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Salamanca Inn
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2009

My husband and I had 8 nights at Salamanca Inn in a 1 bedroom apartment.

We were pleased with nearly all aspects of our stay -staff we had contact with were superb, apartment was spacious and clean with all necessary equipment, daily cleaning and supply of bathroom and kitchen amenities were appreciated, and the location was excellent for all the activities happening between Xmas and New Year on the waterfront.

Only complaints were -
Lack of airconditioning which meant we needed windows open at night and with apartment overlooking two carparks noise could be a nuisance.
Time charged local calls on the telephone -
Slowness of the T.V. remote and the in-room Computer.
High charge for the computer - even if only 10 mins needed to check emails the charge was for 1 hour at $5.50 - therefore the Internet cafe just behind the Inn was great at $1 for 10 mins with extra fast connection.

However if in Hobart again we would definitely return to Salamanca Inn mainly for its great location and wonderful staff

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank raevalda
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Reviewed 26 October 2008

We enjoyed the Salamanca Inn for its convenient location in Hobart and friendly staff. It's a nice bonus to have a washer handy on a long trip, and this was especially appreciated. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the property is in need of a renovation, but we found it to be very clean, and it had what we needed.

It's easy to walk from the hotel to the street market, restaurants, shops, and other attractions. We found no problem with noise outside the hotel, but we were there in the off-season and during the week, so maybe it's quite different at other times.

If in Hobart on another trip, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed 3 June 2008

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment a few weeks ago. We are a family of five. The hotel is in a fantastic location and the staff are excellent. My only complaint is that the rooms are very dated with a grotty looking bathroom. The room was serviced daily which was great but all the equipment is old. The tv's were old as were the kitchen appliances. I would class it as 3 star - definately not 4.5 star.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank spyderweb
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Reviewed 15 May 2008

The Salamanca Inn is up the street from the famous Saturday Salamanca Market. Hobart is a great town and we stayed near the waterfront. Close to tours, the visitor center, transportation, and restaurants. The inn provides a full kitchen, modern room with cable TV, in-room computer, a laundry room on the same floor, and lots of closet space. The location is great and the Saturday market was terrific. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2007

We have just returned from a 7 night holiday in Hobart, staying in a 2 bedroom suite (Room 306) at the Salamanca Inn.

THE ROOM
The apartment was the perfect size for our family (2 adults and 2 children aged 5 and 8) and included an equipped galley kitchen with all appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. The only improvements to the kitchen set-up I would recommend is the inclusion of a sharp knife, a large pot (for boiling pasta) and a colander.

The main bedroom was upstairs, was huge and included a TV and in-room electronic safe. The bathroom was also upstairs and quite large as well. There was more than enough room to hang all our towels and wet swimming costumes - great!

The kids room was downstairs, just off the lounge room area which had sofas, a large TV, coffee table and dining table and chairs. Also there was a balcony which afforded some glimpse of the water, where the kids loved eating their dinner. The 2nd bedroom was quite small but fitted 2 single beds, luggage and a built in wardrobe comfortably enough.

The best thing about staying in this apartment was that it was serviced daily by the very friendly and efficient housekeeping staff. Our beds were made and the kitchen was wiped down even though I had done them already!

Since there are about 15 stairs to negotiate to get to the bathroom, I wouldn't recommend the room to families with very young children and/or the elderly.

The beds were comfortable and during our stay, were all replaced with brand new Sleepmaker Miracoils!

The only downside of this room was the noise factor. Our room overlooked the hotel carpark as well as a public carpark and the rear of several restaurants/bars in Salamanca Place. This meant that in the evening we had loud party/drunk/happy people noises as well as that of car hoons. And then after closing time, we had the noise of empty bottles and rubbish being thrown into the large industrial bins.

THE HOTEL
The staff were all fantastic, friendly and helpful. We were able to check-in early and the facilities of the hotel were excellent.
The roof-top swimming pool and spa is very small but was sufficient for our needs. The kids just loved having a swim in the late evening and thought it was a real treat.

We ate in the Hotel's restaurant one night, and the food was very good and reasonably priced and included lots of local produce. Children's meals were $10.50 which included dessert.

However being so close to Salamanca Place and Sandy Bay and within walking distance to the CBD, we may not have eaten at the restaurant if our accommodation package had not included a $50 restaurant voucher.

We had a fantastic holiday in Hobart.
I would recommend Salamanca Inn to anyone for it's fantastic location and hospitality.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled with family
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1  Thank tric0660
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Reviewed 1 June 2007

Salamanca is the place to stay when in Hobart. Close to all the cafes and waterfront. You can still stroll into the city for some shopping or for business.

The Property is well located, but it needs some work. The furnishings are tired and carpet needed a good clean. The small restaurant is good and the food is good quality.

Overall you won't be disappointed, but you won't feel completely satisfied either.

I would probably stay someone when next in Hobart.

Stayed: June 2007
Thank John W
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Reviewed 18 January 2007

Our family group of 6 (my husband and I, 2 children aged 8 and 10 and my elderly parents) were recently booked into the Salamanca Inn for 4 nights as part of our 2 week Tasmanian holiday. It is excellently situated in the Salamanca tourist precinct within walking distance of amenities. However, while the location, car parking, pool, restaurant, free laundry availability were all positive, we were less than happy with the apartment itself. Through our travel agent, we had been booked a "3 bedroom apartment". What a disappointing choice. Though the agent should take the rap for not choosing better for our group's particular needs, (which is what I was advised by staff on enquiring if there might be a single level alternative) this place could do with a real injection of customer care. For six people the space was barely adequate. The apartment consisted of a small but functional kitchenette, a poky living room with shabby furniture and not exactly 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom was located 15 steps up from the living area! The bathroom was adjacent to this. Due to my parents age and physical condition we gave this room to them as they required the bathroom during the night and could hardly be expected to safely climb up and down 15 stairs. My husband and I therefore took the second bedroom which had twin beds. This was cramped and airless. The "3rd bedroom" for the children was a half-partitioned doorless alcove off the living room which just fitted a double bunk bed. Other irritations: Though there were six of us there were only 4 chairs at the dining table which had to be pulled out from the wall each time so we could fit around it. The children sat on the floor around the coffee table to eat. The living room and children's alcove lighting was all on the one switch so when it was lights out for the kids it was lights out for all of us, like it or not. The bathroom had a shower over the bath, and my mother fell while stepping in as there was no rail or similar to hold on to. While upset, thankfully she was not injured. Also, being an older place the bathroom had no ventilation fan. Bad news. All this and supposedly 4 star! My overall impression was that the customer's needs at Salamanca Inn were at the bottom of the priority list. Thank goodness compensation was to be found in the very beautiful city of Hobart itself!

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Salamanca Inn

Address: 10 Gladstone Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Hobart
#6 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#7 Business Hotel in Hobart
#11 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: £107 - £270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Salamanca Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Salamanca Inn is a 4.5 star all suite hotel located on the doorstep of the iconic Salamanca Place on the colourful waterfront of Hobart. Indulge in the historical ambience of this area, lined with plane trees and 1830s sandstone Georgian warehouses converted to Hobart's best restaurants, cafes, bars, galleries & speciality shops. All of Hobart's famous landmarks are within a short stroll of the hotel including, historical Sullivans Cove & Battery Point, Salamanca Market (Saturday only), St David's Park, Parliament House, and the city centre. Salamanca Inn offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel, but with the facilities of a much larger establishment. This includes the licensed bar and restaurant, 24 hour reception, swimming pool & spa, dry cleaning service, undercover & secure parking, laundry, wireless broadband internet, conference rooms and secretarial services. All suites offer a superior level of comfort featuring contemporary spacious open plan living area, Fully Equipped kitchen, luxurious bathroom, beautiful Tasmanian Oak and leather furnishings, Tasmanian Artwork, full size desk and 15 Foxtel Channels. Two bedroom suites offer a mezzanine floor and private balcony. One Bedroom suites contain personal computers with access to wireless broadband and 46 inch LCD TVs. ... more   less 
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