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Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed overnight at the Islington hotel in Hobart before heading to Coles bay. Glad we chose to stay at this boutique hotel. Everything about this hotel is perfect and comfortable. The service we received were of the highest standard. Great breakfast and awesome coffee.

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind words and for choosing to spend a night at Islington. I'm so pleased to hear that our service standards, breakfast and coffee were up to our usual high standards! We hope your adventure around our gorgeous state was filled with more lasting memories and that you're already planning your return trip to Islington?!

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2015

This hotel just gets it right. Friendly and efficient staff make all guests feel special. Food excellent. We never got the chance to sit in the lovely lounges because the weather was so good- maybe next time!

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

It's thrilling to hear that your stay at Islington was memorable for all the right reasons. We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review, Marbe. Most notably, I'm glad that our attention to detail across the hotel and the quality of food were highlights of your stay with us. Don't let the distance between Glasgow and Hobart...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Unsure if it was the dream tea served at bedtime, or, if this oasis on Davey street just magically appeared when we arrived, but our stay was a perfect dream. The staff, absolutely wonderful. No task was too difficult. How could we not be in heaven as they provided us with a last minute hire car (a convertible BMW) to...

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

What an amazing review! Thank you! Cinderella moments, husbands feeling like superheros, our resident wallabies in the garden coupled with our amazing backdrop Mount Wellington, beautiful home, art, architecture and our ever amazing staff and service! So glad you leave us with such fond memories. Thanks again for spreading the 'Islington' love!

Sydney
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights at the beginning of a 2 week stay in Tasmania, having chosen it over the Henry Jones. This hotel is small and intimate and is located in East Hobart, a little out of the city. Located in a lovely area, the hotel has private parking for guests in a secure area. We chose a...

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Clare, What a kind, thoughtful and detailed review. Thank you so much! It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both throughout your stay and it's even more pleasing to hear that your keen eye for detail noticed all of the little niceties here at Islington! Consider yourselves part of the family here now! Hope we'll see you...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 17 February 2015

After 10 days driving around Tasmania we booked our last night at the Islington. It was a heavenly treat to relax here after an otherwise busy holiday. Once checked in there was never a question that we'd leave to eat elsewhere. The staff were amazing and lovely to chat to. Everyone was very friendly and made everything seem effortless. The...

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such an amazing review along with photos of our Conservatory and Mount Wellington. 10 days around Tasmania topped off with a night at Islington! Sounds amazing! We're really chuffed that you were both able to relax, unwind and enjoy a night of Islington indulgence before retuning home. Minimum 3 nights for your return visit though!

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Islington for one night on our recent trip to Tasmania. It is a charming boutique hotel in the residential up market district of Hobart. Our room was big , bright, modern and very comfortable. The food was excellent and the staff could not have been more helpful assisting us in our plans to...

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

It's always exciting to hear of travellers having an amazing time in our wonderful state, especially when that involves Islington! Thank you for your kind words, James. Don't let distance keep you from visiting us again!

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2015

My wife and I stayed here a few weeks ago with a friend before travelling interstate to stay at the Lake House in Daylesford. The Islington is a small, boutique hotel, just out of the centre of Hobart. It is very private and secure, surrounded by well-kept gardens. The premises is a mixture of old and new, but very tastefully...

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

We love pampering our fellow Tasmanians and it was our pleasure to have the 3 of your stay with us. I've passed on you thanks to Jeremy for his service and our only condition in welcoming you back again in the future, is that you stay for the entire weekend! It means a lot that you posted such a thoughtful...

Reviewed 9 February 2015

Fussy husband and I stayed here for 2 nights recently. What a gem. Hotel is in a beautiful old house, exquisitely furnished with a light ,modern atrium in the centre for eating, drinking, relaxing. All the staff were delightful, our room looking up Mount Wellington was perfect, breakfast was delicious and fussy husband impressed. Result. Would definitely recommend.

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

We cater for all sorts of guests here at Islington, even 'fussy husbands' and we're relieved to hear that even his lofty expectations were exceeded during your stay! Our garden rooms do make the most of our exquisite backdrop, being Mount Wellington and our conservatory is a great place, as you mention, to eat, drink and relax! Thanks for taking...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Above and beyond customer experience, staff are fantastic and go out of there way to help and make you feel relaxed and cared for. Hotel is one of the best I have every stayed in throughout Australia. A must stay if traveling to the beautiful state of Tasmania. Highly recommended.

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! What an amazing review. Thank you Wendy! We're all so pleased to hear that your time at Islington made you feel relaxed and cared for! This is so important to us. The caring and relaxation never stops at Islington so hopefully we can welcome you back again in the not too distant future?

Reviewed 27 January 2015

Has to be one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Amazing staff that seriously go above and beyond and their attention to detail is second to none. The location & design of hotel is stunning and I would highly recommend that anyone going to visit Hobart should stay at the Islington as it will make their trip that...

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Gareth H, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review Alan. It was certainly a pleasure having you stay with us at Islington and I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the design, location and most importantly, the service. We hope it's not the last time we see you at Islington?!.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

Additional Information about Islington Hotel

Address: 321 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: $435 - $656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Islington Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Islington Hotel Hobart, Tasmania
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#4 Business Hotel in Hobart
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