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Review: The Tasman Hobart, Marriott Luxury Collection

Review: The Tasman Hobart, Marriott Luxury Collection

Australia’s first Luxury Collection property, The Tasman, opened in Hobart, Tasmania in December 2021. The hotel underwent an extensive construction process that began in 2015, which resulted in three structurally and aethestically unique buildings.

After stays at the Matild Palace in Budapest and Al Maha Desert Resort in Dubai, amongst others, my encounters with Luxury Collection hotels have been entirely pleasant to date. 

When we were planning a visit to Tasmania as part of a bigger trip to Australia, I was delighted to find The Tasman Hobart as an available hotel option. As we’d soon find out, it became one of the highlights of our trip.

The Tasman Hobart – Booking

After getting great value on our hotel stays in Queensland at the beginning of our trip, I was hopeful that we’d find ourselves in a similar situation for booking The Tasman Hobart. Luckily, we weren’t at all disappointed, and felt that we were on a roll with Marriott Bonvoy properties in Australia.

Redeeming points for a one-night stay at The Tasman Hobart ranges from 34,000–42,000 Bonvoy points throughout the year. 

On the other hand, cash rates go for around $390–600 AUD ($360–555 CAD) throughout the year, with the average price at around $400–450 AUD ($370–415 CAD).

Based on our valuation of Bonvoy points at 0.9 cents per point (CAD), you’ll be more or less on target when redemptions price out at the lower end, and above the target when cash prices skew higher.

If you have a Free Night Award available in your account, which you can also top up, the effective cost of a night at The Tasman Hobart reduces to your credit card’s annual fee of $120–150 (CAD).

For our two-night stay, we decided to redeem two Free Night Awards worth 35,000 Bonvoy points apiece, and topped them up with 2,000 points per night, for a total of 37,000 points per night. We also treated my aunt and uncle to a stay, for which we redeemed another 37,000 points.

I felt that we got excellent value out of our Free Night Awards, which only got better as our stay progressed.

If you don’t have Bonvoy points or Free Night Awards at your disposal, The Tasman Hobart participates in Marriott STARS, a preferred partner program. By booking your stay through an authorized travel advisor, you’ll pay the same as the best-available flexible rate, but you’ll enjoy a suite of perks, including complimentary breakfast for two, a…

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