During my recent trip to beautiful Tasmania, I stayed at the Mantra Collins Hotel in Hobart. I’ve stayed at a few of Peppers Hotels, which are part of the Mantra portfolio, and these had all been lovely, so had high expectations for Mantra Collins.
Hobart is a small city, and the waterfront is the main hub of activity. Here you will find excellent restaurants, the famous Salamanca Market, the ferry to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), and plenty of bars.
Mantra Collins, is a few minutes walk from the main wharf, offering easy access to everything. So if you don’t want to travel outside of the city, then you really don’t need a car while staying here. We decided to hire a car, as we wanted to head down to Port Arthur Historic Site, which is a couple of hours drive away, and we also wanted to drive up Mount Wellington to check out the awesome views.
Mantra Collins offers parking in the multi-storey car park behind the hotel. It’s not included in the hotel rate, but the hotel offers a discount. This was perfect as it was easy to access the car at any point, particularly on the first day when we were cramming the markets, MONA and Mount Wellington into a short time period!
The hotel itself is a lovely old red brick building, with an extended tower. As you enter there is a café/restaurant, where we had our breakfast each day and extremely friendly and helpful staff.
The Hotel Room
We were staying in a one bedroom executive apartment on the top floor. We arrived in the evening, so it was already dark when we checked in, but we woke up the next day to beautiful views of Hobart and Mount Wellington.
The apartments are huge, with a full kitchen, lounge area, desk and an assortment of seating. I loved the chaise longue and the armchair with surrounded by floor to ceiling windows. A perfect spot for enjoying the view.
It’s a quiet road anyway, but the double glazing meant it was incredibly quiet in the hotel, so we got an excellent nights sleep. (We were also pretty tired from the mountain walking!)
The hotel restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch during the weekends, and also dinner in the week. As we were staying over a weekend we didn’t have a chance to eat dinner there but had breakfast each day.
The food was great, and the restaurant uses seasonal and local produce. Enrico was obsessed with the Tasmanian smoked salmon, so had it both days with different accompaniments.
It was the perfect base for a few days in Hobart, a quiet and relaxing hotel, with great food in the middle of the city. What more could you ask for!
Thank you to Mantra Collins Hotel for hosting A Lovely Planet.