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Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel

Lyell Highway, Derwent Bridge, Tasmania 7140 Australia
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Elizabeth B wrote a review June 2021
Gerringong, Australia100 contributions44 helpful votes
Stopped here for lunch on a cold, wet and windy June 2021 day. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The fire was light and very toasty. We had soup of the day and a delicious steak sandwich. Food was really good, would go back. Recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
VA_Rover wrote a review Feb 2020
Virginia78 contributions82 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
We chose the Derwent Bridge Wildernesses Hotel for it’s proximity to Lake St Clair in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. I would not really call it a hotel, but rather would classify it as a lodge. The setup is more rustic than I would expect in today’s hotels and overall had the warm feel of a lodge. The longer we stayed the more comfortable we became and the more reticent to leave. Here was our take on it. Staff: First, we found the staff and owners very warm, friendly and accommodating. When the hair dryer in our room wouldn’t work, the owner gave me her personal hair dryer to use for the duration of our stay. Saw them go out of their way to assist some backpackers with a logistical issue. Lodging: There are 6 hotel rooms. We had the only en-suite. It had a queen size bed and a bunk bed along with a table and 4 chairs, a tv (which we didn’t use), and coffee and tea making facilities. Make sure to bring any drinking water. A sign in the room next to the kettle alerted us that the council has advised you to boil your water. The room was pretty clean and the facilities functioned properly with the exception of the fore mentioned hairdryer (as noted, that was quickly resolved). We found the bed comfortable, but the duvet a bit over warm for us (a typical problem as many accommodations have gone this route). When needed, we found the heater quite effective for warming the room and very quiet. The room was serviced daily. The only thing lacking in the room was comfortable seating for lounging after a day of hiking in the park; however, space is limited and the addition of seating would have made the room feel overcrowded. Our solution was to retreat to the lounge for a bit in the evenings. We’re not sure what the other rooms are like but could see they shared 2 toilet rooms and 2 shower rooms. Can’t comment on the backpacker facilities. Restaurant: We were pleased with the continental breakfast that was included in the room rate. It included tea, coffee, cereal, juice, yogurt, fresh apples and oranges, a variety of breads for toasting along with a variety of toppings. Additionally, we could boil our own eggs. A great start to an active day. We enjoyed dinner in one evening and thought it was wonderful. Unfortunately, dinner didn’t start until 6:00 pm which is a little late for us so we only ate there one night. Lunch is served 12:00 to 2:00. If you like curry, we found it to be outstanding. The restaurant also offered a couple steak, lamb and chicken options as well as fish and pork belly options. Based on what I saw delivered to other tables, I doubt you could go wrong with anything you order. The restaurant reminded me of a lodge with soft jazzy music playing in the evenings and a warm crackling fire the evening when the temperature dropped. We really liked the carved wood panel above the fireplace. Overall it had a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pamela K wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
Thursday night 25/03/21 Meal selection was dreadful at 5.45pm...only very expensive steak or house curry... $30 curry that was far too salty and $44.porterhouse steak that was a little bit grissley..... Never again
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Glenis H wrote a review Feb 2021
Coffs Harbour, Australia6 contributions
Booked the ensuite room and was not impressed due to high price. 2 star room, old and small bathroom, no bench/shelf space, only supplied cheap soap. Only fan in toilet section was the fan/light in bathroom. Unusual to find light switch over the sink also turned on wall strip heater (cheap version of ceiling heat lights?) No fridge, no area for suitcase, no bedside table/shelf?? Room had a dble and 1 bunk bed though only 3 chairs around table. Only thing good was the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was on a tray I had to collect from the bar the night before as kitchen opens 10.30 due to Covid? Yoghurt was a bit warm by morning. Not a place I would stay at again, worth having a drink there though to enjoy the interior of hotel ...best selling point. Very basic, very tired, very expensive for what you get.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Robin H wrote a review Oct 2020
Kingston, Australia48 contributions21 helpful votes
Stayed one night this week at the hotel. The meal was okay, my husband had the curry and he enjoyed it, I had fish and chips, the batter on the fish was very crisp and good. It is unfortunate that there is no lounge in this hotel for patrons to sit by the fire and relax. The room was very dark, an updated bathroom was adequate and although the bed was very comfortable there were no easy chairs or a couch in the suite. I was glad to only stay one night and probably wont return to stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Wall in the Wilderness (1.7 km), Lake St. Clair (5.1 km), and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hungry Wombat Cafe, The Wall in the Wilderness Cafe, and Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel.