This luxury boutique hotel, just 10 minutes’ walk from the city center, may make you feel as if you are staying in someone’s home. Someone wealthy. The Islington is lavishly but tastefully decorated with fine artworks and antiques, its contemporary extension (with soaring glass walls and ceilings and views of Mount Wellington) blending beautifully with the original 1847 Regency-style building (one of the first in Hobart’s “dress circle” area). At the end of a busy day’s sightseeing there’s nothing better than a long soak in the generous bathtub, and sinking into an “Islington Angel,” a king-size bed custom-made in Tasmania, for a fabulous night’s sleep.