With winter well and truly on the horizon, many couples take this opportunity to plan a romantic escape or two. There is nothing quite like snuggling up together in front of an open fire, sharing a bottle of wine and perhaps a cheese platter or two. When choosing a destination for your escape, we cannot more highly recommend Hobart – the Apple Isle is made for romantics and is the perfect place for you to spoil your sweetheart this winter.
Some of our favourite, most breathtaking hotels near Hobart include:
• Marquis Hotel-Motel
Located on popular Brisbane Street in West Hobart, it’s only a 20 minute walk into the CBD – so feel free to park the car and forget about it for the duration of your stay! Double rooms are an ideal choice for a romantic escape and feature a television (with Sky TV and Fox Sports), reverse cycle air conditioning, electric blankets and complimentary WiFi.
Enjoy room service if you don’t wish to leave the comfort of your bed or venture out to one of the nearby restaurants. There is also an onsite bar with pool tables, gaming room and bottleshop.
• Brighton Hotel-Motel
Located only 20 minutes drive from the Hobart CBD, this hotel-motel is perfect for providing that more remote romantic feel without taking you too far away from all the must-have amenities. All superior double rooms and studio apartments have a 4-star rating – enjoy the king or queen bed, mini bar, television, room service breakfast and more.
During your stay, you’ll have access to the pub next door – enjoy a meal in the dining room, grab a bottle of wine in the bottleshop, play a game of pool or stop for a drink before heading out of an evening.
• Kermandie Lodge
Located only 50 minutes drive from the Hobart CBD, the lodge offers romantic and peaceful surrounds on the banks of the Kermandie Rivulet. Choose to stay in either double rooms or double villas, all of which have been recently updated for guest convenience – rooms feature a full glass wall overlooking the river, whilst the villas are fully self-contained.
Continental breakfasts can be provided for the duration of your stay and you are welcome to enjoy the picturesque gazebo area – read a book with a cup of coffee. Small pets are also welcome with prior approval.
• Menai Hotel-Motel
If you don’t mind travelling further afield, this hotel-motel is about 4 hours drive from Hobart CBD (located on the northern coast of the state). For a romantic escape, we recommend queen deluxe suites – which feature their own sun/lounge room. Rooms feature a television, private bathroom and are serviced daily. Most also feature Foxtel.
Why not dine in the onsite restaurant? Here, you will enjoy some of the very best in Tasmanian cuisine, from beef to Atlantic salmon. There is also an onsite bar with pool tables, dartboard and jukebox.
If you’re planning a romantic escape for sometime in the next few months, we hope that you’ll consider one of the breathtaking Hobart hotels that we’ve outlined above. Not only will you be able to canoodle with your sweetheartin some of Australia’s finest dining establishments or as you take in some of Tassie’s best scenery, you will be able to spend your stay in comfortable surrounds that encourage you to relax.