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Sullivans Cove Apartments
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Gold Coast, Australia
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

I stayed at the Gibson Mill Apartment at the start of November and can honestly say that there is better value for money out there in terms of accommodation. My partner and I had a weekend away where we stayed at a couple of places in Hobart- Gibson Mill was the second accommodation we had stayed at and it although it was fine I preferred the other accommodation. This was for a couple of reasons- firstly the accommodation was a fair distance from it's carpark- I'm not sure of exact distances but around 400-500 metres. This doesn't sound like much but keep in mind if you have a car with luggage it is a hassle to unload your car and then travel to the carpark to park and walk back to the hotel again.

At one point we had left the buzzer for the carpark in the car and became locked out the garage. We were lucky enough to wait a few minutes and another car drove out, however keep in mind if it were later and you would need to call the reception out to open the door for you there would be an additional call out fee of around $50- just another thing to keep in mind given the reception closes at 5pm.

The room we were allocated was quite dark. There were no windows, just tinted windows of the hallway and next door. Although you can't see into the neighbours apartment it is a little distracting to see the shadows of people walking past while you are trying to watch tv.

These aren't huge negative points as overall the accommodation was clean and modern, however they were things which made our trip not as enjoyable as it could have been.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlisonStubbs, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Traveling_Angel, thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Gibson's Mill Apartments - we are sorry it was not to your satisfaction.

We appreciate the complications of the parking currently being offsite for these particular apartments - as they were newly opened in 2013 we are still in negotiations with Heritage and Council to provide safe onsite parking.

All of our other self-catering apartments have parking onsite (IXL, Harbourside, Brooke St and Salamanca) so you may like to consider one of those apartments for your next stay in Hobart.

Warm regards, Alison
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at the Gibson mills apartment. We stayed 4 nights and things couldn't have been better. We read quite a few reviews before we chose this is as our place to stay in Hobart. Some of the reviews had complained about the noise level and service, we however found no reasons to complain. The apartment had 2 bedrooms one of which is a loft bedroom connected by a staircase just above the main bedroom. This worked perfectly for us as the kids had their little cubby hole to themselves. Anyone who expects hotel like service should chose another place, there is no 24x7 room service, laundry facility or restaurants. That said, you don't end up needing any of this as there is a washing machine in the apartment and plenty of eating options within a stones throw of the apartment. The apartments get cleaned daily and you have everything you possibly need. The car park is easily accessible and only a short 5-10 minute walk away.

  • Stayed December 2013
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AlisonStubbs, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Arjun, thanks for your recent review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Hobart at the Gibson's Mill Apartments. As you said, they are a home away from home with lots of facilities and the proximity to the Hobart waterfront and its attractions is perfect. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Warm regards, Alison and Simon
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

I'm rather tired at the end of the year and this may have been one trip too many because I've struggled to find the enthusiasm for writing this review. But the apartment was fine. Nothing fancy but all in good nick and comfortable. And the care taken by the staff - contacting me prior to arrival by telephone as well as sending instructions by email is a good level of service. The pick up arrangement made me nervous but all went smoothly once I read the instructions properly!

Gibson's mill is one street back from the harbour - less than a minute's walk to the Mona ferry if that's where you are headed (and everyone should go to Mona). It's also within metres of excellent breakfast options and a five minute walk to Salamanca and all it has to offer in food and markets.

Many of the apartments in the Mill are set around an internal atrium - there is no other natural light. The lighting in the corridors comes on automatically - motion sensitive - and my first night there the lighting didn't go off. It made it extremely light In the bedroom - not conducive to sleep. But on the other side of the coin, the band playing at the pub next door - which many reviewers have complained about - couldn't be heard.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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MELBOURNE VIC
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

A wet & Cold day when we arrived in Hobart but as soon as we opened the front door to Sullivans Cove all that bad weather was instantly forgotten. We booked the Penthouse for a large family group and we were not disappointed. We arrived a little early & the staff did everything they could to get us into the Apartment a little earlier than normal check in time.

Ultra modern fit out, all rooms excellent in amenities & size, main bedroom with large ensuite. Great view also from master bedroom.

Location very central - everything within walking distance - very close to Salamanca market & Restaurants.

Would definitely stay again!

A safe in the apartment would have been a good idea to store valuables in - we couldn't find one.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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AlisonStubbs, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Thanks for your recent review - we appreciate the feedback and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Gibsons Mill Apartments with your family. Warm regards, Alison
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

This is our fourth stay at Sullivan Cove & again our stay was perfect. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Hobart as the apartments are very spacious, modern & perfectly located.

The Sullivan Cove apartments are situated in numerous locations around Sullivan Cove and Salamanca Place. Our IXL apartment 205 was behind the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Sullivan’s Cove.

Check in : All went accordingly to plan with out any hiccups.

Apartment : Our apartment was gorgeous with a large open plan dining / living room and fully equipped modern kitchen. There was a large flat screen TV , CD player and an electric BBQ on the spacious undercover balcony. We had no waterview just a view of the roof tops.

The bedroom was average size with a comfortable bed and good block out control panelled curtains. Off the bedroom was a extremely neat bathroom with no bath but a double shower which worked well.

The second bedroom had two single beds and off the room was a enormous bathroom with a gorgeous deep bath / shower and good size vanity unit. The washing machine and dyer was located next door to the bathroom.

An outdoor BBQ on the deck is also available. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything one needs for self catering. However; there are plenty of excellent restaurants below if cooking isn't your thing to do on holidays.

Overall : We love the spacious modern apartments, good security, friendly staff not to mention excellent value. We will return again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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GM-SullivansCove, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thanks so much for the detailed review and your continued support of the apartments. We really appreciate the feedback and will certainly pass it on to all the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again for the 5th time (and beyond!) - sounds like you are 'Tassie converts' and Hobart is such a great destination to visit at the moment. Warm regards, Alison & Simon
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Sullivans Cove IXL for three nights (thurs-sat) and were blown away by the quality of the apartment - would highly recommend it!!! Too quality fittings, full kitchen, immaculate bathroom with beautiful products - couldn't recommend it strongly enough!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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GM-SullivansCove, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Great to read your review and that you enjoyed your stay at the IXL Apartments. The self-catering apartments are a great option for staying in Hobart - with all the flexibility of home (with full kitchen facilities, washing machine etc) and with a nice touch of luxury! We look forward to having you stay with us again. Warm regards, Alison
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I stayed at Gibson Mill Apartments with friends and it was perfect. The apartment is a short walk away from the main reception and parking area but that didnt matter at all as it was an easy flat 5 minute (maximum) walk. The location is spot on close to the markets, bars and restaurants. The apartment was very spacious and split over 2 levels with 2 bathrooms; perfect as we were 4 of us travlling so there was no fighting for the bathroom. Loved the L'occataine bathroom amenities, such a nice touch. People had commented about the noise before we went but to be honest we were out both Friday and Saturday night so we did not notice this at all. I would definately recommend this to others and if i return to Hobart i will most definately stay here again

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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GM-SullivansCove, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thanks so much for the review of your stay at our Gibsons Mill Apartments - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and the location of these great new apartments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hobart again soon. Warm regards, Alison & Simon
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Property: Sullivans Cove Apartments
Address: 5 / 19a Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sullivans Cove Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 47
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