Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Launceston's newest and hippest hotel was once a dreary hospital. It's all light and bright now with snappy decor, intelligent service and a stylish restaurant (meals $8 to $33, open breakfast, lunch and dinner)...
Ulverstone River Retreat
Watch kingfishers from your front deck, fish and kayak the river, or just soak up the birdsong and peace. This gorgeous riverside spot offers a smart upstairs apartment and a separate villa, both with decks out front and BBQ facilities.
Glencoe Rural Retreat
Just north of Sheffield at Barrington, this gorgeous property is owned by celebrated French chef Remi Bancal. Stay in its romantic and stylish rooms (no kids under 12) and enjoy a superb three-course dinner ($60) – available by prior arrangement...
Cradle Mountain Chateau
This large edifice is another Federal Hotels enterprise with an attractive foyer and public spaces, including the excellent Wilderness Gallery, but its rooms are less impressive.
Gorgeous Corinda, a renovated Victorian mansion with meticulously maintained parterre gardens, sits high on the Glebe hillside a short (steep!) walk from town...
Mayfair Plaza Motel
The rooms are large and comfortable at the Mayfair – its redevelopment in the ’90s incorporated a brown-brick courtyard that these days is looking rather lifeless and forlorn...
Quality Hotel Gateway
The standard accommodation here is of the rather ordinary motel variety, but if you are after somewhere really top-notch to stay in Devonport, check out the hotel's deluxe spa rooms: these are swanky and super-stylish and feel like they belong to an...
Peppers Seaport Hotel
Shipshape (literally) by the river, this glam hotel's contemporary design extends to the spacious, deluxe rooms, accentuated by natural timbers and muted tones. Classical music fills the corridors; most rooms have balconies.
At the eastern end of Salamanca Place stands this ultra-modern apartment block housing a selection of large, stylish units...
Customs House Hotel
This deceptively spacious hotel is housed within a pretty sandstone building above a popular (and often boisterous) pub, just moments from Salamanca Place and Battery Point...
Quality Hotel Hobart Midcity
Don’t be put off by the Midcity’s graceless ’70s stance, because the staff and rooms are great, the location’s peerless, there’s 24-hour reception and an on-site restaurant and bar. A good all-rounder.
Travelodge Hotel Hobart
The original facade was an interesting 1968 edifice, but a recent makeover has ‘modernised’ the exterior and made over the inside with coffee-and-cream colours, dark timber floors, flat-screen TVs and natty bathrooms...
Clarion Hotel City Park Grand
A gorgeous Italianate façade promises more than the rooms deliver, but the PA is a spacious, centrally located option. The Honeymoon Suite occupies the sky-lit billiard loft. Breakfast available.
The Henry Jones Art Hotel
Since opening in 2004, super-swish HJs has become a beacon of sophistication. Absolute waterfront in a restored jam factory, it oozes class but is far from intimidating...
Mercure Hadleys Hobart Hotel
This National Trust–listed hotel in the heart of the city was constructed by convicts in 1834 and has been hosting guests ever since...
This once-dowdy motel has been snazzed up recently and is now a good place to stay in East Devonport, in a better-than-motel sort of way. Some rooms have spas and pleasant water views, and there's a popular restaurant on site...
Port Arthur Villas
This place has reasonable self-contained units sleeping up to four that arc around a garden and outdoor barbecue area. Faux-Victorian lace and brickwork dominate the outside, but inside things are a little more stylish...
Comfort Inn The Pier
The Pier Hotel offers self-contained villas (sleeping four), spotless motel rooms and a beery bistro with outdoor riverfront seating and a decent menu.
Huon Bush Retreats
This wildlife-friendly retreat is on a habitat reserve on Mt Misery. On-site are modern, self-contained cabins, a larger disabled-access cabin, luxury tepees, tent and campervan sites, plus walking tracks and barbecue shelters.
Grosvenor Court Apartments Hobart
Grosvenor Court is a curious mix of the good, the bad and the ugly: quiet street, obnoxious tiling; lovely linen, ugly brickwork; exciting leather lounge suites, weary kitchens...
This is the plush Freycinet arm of the giant Federal Hotels’ ‘Pure Tasmania’ enterprise and managed super professionally...
Somerset On The Pier Hobart
These luxuriously appointed apartments occupy perhaps Hobart’s most prestigious address on the upper level of Elizabeth Pier, and come with glorious harbour views and slick contemporary decor. Balcony rooms come at a premium...