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Donalea Bed & Breakfast

9 Crowthers Rd, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania 7116 Australia
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Castle Forbes Bay
Donalea is a beautiful two bedroom Bed and Breakfast and Riverview Apartment, with over an acre of cottage gardens. The property has stunning views of the Huon River and is located in the heart of the Huon Valley. A very private country retreat.
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9 Crowthers Rd, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania 7116 Australia
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LynS55 wrote a review Mar 2021
Ipswich, Australia12 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent a night at Donalea recently & it is just beautiful. We were travelling with 2 other couples so had the 2 rooms plus the apartment and all were comfortable and beautifully furnished. The fire was lit in the lounge, there was home made fruitcake to have with a cup of tea or coffee on arrival and our hosts Don & Leanne were very friendly & welcoming. Breakfast was a feast of cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, home made breads and local jams, plus fresh muffins which we were able to take with us for morning tea thanks to Leanne providing a ziplock bag. There are beautiful gardens & lovely water views and I can highly recommend Donalea if you are looking for a very comfortable B&B with friendly hosts at a very reasonable price.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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razzy38 wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia276 contributions122 helpful votes
Absolutely fabulous well managed property with friendly hospitable hosts, great breakfast, especially the home cooked muffins. The rooms are very spacious and the property offers peaceful surroundings. The hosts are extremely helpful, they set the standard for this type of accommodation. If you need accommodation in Franklin, Donalea should be your 1st choice.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Don Maguire, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Thanks Razzy38., We are so glad you had a wonderful stay with us at Donalea. Even after 20 years, we still love accommodating and meeting new people. Hope to see you back one day.
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Richard M wrote a review Oct 2020
St Helens, Australia5 contributions8 helpful votes
Easy to find (thanks to the signposting), delightful setting and very comfortable spa room. The hosts were very friendly and helpful including with local information. The guest's lounge with plenty of books and TV if so inclined was superbly comfortably and enhanced with a log fire. Breakfast was generous and catered to our GF diet. Look forward to staying again when next in the Huon.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: The Spa room has a generous size bathroom although the river facing room would have the better view.
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Lippyaker wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia11 contributions1 helpful vote
In the past four weeks I have stayed in a number of types of accommodation. Donalea is truly a gem amongst them. A clean, spacious building that is full of character and reflects the early days of Franklin. The gardens as I arrived were arresting and set off this lovely place. The views over the water change with reflection and light that just drew me to a feeling of warmth during my stay. Comfortable beds, very roomy showers and a priceless view complimented the stay in my room. This type of B and B that reflects an era is my favourite; especially with very friendly hosts whose presence was welcoming and masterful in just the right level of interaction.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Rob Young wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide, Australia179 contributions96 helpful votes
Donalea is a beautiful house surrounded by lovely gardens. The hosts are welcoming and generous with their hospitality. We stayed in the spa room, and it has a huge bathroom, and very comfortable bedroom. TV and DVD player in the bedroom with a selection of DVDs in the lounge to borrow. Lovely touches such as afternoon tea on arrival (including home made fruit cake). Breakfast is good (cereal, croissants, toast, home made jam and local fruits etc) with a peaceful view of the river from the dining table. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Donalea Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Pagan Cider (6.5 km), Platypus Walk (4.5 km), and The Wall Of Lollies (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Bank Of Geeveston, Masaaki's Sushi, and Fat Pig Farm.