The Henry Jones Art Hotel
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In the four years I've lived in Australia I've come to know that Tasmania is the butt of all jokes. But in the visit I made I can think of nothing further from the truth. All one needs is to spend a day in Hobart to wonder if in fact, Tasmania secretly know what maybe others don't and that is that WA is the backwoods state (in my opinion anyway).< …
... my pants. But in my defence, if you crawled through a pipe and saw this furry black thing in front of you, you'd be scared.
The final destination was the Port Arthur Historical Ruins. There is fascinating ruins and information about the real life of the convicts that where shipped to Port Arthur. If there is one thing I learnt, its that we have it EXTREMELY ...
... with Patrick the caretaker of the estate, his daughter Miriam, whose mother left her and Patrick when she was born, and two young guys who were taken off the street by Henry, given a home, sent to school and now earn their pocket money by doing odd jobs around the estate. It was really impressive to hear the stories of all these guys, and the involvement of Henry. And very humbling to compare it to our easy life back in Australia. It was a good day for some ...
... to wait out the couple of hours here. I had a ham and cheese croissant and Dylan some rice paper rolls and salad for lunch.
We watched some more of the movie then checked in with Jetstar at 3:10. I thought we would get stung for extra baggage as Dylan's bag was 23kg, ok for Qantas but Jetstars limit is 20kg. But she let us through ok. Glad because I didn't want to see Dylan go off!
Once we were ...
Just because I'm away from home, doesn’t mean I’m on holidays completely. I’m still working remotely, very remotely, on my job back in Sydney. This has meant that the lion’s share of my days have been spent on my laptop, locked in battle with a wavering Internet signal whilst Mum and Dad go out gallivanting. Far from complaining, I love that I’m able to do this, I enjoy my work and if you could see the view from ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Henry Jones Art Hotel Hobart
This hotel is one of the best I have ever stayed in Australia. The staff were very attentive and helpful, and the hotel is a treat in itself. Beautiful rooms in the old IXL jam factory. Exposed wood beams, pod style bathrooms, and cool art in the rooms, halls, lobby...what's not to appreciate about this hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Henry Jones Art Hotel Hobart
Located on the quayside. Rooms vary in size and price - we preferred our double room to the suite. The suite was much more expensive because it had a bathtub and, apparently, 'finer art on the walls'! Beds were large and very comfortable and room was really quiet and very stylishly decorated. One of the best things (after travelling for 2 weeks) was a guest laundry, which is the most brilliant idea - just $2 to do a load of washing with a free tumble dryer, conveniently located on same floor as guest rooms. Bathrooms were excellent, except a few niggles - nowhere to hang used towels, the glass shower partition was a bit minimalist, meaning the bathroom floor tended to flood. Also, tiny bottles of water in bathroom (not chilled) with a price label of $3 each -annoying & ridiculous in a hotel of this class!
My husband I stayed here on a recent trip to hobart. The rooms are highly original, very classy and luxurious. Everything about it was sophisticated.
My now husband booked the Henry Jones for a romantic weekend away (and a suprise marriage proposal). We have not stayed in a better hotel. Great rooms, food and cocktails. Highly recommended for those who want a classy but romantic getaway. Right near Salamanca markets too.
What a fantastic Hotel with Great Service - Can't recommend highly enough
I just spent the weekend in Hobart with my partner and we stayed at The Henry Jones Art Hotel, from the minute we arrived the staff were amazing. As we only had a limited amount of time in hobart the hotel provided me with a long list of things to do and see. Nothing was too much to ask :-) The service in the whole hotel was exemplary.
I will definately be going back to tassy and if in that area again will 100% stay there again.
We have just a very enjoyable week in Tasmania and spent our first and last nights in Hobart in very different hotels. The first was at the Grand Chancellor which had a great view over the harbour but not much else. The last was in the new Henry Jones Art Hotel and the whole experience was totally enjoyable for only $20 more per night. The hotel was created from an old wharf factory which was the Henry Jones IXL Jam site and its conversion to a modern comfortable hotel is fantastic. Check in was easy with charming staff who provided a geniune welcome and the room was stunning, especially the bathroom. Great bed, flat screen LCD TV with DVD player and a view over docks to Hobart City with Mount Wellington as a backdrop.
I have written a few reviews for this site over the years but this is the only hotel I have thus far rated at five stars. I rank this hotel as one of my all-time favourites in the world. Quite simply we had no complaints whatsoever and just about everything exceeded our highest expectations. The sympathetic renovation of this historic building is stunning and it is obvious that considerable thought has gone into every detail. It makes one proud to be Australian. Make sure you book a water-view room. Thank you to all the wonderful staff for making our stay in Hobart so memorable. I can't speak highly enough of the staff in terms of their helpfulness and professionalism without a hint of the aloofness that occasionally mars the service at superior establishments. Given the quality of the experience - the hotel rates are incredibly reasonable.
This is an exquisitely designed hotel. The rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated with the most amazing opaque glass bathrooms. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was great although we didn't have dinner at the hotel I hear it is generally good. Location is good too with a nice view of the harbour.
We didn't stay there, but stumbled on it and had a cocktail there. What a fabulous location - right on the pier. Lobby looked elegant but relaxed. Service in the bar was great if that's any indication. Wish we would have stayed there!
Best hotel in Hobart
This hotel is just what Hobart needed! I am from Hobart originally and when we headed down in feb 2005 to get married, I wanted something out of the ordinary as the place to spend our wedding night. Stunning conversion, fantastic staff, brilliant location.
Just the best!
My partner and I booked a waterfront spa room for one night on our way up the Tasmanian east coast to Freycinet National Park. As seasoned luxury accommodation travellers and owners of a modern warehouse apartment in Melbourne we were blown away by the tasteful restoration of this old jam factory into one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The attention to detail in furnishings and level of service were outstanding. The room rate was extremely good value. We were delighted and certainly will return. A must for any traveller wanting something above the usual!