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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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Reviewed 22 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.

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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.

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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.

Sydney
Reviewed 11 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...

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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

Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Grand Old Duke last weekend. When we stepped out our front door we had everything at our fingertips...all within a few shops or a few hundred metres! We couldn't believe it :-) The BEST bakery in Hobart was a 1 minute walk up the street, wine bars, delicious restaurants (our favourite...Da Angelos Pizzeria...

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

Position,position, position! Yes, the Grand Old Duke certainly has that in spades! Being situated right on Arthur Circus, means that Hobart's best pubs, cafes and wine bars are just a few steps away. Da Angelo's Italian restaurant is of course, fabulous and very popular for dinner while the iconic Jackman and McRoss bakery is everyone's favorite for breakfast and lunch...

Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful find. Situated in the heart of Battery Point. Within easy walking distance of Salamanca and the City. With a multitude of restaurants close by. Surrounded by culture. The facilities were excellent. High ceilings but cosy. Nicely presented. Will return.

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

Thank you for your positive review. Yes, the Grand Old Duke is perfectly situated to enjoy the best of Hobart's attractions. We hope to see you return.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The property is central to all activities in Battery Point and Salamanca and the views and interior of the building are stunning. The furnishings are great and the location is quiet and very convenient to a great restaurant Di Angelos. It would be a good idea to have a map where you can park and the parking permit on the...

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Ben H, Manager at The Grand Old Duke, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thank you for you useful review. We're glad to hear you loved the furnishings and great location, we certainly think so too! We shall take on board your comment regarding parking information and will see what can be done to help avoid confusion. I apologise about the oversight with the milk and will make sure that it doesn't...

Valais, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 May 2016

LOCATION: The GRAND OLD DUKE is a heritage-listed property located at 31 Hampden Road in historic Battery Point. This is a charming residential area featuring many quaint colonial houses & several small parks in tranquil, scenic spots. Most of Hobart's attractions & sights are easily accessible on foot. Salamanca Place & Constitution Dock are just a quick stroll away via...

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

Thank you for your most considered review and appreciate the insightful comments. I have taken on-board your criticisms that the Wellington apartment's lounge and bed rooms were lacking in some important areas. I've now reconfigured the lounge by installing an antique cedar dining table and chairs to better provide a more functional eating/work area. Additionally, the frame on the old...

Surrey Hills
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing. Best location in Battery Point. Walking distance to Salamanca Market. Incredible restaurants in walking distance - metres - from Old Duke. Stunning accomodation. Beautiful decor and furnishings. Will stay again. 5 star. Just divine.

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

Thank you for your highly complimentary review. The Grand Old Duke is certainly living up to its name and even after 165 years, continues to impress guests with its charm and character.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 10,115 - ₹ 19,551 (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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“The York apartment is huge and has great views over the chimney pots of Battery Point”
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“Wellington Apt. have street-facing windows on ground floor thus lack of privacy.”
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 of 5 bubbles LeChat_EnVacances, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“The Cambridge Suite was easily accessed from the street by a very grand hallway. We found it possible to park our vehicle in the locality & the manager gave us a resident's car parking permit.”
 of 5 bubbles Jane_Stephen_13, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
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