From the moment you arrive, to the moment that you leave (reluctantly!), the service and the experience at the Islington is absolutely first rate. We arrived first thing in the morning, too early for our room to be ready, but we were able to store our bags, were given a tour and even though we couldn't check in properly, we were allowed the run of the hotel. The coffee in the lounge is excellent and the setting with the view of Mount Wellington is stunning. With the open fires around the hotel, it didn't feel cold at any point, despite the sub-zero temperatures outside.
The room itself was lovely. The quality of the fittings, the bed and how well appointed the room was added to the feeling of luxury. This includes an iPad for your hotel directory and to give information about what is in the surrounding area. It was hard to leave the room to explore the rest of the city!
The staff are on hand to help you out, without being intrusive and at points you feel like the only people in the hotel. Breakfast was really good, with a good selection and dinner was fantastic, with a menu full of local and seasonal produce.
Even if the hotel is a bit outside the city, it just means it's quieter and more relaxed. Plus it's only a 20 minute walk to Salamanca market so you're not too far away from the action. When we come back to Hobart, I don't think we'll look at any other hotels!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1847, Islington is a fine example of Regency architecture recently restored to showcase its original glory and including 5 star luxuries such as 100 sq/ft glass conservatory with under floor heating throughout, a fine dining restaurant and extensive wine cellar. Surrounded by great service and presentation it has an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquility. Islington’s recent awards include winner, ‘Best Boutique Hotel in Australia’ by Australian Gourmet Traveler and winning entrant into the prestigious ‘Kurosawa Collection’ for small luxury accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Islington Hotel Hobart, Tasmania