HOTEL REVIEW: Henry Jones Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania – in 3 pictures
I’ve been away down south in Tasmania for the last week.
My husband had a conference, and then we snuck in a few extra days at a retreat about an hour and a half out of Hobart. More about Rocky Hills Retreat in a later post.
We spent 4 nights at the Henry Jones in a room with a view of the harbour. The rooms in this category are large.
The Henry James in its reworked IXL Jams factory and offices is the best hotel in Hobart – well for me at least. It has a ‘sister’ property across the wharf – the Macq01 – a much more contemporary hotel, but where according to online reviews, the service is just not as good as at the Henry James. Well at least that’s how I’m justifying my decision.
The hotel feels like a small family-run establishment. You see the same people across the property. The sommelier at the Landscape restaurant was on front desk duty on another day. The women who checked us in also delivered our extra pillows later. It’s that kind of feel, where everyone says more than ‘hello’ to you each time you come into contact.
The rooms are standing up well, with some of the fabrics and soft furnishings given a refresh since my last stay back in 2007.
The hotel is filled with artworks, everywhere, from the John Glover’s in the Landscape restaurant to the more contemporary artworks in every corridor and room. Each with interpretive signage including (where appropriate) the price should you wish to buy.