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Claremont House

12 Lady Clark Ave, Claremont, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6249 8818
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Grand Lady

We chose to stay at this grand heritage mansion and what a beauty she is ! Host Joel and Jo could... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gaile1958
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Tamborine Mountain, Australia
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Loved every minute

The bedroom was beautiful and clean, the bed was large and had heated blankets which was very... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
catnev00
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Melbourne, Australia
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For the first century of its life, Claremont House was owned by wealthy and powerful merchants, businessmen, politicians, a Captain in the British Army and an Australian Test Cricket Captain. Claremont House was a grand mansion, located on top of a hill looking down on its surrounding 734 acres of land. In 1940, the property passed into the hands of the Red Cross Society and became known as the Lady Clark Convalescent Hospital for returned servicemen. Following World War II, the “grand old Lady” became a rehabilitation centre for thousands of servicemen and later the general community after it was acquired by the Royal Hobart Hospital in 1951. Adult education occupied the property between 1980 and 1993 when increasing maintenance costs caused relinquish of the building and a demolition order was passed to facilitate sale into private ownership. Claremont House had been condemned and was to become another historic building lost forever. Discover the entire history of the property and enjoy a homemade afternoon tea at Claremont House. The Claremont House Story tour and tea operates every Sunday between 2-5pm. The cost of the tour and tea is $30 adults, $25 concession and $15 for children over 10. (U10 free) Bookings are essential and can be made via phone or email.
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“afternoon tea” (20 reviews)
“high tea” (22 reviews)
“guided tour” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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12 Lady Clark Ave, Claremont, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
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+61 3 6249 8818
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"afternoon tea"
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"step back in time"
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"victorian mansion"
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"old house"
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"sunday night"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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"cooked breakfast"
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"a wonderful job"
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"wonderful afternoon"
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"spa sauna"
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"visiting hobart"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We chose to stay at this grand heritage mansion and what a beauty she is ! Host Joel and Jo could not be more accommodating On arrival we had beautiful tea and home cooked shortbreads on the upstairs verandas Our room was authentic but with...More

Thank Gaile1958
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The bedroom was beautiful and clean, the bed was large and had heated blankets which was very comfortable to sleep in. The room had a large t.v. which we could access netflix on and the wifi worked perfectly. The bathroom was outstanding with a huge...More

Thank catnev00
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

My partner booked the Mothers day evening Buffet [actually for my special birthday].. the experience was very disappointing to say the least.. First impression finding butchers paper table coverings for such a historical venue? [no table cloths?] I wouldn't say the head waiter was what...More

Thank Brianeeg
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I had dinner with friends on a Sunday night in April. Joel served us and was interesting and attentive. The meals were very nice and good value. We were keen to return with other friends but the evening meals seem to be in limbo with...More

Thank Liz V
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

While spending a few days in Tasmania recently we stayed for three nights at Claremont House.This is a short stroll to MONA so really convenient. If you want to go into Hobart the ferry leaves from the MONA wharf .A very nice way to travel...More

Thank MsAdventureAustralia
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Joel has recently reopened Claremont’s restaurant under his direct control with a new chef. We went as a group of 4 on a Sunday night. A surprisingly wide choice was available, given it was a quiet Sunday night. Our main meals included black tea brined...More

Thank Robert V
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

The owner Joel kindly permitted us to see inside this gorgeous house. He has done a wonderful job restoring this almost demolished homestead. The hose has amazing features

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the convict room of this lovely old renovated house. Yes, we where surprised the bathroom was shared when we arrived but in all honesty it is literally across the corridor and only shared with one other couple. Having spent time in the...More

Thank Robyn H
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Recently I had friends stay at the Claremont House and they were well and truly happy with the accommodation. This colonial house has a welcoming entrance and you are greated by a group of feathered friends near the carpark. Turkeys, chickens ducks etc very happy...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

1830's mansion beautifully restored/renovated. ALL the rooms are lovely, huge, comfortable and quiet. The owners are very friendly, approachable and will show you around and explain the history. Double room has spa & sauna included in the price. Plenty available for continental or cooked breakfast...More

1  Thank Patricia F
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wayne181
21 July 2016|
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Response from Joel V | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The tour and afternoon tea is $30 per person and includes the tour of the 164sq main house, 5 acre gardens and four storey widows walk and a buffet afternoon tea. The buffet includes a selection... More
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