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Review of Islington Hotel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Dec 2023via mobile
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
Date of stay: December 2023
Trip 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
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

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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.

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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General Manager, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 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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Reviewed 1 December 2023 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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General Manager, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 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
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

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

Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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General Manager, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 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
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

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.

Date of stay: October 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 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
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

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.

Room tip: Don’t stay here.
Date of stay: September 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at Islington Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 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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