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4.8 out of 5

"Walking distance from the CBD, pleasant location along the riverfront, quiet and lovely grounds. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 30 Nov 2019

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Hotel Description

Birchwood on the River puts you in the heart of Devonport, within just a 10-minute stroll of Bass Strait Maritime Centre and Bluff Beach. Highlights at this beach aparthotel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

Each apartment is individually decorated and features an LCD TV with digital channels, along with free WiFi, a balcony or patio, and a living room. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. A pillowtop bed and Egyptian cotton sheets invite a good night's rest. A dining area, a private yard, and a hair dryer are also available.

This business-friendly aparthotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Each morning continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Devonport aparthotel, you'll be 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Devonport Ferry Terminal.

Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Comfort Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Birchwood on the River ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Birchwood on the River

Everyone (10) Couples (13) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Walking distance from the CBD, pleasant location along the riverfront, quiet and lovely grounds.

Posted by on 30 Nov. 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely hosts. Location was great. Property was well presented. Better suited to smaller vehicles for parking.

Posted by on 25 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Mar. 2019 by Rex

Thank you always a pleasure to meet lovely guests, we try to ensure enjoy their stay at Birchwood, Devonport self contained self catering Accommodation

5 out of 5
We loved that the property was separate from the main house and that it had all the amenities we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable and the kitchen had everything to be self sufficient. It was very clean and tidy.

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Mar. 2019 by Rex

The pleasure is all ours, we enjoy providing comfortable and quality with our accommodation, it is rewarding to gain the accolades from our visitors. We love to present our property with a home away from home feel, we just enjoy the moments

5 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Clean, comfortable and convenient to so much

Pros: Location and only minutes to the ferry terminal.
Location: Walking track along the river to the lighthouse and into the city centre.
Owners went out of their way to ensure our short stay was comfortable and the accommodation was easy walking distance to the lighthouse and restaurants. We left our small backpack in our room and the owners brought it to the ferry terminal at 7am, I rang them at 6.30am. No hesitation in helping us out. Highly recommend

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5
Exellent place right on the river bank, not the most luxurious hotel but very cosy and carefully looked after, beautiful garden, every thing was clean as soon as you enter the driveway gate. Lovely hosts Julianne & Rex. Loved their beautiful dogs too.

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5
An absolute delight in every way. Comfort and cleanliness of a very high standard.

Posted by , from Swan Hill, Victoria on 28 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5

B&B-style accommodation on the waterfront.

Pros: Close to town
Cons: Carparking is tight for large vehicles (ie, 4WD) so park on the street.
Small and comfortable accommodation with good sized rooms close to town.

Posted by on 15 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

convenience and comfort in Devonport

We made a last minute booking and had to arrive late. Our host was most accommodating and helpful in settling us in. Our room was spacious, clean and beds most comfortable. It is in a very convenient position opposite the river front and was really well appointed for self-contained living. We also appreciated the free Wi-Fi!

Posted by , from Tasmania on 15 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5

Charming self contained unit

Pros: Easy to find, great position and very quiet.
Very pleasant and roomy self contained unit set in beautifully manicured garden in a residential area. Cross the road to a lovely walk way along the inlet/river a few minutes to town or the other way to great beach facilities, coffee shop and Restaurnant at the Surf Club.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 6 Mar. 2016

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Property Features

Birchwood on the River offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Birchwood on the River also features a picnic area and laundry facilities. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Birchwood on the River was completed in June 2016. This 4-star Devonport aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of living rooms1
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Devonport, TAS (DPO) (9.8 km / 6.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Birchwood on the River offers 2 accommodations with washers/dryers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms and include desks. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Accommodations at this 4-star aparthotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Private outdoor space
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Airport transportation is offered at scheduled times. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


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 may be 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
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Property Registry Number – DCC PA2004 0002


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Birchwood River Apartment Devonport
  • Birchwood River Devonport
  • Birchwood On The River Devonport, Tasmania
  • Birchwood on the River Devonport
  • Birchwood on the River Aparthotel
  • Birchwood on the River Aparthotel Devonport

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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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.