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“Fantastic and Faultless”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Islington Hotel

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Islington Hotel
Ranked #8 of 46 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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“Fantastic and Faultless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Having stayed at the Islington Hotel and enjoyed a wonderful stay in heritage accommodation before the current owners renovated, I was keen to see the changes and improvements. There was no disappointment and only awe. The new conservatory is but one addition, a focus room of the hotel, and ideal for the bespoke breakfasts. In our Garden Room the view of Mt Wellington was only the start to a luxurious and indulgent four night stay. The Aesop toiletries with the rain shower head was special; as was Celine in fulfilling our request to dine with our local friends in the library. Chef John excelled in his kitchen as he prepared superb and delicious meals all served with attention by Francesco. The Islington was and now continues to be Hobart luxury.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

My wife found The Islington (on Trip Advisor) when looking for a location for my 60th birthday weekend away from Sydney. It couldn't have been better. No kids, no fuss, no ingratiating staff & no noise! The building is beautiful, the decor is fabulously "accessible", the room perfect and Tara and Thomas were great morning hosts. We only ate breakfast here (which was beautifully cooked & presented, although I failed to score black-pudding to accompany the perfectly poached eggs); the home-made beans are sensational! We were given directions to avoid the parking mayhem around the Saturday markets and "thumbs-up" over our dinner choices for our three nights. The bed in the Wellington Room (guess what is visible from the window when the low cloud lifts?) was as comfortable as promised; best night's sleep, in a hotel, in years. All in all, I couldn't fault the place: many thanks!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

My partner and I stayed here in May 2011 and were very impressed with the Islington Hotel. The hotel is located in a lovely area of south Hobart but not too far to walk to the main attractions. We had a car and there was ample car parking at the hotel - very tight spaces though!

The room was very spacious with a great view of the garden below and Mt Wellington - it was worth paying extra for that view! The breakfast was excellent and cooked to order. The only negative about our experience was when we asked the staff to recommend us a nice place for dinner in Hobart - they wouldn't recommend anywhere outside the hotel. The food did look excellent but we were looking to get out and experience the city a bit and it was unfortunate the hotel couldn't help us with this.

I would definitely recommend the Islington Hotel for a little splurge when you are in Hobart. It was very quite and relaxing and in a lovely part of the city. We will come back!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We are a mother & daughter travelling pair and from the moment we entered the door of this superb gem of a hotel, we knew we were in for an exceptional experience. The staff could not have done a better job at making us feel welcome and taking care of our every need - and wants too! Compliments to the chefs who turned meals into works of art to match the collection in the building!!! Breakfasts were beautiful...thanks Sarah...eggs and all accompaniments done to perfection, tea hot as it should be, and the staff made it seem so effortless.
Room was spacious, bathroom very modern and luxurious, and service invisible...I can't say enough about our experience and, after we had made three other stops in Australia, we were in dire need of some laundry facilities. Yes, the staff even did that for us at no additional charge which is a big surprise considering what we paid for the same service in other hotels!
if I had to pick a negative, it would be that our three-day stay was just too short!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

It is hard to believe that a hotel can get it SO right.

I am trying to find words to add to all the other wonderful things that people have said, which is not easy. I think it took the whole 3 days for the perfection of this place to sink in - it is such a "one off", not only in the beauty of the building and decor, but the extraordinary warmth and genuine hospitality of the staff. How they keep it up I don't know!

As far as we are concerned it is worth travelling to Hobart just to stay here. This is as good as it gets in our opinion, and anyone who stays anywhere else is really missing out on seeing how a boutique hotel, or any accommodation for that matter, should be run.

Well done!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Islington Hotel

Property: Islington Hotel
Address: 321 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#4 Business Hotel in Hobart
#8 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price range (per night): $386 - $588
Hotel Class:5 star — Islington Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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