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4.7 out of 5

"We only stayed for one night but we had a wonderful stay and can’t fault our experience. The facilities were beautiful and the food was delicious. We ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 28 May 2023

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Hobart awaits you at Villa Howden. Within a 10-minute stroll you'll find Peter Murrell Nature Reserve and Inverawe Native Gardens within a 30-minute walk. Highlights at this boutique inn include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and free daily breakfast.

The restaurant, Bruni's Restaurant, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. At the inn's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning free full breakfast is offered between 8:00 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 5-star Margate inn include Kingborough Sports Centre and Mount Nelson Lookout.

Deluxe Villa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$217* Per night/room 27 Jun. - 28 Jun.

Tower Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Villa Suite - Water View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Villa Howden ratings based on 82 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Villa Howden

Everyone (21) Couples (58) Family (4)
5 out of 5
We only stayed for one night but we had a wonderful stay and can’t fault our experience. The facilities were beautiful and the food was delicious. We liked the little extra touches of the fire place and library. View from our balcony was amazing. I can definitely recommend staying and eating here.

Posted by on 28 May 2023

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4 out of 5
Our room and bed were great, the staff and service was also fantastic. We had spent the day driving and were able to relax and have a nice hot shower. Only issue we had was the toilet water flow kept running a couple of times and was a little difficult to stop - we notified reception. The breakfast was delicious!

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Apr. 2023 by Jess

Good afternoon Justin, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback in regards to your recent stay.Just perfect! We are thrilled to hear that we have exceeded your expectations in every area of your stay. Wonderful to hear that the team looked after you so well! We do look forward to seeing you againWith kind regardsJessGuest Service

5 out of 5
Absolutely stunning property. The rooms very amazing and so were the facilities. A glass of wine by the open fire was never too much trouble for the staff here. Breakfast was yummy each day we were there.

Posted by on 20 Dec. 2022

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3 out of 5
Villa Howden is a beautiful place that in a idyllic location on the water. The rooms and decor are lovely, albeit needing a little maintenance in paint and cracks on walls. The biggest let down was the service and restaurant. I don’t expect to be waited on but, staff just weren’t around. The breakfast was appalling….. TipTop bread for toast, packaged condiments, in a place like Tasmania that prides itself on local produce . Had to ask , once I actually found someone to top up the coffee pot . The “locally sourced oysters” were second rate. Such a shame as the villa is beautiful but sadly the service and food does not do it justice. A disappointing start to a 60th Birthday surprise holiday.

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2022

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2022

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5 out of 5
The service was amazing, the staff was always there to ensure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The staff were very polite and friendly. Location was perfect as well, such a quiet little spot, but yet so close to everything. Definitely would love to stay back here again in the future.

Posted by on 28 Nov. 2021

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5 out of 5
Beautiful property with very clean rooms and wonderful, friendly staff

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2021

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3 out of 5
Beware the beautiful photos and promised amenities posted on the Villa Howden site. The villa in reality is understaffed, under furnished and overall, underwhelming. Upon request our room was changed - who needs a bathroom with a plastic shower curtain, no place for the poor quality 'cosmetics' and no power point? A disappointing experience.

Posted by on 26 May 2021

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1 out of 5
I didn’t get the room that I was booked - the on advertised with photos was totally different from what they gave me. The room was just next to the public toilet of the hotel. The bathroom in the room was a nursing home bathroom and no very clean. I talked about this to the lady on the front desk, she talked to the manager and they said they can not help, even though when we showed to them the website were they advertised the Villa Suit room that has nothing to do with what they gave to us. Therefore, we did the check out and went to another hotel. Another thing, the food is pricey and not good at all. Not a five stars hotel standard at all.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Apr. 2019 by Villa Howden

Dear Anonymous Thank you for the review Kindest Regards

5 out of 5
Great location. Very different configurations to standard accommodation. Great staff.

Posted by on 8 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Apr. 2019 by Villa Howden

Thank you for your review

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Event space at this inn measures 161 square feet (15 square meters) and includes conference space. An indoor pool, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Villa Howden. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Tuscan-style Hobart inn.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 161 sq ft of conference space
  • 15 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1970
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Villa Howden offers 10 accommodations with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, espresso makers, and minibars. Bathrooms include slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10 AM.

Bruni's Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 75 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Car recommended
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 75 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Howden Villa
  • Villa Howden
  • Villa Howden Hotel
  • Villa Howden Hotel Margate
  • Villa Howden Margate
  • Villa Howden Inn Margate
  • Villa Howden Inn
  • Villa Howden Inn
  • Villa Howden Margate
  • Villa Howden Inn Margate

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.