Room For Two: Grande Vue Private Hotel

Grande Vue Private Hotel - Hobart - Australia - interior - bedroom with bed and window

Indulge in a truly exceptional and unforgettable experience by immersing yourself in the charm and elegance of one of Hobart’s most distinguished heritage boutique hotels.

Grande Vue Private Hotel - Hobart - Australia - interior - bedroom

From the moment you step through the doors of Grande Vue in the heart of the historic suburb of Battery Point, you’ll be transported to a world of elegance, luxury, and artistic inspiration. This elegant Queen Ann-style mansion effortlessly blends classic style with modern comfort, creating a truly captivating ambience that leaves a lasting impression.

Originally built in 1906 as a family residence, Grande Vue has been lovingly restored by the new owners, Brock Gardner and Ashley Fleming, who have revived the mansion’s architectural elements, such as stained glass windows, staircases, and fireplaces while adding a contemporary touch with artwork by Tasmanian artists.

The Location

Grand Vue commands one of the best sites in Battery Point, offering stunning views of the Derwent River and across to mighty Mt Wellington. The neighbourhood is steeped in the captivating history of Hobart, and while Battery Point was once considered a humble village, it has now become a sought-after residential area, boasting some of the city’s most desirable real estate.

Take a step back in time and fully immerse yourself in this historic village’s charms with a meander through the narrow streets and lanes. You’ll come across some beautiful examples of 19th-century sandstone and weatherboard cottages, many of which have been meticulously renovated to blend modern elegance with the allure of the past, and some, like Grand Vue, that have been converted into luxury guest houses and boutique hotels.

Venturing Out

Grande Vue‘s location in Battery Point is ideal for exploring all Hobart offers.

Salamanca Place is within easy walking distance — the historic docks area of Hobart lined with a long row of Georgian sandstone warehouses built in the 1830s that are now home to lively restaurants and bars, art and craft boutiques and a vibrant Saturday market — and a brief walk further along the waterfront lies Brook Street Pier. You’ll no doubt be paying the pier a visit, as it’s the departure point for art lovers embarking on the high-speed, camouflaged Mona Roma catamarans that transport passengers to and from MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), an essential destination when in Hobart, providing an astonishing variety of classic and contemporary art and a truly unique, thought-provoking and sensory experience that is unparalleled anywhere else in the world.

If you have a passion for food or wine, take advantage of Grande Vue’s convenient off-street parking and rent a car to explore the wine trails of Southern Tasmania. And don’t miss the chance to indulge in a gastronomic adventure in the rugged and picturesque Huon Valley, just a short drive from Hobart. Once the main hub for Tasmania’s apple-growing industry, the region is now known for its cider production and is also home to vineyards that produce exceptional wines and outstanding restaurants with innovative menus showcasing fresh local produce.

Food & Drink

Battery Point and its surrounding area offer excellent dining options, including restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs, all conveniently located near Grande Vue.

If you’re in the mood for tempting baked goods and a comforting afternoon tea, make sure to visit Jackman & McRoss Bakery. This beloved Battery Point establishment is cherished by both residents and tourists alike, with a reputation for its exceptional handmade bread, delicious pastries, and enticing breakfast choices.

When it comes to libations, Salamanca Place is the place to be. From trendy cocktail lounges to laid-back craft beer venues housed in historic buildings, there is an abundance of options to satisfy your cravings. Conveniently situated just a short ten-minute walk from Grande Vue, you’ll find a plethora of choices. Be sure to stop along the way for an unforgettable dinner experience at Ti Ama, the newest sensation in Battery Point’s dining scene, which guarantees a memorable evening (we recommend booking in advance!). The pizza menu at Ti Ama is as playful as the decor and features cleverly named options like Bubby G, BBQ Bird, Wild Child, and Spuf Lyf, while a variety of antipasti and pasta dishes are offered on their Feed Me menu, served up share plate-style.

If you prefer a pub experience that’s closer to your home away from home, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a pint of local lager or indulge in Tassie artisan whisky at one of the oldest pubs in the area. Shipwright Arms, an institution in Hobart, has been serving the people of Battery Point for over 177 years, and is just a short stroll up the road from Grande Vue.

Best Room for Two

Grand Vue Hotel Hobart Knopwood Room

When seeking a peaceful getaway or a romantic retreat in Hobart, the Knopwood Room at Grand Vue is the perfect choice. This hidden treasure, nestled on the highest level of the boutique hotel, offers couples a private haven complete with breathtaking panoramic views of the Derwent estuary. An antique French bed beckons you to sleep in and relax and recharge, while the marble ensuite bathroom has luxurious amenities such as locally-produced Millie Organic Body Wash, Mr Smith Shampoo and Conditioner, and plush bath robes, guaranteeing an utterly indulgent experience.

Wake each morning to drink in that gorgeous vista from your window seat or outside in the courtyard garden before wandering to the kitchen and dining lounge to make a pot of local Tasmanian tea, toast a slice of sourdough from Jackman & Ross, and devour the fresh continental breakfast spread of jams, muesli, juices and more that’s included in every Grand Vue stay. Or take time out to enjoy the simple pleasures of relaxing in the comfortable lounge area, surrounded by fabulous contemporary art and intriguing collectables, unwinding with a pre-dinner drink or indulging in morning and afternoon tea (the hotel lays on a spread of tempting baked treats for guests to enjoy throughout the day).

Couples will Love

Whether you are a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply seeking a unique and memorable short stay in Hobart, this grand old dame offers couples an exceptional experience combining classic charm and contemporary flair (in true Tasmanian style!). A stay at Grand Vue promises to exceed your expectations and provide unparalleled comfort and sophistication, welcoming guests to be swept away by the allure of this exceptional heritage boutique hotel and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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