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Woodbridge on the Derwent

6 Bridge Street | New Norfolk, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in New Norfolk
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The focus of our long weekend was the agrarian experience. The Woodbridge location was ideal for this and the Woodbridge website was most enticing. On arrival, the place was much smaller than envisaged. A welcoming cup of tea and tour of the main house was good. Significant rising damp in the lower quarters, disappointing dinners and the sound of traffic... More 

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john g, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Leonie L Yes, Woodbridge is a VERY Small Luxury Hotel indeed. An 1825 riverfront mansion, she has 39 rooms, but accommodates a maximum 16 persons in only 8 rooms and suites. The old building techniques evident in Woodbridge are very interesting, and part of what makes this Heritage Listed property a unique hotel. They did not use damp courses... More 

Bundeena, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our three day stay at Woodbridge was magical, from the warm and friendly service and amazing food by Liam and Fiona, to the personalised service, well informed and personable owner and magnificantly restored house. The setting is peaceful and central to lovely day trips and attractions. A venue that we will definately be revisiting.

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john g, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Lorna C Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Woodbridge. We are so happy that we seem to have ticked all the boxes for you, and that you had such a wonderful time. I will forward your comments about your meals to Chefs Celia and Liam, and also to the lovely Fiona. Our chefs do... More 

Richmond, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I booked Woodbridge on the Derwent for our wedding night and will be forever grateful that we did. John & Laurelle were kind enough to allow me to check in early so my groomsmen and I could get ready, enjoy a beer to calm the nerves, then wander the stunning garden by the river before 'game time'.... More 

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john g, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear tomowooton Thank you for entrusting your wedding night to Woodbridge. We are so glad that you so enjoyed your time here. We are pleased that we were able to provide you with early access for you and your groomsmen to prepare for the wedding - and 'calm the nerves'! Sitting in the garden under the almond trees, looking at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Liked: Plush bathrobes. Historic building, nicely restored. Laundry room with a washer and dryer available at no extra charge for those of us on long trips. What a delight! The queen size bed was comfortable. Heated mirror in the bathroom. The flowers in large beds slanting down towards the river were awesome. Intelligent and pleasant owner who spoke with us... More 

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john g, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear MJH161 Yes, we agree that having a comprehensive laundry for guest use is such a treat - we have tried to incorporate into Woodbridge other things that have made travel easier for us, like complimentary soft drinks, tea and coffee, unlimited free wifi, free parking, the true hospitality of complimentary fruit and nut and biscuits and port & sherry... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in the Tower Room (which had it's own private staircase) and upon check-in we were given a tour of the beautifully restored 1825-built property. The views over the river are lovely and there is a small cluster of ducks (and a platypus!) that congregate on the river bank beside the garden.... More 

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john g, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Jen711 Yes, I never tire of looking out over the river, so relaxing, and made even more so by the ducks preening themselves. I am so glad that you had such fabulous weather for kayaking (it turned cool the day after you left), and John took a great photo of you paddling if you would like a copy. Thank... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Where to start? We have been fortunate to have travelled the world and indulge in the opportunity to stay in some magnificent hotels both large and small. When we booked our reservation my husband informed Woodbridge of two very special occasions our anniversary and my birthday. Their response thanked us for entrusting such a special occasion to them. First there... More 

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2979, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Ray H I am sorry that we were unable to offer you early checkin. I am sorry that we were unable to meet your request for late checkout. At checkin we offer guests tea or coffee, and then let them relax, taking them to their room when they are ready. The lady who did your checkin is quite new... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We travelled to Tassie on our honeymoon to visit my wife's childhood town and I didn't imagine that the place could be so beautiful, with probably the best view in Australia being right on the Derwent river (we went in Autumn when the leaves were like a multi-coloured sunset all day!). We loved the intimate dining pavilion… A real VIP... More 

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john g, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Ruy_Fernando_SantAna Thank you for entrusting your honeymoon to Woodbridge - we were honoured that we were able to share this very special time with you. You certainly seem to have been at one with Woodbridge, as you have caught the essence of Woodbridge so well. I agree with you that it is that special blend of service and hospitality,... More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My fiancé and I had the pleasure of staying at Woodbridge on the Derwent during our recent holiday to Tasmania. Wow, what a brilliant place to stay! John and Laurelle along with their staff were incredibly helpful and ensured that our every need was met. Their thorough knowledge of the local area and their assistance with organising and booking tours... More 

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john g, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear 0Jess0 I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time at Woodbridge and glad that we were able to put together all the activities that you wanted to do. There are so many wonderful things to do in our valley, aren't there! Yes, kayaking on the river is just lovely! At the moment we have clear warm days,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

It's a hard one to review because staff enthusiasm was high but it missed at so many levels. Perhaps I should've been wary when my first email enquiry went unanswered for 3 days. The problem lies in the value proposition. At Woodbridge prices you expect the little things to be right. So apart from tardy email responses a few little... More 

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john g, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Peter d Thank you for your many compliments - I am delighted that 'overall (Woodbridge) is a lovely place', that dinner was 'first rate - a seriously good meal', and that our staff were enthusiastic in their service. You are correct that it is the little things that count, and our staff try to show great care and attention... More 

Montreal, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We enjoyed our three days at Woodbridge enormously. The staff was consistently kind and helpful, going out of their way to ensure our comfort. We had minor car problems that John helped us solve, and he was also helpful in planning excursions. The setting on the river is beautiful, the meals very good (delicious soups!) and we would definitely return.... More 

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johnTasmania, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Patwebster We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and would be delighted if you were to return. Montreal is only a few meals and movies away ! Our staff certainly do make every effort to ensure our guests' comfort, and it means a lot to them when this is recognised. One of our young trainees... More 

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Address: 6 Bridge Street | New Norfolk, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > New Norfolk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 9
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