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Gattonside Heritage Accommodation
Ranked #4 of 28 Hobart B&B and Inns
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Long Beach, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A True Gem!”
Reviewed January 21, 2007

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at the Gattonside, an exquisite old mansion near Salamanca Place. The location is great! This is where you want to be in Hobart -- just a two minute walk from the market, galleries, and restaurants. We spent a lot of time on the web researching many other places in Hobart and comparing prices, and we think this is THE DEAL in Hobart if you like quality, comfort, and value. The owners, John and Nicole Gourlay, are fantastic hosts, great cooks, and really fun people! Their love for the house and its history is evident throughout. As for that "Noisy location" review from 3 years ago, a club that was the source of the noise has been closed for a long time.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Mechelen, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 29, 2006

We recently stayed at Gattonside B & B in Hobart and were in the good hands of Nicole and John , the new owners who put a great effort in it to tastefully renovate and redecorate this National Trust classified building with 8 rooms.
We were accommodated 1 night in the spacious Heritage Room with large bathroom and jacuzzi.This room faces the street side , so some traffic noise cannot be avoided. During our 2nd stay we slept peacefully in a more quiet room, located gardenside.
Nicole surprised us in our room with a bouquet of fresh roses from her garden.
The hotel is ideally located , within walking distance of central Hobart and only 5 minutes walking from the bustling Salamanca market, a not-to-miss attraction on Saturdays !
Cooked breakfast and/or toast, jam,yoghurt,muesli are freshly prepared for you.
In the evening you can help yourself to a glass of port and chocolates in the lounge.
We appreciated the help of Nicole and John with making arrangements for our transport to the airport as well as a personalised early wake-up call at 04.15am to catch our flight and the safe storage of our baggage while touring trough Tasmania.

Nancy & Bert
Elewijt, Belgium

  • Liked — hospitality and central location
  • Tips/Secrets — ask for gardenview room
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank fripouille
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Japan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2006

The new owners have only been in residence for 7 weeks and
have already created a wonderful place to stay.

We only stayed for 2 nights and wish we could have stayed
longer. The building itself is a beautiful heritage home set
in a convinient location. Inside, there are fresh flowers through
out the house. Our room was on the top floor and had a four
poster bed, a double sofa bed and a large spa bath in the separate bath room.

Each morning we ate a continental breakfast in the down stairs dining room. And they always asked if we wanted more.

In this case, your expectations will meet the pictures on the web site.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Albany, West Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2006

We recently stayed at Gattonside (2 adults,2 children) and we found the location ideal for walking to Battery Point, town, harbour & markets! The rooms were big, comfortable and clean (unfortunately spa didn't work!). We did think it was a little bit expensive, but it was central and we expected a fair bit of noise because it is on a very busy main road (Sandy Bay Road).

  • Stayed January 2006
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2004

We recently stayed at Gatonside B&B which holds itself out as luxury accomodation in Hobart. The dwelling is very grand, but somewhat unkept in many small ways and not worth top dollar in B&B terms (AUD190 per night). As a mid priced accomodation it would have been fine. Unfortunately it is poorly located in a very main street with a good deal of car noise and a night club almost across the road which really did not shut down until 2.00am. It lacks the finesse which a luxury B&B would be expected to have (gardens whilst large are not well maintained). Hosts were friendly, but it needs some expenditure to bring it up to the standard which it targets to get repeat/word of mouth business. The rooms are large and quite comfortable.

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Additional Information about Gattonside Heritage Accommodation

Property: Gattonside Heritage Accommodation
Address: 51 - 53 Sandy Bay Rd | Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 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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