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  • Islington Hotel Hobart
  • Islington Hotel Hobart

Islington Hotel Hobart


In keeping with the history and ethos of Tasmania and on a prime site in Hobart sits The Islington Hotel, formerly a stately home and now an 11 room luxury urban lodge for those seeking a gracious and elegant retreat amid a charming and tranquil setting. Built in 1847 in Regency style, Islington Hobart commands breathtaking views of Mt Wellington. Located in the dress circle of Hobart, a five minute drive from the city center and historic Salamanca Place.  

Inside, the Library, the Conservatory and the Morning and Rose rooms offer the perfect places to relax and meet other guests. Islington is a curated hotel. Corridors and rooms are filled with art and antiques, a ancient, modern and eclectic mix of 30 years of travelling around the world, added together with the historic nature of Islington itself and the owner's family history in Tasmania.  

Eleven sumptuously furnished guest rooms many with distinct characters reflect an eclectic mix of a rich Tasmanian history coupled with contemporary elements. Each room has a distinctive design flourish, celebrating one of the many early Tasmanians who provided inspiration for the hotel.

Islington accommodation rooms are resplendent with fabulous imported fabrics, fine antiques and the famous deeply comfortable king size Islington Angel beds. Specially made for the hotel by A H Beard, the oldest bedding manufacturers in Australia and located in southern Tasmania, the Islington Angel beds have been custom made using the latest latex materials with wool embedded into the layers for warmth and comfort  

Using the finest plant-based ingredients and non-botanical elements such as anti-oxidants Aesop skin hair and body products are offered in each guest room and complement the character infused throughout the hotel  

In the Kitchen the resident chef uses seasonal, organic, locally grown produce, even some from the Islington's own gardens to compose an ever changing a la carte menu available in the intimate restaurant. A cellar holds vintages selected from the best vineyards both locally and further afield as well as some of the best Tasmanian whiskeys available. Guests can sense, feel and breathe the best as they unwind in the personal space of their own room, by the log fire in the sumptuous glass roofed conservatory, or under the graceful fronds of the 100 year old willow in the landscaped gardens as the spirituality of Mount Wellington envelops them. All this just 5 minutes from the center of Hobart with its historic waterfront, restaurants and artisan’s shops.

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Room Information

Signature Room
Located within the original house and living up to its name, this Biedermeier themed room is 45m sq of luxurious living. The room’s center-piece is a huge Austro-Hungarian Empire bed, and includes a fireplace and luxurious furnishings upholstered in lush chocolate silks from Jim Thompson. On one side French doors lead onto a private garden and on the other, a luxurious marble bathroom with deep bath, and separate shower stall.

Regency Rooms
A collection of large, bright and sunny suites scattered within the original house combine to offer views of the mountain, gardens or private courtyard. Each celebrates its own color palette that is complemented by the furnishings and decoration individual to each suite.

Garden Rooms
Garden Rooms have French doors that open straight into the garden each with private terrace and wonderful mountain views. Built as part of the expansion of the property these spacious contemporary style rooms all have marble screen bathroom, with separate rain shower & toilet, a deep bath and heated floors. All rooms are spacious and decorated in cool browns, tans, golds, with silk fabrics and Tasmanian timber finishes.

Attic Room
Tucked away at the top of the stairs is a cozy retreat of a room that is lovingly designed to be the perfect hideaway. The intimate space is dressed in comfort colors that wrap around you with warmth and love and offers a view through the attic window that takes you straight to the top of the mountain. There’s even a marble bathroom with rain shower and bath tucked into this ingenious space.
  • Most awarded hotel in Tasmania
  • Individually styled sitting & meeting rooms
  • The Conservatory a la carte restaurant
  • Secure off-street parking
  • Award winning concierge
  • Extensive wine cellar
  • Private Art and Antiques Collection from all over the world
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Things To Do

Dining

In the Islington kitchen, 
the focus is always seasonal, local and organic where possible. Our menu changes daily to allow us to serve only the freshest local ingredients with an emphasis on the best Tasmania has to offer. A la Carte dinner Wed-Sun, Light Supper Mon-Tue.

Nearby Attractions

  • MONA
  • Coal Valley Wineries
  • Bruny Island
  • Mt. Wellington
  • Salamance Market
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Sample Itineraries

Islington Hotel Hobart can be included in any of our itineraries. Call a Swain Destinations Specialist today at 1-800-227-9246.





Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.