Chic, boutique, luxury and more in Tasmania, then look no further than Hobart’s stunning Islington Hotel
Decorated with fine art and furnished with antiques, Islington appeals to those who desire the very best in life, surrounded by personalised service, presented in an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquillity.
Built in 1847, Islington is an outstanding example of Regency architecture recently restored to showcase the property’s original glory and up-dated to include the little necessities and amenities our forebears over-looked, such as a glass enclosed mountain-view pavilion and a cellar stocked with the finest Tasmanian wine.
Upon arrival, the portico-ed entrance opens into an expansive marble floored hallway from which extends a library stocked with Louisa Anne Meredith’s illustrated books on early Tasmania, a drawing room for the taking of tea and a morning room where the sun shines by day and the log fires crackle by night.
Opening from the hall is the centre piece of the hotel, the conservatory, that adjoins the country kitchen and extends onto a marble paved terrace, beyond which is a 35 sq metre reflecting infinity pond, a mountain view pavilion and, towering in the background, the ever changing beauty of Mt Wellington.
Islington is Hobart’s only five star hotel – a luxury boutique hotel that has consistently won best luxury accommodation awards over the past five years and while at ATE I was fortunate to meet the GM of this stunning hotel, Thomas Barker [right].
To hear what Thomas had to tell me, click on the video box below and to find out more about the Islington Hotel, , click on www.islingtonhotel.com
John Alwyn-Jones reporting on location for Global Travel Media TV from Australian Tourism Exchange 2012.