The hotel is situated on historic Macquarie Street in the city centre, just 200m from the water and a few minutes’ walk from both Franklin Wharf and Battery Point. It’s an easy 20 minute drive from the airport, and there’s onsite parking. The 131 room property has everything you need for a hassle free stay, including a breakfast restaurant, room service and in room kitchenettes. There is also a 24 hour reception staffed by knowledgeable locals, and business amenities, including free wifi and conference facilities. And if you’re planning to explore Tasmania, hotel staff can suggest itineraries, assist with logistics and store your luggage while you travel.
The hotel's compact rooms are ideal for short term visitors and the budget conscious. They sleep two in either a queen or twin configuration, and are equipped with flat screen TVs (with cable), work desks, and bathrooms with showers and hairdryers. The guest rooms, available in queen or queen and single configurations, offer more space and additional facilities including kitchenettes. Or upgrade to an executive queen room and enjoy a separate lounge room with sweeping views of the city, a stereo with CD player and an oversized bathroom with bath. All rooms include an iron and ironing board and tea and coffee facilities. Minibar items are available from reception.
Many of Hobart’s must see attractions are within walking distance of the hotel. Salamanca Place is a great starting point – it’s crammed full of eateries such as trendy pub The Brick Factory (try the homemade burgers) and the quirky Machine Laundry Cafe, as well as cultural spaces including the vibrant Salamanca Arts Centre, housed in a 1800s sandstone warehouse, and the renowned Salamanca Market, which runs every Saturday. For a taste of Tasmania’s acclaimed seafood, browse Constitution Dock’s array of floating takeaway barges and restaurants, including the popular Mures Lower Deck. After dark, visit The Glass House on Brooke Street Pier for classy cocktails made with local spirits, or soak up the energy at Preachers, a hangout for creatives with an old bus parked in the courtyard for extra seating. From the hotel, it’s a short walk to the Tasmanian Museum & Gallery, which has a brilliant kids program and engaging temporary exhibitions. The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens are also nearby.