Donalea Bed & Breakfast

Castle Forbes Bay - South

There are two lavish B&B rooms, Spa and Waterview, or you could opt for the self-contained apartment. Whichever you prefer, there is the privacy of having your own private entrance and the absence of spaces which are shared with the hosts.

With both B&B suites there is a lovely log fire in the guest lounge, itself quite a roomy place to relax in. There is also a television with a DVD player (and a video player as well!), a film library and a separate dining room. In your room you have a queen-size bed that sleeps two (Spa) or a queen-size and a single, sleeping up to three (Waterview), as well as another television, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, electric blankets, a radio-alarm clock, a hair dryer, an iron and an ironing board. Both non-smoking rooms are heated, with Spa having a larger bathroom, a separate powder room, a second toilet and, as you can guess, a spa bath.

If you prefer the apartment at Donalea Bed & Breakfast, there is a queen-size and a double bed, so up to four can stay here, and two bedrooms. You also have access to the guest lounge, and the apartment has its own private balcony and garden. The same amenities that are common to both B&B rooms are included, and also a deep bath, a stereo, a washing machine and the use of an outside clothes line, ceiling fans, and a kitchenette. This is equipped with a microwave oven, a grill, a toaster, a full-size refrigerator, a frying pan and facilities for making tea and coffee.

The breakfast component is a real labour of love, with home-made breads, muffins and jams, as well as fresh fruit, plunger coffee or tea. As for the immediate surroundings, the garden could almost have come straight out of a picture postcard, with a wide variety of flowers, an orchard and a three-metre hedge surrounding it.

All this may make you wish to stay put at Donalea Bed & Breakfast for the entirety of your holiday, but then you would miss the breathtaking Tahune Airwalk, Enchanted Woods, a speedboat trip with Huon Jet, the intriguing Wooden Boat Centre in nearby Franklin, or the many attractions of Hobart, about 45 minutes away by car.

Situated in Castle Forbes Bay, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Forest & Heritage Centre, Platypus Walk Trailhead, and Egg Islands Conservation Area. Huon Apple & Heritage Museum and Huon Valley Golf Club are also within 12 mi (20 km).

This smoke-free bed & breakfast features dry cleaning, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are onsite.

Housekeeping is not available.

As far as bed and breakfasts go, they don't get any better and we have seen many throughout the world. Large spotless rooms with wonderful garden and river outlooks. Well done...

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Heard Family. Eaton Bay, England

Said we would be back again. A place like this shows Tassies beauty and friendliness. Off the scale star rating...

Donalea Bed & Breakfast Tasmania Australia
Tania and Shaun. Launceston, Tasmania

You've got to love this place. Fantastic hospitality, beautiful rooms & wonderful views and gardens. This is my 16th visit over the last 6 years and the hosts (Don & Leanne) have become wonderful friends. I highly recommend...

Donalea Bed & Breakfast Tasmania Australia
Barbara and Peter. Franston, Victoria

You have done a great job of creating a warm and friendly environment. Congratulations...

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Bed&breakfast Amenities


  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Library
  • Picnic area
  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Porter
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Total number of rooms - 2
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-free property
  • Garden
  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-free property
  • Garden


  • Free WiFi
  • Room service
  • DVD player
  • Towels provided
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens provided
  • Private bathroom
  • No housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • TV size 26
  • Number of bathrooms: 1
  • TV size (measurement) inch
  • Heating
  • Shower only
  • Television

Bed&breakfast 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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
From AU$168.26 per night
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