Small luxury hotels are The Thing in Hobart, and throughout Tasmania for that matter.
Here are five of the best:

1 MONA Pavilions: Cutting-edge self-contained villas at Moorilla Estate.
655 Main Rd, Berridale, Hobart. (03) 6277 9900;

2 The Henry Jones Art Hotel: A waterfront haven that’s the favoured hang-out for cashed-up hipsters. 25 Hunter St, Hobart. (03) 6210 7700;

3 Villa Howden: A luxe traditional French provincial-inspired chateau, which is 15 minutes outside of Hobart in Howden. 77 Howden Rd, Howden. (03) 6267 1161;

4 The Islington: A fantastic example of Regency architecture set among sculpted gardens with views to Mount Wellington. Like The Henry Jones, the Islington is a curated hotel. This one is filled with original art and antiques from the owner’s private collection.
321 Davey St, Hobart. (03) 6220 2123;

5 Customs House: Great value accommodation in a Heritage-listed hotel, right on the waterfront in the heart of Hobart CBD. Queen rooms from $125 a night. (03) 6234 6645;

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