The talk of Tasmania and also the world is the spellbinding, effortlessly experiential Saffire Freycinet. It’s the country’s best-kept secret and also possibly/probably it’s worst – but who cares – as we got to road test it first hand. The OutThere verdict? It’s fabulous.
As we entered the palatial lobby at the Saffire Freycinet Luxury Lodge, we were greeted by jaw-dropping, cinematic views of the serene Wine Glass Bay, and (aptly) champagne from the charming General Manager – just a taste (and a sparkling one, as it goes) of what’s to come.
Beds you never wanted to leave, subtle, atmospheric lighting, a jar of cookies at the bedside at all times – the Saffire Freycinet 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. It’s hard to want to leave, but then you won’t get to experience what this part of Tasmania has to offer.
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 and time in this part of Australia… simply marvellous.
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While you’re Out There
Look at the pictures and you’ll know that the Saffire Freycinet is all about Wine Glass Bay. So while you’re tempted to luxuriate indoors the whole time, you must get out on one (or all) of the property’s experiential journeys. Go for a lookout walk (stunning), or try your hand at beekeeping or Tasmanian Devil spotting. Whatever you choose to do, get involved with the incredible nature out here. You won’t regret it.