First for the good stuff...this hotel is close to some great North Hobart resturants, has ample car parking, a nice walk to the city (20 mins), lovely views and, in our experience, friendly generally helpful staff (although they wanted to charge us an upgrade fee to move us to another room when we expressed dissappointment at our room's very poor condition and cleanliness) ....it also has major potential to be a lovely graceful hotel...subject to a very very significant refit and refurb.
On the bad side...we booked over the internet and, on arrival, felt that based on the very poor state of repair of our room, which was very run-down (marked & stained walls etc), dirty with very old appliances and very very dated (vintage not heritage) decor, we could certainly not recommend it to others (at least at the rates currently being charged). In our view the hotel was not of the quality advertised, and the value for money was bad. This is not a luxury hotel, if you want a romantic getaway it is definetley not recommended - it would suffice if you want a roof over your head for a night.
We moved to another location the following day - $50 night cheaper and literally at least twice the quality right in the heart of Hobart's beautiful Battery Point. I would recommend consulting the Hobart Tourist Office and asking them to book you into a privately run B & B - you'll get much better value and not feel like you are staying in poorly maintained 1970's era country motel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Federation style hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hobart Rydges Hotel
- Rydges Hotel Hobart Tasmania