A special, luxe hotel with a long history and a large and delightful garden, affording quite special views of Mount Wellington.
Offers & Booking
Best Available Rates
Rates per night start from $215 twin share in an Attic Room
*60 day advance purchase required. Reservation is non-cancellable and non-changeable. Full pre-payment required at time of booking. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Terms and conditions
- 60 day advance purchase required.
- Reservation is non-cancellable and non-changeable.
- Full pre-payment required at time of booking.
- Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
- *Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Rates may differ at time of booking due to seasonality, international exchange rates and availability. For additional room types and further information on terms and conditions, please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking
Eleven sumptuously furnished guest rooms, many with distinct characteristics that reflect an eclectic mix of a bygone era coupled with contemporary elements.
Each room has a distinctive design flourish, celebrating one of the many early Tasmanians who provided inspiration for the hotel.
Islington’s accommodation rooms are resplendent with fabulous imported fabrics, fine antiques and the famous deeply comfortable king size Islington Angel beds. Handmade for the hotel by A H Beard, the oldest bedding manufacturers in Australia and located in southern Tasmania, the Islington Angel beds use the latest latex materials with wool embedded into the layers for warmth and comfort.
All guest rooms come with the following inclusions – full cooked breakfast, all barista coffee and loose leaf tea for the duration of the stay, WiFi and an iPad in the room, secure off-street parking, local and mobile phone calls from the room, a selection of cookies, muffins and fruit (although we suggest you’re quick as the muffins are very, very popular).
The Signature Room
The epitome of grand living at The Islington Hotel is found within the comfort of The Signature Room, a Beidermeier themed suite commanding an entire corner of the original house, whose centre-piece is a huge Austro-Hungarian Empire bed facing across from the fireplace.
Luxurious furnishings upholstered in lush chocolate silks from Jim Thompson complete the look. On one side French doors lead to the front English inspired garden while on the other, is a luxurious marble bathroom with heated floor deep bath, separate toilet and rain shower stall.
Located within the original building dating back to 1847, the three Regency rooms epitomize the Tasmanian heritage that gives Islington its unique character. Settled in history, steeped in modern conveniences and enhanced by a stellar art collection, the three Regency Rooms are described by the view from their silk shrouded windows.
A private veranda and courtyard are focal points of this gorgeous north facing room decorated in rich caramel, golds and greens. Artwork and antiques complete the décor the highlight of which is the original sandstone convict built stable wall that runs the length of the suite. The Courtyard Room is also available as twin share, we suggest you call us directly for this option.
Large, bright and sunny, this suite celebrates buttercup and blues as its main colour palette. Original pressed-tin ceilings evoke the original character of the room, and French doors open to views of the mountain that gives the room its name.
Located on the first floor, the Holebrook Room overlooks the gardens and offers leafy eastern views. An aubergine, gold and tan colour theme complements the furnishings and decorations while a spacious over-sized bathroom is perfect for making guests feel like they are at home.
Located within the post-modern west wing of the lodge, Garden rooms gaze directly up to the mountain through rhododendron and cherry gardens. French doors open directly onto a flagstone terrace leading to the gardens and pond beyond. Two Garden Rooms are also available as twin share. Interiors are serene and relaxing – luxury furnishings in chocolates, tans, sage and gold meld with a luxurious marble bathroom with heated floor, featuring separate rain shower and deep bathtub encased in jewel box marble shoji screen walls.
The Attic Room
Tucked away at the top of the stairs is a cosy retreat of a room that is lovingly designed to be the perfect hideaway. The intimate space is dressed in comfort colours that wrap around you with warmth and love and offers a view through the attic window that takes you straight to the top of the mountain. There’s even a marble bathroom with rain shower and bath tucked into this ingenious space.
About Islington Hotel
Islington Hotel Hobart is a very special, small, luxury hotel with a long history and a large and delightful garden, affording quite special views of Mount Wellington.
The Islington Hobart is decorated with fine artworks and furnished with antiques, which appeals to those who want the very best in life, surrounded by great service, presented in an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquillity. Built in 1847, Hotel Islington Hobart is a fine example of Regency architecture recently restored to showcase its original glory and updated to include the little necessities and amenities our forebears overlooked, such as a mountain-view pavilion and a fine wine cellar. Islington is a curated hotel. Corridors and rooms are filled with art and antiques, an ancient, modern and eclectic mix of 30 years of travelling around the world, added together with the historic nature of Islington itself and the owner’s family history in Tasmania.
Upon arrival, the porticoed entrance opens into an expansive marble floored hallway from which extends a library stocked with the aforementioned Louisa Anne Meredith illustrate books on early Tasmania, a drawing room for the taking of tea and a morning room where the sun shines by day and the log fires crackle by night.
Opening from the hall is the centrepiece of the Hotel Islington Hobart, the conservatory, that adjoins the country kitchen and extends onto a marble paved terrace, beyond which is a 35 sqm reflecting infinity pond, a mountain view pavilion and, towering in the background, the ever-changing beauty of Mt Wellington.
Wander through the extensive gardens, populated by a landmark willow over 100 years old, cherry blossoms and an ancient yew set amid plantings of exotic blooms designed by renowned garden landscaper Andrew Pfeiffer.
The Islington Hotel Facts
- Located in the Dress Circle of Hobart, 5 minutes from Hobart’s city centre
- 11 room property designed by Award-winning architectural firm, Morris Nunn and Associates, including 5 rooms in the original 1847 Regency House and 6 new Garden rooms, including an equal access room
- Extensive art collection and original antiques
- Gourmet breakfast in conservatory
- Hosted evening drinks and canapés
- Private dinners on request by our Resident Chef
- Andrew Pfeiffer designed landscaped gardens
- Outside glass pavilion with open fire & BBQ facility
- Sweeping views to Mount Wellington
- Hotel car for city & airport transfers
- Extensive wine cellar
- Honour bar system
- Wireless technology
- Drawing room
- 6 Fireplaces
From champagne on the marble terrace, looking through the Murano Glass illuminated spires floating on the black marble pond reflecting the soaring nature beyond; from the serenity of the open air Glass Pavilion with its own log fire and special mountain views, to the just opened, single iris flowering near the lily pond, every moment at The Islington Hobart is discovery and an event in itself.
The Library at Islington Hotel Hobart is the place to start. Think rich mahogany, specially carved and rare Tasmanian timbers, big tables, comfortable chairs, animal prints and patterns, and you have a room for serious debate, for board meetings, for specially arranged dinners, for a product launch.
With only 11 bedrooms Hotel Islington Hobart can become a private venue for your meeting. So be at ease to know that privacy and total confidentiality can be ensured.
It is a very special, small, luxe hotel in Hobart with a long history and a large and delightful garden, affording unique and stunning views of Mount Wellington. Decorated with fine art and furnished with antiques.
The Islington Hobart appeals to those who desire the very best in life, surrounded by personalised service, presented in an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquillity. Built in 1847, Islington Hotel Hobart is an outstanding example of Regency architecture recently restored to showcase the property’s original glory and updated to include the little necessities and amenities our forebears overlooked, such as a glass-enclosed mountain-view pavilion and a cellar stocked with the finest Tasmanian wine.