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Islington Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   321 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back to the real world after four nights at The Islington, and what a lovely hotel it is. I have decided that warmth and generosity of attitude are what define a happy hotel experience for us, and The Islington excels in both. The warmth is in the genuine welcome, and the conversations with Selena, Tara and Maya, who, in... More

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21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On our travels around Tasmania, my husband and I ended our trip with 3 nights at the Islington to celebrate our anniversary. What an amazing boutique hotel. This is a private and intimate accommodation experience. We stayed in the Signature room, the hotel's largest suite. It was nothing short of spectacular. Incredibly spacious, huge king sized comfortable bed, gorgeous bathroom... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I stayed 2 nights at the Islington which was booked out for a wedding and it was an excellent venue, as long as you want a small wedding. The Islington is very charming with some lovely sitting rooms with open fires which is fantastic in the winter. I had the attic room which has a view over the modern dinning... More

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Selina S, House Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

We do love a winter wedding and it was lovely to have your party take over the hotel and enjoy yourselves so much. Having a guest limit of 22 people means we can really focus on looking after you and it sounds as if the staff did just that. Your comments echo the feeling a lot of our guests report... More

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This hotel was fantastic from start to finish, stunning decor, gorgeous rooms and friendly welcoming staff. I highly recommend the hotel to anyone needing a relaxing getaway. The food for dinner and breakfast was delicious! My only slight (and it is slight) criticism is checkout being at 10am, while I didn't find this was strictly enforced, is a little too... More

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Selina S, House Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

I'm delighted you had a relaxing stay with us and enjoyed the food, decor and ambience. Next time do ask us for a late checkout, it's not a problem in most cases. Guests who have late flight are also very welcome to relax in the public rooms or store their bags and come back later for afternoon tea or an... More

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Interesting place with great art but not worth the money- you could stay in much greater luxury for half the price elsewhere in Hobart. I would suggest this is more 4 than 5 star. Too far out of town that is hopeless if you don't have a car especially with Tassie's great winter weather. Save your money and stay in... More

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Selina S, House Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't find the level of luxury you were expecting at our property, we are the only property in Hobart rated 5 stars by AAA Tourism. It's true that we are a little way out of town (20 minutes walk or 5 minutes in a taxi) which suits many travellers who... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

From the moment House Manager Salena answered our desperate phone call to her warm handshake as we said goodbye we felt completely nurtured and cared for, all in a stunning property with the finest of finishes. A boutique hotel (11 rooms only) the service was personalised, but never familiar. Our waiter that served dinner was an art student who was... More

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Selina S, House Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm glad we were able to turn desperation into delight! I love that you enjoyed breakfast in your room and some of our wonderful array of local cheeses in the Morning Room. We're only too pleased to wait on our guests in any of the public spaces, and the Morning Room is... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Being greeted by the lovely Serina was the first indication that we were about to experience 'special'. The building itself is amazing, full of artworks, gorgeous furnishings and open fires. Our attic room did not disappoint and maintained the high standard of the reception rooms. Gorgeous ensuite with waffle weave robes and quality products. We hadn't planned to dine in-house,... More

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Selina S, House Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

How kind of you to give us such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to look after you and I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the Attic Room - it's the warmest room in the house in winter being right by the central fireplace, so cosy! I'm also pleased to hear you stayed in for dinner, a delicious winter's... More

Hobart, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We recently stayed at the Islington, just to get away from it all. It worked. We had a really relaxing stay. The hotel is very stunning. It has lots of artwork on display through out and there are well appointed rooms to relax in. Our room was simply beautiful. The service during our stay was without a doubt first class.... More

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Selina S, House Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed you stay with us, and that you had the chance to relax in the public rooms and enjoy the artwork. We do love to see our guests relaxing into the Islington experience, which is designed to be a bit like being at home - with our team to take care of your every... More

Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Highly recommend this gorgeous retreat in Hobart. Cosy yet contemporary, the rooms are amazing & the lounge areas are wonderful for a fireside board game or book fest. All the staff were incredibly friendly, helpful & made sure we had a relaxing stay. The meals & snacks were really special. This is a fantastic romantic escape & we will certainly... More

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Selina S, House Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

Even a short stay in Hobart can be incredibly relaxing, and it sounds as if you made the most of it! Board games by the fire, a good book, a fantastic meal and a little romance! Well, I think you've covered everything to perfection! Thank you and see you very soon. More

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Address: 321 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Islington Hotel 5*
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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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