The four seperate apartments located within this one property were all of outstanding quality. As a large group we occupied all the apartments and they were all at the same high standard.
Beds - All mattresses were comfortable with hotel grade luxury sheet/bedding. Beds can be configured into singles in some rooms with murphy beds also available in some apartment rooms.
Bathrooms - Sukin Organic Body wash, Shampoo and Conditioner were supplied in all bathrooms. There was underfloor heating and hotel grade towels which sit on a heated towel railing, perfect for the cooler evenings.
Kitchen/Living Areas - All kitchenettes contained milk, orange juice, tea/coffee/sugar, packet of biscuits, bottle of wine and chocolate......this gesture was gratefully welcomed and added that extra touch of personalised service to our stay.
All rooms are controlled by thermostat heating and was lovely on the chilly nights we needed it. All apartments were spotless clean and the gardens well maintained. In an outhouse there is a communal washing machine and dryer.
This property is located within a 5 - 10 minute walk to supermarket and chemist, pub/hotels and restaurants/fast food take away and being centrally located easy walking to Salamanca Markets, Docks and various delicious cafes and restaurants.
Do not miss visiting MONA (Muesum of Old and New Art) and take the ferry there it's a beautiful, fast, non rocky ride. Port Arthur is a hotpot of history and life in a penal town......and don't miss a breakfast at Harbour Lights.
Not one of our 12 person party had any negatives to say, only glowing comments and with promises to stay again....plus the people of Tassie were exceptionally friendly :)
A perfect experience in a large self-contained apartment. Tastefully decorated and well equipped. Very comfortable and welcoming. Kitchen handles breakfast and snacks only, but there are excellent eateries close by for eat in and take away meals. There are laundry facilities, off street parking and comfy beds and storage etc. An outstanding place to stay.
just spent 5 nights here with my dad and his wife and we loved it, fantastic history and lovely accommomidation highly recommended
A wonderful base of operations in Hobart, this first-floor apartment was warm, spotless and had very high end fittings and appointments. The beds were comfortable, the view from the dining table past Wrest Point and over the water was superb and the entertainment system was the icing on the cake.
Rebecca was a charming and helpful host, and her cheerful assistance with some problems we had was greatly appreciated.
Spacious, luxurious and with a wonderful sense of serenity. First impressions count and that is what we had when we arrived at the Old Bishop's quarters. We had the Old Housekeepers apartment (2 br, 2 bathroom) - absolutely superb!
Although not being greeted on arrival Dermott quickly sprung into action and all was good. There is on site off street parking (very important in this location due to rascally but diligent parking inspectors), underfloor heating, modern amenities and space, oh beautiful space to spread out and relax. Smart TV, Sonos music and an ipad for guest use are excellent touches. There are also laundry facilities.
For the same price as a downtown hotel you can have all this and absolute uninterrupted privacy, but still walk to Salamanca, Sandy Bay Road restaurants and even the Elizabeth Street pier if you are feeling adventurous.
I actually loved the history behind this old property, and with military in my background I especially appreciated the property's relationship with Field Marshall Bernard (our Aussie troops called him Bernie) Montgomery, who was educated in Tasmania and lived in this property before his significant role in North Africa in WWII.
Sadly we did not get to meet Rebecca, however we really did love our stay and will stay there again if possible on our next trip to Hobart.
PS - did I mention the views from our windows - fabulous .......
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !