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Donalea Bed & Breakfast

9 Crowthers Road, Huon Valley, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania 7116, Australia
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We travelled with friends and stayed at Donalea for 4 nights. Home away from home. The rooms were very comfortable, very clean and the ensuite very roomy. Our hosts, Don and Leanne were exceptional and very accommodating. Best continental breakfast we have experienced. Beautiful views of the Huon River from the Guest Loungeroom and Waterview Suite. We experienced some very... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stayed here one night in their apartment. Beautifully presented top quality furnishings, spacious lounge dining area, free wifi, you have your own balcony and small garden just for the apartment. Would suit family or two couples Toiletries, and milk, tea and coffee provided.. Kitchenette fitted out with everything you need, microwave, full size fridge, washing machine. The gardens are gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Riverside Apartment is a delightful self contained suite. Particularly nice is the separation of bedrooms and living areas, almost a home in itself. Arrangements were easily settled and the owners were kind enough to ensure heating was on when we returned at night. We understand the kitchen will be upgraded but honestly it was quite adequate for our holiday... More 

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

Thanks Roger and glad you found the apartment very comfortable for your 3 night stay. I agree that the kitchenette is adequate, but we are always looking to improve the facilities and making ones stay even more comfortable. More 

Great Western, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My partner & I stayed at Donalea B&B for 2 nights in Sept 2014. We found it very quiet, nice gardens and very nice hosts. The queen bedroom had plenty of space, tv, and a large en suite, lovey views of the Huon River. You could watch tv in your room or in the large guest lounge room, tea/coffee facilities... More 

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

Thanks Michelle for staying with us at Donalea and for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and good luck with all your projects. More 

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We found Donalea on the banks of the Franklin River to be a wonderful gem of a retreat. The location is set in a quiet rural setting. The apartment was warm and welcoming both in décor and comfort. All conveniences were available and catered to our needs. The best was having breakfast on the deck looking through the beautiful private... More 

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

Thanks Pam for your review of Donalea and glad you enjoyed your stay in our Riverview Apartment. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and so we look forward to seeing the results of your painting next time you visit. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

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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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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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 

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Address: 9 Crowthers Road, Huon Valley, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania 7116, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Castle Forbes Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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