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“Goodbye Library House- until the next time.”
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Discover a private balcony with views from mountain to Tasman Peninsula across the River Derwent
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Discover a private balcony with views from mountain to Tasman Peninsula across the River Derwent
Daybreak in 'The Derwent Suite' with king bed, ensuite and 280° views. 'To add a Library to a house is to give that house a soul.'   Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
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Discover a private balcony with views from mountain to Tasman Peninsula across the River Derwent
Daybreak in 'The Derwent Suite' with king bed, ensuite and 280° views.
'To add a Library to a house is to give that house a soul.'   Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
A Dream Kitchen to summon a feast, intimate dinner, or early breakfast before the day's adventure
Twilight at The Library House
Discover one of Hobart's most elegant Federation homes and make it yours for your Hobart stay
The 'Salamanca Room' (with Queen-size bed)
The 'Mt Wellington Room'. Can be configured as two Long Singles or King bed
The eclectic 'MONA Room' (Queen bed)
Relax and enjoy the living room with balcony, garden. Sun-filled by day, lights of Hobart at night
'The Bruny Room'. (Double bed)
Spend some time soaking in a spa with a spectacular view of the River Derwent by night or by day
Your Private ensuite in the Luxurious Derwent Suite
Nestle up by the fireplace in the Media Room in The Library House
Fully-equipped laundry
Enjoy the dressing area with plenty of hanging space when you stay in 'The Derwent Suite'
From the moment you enter The Library House there's pleasures to discover and warm spaces to relax
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Hobart, Greater Hobart, Tasmania

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chris m
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Goodbye Library House- until the next time.”
Reviewed 29 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Library House was all we expected- and more! Once we recovered from the spectacular views over Hobart & the Derwent River our attention was drawn to the interior.
Sadly we didn't get to use the well appointed kitchen & BBQ because of the attractions of Hobarts cafes & restaurants ( Me Wah,MONA &Small Fry to name a few)!The beds were incredibly comfortable & the various sitting area's provided sanctuaries to enjoy the huge & eclectic collection of books.They alone are a compelling reason to return.
Thoughtful touches like waffle dressing gowns,throw rugs,crisp sheets,fluffy doona's & nice toiletries were appreciated &awe loved the slightly quirky art choices.
Parking was easy & we discovered that we could walk to the CBD & the harbour in 30 mins-although in future we will remember going down is easier!
All in all a memorable stay but we now realise 3days isn't long enough.Next time............

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Philip238...
Hong Kong, China
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“A bit untidy”
Reviewed 17 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Dear Emma,

No doubt, this is a very nice home for us to stay last week and we all love it very much. Thanks for providing such a warm home. However, there are rooms to improve to make this house 100% perfect.
1. The rooms located on the ground floor and the two little rooms on 1st floor should install air-conditioners to make residents comfortable.
2. A number of lights were out of order, the room with sun-roof, kitchen etc.
3. We intended to enjoy a BBQ party using your existing BBQ stove but failed due to it is very untidy and couldn't cook on the rusty grill which we found very difficult to clean.
4. The kitchen utensil also found untidy which caused us quite sometime to clean before start cooking in your beautiful kitchen.
5. Rubbish bags not provided in the kitchen. We are not able to keep the place clean and from the smell.
6. No plastic curtain install in the master bedroom's bathroom resulting water spreading over the floor.

Suggest the house should give a complete basic cleck up before hand over to new users.
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Sorry for the comments and looking forward to live in Library House again.

Best Regards,

Philip Lee

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Liked best: Living environment, decoration, design of the house
Liked least: Cleaniness
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
28 Feb 2016
Thank you Phillip for bringing these issues to our notice. We are sorry to hear that some aspects of Library House was not to our usual and expected high standards during your stay.
As always, we endeavour to bring to all our guests the best that Australia and Tasmania has to offer and we will ensure that the standards we and our guests expect are maintained. We thank you for your constructive input.
We do hope that your family's stay in Tasmania was an enjoyable one and that you all had an opportunity to sample some of the many sights, tastes and experiences of this beautiful island.
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zzrbell
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
559 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Spectacular Hobart Getaway”
Reviewed 28 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Ideal for big families or multiple couples. This charming house is set in Forest Road among the other homes from the late 1800s and early 1900s. It sleeps eight and has three bathrooms. The main bedroom has spectacular views over the Derwent and Sandy Bay. It is spacious with a library with plenty of books and games. There is a large modern kitchen and plenty of living space. The location is great but it is a steep walk from the CBD. There is also a great local grocer (the Hill Street Grocer). Nestle in and make yourself comfortable, you won't want to leave.

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Liked best: The space and the views
Liked least: Walking up the hill returning from town.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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jonathan6...
Perth, Australia
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“Absolutely top-notch!”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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A group of us chose Library House for our annual gathering/holiday and it's spectacular. Comfortably, luxurious, convenient, and the owners are wonderful. It's convenient to downtown Hobart, and has glorious views of the city and Derwent. Highly, highly recommended. The only reason I wouldn't recommend this fabulous house is because I want to be sure it's available next time I need it :)

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
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Antboi
Sydney
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“Words Cannot Describe this Beauty............”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

A beautiful beautiful home!! From the second you step inside be prepared to be transformed and enveloped into a world of luxurious but humble grandeur and decadence. A welcoming old home that has been meticulously restored and added upon with a new wing of renovations that blend seamlessly together.

Having stayed this past weekend with a family group of seven we were torn between exploring Hobart or staying in and just relaxing in The Library House. It definitely wasn't long enough and we are dying to go back one day soon.

The weekend was one that provided family memories that will last forever; from the cooking in the fantastic kitchen with great local produce and wine, to the snoozing in front of the open fire, to the losing children deeply enveloped in books in the library (teenagers I might add), to the magical views from so many windows in the house, I cant speak highly enough of The Library House and the magical, comfortable place that Emma has created.

Little touches are very sincere to making one feel welcome with fresh flowers, scented candles, refreshing alcohol stocked in the fridge, basic kitchen essentials, Aesop toiletries, beautiful linen, nothing could be faulted and you could not be left wanting for anything.

The Library House feels so familiar and so much like your own home. Everyone was so disappointed to leave. To Emma and The Library House - thank you for a wonderful weekend.

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