Overlooking Hobart Harbour, within the oldest waterfront warehouses in Hobart, the Henry Jones Art Hotel is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. Conveniently located an 11-minute walk from Salamanca Market and a 4-minute walk from Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the hotel offers warm rooms, some with sandstone walls and/or exposed-beam ceilings, 2 restaurants, a cocktail bar and a cafe, plus a gym. Other amenities include art exhibits and a meeting space.
Designed by award-winning architects, the hotel is itself a work of art – balancing a unique mix of antique and the ultra-modern. Most suites have opening windows and close harbour views while others overlook the stunning glass atrium and reveal glimpses of the old jam factory interior. Guest rooms and public spaces exhibit original artworks that are available for purchase, and a catalogue of works is provided at reception.
The hotel’s 56 individually designed guestrooms and suites draw heavily upon the heritage and tradition of the location and feature original furnishings and beautiful works of art. Modern touches sit side-by-side with untouched heritage features. Each of the air-conditioned guest rooms offers a king-size bed, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player, and private bathroom featuring European stainless steel fittings and glass and sandstone walls.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Free newspaper
- Air conditioning
- Coffee/tea maker
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Individually decorated
- Towels provided
- Linens provided
- Pillow menu
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- LCD TV
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Room service (limited hours)
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
- Cable TV service
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
- Free wired Internet
- DVD player
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Designer toiletries
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Premium bedding
- Shower only
- iPod docking station
- Electric kettle
Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.
Jam Packed Cafe
Enjoy casual all-day dining in the light-filled IXL Atrium (with entry at 27 Hunter Street), offering quick dining options and delectable coffee. The bright space offers seating with waterfront views and tables that spill out into the atrium.
The IXL Long Bar
The Hotel’s inviting in-house bar is dressed in heritage architecture and home to some of Hobart’s finest cocktail masters. Live jazz tunes fill the radiant space with liveliness, while guests sip on specialty cocktails, prizewinning spirits and liqueurs, craft beers and ciders, as well as fine wines..
Landscape Restaurant & Grill
The Hotel’s signature restaurant, Landscape, offers an unforgettable dining experience, fuelled by the coals of its wood-fired Asado grill. The well-loved grill was awarded a 2017 Australian Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat just six months after opening. The walls are lined with the artworks of John Glover – striking, unforgettable paintings that capture the life and beauty of the young Tasmanian colony in the 19th century.
Peacock and Jones
This intimate, fine-dining restaurant serves a locally sourced a la carte dinner menu with Tasmanian, interstate and Old World wines. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open from 6 PM daily.
On the Map: Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, Australia’s island state. The city is located on the south end of the island and is roughly 200 km (124 miles) south of Launceston.
As the capital of Tasmania – and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney – Hobart is a must-see for those traveling to this remote island state. The city sits at the foothills of Mt. Wellington and is surrounded by well-preserved bushland, giving it a wilderness oasis vibe. Head to Salamanca Place – a short walk from the waterfront – to enjoy its galleries, theaters, craft shops and restaurants (all set in 1830s Georgian warehouses). On Saturdays, Salamanca Place hosts Salamanca Market, Australia’s best outdoor market. Explore the contrast of elegant sandstone buildings and modern architecture as you make your way throughout the city. Hobart is well-known for its art scene including the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the world-famous MONA (a unique modern art experience). Be sure to check out the many nearby landmarks such as the Port Arthur Historic Site and the Tasman Peninsula.