A Hobart hotel for travellers looking for unique rather than universal, the Islington is all about unwinding, whether fireside in the conservatory or in rooms that range from the subtle modernism of garden suites to the attic room's historic charms.
321 Davey St, Hobart, (03) 6220 2123, islingtonhotel.com
Winner - 2018 Large Hotel of the Year
The spirit of Tasmania has a new address. The timber-clad Macq01, anchored beside the Derwent on Macquarie Wharf, captures the island's colourful past in 114 rooms themed around historical figures.
18 Hunter St, Hobart, (03) 6210 7600, macq01.com.au
Set on the banks of the Derwent, the Museum of Old and New Art's freestanding pavilions are like giant, airy wünderkammers stuffed with remarkably good wine, intriguing books and artworks and antiquities that form part of the larger collection of the museum.
655 Main Rd, Berriedale (12km from central Hobart, a 15-minute drive, or 30 minutes by ferry), (03) 6277 9900, mona.net.au
Minimalist luxury colours every aspect of a stay at this heritage hydroelectric landmark on Lake St Clair, from lakeside Shorehouse rooms to the new ultra-modern retreat.
1 Lake St Clair Rd, Lake St Clair (about 175km from Launceston and Hobart, a three-hour drive from both.) 0428 090 436, pumphousepoint.com.au