With Australia’s cities the quietest they’ve ever been, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels have introduced some great initiatives to entice guests back. Here are some of the best family-friendly places to stay in Hobart
1. CROWNE PLAZA HOBART
Opened last year, this Hobart hotel has a Very Important Kids (VIK) program with discounts on local attractions such as SupaWorld Hobart, Tahune Airwalk and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Every child who stays also gets a special passport. There’s also a pancake machine in the restaurant that is a hit at breakfast time, and interconnecting rooms are available.
2. SALAMANCA WHARF HOTEL
Just 150m from the main strip of Salamanca, apartments in this contemporary self-contained boutique hotel have full kitchens, making it easy for families to self-cater. A rollaway or a portacot can be added into any Loft Penthouse or Premium Apartment room to cater for a third person, for $40 per night. Families can also book interconnecting apartments, which are dual keyed, sleeping up to six people altogether. If mum and dad would like to go out on their own for the night to one of the many nearby restaurants, reception staff can recommend a babysitting service. Secure undercover parking is also available in Tasmania’s first car stacker.
3. THE OLD WOOLSTORE APARTMENT HOTEL
Housed in a restored wool store, this modern hotel offers self-contained accommodation within walking distance to the waterfront and CBD. Its two-bedroom apartments are a popular choice for families. They have a queen bed and two singles (with cots available on request), a large dining and living area, full kitchen, and a washing machine and dryer. A kids’ menu is available at its Stockman Restaurant.