Salamanca Wharf Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania
Only 20 minutes drive from Hobart Airport, this stunning boutique apartment hotel is the perfect base for a family break in Hobart. The Salamanca Wharf Hotel is on Castray Esplanade, and sits between two historic Georgian sandstone warehouses.
Each apartment has a queen or king-size bed and many of the king-size beds can split into two singles. A rollaway or a portacot can be added into any Loft Penthouse or Premium Apartment room to cater for a third person.
For families needing more than three beds, the best option is to book interconnecting apartments, so you can double up the space, allowing a total of six people to sleep in the two apartments. All the apartments have well equipped kitchens and internal laundry facilities. (It’s worth noting that the hotel does not have high chairs available.)
The hotel backs onto historic Salamanca Place, and you can easily walk to many of Hobart’s main attractions, like the Salamanca Markets, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, the wharf and the MONA ferry terminal.
Salamanca is the hub of Hobart’s entertainment precinct and is bursting with restaurants, cafes, specialised food providores, pubs and bars. All these options are only a short stroll from the hotel.
The famous Salamanca Markets are on every Saturday from 8am to 3pm with over 300 stallholders offering everything you could imagine! The fabulous local foodie delights will tempt you to fill your fridge with goodies that you can cook yourself. WINTER 2016 Food & Beverage The ground floor of the hotel is home to the Salamanca Wharf Cafe, which is fully licensed and open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacking. The seasonal menu uses local Tasmanian ingredients and showcases great Tasmanian wines and beers.
We absolutely loved having breakfast in the café! Wonderful coffee and enormous servings of delicious fresh breakfast goodies … our favourite was the stack of corn fritters topped with avocado smash. OAWK Tip: Make the most of the fully equipped laundry to keep the kids clothes under control. The kitchen has everything you need to make a family meal on those nights when you’d rather stay in and kick back!
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) will keep the whole family entertained and intrigued. Jump on one of the dedicated ferries for a 30 minute trip along the Derwent River to this iconic home of exhibitions that will challenge and amaze you.
The hotel is situated in a historic docks area lined with a long row of gorgeous Georgian sandstone warehouses. These handsome buildings once stored grain, wool, whale oil, apples and imported goods from around the world. Hobart just oozes history and is a wonderful place to introduce kids to our past.
Did you know:
Hobart is the perfect base for your holiday in Tasmania – it’s so close to many of the wonderful sights, attractions and landscapes that make this island state so different. Port Arthur Historic Site is an easy drive and is something you won’t easily forget … the old buildings are reminders of our convict past, and the scenery is amazing. OAWK Tip: Take the short drive to the village of Richmond, home of the oldest stone bridge in Australia and the historic Richmond Arms pub. The kids will love the cakes and goodies to be found in the cafes, and the shops and galleries are packed with must-haves!