What the Islington offers is something quite different from a hotel experience. It is like arriving at a country house complete with the peace and tranquility that being away from it all can bring The decor and layout of the house make you feel that this place is special and the welcome we received from the host made us feel that we were too. If you prefer to be in the centre of the action with everything on the doorstep then the Islington is probably not for you. It is located on the outskirts in a very nice part of town but only a 20 minute walk to Salamanca Place and less to the delightful cafes and restaurants in Hampden Road, Battery Point. We had a car and there is plenty of off-road and secure parking at the Islington. Parking in Hobart is relatively easy if you don't like to walk and we found the taxis not too expensive. We had a Garden Room which was a good size, well-furnished, nicely decorated and with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom with separate shower was a good size. There is wifi available but we couldn't get it to work - something about a poor signal? We would have liked to have had dinner on one of the two nights we stayed but we were meeting friends and so weren't able to sample an evening meal although the options looked very good. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choices. Complimentary tea and coffee together with cakes always seemed to be available in the breakfast/dining area and the service was good and unobtrusive. We very much enjoyed our 2 night stay, slept really well and only wished we didn't have to rush breakfast in order to meet our departure deadline to sail back to Sydney.
- 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