Historic Hobart? It’s all here.
Next time you’re in town, come to Corinda – Julian and Chaxi’s ancestral home. They run this magnificent 1880 mansion, its huge garden and five characterful cottages as a city centre hotel complex you’ll never forget.
Corinda was built by Julian’s great-great grandfather. The son of a convict, Alfred Crisp became one of Tasmania’s richest businessmen, so Corinda is not just a modern building filled with knick-knacks and gimmicks, it’s the real thing! If your passion is for antiques and authenticity then you’ll just love your stay here.
Here’s what Candice Marshall of Australian Associated Press had to say about her recent stay: “Corinda is now well established as one of Hobart’s best located and most impressive hotels. I wander the halls, admiring the fresh flowers, the high
ceilings, coloured stained glass, fireplaces, cornices, ceiling roses and iron lacework. I pour a drink from the honesty bar, choose a book from the Georgian
bookcase and curl up by the fire.
“All the rooms are named after members of the Crisp family. I stay in Alfred
Crisp’s own room with a staggering view over the harbour. After indulging in a bath in the antique claw-footed tub, I snuggle between crisp cotton sheets and drift off into the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time.
“Julian and Chaxi make Corinda feel so welcoming and so homely. It feels exactly
what it is – their family home, a remarkable gift from a great-great grandfather.”
Planning your stay
Getting there: Corinda is in the lovely inner- city suburb of Glebe, a 20-minute drive from Hobart Airport and a few minutes’ walk from the city’s main attractions. Staying there: As well as the rooms in the main house, there are five self-contained accommodation options on the property: the Coach House, Servants’ Quarters and Gardener’s Cottage and, quite different, the coolly contemporary Pavilions of Splendour. All are located within Corinda’s huge, award-winning garden. Prices vary, but are by no means unreasonable.
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