All the rooms were exquisitely furnished. Rosie and Colin are very hospitable and friendly hosts. Rosie's Inn is much larger than I had imagined but the beautifully kept garden was not as large as I had visualised. Our spacious suite was immaculate and simply perfect. Complimentary port is supplied which was most acceptable.
After relaxing for some time in our rooms we walked into New Norfolk. It is not a particularly attractive town, but it does have two bakeries, and after some searching we found the lovely Cake Lady Café at 3 Fowler Court. We arrived a little after the advertized closing time but that is apparently fairly elastic and Stephanie Wood was quite happy to serve us; she makes all the food herself and it all looked so delicious that it was quite hard to make a decision, particularly as regards her gorgeous looking cakes.
Colin was very informative, particularly about the Gordon River cruises. Apparently a large part of Tasmania is owned by a wealthy family who live in Melbourne; they own anything with the name “Pure Tasmania” which included one of the Gordon river boat cruises. We decided to book instead the World Heritage Cruise in Strahan, the red boat, which has been family owned over many generations and is the original cruise company.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This delightful Bed and Breakfast Private Hotel offers you a home away from home. Elegance, comfort, attentive hosts, complimentary breakfast and all the modern facilities one associates with quality accommodation can be found at Rosie's. Situated in a quiet residential cul-de-sac close to the River Derwent and surrounded by fragrant trees, shrubs and roses makes Rosie's an ideal relaxing location to visit the south eastern part of Tasmania. Just 30 minutes from the harbour city of Hobart or the wilderness of Mt. Field National Park, historic New Norfolk with is beautiful semi-rural aspect, provides ATM's, restaurants, antique shops, supermarkets, petrol and many other services which a town with a population of 6000+ has. Don't just spend a night! Give yourself time to savour the atmosphere and attention to detail that Rosie's is so famous for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rosie's Inn New Norfolk, Tasmania