Sala­manca Wharf Ho­tel, Ho­bart, Tas­ma­nia

Out & About with Kids - - WE REVIEW -

Lo­ca­tion

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.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion

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.)

Ac­tiv­i­ties

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!

Rec­om­mended Visit

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.

His­toric Ho­bart

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!

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