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Donalea Bed & Breakfast

9 Crowthers Road, Huon Valley, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania 7116, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tan D Melbourne, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Donalea one night on our visit to Huon Valley. What a lovely to stay !. A magnificient front view to the river, the place surrounded with beautiful cottage garden, the room is large and very clean, breakfast provided on the dining room table, very stylish. And what most impressed me was the friendly charming care from the... More

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks Tan for your positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the accommodation, gardens and views. It was lovely to meet you both and hope the rest of your holiday in Tasmania went well. More

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

On arrival we were provided with afternoon tea (banana bread) which was just what we needed. The bedroom was spacious and had everything you could need. What we both throught was excellent was the size of the bathroom, not only did it have a spa bath and shower, but it was the size of a small house itself. The gardens... More

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks Tin R for your review of Donalea. We always try to cater for various dietary needs and so glad you made us aware of your partners peanut allergy. Leannes afternoon teas are always popular with guests and if it isn't banana cake, it's either lemon drizzle or fruit cake. Glad you found our accommodation very affordable and it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

First impressions, Wow! A beautifully restored and extended heritage home set in a magnificent garden setting which provides a very high standard of accommodation, which exudes in comfort, warmth and Leanne and Don's professionalism The home is very well decorated with appropriate and comfortable furniture, artifacts and fittings. The bonus of a large well appointed guest lounge with views of... More

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Barry T for such a glowing review and so glad you enjoyed your 3 night stay with not only the breakfast and gardens, but the large lounge that overlooks the Huon River. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we thoroughly enjoyed the chats each morning. It would be lovely to catch up again one day. More

Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed 4 nights (4 adults )in the DonaLea B&B. It was very roomy and comfortable and homely. There was beautiful gardens and outdoor areas. The only downside to this accommodation was there is no proper kitchen facilities. We had to do dishes in a plastic tub in the laundry sink in the make shift kitchen area. For the money... More

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review of our Riverview Apartment and glad you enjoyed the spaciousness of the accommodation and surrounds. As regards to the kitchen, the property is clearly advertised as having a kitchenette. There are ample cooking facilities including a hob top, toast and grill, electric frypan, large fridge and microwave. In actual fact, we have had some guests cook... More

Wynyard, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A wonderful old house, lovingly renovated to provide comfortable accommodation with a real 5 star edge. It was such a bonus to have a guest lounge with plenty of room to spread out with both video and book libraries to browse through.. A separate dining room where we could chat with fellow guests while enjoying a very sumptuous breakfast of... More

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What a wonderful review. Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed the breakfast, gardens, views and the spaciousness that Donalea provides. Glad to see Tasmanians travelling within the state and certainly hope to see you down in the Huon Valley again one day. More

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed in the 2 BR cottage and the setting was lovely. We had our own patio with views to the river and garden and our own enclosed garden area. The grounds are a gardener's paradise and admirable by anyone's standards. Afternoon tea and basic breakfast ingredients were left for us when we arrived. Overall a delightful stay!

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the 2 bedroom Apartment and garden surrounds. It really is a beautiful time of the year when most plants are in flower. Thanks for sparing the time to review Donalea. More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Our recent stay on the Huon Trail was made so Special as a result of the friendliness of the hosts of this top class B&B. We were pleased to be offered recommendations for sighseeing and dining opportunities which made for a very memorable experience in this most picturesque part of Southern Tasmania.

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We were delighted to receive your review and glad you enjoyed your 4 night stay with us and the wonderful scenery that the Huon Valley offers. Yes, we are also very lucky to be surrounded by good eateries in Franklin, Port Huon & Huonville. Hope to see you return to Donalea one day. More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

A very comfortable old home with beautiful gardens in a tranquil setting with views to the Huon River Estuary. Don and Leanne are excellent generous hosts who run a friendly business. ( Unfortunately, I can't seem to NOT rate the "Swimming Pool" and "Fitness centre" which don't exist!)

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks John for reviewing our accommodation and glad you enjoyed your 3 night stay in this beautiful part of the world. Yes, a pool is not necessary so far this cool Summer and you can certainly get fit wandering the garden and nearby walking tracks. More

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay at Donalea. The room was spacious, comfortable and well maintained as was the whole of the accommodation area. The home made breakfast was lovely. Hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Garden lovely to wander in. We will return! Thanks

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks Julie for your kind review and so glad you not only enjoyed the accommodation and breakfast, but managed to wander the gardens. They really are a joy to see at this time of the year. Look forward to seeing you back in the Huon Valley one day. More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very comfortable suite with separate bathroom and second toilet. We arrived bit later in the afternoon and had some r&r time before heading off for dinner at Franklin Hotel. Wish we could of stayed for another night. Had the best sleep of all places we've stayed here. Breakfast was lovely and glad we didn't have to sit thru another bacon... More

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Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. The Spa Suite is very popular with our accommodation and i agree that the second toilet room is a real bonus. We pride ourselves on peace and quiet here in the country and am not suprised you had a wonderful sleep. Glad you enjoyed some of our homemade goodies, including the breads, muffins jams and... More

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Additional Information about Donalea Bed & Breakfast

Address: 9 Crowthers Road, Huon Valley, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania 7116, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Castle Forbes Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Castle Forbes Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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