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Monocle travel guide

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Avant-garde dining in an Athens art gallery, designer apartments in the Bavarian mountains, whale-sighting off the unspoilt Tasmanian coast – explorations to savour in this month’s Monocle travel round-up.

33will, Berge, Meat & Bread, Saffire Hotel



Once a forgotten island, the rustic outpost of Tasmania is in the process of repositioning its brand. Along the pristine east coast, a two and a half hour drive from the recently opened Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) in the capital of Hobart, is the AU$32m (€23m) Saffire hotel, which opened in June 2010. The family-owned hotel boasts a total of 20 suites, with floor-to-ceiling views of the bay. It was designed by the award-winning Tasmanian architects, Circa Architecture, who made good use of Tasmanian wood to produce the hotel’s…


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