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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A real find. Quirky, steeped in history and a perfect place to stay if visiting Port Arthur. If its a modern hotel with all facilities you want - forget it. If you want to bask in history and step back in time and can handle a corridor walk to bathroom then go for it. Don't park in front of pier...

Thank Reginald M
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first arrived at the property (a little early and in the rain) we were a little concerned, but as soon as the door opened and we were welcomed inside all concerns fell away. Our kids loved that we were staying in the old store room, and explored all the history of the place. The room was clean and...

Thank CoffeenCreamnCookies
Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here this weekend for a concert at Port Arthur and we would echo everything already said in these excellent reviews. Lovely, clean and warm rooms. Generous lounge area which made chatting to other guests a very pleasant experience with the extra bonus of being able to purchase a bottle of wine to enjoy by the fire. Lots of...

Thank Aussie2105
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great historic B&B overlooking Norfolk Bay, close to Port Arthur and lovely hosts with good local knowledge and great home made treats for breakfast. Rooms clean and tidy with period decor. Pity it was only an overnight stay.

Thank MichieK
Tathra, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2016

An excellent place to stay when visiting Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck. NBCS is a boutique B&B that has preserved some of the history of the building and location. The rooms were well appointed. It was peaceful and, although near the main road, I could not hear any traffic. Lynton and Lowella went out of their way to book dinner...

Thank Suzanne S
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our hosts were gracious and very proud of their home. Our stay was short but very memorable, comfortable and pleasant. Our room, across from the public sitting area, was very large, with a bathroom up a short flight of stairs from the bed. We, unfortunately, found one problem with the room, which we could understand be a problem considering the...

Thank frankjadorna
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Linton the owner takes great pride in sharing the history of the B&B and area with guests. Excellent short stay stop over point, clean & comfortable rooms, good location and on main access route. Pleasant atmosphere and good amenities.

Thank Megabenzo7
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were thrilled with the service we were provided by this beautiful couple , it was everything we hoped for it be, it showed that you don't have to have much to be happy, it showed back then life was simple unlike the way the world is of today, I look back on my trip here at...

Thank Charmaine C
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay, were only going to stay one night but just had to extend our stay, highly recommended The owners were very helpful given great advice on where to go around the area including places not on the map It made a great hub for our visit to port Arthur and the surrounding areas

1Thank Ray C
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We had a lovely room and enjoyed sitting in the lounge sipping port with the fire burning. This is an amazing place for anyone interested in colonial history of Australia. Highly recommended and glad I booked here. Breakfast was excellent.

Thank Pete R

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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tired of staying in the same old impersonal hotel, unit or suburban house? Then stay in a 170 year old part of Australia's history. In continuous use since circa 1838, the Norfolk Bay Convict Station has a long history of warm hospitality and a strong connection with the history and landscape within which it sits. This iconic, absolute waterfront historic house was convict built in 1838 as part of the Port Arthur penal settlement. It now offers guests a unique experience whilst also offering warm, hosted and comfortable heritage accommodation a short 10 minute drive from Port Arthur and the many attractions of the Tasman Peninsula. Come, stay and be welcomed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Norfolk Bay Convict Station

Address: 5862 Arthur Hwy | (10 km before Port Arthur), Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Taranna
Price Range: $140 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Norfolk Bay Convict Station 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Any of the rooms, especially the ones with en-suites, are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles suzannes434, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Historic building with 4 rooms - I stayed in the room to the side near garage. Good room, nicely appointed given the vintage of the place.”
 of 5 bubbles Megabenzo7, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Spend a few days to really enjoy the area. Make sure you visit the old mine which is free and easy to access by car.”
 of 5 bubbles r0wdy_1961, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“Some small rooms and some bigger rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 90neilj, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the Laurel suite which is opposite the guest lounge - this was not a problem in terms of noise.”
 of 5 bubbles klaudiab336, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
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