One of the grander hotels in Hobart about $35-40 taxi ride from airport and within a stone's throw of the town centre. Not recommended for the infirm/elderly who intend to walk to sights because hotel's on a hill and there's a steep road to get to it (but cars can drive up to it). Salamanca Market is about 5 minutes walk down the hill at the bottom of the road about 200m. Princes Park is a quiet pretty park with a water view right next to the hotel. Hotel has a lookout on the top floor of the old wing accessible to guests.
Reception: friendly, helpful and efficient.
Room 23: is in the new wing accessible from the main entrance or open carpark. Although this might appear less secure than a fully enclosed hotel, Hobart is very safe. Good size, clean and newish room without smells. Room's heating comes from the heated floor of bathroom (which cannot be controlled from the room) while the rest of the room has a heater and fan, which is kind of weird. Luckily windows can be opened for fresh air if room gets too hot. As hotel's on a hill and Hobart gets quite windy, you'll hear the wind howl through the night. Major bonuses: free broadband and one of the few hotels anywhere that provides a 300ml carton of fresh milk in the fridge - 2 features swayed me to book here.
Alexander's restaurant is on-site but we didn't eat there. Didn't use any of the other facilities either.
Some of the nicest places to eat are:
1. In Battery Point. Turn left as you leave the main entrance, walk around Alfred Circus, at the end of the road, turn right and walk about 500m. There are a few cafes here, but the ones I tried were Jackman and McRoss (a bakery open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea with delicious baked goods and strong coffee, try the scallop pie a Tassie specialty but not cheap); Environs (across the road from J & M, also open for breakfast and lunch, good option if J & M are full, nice food and ambience)
2. Daci and Daci: across the road from Parliament house, about 10 mins from Salamanca Market, institution in Hobart, delicious beautiful bakery goods; open 7am-6pm, but closed Sunday.
3. Garagistes 103 Murray Street: no bookings, 56 seats, opens at 1700, either 3 or 5 course degustation. If you're a meat and 3 veg person, this might not be your cup of tea, but I found the food intelligent and interesting, and worth it. Service was excellent.
4. Smolt 2 Salamanca Place: open daily which is a bonus on Mondays as most other places are closed. It's conveniently located and there's a good range to suit all tastes.
The Source at Mona: offers 3, 5, 7 or 9 course degustation. 9 courses is really too much and takes over 3 hrs. Food is a bit hit and miss. Some of the more traditional dishes were excellent, but the Asian inspired ones were uninspiring.
Disappointments: Mures Upper Deck, Monty's and One Pier at Wrest Point.
Tours: Bruny Island Safaris was excellent. Boutique wine tours was ho-hum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located on Hobart's waterfront amidst the colour of Sullivan's Cove and historic Battery Point and just a stones throw away from fashionable Salamanca Place and city centre. The stately National Trust mansion was built in 1874 whilst the accommodation wing, adjacent to the mansion provides a welcoming combination of traditional elegance and modern facilities. The guest accommodation wing comprises fifty spacious en-suite hotel rooms offering well-appointed living and superior comfort facilities including queen size beds with most rooms providing wonderful views of the magnificent harbour, majestic Mount Wellington or surrounding parklands and Hobart city. The Lenna King suites offer elegance and space overlooking the harbour & Constitution Dock. Atop there are two deluxe rooftop penthouse apartments which are the ultimate luxury indulgence with 360 degree views of Hobart. The luxurious and exclusive Lenna Penthouses undeniably represent the ultimate indulgence in apartment living. Situated on Salamanca Place and overlooking Hobart's picturesque waterfront and the many lifestyle attractions, including markets, craft shops, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and the historic precinct of Battery Point. The alluring 360-degree panoramic views of Hobart's harbour and mountains from the rooftop apartments are simply stunning. They feature 2 king bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with the added flexibility of a third bedroom/living area of 35 square metres if required. The two apartments occupy the top floor of Lenna and can be offered together to form a spacious 5 bedroom 4 bathroom residence with an expansive and luxurious indoor and outdoor living space of 430 square metres that is exclusively yours. Lenna Penthouses offer state of the art furnishings, comforts and technology you would expect of a superior five-star plus apartment. All rooms are fully air-conditioned with individual climate control for each room. To find Hobart's best dining experience look no further than Alexanders Restaurant, winner of many food and wine awards. Alexanders provides a modern international menu using the finest Tasmanian produce complemented by an extensive wine list featuring Tasmanian wines. ... more less
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