just spent 5 nights here with my dad and his wife and we loved it, fantastic history and lovely accommomidation highly recommended
A wonderful base of operations in Hobart, this first-floor apartment was warm, spotless and had very high end fittings and appointments. The beds were comfortable, the view from the dining table past Wrest Point and over the water was superb and the entertainment system was the icing on the cake.
Rebecca was a charming and helpful host, and her cheerful assistance with some problems we had was greatly appreciated.
Spacious, luxurious and with a wonderful sense of serenity. First impressions count and that is what we had when we arrived at the Old Bishop's quarters. We had the Old Housekeepers apartment (2 br, 2 bathroom) - absolutely superb!
Although not being greeted on arrival Dermott quickly sprung into action and all was good. There is on site off street parking (very important in this location due to rascally but diligent parking inspectors), underfloor heating, modern amenities and space, oh beautiful space to spread out and relax. Smart TV, Sonos music and an ipad for guest use are excellent touches. There are also laundry facilities.
For the same price as a downtown hotel you can have all this and absolute uninterrupted privacy, but still walk to Salamanca, Sandy Bay Road restaurants and even the Elizabeth Street pier if you are feeling adventurous.
I actually loved the history behind this old property, and with military in my background I especially appreciated the property's relationship with Field Marshall Bernard (our Aussie troops called him Bernie) Montgomery, who was educated in Tasmania and lived in this property before his significant role in North Africa in WWII.
Sadly we did not get to meet Rebecca, however we really did love our stay and will stay there again if possible on our next trip to Hobart.
PS - did I mention the views from our windows - fabulous .......
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !
Comfy, Quality, great location (walking distance to city) & great views.
On site washing facilities, onsite off street parking, central heating for winter comfort.
Lovely spacious apartment, warm cosy & comfy with quality furnishings. About a 20 min stroll to Salamanca Place and handy for walks around Battery Point. Great view from the living room area. Kids loved the Netflix/Spotify access and the ensuite bathroom. As a family, we usually like a cooktop for some meals but it was worth going without for the stay in this historic home. Thanks to hosts Bec and Dermot & family – We hope to stay again one day.
My parents and I stayed in the Tutor's Apartment for 3 nights in November 2016. First of all, the photos you see online are exactly as it looks. The Tutor's Apt has quite a few modern touches, with great wifi, Smart Tv, Sonos sound system and heated floors. The photos online are exactly as it looks.
It's in Sandy Bay and less than 5 mins drive to Sandy Bay Rd and another minute or so to Salamanca. The owner, Rebecca, was very hospitable and provided a lot of info of what's good in the area. The area is beautifully kept, and road noise is not an issue.
The most impressive part of this place is the price. For what it cost, we could not have got a 4 star hotel for that price. If I go back to Hobart, this will be the only place I would stay at. It really is very homely and comfortable.
We stayed for 3 nights in the Tutor's apartment which is a luxury modern addition to the original building. The apartment has been incredibly well designed and Rebecca's attention to detail is evident everywhere.
We also appreciated Rebecca staying up late to greet us when our flight was delayed and baking a cake for us to boot.
the apartment has wonderful views towards Sandy Bay so it's perfect if you just want to stay at home and relax. But it's only a short walk to the delights of Battery Point and Salamanca Place if you want to explore.