No image will ever prepare you for the warmth and charm of this glorious little boutique property. This image is a quick personal snap taken on my ipad early one bright winter morning as I bade my fond farewell, with the spectacular view of Mount Wellington in the background. Islington is quite simply one of the finest small hotels in Australia. Filled with priceless art and antiques (think Matisse and Picasso) and the very last word in luxury from the moment you wake up to the moment your head hits the feather pillows - yet as far from standing on ceremony as it is possible to be. Prepare for house envy, for this is how we all would love our homes to be. Lovely gardens. Fantastic food. Five star all the way.