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Mandalay Guesthouse at Battery Point.
Mandalay Guesthouse at Battery Point.
The Empire Suite, stateroom.
Battery Point in Tasmania.

Battery Point

Thursday, July 13, 2000
If you love the sea, then your stay at Battery Point Guesthouse, with its nautical and Titanic theme, is just for you.

From outside Jeff's Gothic-style 19th century cottage looks the same as others in the area, but inside he has re-created parts of the Titanic, right down to almost identical carpeting.

Built as a coach house and stables for a nearby mansion, Mandalay offers five queen rooms, all with ensuite, phones and television.

The Empire Suite is a recreation of the Titanic's stateroom no. 58/80. The Edwardian furniture is handmade, and it has beautiful plaster-garlanded ceilings, a queen-size brass bed, and even a bunk room.

All rooms have access to a deck complete with lifeboat and great views of the harbour. You can get there from the breakfast room or from the gardens.

Jeff's 1910 yacht Weena is made from Tasmanian Huon pine, and has been lovingly cared for since she was built. Weena used to race, but now she takes visitors to Mandalay for a leisurely cruise along the Derwent.

A five-minute stroll from the guesthouse is a row of Georgian warehouses, now full of eateries, pubs and plenty of shops selling everything from antiques to local lavender products. It's easy to spend a few hours here people-watching and browsing amongst the interesting wares.

Location

About 20 minutes from Hobart airport.

Cost

Rooms cost $125 per double per night, including breakfast.
A two-hour sail in the Weena costs $40 a head, and includes Tasmanian wine and cheese.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Battery Point Guest House
7 McGregor Street, Battery Point
Ph: (03) 6224 2111
Qantas: 13 13 13

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