Donalea Bed & Breakfast

Holiday apartment in Castle Forbes Bay

21 reviews (4.9)

Lovely 2 room bed & breakfast surrounded by beautiful cottage gardens overlooking the Huon River. Perfect for groups of 4 or 5 guests travelling together. 2 Bedroom Riverview Apartment now open. Accommodates up to 4 adults. Own balcony overlooking River.

$140.00 - $210.00
3 options
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Riverview Apartment
A huge 10 square apartment with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchenette and guest lounge with private entrance. Lovely views of the Huon River. Accommodates 4 people - Queen size bed and double bed.


2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Max. 4 guests (2 included) Min. 1 night
from $180.00
Waterview Room (Accommodates 3)
Large room with 1 queen size bed and single bed. Rates are for 2 adults. Maximum occupancy 3 adults. Extra person $30. Not suitable for children under 12. Enjoy panoramic views of the Huon River and cottage gardens. Room has TV/DVD with large ensuite. Free Wifi.


1 bedroom 1 bathroom Max. 3 guests (2 included) Min. 1 night
from $140.00
Spa/Garden Room
A true SUITE at affordable prices.Large bedroom, huge bathroom & separate powder room overlooking cottage gardens. Bathroom has double blackwood vanity, spa & shower with 2nd toilet in powder room. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults. No child facilities. Free Wifi.


2 bedrooms Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from $140.00

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Located just 40 minutes south of Hobart,Donalea B&B is a 1920's double brick character home that boasts stunning river views, beautiful cottage gardens and luxurious facilities.
Privacy and personal service is assured with only two ensuite guest rooms, separate tea room with microwave, large guest lounge and private entrance.

On arrival, we spoil you with afternoon tea, which you can enjoy on the front balcony overlooking the gardens to the Huon River.
Both rooms are large with spacious ensuites (1 Spa Bath), TV/Video, electric blankets, hairdryers, clock radios and heating.
Why stay in your room? Your guest lounge awaits with open fire, extensive DVD/Video/CD collection, board games, magazines or perhaps just admire the magnificent views.
When you rise in the morning, we treat you to a choice of 3 home-made breads, made the old fashioned way, (white,wholemeal and raisin), cereals, fruit juice, pikelets and mouth watering blackberry muffins.
Located in the heart of the Huon Valley and among the apple orchards, we are close to the Tahune Airwalk, Hastings Caves, Huon Jetboat Rides and South West National Parks.
Donalea really is a private country retreat and a perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy all the Huon Valley has to offer. If you love gardens, you will feel right at home.


  • Laundry facilities
  • No smoking
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Spa Bath
  • Kitchen
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Accept VISA
  • Accept MasterCard
  • Television
  • 24 hour reception
  • Linen supplied
  • Undercover or off street parking
  • Log fires
  • VCR
  • Bath
  • Fans (ceiling/standard)
  • DVD
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Ensuite
  • Continental Breakfast Available
  • Tour desk
  • TV with teletext/caption functions
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Books/Magazines Supplied
  • Free WiFi



When in Hobart, take the A6 highway past the waterfront and look for the sign that says Huonville or Huon Valley (25 mins from Hobart). Once in Huonville, keep following the main road for approx 15 minutes and you will reach Franklin. Keep following the main road through Franklin and about 5 minutes further on, you will arrive in out town called Castle Forbes Bay. Look for the sign that says "Donalea B&B 100 Metres" and "Donalea Next Right". Turn right into Crowthers Road and our carpark is 100 metres up on the left.
Safe Travels.


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House rules

Check in time is anytime bewteen 3pm & 6pm. If planning to arrive out of these hours, please call Donalea Bed & Breakfast.

Check-in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00:00
Check-out: 10:00:00

Terms & conditions

Cancellations or changes to bookings for the Waterview Room, Spa Room or Riverview Apartment must be made at least 48 hours prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the first changed or cancelled night.


Anonymous - Canberra


October, 2018

The room was clean and had all the facilities for good experience. The service was pleasant and friendly, the breakfast tasty and the views beautiful and very peaceful.



September, 2018

“Great stay, would recommend it” Donalea was a great place to stay, big and more than enough room for the 2 of us. Breakfast was nice and everything was there that we needed. There's a lovely view from the apartment and the beds are comfy and warm. The choccies and cake were a nice extra touch and the hosts were friendly and helpful.

Angecele - Singapore


December, 2017

“Very relaxing stay in a clean and beautiful home with hospitable host.” Don and Lea were wonderful. Don helped us with our luggage. I was pleasantly surprised by the freshly baked fruit cake that was placed in our room when we checked in. The room was very clean. We loved the clean smelling sheets, comforters and pillows. Very comfortable beds and pillows. The property is in a quiet and serene spot of Huon that is next to the river accessible on foot. Full privacy. We could spend our time in the living room or porch with books to read. We even saw pademelons in their garden. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available through out the day. There’s also a microwave oven for heating food. The Continental Breakfast was great with all kinds of berries, cereal, yogurt, home baked bread. They even provided Ziplock bags for us to take the muffins and croissants as we go out. Very sweet couple.

Kay Ryan - Brisbane Qld


November, 2015

We were greeted warmly and shown around. Accommodation had a lovely view of the river but as it was cool and raining so we didn't venture outside to enjoy it. Living space was well presented and spacious, owner said it had a kitchenette - it also was spacious and had plenty of applicances to cook our meal and breakfast (which was provided) Owners contacted me quickly to inform me an item was left behind, they kindly offered to post this to me.



April, 2013

Beautifully presented large apartment in ideal spot for exploring the Huon Valley and all attractions. More than enough comforts and inclusions for a few days' stay. Don and Leanne are excellent hosts, informative but unobtrusive, and go out of their way to make one's stay comfortable and welcoming. Highly recommended and would stay again. Ross and Jill April 2013

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