Islington Hobart maintains its position as Hobart’s premier luxury hotel, taking honours as Best City Boutique Accommodation (reader’s choice) at theAustralian Gourmet Traveller 2013 Travel Awards.

The award particularly recognised Islington's outstanding elegance and enduring appeal given the hotel received the Best Boutique Hotel award in 2007.

Visitors to the hotel cite the outstanding service, the atmosphere akin to being a guest in the lodge of a very rich friend, the warmth, the aspect and the comfort as the key factors in voting this the leading hotel in Hobart, and now Australia.

Held annually, the respected Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards acknowledge the stand-outs in the travel field, short listing four finalists across 16 categories before opening voting up to readers to determine the winners and validating guest comments such as:  

"What the Islington offers is something quite different from a hotel experience. It is like arriving at a country house complete with the peace and tranquillity that being away from it all can bring. The decor and layout of the house make you feel that this place is special and the welcome we received from the host made us feel that we were too. "

“From our first introduction to the hotel, we felt very welcome and relaxed...a very up- market home away from home. Nothing seems to be too much trouble right down to providing a light meal on a late arrival to a beautifully prepared gourmet meal for our six friends in the formal dining room.”

Thomas Barker, General Manager at Islington commented “Tasmania's cool climate makes it a wonderful place to explore in winter, whether strolling through Hobart and exploring its many hidden cafes, shops and the lively arts scene or retreating to the cosy comfort of the Islington Hotel where log fires beckon in the public sitting rooms. Life’s pleasures await you here - a glass of Pinot from our private cellar, a dozen of the world’s freshest oysters, the deliciously comfy Islington Angel beds. A great hotel should be an equal mix of style and comfort, that’s the appeal of Islington. A boutique hotel for a boutique city.”

This year Islington joined other Tasmanian winners including Hobart as Best Weekend Away, highlighting Tasmania as an ideal get away waiting to be discovered.

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