Old Colony Inn enjoys a location in New Norfolk, 15 miles from Museum of Old and New Art - MONA and 17 miles from Derwent Entertainment Centre. 21 miles from Theatre Royal and 23 miles from Hobart Convention and Entertainment Centre, the property offers a garden and a terrace. The bed and breakfast features garden views and a picnic area. All units are equipped with a patio, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, DVD player, a well-equipped kitchenette, and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. A microwave, a fridge, and kitchenware are also available, as well as a kettle. At the bed and breakfast, every unit is fitted with bed linen and towels. Government House is 20 miles from the bed and breakfast, while Federation Concert Hall is 21 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Hobart Airport, 30 miles from Old Colony Inn.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)


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Number of guests
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Jane
    Australia Australia
    Delicious ‘home cooked’ breakfast … best scrambled eggs I’ve had in years! Attentive host. Beautiful historic building filled with fabulous artwork. Close to recently renovated hotel with a great menu for dinner.
  • Clare
    Australia Australia
    Loved the history of the building , the lovely town of New Norfolk and expecially loved Penelope’s breakfasts and personal attention to detail
  • C
    Australia Australia
    Breakfast was excellent and the location was perfect.

Hosted by Penelope Ann

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Penelope Ann
The Old Colony Inn is a heritage property dating from the 1830's. Mainly built of stone and brick, it is believed that it was originally a hops store servicing the rural community of early of New Norfolk.
Originally an art teacher, Penelope has run restaurants in Victoria and Tasmania before venturing into the Bed and Breakfast business. She combines her love of art and design with her love of good food and coffee. Penelope was previously owner/manager of both Edinborough Gallery B&B and Cleburne Homestead B&B in Hobart.
The Old Colony Inn is just two streets from exquisite walks beside the Derwent River and two streets form the centre of historic New Norfolk town centre. Famed for its heritage buildings, antique shops and beautiful landscapes, New Norfolk also offers a variety of great places to eat including the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, the Black Swan coffee shop, Patchwork Cafe, The Cake Lady cafe and the Quilted Teapot cafe with its hearty open fire.
Languages spoken: English,French

Area info

Amenities of Old Colony Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Cleaning products
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
No internet access available.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

House rules

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From 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM



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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 5 are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 5 and up are allowed)

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash Old Colony Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Old Colony Inn

  • Room options at Old Colony Inn include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Bungalow

  • Old Colony Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fishing

  • Old Colony Inn is 1,800 feet from the center of New Norfolk. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Old Colony Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Old Colony Inn is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.