Aspect Tamar Valley Resort

From time to time on Travel With Tots we have a featured property. This is a hotel that the TWT staff have stayed in and found to be exceptional both in facilities and service.

The Aspect Tamar Valley Resort, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia was Travel with Tot’s Feature hotel in October 2010.

Out little family recently stayed 3 nights at the Aspect Tamar Valley Resort and loved it. The resort is based around the theme of a Swiss village; all the buildings are built in chalet style. Tamar Valley is about a ten minute drive from the centre of Launceston so not ideal if you are wanting to be in the middle of things but great for a relaxing break with the kids.

We stayed in a chalet style cabin which was perfect for families with 2 bedrooms and self contained with its own kitchen and even a seperate lounge room. The accomodation was comfortable and the chalets are spread throughout the grounds so very private. Tamar Valley Resort can provide baby cots but they do charge extra for them. There are a large selection of room types available including several different chalet types, villas and hotel rooms.

The resort if set on 150 acres so there is loads of room for little ones to burn off energy and PLENTY for kids to do. There is a jumping pillow, mini golf, tennis courts, walking tracks, paddle boats can be hired, and bikes and pedal go karts to hire. Tamar Valley also hosts a playground with a wooden pirate ship , swings and trampoline. Kids will enjoy feeding the ducks at the lake. Indoors there is a heated pool with a baby/toddler paddle pool (plus a spa and sauna for mum and dad.) All rooms have TVs with a selection of free movie channels and Nickelodeon childrens channel plays 24 hours a day.

The village features a small collection of shops such as a bakery, chocolate shop and a newsagency which sells souvenirs.

On arrival the reception staff were efficient and accomodating and willing to help with whatever was required, we did have to wait about 20 mins for our chalet to be ready but we just took a walk around the grounds.

Alpenrose, the onsite restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. If you are staying at the resort in peak times make sure you book early for dinner or you may find yourself having to drive back into Launceston due to a fully booked restaurant. The restaurant has a children’s menu with most of the old favourites like fish and chips, spaghetti bolognese and banana spilts.

Overall we found Aspect Tamar Valley Resort to be a wonderful family holiday, it has a very relaxed pace and there are enough activites to keep the kids occupied without having to drive to each one. If you are visiting Launceston, make time for a stay at Tamar Valley Resort. For more info visit www.tamarvalleyresort.com.au