4.4 out of 5

"This ski lodge was one of the first built in Thredbo. As such it is not what you would call "modern" but rather charming and cosy. My Family and I s ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 25 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

Candlelight Lodge places you steps from Village Square and within a 15-minute stroll of Thredbo Leisure Centre. Highlights at this ski guest house include free self parking, a free airport shuttle, and a bar/lounge.

All 14 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and phones.

The restaurant, Candlelight Lodge, serves Modern European cuisine and is open for dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a sauna, and laundry facilities. Each morning full breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

In proximity to this 3-star Thredbo guest house you'll find Perisher Ski Resort.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$210 per night

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family 6

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Picnic and Walk to Mount Kosiuzko

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Candlelight Lodge ratings based on 81 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Candlelight Lodge

Everyone (47) Couples (23) Family (11)
5 out of 5
Great location. Lovely room that was better than expected. Wonderful staff who bent over backward to keep me informed and to make my stay a pleasant one. Very good restaurant with a great selection of beer and wine.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2019

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8 Jan. 2019 by John

Nice to hear you loved the stay and what we put forward

5 out of 5
Situated in the heart of Thredbo. Older style accommodation, but very clean.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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1 Jan. 2019 by John

Yes nice that you understand, we are indeed the oldest commercial lodge in Thredbo dating back to 1957 so we put a lot of attention into cleanliness

4 out of 5
Nice and helpful staff, cosy atmosphere, great location.

Posted by , from Qld on 8 Nov. 2018

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1 Jan. 2019 by John

Happy days for all

4 out of 5
The first lodge on the slope and it shows. Whilst the Management do their best to keep it clean, it needs a lot of work. The beds are good and it’s nice and roomy is overall not too bad. The Management are amazing and for a very small fee they collected us from Wildnurmbys after a few too many snapps

Posted by , from Canberra on 22 Oct. 2018

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1 Nov. 2018 by John

Winter is over, we are doing that work now, come back and check it out

4 out of 5

Convenient Cosy place in the main village

This ski lodge was one of the first built in Thredbo. As such it is not what you would call "modern" but rather charming and cosy. My Family and I stayed here for a few nights and found it to be comfortable and warm. Great restaurant downstairs that serves European style foods such as fondue ( both cheese and chocolate) giant steak ( try 1kg ribeye "tomahawk" its good but pricey) schnitzel etc. Great selection of european beers. It was very convenient to the shuttle bus just outside the front door. Downsides are that it was a bit dated. Hallways felt a bit cramped and the walls weren't well insulated so we could hear the guests walking outside on the wooden stairs and also the music from downstairs bar at night. There are only three car spots for the entire lodge so don't expect to have your own spot next to the lodge you will need to park in the overnight carpark which can mean its hard to use your car during your stay. The family that runs the lodge were very warm and helpful. The price was average compared to other places in the thredbo village.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5

Good Location

Pros: Location. Fair price.
Cons: Hot water system
Location: Thredbo, etc
Great room, nice staff. We went the week before the ski season. No restaurant, hot water was on the blink. Otherwise nice.

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2018

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5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our summer stay at Candlelight Lodge. Great atmosphere, comfortable beds and excellent location. Highly recommended and we will be back.

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5
Beautiful location, lovely lodge with friendly and welcoming staff. Would highly recommended to anyone and would not hesitate to stay here in the future.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Comfortable and affordable accomodation

Very comfortable room. The breakfast included was very nice. It was close to the village facilities .Would recommend it.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jan. 2018 by John

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3 out of 5

Great position & outlook

Pros: Views & cleanliness & working distance to everything.
Cons: Service. Information for area (magazines very outdated) Make sure everything is working.
Location: Very close for hiking, skiing and bike riding.
Great position for summer or winter getaway with fantastic views of the mountains. Clean & comfortable rooms but very old. TV didn't work at all downstairs & couldn't get DVD player or Xbox to work upstairs. Usually this wouldn't matter but weather was bad so would have been handy. Breakfast very basic.

Posted by on 4 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jan. 2018 by John

Sorry I was away on holidays early December and only saw this review now. The TV in the bar works so not sure what the problem was there. In the rooms at times kids play around with settings on previous stays that affect workability but eventually we get them to work again usually by a tech savvy person staying and fixing the previous setting changes. In summer the snowy magazines come out every 3 months so can only imagine latest version was just about to hit the shelves. If the one in the room was last quarters version then new ones land on our hallway bench by publisher. Maybe we didn't get the new one into your room in time, we can keep an eye on this. Cheers.

Property Features

As a guest of Candlelight Lodge, you'll find a sauna, a terrace, and a BBQ. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). An arcade/games room, ski storage, and laundry facilities are also featured at Candlelight Lodge. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Thredbo guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1958
  • Bar or lounge
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Games room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) (210.6 km / 130.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Candlelight Lodge offers 14 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Candlelight Lodge – This restaurant specialises in Modern European cuisine and only serves dinner.Open select days.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 15 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Candlelight Lodge Thredbo
  • Candlelight Lodge
  • Candlelight Thredbo
  • Candlelight Hotel Thredbo Village

You should know

  • Candlelight Lodge offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.