Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart – Hotel Review
Next to the Hobart Convention & Exhibition Centre and across the road from the city's harbour, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart sits at the heart of everything Tasmania’s quaint capital has to offer.
For the business traveller, it’s a reliable stay for those seeking comfort and convenience, with a couple of notable extras for leisure time to boot (sauna, pool and lobby bar, to name a few). Read on for the full review.
Where is Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart?
Between Hobart’s Convention & Exhibition Centre and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, just across the way from Victoria Dock, right in the heart of Hobart CBD. It takes about 15 minutes to reach Hobart airport by car from here.
What’s near Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart?
Surely Mona’s on the Hobart to-do list: the direct ferry up the Derwent that takes you to the renegade art museum leaves from nearby Brooke Street Pier – a quick seven minute stroll away. In town on business? Hobart Convention & Exhibition Centre is next door and the waterfront MAC 02, where all manner of events are regularly held, is 400 metres further up the wharf.
Split into city side and harbour side categories, the no-fuss rooms are really only separable by the views offered through generous picture windows. Dressed in hues of burnt orange and mocha, rooms and suites are sharp and comfy, with ergonomic chairs perfect for digital nomads. Amenities are fairly standard: pay TV channels, daily newspapers on request and bathtubs.
Restaurants and bars
Tasman Restaurant is clearly proud of its geography. Local produce, from Cape Grim beef to Pacific Oysters from Bruny Island and scallops from Bridport in the north east, are sprinkled throughout, with flavour influences from further abroad (ras el hanout, yuzu cream, guava parfait). The result is lively, hearty dishes, served by attentive staff. There’s also the lobby Atrium Bar, which hugs the hotel’s windowed-edge that overlooks the waterfront, a favoured spot for evening drinks.
Travel for work
You know a hotel has been considered for business travellers when the chair accompanying the workspace isn’t just an extra dining chair. There are also 11 flexible meeting rooms on-site and they host waterfront views as well as floods of natural light.
Gym, pool and sauna
It may seem all business but there’s plenty of features here that lend themselves to play, too. The indoor heated pool sits on the 10th floor and is open from 5am until 10pm. Our advice? Bookend a dip with a trip to the sauna or, if you can’t skip a workout, to the gym (one of the largest hotel fitness centres in the city).
You’ll find more than a few eco-friendly initiatives at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, spanning the recycling of fryer oil for biodiesel conversion, as well as the use of natural gas and electricity in the kitchens and heating by way of geothermally-harvested energy from waste water.
What you need to know
A daily afternoon tea is held in the Atrium Bar, with house-made goodies and loose- leaf teas.
Best for: Business travellers
Number of rooms: 244
Rates: From $264
Parking: $15 per night for guests; $26 valet service
Address: 1 Davey St, Hobart
Phone: (03) 6235 4535
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