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Forth, Tasmania
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Just returned from two nights of indulgence and relaxation at Woodbridge. Our hosts John and Laurelle and their fantastic staff Christina and Francesco together with Sharon made us feel welcome and immediately at home in this beautifully restored boutique hotel. Francesco's amazing food was faultless culminating in a delicious 9 course degustation dinner to farewell 2012. We will return to...

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john g, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Paula 7310 We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Woodbridge and that we will have the opportunity to welcome you again, in the not too distant future. It will be our pleasure indeed. Regards Laurelle

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2012

We had the most memorable stay at Woodbridge. The staff, Christina & Francesco were a delight and made us feel very welcome. The restoration of the property by John & Laurelle is fantastic. This property has earns its right to be included in the Small Luxury Hotels of the world guide. The food was exquisite and the service superb. A...

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jgrimley, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Ross F How wonderful to open the computer in the morning to a fabulous review such as yours! Thank you! Our staff, those that you got to meet as well as those that scurry around behind the scenes, will be delighted by your comments, as are we. However, what is most important is that you have had a wonderful...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2012

We stayed using a living social voucher. The customer service here was amazing! Very attentive. The food was to die for, would highly recommend the quail, lamb and trout but not so much the risotto or wallaby (both still nice though). For dessert the creme brûlée was amazing! The room had a beautiful view over the river and mountains. We...

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jgrimley, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear nessa13_11 We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful part of the world - we do hope that you got to watch our platypus which has been very active both at breakfast and dinner time! Thank you for commending our 'fantastic' service. Our staff certainly do put in every effort to ensure guest comfort, but there...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We spent just one night at this place but we will definitely return for more. The staff and owners are all extremely nice and our room was great. We chose to have dinner and breakfast there and that was the right thing to do. Staying there for a longer time would make dinner every night a bit too expensive though....

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johnTasmania, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Andrew_Hairy_Nerd Thank you for your great review - we are delighted that you had a 'tremendous escape'. My apologies for the lack of Internet in the private rooms. Wifi can't get through the 400mm thick walls, and we are having reoccurring problems with our router, which we hope will soon be rectified. We appreciate that dining on successive nights...

Sydney
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Four of us (2 couples) booked for a Saturday & Sunday night in Early November 2012. The booking was made to include dinner and breakfast for all of us on both days. In order to book, one must first select a package, Silver, Platinum etc. As it turns out, this make no difference whatsoever to the room booked it just...

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jgrimley, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear RobFandPammyB Thank you for your words of appreciation for our staff - all of our staff, both front of house and those behind the scenes work tirelessly to ensure a wonderful stay for our guests. Thank you also for your perfect or near-perfect ratings that you assigned to all categories. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 June 2012

We wanted a place to stay in April during Tasmania's rather brisk Autumn and from the moment we drove in the gates, it was perfect. The changing of the leaves and chilly air provided the perfect backdrop to this stunning Manor House. We arrived late in the evening so organized a small supper on arrival and nothing was too much...

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Dear TravelBuggedRC Well yes, we also think Woodbridge is just about perfect, but , to be honest, we are a little biased! So we do cross check and reassess, and we constantly strive to improve. Thank you for your comments and thank you for taking the time to write your first review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time...

Encino, California, United States
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Just back from a wonderful stay at the only "Small Luxury Hotel" on Tasmania. When we first arrived at the hotel it was not quite what we expected being located not far from a bridge road over the lovely Derwent River and in a mixed Commercial/Residential area, but our expectations were boosted upon meeting owners John and Laurelle Grimley. They...

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jgrimley, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Andrew M John and I are chuckling about being a "lovably eccentric uncle and aunt"! - but what a compliment! Our travel experience has been that what makes any stay truly memorable is 'the feel of the place' as welcoming and personally caring, and that has been our vision for Woodbridge. Our staff genuinely enjoy our guests and as...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2012

'Woodbridge' was a wounderful haven to relax and refresh our minds and bodies. The tastefully renovated building, lovingly bringing history into the present.. It made us feel comfortable and special. We stayed for 6 days and explored 'Tassy' using ' Woodbridge' as home. At night we sat by open fires and enjoyed complementary port, snuggling in the reading room. There...

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johnTasmania, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear LDandMA I think Woodbridge is at its best when guests settle in and use her as a 'home away from home'! I am glad this worked so well for you. We do hope that we will have the pleasure of your company again in the not too distant future ... And it does save you the hassle of 3...

Reviewed 21 May 2012 via mobile

My partner brought me here for my birthday as a surprise. With no pre-conceived ideas about what to expect I was blown away by this property. What a unique, welcoming wonderful hotel. Reading the restoration albums on display in the living areas showed what an almighty task the owners took on to bring this property to its former glory -...

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johnTasmania, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Travellingforpleasure We are delighted that you so enjoyed your time at Woodbridge, and we thank your partner for entrusting your birthday celebration to Woodbridge. I agree that 'cuddling in front of a fire' is hard to beat, but we look forward to welcoming you back in the summer and sharing the summer pleasures of cherries galore, and kayaking on...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Woodbridge is an excellent restoration of an imposing Georgian mansion -- a melding of a sense of place, the hosts' hospitable spirit and love and knowledge of history. We drove to villages with Georgian buildings, returning for delicious dinners -- the hosts even asked ahead of time what sort of food we like and each night served delicious local produce...

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johnTasmania, Owner at Woodbridge on the Derwent, responded to this review

Dear Alice M It is gratifying when guests who have truly experienced the finest that life has to offer, speak so highly of Woodbridge. Thank you. I am so pleased that you again enjoyed your sojourn at Woodbridge and we look forward to welcoming you in 2013. Regards Laurelle

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Woodbridge on the Derwent is a spectacular Heritage listed Small Luxury Hotel, on the banks of the Derwent River. Woodbridge has only nine luxury suites and rooms, and a maximum of 18 guests. Amenities include the Reading Boom, the Ballroom, riverfront Pavilion, sauna, hot-tub, complimentary bicycles and kayaks.The valley and the river provide walks, cycling, kayaking,fly fishing, wineries, cooking schools. Woodbridge offers personalised service, wonderful food and wine, and rich and luxurious rest and relaxation in one of Australia's oldest Grand Homes. Woodbridge is the only Five Star hotel in Tasmania ... more   less 

Additional Information about Woodbridge on the Derwent

Address: 6 Bridge Street | New Norfolk, Hobart, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > New Norfolk
Price Range: RM1,493 - RM2,171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Woodbridge on the Derwent 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“The 3 bridges suite is the furthest from the road and offers the quietest experience”
 of 5 bubbles MissTassie, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles 906rowanr, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
“This hotel has only eight rooms, all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles evastinag, 23 Dec 2014 | Read review
“We looked through all the rooms before we stayed and would honestly have been happy with any of them! Sorry if that's unhelpful.”
 of 5 bubbles tomwootton, 12 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the river ... The suite nearest the restaurant is great and has minimal stairs”
 of 5 bubbles CliffG659, 4 Jan 2013 | Read review
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