Ratings based on 58 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from melbourne australia

Awesome tipee & wildlife

Posted 30-May-2015 on Wotif
This was our third trip to Tassie and thought we would try something different My husband and I loved the tipee and being amongst wildlife and nature which is what we look for when traveling Michael also welcomed us to an early check in which was fabulous Unfortunately that night we couldn't get the oven working in the communal cooking area and Paul came out to see us My husband joked and said I hope we haven't interupped your favourite show on telly and his response was Well I was watching Dr Who.... We had a giggle but Paul didn't and we felt like we were a nuisance So then the following morning we went to check out and we thanked Paul for having us and what a wonderful time we had and he kept replying Yep Yep Yep and then asked why we chose to book on Wotif? He then went on to lecture us about how he incurs an $18 fee and that we should have booked on his original website and was quite rude From what we could see there was no one else staying at this property and we left feeling upset as we had booked other accomadation on Wotif and were made to feel welcome I know we were not there to socialise with the owners but I felt so upset after we had such a nice stay I said to my husband I feel so sad and I feel like crying But we ventured on and met many more beautiful peeps Maybe Paul was having a bad day I know we all do But if you're running a business Seriously not cool
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from 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!
Comment from Hotel Management
19-Apr-2015 by Paul D, Hotel Management
Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the bushwalks. Right onsite are a rainforest, waterfall and mountaintop. Yes, Streamside Cabin is our most secluded. It is also our most specifically requested, so book ahead.
5 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveller

Great get away!

Posted 18-Mar-2015 on Hotels
This place is awesome. Stayed in the Tipee which is basically like a permanent campsite. Perfect if you like camping but don't have the gear with you. The hike to the top of the mountain is pretty good too.
Comment from Hotel Management
20-Jun-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
Yes, our tipees are "Glamping" (glamorous camping). A fun mix of timber and canvas with a cozy wood heater, carpet, sofa bed and 12 volt solar electricity. A perfect treat if you like camping. We also have self contained cabins.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Amy-Louise from Perth

Good to get away.

Posted 08-Mar-2015 on Hotels
Quite nice, stayed in a tp. Not what I expected but nice all the same.
Comment from Hotel Management
20-Jun-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
G'day Amy-Louise, Glad that you enjoyed the tipee, even though it was not what you expected. Our Deluxe Tipees are actual tipees of timber and canvas, just like we describe and show in the tipee photographs. Sometimes described as “Glamping” (glamorous camping) they have shared facilities. The floors are fully carpeted and heat is provided by slow combustion wood heaters We also have self contained cabins for people wanting private facilities.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from 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!
Comment from Hotel Management
19-Apr-2015 by Paul D, Hotel Management
Thanks for your review, so glad that you took the time to explore our forest trails. As a "bush retreat" people who visit here seeking a place to relax, explore and experience nature, will have a great time.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from 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.
Comment from Hotel Management
11-May-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
This review has several untrue things so let me set things straight: - You do NOT need 4WD to get to our property. You just need to have a car in sound mechanical condition and drive appropriately. Our own car is a small 2 door Hyundai Getz. - Yes, our Deluxe Tipees are actual tipees of timber and canvas, just like we describe and show in the tipee photographs. - Tipees are "Glamping" (glamorous camping) with shared facilities. We also have self contained cabins. - The floors are fully carpeted and heat is provided by slow combustion wood heaters. We provide plenty of wood and operation instructions for people not familiar with using a wood fired heater. Other reviewers comment on how cozy the tipees are. - No, we do NOT have a "self clean policy". Again, other reviewers comment on the cleanliness. - The sofa beds were hand built by a local Hobart company. We prefer to support local suppliers when possible.
4 out of 5
by Kim

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 10-Feb-2015 on Wotif
5 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by Darren from Ulverstone

Peaceful bush experience.

Posted 13-Jan-2015 on Hotels
Cabin very clean and well kept. Nice to be away from screens and experience nature up close. Be aware of the steep road in!
Comment from Hotel Management
12-Feb-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
Hi Darren, Glad you enjoyed your screen free break. We have chosen to not have television and instead encourage guests to engage with each other and nature. Our 4 km of narrow winding gravel road takes you right to the end of the valley. With no passing traffic, peace and quiet reigns.
5 out of 5
by Andrew from Australia

Posted 13-Jan-2015 on Wotif
Pros: Location
Cons: Nothing in particular
Location: Away from it all, great location in bush
I liked the eco-green concept. A bit pricey given use of renewable resources.
Comment from Hotel Management
Glad you liked the green concept. We have protected 100 hectares of native habitats. Unlike most accommodation where the owners purchase a small block and fully develop it, we have chosen to develop only 20%. The other 80% is produces no income, so we need to build the cost of that area into the prices we charge on the accommodation. So on the surface we might appear a bit more expensive than others but when you include the conservation and recreation value, we are very good value overall.
3 out of 5
for Families
by Sharon from Genf

Would definitely recommend it.

Posted 07-Jan-2015 on Hotels
The surroundings are beautiful and you really feel secluded and part of the natural bush - it really deserves its name "Bush Retreat". However, if I hadn't had a new rental car with good tyres I would've felt even more nervous at having to drive up the very, very steep hill to reach the Retreat - this should be pointed out in their reservations or on their webpage because city dwellers and visitors from areas where dirt roads are uncommon are taken unaware. The visit from the wallabies while my daughters enjoyed their outdoor bath was a highlight. And the chance to stroke a baby one when they arrived as well! However the cabins are not well insulated and even in Summer (albeit it was raining!) we were cold and I'm no longer used to lighting a wood fire (city dweller sorry). But there were warm blankets and we were snug in our beds.
Comment from Hotel Management
20-Jun-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
Hi Sharon, Thanks for the review which will help other people decide if this is the right place for them. Yes, we are at the end of a narrow winding gravel road. This is how we achieve our tranquillity with no passing traffic. We do state this on all websites that allow it. However some websites restrict our description to specific features and do not allow us to mention our road. That said, as you experienced, we can be safely reached in a small standard car. You just need to drive appropriately. Many of our resident wildlife have ben hand raised by people and are very friendly. Glad you enjoyed meeting them.