: good as is
Location: Near a lot of other beautiful places to visit.
The hotel has taken the time to create beautiful well groomed trails in the forest. The cabin is spacious. You are close to the Huon Valley with all its attractions. And you are on your way to Southern Tasmania. Great package of features!
1 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Canberra

Worst accommodation i've ever experienced

Posted 15-Feb-2015
Pros: Actually nothing
Cons: These "deluxe Tipees" should be removed and cabin built.
Location: If you have a four wheel drive, the location offers great bush
Booked a "deluxe Tipee". The picture on the add showed an odd shaped cabin and said self rated 4 star. Turned out to be an actual Ti-pee on a wooden floor. (not what was in the picture i saw) Shared pit toilet, and water that might need to be boiled before drinking. Even though it is summer, i froze. it had a wood heater but because it is a canvas tent it leaked heat and never warmed up. It was dirty, thanks to the "self clean" policy where the previous guests clean it for you. The sofa bed looked like it came from an op shop. The access track is unsafe for front wheel drive cars and my hire car really struggled to get up there. I'd have been far more comfortable in my own tent somewhere else.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

A relaxing stay in nature.

Posted 05-Jan-2015
Pros: Lovely atmosphere.
The experience was lovely, it was nice to have your own privacy and space in the bush to come and go as you please. Having a communal kitchen is a lovely way to meet with other travellers and swap stories. It was also nice to wake up to animals around in the bush and birds calling. Lovely walks about and just a great way to get way from the hustle and bustle of our home town Melbourne. We will defiantly come back again and are inspired to give the camping grounds a at some stage.
Comment from Hotel Management
06-Mar-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
Looks like you stayed in one of our deluxe tipees. These are sometimes referred to as "Glamping" (Glamorous Camping). Yes, the camp kitchen can be a fun social experience, meeting other guests around the campfire. It is open to tipee and cabin guests alike.
1 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveller

Did not stay

Posted 08-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
Did not stay there initially could not find it then were expected to drive 4km along a narrow dirt road in the rain then drive up a steep dirt driveway. Went to wrest point instead had a lovely room with great views of the harbour
Comment from Hotel Management
12-Feb-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
We do live up to our name as a "bush retreat". Departing the highway and travelling slowly along our 4km gravel road, to the end of the valley, you will leave the distractions of the busy world behind you. You do need to be comfortable navigating on country roads, or use Google Maps. Just enter "Huon Bush Retreats" into Google Maps and it will bring you right to the door.
5 out of 5
by Mark Prideauxfrom Australia - VIC - Melbourne

Posted 18-Nov-2014
Pros: Novelty of staying in a Teepee
Cons: Small space. No kettle n tea in room.
Location: Away from it all, bushlands
Facilities: It's a tent with a firepl; Value: expensive; Service: Basic; Cleanliness: Spotless; Great bushland and clean common use facilities
Comment from Hotel Management
G'day Mark, Thanks for the review. Our tipees are genuine timber and canvas but with full carpeting, a wood heater to keep them cosy, 12 volt solar lights and music. 4.5m diameter, there is plenty of room for a couple. It is about 1 minute walk to the camp kitchen with kettle, pots, full gas range, plates and cutlery etc. Keeping a canvas structure in the bush clean is always a challenge, so I will compliment the perfect cleanliness score to our cleaners :)
5 out of 5
by Danielle Quinnfrom Australia - TAS - Hobart

Posted 15-Nov-2014
Pros: The distance from the wild bush - right outside the window
Cons: The eco toilet took some getting used to
Location: Perfect, Away from it all, Outstanding
Facilities: Eco-friendly; Value: Bargain, Fantastic, Amazing; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Pristine, Beautiful; Close to Hobart - didn't take long to get away from civilisation
Comment from Hotel Management
Hi Danielle, Thanks for the 5/5 review. It is always rewarding providing our guests with what they consider a flawless and eco-friendly experience. Just 50 minutes from Hobart, your description as a "getaway from civilisation" is spot on. Hope to see you again sometime. Paul D
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Quiet, secluded, beautiful

Posted 11-Nov-2014
The staff were warm and friendly and even showed us a baby wallaby!
Comment from Hotel Management
07-Mar-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
Millie, the baby wallaby is now nearly ready to release to the wild. A few more days and I will begin taking her on supervised walks to learn a little about the native habitat at Huon Bush Retreats. After a few weeks of supervision, she will begin mixing with the wild wallaby mob and eventually raise a family of her own.
4 out of 5
by Cherie Barrettfrom Australia - TAS - Regional TAS

Posted 14-Oct-2014
Pros: Location very quiet and peaceful surroundings
Cons: The customer service and gourmet platter
Service: Rude, Customer service ; platter horrible extremely overpriced
Comment from Hotel Management
Thanks for the review. It is always useful to hear when the experience that we provide is not to the liking of our guests. I guess our Gourmet Platter selection of dips, cheeses, crackers, bread, roast potatoes, roast tomatoes, stuffed mushrooms, chicken, fish and salad greens is not going to suit everyone. With just one person attending to phone calls, reception and cooking, sometimes it is not possible to spend as much time with each guest as we would like. Sorry if this was seen as rude.
4 out of 5
by Gemma Parkerfrom Australia - ACT - Canberra

Posted 08-Oct-2014
Pros: The view, tranquility and outdoor bath
Cons: It's eco-friendly (which is great) but I would have liked some notice that I couldn't charge electronic devices @ the accommodation (12 volt solar)
Location: Tranquil, Good views, 10 mins to Huonville
Facilities: Basic; Value: Economical, Self-contained ; Service: Basic, Sufficient; Cleanliness: Pleasant; Beautiful spot and easy access to Huonville/wineries - driveway could be a bit hairy for a small car though!
Comment from Hotel Management
Glad you enjoyed the location, tranquillity & outdoor bath. We pride ourselves on being a true eco-retreat. To quote our wotif listing "Electricity at Huon Bush Retreats is 12 volt solar. Small appliances such as computers can usually be charged from the 240 volt system at reception." 4km of winding gravel road protects our privacy. The last section is steep. Put your car in 1st gear or auto low, then drive up the hill without stopping. You do not need 4WD. Thanks for the review. Paul