Live the dream at historic Battery Point hotel

8 Mona Street Battery Point. Picture: SUPPLIED
8 Mona Street Battery Point. Picture: SUPPLIED

As grand as it is beautiful — and brilliantly located — the chance to purchase a piece of Tasmania’s heritage only comes along so often.

Stately No.8 Mona Street boasts 10 bedrooms and dates back to 1906.

It is a prime example of Queen Anne architecture and was originally constructed as a family home.

And its location? It simply does not get any better in one of Tasmania’s most prestigious neighbourhoods.

The next custodian of this gorgeous historic property will have numerous options at their fingertips.


Welcome home.

Subject to approvals, it could be used as a grand private residence or be converted into a flagship office headquarters.

Perhaps the next owner will wish to continue operating the property as a boutique private hotel.

Currently known as the Grand Vue Private Hotel, No.8 Mona Street is luxurious from front to back.

The hotel comprises an impressive, effortless blend of antique furniture and modern amenities.

Each individually designed room offers the opulence of a marble bathroom with heated towel rails, a mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities.

Elegant, impressive and with commanding street appeal, this property occupies a highly sought-after location in the heart of historic Battery Point.

Period charmer.

Abundant space.

This expansive 550sq m property spans three levels and has two street frontages. It is positioned on a generous 752sq m allotment.

Ornate original features meld seamlessly with contemporary updates throughout.

Leadlight panels, plaster mouldings, fireplaces with timber and marble surrounds, and the grand staircase all pay homage to the home’s era, creating a charming ambience and showcasing craftsmanship of a level rarely found today.

The modern inclusions — such as updated kitchen and bathroom facilities — complement the early 1900s character.

Throughout the property there are numerous living areas, from the breakfast room through to the guest lounge.

The place to be.

Top quality.

The well-equipped kitchen and living room are both found on the ground level, providing the opportunity to live in and manage the hotel as an owner occupier.

Knight Frank property consultant Abi Freeman said the property offered a fantastic opportunity for commercial or residential buyers.

“The property is absolutely immaculate,” she said.

“We have spoken with potential buyers who might use the ground floor as their personal residence while operating the remaining two upper levels as a boutique hotel.

Room with a view.

“If someone did want to use the property as a grand residence there is very little  they would need to change given that there was an extensive renovation completed in 2017.

“I have not seen a property of this era that is in such good condition; it is absolutely stunning.

“Everything about it — the high ceilings, wide hallways, original fireplaces and the views — everything is amazing.

“It has generated a lot of inquiry already. Some people from interstate are looking to the borders reopening soon and hope to visit Hobart for an up-close look at the property.”

Abi said there was little on the market that compared to No.8 Mona Street, especially of this scale and history.

Want to come and stay?

“The beauty of this property is it’s such a prominent building that is so stunning to look at; it is a true landmark,” she said.

No. 8 enjoys all-day sunshine. From some vantage points rooms take in the panoramic water views of the River Derwent encapsulating Marieville Esplanade and Wrest Point, while others offer an aspect over the charming streets of Battery Point all the way to the mountain.

An idyllic, central location means an owner or guests can easily walk to local cafes or the iconic Shipwrights Arms.

The cafes, restaurants and galleries of the Salamanca strip are also just a short stroll away.

Surrounded by established heritage homes, Mona Street is a tightly held enclave with properties in this locale rarely entering the market.

The property is for sale with vacant possession and is inclusive of furnishings. Inspection is by appointment only.

No.8 Mona Street, Battery Point is listed with Knight Frank and will be sold by expressions of interest closing October 29 at 4pm.

This article from The Mercury originally appeared as “Live the dream in this Mona St landmark”.