Islington

Tasmania, Australia

At a Glance

  • Extensive art collection and original antiques

  • The property boasts special views of Mount Wellington

  • Built in 1847, the hotel is a fine example of Regency architecture recently restored to showcase its original glory

  • Casual elegance - an honesty bar is there for guests to help themselves

  • Andrew Pfeiffer designed landscaped gardens

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Tasmania has a temperate climate with 4 distinct seasons. Warm summer days from December to February and sometimes snow in the cooler months of June to September. The best time to visit Tasmania is between October and April, when the weather is at its best. By May, nights are getting cold and days are getting shorter. Winters (June-Aug), especially in the high country, can be quite harsh- though that's the best time to curl up in front of a blazing fire.

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Insider's View

Rooms 6&7 are simpler in style but and more contemporary as they are in the new extension with the best views to Mt Wellington. But I prefer the rooms in the main house, especially Room 5, which may be smaller but has a very cosy feel.

Really take time to enjoy a relaxing, leisurely breakfast in the beautiful conservatory with views over the mountains.

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Islington or take a look at our itineraries to Tasmania

Description

A small and personal luxury hotel set in beautiful gardens, Islington is located at the most exclusive address in Hobart, with stunning views of Mount Wellington from the manicured gardens. One of Tasmania's most historic residences.

Hobart’s finest luxury boutique hotel is intimate and welcoming, lavishly but tastefully decorated with fine artworks and antiques. Private intimate dinners can be arranged in the original drawing room of this 1847 Regency house and you can choose from the extensive wine cellar. Large windows overlook the circular drive with crab apple and rose garden views and Mount Wellington in the distance. On chilly Tasmanian evenings the fire can be lit or in the summer months enjoy a crisp white wine on the terrace.

The eleven sumptuously furnished guest rooms reflect an eclectic mix of a bygone era coupled with a contemporary twist. Chose from the regency rooms in the original building or the newer garden rooms with French doors leading out to the gardens - both are filled with comfortable beds, resplendent fabrics, original antiques and some fabulous art.

Amy and Nicholas welcome you and are excellent hosts, making your stay here a very personal and luxurious one, with amazing food prepared before your eyes in the hotel's welcoming open kitchen and an attention to detail that is second to none.

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Accommodation

11 stunningly appointed bedrooms, five in the original 1847 Regency House and six Garden Rooms in the newer wing. The cosy attic rooms is small but perfect hideaway complete with sumptuous marble bathroom. The Garden Rooms have French doors opening straight onto the gardens and pond beyond. The three Regency Rooms are in the original part of the building, and although all have different features, they reflect the Tasmanian heritage of the Islington. The Signature Room is the epitome of grand living. All rooms include: air conditioning, fridge, bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, bathrobes, internet, cable/satellite TV, CD player, DVD player, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, tea and coffee facilities, desk, free newspaper, minibar and phone.

Garden Room
Regency Room
Signature Room
Attic Room

Childcare

The Islington does not accept children under the age of 16 years, largely because it is a small boutique property with only 11 rooms and does not have the space or facilities for families.

Facilities

The Islington's double storey glass conservatory is perfect for gourmet breakfasts and dinners. Sumptuous picnics are also freshly prepared on request. There is also the atmospheric Honour Bar, a library, drawing room, morning room with crackling fire and pampering massage and beauty services can be arranged in your room.

Activities

Hobart is a wonderful city to explore independently and there is a wealth of wonderful restaurants, farmer's markets, delicatessens, shops and galleries to discover. Day trips to national parks, historical sites, wineries and whisky distilleries are all easy to arrange.

Reviews

5

Amy Welfare (Staff)

My favorite property in Tasmania by far! The owners Nicholas and Amy have done an amazing job renovating this absolutely stunning 1847 (ancient by Australia’s standards!) Regency house 5 minutes up the hill from Hobart’s center. The design is elegant, yet homely with plenty of little touches that really show thought has gone into the renovation. There is a huge glass conservatory extension sensitively added to the back of the house giving amazing views out to the huge willow tree, mulberry bushes and beyond to Mt Wellington. From the cosy rooms and luxurious bathrooms, head up to the relaxing sitting room or dining area. The in house chef chats to you whilst preparing delicious food and you can help yourself from the honesty bar. This is the perfect starting or ending point to a trip around Tasmania as you totally feel at home in this beautiful house.

Experiences

  • Bruny Island Full Day Island Tour

    Discover rugged Bruny Island on a wilderness tour around the island taking in the diverse and fascinating scenery before sampling some of the islands local produce.

  • Day 1- Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Waldheim to Barn Bluff Hut

    Explore one of Australia's World Heritage Areas whilst walking the world-famous overland track passing through the never-ending terrain of Cradle Mountain and lake St Claire National Park on this six day, five night guided walk.

  • Day 2- Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Barn Bluff Hut – Pine Forest Moor Hut

    Today you will be walking for approximately six hours across mossy plains and alpine moors. Leaving the dramatic peak of Cradle Mountain behind you, your destination today is the stately Mt Pelion West.

  • Day 3 - Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Pine Forest Moor Hut – Pelion Hut

    This morning descend to a lower altitude and venture through native myrtle-beech rainforest that thrives at the base of Mt Pelion. With the Forth River in site follow the banks of this gushing waterway leading to picturesque Lemonthyme Valley.

  • Day 4 - Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Pelion Hut to Kia Ora Hut

    This morning you will ascend almost 300m to Pelion Gap a plateau stretching between Mt Pelion East and My Ossa.

  • Day 5 - Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Kia Ora Hut to Windy Ridge Hut

    Today you will swap mountainous peaks for thundering waterfalls. From Kia Ora Hut it’s a gentle one hour walk through temperate forest to Du Cane, where a traditional hunters hut from the early 20th century still stands strong.

  • Day 6 - Cradle Mountain Huts Walk: Windy Ridge Hut – Lake St Claire

    Today’s walk is the shortest in duration but arguably the most scenic. Your destination today is Lake St Claire, a natural glacier-carved lake known as one of Australia’s deepest.

  • Maria Island Walk

    The Maria Island Walk is a 4 day, 3 night walking experience where you will see fantastic wildlife, stunning scenery, learn the fascinating history and eat and drink the best produce of Tasmania.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic Tasmania

    Hobart, Freycinet National Park & Cradle Mountain

    from $6200 pp 9 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Essential Tasmania

    Hobart, Freycinet and Cradle Mountain

    from $3900 pp 6 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Walk Tasmania

    Cradle Mountain, Hobart, Maria Island

    from $6900 pp 11 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Tasmania, Australia

The Islington Hotel is located in the city of Hobart, under the peak of Mount Wellington, in the exclusive suburbs of Hobart, very close to some excellent restaurants and not far from the harbor.

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