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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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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a lovely, relaxing weekend at the historic B & B. It has a lovely character but is need of a little TLC. Hosts are friendly and know so much about the history of the area. At Lynton's suggestion we took a boat ride around the cliffs and also visited the Coal mines historic site. Two fabulous things we... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an historic building with photos showing its past and a lovely host, Lynton to guide you through them. Don't expect a modern building but a wonderful B&B where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast including fresh compote and homemade breads. We spent our last evening in Tasmania here in the Laurel room. At Lynton's suggestion we took a... More 

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Heathfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With views over a quiet bay, this is an early convict built hotel that has also served as a post office. Decor is a bit non-subtle but who cares with a place so seeped in history. A library - with port wine - is available for residents and there is a fantastic selection of books on the convict history of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house has a very interesting history but it's in need of some TLC. We stayed in the post office room. The room size was good. The decor fitted with the historical venue. The hosts were friendly and very helpful. However, for me the experience was dominated by the strong musty smell, particularly in the room. Also, some cleaning, gardening... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here recently (in summer) for 2 nights and it was a pleasant stopover. Comfortable beds, rustic charm and friendly hosts. Lynton has very good local knowledge and good recommendations for the attractions.

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Manly West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this stay - it was our favourite during our trip around Tasmania. Lynton and Lorella were just lovely - very warm and welcoming. Lynton was a wealth of knowledge about the history of the home and the area, and great with advice about places to visit. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the house just so peaceful... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It is great to arrive and straight away get to know the history and places to eat from the friendly host. We knew where to go and the tips proved great. The furniture and bathrooms are very dated, but I guess that is expected at this sort of B&B and I knew it from the photos before I booked. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I stayed at Norfolk Bay Convict Station during my first visit to Tassie. It is well located, only being about a 10 minute drive to Port Arthur. On my arrival, Lynton filled me in on the history of the region and of the B & B, which is a beautiful home with its period features preserved. Breakfasts are hearty and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We arrived to the warmest of greetings from Lynton, and this set the tone of our stay; he's a wonderful, warm, knowledgeable host. Breakfast was included - toast, yoghurt, fruits, including those from the garden, preserved, compote and fresh, jams from the fruit, eggs from the chickens, and a cooked breakfast is also available for $10. We chose that on... More 

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Safety Bay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We had the post office room, very comfortable, great nights sleep especially if one of you is a snorer -it has a very comfortable spare bed. Old world charm, fantastic hosts and great breakfasts. You have to try the fruit compote, it's divine. All preserves are home made, eggs from their own chooks and bread made on the premises. Fifty... More 

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