Blissfully isolated amidst the coastal forests of Tasmania, overlooking Muirs Beach and Great Oyster Bay, award-winning Saffire Freycinet sits as a cutting-edge haven of tranquillity that feels both a world away from everyday life and reassuringly familiar all at the same time.
They manage this first through their space-age architecture of glass walls and a sweeping curved roof. It’s intentionally designed to maximise light but also ensure the stunning scenery outside can be seen at all times, and from every angle – almost following the very angles of the Hazard Mountain range on the horizon. Such sophisticated architecture continues within; not a contemporary artwork, piece of furniture or colour choice is by accident, it’s all by design.
Far from being a cold design space, however, Saffire Freycinet is a warm and brilliantly run hotel. They are committed to the great outdoors, countless excursions are included, the fine dining cuisine is locally sourced, and service is effortlessly welcoming here; the resort is famous for it. This all leaves you with a tangible sense of being connected to the beautifully wild landscape that encompasses Saffire, as exploring can also be done in one of countless ways: such as kayaking, hiking, biking, boating, wildlife walks and much more.
And relaxation comes all too easy while staying at Saffire Freycinet, whether enjoying the views from your suite or private plunge pool, the terrace, restaurant or spa. This is a luxury Tasmania hotel that places emphasis on the experiences you leave with, more so than providing an endless list of onsite facilities. The result, for example, is that Saffire Freycinet’s gastronomy is a sublime offer of locally sourced produce that’s whipped up into dishes so refined, so perfectly balanced and artistically created that some food critics consider this one of Australia’s ‘most exclusive dining experiences’. Furthermore, spa treatments are heavenly here and when you’re not simply indulging in your surrounds, the catalogue of explorations, activities and excursions is bewildering; the best of Tasmania and its wonderful wildlife is always at your fingertips.
The most striking features throughout all accommodation options at Saffire Freycinet are their walls of glass, high ceilings and stunning peninsula views; just priceless. The décor and design are both as contemporary and minimalist as you would hope and expect, just the occasional carefully placed ornament or piece of furniture peppered throughout otherwise expansive, open and airy spaces that are a joy to sleep in. Luxe Egyptian cotton sheets, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers, a large flat-screen TV, minibar, lounge area, double shower and separate tub in each immaculate bathroom all also come as standard across sizeable suites that begin at nearly 900sq ft. Coastal views and a private furnished deck are also guaranteed.
Believe it or not, Saffire Freycinet’s onsite Palate is often cited as one of (if not the most) exclusive fine dining restaurants in Australia, and it’s certainly one of the best. This fact is made all the more special as Palate Restaurant is only open to hotel guests, so you can enjoy the cutting-edge tasting menu, locally sourced delectable dishes and wine-paired meals in real, gleeful comfort. The menu changes almost daily and certainly with the seasons so no two stays at Saffire Freycinet ever offer an identical gastronomic experience in terms of specific dishes, but what you can be sure of are truly world-class cooking and presentation techniques, ethically sourced fresh produce and taste sensations from breakfast through to evening fare. The courteous culinary team here will even take specific food requests, way over and above your usual dietary requirements; all to be savoured in a vaulted hall of floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful views beyond.
Activities and Entertainment
There’s a long list of outdoor activities and fun pursuits to enjoy during your stay at Saffire Freycinet, many of which are automatically included and all aim to either lull you into relaxation or bring you closer to nature. From guided or self-guided coastal wildlife walks to wine tasting, canoeing at Pelican Bay, perhaps meeting local beekeepers or a real-life Tasmanian Devil! Archery lessons, oyster farm visits, scenic hikes or a simple wellness class with an expert onsite guide, kayaking, golf at one of several nearby courses, mountain biking, boat tours, private picnics or exploring Freycinet National Park – the list goes on. And that’s just for adults, as kids also have treasure hunts to enjoy, board games, kite flying, beach activities, Nintendo Wii battles and more besides. Finally, the concierge team can also help facilitate all manner of private and exclusive experiences, from candlelit dinners to a sunset cruise during your stay.
Saffire Freycinet is very well equipped, with many of the onsite extras revolving around wellness, as well as a host of complimentary excursions and activities on offer to provide a more holistic all-round experience. You’ll find yoga mats in every room plus yoga and meditation classes, a gym, hammocks dotted around the grounds, personalised spa programmes, mountain bikes and board games available, onsite parking and Wi-Fi throughout, not to mention the hotel’s patios, gardens and terraces from which to enjoy the stunning coastal views here.
1/12 - Aerial View of Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
2/12 - Main Exterior of Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
3/12 - Foyer at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
4/12 - Luxury Suite at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
5/12 - Marine Farm Experience at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
6/12 - Mountain Biking at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
7/12 - Private Pavilion at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
8/12 - Spa at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
9/12 - Wineglass Bay Walk at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
10/12 - Tasmania Suite at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
11/12 - Kayaking at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
12/12 - Restaurant at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
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