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Wednesday 22 March 2017

A step back in time to colonial days in Tasmania

There is a touch of colonial history and a lot of impressive hospitality when you stay at Sorell Barracks, a delightful bed and breakfast just 25 minutes outside of Hobart and 10 minutes from Hobart Airport. 

I took a punt on Sorell Barracks site unseen on for a one-night stay last week and was more than happy with my $116 investment. 

We were given a small self-contained garden cottage that might once have been a chapel and it was packed with antiques, all the modern facilities you might need for a short stay and a small, but impeccably clean, bathroom. 

There were also loft rooms (beware the steep stairs) with balconies and desks, along with a lovely garden with dining settings and barbecues. The top-range of accommodation is four two-room spa suites. 

The owners offer $15 shuttles between the airport and Sorell for those who'd rather stay in a characterful B&B than an airport hotel. 

The oldest building in the township of Sorell, the Barracks is a colonial Georgian terrace built in 1827. The building retains all the charm of the era and while the TV was small in our room, it does the trick for a night or two. 

There were excellent continental breakfast facilities (fruit, cereals, bread, fresh milk and juice etc), a minibar and a comfortable queen bed in the garden cottage, quality towels, free wifi and windows that open to let in fresh air. 

Set in a quiet street but within walking distance to Sorell's hotels, cafes and restaurants, quaint and comfortable Sorell Barracks gets a thumbs up from us. 

Sorell Barracks, 31 Walker Street, Sorell, Tasmania 7127. (03) 6265 1572. 

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