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Islington Hotel

321 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#3 of 47 hotels in Hobart
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
BBQ facilities
Express check-in / check-out
Valet parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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AMD00 wrote a review Nov 2021
Hobart29 contributions18 helpful votes
From the moment of booking, this was one of the most wonderfully effortless experiences we have encountered. Unpretentious and attentive staff were welcoming, our evening meal was superb, and the hotel is stunning in every way.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Jesse K wrote a review Sep 2021
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
We stayed at the Islington based on their very impressive Tripadvisor ranking, regularly in the top five 5 star hotels in the country. We had a fabulous experience with Claire and Gabriela making us feel very much at home and very well taken care of. Nothing was too much trouble and little details like the tea my wife preferred at breakfast quickly translated to additional teas in our suite that werent their before - very impressive. The view from the suite was fabulous, as was the public areas and both breakfast and dinner. I cant recommend them highly enough.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
SunnyCoastDiner wrote a review Sep 2021
Nambour, Australia140 contributions53 helpful votes
On our travels we have stayed at properties claiming to be 'boutique hotels' but mostly they were far from the mark. For our trip to Hobart we booked a four night stay at the Islington Hotel and were not disappointed; the 'boutique hotel' label is defined by hotels like the Islington. On arrival we were greeted by Claire and provided a personalised check in experience, our garden suite looking out to Mt Wellington was a generously sized room, well suited for the duration of our stay. We must commend Claire, Gabriela and Maria on the warm, personal service we received, and being personally greeted each morning was truly appreciated. The hotel is a few minutes drive from the CBD but in the southern end of Davey Street which is much quieter, and traffic noise never intruded on our stay. Breakfast each morning came with our room, and the conservatory looks out onto Mt Wellington, a great view to start the day with exceptionally good breakfast fare. Highly recommended, we will most certainly return on our next trip to Hobart.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Garden Suites are situated well away from the street.
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Amy E wrote a review Jul 2021
Melbourne7 contributions5 helpful votes
I dealt with Claire and Gabriela several times while making a large group booking for July 2021. They were both always so friendly, professional and helpful. We were a group of 22 coming down from Melbourne for 3 nights and had booked out the entire hotel as well as organised dinner for the Friday night in the hotel, and in the last few days unfortunately we were all unable to go due to Covid-19 lockdowns. We had paid a substantial amount deposit (50% of the entire booking). The hotel came back to us and initially offered half of the 50% deposit as a refund and the other half as credit, which I thought was very generous as they only had to give us a credit. A week later, they actually offered the entire amount we paid back which I was so pleasantly surprised at. The hotel lost their entire booking for the weekend we were supposed to be there, yet still offered us all money back. That is impeccable service. I cant speak highly enough of the staff, management and Hotel, and would recommend it to anyone. We cant wait to get down to Hobart to stay there.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Blddr wrote a review Jun 2021
Sydney, Australia75 contributions48 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here on the final leg of our Tasmanian holiday. This is a beautiful hotel nestled away in South Hobart. Understated from the outside but simply sumptuous from the inside. The service was excellent. The two ladies who looked after us couldnt do more. In fact I read in one review here that a 76 year old was made to carry luggage up the stairs to the room. I was not allowed to touch our luggage and the ladies insisted on transporting two large suitcases to our room. The garden room we had was simply very comfortable and grand. My only crticism is that the restaurant was not open. On a wet and windy day like the one we experiences staying would have been a great option. That said that upper management decided to close the restaurant for the season because of lack of custom. That could be the summary of the whole of Tasmania. The government ads say come visit in the off season. The shops and restaurants seem to be closed till Thursday. Nevetheless a beautiful isle. The only reason for a 4 star rating is the lack of an open restaurant.
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Date of stay: June 2021
US$156 - US$355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Islington Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Islington Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Her Story (1.2 km), Cascades Female Factory Historic Site (1.2 km), and South Hobart (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Islington Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Islington Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Islington Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Islington Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Islington Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Solo Pasta and Pizza, Ginger Brown, and Don Camillo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Islington Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Islington Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hobart Convict Penitentiary (2.4 km), Cascades Female Factory Historic Site (1.2 km), and Constitution Dock (1.9 km).
Does Islington Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Islington Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.