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Hobart’s Got A “Storytelling Hotel” For Aussie History Buffs

A night at the MACQ 101 museum.

One of the more uniquely beautiful parts of Australia, Tasmania is enjoying quite the renaissance, having been cast aside for far too long, thanks to its distance from the mainland. With ever-growing interest in our southernmost state, the spotlight on Tasmanian history is growing stronger too. Now, a new Hobart hotel is ensuring that visitors get a true sense of Tasmania’s storied past, by asking them to sleep in it.

MACq 101 is Hobart‘s brand new “storytelling” hotel that immerses guests in the stories of “our native people to our inventors, explorers, convicts and heroes”. Opened to coincide with Dark Mofo 2017, the luxurious waterfront hotel has 114 rooms, each one reflecting a different historical figure from Tasmania’s rich past.

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There’s also bunch of historical artefacts in the hotel rooms and lobby itself. It’s almost like spending a night at an actual museum.

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To add to the experience, the hotel offers hotel and citywide tours with knowledgeable local. Or, simply enjoy a drink at the bar where you can sit around and listen to a bunch of stories being told.

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The hotel is located on Macquarie Wharf, an area that plays has a key part in Hobart’s maritime history. The rooftop will also double as an impressive grandstand to watch the finish line of the famous Sydney to Hobart race.

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It’s certainly a must-stay for Australian history buffs. You can find out more info or book a room here.

(All images: MACq 101/Facebook)