Islington,  Hobart

Quite simply one of the finest boutique hotels in Australia. Filled with priceless art and antiques (think Matisse and Picasso) and set in lovely gardens, The Islington is the very last word in luxury and as welcoming as it is possible to be. The hotel has stunning views across Mount Wellington and wonderfully tranquil yet it is just a few minutes from the waterfront by cab or a ten minute walk into the City. Fantastic food, the largest collection of Tasmanian pinot noir in Australia and wonderful service that is warm and intimate but doesn’t stand on ceremony.