What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best for Communing with Nature
- Dig for bivalves at the sustainable Freycinet Marine Farm
- Daily à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner (including alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages), minibar and beverages at Saffire lounge, and a $100 credit to Spa Saffire are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Chef Hugh Whitehouse’s succulent dishes made with all local ingredients
- Nature activities from swimming and cruising to fishing and hiking
What To Know
- It’s all about quiet escape at this serene, secluded lodge
- It’s around a three-hour drive from the island’s capital, Hobart
- Unlike many other intimate, romantic resorts, children are very welcome here (for a fee)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
An architect’s outpost in the jungle. The main lodge resembles a manta ray that landed in the middle of a eucalyptus forest, surrounded by wave-shaped cottages that house the suites. Architect Robert Morris Nunn’s uncluttered contemporary design is a delightful success in this untouched landscape, thanks to the use of all local stone and timber, including Tasmanian oak, gray ironbark and pine. Inside, soaring cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows lend a feeling of infinite openness and space.
Bed and Bath
Decor is minimalist and complements the world outside. Expect taupe couches and Eames chairs in clean modern lines, dark Tasmanian timber floors and a natural palette of gray, green and blue. The few colorful accents are thoughtfully placed: an orange cashmere throw across the white bed (with its 1,000-thread-count sheets), carpets with designs in shades of red simulating the granite shapes of the Hazard Mountains. Bathrooms are also sleek, with heated floors and deep tubs, some next to the enormous picture windows. And there’s an outdoor deck for admiring the view.
The destination restaurant Palate is just one of the hotel’s big draws. Keep it simple with upscale fish and chips, or opt for the daily tasting menu and discover Tasmania’s natural bounty in such dishes as citrus-cured ocean trout with pickled cucumber, and local lamb with pistachio and eggplant. Work off any overindulgence in the gym or on one of the nearby hiking trails, or give in to the pure sybaritic pleasure of the Saffire Experience — a body scrub, clay body mask and body crème with sapphire dust — in the light-filled spa.
How to Get There
If you want to see the best part of Tasmania head to Saffire Freycinet. The staff are warm and inviting, the food is fantastic and the scenery is next level. If you are unfamiliar with driving in Australia I would recommend the chauffeur service to and from, however if you are keen to make this a trip of s lifetime, go by helicopter!
The hype is definitely well earned.
My partner and I were lucky enough to spend two nights as this extraordinary, breathtaking and warm hearted resort.
We were introduced to Saffire, by two amazing men. Jake and David who made us feel like we were literally at home the moment our car pulled up.
The attention to detail is something that blew us away! The hot water bottles that were placed in our bed, the news paper that was delivered each morning with our favourite coffee order and the delicious brownies and treats they left behind each time our room was cleaned.
Our stay was jam packed with actives including, the oyster farm, beehive experience, the spa, archery, visiting the Tasmanian devils and fishing!
The food was incredible, along with the extensive wine list and beverage options was totally next level.
If you are wanting to experience Tasmania, this place is an absolute MUST!
Also a mention to Russell, who really made our stay such a positive experience!
We visited the lodge with two other couples and we were all very impressed by the lodge. The rooms are beautiful. Everyone of the staff and tour guides are professional, we have been looked after really well.
At a couple of our meals, we asked half dozen of oysters for each of us, we did feel a bit over the top with our own requests, but the staff happily serviced us. They even allowed us to shuck our own oysters at their airport lounge and gifted us with an oyster opening knife, what better service could we ask for!
And of course, nothing can beat the experience of standing around the table with crispy white table cloth in the water of oyster farm and tasting the fresh shucked oysters with a glass of crispy white!
At our departure, they provided us with a USB with all our photos (free of charge), and packed water and snacks for us for the trip to airport, we found this very sweet and thoughtful.
Here, you are treated mostly like an individual, special and important with genuine care. I love all the offers and inclusions. The oysters! oh wow. Just wonderful time. We were very lazy, we could have done more, so the score is as much our commitment as it is the resort!
My wife and I have been coming to Saffire for seven years. Is it possible that a five star luxury and multi award-winning luxury resort can keep on getting better? Absolutely! The staff at Saffire have never ceased to amaze us at how brilliant they are at making us and our friends feel like you we are walking through the door to a family reunion.
The constantly evolving food and wine menu is art. It speaks for itself.
The artisanal suits are as timeless as The Hazards,Tasmania’s very own Uluru, complete with its own palette of hues in the ever changing east coast light. Soft, clean and brilliant. All visible from the worlds softest and most comfortable beds or bath. Again, artisanally crafted for ultimate luxury.
Does Saffire play some kind of weird time warp game on the weary mind? You bet.
All of the friends that we’ve taken down for a visit have all strangely commented that they have felt like they’ve had a two week holiday after staying just two or three nights.
Put simply, the Saffire experience is a work of genius. It awakens our inner child. Reminds us of our inquisitive nature. Reintroduces us to Mother Earth. It is nothing short of slow cooked warm wholesome food for the soul. It has to be experienced to be believed.
Believe me xx