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Donalea Bed & Breakfast

9 Crowthers Rd, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania 7116 Australia
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Castle Forbes Bay
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Lippyaker wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia11 contributions1 helpful vote
In the past four weeks I have stayed in a number of types of accommodation. Donalea is truly a gem amongst them. A clean, spacious building that is full of character and reflects the early days of Franklin. The gardens as I arrived were arresting and set off this lovely place. The views over the water change with reflection and light that just drew me to a feeling of warmth during my stay. Comfortable beds, very roomy showers and a priceless view complimented the stay in my room. This type of B and B that reflects an era is my favourite; especially with very friendly hosts whose presence was welcoming and masterful in just the right level of interaction.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Rob Young wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide, Australia167 contributions55 helpful votes
Donalea is a beautiful house surrounded by lovely gardens. The hosts are welcoming and generous with their hospitality. We stayed in the spa room, and it has a huge bathroom, and very comfortable bedroom. TV and DVD player in the bedroom with a selection of DVDs in the lounge to borrow. Lovely touches such as afternoon tea on arrival (including home made fruit cake). Breakfast is good (cereal, croissants, toast, home made jam and local fruits etc) with a peaceful view of the river from the dining table. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Neil O wrote a review Oct 2019
Adelaide, Australia57 contributions14 helpful votes
The views from Donalea over the bay are magnificent and created a wonderful backdrop to our stay. Our room was spacious, clean and well decorated with a comfortable bed. Small touches, like homemade fruit cake and sweets in our room added to our enjoyment and the friendly hosts, Don and Leanne, were the icing on the cake. The breakfast, consisting of cereals, homemade breads, croissants and muffins with homemade preserves was more than adequate for us. We will certainly stay there again when we next visit this beautiful part of the world.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast
Responded Oct 20, 2019
Thanks for the in depth review Neil. We are glad you and your wife enjoyed the accommodation, property and breakfast and certainly would love to have you back in the Huon one day.
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Celeste D wrote a review Jun 2019
Crib Point, Australia207 contributions72 helpful votes
We loved our three day stay at Donalea B&B in the picturesque village of Castle Forbes Bay. 💖 Our hosts, Don and Leanne have created a beautiful, warm, and relaxing environment. 💖 Our room overlooked lovely gardens and the water. Our breakfast was delicious! Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs is about half an hour away. The nearest supermarket is only 10 minutes away in Huonville.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast
Responded Oct 20, 2019
It was lovely hosting you Celeste and your daughter and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. With Spring already upon us, the garden is beginning to flower big time. Hope to see you back again, perhaps when the garden is looking at its best.
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Deb S wrote a review May 2019
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
Donalea was a brilliant find. The house and gardens are immaculate. The room was large and the bed very comfortable. It was a cold wet evening and they had a lovely fire going in the living room for us. A treat of fruitcake and biscuits was provided to have with coffee as well. In the morning a continental breakfast was laid out including homemade bread, fruit compote and fresh blackberries. Leanne even gave us some delicious lemon curd and poppyseed muffins to take with us for morning tea. Don and Leanne were very gracious hosts. We could not fault anything and highly recommend Donalea.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Miffcolby, Owner at Donalea Bed & Breakfast
Responded May 20, 2019
Thanks Deb, for taking time out to review Donalea. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, on that cold and wet evening, We could not live without our log fires. Hopefully, we will see you return one day, when the weather is a bit kinder.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Donalea Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Pagan Cider (4.1 miles), The Wall Of Lollies (2.7 miles), and Platypus Walk (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Donalea Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Bank Of Geeveston, Masaaki's Sushi, and Fat Pig Farm.