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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a comfortable apartment tastefully furnished in the Grand Old Duke (once a pub) in the quaint old area of Battery Point in Hobart. Perfectly located and within walking distance to Salamanca Place and the harbour. Consisting of a large bedroom with four poster bed, nice size sitting room, kitchen and bathroom.

Thank Cheryl S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying here was one of the highlights of our romantic trip to Tassie! A beautifully presented apartment with all the comforts and amenities of home situated in the heart of Hobart's historical part of town with its charming buildings, eateries and Salamanca - all within easy walking distance. Communication with the host was also excellent. Loved it!

Thank triciatherese
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Grand Old Duke in October and had the most relaxing, and enjoyable time swanning around cafes, bakeries and wine bars in the battery point and Salamanca areas. I enjoyed the location so immensely. The rooms at the Grand Old Duke are lovely and comfy and I felt this was the first holiday I have ever truly...

Thank Sarah B
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us stayed here recently and I highly recommend it. It was clean, comfortable and a bit like staying at a country house. A perfect location for Salamanca and the suburb is very quaint and historical. Easy walking to the markets, local antique shops and plenty of restaurants. The bathroom looked newly renovated and we were all comfy...

Thank PeppiBrisbane_
Forbes, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Perfectly located in Hamden Road so only 5 minutes walk to Salamanca. Very homely yet elegant and all the facilities you need. Our group of ten used all three units plus one next door. We dined in twice during our four night stay and had all the necessary facilities to create some beautiful gourmet meals. Would highly recommend to anyone...

Thank Denise R
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a great location with fantastic places to eat and shop nearby. It is walking distance to Salamanca and the dock, and close to bakeries and restaurants at battery point. The room was comfortable and warm during cool nights. Despite being November it was quite cool, so I don't know how the room would be on hot days. The...

Thank espressit
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Elegant, but comfortable accommodation in my favorite part of Hobart. We stayed in the York apartment having the entire second floor with two lovely bedrooms, impeccably clean kitchen and bath and spacious living room plus a useful half bath downstairs at the foot of the stairs. The charming Arthur Circus street is just behind and the excellent Jackson and McRoss...

Thank Carmelmom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great location. Wonderfully appointed- it was walking into a friends house. Easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. Would definitely recommend it for a stay in Hobart. We stayed in the York 2 bedroom apartment.

Thank Sandra O
Red Hill
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were made very welcome and Ted was very accommodating by our unexpected early arrival. Comfortable, well appointed and fantastic location. Walked to waterfront and restaurants. We'll be back again.

Thank 105freda
Ben H, Owner at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. The Grand Old Duke's great location allows for easy walks to the best of Hobart's attractions and that means a car isn't always necessary. We understand that travel plans need to be flexible and where possible, try to accommodate early arrivals/departures. We hope to see you return soon.

Reviewed 10 July 2016

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...

Thank VicB290
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

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 Road | Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: $210 - $278 (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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“it might be better to be on the first floor so you can open the curtains without anyone looking in”
 of 5 bubbles CherylS87, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ideal if travelling in a group as all three units are inter-connectable so all are accessible without leaving the building if required.”
 of 5 bubbles 682deniser, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The York apartment is huge and has great views over the chimney pots of Battery Point”
 of 5 bubbles VicB290, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any room here would be lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles melissai78, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try for the Duke Room upstairs which is great.”
 of 5 bubbles Z8642BKhelenb, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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