Explore the seafood restaurants, craft breweries and mountain views of the Australian island state of Tasmania from these rental apartments in Hobart.
As the capital city of Tasmania, Hobart is teeming with activity and brimming with culture. Watched over by the imposing kunanyi/Mount Wellington, Australia’s second oldest capital after Canberra is also a splendid place to learn about the history of the Great Southern Land. Immerse yourself in “Tassie” by staying at one of these premier apartments in Hobart.
The distinctive saw-tooth roof is a legacy of the building’s former role as a wool storage and treatment facility, acting to bathe the entire property in natural light. It makes the Old Woolstore a popular spot for weddings and parties, with the rose garden a quaint outdoor extra. For those exploring Tassie on two-wheels, cyclists will appreciate the in-room bike stands.
The polished wooden flooring in the lounge lends a feeling of being on the deck of one of the old-world ships that once frequented Hobart’s waterfront. The historic Sullivans Cove, the site of the first European settlement in Tasmania, is in view from the sweeping windows of this converted 1930s building. Along with its one-bedroom apartments, seven family suites offer enough space for up to five people.
Select from over 50 apartments dotted around six locations the heart of Hobart’s thriving waterfront. Our personal favourite is Hunter Street for its harbour views. One- to three-bedroom suites are equipped with fully equipped kitchens and in-room laundry facilities. Daily room service is a luxury perk.
All of the four Molle Street apartments boast their own unique identities and charms, reflected in their chosen names: the Wellington hints at the mountain viewable from its doorstep, the accessible Pascoe is in honour of a Tasmanian Aussie Rules football legend, and the two-storey Fawkner is named after the building’s original convict owner. To discover more about the history behind the names, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a 15-minute walk away.
The rooftop pool and hot tub grab the headlines at this AAA-rated suite hotel, three minutes from the waterfront. As the name suggests, you’re also not far from Salamanca Place, where 300 stall-holders pop up every Saturday as part of the well-known, long-running Salamanca Market. Inside the suites, sunset-red furnishings are proudly Tasmanian leather, while the kitchen includes a full-size stove where you can cook your newly bought produce.
A mere 10-minute drive west of the CBD and waterfront, Bay View Villas offers guests a quieter experience of suburban Hobart. Thanks to a rise in the land, yachts can still be seen glinting in the bay. The heated swimming pool, BBQ area and games room – featuring a pool table, video consoles and table tennis – ensure that families don’t need to head back into town to stay entertained.
Found in the notable Battery Point suburb, there’s no shortage of history to be uncovered within strolling distance of this four-storey apartment block. You’ll find the Narryna Heritage Museum, Kelly’s Steps and a sculpture trail taking in some of the old cottages that once belonged to shipbuilders and mariners. As well as their esteemed location, the apartments have queen-sized beds, air-con and off-street parking.
A six-minute walk to Woolworths means you’ll not have too far to journey to stock the fridge at the Bay Hotel Apartments. Prepare a simple breakfast or dinner in the kitchenette, complete with cooking hobs and a microwave. The work desk is a useful touch for those travelling on business, as are the in-built dispensers providing Aussie-made soap, lotion and shaving cream. Coffees and teas are complimentary, and there’s a small charge to have a continental breakfast pack delivered to your room.
Leather-studded sofas and retro stoves retain the old charm of these renovated Sandy Bay residences, which range from studio apartments to a four-bedroom house. Daily service includes fresh towels, while the friendly staff at reception are happy to book local tours and activities on your behalf. Wifi is complimentary, as is DVD rental from their library in reception.