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Islington Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   321 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 47 hotels in Hobart
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Yeppoon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for a long weekend in early March, travelling from Central Queensland. From the first moment you arrive the experience is amazing, the rooms and view of Mt Wellington delightful, the staff outstanding, the dining experience was wonderful. Make sure you eat at least one dinner in to experience it. The hotel is well positioned and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent three nights at the Islington in early March - our wedding night and then two 'recovery' nights.What a gorgeous,sophisticated boutique hotel this is.It really showcases the best that Hobart has to offer at the luxury end of the accommodation and dining spectrum.I got ready for the wedding in our room and we had some photos... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just wanted to say thank you so much to the staff at the Islington for being so understanding and accommodating when I had to shuffle the booking around due to a family medical situation. The correspondence and level of empathy was unexpected and very welcome. I had heard some lovely things about the staff and had it reinforced. I... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I along with another couple stayed three nights at the Islington Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania the end of February, 2014. The hotel is beautifully appointed with art and quiet sitting rooms. Our room was lovely with bath salts provided. The chef prepared a delicious dinner for our first night there. The rental car was helpful as we... More

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Hong Kong, China
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93 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

If in a garden room the views out across the courtyard to the mountain are excellent. The rooms are large and very comfortable as are the bathrooms. Public areas are beautifully restored and the open kitchen for breakfast talking with the chef was a highlight.About 10 minutes walk down to the waterfront area. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you find yourself in Tasmania you must stay here. We traveled for 33 days in Australia and New Zealand and the Islington was by far the most amazing hotel . Lovely inside, lovely folks to welcome you. Food what ever you want. About a mile a mile walk into town. Small and in touch with the surround. Do it!

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

Thank so much Jeannette! We are extremely flattered to have been the highlight of your Antipodean holiday. I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you back in our part of the world again soon. More

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14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I found the Islington Hotel an interesting experience and a special treat. Its not cheap so you have to judge yourselves if its worth the asking price. The location is a way out of the city centre and a steep walk up the hill. I thought the IPad in the room was a nice touch but unfortunately it didn't work.... More

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

Thanks for your feedback Dave. I'm concerned to hear about your iPad - as I didn't receive any reports about iPads not working I can only assume staff weren't notified at the time. The guest computer in the Morning Room is always available to guests, as is the iPad in the main conservatory and I do hope these options were... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Islington for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay immensely. Our room was beautiful with a great bathroom.The rest of the hotel was incredibly stylish and comfortable. The service was excellent and we felt like we were staying in a friend's house who responded to our every request. In particular, we ate dinner twice at the hotel... More

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

It's lovely to hear that you felt so at home with us. The feeling of staying in a friend's home is often remarked on as a feature of staying with us at Islington. Terrific to hear also that you were well looked after at breakfast and dinner, it's worth noting that our chefs are always very pleased to prepare special... More

Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We arrived around 10pm and were welcomed as if it was 10am! And it carried on like that for our 4 day stay - nothing appeared to be too much trouble and every detail seemed to have been covered. The place is full of antiques and interesting art, so much so that there is a list of the contents in... More

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

Thank you both so much for the lovely words about your stay. You've captured all the elements that make an Islington stay so special - warmth, friendliness, attention to detail, art and antiques! We hope to see you back with us very soon. More

Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Infact all rooms smelled when the kitchen started cooking at 7.30 sharp in the morning and starting at around 5 when they started to prepare for dinner ... came this reply when I called to enquire about it. The same happened everyday during my 3 days there. The rest of it was great. Be my guest if that's your liking.... More

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

I was concerned to hear from staff that there were cooking smells in your room. We have had our brand new rangehood looked at since your stay and a new flue system has been installed to minimise any odour in guest rooms. Thanks for letting us know about this and I'm pleased you enjoyed the service Natalie and Sarah provided. More

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Additional Information about Islington Hotel

Also Known As:
Islington Hotel Hobart, Tasmania
Address: 321 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#6 Family Hotel in Hobart
#6 Business Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Islington Hotel 5*
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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