LENNA OF HOBART
A luxurious mansion. A waterside window into Hobart’s past. Lenna of Hobart is not just a place to rest your head. It’s an experience. Open the door to this 1874-built sandstone mansion and connect with Hobart Town’s story. This landmark hotel puts you right on the historic doorstep of the city’s vibrant waterfront. Salamanca Place is just a few hundred metres away, and a short walk will take you to the CBD, Mona ferry terminal and waterfront precinct.
About 100 years after the mansion was built a new accommodation wing was opened. With it came a new level of luxury. Today, rooms with harbour, mountain and park views blend with the same elegance and level of service the hotel is regarded for. In all rooms, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary wifi and modern comforts come standard. Want to really treat yourself? Stay in a penthouse with 360-degree sweeping rooftop views.
Once the only house on this lofty hillside, Lenna of Hobart’s desirable location is equally coveted today. In Hobart without a car? You could spend a whole weekend exploring from Lenna by foot. Historic Battery Point brims with charming cafés and doors leading to antique sellers and florists. Kelly’s Steps lead down to the art galleries and chic bars of Salamanca Place. Hop aboard the ferry to Mona or settle in for a waterfront dinner on Hobart’s floating pier.
Stay at Lenna of Hobart and we’ll invite you into a story beginning in the 1860s, when foundations were laid from local sandstone cut from Princes Park next door. Each handmade brick holds a piece of the past. Each room has a story to tell, wrapped in National Trust-classified walls. Hear whispers of grand parties beneath chandeliers still present, and climb the turret where former owner Alexander McGregor kept vigilant watch for his returning ships.
The restored mansion is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. The delicate restoration preserves Lenna of Hobart’s past while affording generous luxuries of today.
Staying at Lenna of Hobart is about a rich experience in our capital. Take home your own snippet of Hobart’s early maritime history. Let traditional elegance blend effortlessly with modern comforts. Then step outside knowing you’re in a location as enviable in the 1800s as it is today.
Words & Images from the book: Tailored Tasmania 2
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