Southern Tasmania is filled with unique history. In fact, Hobart is one of the oldest cities in Australia. When visiting the capital city, it won’t take long for you to spot the heritage details and feel it’s old-world charm. While many of the building’s exteriors have maintained their historic appearance, the interiors have been transformed and many heritage buildings are now home to restaurants, bars and boutique hotels.
When planning your next stay in Hobart and Beyond why not embrace the Hobart history and stay in one of the unique and charming heritage hotels, bed and breakfast or Airbnb.
Old Bishops Quarter’s
Built in 1837, Old Bishop’s Quarters Hobart are luxury independent self-contained apartment-style accommodation in the grounds of a heritage home and garden. The quarters have 3 self-contained 2-bedroom apartments and a Studio, nestled on an acre of lovely gardens with panoramic water views.
Sanctum Boutique Apartments
Sanctum Boutique Apartments offer a slice of luxury in the middle of Hobart. The apartments include Sussex House (a beautifully restored Heritage listed Georgian house), and The Forge (a studio apartment, part of the original house to the rear of the property).
Sullivan Cove Apartments
Sullivan Cove Apartments (IXL, Gibsons Mill, Brooke St, Salamanca – Battery Point, Harbourside) have a selection of five unique precincts, tucked around Hobart’s waterfront. Heritage meets modern luxury with the stylish apartments offering all the space and comfort of home, with separate bedrooms, spacious living areas and a full kitchen.
Hadley’s Orient Hotel
Built in 1834 by convict labour Hadley’s Orient Hotel offers Victorian era elegance in the heart of Hobart. The luxurious hotel features warm, vintage charm with the grand atrium the pièce de résistance. In true Victorian style, Hadley’s also offers a traditional Afternoon Tea featuring a tiered stand filled with sweet treats and scones.
Built with an Italianate architecture influence, Roxburgh House is a 19th-century heritage house just a short stroll from Hobart’s CBD. Today, the re-engineered building offers boutique accommodation with two large apartments and a suite to choose from. Roxburgh House is ideal for visitors looking to stay close to the city and want plenty of space and a touch of old-world glamour.
Built between 1887, Maylands Lodge is a boutique hotel in one of Tasmania’s finest heritage properties. The luxurious hotel has all the modern comforts while retaining its charming 19th century details. The hotel’s styling takes a minimalist approach, with the rooms and suites a fusion of modern and historic luxury.
Lenna of Hobart
The historic Lenna of Hobart, circa 1874, was once the only house on this famous Battery Point location. Today, the restored mansion is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. Lenna’s rooms feature mountain, park or harbour views or for something a little special, the spectacular views from the Penthouse will leave you speechless.
A 35-minutes drive north of Hobart, in the rural setting of Bagdad you will find Armytage House . This 1800s sandstone barn is named after George Armytage, a free settler who was granted 500 acres of land in the Bagdad countryside. On this land, he planted grain and built flower mills powered by water wheels. Armytage House was one of the existing grain stores which has now been covered into a luxury stay. The home features two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and large garden to explore.
Located in the picturesque Derwent Valley, Rathmore is a historic sheep property settled in 1828. The rustic and heritage Georgian sandstone homestead has been beautifully restored offering four guests rooms, a gourmet onsite kitchen, cosy sitting room with a fire place. The property also features refurbished Shearers Quarters that offer the ultimate country escape.
Set alongside the picturesque Derwent River, the 200-year old Georgian farmhouse, Glen Derwent offers two self-contained heritage cottages for guests to enjoy along with the magnificent tea rooms, serving Devonshire tea of a morning and high tea of an afternoon.
Cygnet Old Bank
The Cygnet Old Bank is a beautiful bed and breakfast in the quaint town of Cygnet in the Huon Valley. Built in 1909, the national trust listed property, formerly a bank, now provides beautiful rooms with a delicious continental breakfast served daily. Guests can enjoy the properties heritage orchard, spacious living areas with log fires and bay windows and the popular cafe on the ground floor.
The grand old mansion, Corinda, is perched atop the hilltop suburb of Glebe overlooking Hobart’s CBD. The traditionally styled home has been lovingly restored with the option of cosy rooms or quaint cottages in the mansions grounds to choose from.
Covering well over an acre, Corinda also boasts also one of the finest private gardens in the whole of Tasmania. Step out at night and marvel at the magnificent Magnolia tree, more than 100 years old, lit up under the stars.
Prospect House is a 1830s manor located on the outskirts of the historic Richmond Village. The luxurious manor is home to 11 private rooms each offering a secluded and intimate escape. Enjoy the delights of the surrounding Coal River Valley region with its heritage, vineyards and fabulous local produce.
The Kentish is one of the newest heritage offerings in Southern Tasmania. The Kentish Tasmania (c1830) is situated in the rural and historic midlands town of Oatlands provides a terrific base to explore the numerous attractions in the area. The town is the most intact Georgian town in Australia, with some 87 original sandstone buildings dating back to the early 1830s.
Once a bustling maternity hospital in the early 1900s, Raffah House is a stunning sandstone home within the charming town of Oatlands. After undergoing a sympathetic renovation whilst still retaining the homes heritage feel, Raffah is now a warm, inviting Airbnb filled with creature comforts. Check-in and enjoy a complimentary gin and tonic on arrival before wandering the charming Oatlands streets.
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Header Image: Lenna of Hobart – The Tasmanian Tuxedo