Story & Heritage

A luxurious mansion. A waterside window into Hobart’s past.


Lenna of Hobart is not just a place to rest your head, it’s an experience. Open the door to this 1874-built sandstone heritage hotel Hobart and connect with Hobart Town’s story. This landmark hotel puts you right on the historic doorstep of the town’s vibrant waterfront. Salamanca Place – home to Australia’s largest outdoor market and fine eateries – are a few hundred metres away, and a short walk leads to the CBD, Mona ferry terminal and waterfront precinct.

Once the only house on this lofty waterside hill, it is Lenna of Hobart’s  location, development and history that has it  into one of the most memorable heritage hotels in Hobart.

Stay at Lenna of Hobart and we’ll invite you into a story beginning in the 1860s, when foundations were laid from local sandstone cut from Princes Park next door. Each handmade brick holds a piece of the past. Each room has a story to tell, wrapped in National Trust-classified walls. Hear whispers of grand parties past beneath chandeliers still present today, and climb the turret where former owner Alexander McGregor kept vigilant watch for his returning ships.

The restored mansion is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. The delicate restoration preserves Lenna of Hobart’s past while affording generous luxuries of today, allowing our valued guests to get a glimpse of what the past was like, with all the added comforts of modern innovations.

Staying at Lenna of Hobart is about a rich experience in our capital. Take home your own snippet of Hobart’s early maritime history and let traditional elegance blend effortlessly with the comforts of modern life. Then you can step outside, knowing that you’re in a location as enviable today as it was in the 1800’s.


“A walk through lenna’s past”

We have recently composed a short booklet on Lenna’s amazing history accompanied with some fantastic imagery. We make copies available to all guests when they stay so they can take away a piece of Lenna’s history to share with family and friends.

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