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Hotel Description

At Donalea Bed & Breakfast, you'll be 7.6 km (4.7 mi) from Forest & Heritage Centre and 7.7 km (4.8 mi) from Wooden Boat Centre. Highlights at this B&B include free continental breakfast and free self parking.

TVs with DVD players are featured in all 2 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, ceiling fans and hairdryers.

This bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, a library and a garden. Plus you'll find barbecues, a picnic area and dry cleaning/laundry services. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Castle Forbes Bay B&B include Huon Valley Golf Club and Home Hill Winery.

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (RIVER VIEW APARTMENT)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$119* Per night/room 24 Sep. - 25 Sep.

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub (SPA SUITE)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking (WATERVIEW ROOM)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Donalea Bed & Breakfast ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Donalea Bed & Breakfast

Everyone (14) Couples (16) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Best b&b we have stayed in on our many trips to Tasmanian,Don and Leanne are the perfect hosts ,going well above what was expected of them to make our stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible,this is our second stay there and won’t be our last

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2019

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12 Jun. 2019 by Don

Thanks guys. Glad you enjoyed your stay here again and hopefully the weather improved for the rest of your travels.

5 out of 5
Hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. The property was homely and welcoming. The choice of food was fantastic. It was convenient to local attractions.

Posted by on 1 May 2019

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12 Jun. 2019 by Don

Thanks for your positive feedback ad glad you found our location in the Huon Valley perfect as a base.

5 out of 5

Beautiful B & B on the banks of the Huon River

Pros: Beautifully restored 1920s home with magnificent gardens overlooking the Huon River. The hosts provided the most sumptuous breakfast.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Lovely scenic drives along the river.
Friendly and helpful hosts who made us very welcome and did everything they could to ensure that we had an enjoyable stay.

Posted by , from North East Victoria on 22 Feb. 2018

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23 Feb. 2018 by Owner

Thanks David for the lovely review. It was lovely looking after you both and hope the rest of your holiday in Tassie went well.

5 out of 5

Donalea B & B

Pros: Friendly owners and excellent service.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Beautiful location by the Franklin River.
Beautiful house and garden and a beautiful view of the river.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 15 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Country Cottage Getaway

Pros: Overlooking the Huon River and watching the Sun rise over the glistening water.
Don and Leanne are very hospitable and welcoming hosts. They were very friendly and informative and made us feel very comfortable. The accommodation is set amongst beautiful cottage gardens with ample blooms and overlooking the Huon River. We stayed in the 2 bedroom unit, which had a very comfy cottage feel and was presented impeccably. (The photos don't do it justice). The property is very centrally located in the Huon Valley, just a short drive to amenities in HuonVille.

Posted by , from Sydney on 10 Dec. 2017

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10 Oct. 2018 by Don & Leanne.

Thanks for the lovely review Leanne. It was lovely meeting you and your family and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you back one day.

5 out of 5

beautiful old worldy accomadation & all mod cons

Pros: Very private setting, river view, lovely garden. Quiet.
Location: Plenty to see and visit cafes,cider house, winery, local seafood, beautiful drives .Lots lovely river views.Local shopping centre and markets.
Wonderful experience .Made to feel welcome from the onset .Great parking , nothing was too much trouble.Loved the finishing touches like fruit cake, bickies and chocolate with a cup of tea or coffee.Also liked the local history and imformation that was shared. Breakfast was wonderful, a variety cereals, yoghurt, jams, honey and marmelade, stewed and fresh fruit . The highlight being the freshly baked bread,available in wholemeal, white and a very tasty fruit loaf. A very lovey touch.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 21 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5

Well positioned in the Huon Valley for day trips

Pros: This was a great retreat and more comfortable than just a hotel room.
Location: Great central location to explore Cygnet, Port Huon, Huonville and Southern Tasmania
We had a large room with separate bathroom and toilets, access to the garden courtyard and comfy lounge. Owners were great and loved our stay.

Posted by , from Ballarat on 27 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Feb. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Setting, surrounds, home and view fabulous. This really is an outstanding location and a wonderful home.
Cons: No downside.
Location: Outstanding
Value: Great deal; Service: Outstanding; Hosts strike the right balance - welcoming but unobtrusive. Spectacular view from verandah and our room. Excellent value. We will return.

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 27 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Made you feel at home
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Fantastic; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Beautiful;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 10 Jan. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jan. 2015 by

Thanks Clare. It was lovely meeting you both and we are glad you felt right at home.

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at Donalea Bed & Breakfast. Self parking is free.

  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Bellhop


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Donalea Bed & Breakfast offers 2 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. This Castle Forbes Bay bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan.

  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property welcomes adults only.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • Donalea Bed & Breakfast Castle Forbes Bay
  • Donalea Bed & Breakfast
  • Donalea Castle Forbes Bay
  • Donalea & Breakfast Forbes Bay
  • Donalea Bed & Breakfast Bed & breakfast
  • Donalea Bed & Breakfast Castle Forbes Bay
  • Donalea Bed & Breakfast Bed & breakfast Castle Forbes Bay
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.