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15 Popular Hobart Hotels with Picturesque Views

When Lonely Planet named Hobart one of the world’s top 10 destinations, many applauded this compact city’s overdue recognition. A wonder of history, culture and gourmet food, Hobart is the ideal escape for anyone seeking nature, bright lights, and small-town vibe. Hobart achieves it all in a small space with its collection of boutique shops, world-renowned galleries, heritage-laden neighbourhoods and unforgettable day trips.

The city is as beautiful up close as it is from afar. Australia delivers few better views than the ones overlooking Hobart’s gorgeous U-shaped harbour, historic township or mountainous countryside. Not surprisingly, many of our 26 million Aussie visitors each year prefer their Hobart hotels with views and a great location close to local galleries, restaurants, and attractions. Fortunately, these two attributes tend to follow each other in the city’s best hotels.

Without prior research, visitors risk regretting their hotel choice, as it can still be difficult knowing where to find the most epic scenery. So to help, we’ve done all the heavy lifting and found the popular Hobart hotels that boast rooms with not only great reputations, but which also offer incredible views. Now travellers only need to decide on when their next dream Hobart holiday will be.

Hobart Hotels with Bay Views

Wrest Point Tasmania

Wrest Point Tasmania

Accommodation at Wrest Point Tasmania ranges from the cosy Motor Inn rooms to the opulent Tower Executive Suites. For the ultimate luxury experience, don’t pass up the Tower Premier Suite, which comes with a private bar, spa bath and uninterrupted views of Sandy Bay and the River Derwent beyond.

This glamorous casino hotel also boasts vistas of the undulating mountains looming above the city and sights of the harbour from some of its more affordable rooms. Those able to pull themselves away from the window can find numerous dining and entertainment options at the on-site casino and restaurants.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$89 – A$540
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

 

Bay View Villas Apartments Hobart

Bay View Villas Hobart

Nestled on a hilltop in West Hobart, the one and two-bedroom villas at Bay View Villas Apartments offer an unparalleled view of the pastel rainbow of Hobart homes leading out to Sandy Bay and the River Derwent. The apartments also feature a private outdoor balcony, a rarity in chilly Hobart, offering the perfect place to indulge in some of Tasmania’s famed fresh produce.

Although such an all-encompassing view is only possible from outside the city centre, Bay View Villas is still close to public transport and popular landmarks such as Salamanca Market. There is also a game room, heated indoor pool, playground, and barbeque area for keeping the entire family entertained.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$88 – A$219
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 34 Poets Rd, West Hobart, Tasmania

 

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Hobart Hotels with Harbour Views

Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart

Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart

Offering two very different, yet equally majestic outlooks, Grand Chancellor Hotel is ideal for soaking up the best of Hobart. Large-windowed rooms with views of both the mountains and harbour give guests outlooks of Salamanca Market, Hobart’s inner city or the distant mountain ranges.

The property offers basic and superior room options, giving guests a range of affordable and luxurious accommodation. For the epitome of in-room comfort, choose the Executive Suite, which boasts an en suite, deep spa bath and a lounge room with leather couches. The hotel also has a restaurant and a bar, which offers a delectable high tea by the waterfront every afternoon.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$44 – A$797
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 1 Davey St, Hobart, Tasmania

 

Sullivans Cove Apartments

Sullivans Cove Apartments

The award-winning Sullivans Cove Apartments is a second home to many Hobart visitors. With a range of one to four-bedroom apartments around the waterfront, this five-star offering lets guests experience lavish design while still being close to Hobart’s best sights. Full kitchens, spacious lounge areas and king-size beds help ensure the utmost comfort and convenience.

Yet it’s the private balconies, overlooking various viewpoints of Hobart’s famous waterfront, which make the apartments memorable. Simply kick back with some wine and locally-sourced fresh produce on the barbeque while admiring the harbour as the sky reddens and the lights of restaurants begin to twinkle. Don’t forget to check out the whisky and cheese connoisseurs at the nearby Salamanca Market.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: A$97 – A$566
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 5/19A Hunter St, Hobart, Tasmania

 

Somerset on the Pier

Somerset On The Pier

Somerset on the Pier’s extravagant self-contained apartments occupy a prime position on Hobart’s waterfront and are set within a renovated 1930s building. Guests in any of the apartments, whether staying in the one-bedroom or family options, can enjoy the action along Hobart’s harbour through sun-drenched windows and a private balcony, ideal for enjoying a lazy day in the sun.

The loft-style family apartments offer generous space with two upstairs bedrooms and a separate lounge room, all furnished with modern comfort in mind. Somerset on the Pier’s perfect location also places guests close to some of Hobart’s top attractions including the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and St David’s Park. Visitors can either step outside to partake in quality waterfront dining, or they can enjoy a quiet dinner in with harbour views right outside.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$83 – A$416
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania

 

Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel

Zero Davey Boutique Hotel

Contemporary elegance abounds at Zero Davey where you can choose from a stylish studio and multi-room apartments or two lavish penthouses. Whether travellers are on a family holiday, honeymoon or business trip, they’ll find all the comforts and facilities necessary for a memorable stay. Tasmania’s gourmet restaurants line the harbour outside and there are numerous attractions within walking distance such as the Botanical Gardens and craft shops.

The two penthouses and the Luxury Water View Studio Apartment boast views of the harbour at Sullivan’s Cove from windows and private balconies. Million-dollar yachts and modest fishing vessels alike rest against jetties, and this is also the place where the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finishes. Each apartment comes with a mini-bar, free Wi-Fi and kitchenette facilities.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$94 – A$190
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 15 Hunter St, Hobart, Tasmania

 

Lenna of Hobart

Lenna of Hobart

Experience Hobart’s history combined with modern luxury at the charming Lenna of Hobart. This Heritage-listed hotel, built in 1874, now houses numerous self-contained apartments. A variety of accommodation options gives guests the choice of park, city or harbour views, all of which complement the generous amenities inside including coffee machines and flat-screen TVs.

The Lenna’s Penthouse Suites offer undoubtedly some of the best views in Hobart, thanks to wraparound balconies that provide 360-degree vistas encompassing the deep-blue waterfront, leafy parks, and dramatic mountain ranges. Located in one of the city’s best neighbourhoods, visitors can simply stroll to Hobart’s harbour restaurants, Battery Point’s cafes and antique shops, and Salamanca Place’s galleries, boutiques and bars.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$98 – A$279
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 20 Runnymede St, Hobart, Tasmania

 

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Hobart Hotels with City Views

Best Western Hobart

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Positioning guests right among Hobart’s inner-city excitement, Best Western provides the perfect base for exploring with a selection of meeting rooms, state-of-the-art facilities, an on-site restaurant and refurbished rooms with climate control. Hobart’s latest bars and restaurants on Elizabeth Street and Murray Street, along with designer shops and city attractions, are also located nearby.

However, if guests decide to stay inside, they’ll be treated to some gorgeous city views that incorporate the mountains as well as low-lying suburbia. Some of the more lavish rooms, such as the Deluxe Suite and the Family Suite, also boast private balconies with Instagram-worthy outlooks over Hobart.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$64 – A$526
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 156 Bathurst St, Hobart, Tasmania

 

Mantra Collins Hotel

Mantra Collins Hotel

With a combination of executive-level rooms and spacious apartments, Mantra Collins delivers outstanding and diverse accommodation right in the heart of Hobart. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the Hotel Executive Queen Room and some apartments transform the city into a living tapestry of people and heritage buildings for guests to enjoy.

The hotel itself is only 300 metres from the harbour, where guests can catch a ferry to the world-famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Luxury lovers should look no further than the One-Bedroom Executive Apartment, which has a plush king-size bed, full-size fridge, kitchenette and dining table.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: A$89 – A$628
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 58 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania

 

Prince Of Wales Hotel Hobart

Delight in the peaceful setting at Prince Of Wales, tucked in among the historic buildings of Battery Point. These quaint en suite rooms offer both comfort and affordability, along with an excellent location close to Salamanca Place, Wrest Point Casino, Centrepoint Shopping Centre and various other shopping and dining options. There’s also an on-site restaurant and bar, which often puts on live music by local or touring artists.

Well-lit rooms include full-service kitchens and cosy beds, but more importantly, they capture the magnificence of Hobart as it gives way to majestic mountains snow-capped during the winter. Guests can also enjoy the breathtaking vistas from their bedroom window, lounge room, kitchen or private balcony.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: A$69 – A$176
Guest Rating: 7.2
Address: 55 Hampden Road, Battery Point, Tasmania

 

Blue Hills Motel

Budget-savvy travellers will be astounded by the affordability, location and service available at Blue Hill Motel. Perched on a hill slightly above Hobart’s heritage-laden Battery Point neighbourhood, some of the rooms at Blue Hills offer a glorious vista of the colourful city centre and mountains carpeted in green and white.

A variety of room types sleep anywhere from two to five guests and provide generous services such as a tour desk, internet access and room service. The friendly staff are more than happy to point out the area’s best sights and experiences, along with nearby restaurants and bars, museums, and gardens.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: A$54 – A$196
Guest Rating: 5.9
Address: 96 Sandy Bay Road, Battery Point, Tasmania

 

Edinburgh Gallery Bed & Breakfast

Edinburgh Gallery Bed & Breakfast is a dream for history lovers, surrounded in Hobart’s heritage with original timber floors, antique furnishings and more old-world charm close to Battery Point. The Edwardian house, built in 1908, features nine rooms with high ceilings and classic bed sets, along with modern conveniences such as heated blankets, bar fridges and tea and coffee.

Right outside the hotel’s windows is a patchwork quilt of Hobart homes and streets stretching out towards the distant horizon of towering mountains. A complimentary breakfast of fruits and pastries helps guests start the day the right way before venturing out into the city.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: A$64 – A$75
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: 211 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania

 

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Hobart Hotels with River Views

Waterfront Lodge Motel

Set in the quaint suburb of Lutana, only five kilometres from Hobart’s CBD, Waterfront Lodge Motel is ideal for those seeking waterside serenity without sacrificing inner-city excitement. The quaint motel features rooms of varying sizes that cater to solo travellers, couples and families. Complimentary Wi-Fi, along with a pool, library and barbeque area ensures year-round convenience and on-site activities.

Make sure you book the Family View Room or Executive Motel Room, as both of these overlook the River Derwent with views of the mountains in the distance. Simply draw back the curtains of one of the bedroom or lounge room windows to witness lush, green riverbanks and moored sailboats on the river.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: A$40 – A$144
Guest Rating: 7.3
Address: 153 Risdon Rd, Lutana, Tasmania

 

Orana House

Orana House Hobart

Positioned in Lindisfarne, on the other side of the River Derwent, Orana House is ideal for anyone wishing to take a day trip into the city or explore Tasmania’s other fascinating areas. The Heritage-listed property is an elegant mansion housing rooms with four-poster beds and spa baths, and which offer that rare feeling of living in history.

Book the Ellen Pearce or Mabel Pearce room for a view of the River Derwent alongside a small bay that protrudes inland, finishing at an esplanade with a leafy park. Visitors will also be able to see the grand Tasman Bridge crossing over into Hobart’s city. The other rooms in Orana House boast stunning views of the mountains and tranquil suburbia.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: A$82 – A$165
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 20 Lowelly Rd, Lindisfarne, Tasmania

 

Riverfront Motel & Villas

Riverfront Motel & Villas

Riverfront Motel & Villas is very close to MONA and Moorilla Winery, making it ideal for art enthusiasts or anyone attending one of MONA’s yearly events. With its absolute riverfront position, even the ground floor rooms at Riverfront Motel & Villas benefit from an uninterrupted River Derwent vista. The water is preceded only by a grassy lawn spotted with the odd tree and can be enjoyed from an outdoor patio or balcony from the first floor rooms.

There are also entire villas available: fully self-contained homes with multiple bedrooms and an almost residential level of privacy. However, for the ultimate in holiday luxury, choose the River House, an art deco home with floor-to-ceiling windows and a patio with unrestricted access to the river.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: A$57 – A$139
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 11 Strathaven Dr, Rosetta, Tasmania

 

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Top 5 things to do in Hobart

Hobart certainly looks gorgeous, but delve a little deeper and visitors will discover this city is much more than just a pretty face. The streets are filled with fascinating activities, people and sights. Here are the five best Hobart experiences.

1. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

Culture vultures are in love with Hobart, and for good reason. The renowned MONA is relatively new in the scheme of galleries, but is already an Australian icon. The country’s largest private museum is filled with a diverse and interesting collection of artefacts and contemporary art. From mummified remains to animal pelt artwork, there’s something for every curious and inspired mind.

Far from a one-trick pony, MONA also boasts an onsite winery, a quality restaurant, off-site micro-brewery tours and its own hotel. MONA also runs the annual MONA FOMA festival, which brings together an eclectic mix of live music, dance, theatre, new media and sound design.

2. Salamanca Market

Salamanca Market

Silence an eager stomach at Hobart’s iconic Salamanca Market. Here visitors can wander through 300 stalls serving some of the country’s most innovative artisan products including cheese, jewellery, whisky, glassware and more.

As much a celebration of Tasmania’s culture as a legitimate shopping and dining environment, there’s a jovial atmosphere throughout Salamanca Market. Stall holders greet you like old friends and there’s even live entertainment along with pop-up bars.

3. Mt Wellington

Mt Wellington

Okay, this one isn’t exactly in the city, but travellers will kick themselves if they don’t make time to visit the summit of this snow-capped behemoth. The views alone are worth the 21-kilometre drive (there are walking tracks too for those after a bigger challenge) with breathtaking outlooks of surrounding mountains, the faraway ocean and Hobart in between.

Home to various native wildlife, Mt Wellington often surprises you with the occasional appearance of bandicoots, echidnas, platypuses and potoroos. Waterfalls, springs and towering dolerite columns can be seen along the walking trails, and camping is permitted in designated zones.

4. Battery Point

Battery Point Hobart

Take a step back in time to 19th-century Hobart when Dickensian houses looked out over the rolling River Derwent. This is Battery Point, Hobart’s historic neighbourhood where visitors can still stay in Heritage-listed B&Bs, see military artefacts and admire numerous sandstone buildings.

Modern offerings, such as chic restaurants and cafes, blend seamlessly in with the older buildings. It’s also possible to find beloved antique stores and bookshops.

5. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden

Spread out across 14 hectares, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a splendid collection of colourful and uplifting plants. Established in 1818, the Gardens is not only picturesque but also integral to Hobart’s history.

A stroll through the Gardens lets visitors encounter plants from Sub-Antarctic islands, a community food garden, an exotic Japanese Garden with tea house and authentic waterwheel, and a herb garden.

Hobart: Beautiful from all Angles

There are views aplenty in picture-perfect Hobart, from the bustling harbour to the incredible tranquillity of the mountain ranges. Different views suit different travellers and often reflect where in Hobart visitors find their temporary home.

It’s not just the expensive five-star hotels that boast these unmissable vistas. As travellers can see, many budget-friendly hotels also treat guests to the river, city and mountain landscapes. So whether it’s a luxury apartment, budget hotel or a charming B&B, if there’s one thing Hobart makes clear, it’s that visitors don’t always need to spend a lot to secure themselves one helluva vista.

Our visitors often find what they’re looking for without breaking their budget. Now it’s not a matter of finding the best views in Hobart, but rather deciding where is the best place to enjoy them.

So where is your ideal Hobart view? Let us know which hotel you wouldn’t pass up.

Resources

  1. Discover Tasmania
  2. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  3. Adventure in Tasmania
  4. Discover Hobart
  5. Museum of Old and New Art

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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