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Islington Hotel

321 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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#4 of 47 hotels in Hobart
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2023 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
Babysitting
Massage
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Express check-in / check-out
Valet parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Telephone
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English
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ltoal23 wrote a review Feb 2024
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions1 helpful vote
The rooms are spacious and the hotel very picturesque. Breakfast is in a glass sunroom overlooking beautiful garden grounds. Staff was lovely. Only down side is it’s a bit far to walk downtown (which we knew) but plenty of parking if you rent a car and Ubers were available easily.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear ltoal23 Thank you for your review of Islington Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved the hotel. Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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gep67 wrote a review Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia108 contributions77 helpful votes
We stayed here for a weekend (finally after a cancelled trip due to Covid!) The hotel is a stately grand old house renovated beautifully with a very modern extension set in beautiful gardens with a view over Mt.Wellington. There aren’t many guest rooms so it is very quiet. It is situated about a 30 minute walk from Salamanca Place, so you’ll need to get taxi/ubers most of the time (taxis kept cancelling but Ubers all came within 5 mins!) We had a downstairs room which was spacious and comfortable with a view of the garden. The curtains weren’t great but nobody was using the garden so not a problem for us. The decor is a bit old and dated but fine. We loved the heated floor in the bathroom and the large stand alone bath. The bed was very comfortable. Petty gripes: need more coat hangers, the ironing board was absolutely terrible and would prefer teabags to pot brewing tea (lazy). The staff were lovely and would have helped with all those issues if I could’ve been bothered! Breakfast was lovely in the high ceilinged glass atrium room. Overall we had a lovely stay and I would recommend especially if you like tranquility in a hotel stay
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 18 Dec 2023
Dear gep67 Thank you for your review of Islington Hotel. We are delighted that you had a lovely stay with us. Thank you for your feedback, I am pleased to advise that we will be getting new furniture and curtains for the hotel in the beginning of 2024 and will be getting new ironing boards. Again, Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Islington Hotel Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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Kyle wrote a review Dec 2023
Auckland, New Zealand20 contributions17 helpful votes
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Islington Hotel is an absolute gem! The moment you step foot onto the grounds, you're greeted by breathtakingly beautiful buildings that exude charm and elegance. The furnishings are impeccable, blending luxury with a cozy, inviting atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. However, what truly sets this place apart is its top-notch service. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure every guest's needs are not just met, but exceeded. Their attention to detail and genuine warmth create an unparalleled experience. Islington Hotel is a true haven where beauty meets exceptional service—a five-star retreat worth every accolade.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Dec 2023
Dear Kyle Thank you for your review of Islington Hotel. We are delighted that you found the hotel to be an absolute gem and loved the home away from home feel and 5 star service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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Eric Y wrote a review Nov 2023
Brisbane, Australia74 contributions68 helpful votes
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Booked Islington Hotel through Luxury Escapes for 2 nights 🌙 Nov 29th till Dec 1st. Fabulous stay with exceptional service, commencing with email contact from Hotel a few days prior to our arrival date. Email was confirming our arrival date & 2 night stay, also asking for our approximate arrival time, which was about midday. Not excepting our room to be ready, we arrived to drop bags & check in, intending to go into Hobart till we could access our room. Met by the manager, Mark, check in completed room was ready & coffee made for us whilst we filled in arrival details & bags delivered to our room. Mark then gave us a tour of this magnificent property on an Acre, beautiful gardens & whilst the property is 176 years old, it has been refurbished magnificently. Some rooms left to reflect the original time of the building. The refurbished accommodation rooms & dining room were a delight. Our room had immediate access to the gardens with a view to Mt. Wellington, spectacular to wake to that view & just enjoy it when in the room. We even had a pademelon visit in the garden outside our room. Breakfast was delicious, and as we had an early tour departure for Bruny Island, they opened early to accommodate us, what wonderful service. An absolute bonus were the delicious treats in our room made by the chef on site, a great little treat with a coffee after a full day. Also a cheese platter was delivered to our room, absolute bonus. Bed was comfortable & with the beautiful bird songs coming from the garden it was a very relaxing stay. We would highly recommend Islington Hotel, with an excellent location, quiet with great service.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Dec 2023
Dear Eric Y Thank you for taking the time to review Islington Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved the delicious treats and comfortable bed. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to seeing you back in the future. Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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PullTheLeverKronk wrote a review Nov 2023
Brisbane Region, Australia18 contributions5 helpful votes
Everything about this place is exceptional. I genuinely believe the service is worthy of a high level worldwide. You’re made to feel so welcome, but it isn’t pretentious. The little details are done so well, to the point where you look anywhere and you’ll likely see something beautiful and intentional. The grounds send you back to the last century and you do not feel like you’re only a 4 minute drive to the heart of Hobart. The view of Mount Wellington. Just everything. This is world class. Thank you so much for having us. David and Jo
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Nov 2023
Dear David & Jo We love hearing from our guests and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the little details and the gardens. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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Glenn F wrote a review Oct 2023
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We visited Hobart & stayed at The Islington for our 20th wedding anniversary last week. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. It is beautiful & intimate. The service from Marc Gille, General Manager & his team is discreet & efficient. The Hotel is a short Uber from the action in Hobart; it is removed from the bustle & tourists & that is a good thing, not bad. I would not hesitate to stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 17 Oct 2023
Dear Glenn F Thank you for taking the time to review Islington Hotel. We love hearing from our guests and are delighted that you enjoyed your 20th Anniversary stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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Saej wrote a review Sept 2023
Greater Sydney, Australia2 contributions
My partner had arranged a birthday surprise for me with a stay at The Islington, a place I had eagerly anticipated due to its reputation for a relaxing environment and top-tier service. However, our initial encounter left much to be desired. When we buzzed the front gate intercom, we were met with an ungracious "who are you" from the speaker – not the warm welcome we expected. Inside, we were confronted by the same discourteous individual who promptly requested our license and credit card information. For an establishment boasting a 5-star status, this was far from our expectations, making us feel uneasy and questioning our choice. The situation continued to disappoint when the same staff member gave us a brief tour before directing us to our room. Upon entering, we found a cheese platter wrapped in cling wrap and laminated signage marred by unsightly marks. At this point, my partner's frustration had reached its peak. He had paid well over a thousand dollars for our stay, and he believed that any other hotel in Hobart would have provided superior service at a lower cost. In an attempt to address our grievances, my partner sought out the same staff member but found him absent. Resorting to a phone call, he expressed his disappointment, but instead of an apology, he received a response that left much to be desired – an offer to leave, with the stipulation of contacting Luxury Escapes for a potential refund. The entire experience left us disillusioned and questioning the 5-star rating. Three stars at best, especially given the quality of service provided. While the grounds were indeed pleasant, the interior furnishings clashed with the building's heritage, giving the impression of hurried assembly from an IKEA catalog. In summary, I would caution anyone considering a stay here to think twice before investing their money in an experience that falls far short of the advertised luxury and service quality.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 2 Oct 2023
Dear D7760Onst Thank you for taking the time to review Islington Hotel. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We are well known for our great service and on this occasion have fallen short. We thank you for your feedback as it allows us to continually improve our facilities and services. Please do not hesitate to contact me on 03 6220 2123 if you wish to discuss your stay further. Again, thank you for your feedback Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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A R wrote a review Sept 2023
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I could not fault any detail about our stay at the Islington! The attention to detail and the warm staff made our experience even more special! Without a doubt, we will be back. Thank you to Marc and the staff for contributing to making our time in Hobart an unforgettable experience. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon! Xx
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 24 Sept 2023
Dear arH2814CY We love hearing from our guests and thank you for your review of Islington Hotel. We are so pleased that you had an unforgettable experience in Hobart and loved the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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Cath B wrote a review Sept 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Whilst the beautifully, thoughtfully appointed rooms of this historical home are of a quality that deservedly earn the luxury boutique hotel moniker, guests are additionally surrounded by immaculate gardens and a view to Mt Wellington that makes your soul smile. In a great location to explore Hobart and surrounds, with secure off-street parking, the Islington is blessed with a staff whose commitment to a welcoming, warm, personalised service is beyond parallel. Every request was catered for in a way that exceeded expectations. Next visit, I will be bringing the whole family and hopefully we can stay a little longer. The Islington deserves to be shared with the people you love.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Islington Hotel
Responded 6 Sept 2023
Dear Cathb We are so pleased that you enjoyed your luxurious longer weekend getaway and we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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FlyShort wrote a review July 2023
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Very cute house just outside the town, about 5 minutes drive to the harbor. It is "outdated" but in a good way, exactly what I was looking for. I could feel the history of the house every second during my stay, the charm of the house is irresistible, I spent one of the afternoons read my book in one of the rooms downstairs, the best time I would say during my stay. It is the place to stay if you are looking for - small property, superb service, quiet stay and unique character, then you found it!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 4 July 2023
Dear FlyShort Thank you for taking the time to review Islington Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and loved the charm of the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Marc Dille General Manager
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AU$297 - AU$408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartHobart
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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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 Penitentiary (2.4 km), Runnymede (4.8 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.