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Bendalls Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 28 Hobart B&B and Inns
Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Expect the unexpected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

If you're after all the latest mod-cons and a hotel-like experience, you've come to the wrong place.

If you are after somewhere comfortable, quiet, characterful and perhaps a touch quirky, Bendalls may be the place for you.

With access to a car, this place provides you with a great base for exploring Hobart and surrounding districts. It is walking distance from the waist-expanding perils of North Hobart (probably a good idea to walk given the kilojoules that you may later regret!) - but far enough away from the more 'touristy' highlights of the Hobart waterfront and Battery Point to make car availability handy.

The rooms have been renovated to allow for a decent level of comfort while substantially maintaining the best of the character of the original building. The rooms are away from New Town Rd - so there are no noise issues to fear. The beds are comfortable.

Bathroom/Toilet/Fridge & Washer facilities are all shared (not a problem for us). The shower is, however, over an old-fashioned claw-footed bath. Rather fun - but a potential challenge if you're not so nimble...

The makings of a nice breakfast are provided.

Our hosts (Karen & Roger) are wonderfully obliging (they even hung out our washing to dry for us!) and have the sort of passion for their house and garden that shows in the most positive way. The garden is particularly delightful. It is not there just for show - although the display of different varieties of iris in bloom when we visited could lead you to conclude that this might have been the case.

I'd be most happy to stay here again - and I'll recommend Bendalls to family and friends.

Room Tip: Only two rooms - one with a shared bad and the other with twin beds.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Bendalls, Owner at Bendalls Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. It is a fine line between keeping heritage intact and providing modern comfort and we are pleased you found this mix successful. During restoration we agonised over whether we should put in a claw foot bath or modern shower but decided it was the claw foot bath was an essential part of 19th century bathrooms. Our compromise is to have a shower over the bath and a sturdy hand-rail to help you in and out of the tub.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Internet description does this lovely place no justice. The proprietors have renovated this lovely sandstone and weatherboard home with meticulous attention to detail. Lovely balcony overlooking beautiful gardens with view of mount wellington in the distance.

Friendly service and atmosphere with the owners helpful and available when you need them.

Would return here again and recommend to friends.

  • Stayed October 2012
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St Helens, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

What a wonderful welcome from Roger and Karen when we arrived at their warm and friendly home........a true gem in Hobart.......a bit of a find to get there though in a car.....Karen's Jams and home made preserves are beautiful and tasty......the room was perfect..Karen has furnished the rooms in true Heritage style, adding all the comforts of a bygone era.......loved the toilet and bathroom, brings back memories of childhood and the old loo, sharing was not a problem......garden is labour of love for Karen and it shows.....well done to two lovely people, we will certainly recommend and be back there...the Bakery down the road is rare find....perfect if you speak French, as one of the guys behind the counter loves to speak it, and he does.......

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Throroughly enjoyed stepping back in time into Samuel Bendall's 19th Century cottage.
Stayed in one of the two rooms that comprised the original cottage. All modern conveniences were on hand which made our stay both comfortable and informative. Karen was most welcoming and helpful in providing local knowledge that enriched our stay. Accomodation is very handy to New Town and North Hobart restaurant strip. On-street parking was very easy. Breakfast provided was most adequate. Enjoyed the home-made jams from the wonderful garden.

Room Tip: One room has single beds. One has a double. Personal preference.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

I stayed for 3 nights in April, visiting Hobart for work. It was my first time back in Hobart since childhood. Karen and Roger gave me a lovely warm welcome and made me feel part of the family. I was given all the information and guidance I needed to get around by public transport (my preference) for all my needs. I had the peace and quiet in my room with wifi access to work in the evenings as required. The rooms are beautifully restored and ample provisions provided for breakfast or a light meal. I loved the outlook from the verandah, great spot for breakfast, overlooking their well tended organic fruit & vegie garden. Whenever I get back to Hobart Bendalls will be my first pick of where to stay. It is close to anything I would want to do, the accommodation is very comfortable and good value, and I wouldn't want to pass up Karen & Rogers lovely hospitality.

Room Tip: The rooms are equally lovely, just depends on your needs for bed size.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

We had 2 nights in Bendalls in March, it was our honeymoon. We had a wonderful time, Karen and Roger are genuine, friendly people who looked after us very well. The breakfast supplies were more than enough to satisfy us both and the other couple who shared the kitchen and bathroom facilities were also very nice. The house is very well maintained and a great view of the mountain. Not far from Hobart so didn't take long to go sight seeing. Would highly recommend this wonderfully restored B&B to anyone looking for a homely place to stay. Thanks so much for making the start to our holiday a good one. Jill and Pete Schmid

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

We spent 2 nights in April in bendalls bed and breakfast. Roger and Karen are very hospitable and make you feel at home. In fact it is a home from home especially if you book both rooms, as the shared deck, kitchen and bathroom work really well. The breakfast supplies work well and it is a short walk to local bakery/cafe which is excellent and supermarket. We had a car so transport to town was not an issue but bus stop is close by, and would save the hassle of parking. Well priced and convenient place to stay in Hobart.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Bendalls Bed & Breakfast
Address: 80 New Town Rd | New Town, Hobart, Tasmania 7008, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bendalls Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step back in time and experience 19th-century Hobart in the 1840's heritage listed Georgian Victorian home of convict merchant Samuel Bendall. Guest accommodation is in the 1840's section with spacious, semi-self contained rooms which are furnished with antiques and collectibles. After a busy day seeing the sights come back to Bendalls to relax on the veranda and enjoy great views of Mt. Wellington, or, stroll in the organic kitchen garden which provides fruit for your breakfast. Located in a quiet area with public transport at the door and easy parking we are close to cafes, restaurants and supermarkets and only 10 minutes from central Hobart, Salamanca Place and the historic waterfront. ... more   less 
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