Ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from hobart

Very 'eco'.

Posted 06-Oct-2016 on Wotif
Pros: Tranquility and peace
Cons: Old condition of furniture
Location: Amazing gateway to the Huon, but a bit of a trek to get to cabin, definitely not the place to head out for dinner. Eat in.
No tv, power points, microwave. To stay here you really need to have the right mindset
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Basic wilderness retreat

Posted 21-Sep-2016 on Hotels
No usable power point to charge mobile phones..CD player provided did not work..lack of kettle in the room a real let down.."outdoor entertaining area/ kitchen" did not live up to what was promised. However the tepee was secluded & blissfully quiet. Bathroom facilities though basic (composting toilet) were very good. Gravel driveway was exceedingly steep in parts & could be quite daunting for a novice driver.
5out of 5
by Kristy from Bunbury, Western Australia

Young family stay

Posted 11-Jul-2016 on Hotels
We stayed in the Wallaby Grasslands cabin as a family with two younge boys. The cabin had comfortable beds (enough for 8 and extra if needed) in two bedrooms with a wood fire and firewood provided. The kitchen had everything you need to cook your own meals. The cabin is very secluded, warm and clean. There is no TV or Wifi, which was another positive for us. The nature reserve is beautiful and there are walking trails nearby that can be done with a young family. The environment is the main focus of the site and every effort has been made by the owners to ensure that visitors are doing their bit. Pademelons and possums come visiting our porch. The owner is friendly and knowledgeable and we had a great experience. We hired a Hyundai I20 and had no issues getting up hills but you just have to take care getting there. The Huon Valley and Ranelagh is a beautiful place and nothing is too far away, especially if it's nature that you want to see. We thoroughly recommend a stay at this very special place.
4out of 5
by Andrew from Brisbane

Genuine retreat in comfort

Posted 09-Apr-2016 on Hotels
Large, family friendly accommodation with very much a bush retreat feel. Suited us perfectly for the one night we were there but please bear in mind it's definitely a bush retreat - minimal electricity, no TV, phone charging, minimal phone reception, minimal plumbing etc. Perfect for a relaxation escape in a beautiful location.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Peaceful unique accomodation in genuine nature

Posted 17-Mar-2016 on Wotif
Stayed in the very cosy tipee at Huon bush retreats and loved it! Peaceful, private and set amongst natural bushland it was a very enjoyable, eco friendly experience. Abundant wildlife and run by very environmentally conscious people, there is a real sense of their passion for the bush, it's animals and the preservation of such areas!
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

long journey up a hill to get too

Posted 12-Jan-2016 on Wotif
its my first experience with 'solar', and its not for me' including the shower
3out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice spot hidden in natural bushland.

Posted 01-Dec-2015
Pros: Beautiful bushland and wildlife.
Great to have wallabies at the doorstep. Not what we expected, an ECOhouse. No wifi, TV or charging ability. But we still had a very comfortable stay and loved the wildlife.
1out of 5
by A verified traveller

The Manager Was Extremely Rude, Don't Stay Here!!

Posted 25-Oct-2015 on Wotif
Pros: There is no dock for playing music on an iPod, or Smartphone device. The accommodation sleeps six adults but there are only 4 wine glasses??
Cons: Our towels were fraying at the edges and needed replacing.
Location: Staff charge of $20 per 10 minutes to cover the cost of cleaning dishes - this should be included in the (high) cost of the room charge.
* I booked a room at HBR, and contacted immediately to change the booking as I'd made an error with my dates. It took several calls and a great deal of stress to resolve the issue. On two occasions, the manager chose to answer the call only to advise that he was unable to assist as the call had come through outside of business hours. Their terms and conditions state that bookings and payment are non-refundable, so I could choose to either cancel the booking and lose the payment, or pay an extra $50 'change fee' to change to another date. I decided to pay the fee and change the date. Even though I agreed to pay the change fee,I was still told off by the manager for the inconvenience. I have never had such rude service from a business owner in my life and regret my choice to stay here. * The journey there is unsafe without a 4 wheel drive and this is not made clear on the website. The gravel road to the accommodation is 4 km long; there’s a small section towards the end that’s so steep and bumpy I felt we were at risk of running off the road. * The accommodation has a four star rating and the room cost is very high relative to other four star hotels I've stayed in in the past however the hotel did NOT provide basic items such as complimentary shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, shower cap, face washer, or breakfast provisions. Very disappointing.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from South Africa

Great experience - a bit expensive though

Posted 20-Oct-2015 on Wotif
Pros: Your are surrounded by nature, wallabies and other animals come to visit you in the evenings. Has a bath outside in the yard-great and great walks.
Cons: The drive up the mountain is slippery terrain. Price can be reduced.
Location: Location is in the nature but still close enough to a small town to do shopping. Fantastic walks!
It was a great experience however we found the price to be expensive.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveller from melbourne, victoria, Australia

Pleasant quiet retreat spent in a tipi

Posted 11-Oct-2015
Pros: The tipi was a novelty, restive and peaceful.perhaps some updating of bedding etc. the trek to the toilet block, wasn,t optimal especially at night ti
Cons: See comments re toilets and entrance road to the bush retreat.
Location: Near enough to Huonville and easy access to Hobart , Bruny island and other attractions.
Nice break away from almost everything, lovely environment. Owls hooting at night animal visitors. The drive in to the venue was challenging' steep, with corrugations, pot holes and not for the feint hearted. Really good hot showers. Ample options for walks .