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Lake St Clair Lodge

Lake St Clair Rd, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania 7140 Australia
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#3 of 4 campsites in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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In the heart of the Tasmanian World Heritage Reserve. We welcome you to tranquility wrapped in outstanding natural beauty. Located on the shore of Australia's deepest freshwater lake. Our home has a serenity which promotes a connection with this wild and globally significant World Heritage Area. So hold your breath, open your eyes and enter a world away...
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
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Private balcony
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
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English, Chinese, German
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Gary D wrote a review 16 Feb
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Comfortable bed, room was clean, beautiful walk. Scenery was nice people in the visitors were helpful. Restaurant struggled as not enough staff. Hamburger was beautiful chips cold as left under the warmer too long. Overall it was pretty good.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EricJ123 wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia327 contributions190 helpful votes
The accomodation is lovely and clean. The rooms are big and a comprehensive welcome pack is provided. The service at the bar and restaurant is good and the selection great. The breakfast was disapointing and the coffee not great. Checkin was challanging - the information provided was not accurate. However the staff are client centric and try to make ones stay as enjoyable as possible.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Felicity C wrote a review Jan 2024
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We stayed here as a group of 10 campers in the unpowered sites, having just completed the Overland Track. Pros - handy camp kitchen with running water, clean amenities, access to the lodge cafe for real coffee and an ice cream, very close easy walk from where the ferry across Lake St Clair docks. Con - campsites are not clearly marked. On arrival, we were advised that we definitely needed three sites for our group, rather than the two we had successfully booked for our group number, but as the sites are not marked I don't know how this was determined. But at that point I was too tired to argue about the extra cost. Entertainment - there are some seriously huge, confident possums! Very beautiful, very aware of what can be found in packs and tents!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Bidu D wrote a review Dec 2023
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The main person in the restaurant was the most kids unfriendly person imaginable. He did not know us to feed our baby her food just because it was ‘outside food’ even though all adults had placed a full order. Very unfriendly and rude to the core.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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AussieProf wrote a review Dec 2023
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The rooms were warm clean and far more luxurious than I anticipated. The views were awesome. We were a family and they kindly managed two connected rooms. The food was fantastic in fact the burger at lunch was the best I had tasted for many years and the chefs specials for dinner was amazing. The manager and all the staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The service overall was excellent. Thankyou all. I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: If you want to use the ferry service for walks up the lake book early
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Julie H wrote a review Dec 2023
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Dear oh dear! Where is your Irish charm Michael? From check in it was evident that guests were a nuisance to this owner/manager. We observed Michael publicly criticise one of his workers and feared for their job satisfaction and impression of Tasmanian employers. Unfortunately, Michael also piloted the ferry so it was impossible to avoid his negative, impatient attitude. We found it very difficult to order at the Trapper and Higgins Bar. There was simply no service and we observed potential patrons wandering the length of the bar for a while before giving up and heading outside. We had planned to dine at the restaurant for ‘a treat to remember’ from the ‘comprehensive menu’. However, when we checked the menu we found it consisted of pizza, hamburgers and chips and was very pricey. Breakfast is complimentary but after reading on line that only instant coffee was available we decided to breakfast with our own provisions. We asked for 3 slices of bread in lieu of breakfast for 3 and were told that we couldn’t take any supplies to our rooms. There was some debate and eventually we were given the bread. Michael was then quick to remove us from the breakfast list. We are proud, well travelled Tasmanians who love our part of Australia. We are very disappointed with the reception that tourists receive at this establishment. Lake St. Clair is a magnificent environment. However, under current management we will not stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Vicki D wrote a review Nov 2023
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Last night's accommodation at Lake St Clare's Lodge was totally substandard and overpriced. The service on the restaurant was appalling, the food worthy of the trash can, and when I complained that my food was soggy, not fresh and had obviously been heated in the microwave the Duty Manager was arrogant and unapologetic. I felt like calling Gordon Ramsey and telling him to get his arse down here stat! The powered camping site of $48 did not include a hot shower in the amenities (that was an additional charge for hot water) and the amenities were dingey and were sad need of replacement. We have camped at many a showgrounds with much nicer amenities. Anyways, the ride to Hobart was just beautiful. Misty mountain peaks, rolling green hills, rugged wilderness views and loads of lakes, lagoons, dams, rivers and streams. The amount of water here is truely amazing. Booked in to a beautiful well appointed powered camp-site with our own on-suite and shared camp kitchen for only $55 per night. Go Discovery Parks - Hobart 👍
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Gillian C wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia219 contributions76 helpful votes
The accommodation was comfortable if a bit sparse for the hefty tariff. The restaurant was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner albeit rather expensive. Regarding our room, we could not get the TV to work and despite the visitor information book in the room stating that staff were available at any time to assist we received no response to our phone messages for help. We parked our car in the designated car space outside our room. Sadly at night, a branch from an overhead tree landed on the front of our car causing considerable damage. We reported the incident to the front desk and the person on duty was very helpful in viewing the damage, taking photos etc. He told us that his manager was taking the matter very seriously and would be in touch. We have had no end of trouble in even getting to speak to the manager who declines to return our calls or answer our emails. We have been very disappointed in the service received and would not consider returning again. Visitors to this property need to be wary of the safety of their vehicle and do not rely of getting any assistance from this facility.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Catriona H wrote a review Sept 2023
Greater Hobart, Australia131 contributions57 helpful votes
Brilliant place. The accommodation is great, very comfortable wilderness lodges, king sized bed, comfy chairs, and mine had a beautiful new bathroom. Cosy, warm. The staff are superb, really freind lay, helpful and welcoming. And the restaurant is insanely good.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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GlobeTrotters4001 wrote a review Apr 2023
Brisbane, Australia809 contributions238 helpful votes
The positives - the cabins were warm, clean and comfortable, even if we had to walk in the dark to get back to the farthest cabins from the restaurant. Some areas could probably start getting a bit of TLC to bring them back to the height of luxury. The negatives. A Lodge priding itself on using the rugged wilderness and breathtaking beauty of Lake St Clair in its advertising, and espousing luxury - then this luxury should not only pertain to its accommodation, but surely into its restaurant. Breakfast - we were staying in the cabins for three nights and embarking on various walks of 5km, 10km and 18km +, so I felt the breakfasts were totally inadequate for the people who are doing whole day treks. The lodge prides itself on serving organic choices, "seasonal, wholesome, uncomplicated food prepared to the highest standard". On offer - Weetbix and cornflakes constituted the cereals - fine - no yoghurt, no fruit (yes, we're remote, but not that remote, you can't stock up on large cans of good quality canned fruit); bread selection of basic wholemeal, raisin and white - when the wholemeal and raisin bread ran out, staff were unable to replenish - none left (bread in the freezer as backup??); eggs were of the scrambled variety that looked and tasted like reconstituted eggs, at least some baked beans, some mushrooms and bacon for those wishing ; some cold meats sparsely and unappetisingly placed on plates behind the hot foods. Not one person in our group of 9 felt the breakfasts were adequate. I can commiserate with the fact that staffing has been and is an issue post-covid, but there must be someone responsible for not just setting the menus but ordering stock - alcohol never seems to run out. Lunches - which appeared to be what was on offer in the Cafe (that's fine) - were adequate and okay - white rolls unfortunately, not as healthy as they could be, with ham and cheese and salad, or frittata type muffin (unfortunately full of processed meats again) and sweet, sweet slices for dessert - and I think, I think, we actually had apples or oranges - or maybe this was provided by the tour. Dinner - first night of our stay, no chef so no two course meal from their usual restaurant menu, but any two courses from their Cafe menu - which still offers their "high quality dining experience", because this is not just "limited to the restaurant", just their "high quality dining experience" in a more informal setting. Options for our entrees were potato soup, potato chips (fries), organic potato chips (sorry not on the menu tonight), sweet potato chips (sorry no sweet potatoes tonight. Chips and potato soup the choices and probably basic fries were the best, as the potato and leek soup was watery and not very flavoursome. Sweet potato chips were to have been the choice for many of us - healthy, wholesome - sorry. Second course - I chose chicken breast and others chose burgers or the beef stew - chicken breast was grilled on just the grill (perhaps where the burgers are grilled), thin and dry with small portions of a sort of roasted chat potato chunks; the stew was okay, but not to a high standard in my opinion. Desserts - I did not partake and none in the group did either that night. Subsequent two nights were dining at the Organic Restaurant - "The Home of Food for Health". We were all salivating at the thought of some delicious offerings from simply reading the menu. The second night had a couple of small hiccups - the salmon entree was popular - but unfortunately one person missed out in the group as they ran out of salmon!! Steaks were cooked beautifully and tender. The chicken breast tonight was delicious - vegetable servings were very good. Compliments to the chef on this night as we had no faults with the food served. Dessert for some, no, because there were no bananas to caramelize. Third night - still no salmon and still no bananas for the caramelized banana dessert. Quite a few opted on this night for vegetarian meals as they were very tasty. So choices became limited due to the number of menu items not available or had been enjoyed the night before. Staff had to apologize that they didn't have some of the menu items but unfortunately on our third night these were not available. Very embarrassing for the waitstaff. They did express the view that they were in a remote location, but unfortunately this did not sit well with the group, many who had already been to remote locations and had not experienced this level of incompetence on the part of management. Corinna Wilderness Lodge for example, runs an excellent restaurant for their guests during the season and for two nights we had no issues with food running out. Their wine prices were cheaper than pub prices - unlike the alcohol prices at this Lodge. From many reviews I've read, where bad experiences were to have been passed onto Management, I'm either convinced staff are embarrassed to report the negatives or Management is just not listening. I would not be so disappointed if it were not for the fact that we had all paid top prices to stay in top-quality accommodation whilst still being able to access the wilderness (yes we are spoilt), but with a lodge that prides itself on a restaurant with "internationally trained chefs" serving "organic, seasonal, wholesome, uncomplicated food, prepared and cooked to the highest standard", I think from many of the comments, Management probably doesn't care and just hopes to rely simply on the fact this Lodge is located in a stunningly beautiful and breathtaking national park where people flock to enjoy its many wilderness options and thus to keep its rooms full and forget about the rest.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake St Clair Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lake St Clair Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Wall in the Wilderness (3.9 km), Lake St. Clair (2.0 km), and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake St Clair Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Lake St Clair Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake St Clair Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake St Clair Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hungry Wombat Cafe, The Wall in the Wilderness Cafe, and Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lake St Clair Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Chinese.
Does Lake St Clair Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Lake St Clair Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.