7 Heritage and Luxury Hobart Accommodation for a Jam-Packed Holiday

Hobart may be Australia’s least populated state capital city, but it sure is jam-packed with character. Once a quiet port town known for its sleepy pace, Hobart’s seen a boom in tourism in recent years as people start to catch on to its many charms. Using these Heritage and Luxury Hobart Accommodation options as a base, why not see for yourself what all the fuss is about in this funky little city? 

Perhaps you’ll be captivated by Hobart’s salty old-town charm, with heritage buildings dating back to the days of early settlers and convicts. Maybe the natural beauty will catch your eye as you stroll along the banks of River Derwent or take in views from the summit of Mount Wellington. Or perhaps the lively arts, food and culture scenes are more up your alley. 

Location: Hobart | Tasmania | Australia
Accommodation Type: Boutique and Spa | Heritage

Hobart has a bit of everything in a conveniently compact space. Whether you’re visiting as a couple, with family, solo or with a group, there’s a Heritage and Luxury Hobart Accommodation waiting for you!

1. Sanctum Boutique Apartments

Best for: Sandstone Georgian Holiday Cottage, The Forge Apartment, Central Location

This Heritage Tasmania Accommodation has two beautiful options to choose from, both located 900m from Hobart’s Theatre Royal. Sussex House is a lovingly refurbished Georgian cottage dating back to 1850-1860. With three spacious bedrooms and two modern bathrooms, it can comfortably house up to 6 guests, who can happily cook for themselves in the fully equipped kitchen. The Forge is a cosy one-bedroom apartment with a rooftop skylight over the shower bay. Who doesn’t love a luxuriously light-filled bathroom?

Fabulous accommodation in beautifully renovated historic building. Very comfortable with good ambience. Quality linen. Everything you need.

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Good to Know:

  • Three-bedroom cottage for up to six guests, The Forge Apartment accommodates up to two guests
  • Free WIFI
  • Free off-street parking
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Outdoor BBQ seating
  • Complimentary local wine and chocolates
  • Walk to the Brooke Street Pier where you can catch cruises to Bruny Island and high speed catamaran to the MONA Art Gallery
  • Check prices and availability at Booking.com

2. Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Best for: Elegant 4.5 Star Hotel, Near Salamanca Markets, Atrium-Restaurant and Bar, Hadley Art Prize

Hadley’s is a Victorian-era style Heritage Tasmania Accommodation, and the oldest continuously running boutique hotel in the state. Built in 1834, it claims to have hosted two centuries worth of scandalous secrets and spicy stories within its decadent halls. Come and hear the fancy floorboards whisper of gentlemen’s lunches, cabaret nights and sordid soirées of days gone by.    

The hotel is also well-known for promoting cultural tourism in Tasmania by hosting the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart. This annual prize is open to Australian landscape artists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The finalists and winners are shown in the custom-designed galleries at the hotel in the middle of the year. What a great time to stay! See the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart website here for dates.

Good to Know at this Luxury Hobart Accommodation:

  • Double Rooms for up to two guests, Spa Suite for up to two guests, Family Rooms for up to four guests
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Close to Salamanca Market
  • Atrium style restaurant and bar
  • 20 mins from Hobart Airport
  • Art and Heritage all in one place
  • Check prices and availability at Booking.com

3. Claremont House

Best for: 4 Star Guest House, Affordable, Near MONA, Gardens, Peacocks, Horses, Bikes

If you fancy a bit more spaciousness, Claremont House is a heritage listed Victorian Italianate mansion set on five acres of sprawling hillside. Only 15 minutes from the CBD, you can feel like a right royal in one of the uniquely elegant rooms. Claremont has been home to renowned politicians, businessmen and even an Australian Test Cricket Captain before becoming an exclusive Luxury Hobart Accommodation.

Good to Know:

  • Double Rooms with shared bathrooms, Deluxe Queen Rooms with en-suite, Deluxe Double or Twin Rooms with en-suite and spa bath. These can accommodate up to five guests.
  • Breakfast included
  • Walking distance to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
  • Dining hall featuring farm-fresh meals
  • Billiards table, hire bikes with track that takes you all the way into the city
  • Some rooms include a balcony
  • All rooms have a coffee machine
  • Check prices and availability at Booking.com

4. Somerset on the Pier Hobart

Best for: 4 Star Aparthotel, Waterfront, Spacious, Kitchens, Parking

Stay right on the water in this 1930’s pier building turned Heritage Tasmania Accommodation. Each serviced apartment here has panoramic views of the River Derwent and Historic Sullivan’s Cove, so you can enjoy watching a beautiful reflective sunrise to kick-start your day of sightseeing. Watch the ships sail by on your private balcony before strolling around nearby waterfront cafes and restaurants.

Good to Know:

  • Loft style design One and Two-bedroom Apartments for up to four guests
  • Tour desk and car rental service
  • Limited free parking nearby
  • Fully equipped kitchenettes
  • Washer/dryer in all apartments
  • What a top location in the historic heart of Hobart!
  • Check prices and availability at Booking.com

5. The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Best for: 5 Star Hotel, Waterfront Location, Art, Romantic and Luxurious Rooms

Another waterfront gem with an arty twist is this Luxury Hobart Accommodation. What was once Hobart’s oldest warehouses and an IXL jam factory is now effectively an art gallery you can sleep in. Why not join in the daily art tour at 4pm? It’s completely free for guests staying at the hotel, or $20 for external guests. Enjoy a glass of locally made wine or beer from the aptly named IXL Long Bar as you peruse over 400 pieces of contemporary Tasmanian art. 

This place was exceptional. We arrived on our honeymoon and found a bottle of champas and chocolates with a handwritten note, so lovely!!

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Good to Know at this Luxury Hobart Accommodation:

  • Luxury rooms with courtyard or harbour views (choose when you book) for up to three guests (and two children)
  • Flat-screen TV and DVD player
  • Some rooms feature a free-standing spa 
  • Convict signatures are found on some walls
  • Fitness centre
  • Two restaurants, cafe, lounge and bar on site
  • Free on-site parking
  • Check prices and availability at Booking.com

6. Moss Hotel

Located in the heart of Salamanca Place in historic Battery Point Village, this Heritage Tasmania Accommodation will make you feel right at home in the vibrant cobblestone square. Mid 1800’s warehouses were originally intended to house a variety of traders, taverns, sailors and stores, so each renovated room is completely one-of-a-kind. Thoughtful inspirations from history and nature make the décor here warm and immersive.  

“Amazing – from it’s obvious brilliant location, to it’s super luxe, dark and moody aesthetic…”

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Good to Know:

  • Standard and Deluxe Rooms for two at 22m2 to 26m2 size, with garden or landmark views
  • The Grove Rooms have baths
  • Handmade furniture
  • Living garden wall
  • Free WIFI
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Two separate locations, both on Salamanca Place
  • Check prices and availability at Booking.com

7. Lenna of Hobart Hotel

Also in the heart of Battery Point Village, this beautiful 1874 Sandstone Mansion is a popular and luxurious stay near the Salamanca Market and Hobarts best restaurants. The original owner built this stunning Victorian mansion on the hill so he could watch his ships sailing into the harbour. Now refurbished into an elegant hotel, Lenna of Hobart Hotel still retains the original chandeliers and charm of yesteryear with the comfort and style of today.

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Heritage, culture and scenery collide to make Hobart one of the top ten spots in the world to visit right now according to Loney Planet. And who are we to argue with Lonely Planet? There are plenty of attractions nearby too, like historic Port Arthur, rugged Bruny Island, picturesque Huon Valley and unspoiled Mount Field National Park.

Whether you come to visit one of the many exciting festivals or you just want to take it easy in a charming harbour city, your visit will be made all the more enjoyable when staying in one of these Luxury Hobart Accommodations.

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Recommended Reading: Lonely Planet Tasmania Guidebook – the insider’s view to this awesome island with wilderness and history around every corner. The Lonely Planet Tasmania Road Trips Guide is also excellent if you’re venturing beyond Hobart. (paid links)
See Tripadvisor’s Popular things to do in in and near Hobart: includes Bruny Island Tour, Port Arthur, Cascade Brewery, and Mount Wellington

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