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“Comfortable with great views” 4 of 5 bubbles
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City View Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montagu Bay
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Comfortable with great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

Spent a weekend at City View. Room was great, clean and comfortable.
We arrived early and no problems dropping off our luggage, prior to checking in.
Views of Hobart are great.
It can be a little tricky to find from the airport, but is easily accessible from the Hobart city centre.
I'd suggest hiring a car as it is 10 minute trip from the city centre, and other means of transport are a little scarce.

Room Tip: All rooms appear to have good views
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank telgy
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mansfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

We stayed for one night and had to find the place in the dark which wasn't easy.
The rooms had clean linen but that's all I can say that is good about the place.
The furniture was old, shabby and in disrepair. The stale cigarette smell in the room was covered up with room freshener. This was overpowering. Deffinitely would not recommend this motel to anyone else. Not value for money.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Melanie B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We stayed at City View during our honeymoon trip around Tassie.
I booked here because it was the cheapest room in hobart that had a king bed, and was advertised as a 'deluxe king suite'
The bed was well made with nice linen but unfortunately thats where it ends.
Owner doesnt answer room calls (answered once and informed me to 'not be offended if i dont answer everytime')
Stayed for 5 nights, bed was made once and towels were not refreshed (no face/hand towels supplied at all). What exactly are we paying $110 per night for???
Getting into the city is a nightmare, having to do u-turns on busy highways. Getting to the hotel from rosny/bellerive also difficult; have to drive through a suburb and pull another tight u-turn to get back on the highway.
Very disappointed. Service (or really, lack thereof) leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RhiTomholt
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CityViewMotel, Manager at City View Motel, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Thank you for your comments. I would like to say that when booking through a third party such as what happened in your case one is never sure what the package you have booked. The package that was booked for you was provided. I think in this case that may be were this may have go wrong.
With regards to the matter of access to the motel this is always a challenge. I have no way of rectifying. The way that we assist our guest is when the booking agent has provided the Motel with a mobile number I send an SMS with full instructions. This also includes Google maps.
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

I stay at the City View whenever I am in Hobart. The view over Hobart and the water is lovely.

The rooms are older in style, true, but always very clean and with comfy beds. Toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, shoe polish, body wash etc.

The staff are very friendly and willing to help. They readily discount for longer or return stays.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank adamatt123
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Newcastle NSW
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

Booked this motel as it was l]closer to the airport than city hotels. Needed have bothered.
GPS is a must for this one. Directions on getting in and out of the motel would be an advantage. The information 'book' in the room gave no clue. Just lucky to find it.
Room was clean and comfortable. Noisy yobs next door were banging about until quite late.
Motel is very dated. The City Views are mainly of Bellerive.
There is much better value for your dollar out there.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank biggles81
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012 via mobile

Clean room, a friendly staff with someone always on site, walls are a little thin, and it's slightly expensive, but it's great to find dog-friendly acomodation so close to the city center. We've stayed two times during winter, during both trips the rooms were warm enough and our experiences were pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JillianUtahwestmi
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Perth
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

Motel looked great on the website, but the actual experience was anything but. On the upside, the female manager, Libby is an asset; very professional and helpful; brisk but efficient. The bed in the room was very nicely made and linen was high quality, but that was the only decent thing in the room. Bathroom was old and rundown, mirror was cracked with brown stains on it. Bathroom looked clean, but wasn't really; not a hygienically clean bathroom anyway. I wore my thongs in the shower. Room was expensive and simply not worth the high cost. Motel is very difficult to get to from the airport as it's located on a one-way section of the highway. You have to drive past the motel into a nearby suburb, then do a u-turn to get back to the motel. Driving into Hobart from the motel is also difficult as again you have to drive away from the motel, do a u-turn, sort of drive past it again and then into Hobart. Signage exists, but blnk and you miss it. The male managers dogs roam around the property; they didn't worry me as they appear friendly and I like dogs, but could be a worry to those with children or who don't like/are scared of, dogs. I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lorna D
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CityViewMotel, Manager at City View Motel, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
Response to Loma D, Perth
Thank you for taking the time to send a comment to us.
• We are advertised as a pet friendly property, no pet is left unattended.
• On our web page you will find instruction regarding directions to our property this may assist in future trips to our property.
• It has been six months from the time of Loma D stayed, I am always happy to review any comments be them negative or positive to assist us in keeping a high standard of room.
• The City View is always happy to assist Loma D in her valued comments at the time. However I am unable to find your booking as I would seem it is not under your name.
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Additional Information about City View Motel

Property: City View Motel
Address: 30 Tasman Hwy, Montagu Bay, Clarence, Tasmania 7018, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Clarence > Montagu Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montagu Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — City View Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Away from that hustle and bustle of the city, unwind back to the 60's with one of Hobart's hidden secrets. With one of the finest view you can ever imagine, City View Motel has it all... Let us delight you. Discover the ambience of the motels 1960s architecture with 21st Century service at the City View Motel. Located high up on the Eastern shore of Hobart's Derwent River, by the footsteps of the Gordon Hill nature reserve, we are a gateway to a spectacular visual experience. Ideal accommodation with elegance, simplicity, tranquillity and abundant native wildlife are the hallmarks of City View Motel. Enjoy the magnificent city and mountain vistas whilst relaxing in the comfort of your own room. ... more   less 
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