Fodor's Expert Review Henry Jones Art Hotel

25 Hunter St., Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia Fodor's Choice

Arguably one of Australia's best hotels, right on the Hobart waterfront, this row of historic warehouses and a former jam factory have been transformed into a sensational, art-theme hotel, where the work of Tasmania's finest visual and performing artists is displayed. The friendly full-time curator is on hand to advise and explain, as is the in-house historian. The spacious guest suites, also artistically decorated, reflect the influences of a rich colonial trading history with India and China: all suites have natural wood furnishings and king-size beds with exotic silk covers. Bathrooms are supermodern, with stainless-steel and translucent-glass fittings. Some suites have harbor views; others overlook the stunning glassed-in courtyard atrium.

PROS

  • unstuffy and friendly staff despite the arty surrounds
  • stunning rooms worth lingering in
  • excellent location

CONS

  • excellent but pricey breakfast at A$35

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-6210–7700

HOTEL DETAILS

52 rooms, 4 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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