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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 1 week ago via mobile

We frequently visit Hobart for s weekend away from Melbourne, and for the past 5 years or so we have stayed at Donalea. The accommodation in the house is very comfortable. The Waterview room & en-suite are our choice of accom, and the lounge & dining rooms are huge, TV, DVD's & fireplace make it all so do homely. The... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to spent a couple of nights! Leanne and Don were fantastic hosts who warmly welcomed us and provided us with everything we needed. Our room as well as the spacious en-suite bathroom were very nice and clean but -like at home - there was a big living room as well for us to use with DVD's... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review Regina and glad you enjoyed the accommodation and breakfast. I'm also glad you did the River walk across from Donalea, which was constructed by our local Landcare group over 3 years. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Donalea and the hospitality of hosts Don and Leanne. The rooms (we stayed in 2 different rooms) and bathrooms were spacious if not grand, and breakfast plentiful in the beautiful dining room. Wi-fi and tv in the room was also a nice feature. Donalea is set in a beautiful location with views of the... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Donalea and thankyou for finding the time to review us. Yes, we are centrally located for attractions in the Huon Valley and also Hobart, which is only 40 minutes up the road. More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with my friend and her two daughters recently. The location was absolutely stunning looking over the Houn valley. The B&B is a beautiful brick home and is situated in a quiet location. The two rooms in the B&B are absolutely beautiful. Both rooms were extremely cleaned and the bathrooms were huge. I've never seen bathrooms so big.... More 

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

It was lovely meeting you all and glad you found the accommodation quiet and private. The Bed & Breakfast only has 2 ensuite rooms and is perfect for groups of up to 5. Hope we see you back in the Huon one day. More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely home with friendly, helpful and kind owners. Leanne and Don go out of their way to make sure your stay is wonderful. Extra touches are unexpected and generous. It is located in a perfect spot for travel further down the Huon Valley and close to Franklin for some nice eating places. Our room was extremely clean, comfortable and well... More 

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

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and glad you found our location perfect for exploring the surrounding areas. Hope to see you back down this way again one day. More 

Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful B&B is superbly run by Leanne & Don. They are the ultimate hosts, making you feel very welcome and nothing is too much trouble. The views of the Huon River are too die for and the peace and quiet found here is very restful. It's a fabulous old brick home dating from the 1920s and the rooms are... More 

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

Thanks again Barbara for another wonderful review. We really do enjoy your company and it is like catching up with old friends. When opening this B&B 13 years ago, we never expected to have a guest return 26 times and it has been wonderful meeting your extended family. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a beautiful property with views over the river valley managed by 2 very hospitable hosts who focus a lot on attention to detail - amazing breakfast spread, excellent facilities in the room, guest lounge and personal touches such as homemade cakes in the room

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

It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Donalea and so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks mike for taking time out to review your experience. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful b&b. Located in castle forbes bay, huon valley. This place has lovely quiet surroundings, a beautiful old house with gardens and views to match. very spacious, comfortable rooms, and very friendly owners and a fantastic breakfast. Overall... excellent!

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

Thanks Rob. Always delighted to see guests leave us with good memories and glad you found the accommodation quiet and peaceful. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We spent our honeymoon at Donalea in 2005, and have raved to anyone who would listen ever since. We decided to spend our 10th anniversary with Don and Leanne to relive old memories. We weren't disappointed. It was like going home. The warmth of their hospitality was as abundant as we'd remembered. The home itself is straight out of a... More 

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

Wow. Thank you Gary, for such a glowing and indepth review of your stay at Donalea. We are so glad you had your honeymoon with us and decided to return for your 10th wedding anniversary. As you can see, we really do enjoy running the accommodation and love meeting people like yourselves. The Huon Valley is a magical place and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Location excellent and the views were georgous, our hosts made our stay comfortable and very welcoming. We had a blast chatting with them and we are sure to book again at Donalea. Breakfast was good - homemade bread and seasonal fruit amongst other choices. The garden was in full bloom and looking superb. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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

We really enjoyed your company too and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, in particular the gardens and Huon Riverv views. What makes us happiest, is that you may visit again. We look forward to it. More 

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