Corinda is different. About as different, in fact, from other hotels as your favourite family-run bistro is from McDonald`s. Julian`s great great grandfather, Alfred Crisp, built this magnificent private house – one of Hobart`s biggest and best located – in the early 1880s. More than 130 years after his death, his visitor-friendly family home and its lavish gardens are still very much as he left them, with all their rich, High Victorian charm intact. Rare native timbers, polished antique furniture, period bathroom fittings and real oil paintings in gilded frames give Corinda a friendly, mellow character no corporate hotel can match.