Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania, Australia. Located on the southern side of the island, the coastal city is known for its rich art culture, lively food scene, and beautiful natural landscapes. It is also a great base camp for you to explore the nearby attractions. In this article, we have handpicked the 8 best boutique hotels in Hobart that offer extraordinary personality and comfort.
- Moss Hotel
- The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart
- The Rox Hobart
- Lumière Lodge
- The Henry Jones Art Hotel
- MONA Pavilions
- MACq 01 Hotel
- Islington Hotel
Moss Hotel is one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Hobart. It is quietly housed inside two gorgeous Georgian sandstone warehouses in Salamanca Place, both built in the early 1800s. With the help of Circa Morris-Nunn Architects, the buildings have been transformed into a stylish hotel where old meets new.
The attention to detail is what makes Moss Hotel so charming. The original timbers and stonework are preserved to showcase the history behind the building, while the new modern furnishing presents a refreshing contemporary charm.
The hotel offers 41 guest rooms across two buildings, Moss 25 and Moss 39. Inspired by the natural landscapes, all rooms are designed meticulously with a cozy wooden theme alongside different green touches. On the inside, you will find sumptuous bedding, handmade Italian bathroom tiles, a rain shower, Grown Alchemist toiletries, a TV, a BOSE sound system, coffee facilities, a minibar, and free internet access.
The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart
The Tasman is one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Hobart. Opened in December 2021, the award-winning 5-star hotel comprises three gorgeous properties, including a Heritage, Art Deco, and modern Pavilion Building. The three buildings of different eras blends in beautifully to create this eclectic and elegant hotel.
There are 152 rooms across the hotel’s three buildings. They are designed uniquely according to their building’s original theme. The Art Deco rooms offer a quiet luxury aesthetic with rich furnishing; Heritage rooms embraces a wooden palette with original Georgian details, while Pavilion rooms presents a elegant modern charm.
Whichever room you decide to go for, you will find deluxe bedding, a marble bathroom, a desk, a TV with Chromecast, coffee & tea facilities, complimentary internet access, and more. Multiple accessible rooms are also available upon inquiry.
Besides, you will have access to a 24-hour fitness center with a variety of equipment and machines. There are also multiple quality dining and drinking venues in-house. For instance, Peppina is a modern trattoria with a sophisticated Italian menu. On the other hand, Deco Lounge is an elegant venue that serves breakfast, lunch, and weekend High Tea.
The Rox Hobart
The Rox is one of the newest boutique hotels in Hobart that opened in February 2022. Located in Hobart CBD, the luxury apartment-style hotel is situated inside a contemporary sandstone architecture. You will find unique features such as curved corners and deep windows that are inspired by the nearby heritage buildings.
The hotel offers 15 spacious accommodations, including a plethora of apartments and a penthouse. They come in two styles, heritage and modern. Inside the heritage apartments, you will find raw stone walls, arched windows, and lofty ceilings. The space is further elevated by the stylish furniture and quirky objects across the interior.
On the other hand, the modern apartments feature a sleek & cozy white palette alongside sophisticated furnishing. Each apartment is also equipped with plush bedding, a fully-equipped kitchen, a smart TV, a laundry with washer & dryer, and free internet access.
The opening of The Rox was accompanied by two exquisite restaurants. Institut Polaire is a chic contemporary restaurant with an innovative menu curated from fresh local produce. It also boasts an award-winning wine list with some of the best avant-garde wines in town. On the other hand, Omotenashi is a 12-seat counter-style Japanese restaurant. It offers a fixed seasonal menu that explores different flavours and techniques.
Lumière Lodge is easily one of the most elegant boutique hotels in Hobart. Located in West Hobart, it is housed inside a white and grey Victorian townhouse from the late 19th century. The space is elegant, minimal, and sophisticated. Inside the lodge, you will find different pale colour walls alongside detailed furnishing. From the vintage homewares to the antique windows, the Victorian aesthetic is all across the interior.
Lumière Lodge presents three exquisite bedrooms that can accommodate up to six guests. Each bedroom is equipped with a king or queen bed and a separate bathroom. Some bathroom features a clawed foot bath and a beautiful stained glass window.
Besides, you will find a fully-equipped English kitchen with an induction stove top, full steam oven, combination microwave oven, and utensils. You will also have access to other amenities such as the garden and the courtyard.
The Henry Jones Art Hotel
The Henry Jones Art Hotel is a boutique hotel with a long-standing history. The 5-star hotel is situated inside one of Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses, with its history tracing back to 1823. The warehouse has been thoughtfully restored and transformed into Australia’s first art-dedicated hotel. While the interior underwent a major refurbishment, many of the building’s original features are preserved.
Since the hotel is built upon the original structure of the building, all of its 56 rooms and suites are unique. The heritage stone walls, timber, and contemporary touches present a contrast that is distinct and stylish. Each room also features cozy furnishing, comfy king bedding, a TV, original artwork, a modern bathroom, and free wifi.
Despite being a heritage hotel, it offers a compact gym with cardio machines and free weights. You will also find different local artwork being displayed across the hotel.
One restaurant and one bar are located inside The Henry Jones Art Hotel. Landscape Restaurant & Grill is the hotel’s signature restaurant with a moody setting. It specializes in wood-fired Asado grills using premium Tasmania produce. For drinks, IXL Long Bar presents a range of curated cocktails with live music being played in the background.
MONA Pavilions is one of the most unique boutique hotels in Hobart. It is presented by MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), the largest privately funded museum in the Southern Hemisphere. Located next to the museum, the hotel comprises multiple sculptural contemporary architecture, overlooking River Derwent and beyond.
The hotel currently offers 8 exclusive pavilions (one-bedroom or two-bedroom), each designed uniquely and named after an influential Australian artist. While they are each different, their design are all heavily inspired by a chic modern industrial theme. They also feature eclectic furnishing, comfy king bedding, a comprehensive kitchen, a full laundry, a TV, free wifi, and artworks from the Mona collection.
During your stay, you will have access to a stunning heated indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows, a relaxing sauna, and a compact gym. For meals, you can head to The Source Restaurant located in-house. Surrounded by glass walls, the contemporary restaurant showcases a France-influenced menu with seasonal Tasmanian produce.
MACq 01 Hotel
MACq 01 Hotel is another stunning boutique hotel with a rich history behind it. Located at a waterfront position, the luxury 4-star hotel is built on the original site of Ocean Pier, one of the oldest piers in Hobart. With the help of Circa Architects, the hotel constructed a contemporary wharf that is stylish and distinct.
The hotel boasts 114 spacious guest rooms and suites. They are designed with an elegant neutral palette alongside exquisite modern furnishing. They each feature plush king bedding, a private balcony, a walk-in shower, a TV, a minibar, and free internet access. Some rooms also have a beautiful view of the River Derwent and Mount Wellington.
For active guests, MACq 01 Hotel offers a compact gym on-site with different equipment available. You will also find one restaurant and two bars inside the hotel. Led by chef Alvin Sim, Old Wharf Restaurant is a refined dining venue that showcases a contemporary twist on classic Tasmanian dishes. On the ground floor, The Story Bar presents an expansive drinks list alongside different locally-inspired cocktails.
Islington Hotel is one of the boutique hotels in South Hobart, offering a tranquil accommodation just slightly away from the city center. The 5-star hotel is set inside a former home built in 1847, which boasts an elegant Regency style.
Islington hotel presents 11 exclusive guest rooms and suites. They are all designed with a retro wooden theme alongside sophisticated furnishing. On the inside, you will find hand-made king bedding, a relaxing bath, different artwork, unique antiques, coffee & tea and free internet access. You will also have complimentary breakfast during your stay.
Besides, you will have access to the calming Islington Garden, the Conservatory, and the library, which are perfect places to unwind or read. You will also find a gorgeous restaurant on-site. Led by chef Anthony Illingworth, Islington Kitchen presents a refined seasonal menu that showcase some of the best ingredients from Tasmania.
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