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
- 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
Had the most amazing 3 night stay here. The resort is amazing ! The views from every room are stunning, staff is very friendly, impeccable service, delicious food, very well stocked bar. Rooms have great views, very spacious, clean. Absolutely loved our stay !
Before we had arrived emails had asked us several questions, all of which were designed to make sure that our stay would be as good as possible ... and it was. The menus were set to match our requests and the wine choices were endless, We joined an ocean cruise around Shutter Island viewing seal colonies, dolphins, sea birds and the amazing Island rock formations. We stood knee deep in the bay enjoying freshly shucked oysters and local sparkling riesling, my wife added a wonderful massage and a walk on the sands of Coles Bay beach was too much to miss. The team @ Saffire match the resort, our every wish was achieved seamlessly. We have enjoyed the highest quality resort and hotel experiences in many parts of the world, none better than this. The entire experience demands being repeated
There is no way to totally describe Saffire Freycinet. The service is beyond anything we have experienced to date and that combined with the friendly staff, view, and unlimited food and wine, well there is nothing else like it. My husband took me their for my birthday and it was a place I've longed to visit and enjoy. I can't thank the staff enough for their hospitality, especially Catherine, Ross and Phill who made us feel so welcome. Love you guys. Can't wait to return.
We spent two delightful nights here at Saffire Freycinet. . The attention to detail is unbelievable from arrival to departure. All the staff deserve congratulations for their professionalism Jo met us and saw to all our needs during our stay. James made our stay memorable with his knowledge of local wines and with our food selections....again superb, ,also Phillepe, and the Chefs and kitchen staff who also shared their knowledge. Renee was our expert guide on our drive and most enjoyable walk around this beautiful area. Superior facilities in all areas. Very comfortable bed with amazing views of the pink granite island opposite. Enjoy your stay to the upmost by partaking of the experiences offered by the Hotel .
We spent just one night, but to take full advantage two would be better. We could not fault the service or the accommodation. It was a pleasure to be looked after so well, so close to home. We will go again.