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Donalea Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Stayed in a delightful 2 bed unit. Was so nice, sorry we only had 1 night there!
The owners, Don and Lea, were very welcoming, and provided fruit cake, chocs, apples, and breakfast food. It's in a lovely garden, with outside table and chairs, not far to drive for dinner, and to visit the Huon Valley.
I'd highly recommend it, and good value.

Room Tip: Ground level 2 bedroom unit, big kitchen, nice lounge and dining area
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Deborah C
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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thanks for your kind words Deborah. It was lovely to meet you, as short as it was and glad you enjoyed all the extras in our 2 Bedroom Apartment. Hopefully you get the chance to return to the Huon Valley for a longer visit.

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Donalea is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in. We were there for two nights and could have happily stayed for two weeks. Don and Leanne have restored the house and the gardens so beautifully, you feel relaxed and peaceful as soon as you walk in.

Our room, The Waterview Room, was large and sumptuously comfortable with soft carpet, a very comfortable bed and a large ensuite with an excellent shower. The view was a photographer's dream and the wifi was excellent.

We were greeted with afternoon tea and made to feel very welcome as we relaxed on the terrace overlooking the gardens and beyond to the water and as walked around enjoying the lovely garden.

We had a large but cosy lounge room with a fireplace that we were able to sit in at night and an elegant dining room in which to enjoy the home-cooked goodies at breakfast. This room also had the breath-taking view of the bay.

Tea, coffee and biscuits were always available and there was a fridge and microwave available. We took advantage of them the second night when we chose to eat in.

The presentation and finish throughout is excellent , there are no downsides and we would wholeheartedly give this B&B an excellent rating of 10.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Bev S
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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Thanks Bev for the very in depth review. It was lovely meeting you both and very happy that you enjoyed all aspects of the accommodation. Have a wonderful time with all your future travels.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Only booked two hours before arrival but Leanne was all organised. Great set up and Don has a lovely garden. Home made jams and bread for breakfast after a relaxing spa and a great nights sleep. Some helpful advise for our dinner and our forward plans.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank ge0ffd0nna
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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thanks Geoff & Donna for a lovely review and glad you enjoyed the Spa Suite and wandering our early Spring gardens. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around Tassie.

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

we have stayed at this b&b on numerous occasions. this is the best review we can give to any property. repeat customers on a regular basis. the hosts are most welcoming, go out of their way to make all visitors comfy. give good advice on activities in the valley (& beyond). always give little extra treats at the breakie table. the presentation of the establishment is outstanding, & overall is 'home away from home'. we holiday in tassie multiple times per year, & always make donalea a stay on our trips. you wont find better.

Room Tip: B&B waterview - good size room. B&B spa - huge bathroom & corner spa. Apartment - gre...
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Recently stayed at a charming place in the Huon Valley called Donalea bed and breakfast ,so glad we did,what a stunning peaceful setting.
Hosts Don and Leanne were wonderful and nothing was too much for them ,spacious rooms with all you could want from a charming couple who made you feel very welcome.
Leanne even provided home cooked treats to take with you on your day trips.
If you want to stay in charming peaceful surrounds with wonderful hosts this is the place for you. We will be back.

Room Tip: Room 1 was large with a great ammenities including Spa .
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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Trudi B
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Additional Information about Donalea Bed & Breakfast

Address: 9 Crowthers Rd, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania 7116, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Castle Forbes Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Castle Forbes Bay
Price Range: $134 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Donalea Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Donalea Bed & Breakfast Tasmania/Castle Forbes Bay

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