10 Of Hobart’s Best Hotels

By Ben Tyers
11th Jun 2018


Ahh, the Apple Isle. A trip down to Tassie right in the thick of winter is an absolute must for any cold-loving fiend, and if you’re going to base yourself out of anywhere to see Tasmania’s sights, it’s got to be Hobart.

So, you’re going to need a hotel. You’re going to need to know the best hotels in Hobart, and that’s where this list comes in. From the ones you’re well acquainted with to the ones you might never have heard of, here are the best hotels in Hobart.

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

The Henry Jones has been a mainstay in the Hobart hotel scene for more than 15 years and has just had a major revamp of its 52 rooms and 4 suites.

Set inside the old IXL jam factory, The Henry Jones is just a quick walk across Hobart’s port to Salamanca Place and the Hobart CBD.

It’s called The Henry Jones Art Hotel for a reason, with tons of local art adorning the walls of the hotel, and it’s all available for purchase—just ask downstairs.


The latest hotel from the team behind The Henry Jones—Federal Group—Macq01 is a premium hotel that is well positioned and connected to the ground it is situated on.

Macq01 celebrates Tasmania’s history, from its indigenous population to the local characters found in towns around the state. Each room focuses on a particular character from the present, or past, and tells their story.

Macq01 is just across Hunter Street from The Henry Jones so has the same great access to Hobart.

Somerset On The Pier

Occupying Elizabeth Street Pier, Somerset on the Pier is comprised of one, two, and three bedroom serviced apartments with great facilities, and access to Salamanca Place and the Hobart CBD.

Lenna Of Hobart

You’ll find Lenna at Salamanca Place overlooking Sullivan’s Cove. With easy access to the beautiful, and historic Battery Point, and Salamanca Market you’d be mad not to book one of Lenna’s 52 rooms if that sounds right up your alley.

Built in 1874, Lenna lives inside an amazingly restored sandstone mansion that is classified by National Trust.

Islington Hotel

Over in South Hobart you’ll easily track down Islington on Davey Street.

Featuring 11 luxury urban lodges, Islington is situated inside a building dating from 1847, and boasts sensational views of Mount Wellington.

Along the corridors of Islington you’ll find antiques and artworks that reflect the owner’s family history in Tasmania

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

If you’re looking for a massive hotel with great views, the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is the place you’ve been looking for.

The Grand Chancellor has everything you’d expect from a modern hotel, with a fitness centre, heated indoor pool, meeting rooms, convention centre, as well as a bar and restaurant.

Clydesdale Manor

Clydesdale Manor is a beautiful Georgian style building that was built way back in the 1880s. With Constitution Dock, Battery Point, Salamanca Place and the CBD all within 2km of the manor is very well situated.

There are 7 guest suites at Clydesdale Manor which all feature high ceilings, and antique furniture, and you’ll find an open fire in the guest lounge.

You also can’t go past the complimentary fudge, and port in the guest lounge every evening.

Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Sitting on the Esplanade just past Salamanca Place, Salamanca Wharf Hotel has great views of the waterfront and back towards the CBD.

Built in 2012, the hotel has room options from studio suits to premium apartments, and the loft penthouse.

All rooms feature fully equipped kitchens, and the mini bar is stocked with all the best local beers you require.

Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Hadley’s Orient Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Australia, having been built by convict labour way back in 1834.

The National Trust listed venue has 71 rooms and is right on the edge of Hobart’s CBD with easy access to shopping, and to Salamanca Place.

Hadley’s also hosts Hobart’s best high tea, which happens between 2pm and 5pm Wednesday through to Sunday.

Customs House Waterfront Hotel

Customs House Waterfront Hotel can be found right next to Parliament House facing the waterfront.

The building was built in 1846, and features a range of rooms with great views of the River Derwent.

Like most hotels in Hobart you’ve also got all of Hobart’s tourist precincts at your doorstep or just a short walk away.

Looking for things to do in Tasmania while you're there? This list can help you out.

Image credit: Supplied | Federal Group

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