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The Tasman, Hobart

I was taking a trip around Oceania and I had never been to Tasmania, so I booked a flight (that got all messed up by being stuck in Auckland due to weather) to Hobart, the largest city. So while searching for hotels in my realm of points and status, I found The Tasman, Hobart a Luxury Collection hotel.

I had unclear expectations as I've only stayed at one Luxury Collection property before, and there isn't a lot of clarity on the Marriott site on what the brand is like other than talking about terms like heritage and history. I know, marketing people...

Anyway, first impression of this hotel is outstanding and I'm really glad I stayed here.


I landed at Hobart International Airport which is a ways east of the city. A very simple airport (although it does have a Qantas lounge!) with actual ramps you walk down from the plane to the tarmac.

Then I just got a taxi because I wasn't messing around with rideshares or definitely not buses. Dropped off right at the entrance in a little later in the night than I usually arrive. Due to the hour, dining was closed and I would soon need to start work since I was operating on USA time zones.

Escorted to my suite (nice upgrade!) after a lovely check-in experience, I was impressed. The building was a combination of a Georgian Hospital, Victorian government printing office, and a few other styles blended into one seamless property.
The lobby holds the front desks (literally), each one an intimate, and private, check-in experience

The Suite

I was upgraded to what they call a junior suite, which when looking at it, I don't understand how it's only a junior; it's pretty amazing.
Virtual room tour, use your mouse or fingers to move around and see other rooms.
The Floorplan allows you to click directly to the rooms in question.
It's pretty nice to feel special with a welcome gift from the Manager in your room


All the items I need for my workout, in a stone walled environment And of course, the plethora of cardio that is endemic to gyms now
Various historic pictures of the property's pre-hotel days Right outside my room, the library relaxation area.  Pretty fancy


The main restaurant, Peppina is a love letter from well-known Australian Chef, Massimo Mele to his Italian heritage and local Tasmanian produce.  It's kind of a crazy amount of detail in his food Very nice place, open and airy
Items above and beyond the buffet It kind of looks like a market or patisserie (my editrix thinks more a boulangerie), comforting Hot, fresh items, and worstichur... worstachir... steak sauce
Breakfast round one Private dining room, yeah, this is quite nice
The Deco Lounge - light brunch, tea and daytime drinking bistro


Luxury Collection? Yes, it is. Understated too, but you feel it everywhere. I've noticed that a lot in Tasmania, high quality but not thrown in your face at all. This place is so nice and would be a great jumping off point for day trips in the area, and yes, I will be coming back to stay here again.

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