We had initially booked a room in one of the more well known waterfront hotels in Hobart. After reading trip advisor reviews and checking out the price of this hotel, we took a chance and stayed at the Fountainside instead. We are glad we did. It suited our lifestyle and most importantly, our budget. The money we saved on a 7 night stay in comparison to the other well known hotel paid for our car hire and fuel for the week.
The hotel itself is only a couple of blocks from the waterfront, and shopping area of the CBD, an easy 10 minute stroll. The staff were courteous, efficient and helpful without being gushingly false. We liked that.
There is free on site parking and free wifi. They also stock the mini bar with a range of drinks and treats which are very reasonably priced, similar to what you would pay in a convenience store. Its worth considering this when you are calculating the overall cost of your stay elsewhere.
The in house restaurant serves quality, well priced, hearty meals from a limited but adequate menu. I can vouch for the quality and portion sizes which left me feeling very content! Likewise, there is a very affordable hearty buffet breakfast. I think it was approx $11.00 per head.
Any negatives? Only thing that comes to mind is that the traffic noise is audible and depending on where your room is the lift can be a bit noisy. Nothing excessive but worthy of mention.
I would sincerely recommend this hotel if you, like us, are of the opinion that so long as it is clean and comfortable, why not save the money you would otherwise spend on some of the "Grander" hotels nearby and put it to better use on other aspects of your holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ideal address in Hobart for both business and leisure. Walk to the CBD, Historic Waterfront and Salamanca and it's an easy drive to all main attractions in Southern Tasmania. Quiet 4 star rooms with luxurious beds, and air-conditioning for a great nights sleep. Broadband internet, Austar, offstreet parking, breakfast and dinner prices available for guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fountainside Hotel Hobart, Tasmania