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Somerset on the Pier Hobart
Ranked #12 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

The staff here are the stand out. They are kind, chatty, and helpful. It's like being welcomed home!!
The room was also great and in the best location. I didn't use the wi-fi but I did see they had some available.
I would definitely stay here again, especially during Taste Festival or if wanting to catch the ferry to MONA.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear travellots79,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with our TripAdvisor community. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us at Somerset on the Pier Hobart. It will be a pleasure to share your review with our Guest Service Team; they will be very happy to hear that you felt at home during your stay, as they take great pride in making sure guests have a memorable experience.

If you are visiting Hobart for the Taste Festival, we hope you will come back and visit us again too!

Warm regards,

Shannon R
Marketing Executive
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

On our third trip to Hobart we stayed one night at Somerset before meeting family elsewhere in Hobart and how I envy the reviewer who stayed there for a week.
We own a houseboat and staying at Somerset with its proximity to the water made us feel very much at home.
The location is perfect and the suites are fully self contained and very well appointed and comfortable. The guest lounge with its PC and printer is a bonus.
We would not consider staying anywhere else in Hobart and will come back.

Room Tip: I hear what other reviewers say about noise but we had no problem. I would go for the north facing r...
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear Graeme J,

Thank you for sharing your Somerset experience with our Trip Advisor community. What a wonderful way to describe our unique location on the waterfront - a houseboat on land! We are delighted to read that you found our serviced apartments one of the best places you have stayed at in Hobart and felt our facilities were perfect for your needs.

From all the team at Somerset, we look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in town!

Warm regards,

Shannon R
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

When your traveling all throughout the day there is nothing more pleasant than entering a hotel and be greeted with a huge smile and kind words! Staff is really amazing!
The location was awesome, facing the pier and the room was very pleasant.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear Ciganitazinha,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Somerset on the Pier Hobart. It is fantastic to read you had an enjoyable stay and our friendly Guest Service Team made such a positive impression on you. It will be a pleasure to share your comments with the team; as they take great delight in making sure every guest has an enjoyable experience.

Thank you Ciganitazinha, we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Warm regards,

Shannon R
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The Hotel is located in a great spot on the Pier at the bottom of Elizabeth Street in Hobart. There are numerous quality restaurants and cafes located nearby. Check in was quick and friendly. Parking may be an issue as they have allocated parks in front of the pier and there did not appear to be as many parks as there are apartments. Their are 3 or 4 extra parks out on the pier just down from reception. The Apartments are comfortable and very large. The lower floor was dedicated to the bathroom, kitchenette and living area. The bedroom was located upstairs on the mezzanine floor. The hairdryer was adequate and the bed was comfortable. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear Adrian M,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent stay at Somerset on the Pier Hobart. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our unique location right on the harbour and had a pleasant stay with us. We feel very fortunate to be close to all the excitement and sites Hobart has to offer, and hope you enjoyed getting and out and about to explore our beautiful city.

We appreciate your comments regarding the limited parking at our property; due to our central location parking is very restricted in Hobart. If you choose to stay with us again, please feel free to contact our Guest Services Team who would be only too happy to assist with alternative parking options close to the property.

From all the team at Somerset we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Warm regards,

Shannon R
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We recently stayed a week at Somerset on the Pier. The staff were amazing. Every single member of staff was friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to look after us and make us feel at home.
Although needing a refurbishment (and apparently that is about to happen) the apartment was well appointed and comfortable. Some parts were a bit worn, but everything was functional.
We found the position perfect.It is right in the middle of Hobart, with stunning views from our lounge and balcony of the boats at the docks. Our apartment faced north, so the autumn sunlight warmed us beautifully. The staff organised free parking so we had no additional costs. We shopped at the nearby supermarket and made half our meals in the kitchen. We appreciated having a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer in the apartment. The guest lounge has a computer and printer which makes printing boarding passes handy.
The restaurants, below and within a very short walk, give an amazing range of foods to choose from. All the main interests of Hobart city are within walking distance. The MONA ferry leaves from the wharf next door.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will always stay there when in Hobart in future.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms facing north.
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear Wanderer039,

Thank you for sharing your review with us, we feel privileged to read that Somerset on the Pier is your recommended choice of accommodation for people travelling to Hobart. We are so happy you enjoyed all aspects of your stay from our unique waterfront location, our friendly staff and our fully-equipped contemporary apartments. We couldn’t agree more, the view from the balcony is truly beautiful!

It will provide us great pleasure to share your wonderful feedback with our Guest Service Team at Somerset, they will be so pleased to know they contributed to the enjoyment of your stay. You are indeed correct, we are about to commence a refurbishment program of our apartments and are looking forward to sharing these exciting changes with our guests in the coming future.

Thank you Wanderer039, we hope to welcome you back to Somerset again soon.

Warm regards,

Shannon R
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The location of this hotel is fantastic. Right on the harbour, 100 metre walk to the Mona ferry, and a 5 minute walk to the Salamanca restaurants and the city. The rooms are clean and have everything you need for a one bedroom self contained apartment. Our view was over the Salamanca area, not the harbour, which was a nice outlook. Half of the apartments however sit above outdoor dining areas of restaurants below the hotel. The noise of the dining area carries very easily above. The walls of the apartments are also paper thin, so you will hear doors closing and movements around apartments of your neighbours. The location is worth putting up with the noise, however if you are looking for a quiet place to stay, then this is not for you.

Room Tip: Room 18 is above the end of the restaurant area and facing the Salamanca side of the harbour. If yo...
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear SusieMc13,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Somerset on the Pier with our Trip Advisor community. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and were impressed with our unique location on Elizabeth St Pier.

Thank you also for providing feedback to the community on our apartment designs, which are loft style and its great advice to request a quieter apartment if you are not used to staying in centrally located accommodation.

We hope to welcome you back next time you are in Hobart!

Warm regards,

Shannon R
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Lovely and quaint place. Extraordinary views from our room. Comfortable bed and pillows. very close to Salamanca market as well as the Cbd. Really enjoyed our stay. Restaurants are closely. Try the DACI and DACI bakery closely for breakfast. Fish frenzy cafe was within the same complex as the 'Pier' and the food was lovely and fresh.

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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear Chris W,

Thank you for taking time to provide Somerset on the Pier Hobart with a review of your recent experience. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed a comfortable stay in our serviced apartments and loved our location overlooking the water.

We agree Daci and Daci bakery is a great spot for breakfast! From all the team at Somerset, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Warm regards

Shannon R
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Somerset on the Pier Hobart

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Address: Elizabeth St Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia (Formerly Oakford)
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#15 Business Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: £127 - £268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset on the Pier Hobart 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a conversion of a 1930s pier building, award-winning Somerset on the Pier is the epitome of old world charm mixed with contemporary style. Located on the shores of Hobart’s waterfront, each serviced apartment boasts beautiful panoramic views of the River Derwent and historic Sullivan’s Cove. Somerset offers 56 one bedroom and family apartments with complimentary wireless internet, fully-equipped kitchenettes, contemporary decor; and a loft-style design exuding space and comfort, perfect for both the business or leisure traveller. Offering a welcome alternative to a hotel, Somerset is the ideal accommodation for a weekend away or an extended stay. Hobart’s central business district, restaurants, shopping precincts and main attractions including Salamanca Place, home to the famous Salamanca Market, Battery Point, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art - MONA are all on your door step. Hobart is one of Australia’s most picturesque capital cities and Somerset on the Pier is the gateway to exploring everything the city has to offer. ... more   less 
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