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Donalea Bed & Breakfast

9 Crowthers Rd, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania 7116 Australia
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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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skelly11_11 wrote a review 21 Feb
Godalming, United Kingdom45 contributions52 helpful votes
It is not often that a B & B exceeds expectations and this was the case for us last weekend at Donalea. Not only are the hosts helpful and friendly but they also ensured that we had everything we needed. For breakfast there was home made bread and jam plus croissant and plenty of tea, essential for us Brits! The room was spotlessly clean as was the bathroom which was generous in size.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin B wrote a review June 2023
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We stayed 3 nights in the two bedroom self contained apartment. It was very private and had all the amenities that makes your stay enjoyable. Don & Leanne were excellent hosts but did not intrude on our privacy. They added personal touches (like home made fruit cake on arrival) that were very much appreciated. The location provided an excellent base to explore all the treasures of the Huon Valley with a miriad of eating place options within a short driving distance. We would highly recommend Donalea for a couple with or without a couple of children.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kjeld g wrote a review Apr 2023
180 contributions67 helpful votes
What to say about this B&B. You have more than enough space, that's for sure. All though if you stay with four people the bathroom might be pretty small (we stayed in the appartment). View is nice, but not breathtaking. Isolation is poor, so you will defenitely hear traffic noise. Through the night it's mostly quiet. Furniute and decoration is old fashioned but ok. If you have a car it's an option for one or two nights, but don't expect something special. And know that wifi isn't great. One suggestion for the owners: you simply can't sell this as 'breakfast included' the way you do it now. So provide a proper brekkie or don't do it at all. And we found dirty glasses, so do check if everything is clean before new guests arrive.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maccs wrote a review Apr 2023
Hervey Bay, Australia73 contributions89 helpful votes
This B&B is well located in the Huon Valley with a lovely outlook over the river. Leanne and Don are professionals, and know how to look after their guests. On arrival there is home made cake ready for you, and Leanne explains everything to you about the accommodation. The continental breakfast was very filling, and once again there were some home made treats. We needed to get some laundry done and Leanne was more than happy to assist. The accommodation is set in a great position overlooking the river, and in a great area to do day trips. A lovely spot run by lovely people.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Lyn K wrote a review Oct 2022
Friendliest couple, magnificent gardens, amazing location, comfiest rooms and beds, most delicious, generous,continental breakfast, peaceful, thoughtfully equipped with wifi, dvds, etc. We so enjoyed our stay and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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dennismichael56 wrote a review July 2022
Lake Cathie, Australia30 contributions7 helpful votes
Only stayed one night on our trip around Tasmania. We stayed in the Waterview suite. The bed was comfortable and had a lovely big bathroom ensuite. Don and Leanne were very welcoming to us. My wife loved the cottage garden. There is a lovely sitting room with water views. Good place to relax after your drive. At breakfast the next morning my wife loved the mini croissants Leanne offered as part of the breakfast.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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lee m wrote a review May 2022
13 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a wonderful 2 night stay at this lovely b&b.don and leanne were lovely host. Breakfast was full of home made delights from fruit from there garden to home made fruit bread and jams .just to name a few of what awaits you for a great breakfast . finished off with great brewed coffee, .leanne even gave us blueberry muffins each morning to have for our morning tea. Our room w a s lovely with a very comfy bed and decorated in old world charm. Highly recommend this b&b . 10/10 for everything. thanks again Don and leanne
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karenosaurus wrote a review Apr 2022
Loganholme, Australia71 contributions70 helpful votes
A 2 night stay with friends at this comfortable B&B hosted by Don & Leanne who have been operating the business for 21 years. Situated on the corner with lovely gardens and a great water view. Ideally situated to tour around the area. Charming rooms, lovely sitting room overlooking the water with a fireplace which our hosts ensure is ready when the temperature drops. The included breakfast was lovely and our hosts ensured that we were looked after. Good selection of cereals, homemade breads & preserves plus local fruits. Tea, coffee and juices. Very welcoming and good value in the area. Thank you Don & Leanne for ensuring our stay was enjoyed by us all.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ruth E wrote a review Jan 2022
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We had such a lovely stay at Donalea BnB. It’s so easy to unwind there being in such a beautiful the location & the gardens are tranquil. The river view is great, we spent a relaxing afternoon sitting on the verandah soaking in the view. The rooms are beautiful & well appointed. The breakfast is fantastic with the variety & freshness of produce. Leanne & Don are wonderful hosts & so friendly. Highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LynS55 wrote a review Mar 2021
Ipswich, Australia15 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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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 Franks Cider House and Cafe, The Old Bank Of Geeveston, and Masaaki's Sushi.
Are there any historical sites close to Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Franklin Lockup (6.2 km).