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The Henry Jones Art Hotel

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25 Hunter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#4 of 45 hotels in Hobart
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2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Australia's first dedicated art hotel stands proudly on Hobart's glorious waterfront. A handsome row of historic warehouses dating from the 1820s (the former IXL jam factory) have been creatively transformed into an enthralling multi-award winning first class hotel. The hotel itself is a work of art. Here you'll be fascinated by the unexpected combination of the antique and the ultra modern.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Babysitting
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Valet parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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pollydoodle wrote a review May 7
Perth, Australia400 contributions169 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights at the end of our trip. Superior Harbour view spa room had great architectural features of stone wall and beams. Interior fit out very cheap and nasty red and plasticky black ? leather with orange cushions. Chipped furnishings.Spa bath chipped. Strange headboard to put things on but no bed side tables. Very small long bar downstairs but friendly bar staff. Stay at the MACq. A much better choice with better water views and a balcony and just so much more everything ( apart from the beams and walls). Friendly staff but maybe it needs to make up its mind if it is a hotel and or an art gallery. Worth doing the tour with Greg. Noisy on Friday night. Need to open the window shutters and clean the window sills. We needed to put towels over the windows as the shutters do not keep light out and the street lamps have beams that light up the building but also the rooms!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dingo_dude wrote a review May 2
Fremantle, Australia1748 contributions1183 helpful votes
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Located on Hunter Street overlooking Victoria Dock - it is the perfect location in Hobart. This boutique hotel is located in a series of historic waterfront warehouses. It is a unique blending of heritage structure with modern architecture. We were initially concerned about the potential lack of car parking however those concerns were quickly allayed by the staff, our car was parked in front of the hotel under the hotel's constant supervision. It was our last night in Tasmania and we booked a Deluxe Spa Room. The room was located on the first floor directly overlooking the waterfront. It couldn't have been a better location. The room and and en-suite bathroom were so spacious - loved the rustic heritage elements with the exposed timber beams & columns, sandstone walls, which were cleverly balanced with the ultra modern glass and metal features. The bed was large and very comfortable. The spa was perfect for relaxing after a long day's drive. We both wished that we had booked more than just one night at the hotel, as we would have taken up the option of the free art tour and been able to explore the design gallery. The breakfast, included in our package, was a little bit of a let down. The food was a la carte and used fresh local produce however it was just an average meal - no wow factor, which I guess I was unfairly expecting in such an amazing hotel. If I ever came back to Hobart (my last visit was 10 years ago) I would definitely have the Henry Jones Art Hotel on the top of my accommodation list and I would stay more than one night.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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adriand99 wrote a review May 1
qld34 contributions28 helpful votes
The hotel is well located on the harbour. Rooms are clean and nice, but also strange because of their heritage. The service is the problem. a) asked them to book dinner for us. No action so we did it ourselves. b) second day asked again to book dinner. again no action. We reminded 5hem on 2 occasions before anything happened c) no turn down, and each night we had to ask for water at least twice. d) and dont try to dine at their beautiful restraunt. Fully booked from opening time on both nights. No allowance made for guests staying in house. They said its a very popular restaurant. . I said if we were told you were so busy when we booked our accommodation (which is common practice) we would have booked the restaurant as well months ago. d) front of house staff not sympathetic and even argumentative when we bought issues to their attention. someone needs to teach them to say “sorry you had a problem, but can i try and fix it..” Als very noise until 1am. No point trying to go to sleep before this. They need to use sound proof glass etc.. I suggest try the sister hotel across the road MACq01
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Room Tip: book waterfront rooms with two windows on level,2
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Response from Matt Casey, General Manager at The Henry Jones Art Hotel
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adriand99, thank you for taking the time to share your review of The Henry Jones Art Hotel. I am pleased that you found the location of the hotel and outlook over the harbour to be favourable, and I appreciate your compliment regarding the cleanliness of your room. The heritage of our 1820s sandstone buildings certainly does offer an untempered aesthetic that is different to more traditional hotel-fare. If heritage values aren’t to your taste, then I join you in recommending the equally enriching contemporary surrounds of MACq01 Hotel. adriand99, our Concierge team and I are disappointed that you felt our service levels were lacking. Our service philosophy is based upon anticipation and empathy, and we take pride in following through on our promises. I understand you were left frustrated at not hearing the voicemail message left by our Concierge confirming your first night dinner reservation, however I trust you enjoyed the recommendations and arrangements they made for your subsequent evenings. Our restricted turndown service is in response to COVID-19 precautions recommended by relevant health authorities, but we do continue to service guest rooms daily. Bottled water is available from the in-room minibar, and in Hobart we are fortunate to enjoy fresh, drinkable rainwater straight from the tap. adriand99, you are correct that Landscape Restaurant and Grill is beautiful, in design, art, and flavour. We would love all of our guests to have an opportunity to experience Landscape if they wish, and as you suggest, we include a recommendation and link to pre-book dinner within the confirmation email received at the time of making hotel reservations. While we try to be perfect, if on occasion our service levels falter, we absolutely share your principles of acknowledgement and pragmatism, and I feel this is reflected in the overwhelmingly positive reviews of The Henry Jones Art Hotel, posted on this site and others. We do however, expect our staff to be treated with respect and civility in return, and in instances where our staff are confronted with aggression and bullying, it can be very difficult to achieve an amicable resolution. adriand99, I am sorry that your experience of The Henry Jones Art Hotel was not as memorable and enjoyable has you had hoped. I wish you the best for your travels in the future. Regards, Matt Casey General Manager
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MMCSydney wrote a review Apr. 2021
Sydney151 contributions107 helpful votes
Henry Jones Art Hotel has a lot of history and fascinating back story and is incredibly unique. With a huge focus on art, they have an artist in residency program--many times you get to actually watch the particular artist conduct his work in the lobby of the hotel. The hotel is committed to showcasing local artists so the halls of this hotel are adorned with beautiful works by artists of all types. Every time you walk to your room, it's like walking through an art gallery. The rooms are also all unique and different, many of which maintain the integrity of the original building and design and have their very own backstories. There is lots of exposed brick and high wooden beams, which, in my opinion lends a certain charm to the hotel. The staff are fantastic--very friendly and what I loved the most about them is that they absolutely love their hotel and are so proud of its history. This is very much a boutique hotel with unique, non-standard rooms and architecture. The reason I did not give this hotel full marks is 1) the issues of our particular room and 2) noise. We were in room 224 (Deluxe Harbour View) which, from what I can tell from pictures of the rooms, the architecture of the common areas and also sneaking a peak of other rooms as we walked by, totally inconsistent with the vibe of this hotel. Standard white walls (no exposed brick) and very low standard white ceilings (not high wood beamed ceilings), the room had the vibe of a mediocre hotel room--a far cry from the other rooms in the hotel and not at all in line with the room rate. The furniture wasn't particularly nice or charming with the tv console looking worn and chipped. The room was very spacious, but the harbor view was all but blocked by Henry Jones's sister hotel across the street and the balcony had spider webs and wasn't particularly appealing. The bathroom was very big, but also not particularly unique and thus inconsistent with the vibe and selling point of this hotel. The bathroom is all opaque glass so although you can't see into it, you can absolutely make out the silhouette of the person whilst they are in the bathroom--very awkward. Also, the plumbing in this part of the building was so loud that you could hear the adjoining rooms turn their tap on and off or if they were showering. The noise insulation for this room was also terrible--lots of street noise and could hear glass from the nearby restaurants being thrown out at 2:30 in the morning. I would avoid room 224 for sure. To the hotel's absolute credit (and this is the reason I would come back to this hotel and I do recommend it notwithstanding my description above) is that when I explained to the duty manager that I couldn't sleep because of the noise she offered to move me to a different room in a different part of the hotel. Although she couldn't do it that night, she offered to do it the following night (we were there 5 nights). We ultimately declined (although we probably shouldn't have) as we only had 2 more nights but I did catch a glimpse of the room that they were going to move us to and it was absolutely beautiful with the charm that Henry Jones Art Hotel promises and the views that a Deluxe Harbor View room deserves. Although I can't comment on whether that room also had the same noise issues, as we didn't stay there. The restaurant where breakfast is served is quite small, although we never had a problem finding a table. Service was very friendly and they were mindful and accommodating of dietary issues. Wait times were generally minimal, and the times when food was taking a little bit longer to come out, it was not for lack of the staff busting their butts. The staff there work so hard. The food was solid and good. They offer a free art tour of the hotel on a daily basis, which is an absolute must. The person who runs the tour is fantastic--he is a natural story teller bringing the history of the hotel to life and just a super friendly person. If you are into boutique hotels with unique character and interesting history then this is absolutely the place to stay in Hobart. Just steer clear of Room 224.
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glenandkerrie wrote a review Apr. 2021
Sydney, Australia30 contributions31 helpful votes
This hotel is beautiful. Central to the city. The rooms are very spacious. Overhead exposed beams in the rooms and in the foyer. Decor is beautiful. We had a deep bath in our room. And a very large shower. Well worth a visit.
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US$128 - US$317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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henry jones art hobart, henry jones art hotel
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AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartHobart
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Henry Jones Art Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mawson's Hut Replica Museum (0.3 km), Sullivans Cove (0.2 km), and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Landscape Restaurant & Grill, The Black Footed Pig, and The Lounge by Frogmore Creek - Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Henry Jones Art Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Hobart.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Henry Jones Art Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Henry Jones Art Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hobart Convict Penitentiary (0.8 km), Runnymede (3.7 km), and Constitution Dock (0.9 km).