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Gattonside Heritage Accommodation offers an intimate sanctuary nestled in peaceful and private surrounds located in historic Battery Point, Hobart. Gattonside heritage listed boutique Hobart accommodation offers you a private sanctuary with eight luxury heritage suites with original timber beams, fine antiques and captivating views.
These suites are beautifully appointed double and twin share ensuite rooms. Key features including antique work desks and art, which gives a traditional feel, are complemented by contemporary conveniences including spa baths and Wi-Fi internet.
We provide a continental breakfast in the stunning, sun filled Gattonside breakfast room. Book early to avoid missing out on this great Hobart accommodation.


History of Gattonside


Gattonside Heritage Accommodation is a beautiful and grand Victorian mansion located in historic Battery Point. It was designed by the distinguished colonial architect, Henry Hunter, and built for Mrs JR Scott in 1885 as her private residence. Henry Hunter was a well-respected architect who designed, and supervised the construction of many iconic Hobart buildings and churches such as St Mary’s Cathedral, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (for which he won a design award in 1860) and the Masonic Hall.
Set on almost a hectare of land in the heart of the colony the property featured an extravagant 6 bedrooms upstairs plus a servant’s bedroom, parlour, drawing room, dining room and library. In the late 1880’s in colonial Hobart Town, Gattonside was a display of much wealth and prosperity.
Gattonside was a private home for many years until in 1953 when the Royal Hobart Hospital purchased the property to use an accommodation for interns. It remained as hospital housing until 1972. Since 1972 the grand old mansion has been home to various businesses including a doctor’s surgery and a design firm.
In 1999 Gattonside was then purchased by a local business man who began operating the mansion as an upmarket Bed and Breakfast. In 2004 Gattonside hit the media spotlight in a cloud of controversy when its owner applied to build 33 units for university students in the grounds surrounding the mansion. The application was rejected by the Hobart City Council after much opposition from local residents and the Heritage Council. In 2005 a local Tasmanian couple then purchased it and restored it to its former glory and continued operating it as a luxury bed and breakfast.
Today, Gattonside is a National Trust listed property and also has five trees of significance within the grounds.


Property Information


Gattonside Heritage Accommodation

Hobart & Southern
51 – 53 Sandy Bay Road
Battery Point Tasmania 7004

Check-in Time: 2.00pm
Checkout Time: 10.00am

How to get There

From the Tasman Bridge, stay in the far left lane and follow it on to Davey Street. At St Davids Park turn left from Davey Street into Sandy Bay Road and then drive approximately 500 metres and turn right into Gattonside.

Car Parking

Gattonside offers complimentary private car parking.

Local Attractions

Salamanca Markets Mount Wellington Battery Point Walking Tours Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Cascade Brewery Wrest Point Casino Cadbury Chocolate Factory MONA Day trips to the Huon Valley and Tahune Forest AirWalk, Bruny Island, Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond, Coal River Valley Vineyards, New Norfolk, Derwent Valley, Mt Field National Park and Wineglass Bay.

Business Facilities

Gattonside offers large suites with natural light, opening windows and is private and peaceful with complimentary WiFi, car parking and a complimentary light breakfast option. Gattonside is situated within an easy 5 minute walk from the CBD and a 3 minute walk to Salamanca Place and Hobart’s waterfront.

Other Features

Gattonside is situated on Sandy Bay Road, on the fringe of the city with historic Battery Point in the immediate vicinity. A short three-minute stroll takes you to the restaurant strip in Hampden Road and Salamanca Place. Gattonside offers guests a large formal sitting room with complimentary port and chocolates. It is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the surrounding areas such as the Huon and Derwent Valley, Mount Wellington, the Tasman Peninsula, Richmond and Bruny Island.

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Local Attractions
  • 8 rooms
  • Car Parking
  • Free Wifi

Tripadvisor Reviews

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Well maybe 4.5 stars.

Well situated just on the edge of the Hobart CBD Gattonside started life as a wealthy merchant's mansion back in the 1800s. Now a B&B we enjoyed our HUGE bedroom (with ensuite) which was the old parlour. Massive amount of room and very well furnished...

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Classic accommodation for romantics

Heritage accommodation with a romantic feel. Good place to make your wife happy. Self service breakfast which suited us fine as allowed us to supplement with own fruit and vegs. Why would anyone want to stay in a sterile hotel?More

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