Caroline Clements

Macq01

  • Where:
  • Why:Respite in the city after a three week trip around Hobart in a van.
  • When:March 2018
  • Who:Me and @helloscruffalo (my personal photographer).
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Macq01 The hotel from the outside – like building blocks stacked together – in the heart of the historic Hobart waterfront.

The hotel from the outside – like building blocks stacked together – in the heart of the historic Hobart waterfront.

Macq01 Messages on entry.

Messages on entry.

Macq01 Sitting in the lobby next to the central fireplace, under an impressive yellow wave-like roof installation.

Sitting in the lobby next to the central fireplace, under an impressive yellow wave-like roof installation.

Macq01 The Old Wharf Restaurant on the ground floor.

The Old Wharf Restaurant on the ground floor.

Macq01 Hallways made with wood like a deck of a boat.

Hallways made with wood like a deck of a boat.

Macq01 Quaint old colonial style buildings – neighbours on the harbour. Tasmania is full of these classic structures.

Quaint old colonial style buildings – neighbours on the harbour. Tasmania is full of these classic structures.

Macq01 The very comfortable and very large bedrooms.

The very comfortable and very large bedrooms.

Macq01 Taking in the history of the building via a hand held slide viewer.

Taking in the history of the building via a hand held slide viewer.

Macq01 Modern hotel room features (designer chairs, lamps, laptop fixtures) contrasting with the history of the old wharf building, turned new again.

Modern hotel room features (designer chairs, lamps, laptop fixtures) contrasting with the history of the old wharf building, turned new again.

Highs & Lows

  • The concept of this hotel is very unique. It’s designed to resemble a shipping shed, and embodies some of the diverse character that make up Tasmania’s colourful history. It takes you on a journey, with stories built into every element of the hotel, from the museum like cases holding Aboriginal artifacts, to the old newspaper clippings hanging from hotel bar. You will even hear convicts yelling at you in the elevator on the way to your room. It’s certainly an experience.

  • There is a pillow service that you can call from your room. Dial nine to order a different size pillow from the pillow menu, pretty lavish.

  • The location doesn’t get much better than this in Hobart.

  • Valet parking is a real bonus around here.

  • The bigger the hotel, the less warm and friendly it feels. This is a sense that you are very anonymous here.

The Barometer

  • Design

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  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 39/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A unique modern hotel with old maritime history embedded into the experience.

  • Vibe

    Industrial chic, meets modern maritime.

  • Location

    Super central, right on the harbour near Salamanca Place.

  • Rooms

    114

  • Music

    The Budos Band.

  • Year Opened

    2017

  • Designed By

    Circa Morris Nunn

  • Health & Wellness

    Gym, no pool.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, The Old Wharf Restaurant, with a menu that focuses on seafood.

  • Bar

    Yes, The Story Bar.

  • Minibar

    Yes, with Tasmania beer, bottled cocktails, chocolate, chips and sparkling wine – all the good things you expect in a mini bar.

  • Children

    Bring them.

  • Price

    Boutique hotel city prices.

  • Website

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