We booked the Hoquwa apartment for a long weekend at the end of August. We paid more than A$800 a night for what turned out to be a grubby, shabby, run-down disappointment. It could best pass for a student hostel, but advertises itself as "premier accommodation'' and shockingly, the apartments are described as "deluxe.'' There was nothing deluxe about it. The cupboards came off in our hands, the table was sticky with dirt, the sofabed had a crusty layer of filth in the corners, the freezer was covered in dirt. The TV lounge had cupboard doors smashed in with splinters hanging out - great for kids! The sleeping set up is not suitable for two couples with kids: they bed 6 people in one room, while the other room (an eaves room so not suitable for tall people) sleeps just one. The bunkbeds have no rails so are dangerous for kids. The decor is student-on-a-shoestring. We felt thoroughly ripped off. Don't stay here if you value your precious holiday time. Seriously.
- Also Known As:
- Alpine Retreat Hotel Mount Buller
- Alpine Retreat Hotel
- Alpine Retreat Mount Buller, Victoria
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alpine Retreat Mt Buller is Budget Accommodation with the Location of premium accommodation. Located only a 2 minute walk to the Village centre, we have the Chamois Ski run on our back door step. With a Restaurant and Bar, Board and Ski Rental shop with the cheapest prices on the hill, swimming pool and spa, kids games lounge area plus much more to be discovered while there. ... more less