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“The worst birthday present.”
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Merre Be's
Ranked #25 of 28 Hobart B&B and Inns
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3 reviews
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“The worst birthday present.”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

My family and I stayed here for dark mofo, which happened to be my birthday. We arrived in the evening, it was FREEZING, (middle of June) and although the owner knew we were coming she had not turned on any heating in the room, on looking we found one ancient panel heater to heat a twin room for 3 people. We spent a miserable night wearing hoodies, beanies and gloves, piles in blankets and still unable to sleep. The second day we left the panel heater turned on so the room would be warm for the next night, while we were out the owner came into out room, turned the heater off and left a rude note as to how we should be more careful and not leave the heater on whilst out as she can't afford the bills!!!!!! The bathroom foul, tiles chipping off and about enough room in the shower for an Ethiopian child, with the added bonus of a cheap plastic freezing cold shower curtain touching you on the bum whilst trying to get warm from the measly trickle of water projecting from the water saver shower head. So it was so cold and so dissapointing on the second night that we went to bed without going to have dinner, cut our trip short and bailed early the next morning and drove home in tears. Paid in full in advance. I have never experienced anything like it in my life and am not a fussy person. Disgusting.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

It felt a bit like we were staying at our great Aunt's place. The room was ok but the furnishings were dated and we felt like we had no privacy. We were woken up at around 8am in the morning by a staff member ironing sheets just a couple of metres outside our door. We felt like we couldn't even have a normal conversation out of fear of being overheard. Definitely not a good choice for a romantic weekend away. The bathroom, however, was nice and it's in a good location on a lovely street. In summary, it felt like it should be a cheap B&B when it actually wasn't that cheap and there was no breakfast included.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Excellent accomadation, all extras included, spa was amazing.
Host was lovely and made us feel very welcome.
Best accomadation in Hobart!

Would recommended this place for anyone looking for a relaxing stay in Hobart close to everywhere!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

The room was nice and it would have been a pleasant trip if it wasn't for the place's complete disregard to the customers.

Promised WiFi non existent, was working but password unknown. Contacted manager who said that a person attending the site would supply password. Person attending site said Manager had password. So no wifi and all it would have taken was someone to supply a password.
The surprising thing was that they did not even care.
Paid $20 extra for a continental breakfast. This consisted of two pieces of bread wrapped in plastic in the fridge. My God that was a bad purchase.

The thing that made a huge difference was that they withdrew the whole amount of the stay from my bank account the morning of the day before we arrived. I had contacted Merre Be's to make sure something like this would not happen as payday was that night. They assured be that it wouldn't, it did.
This left us in the middle of nowhere with no money and no way to pay for petrol.
Key was taped to the door when we finally arrived without a clue to what had happened.
We thought we'd been robbed.

Room Tip: Don't expect stuff to be working and don't think calling the manager is going to help. Brin...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Watsonia Victoria
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

While the position was great. Close to every thing in Sandy Bay. Our stay at Merre Be's was just ok. The owner had just cook her nights meal just before we arrived and our room smelt of her cooking all night. Couldn't get rid of the bad smell. The pictures on the web site make it look better than it was. It based on a B&B style but its only a room that you get. The poor attempt to close you off from the owners kitchen and other room left us wondering why we stayed there.
Better make sure we read reviews on places prior to booking next time when looking at this type of accomindation

Room Tip: review where you are going to stay on trip adviser first before booking.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Recently I needed to book accommodation in a centrally located part of Hobart. I searched Sandy Bay and decided Merre Be's suited but after reading the reviews had second thoughts. However, when I related this to someone else they mentioned that their friends had stayed there and it was very good, so I took the chance and was pleasantly surprised.
I found it to be more than suitable. It was spotless, friendly, comfortable and situated in a perfect location. It certainly was value for money and I certainly would use them again.

B.Taylor

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Bruce T
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Launceston, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2013

What a delightful heritage accommodation! The owner was extremely helpful and friendly, allowing us to leave our baggage there whilst exploring around Salamanca Place on the day we were departing. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. We especially enjoyed the amazing spa bath. Affordable accommodation in Sandy Bay and we will stay there again if returning to Hobart.

Room Tip: Room 1 is delightful, bright and private with gorgeous spa.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Merre Be's
Address: 17 Gregory Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
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Ranked #25 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Hobart
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Hotel Class:4 star — Merre Be's 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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