Woodbridge on the Derwent is small and personal, with only nine luxuriously equipped rooms and suites. The Heritage-listed hotel building was built in 1825, on the banks of the beautiful Derwent River. An Australian award-winning renovation transformed the mansion into a boutique hotel, and it was selected as Tasmania's first member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The style is an elegant blend of historic authenticity and modern comfort and amenity. The rooms and suites are comprehensively equipped, as you would expect of a small luxury hotel. All have river views, all but one have open wood fireplaces, and all are spacious, quiet and comfortable.
The Ballroom and the Reading Room are perfect for fireside relaxation, and books, magazines, games and a pianola provide distraction. For the more active, our complimentary bicycles and kayaks, mini-gym, sauna and hot-tub are on hand. The riverside parks offer delightful walks, and the local antique galleries and shops are a few minutes away.
We can readily arrange activities further afield - fly fishing, wilderness treks, wine tours, whisky tasting, cooking schools, wildlife sanctuaries, golfing, are all available. many of these experiences are exclusive to our hotel, and privately guided.
Woodbridge is centrally located in Southern Tasmania. It makes a perfect base for enjoying the rich array of experiences available by half and full day drives - national parks, wilderness areas, the MONA Art Gallery, Salemanca markets, Bruny Island, Port Arthur, Richmond and the Coal River Valley, the Hobart waterfront. On your return to Woodbridge, a warm fire and glass of wine await...
Luxury Hotel Accommodation
Luxury Suites and Rooms at Woodbridge on the Derwent
Each suite and room is luxuriously equipped but unique in configuration and character. All rooms and suites have river views. While every effort is made to supply the room of first choice Woodbridge reserves the right to provide an equivalent room or an upgrade.
In-house dining is available. Three course dinner is $95 pp or take advantage of our dinner, bed and breakfast packages, below, at the time of booking. Woodbridge on the Derwent is a licensed venue with a regional wine list including the best of Tasmania, and locally brewed and sourced boutique beers for your enjoyment.
Spa Suites at Woodbridge on the Derwent
The Three Bridges (Sunroom, sitting room, bedroom + spa ensuite, queen bed, private exit, two open fireplaces) overlooks the site of the three bridges built one beside the other, the first in 1834. The remains of these three bridges can be seen from the river foreshore at the end of Bridge Street. It is from this 'wood bridge' that the 1825-built residence obtained its name. The sunroom opens directly onto the garden.
The Alloway Banks (Sitting room, bed room, spa ensuite, king bed, private exit, open fireplace),commemorates the collection of beautiful outbuildings, cottages and barns, known collectively as Alloway Banks, which were part of the original property which were demolished in 1972 when the new bridge was constructed. This suite is on the lower floor with its intrigue of lower ceilings and stone corridors, and opens directly onto the garden.
Luxury Rooms at Woodbridge on the Derwent
Upstairs Rooms:- These have high ceilings and internal access
- The Sarah Schaw (Tower room + ensuite with bath, queen bed, open fireplace), formerly the nursery, acknowledges the outstanding (and numerous!) contributions of this woman to the story of Woodbridge!
- The Academy (Split level room + ensuite with bath, queen bed, open fireplace) celebrates Woodbridge's time as an educational establishment.
- The Sharland (Room + ensuite with bath, queen bed, open fireplace) named for the third owner of Woodbridge.
- The Captain Roadknight (Easy Access Room + disability friendly ensuite with shower , queen bed, open fireplace) named for the original owner of Woodbridge.
Downstairs Rooms:- These rooms have the intrigue of lower ceilings and stonewalled corridors, and open directly onto the garden.
- The Arches (Room + ensuite with shower, king bed or twin share, private exit, arched alcoves), is named after its unusual and distinctive architectural feature.
- The Lindley (Room + ensuite with bath, queen bed, private exit, open fireplace) named for the second owner of Woodbridge.
Dining at Woodbridge on the Derwent As with everything else at Woodbridge , dining is an experience,in our Pavilion overhanging the river! Pre-dinner drinks start at 6.00pm and you will not want to miss one second of sundown over the Derwent.
Our preference is for slowed cooked food that's full of flavour.
Our staff are happy to advise you on your selection from our premium Derwent Valley beverages list. Woodbridge is proud to hold some of the last remaining bottles of the Stefano Lubiana 2005 Sasso and also their 1995 'Prestige' Vintage, which has taken 'champagne' back to the French! And we have purchased the first edition of the Nant Double Malt, to end the night on a mellow note.
From our 'breakfasts worth waking for' to our wonderful picnic hampers, through to our fabulous dinners, you will discover why the Derwent Valley is renowned for it's produce.
Just 45 min from Hobart International Airport and 25 min from the city of Hobart, Woodbridge on the Derwent lies in the heart of the historic Derwent Valley.
Discover the Derwent Valley and it's wonderland of variety. Immerse yourself in our convict history, lose yourself on our many wilderness walks, be enchanted by our wildlife or simply indulge in our fine food and award winning wines. Tasmania's Derwent Valley is the perfect base for your Tasmanian holiday.
Take a wilderness walk , visit a tassie devil, experience the majestic Derwent River close up, explore the many antique and curio shops or simply relax, unwind and soak up everything this award winning luxury hotel has to offer.
The Valley is a wonderful base for experiencing all of Southern Tasmania. Hobart and it's historic waterfront, the Huon Valley, Richmond & The Coal Valley & Port Arthur are all day trips from your Derwent Valley base. Strahan and Cradle Mountain are only a few hours away.
Whether you want to relax, de-stress and escape for a while or enjoy an action filled adventure holiday Woodbridge on the Derwent, Luxury Accommodation in Tasmania has everything you could desire....and more.