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Wed, 6 Mar, 2019Courtney Allan

How to see Hobart on any budget

Tasmania is quickly becoming the foodie capital of Australia, as a wave of hotel development and direct flights from the Gold Coast and Adelaide make it easier to get to that end of Australia.

For a city of 211,566, that’s not a bad thing at all.

Destination Southern Tasmania chief executive Melinda Anderson says that Tasmania is full of unexpected discoveries.

She told Escape:

“Foodies are flocking here, and drink producers are finding innovative ways to develop their craft. New eateries such as Atmosphere by Frogmore, Landscape, Pearl and Co and The Glasshouse are exciting new developments on Hobart’s waterfront.

“Just a hop step and jump away you will find the Agrarian Kitchen and Eatery, and Fat Pig Farm showcasing our regional produce, not to mention award-winning distilleries including Grandvewe, Shene, Redlands and McHenry.”

If your tastebuds are tempted, there are a few hotels available to suit your budget.

Affordable: Ibis Styles, Hobart

With 10 floors and 296 rooms to choose from, the Ibis Styles hotel in Hobart is bound to suit your needs. There’s an indoor pool, two saunas as well as an Asian restaurant within the hotel and as it’s located within the city, you’re never too far away from the action.

A night here starts from $136.

Mid-range: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

This four-star hotel is right within the centre of Hobart and just a six-minute walk from the Tasmanian Museum. You’ll feel right at home staying at a National Trust listed building that offers a balance of timeless charm and modern comfort.

A night here starts from $263.

Luxury: Henry Jones Art Hotel

This five-star hotel is the first hotel in Australia to be completely dedicated to art. As it’s located within the Hunter Street precinct along Hobart, the hotel combines a modern feel with an industrial past.

With 500 contemporary Tasmanian artworks along the hotel walls, the hotel is a mix of indulgence and discovery.

A night here starts from $320.

Scroll through the gallery to see what these hotels look like.

Have you stayed in any of these hotels? Let us know in the comments.