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“Outstanding value for money”
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Fountainside Hotel
Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Outstanding value for money”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We liked this place so much that we extended our stay by two days to six. We arrived in August 2014 and stayed in room 41 on the fourth floor. We are an older couple, and probably harder to please than most, especially if we feel that value-for-money is not being had. The good news is that the Fountainside met all our needs. A most comfortable bed, with the choice of a feather pillow from reception. I was a little worried about the prospect of traffic noise, but there was none that we could hear, and we both slept very well. Breakfast is piping hot and with a good variety of cooked items. We decided to try eating there for dinner, and found the food is prepared very well, so much so that we ate there the whole time as we found most tend to do. The wines are reasonably priced - very reasonable, with a good range to choose from. All in all, one of the best Australian experiences we have had. Thoroughly recommended !!

Room Tip: Higher floors will have less traffic noise. However, we were on the fourth and found there was no p...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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west aus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed there in Aug 2014 for 4 nights and again for 3 nights 1 week later.
Nice comfortable hotel , 10 min walk from city center, 15 min drive to airport.
Staff were all very good and friendly.
Food at the hotel was very good, value at dining at the hotel was great , even the mini bar prices were amazing , half the price of most hotels.
parking was a bit tight , especially if you returned late in the evening.
Overall excellent stay at the hotel

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I really enjoyed my stayed at Fountainside Hotel.
Room is clean and spacious.
City centre within walking distance.
Very near Salamanca Market
I will definitely recommend this hotel to friends / relatives.
If i am planning for another Hobart tour i will come definitely return to this hotel as staffs are very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Shuttle bus from Hobart Airport (AUD $17 one way ) very easy access from airport
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney
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86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I had an interesting request with a delivery of some health requirements before my stay. The hotel obliged and treated my request as run of the mill and went out to double check on a shower request we had. The staff were friendly at check in and check out with assistance for local dining options.
The toiletries, coffee making facilities and great pricing for minibar. Thank you for such an easy stay and intro to our holiday in Tasmania.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

It is no doubt that the hotel is so value for money, what do u expect from 90 USD? The location is superb, just a 5 minutes walk to the pier. The room looks okay too.

However, the service can be better:

1. I booked for 2 nights online and the front desk just mistakenly booked me in for 1 night; luckily the hotel is not full, or else I really dunno where I can go !

2. The staff forgot to put the supply (eg. towels) into the room on the second day and I need to get that personally from the front desk - it was not fun to get the 2 sets of towels (3 pieces for each person) and shampoo/conditioner from the front desk to my room. They were kinda bulky.

3. Seems that the bed sheet or whatsoever on the bed was not clean enough, and my partner got insect bite on the first night.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stayed here for one night on the 5th floor. Room was great, very clean with a queen bed and a single bed. Nice bathroom with a lovely choice of toiletries.Tea and coffee making facilties and great pricing for mini bar. We could just hear the traffic outside but it wasn't too loud. Had the breakfast, but didn't think it was a great as some reviews have stated. I thought there wasn't enough hot food to choose from (I would have loved some scrambled eggs)
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2014

stay here for two nights, what a super place to stay, lovely and clean room, brillant buffet breakfast, and evening meal.staff was friendly and nice,close to the main shopping mall, would stay there again when we visit Hobart

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fountainside Hotel
Address: 40 Brooker Ave, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Hobart
#3 Business Hotel in Hobart
#3 Best Value Hotel in Hobart
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#7 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountainside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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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