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“Great location, beautiful building ...overall a very lovely stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Gattonside Heritage Accommodation
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   51 - 53 Sandy Bay Road | Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 28 Hobart B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great location, beautiful building ...overall a very lovely stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We recently spent 3 nights at the beautiful Gattonside Heritage Hotel and absolutely loved it. We took a shuttle bus from the airport which I highly recommend as we got a great sightseeing tour as well on the way to our accommodation. (Note: If you in a hurry take a taxi instead).

The hotel itself is beautiful, well maintained and located just a short stroll to Battery Point, the harbour and the CBD (about 5min). The complimentary port wine and chocolates as well as the board games are a nice touch.

We had one of the smaller rooms at the back with a spa bath and loved it. I am a very light sleeper but didn't notice any noise at all as some other reviewers mentioned. We booked via wotif.com.au and got a very good deal.... its definitely worth while booking via wotif. The breakfast was absolutely delicious every day... please see photos.

Overall a fantastic place to stay in Hobart.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedAwnings, General Manager at Gattonside Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Supachops,

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of Gattonside with the Trip Advisor community following your recent stay with us. What a lovely review - thank you. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. Our team works very hard to ensure all our guests have the best possible experience and I'm thrilled that we have made your stay enjoyable.

Thank you again and we do look forward to welcoming you back to Gattonside.

Kind regards,

Kat Little and the Gattonside Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kew
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Beautiful house, large and stylishly appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a sitting room that seemed to be free whenever we needed it (with free port and chocolates, and games), superb fully-cooked breakfasts in a stunning dining room. Lovely gardens and heritage-protected trees. Quiet rooms with thick, thick walls. Beds oh so comfy and bathrooms with 'massage' bathtub. All within walking distance of Salamanca (cancelled, alas, for our visit for the first time in 41 years), and the waterfront area with trips to Mona, etc. Not to mention the fabulous service from Lill and Kat and the other fantastic staff at Gattonside.

Hate to give promotion to such a great place in case it becomes too popular, but TripAdvisor has been my reliable travel guide and feel it only fair to share. Go enjoy.

A friend and I had a room each (rooms 7 and 8 on the mezzanine and at the back on top floor) and we are happy to speak very highly of our stay there. It's true that it is only 'manned' until 4 pm or so each day but you receive a code for the front door plus a key. You can also leave your bags there after check-out and continue to enjoy the living room until your flight or departure.

Only downsides are having to walk 0.5 km or so to eat out, if you are feeling tired.

Can't wait to stay there again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedAwnings, General Manager at Gattonside Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear Isabella,

What a lovely review; thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of Gattonside following your recent stay with us. We love hearing that our guests have had a wonderful and memorable stay.

We absolutely agree that Gattonside is a beautiful home, and we love sharing this special place with our guests. As you mention, whilst we are here on site until the late afternoon we are only a phone call away and always happy to assist. We find that our guests enjoy having the privacy of the house to themselves and really feel at home.

Thank you again for your kind words and we can't wait to welcome you back to Gattonside again.

Kind regards,

Kat Little and the Gattonside Team
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

A lovely heritage listed house, walking distance to CBD and Salamanca.
Our room was very large and comfortable. The 4 poster bed very comfortable. Gattonside is not someones home, like other b&bs we've stayed in it's unmanned after 5pm, which is ok, but not as personal as being in a b&b home. Our room was serviced even after just one night. The breakfast was great ! and ever changing staff were very helpful. We stayed 2 nights , exploring Hobart town, cascade brewery and mount Wellington. Richmond is well worth a visit if you have time.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedAwnings, General Manager at Gattonside Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear Whitsundayjunk,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your impressions of Gattonside; we're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are lucky to be in such a fabulous location, right on the fringe of historic Battery Point. As you mention, whilst this grand old home is not manned 24 hours we are just a phone call away and there is always a member of our team happy to help. We do find that our guests enjoy the privacy of having the house to themselves.

Thank you again for your feedback, we really do appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back to Gattonside again!

Kind regards,

Kat Little and the Gattonside Team
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Wangaratta, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a very fine Bed and Breakfast that is well-appointed and ideally located in Hobart. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfasts were outstanding. We would highly recommend a stay at the Gattonside.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedAwnings, General Manager at Gattonside Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear George K,

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions following your recent stay with us at Gattonside. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay! We absolutely agree with you - the breakfasts are delicious, and I have shared your feedback with our chefs.

Thank you again George, we love hearing from our guests and really value all feedback. We can't wait to welcome you back to Gattonside again.

Kind regards,

Kat Little and the Gattonside Team
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Within 30 mins after booking through their official website, I had a call from the property to confirm my booking and the arrival time. We arrived after 2 pm on Saturday which is after office hours but had no problem getting into the properties as they sent email with instruction prior to our arrival. Also, a complimentary fresh brew coffee, chocolate and port in the living room is a nice touch- really helps in the rainy day. The property has only 8 rooms and whichever room number you book is what you get. I think this property is the best deal by far comparing to other properties within that area. The rooms are so expensive and filled up so quickly on the weekends in Hobart. Gattonhouse is within an easy walking distance to Salamanca market and Hobart waterfront. Our room was 303 which I think is the smallest, located on the ground floor. Room is quite good with enough space and a comfy queen bed. The bathroom is big with corner jacuzzi bath tub. The shower pressure and temperature is excellent. The property provides bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, etc). Breafast is beautiful. You help yourself with coffee/tea/juice/toast/cereal. The hot breafast is also served. We had beautiful poach eggs on top of bruchetta. No bacon/sausage, meatlovers sorry.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RedAwnings, General Manager at Gattonside Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Eve_Eveieigh,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your impressions following your recent stay with us at Gattonside. We love hearing that our guests have enjoyed their stays. Our guest lounge is a beautiful room to relax in, and the Tasmanian fudge is delicous!

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really do appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back to Gattonside soon.

Kind regards,

Kat Little and the Gattonside Team
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Kallista
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Magnificent! Beautiful historic home with attention to every little detail. Easy walking distance to everything in Battery Point, so it's great to leave the car behind. Complimentary port, coffee, fudge and even yummy Easter Eggs!
Thanks Lil. You were wonderful at what you do :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedAwnings, General Manager at Gattonside Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear lizdeacon,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your impressions following your recent stay with us at Gattonside. I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind words about Lil and please be assured that they have been passed on. Our team works really hard to ensure our guests have a wonderful and memorable stay and it's lovely to hear such great feedback.

Thank you again Liz, and we can't wait to welcome you back to Gattonside in the future!

Kind regards,

Kat Little and the Gattonside Team
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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great place, friendly professional staff. Will visit again. Beautiful old building wonderfully restored . Great breakfast and guest lounge. Much better than a standard Hotel.and very good value. An easy walk to Salamanca Place and interesting cages etc.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedAwnings, General Manager at Gattonside Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear annekMelbourne,

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions following your recent stay with us at Gattonside. I was delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us! We are really proud with our team, they work really hard to ensure that every guest's stay is both comfortable and memorable. We absoulutely agree that our breakfasts are second to none, and the convenience of a spacious guest lounge is fantastic.

Thank you again for your kind words, and we do look forward to welcoming you back to Gattonside again.

Kind regards,

Kat and the Gattonside Team
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Address: 51 - 53 Sandy Bay Road | Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gattonside Heritage Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gattonside Heritage Accommodation, a Red Awnings Boutique Hotels and Apartments Property. Gattonside (circa 1885) is a magnificent Victorian Mansion, designed by Henry Hunter and is National Trust & Heritage listed. It opened as a B & B back in January 1999 and is the perfect choice to stay for both leisure & business travellers. Gattonside is nestled within an acre of gardens and is a short stroll to historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place and the CBD. It is an ideal place to base yourself while exploring the surrounding areas- the Huon, Derwent Valley and Tasman Peninsula. ... more   less 
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