This is a great place to stay for the quality of the accommodation, and for its proximity to the centre of Hobart, Battery Point, and Sandy Bay with its shops and restaurants. It's about a 30 minute stroll to the CBD, and 20 minutes to Battery Point on foot.
We stayed in a spacious upstairs room with a roomy shower ensuite. The quality of the finishings and linen, the firm bed, and the atmospheric interior decoration were very pleasant. We were tired when we arrived, and were calmed by the quiet environment and air gently scented by quality oils. It's a small operation - with only six or seven rooms - so while there are other people about, it usually feels as if you have the place to yourself.
Hosts Lynne and Wayne, as previous reviewers have noted, are delightful and kind people. They were good to chat with, and helpful with advice. They remembered the small things that can make a stay something special - real attention to detail.
The breakfasts were great and we enjoyed the fresh and quality ingredients and plentiful coffee. We had some interesting chats with fellow guests, and then went on our way for the day.
The reason I didn't rate this place five stars is largely location. Our room faced the road, and there was quite a lot of road noise, to the extent that we didn't open the window. It was starting to get warm during our stay, and our preference is not to use aircon, so the room sometimes felt a bit stuffy, and we left the bathroom door open with the small bathroom window (placed on the side of the house) open for ventilation.
My other reservation is harder to articulate - maybe just an "atmosphere" thing. I prefer a slightly more characterful and informal environment - maybe something a bit more quirky (an overused word these days). For us, the subdued and low key style of the Clydesdale was not always "relaxing". But this really is a personal preference.
I would recommend Clydesdale for older travellers and couples wanting quality, low key accommodation. It would also be lovely as honeymoon accommodation, and it would be good for business travellers, happy to stay a bit outside the Hobart CBD. However, younger travellers looking for a bit of life would probably not enjoy it.
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- Also Known As:
- Clydesdale Manor Hobart, Tasmania
- Clydesdale Manor Hotel Hobart