Where To Stay In Hobart: Salamanca Wharf Hotel

On our recent visit to Hobart we decided to spend a night staying right in the heart of the city. This was our first visit to Hobart together, and we wanted to explore as much of Tasmania’s capital city as possible.

If you’re trying to figure out where to stay in Hobart for your visit, let us help you out. Without a doubt, you need to check in to the Salamanca Wharf Hotel.

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This might just be one of the best located city hotels we have ever stayed in. Only a short walk from some of the cities favourite attractions and places, as well as countless great restaurants, bars and cafes, AND with the harbour right across the street, you’re not going to find a better spot than this.

The Salamanca Wharf Hotel puts you right in the centre of the action. Right in the heart of Battery Point, only a few hundred metres from Salamanca Place, home to some of the best markets in Tasmania, as well as offering gorgeous luxury rooms, this place absolutely exceeded every expectation.

Before we arrived at the Salamanca Wharf Hotel we were just expecting a pretty standard city hotel. Something small and compact, with the bare necessities and a good location, but nothing too special.

We were wrong!

The Salamanca Wharf Hotel packs so much into such a small little building. We were checked in by their super helpful and friendly receptionist, taught how to park in their self-stacking garage (our first time parking in one of those stackers actually!) and then we made our way up to our room for the night.

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Well, the rooms are actually SO BIG. In fact, we had booked into a premium apartment, so our room was equipped with a full kitchen, separate bedroom, living room and bathroom, and even had laundry facilities with a washing machine and dryer, right in our own apartment.

The mini bar was stocked with some of Tassie’s best beer, wine, cheese and chocolate. The gigantic king bed was decorated with a super cosy fur blanket. The balcony had views over the street and out to the water, where we could see the sun rising in the morning.

It was absolutely fantastic, and way more than what we expected.

It might sound crazy, but one of my FAVOURITE features was actually their incredible toiletries. The Salamanca Wharf Hotel have teamed up with cosmetic company MOR to bring you some of the best smelling hotel amenities I have ever come across.

Honestly, not exaggerating, I only washed my hair during our stay because Thom came back from his shower smelling SO GOOD.

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Definitely our favourite thing about the hotel was the location. Being so close to the city meant that we could come and go as many times as we needed to throughout the day, and we didn’t have to organise ourselves for a full day of not returning to our hotel room.

It was never to far to come back to the hotel to pick up a jacket, or the car for our next activity, or even just for a bit of a break. It was absolutely fantastic and we couldn’t recommend checking out the Salamanca Wharf Hotel for your next visit to Hobart highly enough.

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Where to eat in Salamanca Place

Only a very short walk from Salamanca Wharf Hotel, there are so many great places to eat and drink in the area. We’re not normally big food people, but we really loved how easy it was to find some great dining options just around our hotel.

Some of our favourites that we can highly recommend include –

The Whaler

This local pub might look fairly standard, sitting along the main strip of Salamanca Place, but it has some absolutely delicious menu options! If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during the warmer months, make sure you grab a seat outside.

Their signature Whaler Savingon Blanc is also one of the most delicious wines I have ever tried. You can’t get it anywhere but here, although you can purchase a take away bottle from the bar if you want to take some home with you!

Menu recommendations:  Grab a few of their small dishes and share everything together so you don’t miss out! We loved the Salamanca Souvlaki, Whaler Fried Chicken and their signature Whaler Fries. AMAZING.

Address: Salamanca Place, Battery Point || Ph: (03) 6200 1854

Hours: Open from noon until late each day, with live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Less than a 500 metre walk from the hotel, Tacos is definitely the place to head if you love Mexican food. Think HUGE portion sizes, fishbowl margaritas, and more guacamole and corn chips that you could possibly finish.

Visit during 5pm and 7pm each night for their HAPPY HOUR, with discounts off both their regular and fishbowl margaritas. Or visit on TACO TUESDAY for $5 tacos and happy hour price drinks all night long.

Menu recommendations: You can’t go past the Nachos Supreme, adding guacamole, sour cream and salsa to your regular nachos. To top it all off add a layer of beef to your order!

Address: 11 Morrison Street, Hobart || Ph: (03) 6223 5666

Hours: Open from 5pm until 8pm Sunday to Thursday, and then until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Salamanca Wharf Cafe

Right next to reception, the Salamanca Wharf Cafe is a great place to grab breakfast before you head out to do your exploring for the day. It has an extensive all day breakfast menu, with any type of breakfast you might desire!

If you’re looking for an option in the middle of the day they also have a great all day lunch menu, as well as coffees and hot drinks, snacks and sweets if you’re grabbing something on the go.

Address: 17B Castray Esplande, Battery Point || Ph: (03) 6224 6250

Hours: Open from 7am until 4pm on weekdays and then 8am until 4pm on the weekend.

Ti Ama

Only a couple of doors down from the hotel, you won’t miss ti ama for one simple reason. They have a HUGE pizza oven in the front window that is decorated like a shimmery disco ball. It’s incredible.

This place is known for their delicious wood fire slow dough pizza, antipasto platters, and house made pasta, as well as their epic cocktail menu, with drinks you’ve never even heard of before! Book a table to avoid any disappointment, every time we walked past it looked like this place was absolutely packed out.

Also a great place to eat if you have any dietary requirements – all the pizzas on the menu can be made gluten free, vegan and dairy free.

Address: 13 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point || Ph: (03) 6281 9390

Hours: The kitchen is open from 5:30pm until 9pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays and Mondays, as well as all public holidays.

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Details about Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Without a doubt, the Salamanca Wharf Hotel offers you an ideal location for your visit to Hobart, as is the perfect place to base yourself during your stay.

Rates: Prices start from $250 AUD per night for a studio room, but there are often discounts offered on their website for off-peak visits or long stays.

Address: 17A Castray Esplanade, Hobart | Ph: (03) 6224 7007

If you have a car on your visit, Salamanca Wharf Hotel offer free secure parking in a locked parking garage during your stay.

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Thank you to Salamanca Wharf Hotel and Impressions Marketing Communications for hosting our stay. All opinions are, as always, our own.

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