Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city, blessed with natural beauty and a rich colonial history. Australia’s most southern city is experiencing a renaissance with the edgy and intriguing MONA, world-class restaurants and impressive festivals making Hobart a burgeoning cultural hub.
Hobart has a great range of accommodation from budget accommodation, holiday rentals, cosy bed & breakfasts to luxury accommodation. Best of all, no matter where you stay in Hobart; you’ll be close to entertainment and attractions. There are plenty of things to see and do in Hobart.
Hobart’s historic heart centres on Constitution Dock with plenty of hotels and apartments lined along the waterfront boasting harbour views. Hobart’s famous Salamanca Market is held every Saturday morning, where you can buy fresh produce, artisan products and local cheese & wine and return to your self catering apartment with your spoils. Whether you choose to stay in the Hobart CBD, Hobart Waterfront or surrounding suburbs of Battery Point or Sandy Bay, you’ll find a range of accommodation to suit your style or budget.
Here’s where to stay if you’re heading to Hobart
Stay in Hobart CBD and explore the historic heart of Hobart admiring the heritage buildings and superb architecture, including the inspired conversion of the old IXL jam factory into the 50-room boutique Henry Jones Art Hotel. Nearby, conference delegates and budget conscious travellers prefer to stay at Grand Chancellor for its central location to markets, shopping, restaurants, art and culture. If you’re staying a little longer, then consider The Old Woolstore Apartments for comfortable apartments style rooms in Hobart CBD.
Travellers love to stay in Hobart Waterfront accommodation to take advantage of the central location and nautical vibes. Housed in a converted 1930’s pier building Somerset on the Pier offers apartment style rooms and loft suites overlooking historic Sullivan’s Cove. Adjacent to buzzy Salamanca Place and famed Salamanca Markets is Salamanca Wharf Hotel; a contemporary hotel for discerning travellers and a great choice for couples.
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If you’re seeking luxury accommodation in Hobart, then MACq01 Australia’s first storytelling hotel, is the perfect choice. Stay at one of the most unique boutique hotels in Hobart, Tasmania, perfectly combining the past with modern style and waterfront views.
Alternatively, perched atop a nine-storey office tower overlooking Hobart’s Salamanca Wharf is Avalon City Retreat. More than just a Penthouse, this luxury two-bedroom apartment includes everything you need for a Hobart holiday including an impressive fully stocked kitchen and gourmet goodies.
No visit to Hobart is complete without a trip to MONA, Hobart’s famed Museum of Old and New Art. In addition to the museum, MONA offers an onsite restaurant bar and luxury villas overlooking the River Derwent. MONA Pavilions are just 15 minutes from Hobart CBD offering ultra-contemporary art inspired luxury accommodation.
If you’re seeking a romantic getaway or city stay, there are plenty of romantic hotels and cosy cottages to retreat to in Hobart. Islington Hotel is a small, luxury hotel in South Hobart offering unique accommodation and decked out in fine art and antiques, accompanied by personalised service for discerning travellers.
Escape the city to the tranquillity of Villa Howden just 15 minutes from Hobart city, on the shores of North West Bay, on the edge of the Huon Valley tourist route. Villa Howden is romantic and whimsical with a touch of French provincial style.
Tasmania has some of the best bed & breakfasts in Australia including Bellerive House a luxury bed & breakfast offering contemporary elegance and an impressive breakfast prepared by charming hosts.
Hobart has a range of accommodation to suit every budget with some quality cheap accommodation available in Tasmania. If you’re after an affordable base to explore the city, Montacute Boutique Bunk House offers chic rooms on a budget. Likewise, the Alabama Hotel also offers boutique budget rooms with shared facilities. That means there are no rooms with ensuite bathrooms, but what you will get is quirky rooms and good vibes in the heart of Hobart.
Hobart is a busy city, popular as a conference destination and brimming with a full calendar of events. Check what’s on before you book to avoid peak dates when accommodation rates will be high. Major events in Hobart, which may affect Hobart hotel deals, are Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Taste of Tasmania and Dark Mofo.
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