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Driftwood Cottages
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“ENJOYABLE STAY”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Stayed 5 nights in the beach house, comfortable, clean, and have everything you need.
The big thing is the View, it can be seen from bedroom and living area.
Also the location you can walk to any where in Dover ie the Hotel, the Post office Restaurant, super market etc.

Service was very good and very friendly, no thing was too much trouble.

Why you would stay there is the View and location, dover is a good base for seeing the surround area

the Price was good but we have just come from Bruny island where we had an great place with view & location for $35 more a night.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, April 13, 2012
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your review! We hope you will return to Driftwood and the beautiful Huon region again soon!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Arrived in Dover after spending 4 nights at Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park..Dover was peaceful, quiet and a great base to do some exploring of Tassie's treasures in the south. Our accommodation was lovely, modern, comfortable and well equipped . A well needed, stress free break in a beautiful part of Australia...!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, April 13, 2012
Thanks Monica T, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us- we agree that we have a pretty special part of the country here!
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Beach House for one night in February and had a truly relaxing and memorable time. The scenery is magical, and the log fire and the deck spa (with obligatory glass of wine) just topped it off. The bed was very comfortable, and we had a breakfast bbq the next morning before leaving. Everything was spotlessly clean and the staff very helpful. We can't wait to visit again - but this time for an extended stay!

Room Tip: The Beach House with the deck spa, amazing view of the bay, and the log fire, is our pick.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, April 13, 2012
Hi Leeanne C, thankyou for your review and pleased that you enjoyed your time in the Beach House and in Dover! We look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay in the future...Tassie's Far South is spectacular in winter especially with the log fire!
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Arrived in Dover after two nights in a Tepee in the bush. What first appeared to be a cute little group of cottages on the Dover Bay turned out to be a wonderful experience. We stayed in one of the duplex units on the road.
It was clean, quiet and comfortable with all of the comforts a traveler needs. We had a stocked refrigerator, coffee pot and a small veranda to sit and share some wine at the end of the day while looking out across a beautiful bay. The unit had additional seating inside in case the weather should change and it does. The manager was delightful and very helpful with restaurant and sight-seeing suggestions. If we ever get back to "Tasi" we will make the Driftwood a definite visit. Being "yanks" on holiday this was a great rest stop.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view across the bay.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marty165
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, April 13, 2012
Hi Marty165, so glad you enjoyed your visit to Tasmania and to our very special part of the island! I hope we will see you back here one day!
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Hobart
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed in an Oceanview cottage. These cottages are modern and very comfortable with a full kitchen. Since there are few eating out options in the area the kitchen equipment and modern appliances were well used and much appreciated. It is an easy stroll to the waterfront, beach and children's playground and an excellent base for all things to do with Tasmania's far south.

My parents stayed in a Waterfront studio which they also found extremely comfortable and particularly pleasant on waking to the great view.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, April 13, 2012
Glad you all enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back at Driftwood again soon!
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

On our recent trip to Dover we stayed in one of the waterfront studios overlooking the bay. It was very nicely furnished and made a great base for exploring the Southern tip of Tasmania. The studio was immaculate, and a few unexpected extras like free apples were a nice touch. There are a couple of nice places to eat out in Dover, but we also made use of the self-contained cooking facilities in the studio. It was especially nice to have a veranda with a fantastic view of the bay to relax on after a day of sight-seeing. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Southern Tasmania!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, February 15, 2012
Hi HomewardBound, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our studio- and glad you liked the apples, we do try to add a "homely" touch of the Huon when we can! We hope to see you back in Southern Tassie again soon!
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Spent 2 nights in The Beach House.
The view was spectacular - across the bay. The Hot Tub on the deck is very special, being able to sit in this and relax each morning, afternoon and evening.
The kitchen provided everything you could think of, with a great local supermarket within walking distance for provisions.
Crisp fresh linen, incredibly comfortable bed. Lots of space to unwind and relax.
Lovely local walks along the beach.
Food at the local hotel is excellent.
Highly recommed this to any couple wanting a quiet, peacful few days in the south of Tassie.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, February 15, 2012
Hi Nellieb66, thanks for your review of the Beach House, and very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
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Property: Driftwood Cottages
Address: Bay View Road, Dover, Tasmania 7117, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Dover
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Driftwood Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Waterfront accommodation in Tasmania's beautiful far South. All fully self-contained, with spectacular water views, choose from cozy studios with under floor heating to luxury cottages with jacuzzi and wood fire. Driftwood is central to the Huon Valley and southern regions in Tasmania, and makes the perfect base to explore the area. ... more   less 
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