Ahh, the Apple Isle. A trip down to Tassie is an absolute must for any Perthite looking for a getaway that combines some of the best food, culture and adventure in Australia. And if you’re going to base yourself out of anywhere to see Tasmania’s sights, it’s got to be Hobart.
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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 four 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 and two 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, 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 the National Trust.
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 for you. The Grand Chancellor has everything you’d expect from a modern hotel, with a fitness centre, heated indoor pool, meeting rooms and convention centre, as well as a bar and restaurant.
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 it's very well situated. There are seven guest suites at Clydesdale Manor which all feature high ceilings and antique furniture. You’ll find an open fire in the guest lounge and complimentary fudge and port 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 ranging from studio suites to premium apartments, and the loft penthouse if you're looking to blow some cash. 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 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.
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