Need To Know
10am, but flexible on request. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $429.25 (AU$571), excluding tax at 10 per cent. ⓘ
Rates usually exclude breakfast, although exceptions apply in ski season, when hot breakfast in Bazaar is included with some room rates. WiFi is charged at AU$12.50 an hour; AU$20 a day.
QT Falls Creek needs to build a bigger awards cabinet – it was the proud recipient of Luxury Travel Magazine’s gong for Best Ski Property in both 2013 and 2014.
QT Falls Creek is open year-round, but during ‘green season’, the bar and spa close and the restaurant only serves breakfast and lunch.
At the hotel
Spa (closed in summer), steam room and sauna. In rooms: iPod dock, WiFi (and, in winter, minibars). Most rooms have a TV and a hot tub; all rooms have a drying room with a cage for skis, boards and boots. Each room also has a kitchenette with a hob, microwave, pots and pans, sink and dishwasher, so you can easily rustle up your own meals.
Our favourite rooms
For the best valley views, opt for a room in the East Tower (E505 and E506, on the lofty fifth floor, have the best views). If you want to curl up by your own fireplace and you're coming with a gang (or want to spread out), opt for Two-Bedroom Penthouse E306, which also has covetable designer furniture, a glittering chandelier, a large dining table and a valley-surveying balcony with a particularly roomy Jacuzzi tub.
The heated pool is on the second floor, overlooking the valley. It’s a petite proposition, at around 5m long and waist-deep, with a Perspex wall that gives the pool a fish-tank feel. Just outside, there’s a cold plunge pool (expect to emit a short, sharp scream if you hop in here from the steam room and sauna).
Leave bed socks at home: rooms have deliciously toe-warming underfloor heating, so you can pad around barefoot and still feel toasty. Don’t overdo it when packing your bath products – each bathroom has a pretty vase stuffed with a plethora of fragrant lotions and potions.
Relieve post-ski aches and pains with a massage at SpaQ in the West Tower, where nimble-knuckled masseurs apply Uspa products to suppliant guests in one of three treatment rooms. Alternatively, try an aromatherapy treatment, wrap or facial.
Little Smiths are welcome. Cots are free for under-3s; under-13s can bunker down in an extra bed (added to rooms at no extra cost). The restaurant has a menu tailored to tots.