We have 68 rooms. Each one is unique and reflects our love for the well made, the curious and the comfortable. Half of the rooms look out of their opening hardwood windows onto the road and the lake or bush beyond and half look into the internal atrium populated with tree ferns salvaged from Tasmanian forests destined for clearance. The beds are made from reclaimed oak, the walls are a mix of concrete, cork, earthen clay, and natural fibre wallpapers. We’ve reimagined the textures and layers of an Australian shack and landscape. The furniture collection is an active catalogue of collected and reclaimed 20th century furniture principally from Australiaand occasionally from New Zealand, Italy, France and Brazil. Finishing touches include Aesop amenities and heated bathroom floors.
We also have apartments in the Nishi building. While our rooms are a cacophony of textures, the apartments are a blank space. The walls are white, the shelves have space for you to bring your own bits and bobs to make you feel at home. We have dressed each one with original artworks, rugs and reupholstered furniture. Importantly, they have no air conditioning, as they have been designed according to the principles of passive cooling. It’s a little more work than flicking a switch, but once you get the hang of it, not much more. They have hydronic heating, fully kitted out kitchen and laundry. The apartments are best for those wanting to stay in a gang or who are in it for the long haul. The views from up here are amazing.
Finally, there are our split-level one bed lofts just across the road and down the lane from us in the NewActon South building. The lofts give you more privacy as you access them straight from the laneway. They are for those travellers that want to cook and clean for themselves. These guys also have air conditioning.