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The Boat Shed and Mt Wellington
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The Boat Shed and Mt Wellington
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Views from every room
Gorringers Beach and the reserve from the deck
Native trees love the climate
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The Boat Shed
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Hobart, Greater Hobart, Tasmania

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jldPerth
Perth
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“MAGICAL”
Reviewed 8 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Stayed in this magical location for three nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The Boat Shed is cosy and charming with the most AMAZING views looking over beautiful Mortimer Bay to Mount Wellington. Location is perfect being half an hour from the airport (with no traffic lights) and half an hour into Hobart (with minimal traffic lights). The fabulous Hill Street Grocers and bottle shop are a scenic ten minutes drive away.

We were made to feel most welcome by the owners Judy and Alan and the provisions of bacon, eggs, milk, bread and home made cake added to such a warm welcome. Were also treated to sightings of dolphins and Mr Pelican in the bay out the front and the beautiful tiny blue wren and its partner flitting in and out of the pretty bushes on our doorstep.

Will definitely return. Thank you Judy and Alan for sharing your beautiful location.

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
9 Jun 2015
Yes the dolphins and pelican I didn't organise myself although I wish I could! Thank you for your kind words - they are most appreciated. We'll see you again sometime!
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Maidstone...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely for one but perfect for two!”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Sadly, I ended up travelling to Tasmania on my own so this review, which should have been a guide for couples, ends up in the singles section!

Despite the disappointment of travelling alone, my spirits were lifted the moment I arrived at The Boat Shed. The property itself was immaculate and exactly as it looks in the photographs but it was the view from the terrace that took my breath away! It was also a constantly changing view as the weather changed and the sun dipped leading to some of the most dramatic skies I've ever witnessed.

Inside, nothing has been overlooked - a good sized TV, excellent cooking facilities, a beautifully appointed bathroom and a comfortable bed. Additionally, only a couple of miles back down the road was the Hill Street Grocer in Lauderdale which has a deli section just crammed with gorgeous food. With a bottle shop just around the corner, Lauderdale very quickly became my most popular stopping off point.

The area around the property is also quite beautiful. It's possible to walk along the shoreline and admire the local wildlife and, although I didn't have time during my short stay, the Mortimer Bay Reserve is literally just around the corner.

The journey from the airport took about 25 minutes, Hobart is half an hour away and my trip to Port Arthur took an hour and a half.

This is undoubtedly the perfect spot for couples to spend a romantic few days. The hosts live within walking distance but, unless you need them, they allow you to enjoy the solitude. The only noises you hear are the gentle lapping of the waves and the birdsong. A beautiful, tranquil retreat. Don't miss it!

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Liked best: The luxury and peace.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
29 May 2015
Thanks again - I try to maintain a certain standard and it's nice to know it's appreciated. We've certainly chosen a great spot!
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casuti
Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed 30 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

What a place to unwind! The Boat Shed is simplicity itself. What more do you need than the deck to muse about the world elsewhere with a glass of Tasmanian Pinot Noir and King Island Cheese?
Waking up each morning from the bed to the view of Mortimer Bay and across the Derwent to Mount Wellington was simply devine.
If you want a peaceful location with only nature as your neighbour this is the place

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Liked best: The location of the property along with the facilities in the accommodation
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
4 Apr 2015
What a lovely referral!
The Boat Shed would welcome you back anytime - views are still the same!
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Doug H
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peace & Tranquility”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

The Boat Shed is in an idyllic, peaceful setting an easy drive from Hobart. It is fully self contained with all facilities you require. When we arrived there was a welcome selection of provisions. Our host, Judy, faultlessly managed our booking and payment and made us feel very welcome.
If you're looking for tranquility, great facilities and magnificent views across Mortimer Bay and the Derwent towards Hobart & Mt. Wellington, then this is the place for you.

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loisb950
Midland, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect start to our Tasmania getaway”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Delightful place to stay, so peaceful and quiet. The views of Hobart and Mt Wellington are stunning. Moonlight on the water is unforgettable. The Boat Shed is well appointed and very comfortable. Our hosts were gracious and friendly.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Apr 2014
Thanks Lois - you said it in your comments. It really is a beautiful place, even if I say so myself! Hope to welcome you and Mark back to Tasmania.
Judy
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