Customs House Hotel is small and intimate hotel in Hobart’s historic waterfront precinct.
In 1846, Charles Gaylor was a smart publican: he chose the most prominent Hobart waterfront corner for his Georgian-style hotel – the corner of Murray and Morrison streets right across the road from Parliament House.
Customs House Hotel has 23 ensuite rooms. From your bedroom window you may see members of Parliament hurrying into debates, people wandering in Parliament House gardens, the mellow sandstone Georgian buildings and shady Plane trees of Salamanca Place, ferries, yachts and ships arriving and leaving the Sullivans Cove docks. Take advantage of new bar/function area, Vue, opened in December 2008.
As you explore the passages and rooms, decorated to reflect the hotel’s colonial heritage, you can imagine what the hotel must have been like during Mr Gaylor’s time.
The Customs House is a great central location – an easy 10 minute walk into the central business district, a two-minute walk to the restaurants, shops and market stalls of Salamanca Place or Salamanca Square, and just across the road from the harbour, you can take a cruise to Peppermint Bay, Cadbury’s chocolate factory, Moorilla Estate or across the river to Bellerive village. In the evenings the hotel is a favourite with the locals.