If you’re planning a trip to the beautiful Hobart – the popular holiday destination at the heart of Tasmania – and you’re overwhelmed with the multitude of places to stay, you’ve come to the right place for the best hotels on offer!
We’ve put together a list of what we believe are the top 6 best hotels in Hobart, including 3 from the higher end of the market and 3 more budget friendly options. There’s something for everyone!
3 best hotels in Hobart for travellers with some money to spend
The highly rated Grande Vue Private Hotel is located in the historic suburb of Battery Point, within a 15 minute walk away from Salamanca Place and Wrest Point Casino. Guests can explore a variety of local wineries (one of our favourite nearby attractions), and the unique wilderness areas south of Hobart.
This historic property was built in 1906 and has been refurbished to highlight the original fireplaces and stained-glass windows. There is a comfortable lounge room where guests can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or morning and afternoon tea.
The accommodation features antique furniture and modern amenities. Each individually designed room offers a marble bathroom with heated towel rails, a mini bar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms include spectacular water views, and a spa bath.
All rooms are equipped with a flat screen LCD TV, a DVD player, ironing facilities, and air-conditioning. Free WiFi is provided.
The Grand Vue Private Hotel is easily of the best hotels in Hobart – and not just because of that amazing view from your bedroom, the service is great too!
If it’s celebrity treatment you’re after, the world-class service at Islington Hotel is definitely the place for you! Offering lovely views towards Mount Wellington, the 1847 Islington Hotel offers luxurious accommodations with original artwork and precious antiques. It features a restaurant and landscaped grounds with an infinity-edge pond.
Guests can read by the fireplace in the library or enjoy a meal in the glass pavilion with barbecue facilities. Massage services and airport limousine transportation are available upon request (talk about travelling in style!).
Hotel Islington is one km from central Hobart and the popular Salamanca Markets, a 5 minute drive from the historical site and main port of Tasmania – Sullivans Cove, and a 30 minute drive away from the International Airport.
All rooms feature free WiFi and exclusive fabrics designed by Jim Thompson. The marble bathroom has a bathtub and a separate rain shower. The minibar is free!
The Islington Restaurant serves creative cuisine based on fresh and seasonal local produce. The wine cellar offers a wide selection of outstanding wines.
Definitely one of our top picks for the best hotels in Hobart, one for the luxury traveller.
Located on the waterfront in Hobart CBD, Hotel Grand Chancellor offers majestic views over the Derwent River and the side of Mount Wellington, plus a fully equipped fitness centre and indoor heated pool.
The spacious guest rooms at the Grand Chancellor are finished with Tasmanian timbers, polished granite and local artworks. Each room has panoramic views of the harbour or Mount Wellington.
Each en suite marble bathroom includes a bathtub. There’s even a hair salon and an art gallery in the hotel’s lobby too.
Restaurant Tasman offers a breakfast buffet and à la carte dining using local seasonal produce. The Atrium Lounge Bar is the perfect place to unwind while enjoying the waterfront views.
A number of great restaurants and Salamanca Place are just a short 5 min walk away.
The Hotel Grand Chancellor is also perfectly located for half-day trips to Mt Wellington, Cascade Brewery or the Cadbury Chocolate Factory.
There’s complimentary WiFi and 24-hour reception onsite and parking is available at an extra charge.
3 best hotels in Hobart for the more budget conscious traveller
Marquis Hotel Motel is located in Hobart CBD, within a 15 min walk of the Tasmanian Museum and the Salamanca Markets. It offers a restaurant, guest lounge, free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking.
Heated guest rooms are fitted with tea/coffee making facilities, a fridge and a flat-screen TV. Other amenities include electric blankets, ironing equipment and a coin-operated laundry facility.
The onsite restaurant serves dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays. The bar operates through the week and extends its opening hours until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. For an additional cost, guests can request for a continental breakfast to be served in the comfort of their own rooms.
Motel Marquis Hotel is located across from a local bus stop and is a 15 min drive from Hobart Waterfront. It is a 20 min drive from Cadbury Chocolate Factory, a 25 min walk from the Battery Point, and a 35 min drive from Mount Wellington.
Welcome Stranger Hotel is located in Hobart’s CBD, just a 5 min walk from Salamanca Square, Parliament Square, St David’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Shopping Centre. Guests can enjoy a drink at the pub, located on-site.
Hobart Airport is 20 minutes’ drive away.
Featuring rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV,
You can meet other guests and have an evening meal at the Welcome Stranger Pub. It offers wood fire pizza and pub-style light meals.
All rooms are heated and have a private bathroom. They offer free Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV and most feature an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries.
The Waratah Hotel offers rooms with free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free off-street parking. Guests can relax at the on-site bar and restaurant or walk just a 10 mins to Hobart CBD.
All rooms at Waratah Hotel Hobart include an en suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, a telephone and electric blankets. A DVD player is available upon request.
Guests receive a free continental breakfast each morning. The restaurant also offers lunch and dinner menus. The bar features 2 pool tables and live band entertainment twice a week.
The Waratah Hotel is a 10 min drive from Hobart Airport. Restaurants, bars, museums and historical sites are on the hotel’s doorstep. Great value for money!
Hobart really does cater for every type of traveler. Whether you’re looking for budget backpacker hostels, self-contained apartments or luxury 5-star hotels, there are many great options for places to stay.
We hope this article helps you choose the best hotel in Hobart for you, no matter which type traveller you are. Stay tuned for our next post on luxury accommodation in Hobart.