We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great place to stay in Hobart”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Customs House Waterfront Hotel
Ranked #14 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in Hobart”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We were traveling as a group, and we really enjoyed this hotel. It is not fancy, but it is clean and in a great location. Breakfast was good, the pub at night is fun (although it makes the rooms noisy), and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Good location near the Salamanca Market and Lark Distillery.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank gso-fcoanytime
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

464 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    143
    221
    60
    20
    20
See reviews for
45
258
30
35
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (138)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Logan Village Queensland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Might not be anymore than 3 star accommodation but it is clean and comfortable...rates include breakfast which was great value, not overly fussed on the restaurant food but a great position close to the CBD and wharf area where the famous markets are held.

Room Tip: Hotel has a lift so any room would be ok.....however I think the hotel has live music on the week-en...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Debra W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Vienna, Austria
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I had the main course of crumbed scallops for $29
In short the scallops were very tiny, not properly crumbed in oil but soaked throughout in oil, and 3/4 plate full of useless fries with a small side salad. This place I had the impression had good meals but in my experience no
My wife said her seafood chowder was bland and her entree of Thai Fish Cakes are not that. More so Australian fish cakes as she is Thai.
We wasted our money!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Hans G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Australia
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Great location close to Salamanca Place and the waterfront. Staff are friendly and food is good pub fare - the seafood is a highlight. Rooms are fairly basic but adequate. Front rooms have views of the port area and out to the Derwent. Can be noisy when the pub downstairs is busy. Overall good value.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank sajehouse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I only stayed one weeknight but was delighted by the spacious room with sandstone fireplace and heritage features. The view is certainly worth asking for and the generous breakfast made a great start to the day. It's in a wonderful location for accessing Salamanca galleries and shops and just around the corner is the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and Maritime Museum.
The other reviews mentioned noise but I stayed on a Tuesday night which made for a peaceful night's sleep. The only gripe would be the shower heads (I like water saving) but it would be good to be able to get a little wet to get clean!
Otherwise a great hotel to get into the vibe of Hobart's rich history.

Room Tip: Ask for a view!
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Challispalace000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

My wife and I stayed for six nights we could not fault anything , the service was fantastic in every respect , the meals were great , the view from our window of the harbour was to die for , did,nt need the car to go to town , restaurants , boat trips or the Salamanka markets , everything was within easy walking distance , when we fly to Hobart again we would not consider staying at any other location , simply the best.
The only down side was we had to leave.

Room Tip: Book a harbour view room
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Paul M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Was given a room on the upper floor with a lovely view looking out over the harbour.

The room was clean, inexpensively furnished with old furniture, with an odd shaped bathroom (when you turn the shower on, water sprays outside of the shower area, so you either have to get in and sprayed with cold water while adjusting temperature, or get water everywhere as you can’t adjust the shower nozzle.) You can also stand under the shower and have a huge part of you not get wet!

Don’t expect to sleep even mid week (even with the window closed). The downstairs bar has outside seating with heaters resulting in lots of yelling and screeching until after the bar closes at 2am and the patrons finally move on.

There is a great selection for breakfast (cold and hot meals) which was included in the room rate.

If you are a partying person this place is great, however, if you like to get some sleep to recharge then look elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mamely
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Hobart hotels
0.3 mi away
Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart
0.2 mi away
RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
0.3 mi away
The Henry Jones Art Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Somerset on the Pier Hobart
0.4 mi away
Fountainside Hotel
Fountainside Hotel
#8 of 48 in Hobart
1,222 reviews
0.3 mi away
Lenna of Hobart
Lenna of Hobart
#10 of 48 in Hobart
519 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Customs House Waterfront Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Customs House Waterfront Hotel

Property: Customs House Waterfront Hotel
Address: 1 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Customs House Waterfront Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Customs House Waterfront Hotel est 1846, located on Hobart's waterfront, walking distance to Salamanca, historic Battery Point and the CBD. This hobart Hotel has 23 rooms, 2 bars and a popular seafood restaurant and VUE. All Rooms have queen beds, internet access, fridge, hair dryers, ensuite bathrooms, tv, desk and coffee making facilities.Some rooms have views overlooking the waterfront & docks. This Hobart hotel is heritage listed, but has been upgraded to a 3.5star level, keeping many original features including it's convict stone walls.The restaurant is very popular selling the local seafood aswell as local meat and produce. Vue is our new cocktail lounge and is available for private functions. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your Customs House Waterfront Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Customs Hotel Waterfront
Customs House Waterfront Hotel Hobart, Tasmania

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing