With its sleek design and location in Hobart’s waterfront precinct, Macq 01 is a landmark hotel. From the moment you hand your car keys to the valet, expect attentive service. There are high-end bars and eateries on site and superb guestrooms. Choose from premium rooms with street or harbour views or the executive suites, which come with the services of a personal butler. Read on for the full review.
For the corporate traveller, Macq 01 offers a range of in-house facilities, including fast wi-fi, desks and dry-cleaning, to make your stay as productive as possible, plus drinking and dining options for business entertaining or to unwind at the end of the day. Read on for the full review.
Where is Macq 01?
Only 16 minutes drive from Hobart Airport, Macq 01 is conveniently located on Hunter Street, on the Hobart harbourfront, surrounded by convict-built sandstone warehouses and with expansive views across open water.
What’s near Macq 01?
It’s close to the city’s CBD, with a varied choice of cafés, bars, restaurants and shopping within walking distance. It’s also easy to reach attractions further afield, too: the ferry to the enthralling Mona is only about 500 metres away.
Macq 01 has 87 premium rooms, either facing the street or overlooking the water, with king-sized beds, wall-sized artworks as bedheads, walk-in showers and robes, wireless speaker, tablet and floor-to-ceiling windows. The 27 suites have all these features, plus personal butlers. For total comfort, the Luxury Waterfront Suite gives you more than 100 square metres, a spacious lounge and a minibar that boasts a complete cocktail set and premium drinks list.
Restaurants and bars
Start your day at the on-site Old Wharf Restaurant, where the focus is on the best Tassie produce, such as the breakfast bowl of fried eggs and grilled corn. For dinner, tuck into duck croquettes or Tasmanian salmon with a miso glaze. In the drinks department, there’s Evolve Spirits Bar, showcasing Tasmanian distilleries alongside other Australian and international tipples, and Story Bar, where you can sip on draught beer or fine wine.
Travel for work
With its central location, thoughtful service, valet parking, fast wi-fi, topnotch food and drink offerings and well-appointed gym, Macq 01 has everything a corporate traveller needs to get the job done in Hobart. Book a suite for the added convenience of a personal butler, who’ll act as your on-site personal assistant.
The waterfront location alone, with its panoramic views over the harbour, will have you feeling top of your game but Macq 01 also has a state-of-the-art gym, open from 7am to 10pm, with free weights, bicycles and running, step and rowing machines, plus a personal trainer can be arranged for one-on-one attention. There’s a nearby aquatic centre for those who like to lap and an array of walking and running trails to get your heart pumping.
What you need to know
Best for: Luxurious city break
Design: Sleek, contemporary and a touch of heritage
Number of rooms: 114 rooms and suites
Rates from: $360 a night
Wi-fi: Fast and free
Parking: Complimentary valet parking
Address: 18 Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Telephone: +61 3 6210 7600
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The streamlined efficiency of a personal butler (yes, you read that correctly) is part of the Macq01 universe — and they’re ready to take care of whatever you need to make your trip a success.