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Claremont House

12 Lady Clark Ave, Claremont, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6249 8818
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We stayed in the convict room of this lovely old renovated house. Yes, we where surprised the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robyn H
via mobile
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Recently I had friends stay at the Claremont House and they were well and truly happy with the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janine M
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For the first century of its life, Claremont House was owned by wealthy and powerful merchants, businessmen, politicians, a Captain in the British Army and an Australian Test Cricket Captain. Claremont House was a grand mansion, located on top of a hill looking down on its surrounding 734 acres of land. In 1940, the property passed into the hands of the Red Cross Society and became known as the Lady Clark Convalescent Hospital for returned servicemen. Following World War II, the “grand old Lady” became a rehabilitation centre for thousands of servicemen and later the general community after it was acquired by the Royal Hobart Hospital in 1951. Adult education occupied the property between 1980 and 1993 when increasing maintenance costs caused relinquish of the building and a demolition order was passed to facilitate sale into private ownership. Claremont House had been condemned and was to become another historic building lost forever. Discover the entire history of the property and enjoy a homemade afternoon tea at Claremont House. The Claremont House Story tour and tea operates every Sunday between 2-5pm. The cost of the tour and tea is $30 adults, $25 concession and $15 for children over 10. (U10 free) Bookings are essential and can be made via phone or email.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
12 Lady Clark Ave, Claremont, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6249 8818
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the convict room of this lovely old renovated house. Yes, we where surprised the bathroom was shared when we arrived but in all honesty it is literally across the corridor and only shared with one other couple. Having spent time in the...More

Thank Robyn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently I had friends stay at the Claremont House and they were well and truly happy with the accommodation. This colonial house has a welcoming entrance and you are greated by a group of feathered friends near the carpark. Turkeys, chickens ducks etc very happy...More

1  Thank Janine M
Reviewed 18 December 2017

1830's mansion beautifully restored/renovated. ALL the rooms are lovely, huge, comfortable and quiet. The owners are very friendly, approachable and will show you around and explain the history. Double room has spa & sauna included in the price. Plenty available for continental or cooked breakfast...More

1  Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

A beautiful stay at Claremont House, in the Lady Clarke room. Chandelier over the comfortable bed, chandelier in the spacious bathroom with claw foot bath, a stepless shower which is elegantly accessorised with Sukin bath products a tall glass door cabinet and a large porcelain...More

1  Thank annettepearce21
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Claremont House with my mum and grandfather for a guided tour and high tea. The food was delicious and plentiful. It's great to see Joel's passion for the house reflected in such a detailed and fantastic renovation. I would recommend booking the tour as...More

2  Thank nattiemc
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We all had a great time, even our restricted diet person found plenty to choose from on their menu. It was a lunch menu that included Brunch items with eggs too. Plenty of choice and some of us even found room for desserts, which included...More

Thank williwmcat
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We enjoyed a delightful (and enormous) afternoon tea and were entertained by Joel and his fascinating history of Claremont and Claremont House. Whether you are locals like us or visiting Hobart, I couldn’t recommend an afternoon tea/ tour more highly. There is a space during...More

1  Thank andrewY2556VK
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Step back in time to this beautifully restored Colonial home. Joel Van Sanden saved this old relic from near destruction and has created a superb Restaurant plus accommdation facilities. Brunch'lunch and dinner are on offer alomng with tours of this grand old house. Superb and...More

1  Thank WinstonMentone
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Claremont House almost didn't survive, but for the tireless efforts of a group of heritage lovers in Hobart and a man who took a chance. I first saw it in its less elegant days back in the 90's, the restoration process was not yet completed...More

1  Thank gipsyjaz
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My mother, my daughter and I had a wonderful birthday morning tea. The food was amazing! The best morning tea I have ever had. The service was great. My mum had a lovely birthday. Thank you Joel 😁

1  Thank janeyjuju
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21 July 2016|
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Response from Joel V | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The tour and afternoon tea is $30 per person and includes the tour of the 164sq main house, 5 acre gardens and four storey widows walk and a buffet afternoon tea. The buffet includes a selection... More