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Norfolk Bay Convict Station

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5862 Arthur Highway | (10 km before Port Arthur), Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While we found Lynton to have been extremely welcoming and helpful, we found the room to be overpriced. We wanted to stay in historic places on our trip around Tassie and were lucky enough to book some fantastic places. This was the most expensive we stayed in and we felt that a cooked breakfast should have been included in the... More 

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Rosewood, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lynton and Lorella - thank you. I travel extensively and have never been made to feel more welcome by hosts. You were exceptional. From the first friendly minute, your conversation and the knowledge that you shared was so welcome. We felt like favoured family friends. We loved the suggestions on things to do and places to visit in the area.... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

You will hard pushed to find a more idylic location for a B&B. My wife and I stayed here for three nights in early Feb. As soon as you walk in you realise you are not so much in a B&B but a piece of living history. Lynton & Lorella are the most charming hosts with nothing too much trouble.... More 

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Perth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed here for three nights in January. The place is rich in historical significance as part of Tasmania's convict heritage. It was even mentioned during our Port Arthur tour as a place of importance. It was the main supply wharf and storage for the original Port Arthur convict settlement. The convict powered railway started from here to the Port... More 

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Yes the bathroom was down the hall and nothing special, but the site is lovely, the hosts are real people: friendly, kind, helpful and interesting. Our room was spacious and comfortable, and a piece of history! Breakfast was simple and delicious. It was the personal touches that we loved the most. We came home with one of Lynton's sketches... a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very welcoming and hostpitable. Stayed in the Post Office Suite which has its own private entrance. Simple but tasty breakfast, warm and comfortable room. Lynton is very friendly and happy to talk about the history of the building and general location as well as recommending tours and activities in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Our family of four stayed here for 1 night a couple of weeks ago. We arrived late in the afternoon and were greeted by Lynton - a wonderful host with a huge depth of knowledge of the Tasman Peninsula area and history and Tasmania in general. The house is very comfortable and our room was very accommodating for our family... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What a fantatastic place to stay close to Port Arthur. Friendly and knowledge staff, beautiful and clean rooms, fantastic home made bread, jam and the best fruit compote I have ever eaten. Soft boiled eggs included in the continental breakfast.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The NBCS is a lovely and historical site, managed by a very warm couple who looks after you in a special and kindly manner. Their breakfast is unique! The room was not exactly that clean, but the building is indeed very old. Recommended experience!

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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed for 1 night and the host was full of information about the history of the house and the surrounding district. There are old photos around the wall and you feel like you have stepped back in time. We sat out by the water and had a late afternoon drink which was very pleasant. There was fresh baked bread... More 

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