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Derwent Valley Resort

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#3 of 3 small hotels in New Norfolk
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting New Norfolk, Derwent Valley Resort is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Derwent Valley Resort makes it easy to enjoy the best of New Norfolk.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the small hotel.

Derwent Valley Resort features a concierge, a picnic area, and outdoor furniture, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a fitness center and a snack bar. If you are driving to Derwent Valley Resort, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out St Matthews Anglican Church (0.3 mi) while visiting New Norfolk, Derwent Valley Resort is a short distance away.

While in New Norfolk be sure to experience local dumplings favourites at The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery.

If you’re looking for something to do, Willow Court Asylum (0.4 mi) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (1.0 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Derwent Valley Resort.

Derwent Valley Resort is sure to make your visit to New Norfolk one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Snack bar
Game room
Billiards
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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2.5 of 5 stars
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English, French, Russian, Chinese and 1 more
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lit39 wrote a review Apr 2020
devon119 contributions43 helpful votes
We visited here in March,found it by chance as several others in this small town were closed.We were in Tasmania from the UK The room we had on the ground floor was clean tidy with a small area useful for take away food. The new owner was really helpful and keen to make a go of the motel.It was a former nurses residence we were told. It is a no frills place and certainly acceptable for our overnight stay on our way to Hobart. There is also a good food restaurant ina nearby hotel,ask the owner as he eats there.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: In a quiet location,however the wi fi only seemed to work in the lobby
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Kellie MCLEOD. wrote a review Nov 2019
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This was the most disappointing place we stayed our whole Tassie visit. The place felt like a prison. It was stuffy with stale air. The shower was something out of some kind of si fi. And the bed was crap. Do not recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Nov 2019
I'm sorry you did not enjoy your stay
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countryeater wrote a review May 2019
Southern Highlands, Australia50 contributions22 helpful votes
For a start just forget the name of this being a "Resort". Far from it. I like the idea of the venue being a former nurses quarters in the what used to be appallingly referred to as a mental asylum. New Norfolk used to be known for extensive mental health facilities. Let me first say a few positive things before I say the rest. Some many has been spent on updating the bathroom in my room and the attached kitchen area was also modern. I know from my colleagues the other rooms are nothing like the one I got especially those which do not come with a bathroom. Now for my experience. The staff seem unable to maintain accurate booking records and handed out a room key to my colleague which was not even one from any room in the so called resort. The staff arbitrarily changed the room allocations of my colleagues making them shared rooms contrary to the booking. Just bizarre. It was curious to be told the room is on the fourth floor, however select floor three on the lift. The was no aircon, which I understand however it was impossible to open the windows beyond a couple of centimeters. The room was very stuffy. The supplied fan (heater if is cold) could not be used because there wasn't a power point useable anywhere near the bed. The lack of wardrobe in the room made it impossible to store and hang business clothing. I could say more such as the terrible bed. I have however I had enough of this place. Find anywhere else in New Norfolk. I wonder if Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) ever visited this "Resort".
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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AdamLeaves wrote a review Mar 2019
Canberra, Australia521 contributions241 helpful votes
This used to some sort of hospital and judging by the solid doors and multiple locking systems might have been for psychiatric patients. The floors were tiled which was excellent for me because I was there on a business trip and my clothes and boots were dirty everyday. The bathroom was shared which again I didn't mind, but perhaps not everyone's cup of tea. The TV in my room didn't work very well and the single bed was only just long enough, but nonetheless comfortable. I bet the family rooms are nothing like mine. My female colleagues had en-suites including shower spas, so there's clearly lots of variation. The breakfast was excellent and the free full size pool table was a blast.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Room Tip: I guess its horses for courses.
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Responded 5 Apr 2019
thank you for staying with us, we appreciate the feedback so we can strive to improve things
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Yinh wrote a review Jan 2019
Melbourne, Australia107 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed in the top floor, which seemed to be where they put the family's with kids. We had heard this place used to be a hospital of some kind, and it is reflected in the architecture. The floor we stayed in had shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. My mother was shocked to hear that the toilets and showers were not split by gender. I found the beds to be too soft. The shared space on the first floor was comfortable. There is a large lounge space and it's comfortable to sit and watch TV (if everyone agrees on what's on anyway!). On the ground floor there's also recreational room with a pool table and some puzzles.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 Apr 2019
thank you for staying with us your feedback help us strive to make things more comfortable
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Peter M2018 wrote a review Nov 2018
10 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed in a large room on the fourth floor with a good view of the hills to the East. Facilities were of high standard. I particularly appreciated the kettle and tea/coffee which came with the price. Historically this hotel was the former nurses (and other related staff) home. Lower Road also once contained houses owned or rented to medical personnel working for the Derwent Valley Hospital. I believe that the Derwent Valley Resort is New Norfolk's tallest building, my guess is that it must be its largest hotel by some way and was somewhat surprised it is not more prominent on some of the online booking sites. My main negative comment would be that in common with much of Tasmania's older properties it lacks double glazing and could be expensive to heat in Winter. I would be happy to stay again at this Hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The morning sunshine heated my room as it faced east.
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Responded 5 Apr 2019
thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the feedback so we can strive to change things and make your stay more comfortable
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Dean J wrote a review May 2018
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Thanks Toni for you fabulous service during our overnight stay. The room was comfortable and we enjoyed the complimentary facilities such as laundry and games room. This is a great venue for those on a budget.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cheryl D wrote a review May 2018
Port Sorell, Australia83 contributions13 helpful votes
The location was quiet off the main road with plenty of parking. This was a good price and the room was clean and the bed comfortable. It is NOT a resort. There was a communal lounge room, dinning (breakfast only) and games room. The staff were friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Responded 2 May 2018
Thank you for your review. Once renovations are completed, we will be a resort but currently ad you say motel.
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Wendy K wrote a review Mar 2018
Devonport, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
After our blow up mattress blew up, we needed a cheap overnighter the following evening. After a quick search online I came up with ‘The Derwent Valley Resort’ in New Norfolk. Shared bathroom, budget accommodation seemed ok and not expecting too much, we arrived; was I in for a surprise when I entered the building. Everywhere was clean, fresh and in very good condition. Attention to detail like an air freshener in the lift was appreciated up to our 4th floor room. The shared facilities consisted of a completely contemporary shower and hand basin room containing 6 individual shower stalls and a separate toilet room with 2 cubicles and handbasins, again very modern, very clean and all looking almost brand new. In addition to this we had the use of a small, but well equipped kitchenette. Perfect for making an evening meal (if required) and breakfast. Our room had a very comfortable bed, a small fridge, microwave, tv and small table and chair; perfect for our impromptu stay there. Again, clean, fresh and modern with lovely thick fluffy satowels an added bonus. Downstairs is a smartly decorated tv lounge with Foxtel and a games room with pool table. For $81 for a double we were suitably impressed as we just needed a bed and washing facilities and didn’t want to pay a fortune. The 2 ladies at reception were lovely and helpful and directed us to a great pub meal in town. Well done ladies, you are doing a great job at this motel.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Responded 19 Mar 2018
Thank you for your words of encouragement, we are trying to improve our accomadation to cover all requirements.
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Danny A wrote a review Feb 2018
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The only good things about this place were the service and the fact that it was quite clean. Upon first glance, our double bedroom was very cold and boring. This place was part of the old insane asylum and it honestly shows. The walls were white with not an ounce of decoration for even just a little comfort. The room had a kettle, but no sink to fill it up. The shared bathroom featured four separate showers, with only shower curtains, meaning it was in no way comfortable to shower as anyone could walk in. Lockable shower doors would not go astray. Come night time, nothing but noise and echoes. We could have a conversation with our neighbours. We couldn't even drown them out with the tv because it didn't work. The bed was reasonably comfortable, but the pillows were flat. Come morning, the completely tiled floor was quite cold underfoot. Overall I'm glad it was reasonably cheap, I'd advise as using this place as a last resort. This place has a lot of potential, and I hope something is done about it. The area probably can't be helped though, abandoned buildings filled with arson, not a very nice place. The carpark was not at all secure either.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Derwent Valley Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Derwent Valley Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tynwald Park (1.2 km), Willow Court Antique Centre (0.7 km), and The Drill Hall Emporium (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Derwent Valley Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Derwent Valley Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Derwent Valley Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Derwent Valley Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Agrarian Kitchen, Junction Motel and Function Centre, and Shanghai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Derwent Valley Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Derwent Valley Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Russian, Chinese, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Derwent Valley Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Willow Court Asylum (0.6 km).