The Polaire Suite Hobart Tasmania


The Polaire Suite


The Polaire Suite is a spacious retreat on St David's Park across from the famous Salamanca Place. It is situated at the edge of Hobart's waterfront precinct at One Sandy Bay Road. The character rich original building dates back to 1929 when it was opened as the Tasmanian automatic telephone exchange. Transformed by Radpublic, the expansive suite has been beautifully remodelled and styled with statement design pieces, original local artwork and luxurious natural finishes in sub antarctic tones. 


The grand scale of the interior features a generous king bedroom with separate open plan living and dining area, lofty ceilings and a North facing aspect towards Kunanyi. Breathtaking herringbone oak floors and soft, glowing light veiled by linen sheers create a peaceful ambience. A palette of muted greys with layers of cotton, wool and linen are styled for a restful escape. 


The comfortable king bedroom features artwork by Stanley based artist Elaine Green and a luxurious bathroom with walk in rain shower. A fully equipped chef's kitchen includes induction cooktop, pyrolytic oven and monolithic steel dining table with ercol love seats. Curl up with a book and a Waverley throw from Australia's oldest woollen mill or play games on the cosy muuto pebble rug. Generous custom wardrobe, laundry facilities, chrome cast TV, bose speaker, nespresso coffee machine and modern conveniences mean your residence is fully self contained.


Just across the park from Salamanca market, within minutes walk from the MONA ferry on Brooke St Pier, Hobart's finest restaurants and cafes, theatres and galleries, the Polaire Suite is the perfect base for exploring the city and waterfront precincts. Take a leisurely stroll to the wharf and Sullivan's Cove, shop Salamanca Place, wander the city laneways in search of eclectic books and antiques among a vibrant community of artists and makers. Hunt down local wine and spirit producers or set out on an adventure cruise or day trip to explore Tasmania's striking natural wilderness. 


Guests receive priority status at Institut Polaire. Place a dinner reservation for our seasonal menu or book a Süd Polaire gin experience or Domaine Simha wine flight. Don't miss the Antarctic dry martini!


Please note, our bookings are run by Mantra hotels.

for The Polaire Suite


-  One Bedroom Premium Apartment  -


King size bed

High speed WiFi


Bose bluetooth speaker

Undercover car park  ($20 per night)

Nespresso coffee machine

Kettle / tea making facilities

Fully equipped kitchen

Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave

Clothes washer & dryer, iron

Custom wardrobe

​Books & board games

Air conditioning / heating


(additional fees)

Süd Polaire Gin 50mL + tonic 200mL   $25

Domaine Simha Nature Pinot Noir 750mL   $55

Institut Polaire badge   $20

IP Gift Card   $ various amounts

- Please note we are 100% non smoking -


1 Sandy Bay Road
Hobart Tasmania Australia 7000 

+61 (0) 432 925 895


Registration no: Exempt, this listing falls under section 12 of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.