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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a unique place along Arthur Highway, built in 1838 by convicts sent to Tasmania for their punishment. It is perfectly located near Small (or Little?) Norfolk Bay. It has all the charm of years past. When we called to inform that we would be past normal reception hours, owner advised having dinner in Dunalley before coming, which we...

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful spacious room with a sofa, fireplace and stairs up to the bathroom. The hosts were very welcoming and forthcoming about the history of the place. Some lovely touches like complimentary sherry and homemade items for breakfast.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BnB with lovely hosts who spent time explaining the local history of the station and other points of interest in the area. The room was decorated with beautiful antique furnishings and breakfast was lovely.

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Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights before and after doing the 3 capes walk. The building which has undergone a few renovations has a lot of history as Lyntton your host explains when you arrive. We stayed in 3 different rooms each with its own unique decor. All comfortable and cosy. The continental breakfast had a lot to choose from...

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Griffith, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived here after dark, so did not really have a chance to enjoy the wonderful surroundings until the morning. It is on such a lovely site! The room was quite cosy and warm on a chilly autumn night. I loved the library full of books and other lovely, tasteful touches that decorate the place. Breakfast with freshly baked bread...

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Thank Penultim8
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really taken back at the location, sitting on the verandah watching people jump and swim from the pier. Linton was really knowledge about the area and suggested we visit the Coal Mines which we did what a surprise. Loved the sitting room going through all the books. The room was great. Enjoyed our stay.

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

Loved staying here and hopefully will be able to revisit sometime. Beautiful rooms and house; loved the sitting room with Port and its the extensive library, the knowledgeable hosts and of course the freshly backed bread in the morning! Only wished the fire was going in the evenings as it was a tiny bit chilly, but probably should have asked...

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Thank Gabriella V
Washington
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

The NBCS is a well appointed B&B situated in easy proximity to the Port Arthur Historic Site, which is well worth a visit. The B&B was built by convicts, so it is a rare opportunity for Australians to stay in an authentically historic building. I would definitely stay there again.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Great room, wonderful breakfast, good value. Loved the sitting room with fire and port. We only stayed one night before doing the Three Capes Walk - a great location for this - but could easily have stayed longer as there is lots to do in the area.

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

This was the oldest B&B we stayed at and as the name suggests it was built by convicts in the early days of Tasmania. The wing we stayed in was built in the 1840's. it has been tastefully modernized within the walls and is a very comfortable accommodation. Our host Nathan was very knowledgeable of the immediate area and provided...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tired of staying in the same old impersonal hotel, unit or suburban house? Then stay in a 170 year old part of Australia's history. In continuous use since circa 1838, the Norfolk Bay Convict Station has a long history of warm hospitality and a strong connection with the history and landscape within which it sits. This iconic, absolute waterfront historic house was convict built in 1838 as part of the Port Arthur penal settlement. It now offers guests a unique experience whilst also offering warm, hosted and comfortable heritage accommodation a short 10 minute drive from Port Arthur and the many attractions of the Tasman Peninsula. Come, stay and be welcomed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Norfolk Bay Convict Station

Address: 5862 Arthur Hwy | (10 km before Port Arthur), Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Taranna
Price Range: $98 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Norfolk Bay Convict Station 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“any room will be good”
 of 5 bubbles , Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
“Any of the rooms, especially the ones with en-suites, are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles suzannes434, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“Historic building with 4 rooms - I stayed in the room to the side near garage. Good room, nicely appointed given the vintage of the place.”
 of 5 bubbles Megabenzo7, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
“Spend a few days to really enjoy the area. Make sure you visit the old mine which is free and easy to access by car.”
 of 5 bubbles r0wdy_1961, May 13, 2016 | Read review
“Some small rooms and some bigger rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 90neilj, Jan 21, 2016 | Read review
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