The Salamanca Inn, Hobart – Great Family Accommodation

I first stayed at the Salamanca Inn back in March 2013. I really liked it and was keen to stay there again on our road trip around Australia.

For family accommodation in a capital city, it’s hard to beat.

Want to walk to the best things to do in Hobart? tick. Want family friendly? Tick.

Central Location within walking distance to attractions

It’s literally a one minute walk to Salamanca Place where the famous Salamanca markets, pubs, restaurants and shopping are.

Salamanca Markets, Hobart, Tasmania
Famous Salamanca Markets
Salamanca, Hobart, Tasmania
Salamanca Place

It’s a 5-minute walk to the historic waterfront where you can admire the boats, eat fish & chips (we recommend Fish Frenzy) and catch the ferry to Hobart’s number one attraction, MONA.

Hobart, Tasmanai, Australia
Hobart Waterfront
Fish & chips in a cone at fish frenzy
Fish & chips in a cone at fish frenzy

And, it’s a short walk to Historic Battery Point, one of the prettiest inner-city suburbs you’ll find in Australia. We loved wandering this suburb which also has a great kids playground and some nice cafes.

rows of houses along a street
Battery Point

Now that we have kids, it’s rare to just be able to walk out your door and casually stroll somewhere. I can’t tell you how much of a buzz doing this gives me.

I nearly beat the door down when it was time to cook dinner and someone had to walk around the corner to buy the supplies from the markets.

“I’m going!”

A small, exquisite taste of freedom.

Salamanca Inn: a Family Viewpoint

Salamanca Inn family accommodation
Checking in to the Salamanca Inn

But back to the Salamanca Inn. It’s an all-suite hotel with self-contained apartments. For families, in the city, this rocks.

The kitchen area is relatively small, but it’s a city hotel. It worked perfectly fine.

Even though the restaurants beckoned us, and we did dine out one night, apartments are a great way to cut down your costs so you can travel more.

Salamanca Inn hobart kitchen
Plenty of room for cooking. Love the champers!

We stayed in a three bedroom suite, as Craig’s parents were visiting.

It was spacious, with the main bedroom upstairs, in a kind of loft setting – our kids liked the attic feel of it. And the other two bedrooms were downstairs – the girls loved their bunk beds.

Salamanca Inn Family Suite
Plenty of space for the family to chillax and watch TV 

The Salamanca Inn also has a separate living room and the TV has 5 movie channels that features new releases.

There is a restaurant in the building serving fine Tasmanian produce and an indoor heated swimming pool and spa for those looking for some water action and relaxation.

a girl standing on a staircase
She loved the stairs!
Salamanca Inn Hobart
Great place for the kids

If you are lucky, you might also have lovely views of Mt Wellington like we did from our balcony, and when we moved suites for our final night, views of the gardens of Salamanca Place.

Salamanca Inn view
Mt Wellington views from Salamanca Inn, Hobart

I loved watching them set up for the markets in the morning and hearing the buskers before strolling down for a look see ourselves.

If you can, time your visit so you can explore these markets, yummy street food to be had, as well as good arts and crafts.

a group of people watching a man play guitar
Busker at Salamanca Markets

On one rainy afternoon we made the 50m amble to the Irish pub on the corner with Craig’s dad for a few pints of the black stuff. That’s location right there – you really do have EVERYTHING on your doorstep.

If you’re looking for a mid-range family apartment stay in Hobart, then Salamanca Inn is a really worthwhile choice.

The Facts

The Salamanca Inn in Hobart has:

  • 60 fully self contained suites
  • Beef & Seafood Restaurant
  • Enclosed rooftop indoor heated pool & spa
  • 24 hour reception
  • Undercover car parking

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