As we entered the palatial lobby at the Saffire Freycinet Luxury Lodge, we were greeted by cinematic views of the serene wine-glass bay, and champagne from the charming General Manager – a taste of the level of service to come.

Beds you never wanted to leave, subtle, atmospheric lighting, a jar of cookies at the bedside at all times – the Saffire is certainly luxurious. The staff perfectly pitch their level of service, pampering and spoiling us rotten, whilst maintaining a laid-back, ‘treat this like your home’ atmosphere.

The hotel dining room is famed for its stunning design and chef Hugh Whitehouse’s gastronomic delights. Even the tables were so well positioned, leaving us room to stretch out and relax comfortably, without having the neighbours in audible distance. We enjoyed local cheeses, foraged fruits and berries and fresh, daily catch. Each morsel was, in keeping with our whole experience, simply marvellous.

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