Travels With JB

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A two bedroom apartment at QT Falls Creek provided the perfect base for a keen skier and a good central location for a non-skier.

The lounge area at QT Falls Creek.
The lounge area at QT Falls Creek.

The property, which features 39 one, two and three bedroom apartments, is located next to the Falls Creek Express chairlift. An efficiently run ski hire shop is also located next door ensuring everything needed for a successful ski holiday is only a few steps away.

While there are plenty of bars and restaurants around the hotel many were closed as our visit coincided with the extension of the ski season by a week.  Apparently many businesses had made arrangements to close prior to the decision to extend the season. However we still found places to eat and my skiing companion enjoyed the near empty slopes with enough snow to ensure some great skiing.

The kitchen and dining area at QT Falls Creek.
The kitchen and dining area at QT Falls Creek.

The lack of snow within the resort was ideal for a non-skier as it was easy to walk around and get a feel of the village- something that wouldn’t be possible during the peak season without good walking boots! Having not been to Falls Creek for a number of years it was fascinating to see how it has expanded. Yet thanks to the surrounding mountain scenery it’s still very picturesque.

Our two bedroom apartment at QT offered some great views of those mountains. Given those views and its central location, a stay here would seem just as rewarding in the warmer months.  This might be why QT stays open all year round.

The main bedroom at QT Falls Creek.
The main bedroom at QT Falls Creek.

What: Apartment 409, QT Falls Creek, Victoria

Who: JB

When: October 6-8

How Did It Rate

The view from our balcony at QT Falls Creek.
The view from our balcony at QT Falls Creek.

The location – next to a ski hire shop and the main Falls Creek chairlift. It’s only a short walk to the supermarket and other village shops.

Our two bedroom, two bathroom apartment had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The two double bedrooms both featured queen size beds (the beds in the second bedroom can be configured to a twin). The main bedroom had an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen featured all the necessary equipment needed to self-cater. The lounge/dining included a large couch which converted into a sofa bed and a dining room table with seating for six.  The living area led onto a balcony complete with hot tub and good views of the mountains. The apartment also featured a washing machine and dryer.

The apartment was generally quiet although given our rooms were opposite the resort’s management office there was some noise early morning.

There was a good collection of pay per view movies.

The second bedroom at QT Falls Creek.
The second bedroom at QT Falls Creek.

A locker downstairs next to reception ensured easy storage of ski equipment.

There property had run out of some necessary `extras’  such as shampoo and dishwasher liquid!

I was surprised to look down from my bedroom window and see my neighbour below eating pizza in his hot-tub. Fortunately he was wearing bathers! As a result we weren’t sure how much privacy our hot tub provided.

Like all properties on the ski fields in winter staying here is expensive.

Visit travelswithjb/accommodation for more accommodation reviews.

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