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The Grand Old Duke

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Sydney
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part very comfortable accommodation, part taste of the history of Hobart, The Grand Old Duke is a fabulous find! It feels a bit like staying in a rich aunt's house - full of lovely furniture (and the MOST spectacular floors) but super welcoming too. We stayed in The York apartment which takes up the whole top floor. The photos don't... More 

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Ben H, Owner at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Over its 165 years, the Grand Old Duke, like an aged wine, has developed a character and soul that just can't be found in contemporary hotels - and being so well positioned is such a bonus! I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Battery Point, Hobart. Cheers More 

Buderim, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Grand Old Duke last weekend. When we stepped out our front door we had everything at our fingertips...all within a few shops or a few hundred metres! We couldn't believe it :-) The BEST bakery in Hobart was a 1 minute walk up the street, wine bars, delicious restaurants (our favourite...Da Angelos Pizzeria... More 

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Ben H, Owner at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Position,position, position! Yes, the Grand Old Duke certainly has that in spades! Being situated right on Arthur Circus, means that Hobart's best pubs, cafes and wine bars are just a few steps away. Da Angelo's Italian restaurant is of course, fabulous and very popular for dinner while the iconic Jackman and McRoss bakery is everyone's favorite for breakfast and lunch... More 

Launceston, Australia
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful find. Situated in the heart of Battery Point. Within easy walking distance of Salamanca and the City. With a multitude of restaurants close by. Surrounded by culture. The facilities were excellent. High ceilings but cosy. Nicely presented. Will return.

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Ben H, Owner at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Yes, the Grand Old Duke is perfectly situated to enjoy the best of Hobart's attractions. We hope to see you return. More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The property is central to all activities in Battery Point and Salamanca and the views and interior of the building are stunning. The furnishings are great and the location is quiet and very convenient to a great restaurant Di Angelos. It would be a good idea to have a map where you can park and the parking permit on the... More 

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Ben H, Manager at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thank you for you useful review. We're glad to hear you loved the furnishings and great location, we certainly think so too! We shall take on board your comment regarding parking information and will see what can be done to help avoid confusion. I apologise about the oversight with the milk and will make sure that it doesn't... More 

Valais, Switzerland
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

LOCATION: The GRAND OLD DUKE is a heritage-listed property located at 31 Hampden Road in historic Battery Point. This is a charming residential area featuring many quaint colonial houses & several small parks in tranquil, scenic spots. Most of Hobart's attractions & sights are easily accessible on foot. Salamanca Place & Constitution Dock are just a quick stroll away via... More 

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Ben H, Owner at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Thank you for your most considered review and appreciate the insightful comments. I have taken on-board your criticisms that the Wellington apartment's lounge and bed rooms were lacking in some important areas. I've now reconfigured the lounge by installing an antique cedar dining table and chairs to better provide a more functional eating/work area. Additionally, the frame on the old... More 

Surrey Hills
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46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing. Best location in Battery Point. Walking distance to Salamanca Market. Incredible restaurants in walking distance - metres - from Old Duke. Stunning accomodation. Beautiful decor and furnishings. Will stay again. 5 star. Just divine.

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Ben H, Owner at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Thank you for your highly complimentary review. The Grand Old Duke is certainly living up to its name and even after 165 years, continues to impress guests with its charm and character. More 

Rippleside
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

On the boundary of Arthur Circus and on a corner of Hampden Rd, 2 icons of Battery Point, The Grand Old Duke couldn't be better located. A choice of eateries are nearby, a pub 2 short blocks up the hill and the Shipwright's Arms (or "Shippy's" - where the Sydney to Hobart sailors re-hydrate after the race) a 5 minute... More 

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Ben H, Owner at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Thank you for your most considered and comprehensive review and I agree with your thoughts. Your point that the York apartment's main bedroom's access via the second bedroom is problematic is valid, especially if two or more couples were staying . This oddity is now being fixed with the construction of a new bedroom entrance that provides doors to both... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I spent 2 nights at The Grand Old Duke and loved it. The four poster bed, old fixtures and decor transported me to a different time. Think Downton Abbey meets Hogwarts. located in Battery Point it's 5 minutes from Salamanca and 10 minute from Brooke Street Pier on foot. Battery Point itself is a quaint little neighbourhood with some great... More 

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Ben H, Owner at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Like you, we love the Grand Old Duke as it has a certain vibe that just can't be found in modern hotels. It's what Battery Point is all about - its history, ambience and fantastic position. You wouldn't stay anywhere else! Cheers, Ben More 

Burleigh Heads, Australia
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We spent 5 nights at The Grand Old Duke and would go back without hesitation. Battery Point is a wonderful area to stay with so much charm and history and then you are a short walk to Salamanca Markets and the wharf area. We stayed in The York two bedroom apartment which takes up the whole top floor, it was... More 

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Ben H, General Manager at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive and helpful review. Yes, the Grand Old Duke's York apartment is certainly very grand and well appointed and it's also nice to be able to interconnect with other apartments. I've taken note of your comment for the need of a vanity light above the mirror and will incorporate that into the bathroom renovation scheduled for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Great spot in Battery Point, walking distance to Salamanca market and the harbour etc. Hampden Road has some terriific little cafe's and restaurants also. Accommodation is massive with the fit-out dedicated to the old world heritage the building boasts. 4-post bed, old standing bath and the like - it's a really great property. The manager (Ted) was super helpful giving... More 

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Ben H, General Manager at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review of your stay at The Grand Old Duke. Its position on Hampden Road right next to Arthur Circus, certainly provides easy access to the best of Hobart's restaurants and nightlife. And of course after shopping or a great night out, it's so nice to be able to walk home and relax in one of... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Grand Old Duke is a restored 1850's Georgian inn and offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Battery Point, Hobart. Located next to Arthur Circus, it's only a short stroll to Salamanca Market, local bakeries, restaurants and pubs. Furnished with antiques, The Grand Old Duke is a step back in time and offers a unique experience for your Hobart stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Grand Old Duke

Address: 31 Hampden Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: $120 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Grand Old Duke 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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