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HOTEL REVIEW: Henry Jones Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania – in 3 pictures

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.

a room with a bed and chairs
Our Room

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.

a plate of food on a black surface
Calamari at the Landscape Restaurant

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.

a room with red and black furniture
Foyer from Breakfast area to entry

2PAXfly Takeout

This is another timely reminder to wear your seatbelt when seated. Holding you close to your seat will protect you from the sort of injuries sustained on this flight, when unsecured passengers flew to the ceiling of the aircraft, and then came crashing down once the ‘drop’ ceased.

The hope will be that this is an anomaly – a ‘freak accident’ in casual parlance. If it is a systemic error either mechanical or electronic, then this is a larger concern for the airlines that fly Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft. Let’s hope it isn’t. If it is, it will pile on the woes to Boeing’s existing stack.

This is still the premier hotel in Hobart.

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