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Review: Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Review: Salamanca Wharf Hotel

After our Gordon River Cruise it was time to hit the road again for a lengthy drive to Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart.

Hobart remains one of our favorite destinations in Australia and we’ve still got fond memories of the famous Salamanca Market and kayaking on the Derwent River.

Given our love for Salamanca Place we were delighted to find out our accommodation for the night was at the recently opened Salamanca Wharf Hotel, which is described as a “contemporary self-contained boutique apartment hotel”.

Salamanca Wharf Hotel Hobart

We arrived after reception hours but the friendly staff gave us a call before they closed with instructions on how to access our room keys.


The Room

We were staying in one of the Premium Apartments that offered a separate bedroom and all the facilities we could possibly ask for. After walking into the apartment, Amy’s first response was “I could live here quite easily!”.

Salamanca Wharf Hotel - Lounge Room

Salamanca Wharf Hotel - Lounge Room

There was plenty of natural light coming through the apartment and the bathroom was very modern with MOR toiletries, a nice touch.

Bathroom in Salamanca Wharf Hotel

MOR Toiletries

Also the massive king sized bed was extremely comfortable, it was like sleeping on a cloud!

Bed at Salamanca Wharf Hotel

We really couldn’t ask for much more but just to complete the offering, hotel guests here had complimentary wi-fi.

Well played, Salamanca Wharf Hotel. Well played.


The Location

As we said earlier, Salamanca Place is an awesome spot and the Salamanca Wharf Hotel was a short walk to some of Hobart’s top bars and restaurants.

We were starving and had the thought of fish and chips on our mind. We headed to the waterfront and Fish Frenzy, a restaurant famous for its delicious, fresh fish and chips and they didn’t disappoint us – the thought of it right now still makes our mouths water.

Fish Frenzy Hobart


Castray Esplanade Food + Wine

We usually wouldn’t rave about toasted sandwiches, but our breakfast at the in-house restaurant included the best toasted sandwich ever!

Toasted sandwich at Castray Esplanade Food + Wine

That’s a pretty big call when comparing it to Dunedin Cheese Rolls and some of the sandwiches we had in the United States but it’s a statement we’re sticking to. The Berkshire ham and aged cheddar in local Pigeon Hole bread with tomato chutney on the side was absolutely delicious! The coffee was beautiful too.

When we come back to Hobart, we’ll definitely be staying at the Salamanca Wharf Hotel again. That’s a non-negotiable.


About Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Salamanca Wharf Hotel is in the cultural and historic heart of Hobart. It is only a stone’s throw from the harbour, Princes Wharf Shed no.1, where the annual Taste Festival is held, Salamanca Place, home to Saturday’s Salamanca’s markets and the very picturesque Princes Park.

This contemporary self-contained boutique apartment hotel offers its visitors ultimate comfort and convenience within one of the oldest and most beautiful precincts in Australia.

Find out more at salamancawharfhotel.com


Disclaimer: We received a complimentary stay at Salamanca Wharf Hotel thanks to Pure Tasmania. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.


  1. Posted February 24, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Lovely review.
    I love the bathroom! Very clean and modern!
    Johlet recently posted..River Run Resort Family Campsite

    • Posted February 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Johlet, the bathroom was indeed amazing. Would love one like this in our house one day!

  2. Posted February 26, 2014 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Staying in an apartment during travels is sooo much better. The older I get the more I appreciate cleanliness, a decent kitchen to cook in and some peace and quiet. I’d take this hotel over a hostel any time.
    tammyonthemove recently posted..Happy Cow leather hip bag give-away

    • Posted February 28, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

      I kind of feel the same recently. In the past I backpacked, but my travel wishes changed. Now that I am getting older I look for some more comfort and luxury, and a peaceful, clean and quiet room. The room in the Salamanca Wharf Hotel looks very suitable for my wishes 🙂 Ah and the food you guys describe seems so delicious. I would love to try it.
      Jesse Logister recently posted..Bad Writing For Beginners

  3. Posted March 6, 2014 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    The hotel looks amazing, can totally see what you mean about living there!
    Catherine recently posted..A Day In My Life

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