Notices

Hobart hotel location

Reply

Oct 4th, 2011, 06:33 AM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 355
Hobart hotel location

We would like to stay in a hotel or B&B within 1 km of the CBD. We like being close to restaurants cafes and tourist attractions but we also want quiet for sleep. We will be arriving in early March 2012 after a long flight from SFO and staying for three nights. Please recommend general areas and possible hotels to stay in that meet these criteria.
zinfanatic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 4th, 2011, 04:26 PM
  #2
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,687
We liked the Battery Point area.

http://www.batterypoint.net/
Melnq8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 4th, 2011, 09:58 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,395
Stayed at Lenna's of Hobart. It was okay, old (you might say in need of renovation), but it was comfortable, convenient, and quiet. It had a great location blocks from the waterfront, within easy walking distance to Salamanca Place, shopping, art galleries, and heaps of cafes and restaurants. Our room had a harbor view.

There are a lot of hotels close to the waterfront around Sullivan's Cove. If you go to Trip Advisor and search for hotels in Hobart, you can find a ranking of hotels based on reviews, and read the reviews. You can also click on a map that will show you locations. Battery Point, which Melnq8 recommends, is adjacent to the central district waterfront area. It is quaint and charming, quieter, has lovely old architecture and a nice neighborhood feel. You could probably find a B&B there.

You should check out the prices on Wotif.com Their site also features photos of the accommodations on offer, so you can get a sense for what the rooms look like, maybe what the exterior or the public spaces of the hotel are like.

My husband and I considered staying one night at Moorilla Estate Winery, which is located in the suburb of Berriedale, 12 km north of Hobart's city center. It's not a convenient location for you but it looked like an interesting place to stay, very modern in a wooded location by the water. There is a museum on site and a winery, of course.
http://mona.net.au/visit/sleep/

I don't remember downtown Hobart as being that frenetic or noisy.
Diamantina is online now  
Reply With Quote
Oct 4th, 2011, 10:01 PM
  #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,395
If you end up staying in one of the large hotels near the waterfront, ask for a room on a higher floor, which should be quieter.

I always bring ear plugs, no matter what.
Diamantina is online now  
Reply With Quote
Oct 5th, 2011, 12:13 AM
  #5
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,018
I stayed at Henry Jones Hotel last time I was in Hobart it was very quiet even though it's on the waterfront. I've also stayed at the Casino with a fabulous view up the Derwent River that was also very quiet and very reasonably priced.

There's a free ferry out to MONA now, apparently non-Tasmanians will have to pay an entry fee to the museum from this month. By all accounts it's an amazing private museum, with an art collection assembled by a gambling millionaire, he comes across as a rather studied eccentric.
Susan7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 5th, 2011, 01:20 AM
  #6
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,687
I'm confused, are Moorilla Estate and Mona related or are they separate places?
Melnq8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 5th, 2011, 01:50 AM
  #7
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,018
They are the same place now. The same guy owns it all, there's a museum and winery and accommodation all in the same place. I haven't been, but most of my friends have. The accommodation is apparently very expensive but the museum is great.

http://mona.net.au/visit/drink/
Susan7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 5th, 2011, 02:14 AM
  #8
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,687
Thanks for that Susan.
Melnq8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 5th, 2011, 01:53 PM
  #9
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 355
Thanks all! Battery Point gives me another area to look for accommodations. Since we are visitors to the area,it is nice to have help with locations
zinfanatic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 5th, 2011, 07:14 PM
  #10
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,283
Hey Other Mel!

I've stayed at Morilla before (loved it) but before MONA - I'll be there in a few weeks and can report back.

Best,

Melodie
wlzmatilida is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 5th, 2011, 07:44 PM
  #11
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,687
That'd be great Melodie.
Melnq8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 5th, 2011, 11:47 PM
  #12
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,018
Great Melodie, we will expect a report soon!
Susan7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 5th, 2011, 11:52 PM
  #13
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,395
I was at Moorilla before they built the museum, as well. But we loved the winery and the accommodations looked fabulous (if you like modern architecture, which we do). My husband is a big fan of their Gewürztraminer.

Outside of Launceston, there is another winery that offers accommodation, Rosevears Estate. Its setting near the Tamar River is lovely. Unfortunately, it looks like their bistro is now closed, but there is always beautifully situated Strathlynn Restaurant at nearby Ninth Island Winery (which is related to Pipers Brook Winery).
http://www.rosevears.com.au/
Diamantina is online now  
Reply With Quote
Oct 6th, 2011, 12:15 AM
  #14
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,687
We stayed at Rosevears several years ago and loved it. The Rosevears Tavern was really good if it's still around.
Melnq8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:06 AM.