The Hotel Design

It’s often the so-called ‘small details’ that have the biggest impact on the quality of your stay.

Getting the basics right, such as a more than adequate level of heating and cooling, enabling access to fresh air, ensuring there is plenty of light to read and work by in the rooms; these are details which we have taken great care to get right. With individual heating and cooling controls in each room, you are in command of the temperature, and with floor to ceiling double-glazed window doors you can always choose to run with ambient air temperature.   Accoustic insulation surrounding each room ensures guests enjoy a peaceful and undisturbed time with us.   After all it is often these so-called small details that can make a big impact on the quality of your stay.

Parking is at a premium in Salamanca but our hotel has secure undercover parking spaces in Tasmania’s first car stacker.  There are a limited number of additional parking spaces for larger cars and 4 Wheel Drive vehicles.

Constructed within the most historic precinct of Tasmania, Sullivans Cove, there were significant heritage considerations which had to be taken into account in the design of the hotel. Flanked by two original John Lee Archer designed sandstone warehouse buildings and backing onto the original sandstone retaining wall in the area, it was important that the hotel complemented its surroundings. 

Within Salamanca Wharf Hotel we have used Tasmanian timbers in the custom made furniture. Sassafras and Tasmanian oak have been used in our bedheads, table and coffee table.

We feature Laurent Dick’s stunning adventure photography of Antarctica throughout the hotel.  Tasmania has a unique connection to the frozen continent, being home to the largest population of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Scientists in the world, and operating as a key international gateway to Antarctica.