If you are looking for stylish, luxury accommodation in Burnie in the heart of the CBD, the Ikon Hotel might just tick all the right boxes. Owned by Burnie Mayor Steve Kons, this beautiful old building is within walking distance to Burnie’s shops, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and the beach.
Ikon Hotel: Burnie Tasmania
Steve Kons has put a lot of thought into the renovation and refurbishment of the hotel over the last ten years to make it both aesthetically pleasing and very comfortable. From many years of experiencing hotels and motels while travelling, Steve knows just what should be included in a good hotel room. Attention to detail is evident in each of the large rooms as well as right throughout the whole building, where sleek and modern design combines with old original touches.
The Ikon Hotel has a 100-year history in Burnie, and this fine-looking old building with its attractive wrought iron balconies is certainly one of the better examples of fine architecture. If you are a lover of old buildings (like I am) you’d be pleased to know someone has taken the time to preserve this piece of Tasmanian history.
Luxury Accommodation in Burnie Tasmania
So what do you get in your room when you stay at The Ikon Hotel? The answer is plenty…
- plush Italian leather furniture
- a large king-sized bed with Tempur mattress for a great night’s sleep
- very large and gorgeous gilded mirror
- two large wall mounted LCD TVs
- a large cupboard with plenty of hanging space and storage
- a full size ironing board and iron
- bathrobe and slippers
- good size office desk with free WiFi… if you feel the need to work!
- table and chairs
- free daily newspapers
- kitchenette with microwave, cutlery, crockery, kettle, toaster and coffee plunger
- a good selection of breakfast cereals, teas and coffees as well as a well-stocked mini bar
There’s also a very large bathroom stocked with plenty of towels, toiletries and a hair dryer, as well as a spa and/or double shower. The rooms are well heated for the cold months too. For convenience there is a guest laundry service and secure underground offsite parking. The rooms are well set up for entertaining friends or for holding conferences with work colleagues. Although each room has a king-sized bed, some rooms can be made up to cater for families if needed. For added security, a very easy to use swipe card accesses the hotel and rooms.
Dining Options, Gym Access, Business Services
On the ground floor of the building is the Mecca Restaurant, which is casual dining with a varied, good selection menu, and it does take away as well. Very handy if you are too tired to go out for the night. The Ikon Hotel also has charge back arrangements with some of the other restaurants and cafes in Burnie. Access to one of the local gyms is provided, as well as business services including printing, faxing and photocopying.
We had a delightful stay at the Ikon Hotel and found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. Manager Tracy couldn’t do enough for us and she was very helpful and knowledgeable on any queries we had about the hotel, Burnie and the surrounding area. The room was fabulous with its fresh new look and everything we needed was supplied. We felt relaxed and refreshed after a good night’s sleep on the wonderful king sized bed with the fantastic Tempur mattress.
The rest of the hotel also had a relaxed atmosphere about it with comfortable Italian leather chairs in the foyers and marvellous old poster artworks displayed on each level. All of the 12 spacious and contemporary apartments are just the thing for couples or corporate guests wanting a bit extra in a hotel room. The Ikon Hotel is certainly the place to stay if you desire a mix of stylish modern accommodation with a comfortable feel in an historic building.
Michelle and her daughter Fiona stayed at this luxury accommodation in Burnie as guests on behalf of Think Tasmania. For more information, visit the Ikon Hotel website or follow Ikon Hotel via Facebook.
Michelle Kneipp Pegler writes a blog called Leven River Farm as well as articles like this about the north west coast region of Tasmania. If you’d like Michelle to visit you, please contact Think Tasmania.