The Hotel: Best Western Hobart
The Best Western Hobart is the ideal starting point for Groupies ready to delve into the sights and sounds of the island’s capital. Set out to explore the heart of the CBD, located within an easy two-minute stroll. Stretch legs further to discover the Salamanca Markets, Battery Point or the glimmering waterfront, all within a 10-15-minute walk. Art amateurs and aficionados can visit MONA, with the hotel staff happy to assist in organising tours and travel. Feast on a meal at the Embers Restaurant, that serves up an extensive menu featuring fresh and local produce alongside a selection of local and international wine.
Duos settle into a King Room while larger groups bunker down in a Family Suite. Unwind in front of a movie on the Foxtel-equipped LCD television or brew a cup of coffee with the in-room Nespresso machine to help with diminishing energy levels. Wake up to a full buffet breakfast and maximise the enjoyment from the pillow-top king bedding with a late check-out on the last day.
- Bed size/type: King bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- Bed size/type: One king and two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Five people
The Area: Hobart, TAS
Hobart provides a stepping stone to some of the island’s must-see attractions, such as the Tasman National Park and Derwent Valley. Venturing through the rugged terrain is one thing, but if time permits, take a scenic flight or sailing cruise for views from a different perspective. For the adventurous, a bike tour down the slopes of Mount Wellington will provide thrills as well as panoramic views over Hobart.
The Salamanca Markets are open every Saturday morning and offer a variety of crafts, gifts and food sold out of historic warehouses initially used for whaling in the 19th century. Just behind the markets is Battery Park, a bastion of the city’s former architectural style, where sandstone buildings offer a little slice of Hobart’s history. Travellers looking to sample some of the Apple Isle’s cultural highlights should hit up the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, which features arts craft and historical exhibition designed to give guests a total view of the Tasmanian experience.