This hotel is conveniently located close to the Cradle Mt Visitor centre and the entry to the National Park. It has a very pleasant archiitecture and decor, it looks contemporary, bright and and stylish, clean and minimalistic, with a mountain chalet flavour given by the log fire heaters spread through tbe main lobby, restaurant and living/sitting rooms that connect the various sections of the facility. We had booked a standard queen room which came at a little more than $200/night, with a discount for being a member of an interstate automobile club. The room accommodates 2 persons in a king size bed. The pleasant surprise was that the room is a spacious split level with two sections: a bedroom and a living room, each witn its own TV. Parking and wi-fi also free. Bathroom has a spa bath and shower. On the minus side, all the fittings appear a bit tired. There also was a bit of lack of attention to detail, in terms on cleanliness etc: there is mould in the shower /basin, night table clock display the wrong time & date, no paper tissues/serviettes. On the plus side, hotel pleasantly smells on forest fragrance and toiletries are also god quality and have forest inspired fragrances. The roo has a small balcony and views to the forest and there is an easy 20 minutes forest hike via boardwalk accessible from multiple points in the hotel, whre you can get your first tastebof the amazing Tasmanian rainforest. Small kangaroos (wallabies) also meet & greet us on arrival, as well as coming under the balcony, to ask for food, but one is not supposed to feed them. Full breakfast is included, but it is very basic, not up to the standard of similarly priced hotels world-wide. For dinner there are 2 options: all you can eat buffet priced at $52/person, or a-la-carte with most meals priced around $35. The bufftet may sound good, as thee are many choices, but on inspection the offering looks very basic and uninspired. We ordered a-la-carte and were not disapointed by the soup of the day (corn and chicken) and the Tasmanian Ocean Trout for the main. The reception and restaurant staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. The arts & crafts centre opposite the hotel is worth a visit especially for the young. Overall a pleasant experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the fringe of alpine wilderness, Cradle Mountain Hotel sits on the edge of Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park. It's the perfect base for alpine walks. Be pampered at the end of the day with hearty mountain fare and a crackling log fire. The Hotel is home to The Wilderness Galley, a magnificent collection of nature photography. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cradle Mountain Chateau Hotel Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park