Thursday, 12 July 2018

New heritage hotel to open in Hobart

It has been a private mansion, a hostel, a girls’ school and a Salvation Army headquarters. Now Maylands Lodge in Hobart is being readied for its opening as a luxury heritage hotel.


The historic property Maylands was built in 1887 and was designed by renowned Tasmanian colonial architect Henry Hunter. It is located in New Town, just north of the Hobart CBD, and will provide accommodation for visitors looking for a unique Tasmanian experience. 

This heritage gem is scheduled to open as luxury accommodation in August after an 18-month restoration project. 

“It is absolutely wonderful to see this iconic building come back to life,” Maylands Lodge general manager Gareth Hinds told Brand Tasmania. "It really is a hidden Tasmanian gem.”

Encompassing three levels of Victorian Italianate grandeur over 1000m2, Maylands Lodge has a sweeping staircase hand-crafted from Baltic pine, Huon pine and blackwood; wide floorboards made from New Zealand Cowrie pine; towering stained-glass windows; and wrap-around balconies that look down over the city.

The property was purchased in 2016 by the Gardiner family, who have a building background.

“This is very much a family affair and we have all been working really hard together over the last 18 months to restore Maylands,” Alan Gardiner said. “Our built heritage is such an important part of Hobart, and that includes incredible properties like Maylands. Bringing them back to life is also very important for our growing tourism industry."

Maylands Lodge will be ready to receive guests in mid-August, offering 12 rooms.

Set on more than half a hectare it will also have a large potager, giving guests a garden-to-plate dining experience in the intimate restaurant.




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