I couldn't get into Peppers so felt like I'd had to settle for a 'poor cousin' when we got a room at Cradle Mountain Hotel, but we were beyond pleased with this choice. The hotel sits at the entrance to the small strip of activity around Cradle Mountain, maybe a km to the visitor centre and entrance to the National Park. Upon arrival, it was cosy and welcoming with warm fires and a ski lodge kind of atmosphere. Our rooms were warm and comfortable - I'd been worried they may have been cold so had requested portable heaters which were in both our rooms and perfect for drying our wet shoes and jackets after our walk around Dove lake (in the rain and snow!). We didn't have the buffet but instead had a meal of 'bar snacks' - burgers, wings etc in the bar and played pool. Breakfast was included with our room with a big buffet breakfast with loads of suggestions including an omlette/egg station etc. There is also a sauna/outdoor spa for guests to use which we would have if we'd had more time. The rooms were perfect, the atmosphere cosy and the location was just fine. We did look at Peppers later and while it looked good too, we were more than happy with this hotel.
- 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