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Explorers Lodge
Ranked #4 of 12 New Norfolk B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Explorers Lodge is a beautiful 1940s built home with B&B and a self contained wing where we stayed with our two kids. The garden is gorgeous and there is a pool which we all enjoyed. Spacious, elegant main bedroom with ensuite and second room with separate corridor and its own bathroom worked very well. New Norfolk is pretty, historically interesting, well serviced and in the
beautiful Derwent Valley, and near Mt Field National Park. Faults too minor to mention.
Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

The perfect way to end our holiday. Mum and I travelled around Tasmania for a couple of weeks and spent the last 2 nights in the B&B main house of Explorers Lodge which was definitely a highlight of our trip. The warm hospitality of Liz and Nigel and the great efforts they went to for all the guests to make recommendations regarding local attractions and food options were second to none. Their BEAUTIFUL breakfasts, our immaculate and charming room (with great shower, other creature comforts like electric blankets, and vase of freshly picked roses) and pretty gardens make this the best B&B we stayed in. We will definitely be returning in the future and have already raved about this place to family and friends.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Nice homely place to stay - fantastic breakfast!! Hosts were very friendly and gave us good advice on where to eat and local places to visit. We stayed in a king room which was upstairs and overlooked the gardens - nice communal lounge, well stocked with books and lovely sunroom. Only minor negatives were a very small TV monitor, and peeling paint and cobwebs on the onsuite ceiling. All in all a very positive experience!! Best hairdryer I've ever used :)

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank rubyandcamilla
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

We stayed in the Tasman Hideaway which is self contained. The fixtures and fittings were a little tired but everything worked. It was quite cold at night but the heaters and the electric blanket worked well. The small kitchen was manageable as we cooked dinner there one night and made breakfast both days.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liztas, Owner at Explorers Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2013

We now have brand new carpets throughout the Tasman Hideaway and new ceramic bathroom tiles in the ensuite to the main bedroom. The reverse cycle airconditioner is new and works very well as does the new digital TV.
Thank you for staying with us and we hope to have a return visit!

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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Spent a single night here on the way to Strahan. Really historic area, feels like it's a million miles from Hobart. The lodge is set in spacious grounds next to river parkland, great views from the upstairs windows. The beds were very comfy and the rooms were tastefully furnished. The owners were very helpful with recommendations about attractions and dinner etc. The breakfast was great, I'll definitely be going back there!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

My daughter and I visited Explorer's Lodge in April and we were warmly welcomed by Liz and Nigel. The accommodation was quaint and spotlessly clean and we had everything we needed. The breakfast was plentiful, hot and delicious and cooked to order. All in all a relaxing, homely and comfortable stay in a convenient location to explore Richmond and Mt Field National Park.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank creaturefeatures
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We spent only one night here on our tour of Tasmania, and only regret we didn't stay longer. New Norfolk is a very historical and interesting place to visit, but also a good base to see other parts of Tasmania.The Explorer's Lodge was tucked away in a very beautiful part of town, not far from the river. Our accommodation was spotlessly clean and roomy. We had the B &B option upstairs, however, there was a self catering option and a room for handicapped people downstairs. We had a very satisfying continental breakfast the next morning.
I left a some clothing behind, and the owner kindly sent it back to me in Sydney at her own expense. We will definitely be returning. I'll try not to leave anything behind next time.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 105 Derwent Tce, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > New Norfolk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in New Norfolk
Price Range: £75 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Explorers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explorers Lodge is a charming New England style house set in lovely gardens in a quiet area of New Norfolk only 30 minutes from Hobart. The lodge offers a comfortable and affordable self catering apartment with a separate entrance, as well as four traditional Bed and Breakfast rooms in the main house. The self catering apartment has a king bed and a single bed in one ensuite bedroom and twin beds with a dedicated bathroom in the second bedroom. A sitting area with digital TV/DVD and an attached kitchenette, together with a small verandah (and a BBQ)which overlooks the garden and surrounding hills, make this the perfect place to relax after a day’s touring. The apartment is ideal for two people (one bedroom option) or for four people (two bedroom two bathroom option.) A welcoming breakfast basket with homemade bread is provided for the first morning.The bed and breakfast section has four ensuite rooms each with its own digital TV, with a choice of twin/king or queen beds. Tariff includes continental breakfast which is served in the baywindowed breakfast room or in the lovely sunroom. There is a large welcoming television lounge for guests. ... more   less 
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