Ratings based on 66 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
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
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
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
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
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 .
4out of 5
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
5out of 5
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.