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Edinburgh B&B, Hobart: "Quirky & Arty Farty" State of Tasmania Hotel Tip by carmilla5

State of Tasmania Hotels: 48 reviews and 62 photos

David and Penelope run this gorgeous B&B close to the centre of Hobart. A little bit too far from the thick of it (ie centre of the city) if you don't have a car and don't like walking (1km walk) would be the only downside I have and its a little noisy as its placed on a corner of two very busy city streets. A little double glazing wouldn't go astray, but did it spoil my time? Nothing that a set of ear plugs wouldn't solve, ha!

The room we stayed in was the queen sized ensuite. Yummy rustic room which had a telly, tea making, a large gorgeous pic of a woman on one wall and lots of cosy furnishings including a settee.

The ensuite was obviously an extra addition to the room. Bath with shower over the top and little heater complimenting the larger one in the bedroom.

Brekkie was yum. Pen would make a compote of fruits which were warm and served with a beautiful vanilla yoghurt; breads of all different types, coffee, tea, juices and a continental platter of meats, etc.

David, who is an actor is such a warm and animated host and larger than life. He makes you feel so welcome. Pen is quieter, more reserved but still very welcoming. They have three puli dogs that we got to have a chat with too!

Would definitely recommend this place to stay. Would I stay again? Maybe, maybe not because if I were to stay in Hobart again I would either prefer to have a car (there are a lots of hills on the way back to the B&B from the centre of town) or be much closer.

Address: 211 Macquarie Street, Hobart
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: North west of the waterfront. About 1km walk from Salamanca Market.
Phone: 613 62249229
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Bed and Breakfast

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  • Written Apr 4, 2005
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