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Driftwood Cottages
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“Staying at Driftwood Cottages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We stayed 3 nights in the self-contained Ocean View Cottage with our family of three. The views from this cottage are stunning across the bay and beyond. From the cottage its a short walk to all shops in town, or to the beach, where there is a nice playground for young children. The cottage is well appointed with a great kitchen and everything is very clean and tidy. The cottage next to ours has no stairs for easier access, but this one had stairs. Dover is great base to explore the Huon Valley and far south of Tasmania, there are wineries nearby like St. Imre and the Old Post Office pizza restaurant is a great place to eat out when it's open. Dover has not been spoiled by excessive development like so many other coastal towns around Australia. We wouldn't hesitate to stay in the Ocean View Cottage again on our next trip to Tassie.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, 16 February 2012
Hi Keith, thanks so much for the review, and glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, when we built these we couldn't quite manage to have no stairs in your Ocean View Cottage- we thought the views were more important!
As you noticed the one next to it was specifically designed for full wheelchair access, inside and out, with the same decor and similar views over the bay. We hope to see you back in Tassie's Far South again soon!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

A comfortable and welcoming self-contained apartment in Tassie's far South. Right on the water, a magnificent view of the bay, plenty of local attractions. Very comfortable cabin with everything you could possibly want at a very reasonable price. happy to recommend and re-visit.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, 16 February 2012
Hi Stuart, thanks for taking the time to review and very glad you enjoyed your stay in the Studio cottage. Hope to see you back again one day!
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We stayed in one of the Ocean View cottages for 3 nights over New Years. The accommodation was beautiful, clean and modern, and the view was spectacular. Dover is a lovely quiet town, which suited us perfectly. We used it as a base to visit Bruny Island and to also do the Tahune Airwalk (both activities we would highly recommend). The service at Driftwood was friendly and efficient - from the booking experience to checking in. The kitchen facilities were great - we cooked some wonderful meals using the local fresh produce. We will definitely visit it again and would recommend it to our family and friends.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, 16 February 2012
Thanks for your review Kellie- so glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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Bellerive, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Tidal Reach - Excellent location and facilities. It was fantastic sitting on the verandah and taking in the water views and activity on the water. We only had 1 night but would love to return again soon - staying longer next time!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, 11 February 2012
Thanks Debra for taking the time to review- glad you enjoyed Tides Reach, it is a truly special spot! We look forward to welcoming you back to Driftwood soon.
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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2011

We spent two nights in the Sassafras cottage as a base for exploring the southern end of the Huon region. It is well located and easy to find but Dover isn't that big. There is a pleasant view from the room over Esperance Bay however we never understand why properties are built so that you have to look over a road to see the view. The room was basically fitted out and was not well sound proofed. For a small town there was a disproportionate number of cars that flew passed our room. It could do with a bit of an update. It was advertised as having a queen bed but it was a tiny queen. We skipped the breakfast provisions at $15 per person instead opting for bakeries in the area. Parking can be a squeeze until you realise that the space behind the unit are for two cars. In hindsight we should have opted for the spa cottage.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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FarSouthTasmania, Manager at Driftwood Cottages, responded to this review, 11 February 2012
Hi there Tassie Travellers99, thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed our beautiful Huon region. You'll be happy to know that our waterfront studios have been recently updated with brand new furnishings, new flooring...and the same stunning views over Port Esperance Bay. Hope we see you back at Driftwood one day soon!
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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2011

We stayed there with our two young children in an "Ocean View Cottage" for two nights.
It was superb. The view is fantastic, the rooms are specious and everything is maintained very well.
The kitchen is very nicely equipped and you have a beautiful look over the bay when using it ;-)
We could not ask for more.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2010

We stayed in a self-contained waterfront studio for 3 nights to explore the less well-known south-east of Tasmania. The room was comfortable & well-equipped, with great views and welcoming hosts who offered complimentary extras like gas BBQ, DVDs & laundry.

Go prepared to cook for yourself as there is not much in the way of eating out in the area. Strangely, you won't find fresh seafood but make sure you find the local German bakery! There is also an excellent & cheap Online Access Centre in town.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Driftwood Cottages
Address: Bay View Road, Dover, Tasmania 7117, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Dover
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality 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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