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Rydges Hotel Hobart
Ranked #33 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Having to travel for work to Hobart approximately every 2-3 weeks, I find that the Rydges is a friendly, relaxing and nice place to stay. It is located out of the often noisy CBD streets where all sorts of disturbances throughout the night tend to occur. Food in the Manor Restaurant is modern and always on the money, and if you had an extended stay and felt like a change then it it's located within a casual 10 minute stroll from the trendy North Hobart strip of restaurants and bars. Car parking is great not having to park below the hotel or in adjacent carparks, often within 20-30 metres from your room. Staff are always friendly whether it be at reception or in the restaurant. I travel to Melbourne every month and stay at Rydges Exhibition St, so I couldn't go without my Dream Bed when away from home ..... they are sensational.

Room Tip: If you decide to stay at Rydges on a regular basis then I strongly recommend joining up as a member...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Steven L
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Danny V, General Manager at Rydges Hotel Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2012

It's always great to read that our guests find the Rydges Hobart friendly, relaxing and a nice play to stay. It is definately something the team and I have been working on and Chef will appreciate your comments about the food in the Manor Grill. the new menu is attracting great feedback from all of our guests.
I look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Hobart in the near future.

Danny Veis

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Although there were originally some hiccups with booking for a larger group we were all accommodated quite well upon arrival. The old building presents like an old boarding school and the rooms are also of that ilk which is a novelty and definitely not a bland run-of-the-mill motel room. I was extremely impressed with the space in our room; a huge living area, bed, kitchenette and airy spacious bathroom. Cupboards galore!

The sauna was great and we were the only ones utilising it. Yah!! Our room had views over the football oval which was unique. (Be a good one to book if there was football on of a weekend.)

Although it is a decent walk to the waterfront the location was great for our group and there were many excellent restaurants, shops and facilities within a short walk. It is in an historical part of Hobart with some interesting old buildings if you feel like checking out the neighbourhood.

The greatest disappointment was the breakfast, especially on the first day. It appears they hadn't anticipated the breakfast rush on a weekday and were short staffed even though there was a full house. Several people had to wait for well over an hour for their breakfast. A couple of people on the next table had to leave without breakfast as they had a schedule that couldn't be ignored. The staff that were there were stressed and became a little curt as the pressure mounted. The next day was better although it was a Saturday so possibly the attendances at breakfast were more spread out and there were more staff. We missed a ferry due to this too. However, the choice of foods available for breakfast was excellent and it was great value.

Room Tip: Ask which rooms have a view as some of them are definitely better than others.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank DebbieGeelong
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Danny V, General Manager at Rydges Hotel Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2012

The feedback we receive about the size of the rooms and the Rydges Dream Beds is incredible. You are correct in saying that it presents as a boarding school as it in fact was the old Deaf and Blind School prior to becoming the Northside Manor. On a day that the football is on, I can recommend the Presidentail Suite with a large lounge room and views directly over North Hobart oval.

I do understand that on occassion there is a slight wait for hot breakfast as all are prepared and served to order.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Hobart in the near future so you can see for yourself the ongoing improvements we are making in our rooms and in the Manor Grill Restaurant.

Danny Veis
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Quaint hotel, a bit old fashioned. Clean and comfortable. Manor rooms consist of a bedroom,bathroom,small kitchen and living room. Not all rooms have a view, number 60 has a view across the oval sports ground; number 41 has a view of a wall. Lots of steps to carry your luggage up. Nothing wrong with the hotel - just in the wrong place for us, a good 35 mins walk to the waterfront. Would be ok if you have your own transport.
Very good place for breakfast 10mins walk down Argyll Street at Smith's Street cafe.

Room Tip: choose a room overlooking the oval sports ground, number 60 is a good one.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank MozBru
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Danny V, General Manager at Rydges Hotel Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2012

Good Afternoon MozBru,

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor and it was great to hear that you found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. The entire team are working hard to ensure the hotel remains this way all the time.

Hopefully on your next visit you will take the opportunity to try our breakfast in the Manor Grill Restaurant. We have been receiving a great deal of very positive feedback about all of the meals here.

I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Rydges Hobart in the near future.

Kind regards
Danny Veis

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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We have just returned home after 2 weeks in Tasmania. Our travel agent suggested Rydges Hotel as he could get a good deal for us including breakfast. We stayed the first night in one of the newer rooms (No.40), separate from the main building. The huge bed was so comfortable and we had plenty of room with the sitting room and kitchen area quite roomy. We left the following morning as we had a prior booking up at Mole Creek but said when we got back to Hobart we would stay at Rydges again. After a week travelling around, we contacted Rydges again and they said they could get us in for 4 days but not the weekend as they were fully booked, but did suggest a motel close by. We stayed in one of the large rooms in the main building (No.25) and were very happy with our accommodation. Once again, comfortable beds and a great nights sleep. We had originally booked just the room, but the receptionist told us that for slightly more, they would include a fully cooked breakfast so we chose that option. The receptionist suggested becoming a Rydges Priority Guest as it was our second stay there, so we joined up. We moved out for the weekend to the motel but had booked for our last two nights in Hobart back at Rydges. The receptionist suggested and we paid a little extra and were given the Presidential Suite. Wow. Huge room, bigger than the other rooms we had stayed in, with a canopied 4 poster bed (huge), spa in huge bathroom. Even the separate toilet was huge. Will definitely stay here again when we are next in Hobart. Wait staff, in fact all staff, were very attentive and helpful. In fact, one of them who doubled as the barman, wished us all the very best as he would not be in for the following two days and we would be gone by the time he got back. Even though the hotel is a bit out of town, access to Brooker Highway was close by. We would definitely stay at Rydges again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Heather C
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Danny V, General Manager at Rydges Hotel Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2012

Hello Heather C,

Its always a pleasure to read when our guests enjoy thier stay with us and particulalry that the team are friendly and helpful. We do receive a lot of fantastic feedback about the Rydges Dream Beds as well as the size of the rooms.

I will pass on your feedback to the team at our next morning meeting as we strive to achieve and exceed our guests expectations.

I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Rydges Hobart in the near future so you can see the ongoing efforts we are making to keep improving.

Kind regards
Danny Veis

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Reviewed 23 March 2012

We were upgraded to the Presidential Suite which whilst sounding grand was a bit of faded glory with the addition of some modern comforts. The standard rooms are much more basic and tired - OK for a one night transit stop but not if you are staying for any length of time, especially also given its distance out of downtown

Room Tip: If you wish to stay in Hobart for any length of time there are better places to stay nearer to the q...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nigel_Corax
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Danny V, General Manager at Rydges Hotel Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2012

Hi Nigel_Corax,

I was very disappointed to read that you found our rooms to be basic and tired and that we were a fair distance out of town.

The hotel is situated approximately 2 kms out of town which is just far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of mid city and close enough that it is only a $9 taxi ride if we want to head in. It also gives us the opportunity to offer our guests 105 complimentary parking spots here at the hotel.

I do hope you decide to give us another opportunity to show you the improvements we are constantly working on at Rydges Hobart as we strive to achieve and exceed our guests expectations.

kind regards
Danny Veis

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

I have stayed at Rydges over 20 times in the last 4 years or so. I have had my fair share of complaints and also had some positive expierences. On my last stay with my partner and a friend of ours, we had requested our room be next door to each other (same booking) - as it was her 1st time away. I rang to confirm this about a week before we arrived, I was assured by the receptionist (Hati) that this was confirmed and all good. On our arival, our rooms were totaly and differnt ends of the "wing" we had our rooms in. I made it known to the staff that we were not happy and this needs to be fixed. The receptionist, had a look in the system and advised that they were 100% full for the duration of our 4 day stay and nothing could be done. The General Manger Danny, arrived and with no hassle fixed the situation at hand.
The food at resturant is awesome - if you love a big breakfast.

Since the arrival of the establishments new General Manager, I can see a lot of changes that are already happening and some on the way. I believe if you have had a bad expierence in the past - give it another go!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Danny V, General Manager at Rydges Hotel Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Dear Virgin 999,

Thank you for your kind words. I thoroughly believe that we are here to make our guest's stay with us as pleasant and pleasurable as possible and we should do all we can to ensure this happens.

I know I have a few new team members around the property and they are slowly coming around to our way of thinking, but I will persevere and we will get there in the end.

Great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the food to be awesome. I will definately pass on your feedback to the team at our next morning meeting and I look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Hobart in the near future.

Kind regards
Danny Veis

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Breakfast was included for just $89 a night which was good value for money, rooms are a bit dated though. The buildings are very old and historical which is great but I dont think that should translate into the room interiors which was very 80's, wood panneling on the walls, old apricot bathroom etc, not very close to anything in particular, definately need a car. We would stay here again though for the price.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank katie o
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Danny V, General Manager at Rydges Hotel Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Good Afternoon Katie O,

It was great to read that you found us to be good value for money and that you would stay with us again on future visits.

Rydges Hobart does have a lot of that old world charm and although we are constantly endevouring to make improvements on the hotel, we must keep this old world charm in mind.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Hobart so you can see the improvements we are constantly working on in order to achieve and exceed our guest's expectations.

Kind regards
Danny Veis

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Address: Cnr Argyle and Lewis St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #33 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Price Range: £63 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rydges Hotel Hobart 3.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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