Cottages at Tarraleah
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Cottages at Tarraleah

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#1 of 1 cottage in Tarraleah
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Mid-range
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Free parking
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Self-serve laundry
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Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

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Tarraleah, Tasmania Australia
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Car recommended
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Grade: 49 out of 100
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Hobart Airport
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Tonia A wrote a review Mar 2023
47 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here the first night of a 10 day Tasmania self drive holiday and it was absolutely fantstic. We stayed in cottage number 2 and it was spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed, exactly what we hoped for. We explored the area, fed the goats, said hello to the Cows and had dinner at the Highland Arms which was also really good. The cottage was very spacious with a huge kitchen and we really enoyed the fireplace. Such a quiet relaxing place. We visited the hydro lookout before heading off to "The Wall" the next day. We had to head to Strahn but would have liked to have another night here and spend more time at Lake St Clair which isn't far away. We will be back
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Make sure you book for Dinner.
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Peter C wrote a review Feb 2020
Charleston, South Carolina11 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Two nights with 4 couples from South Carolina, Adelaide and Sydney, exploring the west coast of TAS.
All excellent, accomodation, advice, food, weather, even the little golf course.
Much enjoyed the feeling of history of this remarkable place. What stamina!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: all good. Especially the cottage for us four "old doctors"! See photo
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Richard P wrote a review Apr 2014
Blackmans Bay, Australia12 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My ninety year old father-in-law along with my wife and her sister had a very enjoyable three night stay in the Engineer's Cottage. We experienced excellent weather in April while visiting "The Wall" and other attractions in the area. Both the restaurant and coffee shop were excellent value with friendly staff and great food. Would thoroughly recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anne J wrote a review Mar 2012
Hobart, Australia1 contribution4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Last weekend we booked a two bedroom cottage at Tarraleah. It was advertised as having one room with a queen bed and the other with twin beds. When we arrived there was just one queen bed and no singles at all.

When we asked about local activities as the village had been advertised as a wilderness adventure, the receptionist was more than vague and didn't want to offer any help at all. After we asked many leading questions we discovered that there were a few walks to do. Mind you, they weren't signed nor were they easy to find. Also, the advertised games eg bouce, were not heard of by the receptionist.

The one and only bed sagged in the middle. On the second monring when I asked for an extra pillow I was looked at as if I were some sort of weird alien. Eventually one was found.

The cottage was advertised as having a full kitche. However, it was minimally equipped. It didn't even have a tin opener and only catered for two in the cutlery department. As often happens the 'sharp' knife was blunter than any butter knife at home.

I tried to buy some milk and again was told that they couldn't 'help; me. Very odd as there ia a caravan park there.

We thought, very unwisely that we would have a meal at the publ. I ordered the roast of the day, usually safe at a pub. The meal came resting on a pile of watery Deb potato, other vegetables had spent too long in tepid water so were tastless and the lamb was dry, grisly and tough. All this was covered with a cheap packet gravy. The meal cost me $24.50 which was extortion in my opinion.

While all of this was disappointing, it was a nice quiet place to spend a couple of days. What a pity that the folk at reception were always annoyed to see any customers and didn't seem to know that customers were keeping them in business. I won't be returning there and have great pleasrue in saving the money of friends.
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Date of stay: March 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: go to Bronte Park or Derwent Bridge instead
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Kerryhouston123 wrote a review Sept 2015
26 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing time, the house was well laid out and clean and bright. Kids loved playing in the house and garden and we thoroughly enjoyed everything. Bbq was delivered to our doorstep and we highly recommend d the night time animal spotting with special torches. Just lovely
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Adele W wrote a review May 2015
London, England, United Kingdom96 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were fortunate to stay in one of the Engineers Cottages for 2 nights in early May, and can only describe it as amazing. The cottage we stayed in (number 12) has been beautifully renovated and retains many of the original features. The decor and furnishings are stylish and it is really well maintained, so it has a true luxury feel while also feeling very homely. The lounge, with its wood burning stove, was an added bonus, especially with the snow outside. We have been travelling around the world for 8 months and this is probably the best accommodation that we have had, despite the cost being very reasonable. We also had a good meal at the Highlander restaurant. The staff, and especially the manager, were super helpful and friendly. We would have no hesitation recommending this stunning and unique hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Margs M wrote a review Jan 2014
Roebourne, Australia19 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a night staying at the lake cottages which for the price was excellent accommodation plus the added bonus of the resident ducks! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We also arranged to have a wine tasting and 7 course degustation dinner! The food was amazing and the added bonus of our wine tasting was that we had Julian the owner of the village do the tasting. He selected the most beauful Tas wines from small boutique wineries and gave us a personalised history of Tarraleah. I can't rate this place more highly for chilling out and relaxing and just getting away from it all!
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lyn K wrote a review Jan 2013
Sydney, Australia166 contributions53 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
After speaking with the owner of our booked Stahan accommodation, I decided to book overnight accommodation for our family of 3, in Tarraleah. Mainly because we did not want to do the long 5 hour drive from Hobart to Strahan via the notorious windy roads. It was summer, and driving into the West Sun was also problematic. VERY glad we made the stop. We were all tired from driving. We had a welcome look around Tarraleah and the equipment nearby for the Hydro power station.
We went to the pub within the complex for dinner which was very nice. The weather was very cold, for January. It is in the mountains, so expect the nights to be chilly. Fresh air is fantastic at any time of the year.
The "Architects Cottage" has obviously seen many travellers through its doors. It is however, very well-kept, clean and tidy. Loads of space. Gardens lovingly tended.
The kids will LOVE the many rooms inside. 2 toilets is a bonus in Tassie too. Very comfortable large bedrooms, and modern spacious main bathroom. We did not cook this time. We had breakfast in the cafe down from the cottage which was excellent. Not too many people seem to break their trip here, but I am very glad that we did so. It is pricey for this part of Tassie, being so out-of-the-way. Prob more cost-effective for more people.Recommended for a short stay, with kids in tow, who hate being in the car (or Adults who hate the long drive, & windy roads that lead down to Strahan).
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Date of stay: January 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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PeileFamily wrote a review Jan 2013
30 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Of our two weeks in tasmania, this had to be the most impressive accommodation. Immaculate attention to art deco detail, loads of room for two families and a breathtaking view from the backyard (across the valley). Great meal at the pub - 2 minute walk away. Loved it!
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Date of stay: January 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: One of the queen beds was apparently very soft (the other couple slept on it). Ours was fine.
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Maitheng wrote a review Dec 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,884 contributions203 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We couldn't have chosen better. To visit the highlands and the lakes, this is the place to stay! We had booked a simple cottage which was fine but my husband preferred the cottages on the main square and Jessica obliged us with one of them at a slightly higher price because it was twice as big. We had cottage number 10 and we loved it. Thank you Jessica. We thus stayed in this 3 bedrooms house complete with everything: crockery, washing machine, TV, books etc...everything to make your stay comfortable. The back yard was fantastic and we had a beautiful view all around. The place is not crowded so for those who like quiet...this is it! We enjoyed the food at their restaurant every night....Sooooo good! The people were so friendly...we only have good memory of Tarraleah thanks to this beautiful resort.
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Date of stay: December 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: book the cottages on the main square...anyone of them...they are all great!
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Tonia A wrote a tip Mar 2023
47 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you book for Dinner."
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Peter C wrote a tip Feb 2020
Charleston, South Carolina11 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all good. Especially the cottage for us four "old doctors"! See photo"
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Russ M wrote a tip Nov 2018
124 contributions52 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"don't expect 4 or 5 star"
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Richard_VanBob wrote a tip Apr 2017
Australia166 contributions120 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are cooking facilities but the meals are great and reasonably priced too."
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S P wrote a tip Mar 2017
Brisbane, Australia152 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottage 1, 2 and 3 have the views of the mountains. The others will look over the rest of the 'town.'"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cottages at Tarraleah
Which popular attractions are close to Cottages at Tarraleah?
Nearby attractions include Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (0.02 km), Tarraleah Falls (0.6 km), and Lake Binney (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cottages at Tarraleah?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Cottages at Tarraleah?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Cottages at Tarraleah?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cottages at Tarraleah?
Conveniently located restaurants include Teez Cafe, The Highlander Arms, and Teez cafe at Tarraleah.
Is Cottages at Tarraleah located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Tarraleah.
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