Are you planning that romantic getaway in Tasmania this year? If so, read on to discover the best hotels in Hobart. The hotels with the highest ratings, the most luxurious suites, the richest histories, and most glamorous waterfront locations.
For many, choosing the perfect room is a scary task, as googling the question brings up a plethora of options - and calls for more research than any of us have time for. Indeed, Hobart's visitors are spoiled for choice. From sweeping waterfront views to edgy art exhibits, each hotel has its own story and aesthetic. So let's dive in and explore what makes these hotels stand apart and stand out.
This multi-award winning luxury hotel presides over the CBD with views of the harbour and docks. Conveniently located near public transport, Hobart's attractions and a wharf precinct steeped in history, the Macq01 tells the stories of the tribes that fished the waters centuries ago, the explorers who stumbled upon Van Diemen's Land, and the men who worked the docks and built the city. As it ages, the hotel's luxurious standards continue to rise and it has garnered such awards as the QANTAS Australian Tourism Award 2018 and the 2020 Traveller's Choice Trip Adviser award.
Approx. AUD $500
18 Hunter St., Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Hunter Street boasts another jewel of Hobart's hospitality industry - The Henry Jones Art Hotel. Just a few minutes' stroll from the Salamanca Markets and Hobart's museums and galleries, this factory-turned-5 star hotel offers an industrial chick luxuriousness that's impossible to resist. You'll never guess the stylish suites were once factory boardrooms, or that the panelling was not originally intended for luxury use. After an invigorating spa soak, dive into the precinct's rich dockside past with art and history tours in Henry Jones, Australia's first dedicated art hotel.
Among its many accolades, The Henry Jones Art Hotel received the Australian Hotel of the Year Award, 2017, from the Australian Hotel's Association Award for Excellence.
Approx. AUD $290
25 Hunter St. Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
The 5-star Salamanca Wharf Hotel sits in prime historical Hobart territory, with views onto the Castray Esplanade and Salamanca Place. The hotel's goal is to provide a welcoming stay by looking after guests with a warmth that transforms the room into a home away from home, with just a bit of wow. This boutique self-contained apartment hotel is a short jaunt from Prince Park and (as its name suggests) the Salamanca Markets. Book a stay during the annual Taste Festival, and you'd be a few steps away from Princes Wharf Shed no. 1 where the festivities are held.
The Salamanca Wharf Hotel boasts several awards, and is listed in the top 3% of Stellar Stays properties. Perks include complimentary WiFi, loaded mini bars, and underground parking (included in rates).
Approx. AUD $250
17A Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, Tasmania 7004, Australia
The Grand Vue Hotel, located in Battery Point, presents a quieter option by combining 4-star splendour with suburban chill. A majestic 1906 mansion built by Charles Fox, a Queen-Anne era stationmaster, the Grand Vue is known for its vintage stained glass windows, turret and view of the River Derwent. The original architectural features including fireplaces and rustic staircases have been carefully restored, so expect your stay to be infused with history. Despite it's suburban location, the Grand Vue is within walking distance of the CBD and marketplace, and the rooms are stocked with amenities expected in a hotel of its quality. Free parking and WiFi included.
Approx. AUD $240
8 Mona Point, Batter Point, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Built in a central location near Hobart's centre, this 4-star hotel offers a great excuse to soak up Tasmania's local warmth. Each guest is treated to wonderful service and a heartfelt farewell - the Tasmanian way. Relax in luxurious suites with views of Mount Wellington or the harbour, or enjoy the state of the art pool and gym facilities and expensive conference venues.
Approx. AUD $260
1 Davey St., Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Perfect for that family vacation, the unpretentious yet stylish Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel commands a convenient spot near Hobart's most family friendly activities such as the Salamanca Markets, Royal Tasmanian Gardens and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania. With onsite parking, business services, free WiFi and a complimentary fitness centre, this self-contained accommodation is perfect for corporate travel and trips away with your friends as well.
But that's not all. Mountain biking enthusiasts, listen up. The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel offers onsite bike storage, lock-up and washes, as well as those spare bits and pieces that may need replacing after a jaunt up Mount Wellington. To unwind from the trip, relax over a meal in the Stockman's Restaurant or The Baaa Bar.
Approx. AUD $300
1 Macquarie St., Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
One of Hobart's most luxurious 4-star hotels, Hadley's Orient Hotel dates back to 1834 and boasts a style worthy of a Victorian-era label. Built in a prime harbour-side location, Hadley's is within a comfortable distance of Hobart's wining and dining precinct and the popular Salamanca Market. Enjoy cuisine from the renowned Orient Bar and Dining Room and other perks such as free WiFi and breakfast or room service. Offsite parking space is located nearby.
Approx. AUD $180
34 Murray St., Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Fancy a peaceful stay alongside, or should I say on top of, the waterfront? Somerset on the Pier blends rustic charm with modernity. As a reimagined pier building that once supported a bustling 1930's waterfront economy, Somerset's serviced apartments provide the perfect hotel alternative for that weekend away or extended stay with the kids. There's always activity on the water to watch from the veranda, and the hotel's prime location affords very quick commutes to the CBD.
Somerset on the Pier is perfect for travellers who prefer a little more space than a hotel room and who prize staying in the best location Hobart has to offer.
Approx. AUD $255
1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
On the prowl for a low-key guesthouse? Battery Point Manor is just that. With a grand Victorian exterior, this 4.5 star bed and brekky is warm and personable. The 1834 mansion sits along a tree-lined street that slopes down to the harbour along the Derwent River, and is a short 11 minute walk from the Salamanca Markets. Relax in spacious bedrooms which boast popular perks such as free WiFi and a mini bar.
Approx. AUD $140
13 Cromwell Street, Battery Point, Tasmania 7004, Australia
The commanding circular tower of Wrest Point overlooks the Derwent River where suburbia meets the sea. The colorful 4-star hotel boasts a casino, spa and pool, and is only a 7-10 minute drive from Hobart's most popular destinations, including the Salamanca precinct and botanical gardens. Wrest Point's riverside location with ferry access has made it a much sought after event venue of worldwide acclaim. This is complemented by it's premium accommodation, award winning restaurants, free parking, live entertainment and breezy marina surrounds.
Wrest Point boasts its share of awards, including the Tasmania Tourism Award for Best Venue in 2017 and 2018, and is rated a 2020 Gold List Achiever by Star Ratings Australia.
Approx. AUD $200
410 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
The RACV Hobart Hotel is a 4-star boutique hotel on Collins Street, a few minutes stroll away from the craft shops and cafes of the CBD and Salamanca precinct. A major perk of this more casual hotel is that its members save 10% on some of Tasmania's top attractions. Fancy a river cruise, or a vintage steam train journey along the island's rugged west coast? These savings may be just the thing you need to bring that family friendly holiday to a close, while enjoying Tasmania's unique beauty and end-of-the-earth location.
The RACV also provides free WiFi and a fitness centre - but those breakfast cornflakes will be added at extra charge.
Approx. AUD $210
154-156 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia