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Review of Thalia Haven

Prize-winning architects designed this stone and wood house on the clear waters of Great Oyster Bay.
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Prize-winning architects designed this stone and wood house on the clear waters of Great Oyster Bay.
Your own private white sand beach. Just you, the dolphins, and perhaps the occasional penguin. Relax in a nice hot bath outside with the sound of the waves. There's a sauna, too.
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Prize-winning architects designed this stone and wood house on the clear waters of Great Oyster Bay.
Your own private white sand beach. Just you, the dolphins, and perhaps the occasional penguin.
Relax in a nice hot bath outside with the sound of the waves. There's a sauna, too.
The whole house is yours: overnights for up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms.
Both the kitchen and dining room open onto the sea.
The kitchen is a cook's dream: double sink, 4 gas burners, and cooking fireplace.
Sleep soundly in king-sized beds with custom-made duvets.
Thalia is made up of separate pavilions around a central courtyard -- each room with ocean views.
The back guest room offers a library of books for you to browse.
The bedroom in the main building opens on the outdoor shower, tub, and wood-fired sauna.
The Green Room looks out onto the courtyard, and has sweeping ocean views to the north.
A hand-made basin in one of the ensuite bathrooms.
The living room looks out on the ocean. Gather around the open fire for a warm evening together.
Candlelight makes dinner a special occasion -- with friends, or just the two of you.
A fire in the living room is cosy and intimate at the end of the day.
Cypresses: a traditional symbol of welcome throughout the Mediterranean, and at Thalia.
The garden is in bloom all year round.
Wow! Turns out the end of the rainbow is on Thalia's beach.
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Orford, Tasmania

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Stewart25...
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“This is one of those places you just have to visit!”
Reviewed 27 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Watching the tides roll in and out from the kitchen window as we cooked up a storm. Sharing our beach with nesting travellers from the other side of the planet. Most of us rarely have the chance to live so intimately with the sea. What an experience!

With family and friends we retreated to Thalia to refresh our energy levels after an exhausting year. Within hours the waves and sun had started weaving its magic. After a day it was becoming a blur. Where were we again? Greek Islands? Oh that's right, on the east coast of the island of Tasmania in the southern ocean.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Dec 2014
Thank you for your lovely review -- I'm so glad your group was able to relax and re-group. It's always so restorative to live by the rhythms and changing moods of ocean and tides, such a break from the daily pressures of alarm clock, school bus and traffic :) We've put it some new games since your visit, as well as a high chair and baby cot with beautiful organic cotton sheets and bamboo blankets, so soft to the touch... Please come again!
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ALASKAHob...
Hobart
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Striking Simplicity on the waters edge”
Reviewed 29 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

My husband & I have just returned home from an amazing 2 night stay at Thalia Haven.
it was a perfect choice for a much needed break & to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary.The owners have put a lot of thought into making this a very special place to stay & we both loved the fact that they use as many local products as possible throughout the entire home.
This home is absolute waterfront & being on 130 acres ensures complete privacy to allow guests to enjoy the outdoor bath & sauna!!!
Well done to the Thalia Team & we look forward to a return stay soon.

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Liked best: Everthing,especially the fantastic water views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
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Management Response
1 Dec 2014
I'm so glad you two were able to relax and enjoy your getaway. And congratulations on 44 years! I look forward to welcoming you again as soon as you need another break :)
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Adrienne...
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“Amazing!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 25 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

10 retired couples had the most magnificent 4 day stay at what I can only describe as the nearest thing to paradise I have ever seen. The scenery was to "die for" and the Eco friendly house gave us lots of ideas for our own homes. It was easily the most comfortable place I have ever visited (even though we were 10 in a place advertised for 8) and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Oct 2014
We're so pleased that you had such a relaxing time. Please come again!
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Monique R
Queensland, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Breathtaking spot for our getaway -- so worth the trip to Tasmania!”
Reviewed 19 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

There really are not enough words to describe how magical our stay was -- I could write 10,000 here and not even come close. Thalia Haven really is heaven on Earth -- we had such a relaxing time exploring the area, cooking up storms in the chef's kitchen and watching the sun rise from the outdoor tub. We aren't rich by any means so we unmmed and aahed about splashing out, but it was so worth it. If you're thinking the same, my advice is: Go for it!

Susan was an exceptional host. Before we even checked in, she had sent ideas on where we should shop, and alerted us to the Blood Moon eclipse that would happen during our stay. She really went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed, and she was an absolute pleasure to meet.

Thank you for everything Susan, we can't wait to return.

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Liked best: Wonderful house, magical location. We loved the soaps!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
22 Oct 2014
I'm so happy to hear you had such a nice holiday with us! Given how widely travelled you two are, your comments really mean something for us. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Steve P
Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
“Wonderful holiday destination for our family”
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Thalia Haven is our favourite holiday destination! We got married at Thalia and have been back twice, now with our children. We love the location and the peace and quiet. We love the beach and the sauna. We love that there are treats for our dog in the pantry. We love having a break from TV. We love to cook in a fireplace. We love that they give you marshmallows to roast. We love how every time they have put in something new: binoculars, new board games, a freezer which was a pleasant surprise because I didn't think solar power could power one. They don't advertise it but they seem to give repeat visitors a discount. It's an easy drive from Hobart for our young family.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Oct 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm wishes to you all from the Thalia Haven team.
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