Hobart boutique hotels

Hobart boutique hotels for a unique Tasmania stay

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Stylish art galleries, an iconic waterfront with superb restaurants, and some of the most unique luxury boutique hotels in the world make Hobart an intriguing travel destination.

Tasmania’s capital is full of history and natural beauty. Sitting on the River Derwent and overlooked by the spectacular Mount Wellington this is a city well worth exploring.

Hobart is an excellent place to unwind just by taking in the sights, sounds, smells and delicious food and drink all around you. A walk along the waterfront towards Salamanca Place with its old Georgian sandstone warehouses which have been converted into galleries, cafes, and boutiques is a must.

Hobart also has a growing reputation for having some exceptionally suave bars and restaurants, and a highly regarded whisky scene if sipping on fine spirits appeals.

Dier Makr with its Georgian dining room and open kitchen and The Glass House, suspended over Sullivan’s Cove and serving Tasmanian inspired shared plates are both highly regarded restaurants offering a unique Hobart experience, and The Lark Distillery Cellar Door bar offers a fine range of Tasmanian whiskies.

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) should be on your itinerary if you’re a fan of art, as should Handmark Gallery in Salamanca Place.

On clear days the best city views can be found at the summit of Hobart’s impressive Mount Wellington. It’s a 30-minute drive up to the summit of Mount Wellington, 1,270 metres (4,167 feet) above sea level. From the lookout you can take in sweeping views over Hobart, Bruny Island and the Tasman Peninsula. Wellington Park is threaded with tracks and trails for bushwalking, bike riding and horse riding.

But you don’t even need to venture far from whichever of the Hobart boutique hotels you choose to stay at. Each of the luxury hotels on the list below offer a unique experience within the resort, along with stunning amenities, bars and restaurants of their own.

Have you been to Hobart? Where did you stay? If you had the trip of a lifetime let us know so we can add the resort to the list of the best Hobart boutique hotels below. Tell us about your experiences and let’s raise the profile of the places that are truly unforgettable. Contact us and let us know.

Wild Bay Co is as much a celebration of the people who make these incredible experiences possible, as it is a celebration of the luxury resorts and hotels themselves. If you’ve stayed somewhere outstanding that deserves recognition for its exceptional attention to detail as well as its stunning setting then contact us and let us know.

A storytelling hotel in Tasmania.

Make the perfect romantic getaway in Hobart CBD’s iconic waterfront. Luxury accommodation offered by 5 star Hobart hotel MACq 01

Hobart luxury accommodation

The breeze along Hobart CBD’s waterfront carries a thousand captivating stories of those that were here before. In this place, the Mouheneenner people fished and forged dreams in the Derwent shallows; the first Europeans set foot ashore Van Diemen’s land and an industry was borne amid the bustle of Hunter Island. Today, this precinct is home to MACq 01 where the stories of these colourful characters are shared in a setting of informal luxury. This is a storytelling hotel.

Tasmanian characters informed the design of MACq 01. The Vos Group developers, Circa Architects and Pike Withers interior designers were charged with ensuring Tasmania’s personalities live and breathe through MACq 01. By design, the hotel invites a journey. The lounge pays homage to the Mouheneenner people and their culture, delivering an untouched feel. The reception area relates to ‘arrival’ and shares elements of early colonisation and discovery of new found land. The restaurant builds on this, influenced by early industry, highlighting the likes of mining, farming, boat building and whaling. The bar features moments that formed Tasmanian society. Each play a part in delivering the Tasmanian story through design.

A truly unique place to stay and one of the best Hobart boutique hotels you’ll find.

Grand beams of rough-hewn timber whisper of the past, framing the art of today.

The Henry Jones Art Hotel. Australia’s first dedicated art hotel inside the historic IXL jam factory on Hobart’s waterfront.

History and art collide

At the Henry Jones Art Hotel history and art collide. Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses have been thoughtfully reimagined as Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. Located in the Hunter Street precinct, the hotel blends modernity with an industrial past. Decadent elliptical spas bubble underneath rough-sawn timber trusses. Blackwood-lined boardrooms have been refashioned into stately, indulgent accommodation suites.

Through the rise and fall of industries, including Sir Henry Jones’ IXL jam empire, the harbour side location has been central to Hobart and its people. Today, the precinct hums with galleries, award-winning restaurants, bars and cafes. Hotel views capture the bustling port with kunanyi/Mount Wellington beyond.

Warm and engaging service from the curators of history and art is a hallmark of this sophisticated boutique hotel, from complimentary valet parking through to a warm Tasmanian farewell. Attention to every guest is unique – much like the 500 contemporary Tasmanian artworks lining the hotel walls.

Henry Jones represents a fusion of old and new, art and design, indulgence and discovery.

A unique Hobart boutique hotel for an unforgettable Tasmania stay.

Enjoy the peace and serenity of the pure Tasmanian wilderness.

Villa Howden is a luxury boutique hotel, event venue and restaurant, 15 minutes south of Hobart.

A gorgeous luxury hotel

Villa Howden is located on the Huon Valley tourist route, nestled on the peaceful banks of North West Bay. The establishment’s landscape and natural serenity of the tranquil shores provide a picturesque backdrop for travellers.

Just 15 minutes from Hobart, Villa Howden is a perfect base for a Southern lutruwita/Tasmanian getaway. Discover magnificent views of kunanyi/Mount Wellington, The Huon Valley’s picturesque beauty, neighbouring lunawuni/Bruny Island, and the delicious food and wine that lutruwita/Tasmania is famous for.

Villa Howden has 10 beautiful rooms, also available for exclusive hire. Just 15 minutes from Hobart CBD, you can enjoy the peace and serenity of the pure Tasmanian wilderness from the comfort of your own private room. Each room features a selection of luxurious in-room amenities.

There’s also an indoor salt chlorinated pool on the premises, an open fireplace, and plenty of nooks to relax in the library.

Your stay at Villa Howden includes full breakfast, a complimentary in-room mini-bar, and individual cosmetics.

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