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Somerset on the Pier Hobart
Ranked #12 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

What a perfect setting, right over the pier, watching the boats come and go. Although, initially we found it hard to locate, once we got our bearings, we enjoyed our stay. The rooms are over 2 levels with very comfortable large bed, and a much appreciated heater. The apartments are warm and cosy with a great view over the port. We will definately come back!

  • Stayed: April 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 redshoes_007,

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at Somerset on the Pier; and our serviced apartments and central location were perfect for your stay in Hobart. We agree though it is cold this time of year, it is very relaxing to watch the boats come and go across the harbor in the comfort and warmth of your own apartment.

We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in town!

Warm regards,

Shannon R
Marketing Executive
Somerset on the Pier Hobart

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Ideally located on the pier, literally on the pier, open your blinds and you see water and boats - fantastic.
My only gripes are - due to the pier our airport transfer had to drop us a few blocks away, waiting in the cold for the transfer back to the airport was not fun.
- they were setting up for "Dark MOFO" a Mona inspired light show, and had a very strong light shinning intermittently throughout the night into our loft, waking up with a fright at 11:12pm was not ideal.
Overall the hotel, location, staff and people of Hobart were fantastic!!
Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: We were the last room, so only shared one wall with other guests and didn't hear any foot traffi...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear 987GRace987,

We are so pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us at Somerset on the Pier Hobart. We feel very fortunate to be located on Elizabeth St Pier and it is wonderful to read that you enjoyed waking up to the beautiful harbour each morning in the comfort of your apartment.

The Dark Mofo is truly an exciting event to attend, however we are sorry to read that you experienced a disrupted night’s sleep from the light show on the pier. Though it is too late for your current stay, do let our friendly Guest Service Team know if you would like to be moved to a quieter apartment and they will do their best accommodate this for you to ensure you have a restful nights sleep.

Thank you 987GRace987, we hope to see you again soon.

Warm regards,

Shannon R
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

This was our first stay at the Somerset, perfect for our needs, close to MONA ferry, Salamanca Market, lots of restaurants nearby. The accommodation is well laid out with bedroom upstairs with lounge/dining and small kitchenette downstairs with dishwasher and small fridge, although cooking utensils were a but sparse.
The bathrooms need upgrading as they look quite tired and as our stay was for about a week, housekeeping needs to clean this area more thoroughly on a daily basis.
Staff were friendly and courteous. Parking was good as we seemed to get one near the door everyday.
One problem we had when neighbours were running up and down the stairs - the vibration could be felt throughout the apartment, so this is something the owners need to consider when they renovate. I would recommend Somerset if you want to be near the dock.

Room Tip: If you can choose a room closer to the end of the Pier on the northern side - great views of the sun...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear 87Travellers,

Thank you for taking the time to provide Somerset on the Pier with a review of your recent stay. It is great to read that you were happy with the accommodation and service you received; and felt our waterfront location was perfect as a home base to explore beautiful Hobart. Do let us know next time you are staying with us if you experience noise issues from other apartments, as we would be only too happy to assist in making sure you have a comfortable stay.

You may be also pleased to know that Somerset on the Pier will be commencing a refurbishment of our apartments shortly, and are looking forward to sharing these exciting changes with our guests in the coming future.

Warm regards,

Shannon R
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I started staying at the Somerset in 1999, for business. Then returned in 2005 and have just had the pleasure of staying there for our 10th wedding anniversary during the past weekend.

I'm delighted to say that the Somerset is just as wonderful as ever.

The location is perfect, walking distance to everything we want in Hobart (MONA ferry, Salamanca Market, restaurants/bars/cafes) and the views from both sides of the hotel are stunning (Mt Wellington from one side; still, clear water with boats on the other).

The rooms are thoughtfully laid out - living area downstairs, bedroom upstairs. Perhaps a little renovation would be nice, but not necessary - all our creature comforts were more than met.

The team/staff are really friendly and helpful. Richard has been working there the whole 15 years that I've stayed and returned to the hotel!

I wouldn't choose to stay anywhere else in Hobart.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west side have views of Mt Wellington, every-changing. Rooms on the east side have bal...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, 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 Cam S,

Congratulations on your 10th wedding anniversary!

We feel honoured you chose to celebrate your wonderful milestone with us at Somerset.
It will be a pleasure to share your comments with Richard and the team, everyone will be so happy to know they contributed to your enjoyment on this special occasion.

From all the team at Somerset on the Pier, we hope to see you again soon!

Warm regards,

Shannon R
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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
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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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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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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
Marketing Executive
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: £114 - £253 (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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