Each of the suites and apartments within the walls of the Ship Inn Stanley has a compelling tale to tell. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is which one to immerse yourself in.
Whatever your choice, be assured you’ll be lost in timeless elegance. Whilst all suites are unique, what they do share are impeccable attention to detail. Think historical artefacts, original artwork, bespoke joinery and custom fittings. Every suite boasts rich linens, quality cottons, sumptuous feather and down pillows and mattress toppers, hand stitched cushions, a contemporary ensuite with walk in shower, and indulgent Salus toiletries.
Amongst all the expected staples, the custom kitchenette (and full kitchen in the apartments) includes a microwave, coffee pod machine and bar fridge. All stays include a simple continental breakfast of fresh bread, Tasmanian jams & yoghurt, rhubarb compote, poached apple, milk, juice, quality toasted muesli, artisan tea and coffee. Enjoy in the privacy of your suite or wander outside to take in the fresh salt air and views on the front verandah.
The Ship Inn Stanley evokes intrigue and beauty. Indulge yourself in the suite of your choice and bask in the story of a bygone era.
The Guest Lounge at the Ship Inn Stanley has been re-imagined to weave past and present in a rich tapestry that merges ambiance with comfortable elegance. This is a space designed to nurture the weary traveler. To provide cozy refuge for unwinding with friends or a good book.
Greenhills is tucked away on our first floor. A short climb up the century old timber staircase reveals the breathtaking vista across the bay towards the fertile rolling hills behind Stanley. This suite honors the extreme hardships endured by Tasmania’s early settlers who forged a cultivated landscape from the unrelenting wildness they discovered upon arrival in the early 1800’s.
Cape Grim is the north-western point of Tasmania – an isolated apex with a turbulent history. Its foreboding name represents dark struggles of the past that have been eclipsed by astounding powers of redemption.
With breathtaking natural beauty, Cape Grim is now home to an important weather station that captures some of the cleanest air on earth. Winds from Antarctica and across the Indian Ocean meet no other significant land mass before reaching our shores. Cape Grim Cottage is so named to pay its respects to the poignant history of its namesake and its re-emergence as a place of unique purity.
The Nut rises imposingly behind the Ship Inn Stanley, a constant sentinel holding serene vigil across the ages. This generous queen suite rests within The Nut’s century old embrace, reflecting its calm and unwavering presence as a place of peace and respite. With deep moody tones reminiscent of the wild landscape beyond, this is a suite in which to lose track of time. Guests of the Moo-Nut-Re-Ker Suite tend to start the day in their private courtyard soaking in magnificent views of The Nut, or cocooned within the warmth of their indoor dining space.
Honoring its namesake, Highfield is a luxurious king suite fit for a dreamy coastal escape. Timeless styling harks back to the English gentry who arrived in Tasmania in the early 1800’s. Highfield House was built to exemplify all the civility the English had left behind, hence your stay in the Highfield Suite offers a contemporary twist on fine British culture. Guests will find refuge and solace in the peaceful surrounds that await.
The Bayview Suite pays homage to the inn’s time trading as The Bayview Hotel and its iconic bar which operated for over a century. Its history welcoming travellers from near and far is riddled with tales of raucous laughter and mischievous merriment. Guests of the Bayview Suite tend to start the day on the adjacent veranda soaking in magnificent views of the bay, or cocooned within the warmth of their indoor dining space.
Lyons Retreat looks across to the humble cottage that was the birthplace of the only Tasmanian born Prime Minister – Joseph Lyons. The character and aspect of the room evoke empathetic imaginings of how Lyons may have spent his first tumultuous years within the cottage and how the home and his family life shaped his destiny.
Unwind in century old seafaring comfort with a contemporary twist. A short climb up the century old timber staircase to this stately king suite, dedicated to the memory of the tall ship, the Wild Wave. Steered to destruction a century ago, she gallantly battled Bass Strait’s seething waters before breaking anchor in the port of Stanley and coming to rest at Tasmania’s tumultuous edge. Tucked away on the first floor, guests are treated to a calming vista overlooking the sands where the Wild Wave lay in destruction for many decades until slowly being demolished by man and sea.
ROARING TOM’S APARTMENT
Roaring Tom’s apartment pays homage to the seafaring adventures of Thomas Holyman. He was a large, forthright man, barrel-chested and full bearded, who fluently demonstrated his command of the loud language of a seafarer—he was known to everyone as ‘Roaring Tom’, and we invite you to share his tales.
VAN DIEMEN’S APARTMENT
Van Diemen’s apartment pays homage to the ‘Van Diemen’s Land Company’ stone bond store which the apartment gazes down to. Looking down onto dolerite walls long beaten by time and gale, and encompassing spectacular ocean views, this apartment will satisfy those wishing to gaze out to sea and watch the weather roll in, in a truly spectacular environment.
Amongst all the expected staples, the custom kitchenette includes a coffee pod machine, microwave and bar fridge.
In the stone stables guests will find a gym & yoga room for their enjoyment. The stables also house a complimentary guest laundry.