There are very few Bed & Breakfasts that can simultaneously make you feel comfortable within moments of walking in the door, provide all the comforts of home and all the luxuries of a five star hotel and as an added bonus have wonderful hosts who are relaxed and genuinely wanting to share their home in the true spirit of hospitality.
I stayed here in January with my parents, sister and brother-in-law together with my 1month old niece and one of my bridesmaids whilst we were in Hobart for my wedding. I had agonised over where to stay whilst in Hobart and had tried to select accommodation that would be large enough to accommodate all of us, have a relaxed feel, be baby friendly and most of all provide us with a home away from home given that we would be in Hobart for a very special family occasion. Glenlusk Gardens fulfilled all these requirements and our stay there was excellent.
When we arrived, there were home made baked treats awaiting us on the kitchen counter as well as upstairs with a note saying to make ourselves at home. Phil and Di had stocked the fridge with all the basics one could need to make a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the rooms were spotless and the beds extremely comfortable. I slept like a baby the night before my wedding! The upstairs spa was also an absolute delight and made for a relaxing pre-wedding afternoon - it came complete with bath gel, foam and salts.
Di made us delicious pancakes on the morning of the wedding and both Phil and Di went out of their way to help the morning run smoothly. From opening their house to the hairdresser, make-up artist, photographer and videographer to taking care of my niece whilst we had the group photos taken as well as offering all of us drinks and helping us soak up the anticipation and excitement of the morning. The lounge was a great place to have the hair and make up done as the floor to ceiling windows allow plentiful natural light to flow through.
The day after the wedding we held a BBQ at Glenlusk Gardens for our family and friends. We used the atrium space as well as the outdoor BBQ area and had approximately 50 guests. All of our guests commented on how nice the house was, particularly the spaciousness of the atrium which is perfect for entertaining. It came as little surprise that some of our guests who live in Hobart had no idea that Glenlusk existed - it is truly a well kept secret! In the evening, my immediate family and my husbands parents sat down to look through photos taken on our camera from the wedding day on the widescreen TV in the lounge. Phil helped us set it all up so we could view the photos on the TV. It was very nice sharing that family moment with Phil and Di who had helped us so much with making the BBQ and pre-wedding preparation a success.
All in all we had a fantastic stay at Glenlusk and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting Hobart. It is far enough from Hobart to have a tranquil atmosphere but in a great location to experience the nearby Moorilla Estate and Museum of New and Old Art.
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