Welcome to The Lodge on Elizabeth
The Lodge on Elizabeth

Facilities

At the Lodge on Elizabeth you get to experience one of Australia's oldest Georgian luxury mansions with the following facilities and so much more...

Our facilities include Tour Desk, Free WiFi, Free Parking with our parking permit, Complimentary use of beach towels, Guest Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service, All Rooms Serviced Daily, AAA 4 Star Rating, Fully Accredited by Tourism Council of Tasmania, Antiques, Tea and coffee facilities, Licensed premises featuring specially selected Tasmanian Wines, Beers, Ciders and Whiskeys.

Breakfast Room

A complimentary hearty continental buffet breakfast is generally included in most tariffs. Please check your booking as some tariffs are “Room Only” 

Breakfast is available in our Dining Room between 7:30am to 9.00am.

The breakfast includes:

  • cereals, fresh fruit, Greek and fruit yoghurts
  • tea, coffee & a selection of fruit juices
  • a wide selection of breads, English muffins, crumpets and croissants.
  • Hard boiled eggs, sliced ham and cheese
  • Gluten free cereal and bread available

Special dietary needs are also catered for if notified in advance.

Breakfast Room
Breakfast Room at The Lodge on Elizabeth Accommodation Hobart
Breakfast Room at The Lodge on Elizabeth Accommodation Hobart
Breakfast Room at The Lodge on Elizabeth Accommodation Hobart

 

Guest Lounge Room

Guests are free to enjoy the comfort and relaxation of the Guest Lounge at any time and to share your experiences with other travellers.

Complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and port wine are always available. Books, magazines, DVD’s and games are also available for our guest’s enjoyment.

 

History

Step back in time as you pass through the grand entrance of Melbourne Lodge. As the door swings open you enter into the grace and glory of one of Hobart’s oldest residences, circa 1829, the home of John Stracey, the colony’s first auctioneer, and wife Ann, but only for a short while. Continue down the hall while imagining the noise of students at work, as MR Giblin lets the house as a private boys’ school. Step up the wing into the music rooms, constructed in 1835 for the honourable George Salier, a wealthy merchant, politician and new owner of Melbourne Lodge. George, with wife Harriet, complete major renovations and extensions to the house to accommodate a large family of 14 children and numerous servants.

Linger in the hall and look around to reminisce of George Salier’s fame and wealth. From his store, “The Golden Glove”, the site now opposite the Royal Hobart Hospital, George operated his fleet of whaling vessels. Always the entrepreneur he took advantage of the gold rush by selling prefabricated houses to the Americans. As his wealth increased, so did his business empire, acquiring large sections of what is now known as Salamanca Place.

Harriet Salier was a “pillar of society”, as a founder of the Temperance Society, Harriet protested most vigorously at the construction of Inns in the ever growing Hobart Town. To Harriet’s dismay the large brick building constructed in the 1890’s opposite the house in Warwick St was a brewery!

1901 and George Salier has passed away and another notable politician and one time Premier of Tasmania the Honourable Adye Douglas MLC, has taken up residence for a short while as once again the noise of students can be heard. It’s 1905 and you are in the Hobart Ladies College. Time passes quickly through wars and depressions, the hustle and bustle of the fifties and sixties while the house falls slowly into disrepair. In 1992, the house is derelict, unloved by its then owners, but is purchased by new proprietors to become a small hotel to save this national treasure from further decay. Stand in any room and witness the results of restoration, floors replaced and polished, chandeliers hung, and antiques placed throughout.  All efforts help return the house to its place in society as Hobart’s finest heritage accommodation.

Deservedly so, The Lodge on Elizabeth is listed by the National Trust and forms part of the National Estate, thus becoming part of Australia’s heritage in perpetuity.

Property Features

Breakfast AvailableBreakfast Available
Dry Cleaning ServiceDry Cleaning Service
FREE WiFiFREE WiFi
Office Facilities AvailableOffice Facilities Available
StairsStairs
Car ParkingCar Parking
Laundry FacilitiesLaundry Facilities
NO Pets AllowedNO Pets Allowed
NO SmokingNO Smoking
Park NearbyPark Nearby
Shops NearbyShops Nearby
Golf Course NearbyGolf Course Nearby
Tennis Court NearbyTennis Court Nearby
Fishing NearbyFishing Nearby
Walking Trail NearbyWalking Trail Nearby
Cycle Track NearbyCycle Track Nearby
Hiking NearbyHiking Nearby
Beach NearbyBeach Nearby
Airport NearbyAirport Nearby
Bus Stop NearbyBus Stop Nearby
Ferry NearbyFerry Station Nearby
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