Accommodation Near Battery Point
Located just a 20-minute walk from Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Battery Point is a historic suburb that’s well worth the visit. It’s also only 10 minutes from the CBD and a 5-minute stroll from Salamanca Place, which makes it the perfect pitstop on a Saturday afternoon once you’ve explored the Salamanca Market.
Enjoy stepping back in time knowing the modern amenities of the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart are waiting for you just a few minutes away, including complimentary Wi-Fi, valet parking, swimming pool, and 24-hour roomservice.
Learn more about the history of Battery Point
Battery Point is named after the famous battery gun that was erected on the site of modern Princes Park in 1818 to protect the town from nautical threats. Decommissioned in 1878 for being too close to a residential area to be deemed safe, the name stuck, giving us what is now known as Battery Point.
Originally settled in the early 19th century as a Maritime village, most of the cottages were built in the 1840’s and 50’s and have now been fully restored. Today, Battery Point is a highly sought-after place to live and is home to some exclusive real estate.
There’s simply no better way to immerse yourself in the history of Battery Point than to take a historic walking tour around the village. With countless tours to choose from, you’ll explore the suburb’s history including Arthur’s Circus, which is located in the middle of the village green. Wandering through the tight streets and lanes, surrounded by cottages and old laneways, you’ll swear you’ve stepped back a century
After a coffee, a sweet treat, or perhaps some Italian? Take a stroll down Hamden Road and you’ll be sure to find whatever delicacy you are craving, from pastries and coffee for the perfect midafternoon pick me up, through to great international cuisine for lunch or dinner.
If you would prefer to dine a little closer to home, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is just a few minutes walk away. Enjoy dinner at our on-site Restaurant Tasman, grab a drink at the Atrium Bar, or if you want a bit of privacy – why not partake in our in-room dining service? It’s available 24/7.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Photo Via: Tanya Challice Photography