Come to Hobart and visit MONA. Its top of the list for most visitors, having positioned Tasmania as an art destination among the world’s best. So what could be more fitting than staying in an Arthouse?
Arthouse Salamanca isn’t your typical stay. On the terrace, run your hands across Australia’s oldest sea wall, hand carved by convicts. Rest your head in what feels like a private gallery for four – the walls decorated with a notable Australian art collection and 1890s walls that whisper maritime stories of these former Quarters for Boats Crew.
Light and airy, living spaces flow effortlessly between art-filled sleeping quarters through to the terrace where Sydney to Hobart yachts sail just 500 metres from view. The kitchen with well-stocked Tasmanian pantry begs for nights in and rich conversation over the hand crafted Blackwood table between new and old friends. Arthouse Salamanca is a seamless blend between past and present.
With historic Salamanca Place on the doorstep, Australia’s largest outdoor market is a few steps away each Saturday morning and the bustling restaurants, artist studios and bars of the waterfront are equally close. No need for a car, the MONA ferry is a short stroll from your private multi-level home.
Owned and run by a family of Tasmanian artists, their love of art, design and architecture is a constant - from the bathrooms to the underground den. What’s more it is constantly changing. The walls and space is a moving feast of art and bespoke furnishings for those who return more than once. Every corner, every room has been afforded careful thought and styling by owner Genevieve de Couvreur.
Eclectic books, films and music are on hand including those of Aria-winning Bertie Blackman – who also happens to be Genevieve’s daughter. The heritage listed property holds many surprises for those who stay. Another welcome surprise? Arthouse Salamanca has a sister property at the Bay of Fires on Tasmania’s east coast.
Lonely Planet rated Bay of Fires hottest destination on the planet and just this year named Tasmania fourth best region in the world, so if you’re thinking of heading this way, pick an Arthouse (or two) as your inspiring base. Because they’re more than just a place to sleep, but living galleries.
Sleeps: up to 4 guests (perfect for 2 couples at $350 each per night)
Rates: $700 per night – 2 night minimum stay/$3,800 weekly
Configuration: 2 queen-sized rooms & 2 bathrooms
Location: Salamanca Place
Arthouse Salamanca: www.arthousehobart.com.au
For bookings phone 0457 750 035 or BOOK ONLINE
Arthouse Bay of Fires: www.arthousebayoffires.com.au
ARTHOUSE SALAMANCA GALLERY
ARTHOUSE BAY OF FIRES
Your launch pad for exploring Tasmania like a local.