The Signalman's Cottage Bed & Breakfast Hobart


We often get thank you messages left by happy guests… but this one felt special as it was written by a young boy who stayed in our B&B with is mum. Very thoughtful.


Thank you so much for this refreshing place to spend a few nights.
Jeff & Sure, December 2018

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The B&B is just what we needed + Scarlett was a lovely bonus ! Can’t wait to see photos of the new puppy !
Thanks again, we’ll be back.
Claire + Roger

Thank you for the lovely accommodation and solitude over the last 3 days and nights. You have a beautiful location and cottage and I have enjoyed the nature, serenity and hospitality during my stay. It has been perfect for some headsapce and time to sit back, take a deep breath, relax and contemplate life. Thank you once again, Michael (8 June 2017)

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We loved this place !
Take care.  Catherine & Tim, April 2017

Thank you for a superb few days. Wonderful accommodation and position. We used buses and explored a lot, and even fitted in lemonade scones at the Signal Station Brasserie !
Sally and Ben, 21/01/2017

A recent review from TripAdvisor:
“This place is a hidden gem! We only stayed one night but would have gladly had longer if it hadn’t been booked out.
Really comfortable with everything we needed and great supplies for a decent continental breakfast.
The best thing about this place is it’s location – right at the top of Mt. Nelson, next to the Signal Station. Spectacular views through the bush, overlooking Hobart and the Derwent River. Even had wallabies in the back yard when we arrived.
Only a 10 minute drive from Hobart, so central to so many places and attractions, yet such a peaceful setting. Great place to come home to after a busy day touring.
Wonderful hosts. Highly recommend this place “

Many thanks for the lovely stay at your beautiful cottage. Everything was absolutely spot-on.
We will return, I am sure, but I do not know when.
We will recommend you to our family and friends.”
Steve & Lesley

“We really enjoyed our stay at the Signalman’s Cottage. Conditions were great, which made our stay in Hobart pleasant.”
Ela + Lindsay

“Thank you for the beautiful accommodation, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here !”
Lance and Vicky

These comments are from guests who booked via the TakeABreak website (now Stayz).

“The views were fantastic, close to the city one way and the Huon the other.
And the bed was comfy.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – MARY, TASMANIA – December 13

“very good place from where to visit hobart and surrounding. very good balance price-quality.
we were here from europe to visit family. we will recommend this spot to future family-visitors.”
Guest rating: 4/5  – Jan, NOORD-HOLLAND – January 13

“Friendly hosts, comfortable and clean accommodation, great views, quiet location with a beautiful garden. We really can recommend the Signalman’s cottage.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Heike, GERMANY – December 12

“The view was wonderful and the hosts were helpful and easy to talk to,the provisions for 2 days breakfasts were yummy and more than enough for two.Thanks again to Loic and Georgie”
Guest rating: 5/5  – John – February 12

“The view and location was excellent. Very quiet and easy to find.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Peter, NSW – February 12

“The hosts were friendly and helpful people and the breakfast items were terrific, very yummy :)! The cabin is located in a really nice part of the hill near the signal station so lots of good walks just up the road.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Samantha, CANTERBURY – November 10

“we were left to ourselves and not disturbed and it was just so relaxing.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Susan, TASMANIA – June 10

“We were both delighted and impressed by the quality of the accommodation and the value-for-money . Mt Nelson is a peaceful and beautiful location. We found the operators of the b&b to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to our next visit to Tasmania when we shall again stay at the Signalman’s Cottage. “
Guest rating: 5/5  – Jason, VICTORIA – March 10

“We enjoyed the location and setting of the cottage. The cottage itself was adequate for the price. The kitchenette was somewhat cramped and awkward to use, even for making coffee, and we were quite cold during the time we stayed (mid-winter). On the whole, we enjoyed our stay there, though.”
Guest rating: 3/5  – Anthea, SA – July 09
Our response: “Sorry to hear you were cold as the heater in the room is very powerful. There must have been an issue with the settings and we could have easily solved the problem if we had known.”

“Very nice, comfortable and quiet. Beautiful view over Hobart. Excellent value for money and excellent service from the hosts. We can highly recommend this place. “
Guest rating: 4/5  – Susanna , VIC – May 09

“The overall experience was wonderful. The cottage was clean and very cosy with a lovely outlook. The convenience of the bus stop outside the gate was also a bonus. The provisions provided for breakfast were delicious.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Gollda, WA – May 09

“thoroughly enjoyed stay,quality of accommodation was high, operator was friendly and approachable. thought that it good value for money.”
Guest rating: 4/5  – Ian, WA – November 08

“we really enjoyed staying at The Signalman’s cottage B&B. The location was great with its semi bush setting so close to the city. The accommodation was compact, simple and clean and not fussy which was to our taste. The proprietors were very friendly and the breakfast provisions were more than adequate. All in all it was very good value for money and we would certainly plan to use it again.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Graham, VICTORIA – January 08

“we really enjoyed our stay , charming situation and easily accessable.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Tony, VIC – January 08

“Excellent location, comfortable accommodations, friendly hosts. The view from the nearby former lighthouse is superb. “
Guest rating: 5/5  – Robert, PENNSYLVANIA – December 07

“The accomodation was spotless, spacious and emmensly suited for our trip. Our Hosts were friendly accomodating and very helpful to any of our needs. Was very value for money and we would AND have recommend The Signalman’s Cottage to any and all who would listen.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Roslyn , VIC – September 07

“We spent a week at The Signalman’s Cottage at the end of August and the room was very warm and comfortable. Our hosts were helpful but not intrusive and we felt very private. The accomodation is located with easy access to the city and a close convenience shop but with peaceful bushland surroundings and great views.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – David, QUEENSLAND – September 07

“Nice place to stay, quite and comfortable”
Guest rating: 4/5  – Trudi, MACKAY – August 07

“Very comfortable. Beautiful location, great value – perfect for our needs. Friendly and attentive owners made sure our stay was very enjoyable.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Simon, VICTORIA – August 07

“The quality of accommodation was very good. The breakfast products were ample for our needs. We appreciated the privacy afforded to us by the owners, who occupied the house at the front. Very enjoyable stay and we can recommend it as being value for money.”
Guest rating: 4/5  – Amanda, NSW – March 07

“Absolutely lovely location!! Be sure to allow time in your trip to enjoy the views- just a few feet from this B&B. The facility was very comfortable and the food was adequate. The hosts were very accommodating when we needed to use their Internet.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Karen, NC – March 07

“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay .. would highly recommend venue.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Faith, NSW – February 07

“Very comfortable accommodation with all that we required, ideal for couples. Easy transport by bus into Hobart as described and fantastic views and walks from the top of Mount Nelson. Restaurant at the Signal Station was a high standard and within 1 minutes walk from the accommodation.”
Guest rating: 4/5  – GWYNNE, ESSEX – February 07

“After a long trip from Dk and a very hectic week in Hong Kong, Signalman´s cottage was just what we needed to relax, enjoy the silence and yet being able to just drop in Hobart downtown for a walk after just 10 m drive. The owners were really friendly and helpful.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Ana MAria, HOBRO – January 07

“Extremely pleasant.Friendly hosts,lovely garden.Mt Nelson is the pick of Hobart suburbs. Was delighted to find accommodation in such a beautiful spot..a favourite of many years.Lots of birds,even a wallaby or two! Spotlessly clean. Breakfast provisions wonderful,the yoghurt and real coffee were especially welcome. Will certainly go back next trip.”
Guest rating: 4/5  – Bogna, QLD – December 06

“Good value for money accommodation. very peaceful,lovely surroundings.”
Guest rating: 4/5  – Tony, TASMANIA – November 06

“We had a very pleasant stay. The accommodation was comfortable and clean, the service friendly and helpful and the location ideal — peace and quiet and only 6 mins from the city.”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Ann and Bob, TAS – October 06

“Friendly hosts, cute studio, fine for a short stay for a couple, great view, peaceful and good value with the breakfast included. The nearby restaurant at the Mt Nelson lookout was also a must do, we had a beautiful dinner there.

thanks Loic”

Guest rating: 4/5  – Kylie, NSW – October 06

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Signalman’s Cottage, we found the room and view all we expected and more. The owner was very friendly and willing to take on board our comments. Well worth the money and trip up the hill
Sue and Mark (Adelaide SA)”
Guest rating: 4/5  – Mark and Sue, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – August 06

“Signalmans cottage provided excellent accommodation in a nice location with great views, just on the outskirts of Hobart. Friendly operator, great reception, a relaxing place to stay. Thoroughly recommended!”
Guest rating: 5/5  – Dylan, WLG – May 06