Bed & Breakfast Tasmania

Hawthorn Lodge Reviews

trip advisort 2019

We believe the excellent Hawthorn Lodge reviews written by our many guests capture the experience we offer at Hawthorn Lodge and reassure you that Hawthorn Lodge is a perfect place to stay as you tour Tasmania.

Excellent five star reviews can also be seen on Trip Advisor, Google and Facebook. On AirBnB we are a superhost and with classified as “superb”.

We hold a certificate of excellence for trip advisor for both 2018 and 2019.

We are very well reviewed in the Australian Press and very pleased to be featured in the London Times in April 2018 in an article written by Mathew Parris. We quote a part:

 “a delightful guesthouse where Marie and David Hearle plied us with cream teas and samples of finest homemade tomato soup. Over sparkling wine on a veranda whose ironwork was garlanded with flowering creepers, I reflected that if the image of Australia that we Europeans have is missing anything, it’s what Tassie can offer: a certain softness, a grace and charm.”

The words guests have written confirm our intention to offer friendly excellent value country hospitality. We strive to be the best Tasmania Bed and Breakfast.

We are very pleased that guests have visited us from 63 countries and from all over Australia and all very much enjoyed their time with us at Hawthorn Lodge. 

Hawthorn Lodge Reviews written by guests

All are copied as they appear in our visitors book and able for inspection when you stay with us.

Hawthorn Lodge



This is such a beautiful and special place. I would go out of my way to come back again any day of the week. Happy New Year. Sam & Jeremiah (Canada/Australia), 3 January 2019

Thank you for a fabulous stay. The best post Sydney to Hobart race relaxation. Francesca & Laven (Sydney), 2 January 2019

Thank you so much for a lovely stay. So comfortable and friendly. We loved picking raspberries! Lake & Brgitle (Sydney), 2 January 2019

Thank you for  a lovely stay! We really felt you went above and beyond to look after us and share your home. Loved the garden, the horse, the food. I will be back. Lawn (Cankora), 30 December 2018

We all loved the stay here. Raspberries picking, homemade bread, jams, breakfast & the imaging belated Christmas dinner we missed while on the Overland. Will definitely be back again for more. Alex Tim, Cassie, Jake, Sarah, 29 December 2018

Thank you for being great. Mark & Cloud, ACT, 27 December 2018

So welcoming – Loved it. Will b back. Amy, Katie & Kate (Gold Coast), 21 December 2018

David & Marie coring have felt like coring more and the hostility, care and kindness you showed us as you shard your work was incredible. Thanking you for taking so much hassle out of our Overland Track experience and providing us with such comfortable beds, delicious meal and wonderful stories. Much love coherent guile. Courtree Leigh (Sydney), 20 December 2018

Beautiful place to stay! Thanks for having us. Keme & Rob (Sydney), 23 November 2018

A perfect place to spend the right before the start of our wild Podder adventure. Lovely. Olly & others, 30 November 2018

Really friendly service and great location. Thanks, Ieva & Teny (Adelaide), 25 November 2018

We had a great stay here. Thanks for all your hospitality, good food, comfortable room and good company. Jean & Geoff Jhiton, March 2018

The most comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Such an interesting history as well for my 75th Birthday, it was perfect. David & Fiona Longmire, Tamworth, 9 October 2018

Perfect relaxing place for a great night sleep! Loved the stay. Sam & Michelle, Hawthorn, NSW, 10 October, 2018

We so enjoy our stay. Very comfortable and for us a great place to start our Tasmanian trip. Thank you Marie for the food & help with places to visit a beautiful house. Any & Tom Dakford, NSW, 24 October 2018

Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. We will remember this as one of the highlights of our Australia tour. Your hospitality is generous and thoughtful, plus a comfortable bed. Raudeu and Elizabeth Moll, UK, 25 October 2018

Thank you so much – lots of history in this lovely house. Very comfortable and lovely to sit in front of the fire. Ann & Maya, Brisbane, 25 October 2018

Thank you Marie & David for making us so welcome in your beautiful house. Also for the transport & trips for the Overland Track. Would recommend your place to anyone who wants an authentic. Lovely dinner & breakfast. Jenney, Ross, Brisbane, 15 November 2018

Thanks for a lovely night. Such a comfort bed, such gorgeous surroundings. What a fantastic place to spend the last day of my 30s. Cringer & Brionten, 12 March 2018

Thanks for a great stay. Slept like a baby thoroughly enjoyed breakfasts and chats. Philip from PA/USA, 13 March 2018

Thank you such a great service. Helping us getting to & from Overland Track. A very comfortable stay & great good. Jacque, Hannah, Sizarro, 17 March 2018

What an amazing little gem. History is great to read. Very comfortable bed. Amazing hosting nothing too hard. We will be telling anymore coming this way about Howthorn Lodge. Thank you. Nelide & Grabe, Walcha, NSW, 19 March 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay – very warm hospitality & comfortable really enjoyed waling on your garden as well. Rea Wells, Sunshine Coast, 20 March 2018

Wonderful and comfy stay in between exploring Hobart and Maydena Bike Park. Thank you for your hospitality David and Marie – the yummy breakfast and warm room with a nice little view. Devek and Leanne, Perth, West Australia, 6 March 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your little piece of paradise. We had a lovely time. P. S. You need to start selling that special….  Caual & Robert, Canberra, 9 March 2018

I never stayed at a B&B before but other remains at this place were escalated so I decided to stay here. I had the best sleep the haven and guides are so beautiful & the fresh fruits & vegetables are a bonus. Susan, Sydney, 5 February 2018

Warm and gorgeous hospitality. Lovely home and garden. Good food and very comfortable room. Thanks guys – a remarkable sojourn in Tasmania. Ardy and Chris, 26 March 2018

Comfortable and friendly place for a weary traveler! Hard the ambience of the place especially all the tea cups and pots. Will definitely be back to sample an afternoon tea have your house and garden with its bounty of produce. Thank you for your hospitality. Rosy & High Wilkinsan, Adelaide, SA, 1 March 2018

Your first B.B every, how marvelous. It has turned out to be! The setting is old grand, ducks, geese etc. all add to the atmosphere. We were looked after extremely well, nothing needed. Thank you for your kind hospitality. Mariance & Horst, Melbourne, 2 March 2018

What a great night and morning sleeps we had here in those beautiful surroundings. Wish we could package us the whole experience and take at with us on the rest of our travels. Thanks for everything.  Mike & Carol Gleeson, March 3 2018

What a great place to stay. Hawthorn Lodge our room worth “10” and David our host such a great and friendly person. Would recommend a stay here to relax and unwind. Thank you David. Best wishes. Shirley & Paue, 2 February 2018

A great place to stay. Excellent host, good company, quite location.  Daniel, Anne, Brisbane, 12 February 2018

This was the mot lovely stay we had in Hawthorn Lodge a nice place and hospitality. Thank you so much for this special relaxing days. Chorlolle & Louise, 12 February 2018

The perfect place to stay, infact so perfect we have been here twice and will keep convey back. Thank you Marie & David for providing a true little haven full of warm in and have yummy meals, peaceful gardens and amazing wildlife. We will be back next year. David & Nala, 12 February 2018

A last minute decision to come here but so glad we did. A wonderful house with lovely hospitality. Will recommend to anyone I know coming to Hobart, 24 February

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality – we have at Hawthorn House. Absolutely beautiful – a real haven. Your animals are beautiful. Love the garden. Loss Fenry, Townsville HQ, 18 January 2018

Back again, a just as beautiful  as ever I needed somewhere to refuge, have this would be the right place. Thanks again for your hospitality. Lorsa, 19 January 2018

What a wonderful place is Hawthorn Lodge! We loved the chooks and ducks. The Mangolia tree in garden is of course the scores with jam & cream!! The Sausage Rolls were pretty good too! Blue Sky, warm air a swimming in the river & lazily reading in the garden. Cheers Mark Cate & Margaret, 26 January 2018

Hawthorn Lodge was the perfect beginning and end of our Overland Track experience! Thank you Marie and David for your wonderful hospitality – for driving us to end from the track and airport; for the wonderful, yummy meals and for sharing your beautiful house and garden with us. All of the best. Paul, Debbie, Mathew and Jashua, 27 January 2018

Beautiful place to stay. Very lovely hospitality. Thank you David for supplying everything we needed for us to recover. Joelee, 30 January 2018

Thanks for the amazing hospitality. You have a great and welcoming home and we loved our stay. You are wonderful people and you make absolutely amazing food. All the best to you. Astrid and Mare, 8 January 2018

Just by chance we stopped for the wonderful afternoon tea we had on your verandah. And we were very pleased to return to your lovely house after our walk in the MT Field. Thank you very much for your hospitality. You have a beautiful place here !!!. Simoune & Urban, 9 January 2018

This trip has been made so enjoyable and noise free due to the wonderful efforts of Marie & David. Lovely hospitality, beautify room & delicious food. Fantastic – Thank you so much. Jarine & Jarine Clarke, 12 Jan 2018

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. You made our incredible adventure  so much easier and comfortable! The Perskey Samily, 14 January 2018

This has been a highlight my trip, I have loved everything about it. Many thanks. Lorna, 17 January 2018

It was a lovely stay in this heritage listed per party. Most comfortably. Thank you David & Marie for your gorgeous hospitality so far making our stay extremely comfortable! Jauian & MM Hao, 28 December 2017

Thanks David & Marie for your lovely hospitality and home made Jam. Jeremy, Ruri, 28 December 2017

Thank you for your kind and welcoming hospitality and many travel suggestions. You have a lovely home and gardens, we enjoyed our stay. Cheers – Susan, Brain, Matt and Brenden, 29 December 2017

Thank you for such great hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay and greatly appreciate the effort you both put in to make our holiday so special. David & Marie, we with you all the best for the new year. Kindest regards. David & Sally, 30 December 2017

Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. You both have done such a fantastic job. The world need more people like you both. Thanks again. Tracey & Lee, 30 December 2017

“Thank you for a wonderful stay, good food, bed, bedding, fires, house, in fact everything.” Sandy and Bruce, Australia December 2017

“Thank you for staying in your beautiful house, and for the excellent breakfast you made for me.” Maryle, Netherlands, December 2017

“Thank you so much for your generous hospitality! Your house is beautiful and very welcoming. We hope to be back next time.” Tiana and Stefen, December 2017

“Thank you for this nice welcoming your house us beautiful, this place so peaceful. I felt like home. I had the best sleep of all my travel of 7 months here in this amazing Princess bed. And 10/10 for the breakfast.” Julie, France December 2017

“David and Marie you instantly made me feel at home as soon as I walked in through your doors. Everything about the stay was absolutely perfect! Hope to see you again in the near future” Amastasia, Argentina, December 2017

“We have been spoilt rotten by David and Marie. Their Overland Transfer package made our walking experience easy and enjoyable, and the thought of returning have after a walk on the track was very appealing. The home grown and cooked meals were delicious and very welcoming. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience they are only too happy to share, making them wonderful hosts. Thank you very much for your hospitality. Not only will we recommend Hawthorn Lodge to others, but we will most certainly return ourselves.”  Brad, Alicia and Aamielle, April 12, 2017

“Thank you so much for this lovely stay. We felt right at home, everyone is really welcoming and the entire house is very comfy and cozy. We will definitely recommend it! We don’t really want to leave.” Berbare & Malin, April 10, 2017

“We have been spoilt rather our wonderful hosts Marie and David. We were so comfortable in an beautiful heritage bedroom, comply bed and sitting by the open fire was a hues away from home. Will be back as soon as possible!” April 9, 2017

“Thank you Marie  for a wonderful easy stay. You have a lovely cottage here and we will surely tell our friends about it”. Keith & Gay, Queensland, March 20, 2017

“Thank you for your hospitality and lovely comfortable bed. Wish we would have stayed longer-may be next time”. Ray & Vera, Glass House Mountains, Queensland, March 3, 2017

“Thank you for looking after us so well. A lovely night in peaceful farmhouse surroundings. Will recommend!”  Ross Wright, The Jetty House, South Port, February 2017

“Thank you for a lovely stay in this beautiful spot. Wonderful hospitality.” Click Jan Grifftng, Cambridge, UK, February 2017

“We had a very nice pleasant stay for two nights in the downstairs room. It was very comfortable. The meals were delicious and the hospitality was great. We will definitely recommend.” Naillo & Leorine, Masusllumbak, February 2017

“Thanks David and Marie for the most wonderful hospitality, food and comply bed, and for getting us to our hiking destination.” We will be back very soon. All without a hitch. Carein & Gareom Kerr, NSW, February 2017

“Had the best nights sleep, lovely breakfast and beautiful tea. Wish we were staying longer! Thank you for your hospitality.” Katherine & James Alexender, 24 February 2017

“Had a great stay clean, quiet, relaxed & friendly. Would recommend. Thanks for the lovely stay”. Any Legges, 24 February 2017

“Many thanks for your hospitality and advice about local place to see and eat. We enjoyed the place at night, the warm, comfortable bed and the lovely evening meal.”  Jim & Ken, 20 February 2017

“Thanks for the great stay Marie & David. I had a great night & sleep for a clean & very comfortable bed & lovely room. If I am ever back here I will definitely stay.” Tim Brown, 14 February 2017

“Thank you Marie & David for your wonderful hospitality, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, bed very comfortable, food yummy.” Jenny & Jeff Bowman, Ruth Den Cleve, 14 February 2017

“Serene,  relaxed, refreshing stay. Thank you  for sharing your home garden and produce. Just delightful.” 14 February 2017

“What a rare find! Fantastic hosts, great location with the most amazing house. We really loved it, and we will be back.” Sue & Ian, Newport, Sydney, February 2017

“Thank you Marie & David for the lovely stay! We definitely enjoyed it, even though it was only for a short two nights! Loved our room and the bed is so comfy I wouldn’t have moved if we didn’t need to catch our flight! Tama and Gourav, Wollongong & Melbourne, February 2017

“Thank you David and Merie! WE had a wonderful stay in your hotel. We will promote Hawthron Lodge”. Merry, Oegstgeest, Holland, February 2017

“Thank you for a lovely stay, comfy bed, beautiful house, great hospitality.” Gail & Reinhant Font, February

“A fine garden with  a find magnolia tree, and a wonderful accommodation. We were very comfortable after our days of walking.” Ray, Debouch & Eli Major, U.S.

“David you saved our bacon and gave us a wonderful dinner, evening and stay. Your hospitality – sensational. Thank you and we wish you and your wife every success at Hawthorn Lodge.” Pam January 2017.

“Thank you, Marie and David, for sharing the bounty of corner of the world with us. A true lovely stay and wonderful conversation. We hope our paths cross again. Our vest best.” Scott Fitzgerald, Drug Adanms, Seattle, WA, USA, 27 January, 2017

“Our first ever B&B experience! We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house with welcoming hosts. Our favorite host was the delicious homemade bread!” Emily & Josh, 25 January, 2017

“Thank you for a wonderful stay, beautiful surroundings, lovely accommodation, a friendly hosts will come a stay again.” Robert & Jenifars, 21 January 2017

“Thanks David and Marie everything place and advice.” Thi & Son, Brisbane, 18 January 2017

“Thank you so much Marie and David. We have had a beautiful time. Your hospitality is so very welcoming. Your food was delicious. We will be telling all our family and friends. Happy 2017.” Paul Tibbies and Cassandrce Marrison, NSW, 3 January 2017

“Thank you Marie and David for your hospitality. Hawthorn house is nice and we wish we were staying longer. The fresh produce is wonderful as the event meal. We loved the garden.” 31 December 2016

“It was lovely to stay in such a wonderful Georgian house with such beautiful gardens and very friendly chickens! The evening meals made from local produce were excellent and very priced. Hawthorn Lodge and Bushy park are like a tiny slice of Southern England. We will certainly we recommending Hawthorn Lodge to all our mainland friends.” Mike and Howard November 2016

“Just the place for a sea change for what the doctor ordered. Lovely to relax  and meet people who cab plan the needs of others. Thank you for your hospitality” Ken and Denise, November 2016

“Thanks that I could stay for 2 nights at this great place. I felt like home. And thanks also for the great dinner. I really appreciated it. David you are great cook and your homemade bread is wonderful. I hope to come back one day to this lovely place” Sabine, November 2016

” Thanks Marie and David for hosting me for a night of beautiful and comfortable stay here. Lovely and tasty dinner is the best I had in Tasmania so far. Good luck to the both of you and stay happy always” November 2016

” A really lovely colonial cottage and relaxing stay with all the home comforts and wonderful food, thank you so much” Susan and Jack, October 2016

“A wonderful old colonial experience accompanied by beautiful, natural, home cooked food makes Hawthorn Lodge a perfect place for a relaxing and peaceful stay – getaway, Many thanks” Jos October 2016

” A highly enjoyable stay in this unique property. We had a lovely tea and all you could want for breakfast. Thanks Marie” Heather, Mike and Gordon, October 2016

“It was lovely sleeping under a thick quilt, evening by the fire and David’s bread was the best way to start our two mornings”. Sam and Danee. May 2016

“What a haven – a real opportunity to savour a home baked dinner with garden fresh veges. Love the produce too. The historical links are also a treasure – thank you both Marie and David! We loved it all” Sue and Greg. May 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful stay. The room was lovely, dinner was very tasty & so was the bread. The perfect hosts welcoming and helpful” Bernard and Paul. May 2016

“Thank you so much David! We had a such a wonderful stay at Hawthorn Lodge! A lovely home with so many tips and info, it made the trip even more memorable. Wish we could stay longer. I hope to see you next time.” Lauren and Rod April 2016

“Thanks for being such a lovely host. A mine of information and advice, all worth following and much appreciated. Thanks” Ulla, April 2016

“What a delight is Hawthorn Cottage! Our room upstairs was lovely with a bed that ensured a delicious sleep. We loved the gardens and feeding apples to the sweet chestnut horse next door. The walk around Lake St Clair seeing the platypus at play was a highlight. Thank you David for being the perfect host and for the delicious curry after a cold day. The gardens, the berries, the little secret parts of the grounds and the bird life all added to our pleasure. We hope to return in other seasons.” Thanks David, April 2016 

” We have just loved our 4 nights down here – a special place with very special hosts. Marie and Dave are the perfect hosts and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed this lovely corner of Tassie. Many thanks and we’ll see you again” John and Jude, April 2016

“Thank you very much for the lovely stay! Great house and garden! Constance and Pascal “April 2016

“It is wonderful to stay at Hawthorn Lodge. The host is very kind and helpful. All the things here are very natural. I love it very much, and took many photos. Thanks Kris, April 2016

“Thank you very much for the lovely stay in your beautiful house! It was a welcome surprise for us on such a short notice. The breakfast was great, the best we had in the last 9 months of travelling with real bread and the fresh apple juice. Thank you!” Frank & Florence, Holland, February 2016

“We had a wonderful stay here and after camping for 2 weeks this was the perfect place to relax and recharge. Loved the beautiful gardens, delicious blackberries and comfy beds. Thank you Marie and David for being such welcoming hosts!” Annika and Griffin USA

” Thank you Marie and David for your excellent food (yum), nice comfy bed and pillow and most of all wandering in your beautiful garde. We enjoyed looking into our history and the fantastic walks.” Maree, March 2016 

“Thank you Marie and David for the warm welcome and hospitality in your home. Lovely comfy bed and great food meant a beautidul peaceful sleep. Best wishes for your future success.” Dawn and Dave March 2016

” We had a wonderful six days stay in a fabulous setting! Marie and David thank you for a being such welcoming hosts! We are really looking forward to coming back in the very near future! So many fabulous memories to take away with us, including David’s tasty homemade bread, the tastiest raspberries every seen, the warm inviting log fire to come home to and the conversations with you both! Thank you!” Simon & Angela, Australia, December 2015

“Thank you both for a wonderful stay. We love the place with the beautiful garden and home made bread. It was a pleasure to meet you both.” Job & Willemyn, Netherlands, December 2015

“Lovely Place, very friendly, Minto sucesso!” Michelle, Brazil, December 2015

“I love the place, very nice and I feel like with the family” Vimion, Israel, December 2015

“Great place to stay. We were very much welcomed and our room was clean and quiet and well-appointed. Marie and David were great hosts. The house is set in pleasant gardens and we got to help feed the chickens later. The area is pretty, and close by are some historic oast houses used for drying hops. We talk a short walk from the house to see them. We were able to take advantage of a meal offered that evening, and downed some good roast turkey and vegetables in the company of the hosts and other guests. This continued until bed time, with much chat and fun.”

Michael January 2016

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