How wonderful could Rosie's or their hosts be! Having first looked to stay in Hobart over Easter and not able to, we found Rosie's... 20minutes at most away from Hobart cbd and the most amazing trip back in time and culture possible in 'real' Tasmanian style. Too too good, when other than magnificent scenery and a gateway to everywhere else, New Norfolk has very little else to offer...
Rosie's entirely reminds you why and how Tasmanian development and new Norfolk has been, was, might be and must again. How it was a bit ruined by development and what it still has to offer as the gateway into the rest from Hobart and into it as an out of Hobart town from the north.
Quite simply... real Tasmanian authenticity and hospitality at its most incrediblest and fullest. Also as they don't need to do!
This is a family who originated and made Rosie's and have the fullest story of new Norfolk to offer with it. It is on every wall, on every personal nook and cranny of the place... and oozes from your hosts who revel in talking to you, finding out about you and welcoming you into their lives and history and place whilst helping you onwards...
As a northern hemisphere 70s person I grew up with an Australian show called the Sullivan's, and this is what I felt like I had stepped into... But it had too too many similarities to my Mum and my now dead Great Aunties houses in Scotland too.. Just amazing and anyone wanting a real vintage time trawl or experience in time must simply get to Rosie's. Thankfully at this far flung place of the world however the real vintage trawlers might leave it alone to remain a brilliant marvellous treasure of perfection that it is... while serious minded respect her dutifully...
Rosie's is a true and authentic gem.
She offers breakfast... everything made from local produce and amazing....and in true preservation all garden grown and preserved style... with explanations behind....don't be put off... it's just the same way my 80 year old aunt made hers.. and too too good, because it is all garden grown! All of this in a Chinz dining room full of lace and silver in cabinets which grandchildren are groomed into polishing for her in holidays...and just in the same way as my aunties only wanted to know brown or white toast, tea or coffee, so do they at Rosie's.
There is an incredible sense of wonderful here. Please don't spoil it. But please spoil the people who make it with the right kind of visit and appreciation. They are gems.
- 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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