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The Henry Jones Art Hotel

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25 Hunter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 45 hotels in Hobart
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Australia's first dedicated art hotel stands proudly on Hobart's glorious waterfront. A handsome row of historic warehouses dating from the 1820s (the former IXL jam factory) have been creatively transformed into an enthralling multi-award winning first class hotel. The hotel itself is a work of art. Here you'll be fascinated by the unexpected combination of the antique and the ultra modern.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Valet parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Cheryl O wrote a review May 2021
Warana, Australia616 contributions81 helpful votes
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This is my second time staying at the Henry Jones Art hotel, I stayed in a room overlooking the Harbour for 3 nights, which was huge and very comfortable. The air conditioning was a bit of a challenge, it didn’t seem to really cool the room but the staff bought a fan for me which really assisted. I love the bar in this hotel, they make great cocktails, it’s a fantastic location. It’s a busy hotel, there’s not much personalised service, but at the same time you don’t really need it. Everything’s right there in Hobart where you need it and it’s easy to walk to all the restaurants and the markets. The size of the room is particularly impressive, it has a lovely couch and a nice view and the bathroom and the shower in particular are really great. We had valet service for the car, which was quick and always accessible. We ate breakfast in the restaurant on only one day and it was very nice. Would definitely recommend for the uniqueness of the hotel and the location.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jackie W wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions97 helpful votes
For a special experience, leave the chain-hotels and try this gem! It's helpful if you appreciate art because as the name suggests, it's the backdrop of this unique and lovely hotel. There is so much elegant character to the Henry Jones, you'll feel like you're in a special place. The rooms are spacious and retain the character of the original jam factory building; ramped up in large rooms with king beds in soft linens, a large elegant bathroom with huge soaker tub and big, wonderful shower; you could live in their rooms! Explore the 3 floors with walls covered in original, local, sometimes award winning art and if time, take the art tour of the hotel with a guided, well-versed art and history lover. It's also well situated with an intimate, funky bar, elegant restaurant for fine dining and a casual restaurant for great breakfasts!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Room 201 - off the elevator, down a hall and up a few stairs to ultimate privacy!
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Jackie, thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review of The Henry Jones Art Hotel. It gives us no end of pleasure when every aspect of our guests' stay comes together to create such an enjoyable and memorable experience. I hope you'll keep us in mind next time you are looking for a slightly indulgent, but creatively inspiring getaway. Until then, best wishes. Matt Casey General Manager
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pollydoodle wrote a review May 2021
Perth, Australia404 contributions169 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights at the end of our trip. Superior Harbour view spa room had great architectural features of stone wall and beams. Interior fit out very cheap and nasty red and plasticky black ? leather with orange cushions. Chipped furnishings.Spa bath chipped. Strange headboard to put things on but no bed side tables. Very small long bar downstairs but friendly bar staff. Stay at the MACq. A much better choice with better water views and a balcony and just so much more everything ( apart from the beams and walls). Friendly staff but maybe it needs to make up its mind if it is a hotel and or an art gallery. Worth doing the tour with Greg. Noisy on Friday night. Need to open the window shutters and clean the window sills. We needed to put towels over the windows as the shutters do not keep light out and the street lamps have beams that light up the building but also the rooms!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Choose a higher floor and away from the bars?
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Responded 4 weeks ago
pollydoodle, I apologise that some aspects of your room were not quite what you had anticipated -- we have noted your concerns and while some are easier to remedy than others, we will continue our ongoing quest for perfection. I am pleased to read that each of your encounters with our staff was positive, and that you had an opportunity to enjoy our tour and immerse yourself in the richness of our featured art. Warm regards, Matt Casey General Manager
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Dingo_dude wrote a review May 2021
Fremantle, Australia1747 contributions1198 helpful votes
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Located on Hunter Street overlooking Victoria Dock - it is the perfect location in Hobart. This boutique hotel is located in a series of historic waterfront warehouses. It is a unique blending of heritage structure with modern architecture. We were initially concerned about the potential lack of car parking however those concerns were quickly allayed by the staff, our car was parked in front of the hotel under the hotel's constant supervision. It was our last night in Tasmania and we booked a Deluxe Spa Room. The room was located on the first floor directly overlooking the waterfront. It couldn't have been a better location. The room and and en-suite bathroom were so spacious - loved the rustic heritage elements with the exposed timber beams & columns, sandstone walls, which were cleverly balanced with the ultra modern glass and metal features. The bed was large and very comfortable. The spa was perfect for relaxing after a long day's drive. We both wished that we had booked more than just one night at the hotel, as we would have taken up the option of the free art tour and been able to explore the design gallery. The breakfast, included in our package, was a little bit of a let down. The food was a la carte and used fresh local produce however it was just an average meal - no wow factor, which I guess I was unfairly expecting in such an amazing hotel. If I ever came back to Hobart (my last visit was 10 years ago) I would definitely have the Henry Jones Art Hotel on the top of my accommodation list and I would stay more than one night.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: first floor spa room overlooking the waterfront
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Dingo_dude. I'm delighted that you found your guest room comfortable and that our team were able to help with the car parking. I'd definitely recommend a return trip so that you can enjoy our complimentary art and history tour and spend more time amongst the wonderful works of some of Tasmania's most talented emerging artists. Just don't leave it 10 years again! Until then, best wishes Matt Casey General Manager
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adriand99 wrote a review May 2021
qld34 contributions28 helpful votes
The hotel is well located on the harbour. Rooms are clean and nice, but also strange because of their heritage. The service is the problem. a) asked them to book dinner for us. No action so we did it ourselves. b) second day asked again to book dinner. again no action. We reminded 5hem on 2 occasions before anything happened c) no turn down, and each night we had to ask for water at least twice. d) and dont try to dine at their beautiful restraunt. Fully booked from opening time on both nights. No allowance made for guests staying in house. They said its a very popular restaurant. . I said if we were told you were so busy when we booked our accommodation (which is common practice) we would have booked the restaurant as well months ago. d) front of house staff not sympathetic and even argumentative when we bought issues to their attention. someone needs to teach them to say “sorry you had a problem, but can i try and fix it..” Als very noise until 1am. No point trying to go to sleep before this. They need to use sound proof glass etc.. I suggest try the sister hotel across the road MACq01
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: book waterfront rooms with two windows on level,2
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Responded 7 May 2021
adriand99, thank you for taking the time to share your review of The Henry Jones Art Hotel. I am pleased that you found the location of the hotel and outlook over the harbour to be favourable, and I appreciate your compliment regarding the cleanliness of your room. The heritage of our 1820s sandstone buildings certainly does offer an untempered aesthetic that is different to more traditional hotel-fare. If heritage values aren’t to your taste, then I join you in recommending the equally enriching contemporary surrounds of MACq01 Hotel. adriand99, our Concierge team and I are disappointed that you felt our service levels were lacking. Our service philosophy is based upon anticipation and empathy, and we take pride in following through on our promises. I understand you were left frustrated at not hearing the voicemail message left by our Concierge confirming your first night dinner reservation, however I trust you enjoyed the recommendations and arrangements they made for your subsequent evenings. Our restricted turndown service is in response to COVID-19 precautions recommended by relevant health authorities, but we do continue to service guest rooms daily. Bottled water is available from the in-room minibar, and in Hobart we are fortunate to enjoy fresh, drinkable rainwater straight from the tap. adriand99, you are correct that Landscape Restaurant and Grill is beautiful, in design, art, and flavour. We would love all of our guests to have an opportunity to experience Landscape if they wish, and as you suggest, we include a recommendation and link to pre-book dinner within the confirmation email received at the time of making hotel reservations. While we try to be perfect, if on occasion our service levels falter, we absolutely share your principles of acknowledgement and pragmatism, and I feel this is reflected in the overwhelmingly positive reviews of The Henry Jones Art Hotel, posted on this site and others. We do however, expect our staff to be treated with respect and civility in return, and in instances where our staff are confronted with aggression and bullying, it can be very difficult to achieve an amicable resolution. adriand99, I am sorry that your experience of The Henry Jones Art Hotel was not as memorable and enjoyable has you had hoped. I wish you the best for your travels in the future. Regards, Matt Casey General Manager
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USD 128 - USD 317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartHobart
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Henry Jones Art Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mawson's Hut Replica Museum (0.3 km), Sullivans Cove (0.2 km), and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Landscape Restaurant & Grill, The Black Footed Pig, and The Lounge by Frogmore Creek - Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Henry Jones Art Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Hobart.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Henry Jones Art Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hobart Convict Penitentiary (0.8 km), Runnymede (3.7 km), and Constitution Dock (0.9 km).