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.
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.
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.
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.
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.