"If you're after elegance,it's the Islington in South Hobart."

Gourmet Traveller


On a prime site in Hobart sits The Islington Hotel, formally a stately home and now an 11 room luxury urban lodge for those seeking a gracious and elegant retreat amid a charming and tranquil setting.

Built in 1847 in Regency style, Islington Hobart commands breathtaking views of Mt Wellington. Inside, the Library, the Conservatory and the Morning and Rose rooms offer the perfect places to relax and meet other guests.

Islington is a curated hotel. Corridors and rooms are filled with art and antiques. An ancient, modern and eclectic mix of 30 years of travelling around the world, added together with the historic nature of Islington itself and the owner's family history in Tasmania.

Eleven sumptuously furnished guest rooms many with distinct characters reflect an eclectic mix of a rich Tasmanian history coupled with contemporary elements.

Islington is your home away from home in Hobart.



– individually styled sitting & meeting rooms
– the conservatory a la carte restaurant
– secure off-street parking
– extensive wine cellar
– accommodates children 14 years and over


– in-room iPad with complimentary wifi
– custom made king sized Islington Dream beds
– complimentary soft mini-bar/ T2 tea / espresso coffee
– movie streaming

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In the Islington kitchen, the focus is always seasonal, local and organic where possible. Our menu changes regularly to allow us to serve only the freshest local ingredients with an emphasis on the best Tasmania has to offer. Dinner is available 5 nights a week, Wednesday - Sunday. Bookings are essential.

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The Art

An ancient, modern and eclectic mix of 30 years of traveling the world, the collection encapsulates the historic nature of Islington itself and the owners’ family history in Tasmania.

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Islington, built in Regency style in 1847, was one of the first houses built in the dress circle of Hobart and earned its current name around 1899. Davey Street was formerly known as “Holebrook Place” – an exclusive address in the class conscious Hobart town of the period.