My partner and I stayed at the Henry Jones for the first leg of our honeymoon. Our accommodation started with a Harbour view room for the first night, and then moved to a 'standard' room for the remaining three nights.
The success of a hospitality venue is largely determined by the organisational culture, and the trophy of this is what you will experience at the Henry Jones Art Hotel: Informed, relaxed, helpful, friendly and competent. Check in was swift, no-one avoided eye contact / dodged contact when we went down with a question. Nothing appeared to be any trouble. They appeared to be really happy to do their job.
Regarding the rooms, each has its own character and whilst the harbour view room was lovely, my husband and I preferred the rustic, warm character of the standard room. The place is actually engaging, and has a story in it's theming which carries across to nearly all parts of the hotel. All parts, except the restaurant.
The restaurant was the only place where the decor wasn't finished, and I nearly cancelled as I feared it would be a dodgy over-priced hotel-restaurant experience. The blood red walls with it's swirled artwork on each walk was faintly nauseating and a questionable design concept in a dining environment.
If it weren't for the concierge convincing us to eat there, we would have missed out on an excellent dining experience. Sure, there were a couple of points that could be refined, but it was not for lack of effort and so we left truly happy.
Overall , the Henry Jones was a comfortable and confident experience, which I would heartily recommend to anyone wanting a warm, non-sterile, original hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Australia's first dedicated art hotel stands proudly on Hobart's glorious waterfront. A handsome row of historic warehouses dating from the 1820s (the former IXL jam factory) have been creatively transformed into an enthralling multi-award winning first class hotel. The hotel itself is a work of art. Here you'll be fascinated by the unexpected combination of the antique and the ultra modern. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Henry Jones Art Hobart
- Henry Jones Art Hotel
- The Henry Jones Art Hotel Hobart, Tasmania