Mövenpick Hotel Hobart – Hotel Review
A compact city, Hobart is the kind of place you can happily tackle on foot – especially when staying at Mövenpick Hotel Hobart. You’re never far from anything here: a Saturday morning congee from Farm Gate Markets, a weekday coffee from Pigeon Whole Bakers or a ferry to Mona’s Faro Bar for a midweek wine is all within walking distance of this modern fuss-free stay. Read on for the full review.
If it feels geared to business travellers, you’re half right – the service is seamless, the hallways are quiet and the wi-fi is strong. The hotel’s fun side is still intact though, with the ever-famous Chocolate Hour; a daily spread for the “treat yourself” crowd, served every afternoon. And the namesake ice cream? It’s free for kids 12 and under. Now there’s a perk families can get behind.
Where is Mövenpick Hotel Hobart?
Tucked behind a cluster of heritage buildings just off the CBD’s Elizabeth Street, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart occupies prime position in the heart of the city. (It’s about four blocks away from the Brooke Street Pier.) From here, you’ll be at the airport in around 20 minutes.
What’s near Mövenpick Hotel Hobart?
One block over is the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, a museum meets gallery meets herbarium (yes, truly!) and housed in a building that dates back to 1863. From here, it’s a quick six-minute stroll to Brooke Street Pier where the door-to-door ferry of the much-lauded Mona departs. In town on a weekend? Hit Farm Gate Markets, the locals’ answer to the ever-popular Salamanca Market, just two blocks north-east of the hotel.
Sharply decorated and crisply furnished, the contemporary rooms of charcoal grey and bright white have all the boxes ticked. Expect blackout curtains, pillow menus, take-home-worthy natural bathroom goodies and, in suites, incomprehensibly deep bathtubs. If views are your thing, go for Deluxe and above: that’s when windows stretch from floor-to-ceiling and capture sweeping harbour and city glimpses.
The treasures of Tesoro, the hotel’s on-site Italian-ish eatery, run from breakfast right through to dinner. In the morning, the menu is unabashedly indulgent (why yes, I would love to add fresh Tasmanian rock lobster to my sumac-sprinkled eggs benny), with a delicious cacao-nib strewn granola a highlight. At dinnertime, there’s a local twist to the classics: think Tasmanian truffle arancini and Cape Grim beef, seasoned with Tasman salt.
Travel for work
There are three smart meeting rooms, the largest accommodating up to 150 people. Wi-fi is free throughout the property and all rooms have a little table and comfy chair to double as an in-room workspace.
Free weights, cardio equipment, exercise balls: the functional fitness centre has it all.
What you need to know
If you’re here for Chocolate Hour, be aware: it can get pretty popular so make certain to arrive on time (and with an empty stomach!)
Best for: A city stay
Rates: From $186.39 per night
Parking: $35 per day; valet parking extra
Address: 28 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Phone: (03) 6235 9888
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