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Customs House Waterfront Hotel
Ranked #15 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed at Customs House for 5 nights. The rooms are quite simple, perfect for people out and about not spending their days in there. It is above the pub so can get a little loud at night but you can ask about than when booking.
Across the road from Salamanca so get position for the markets and eating out. Breakfast was included into the cost and overall and really nice place to stay. The meals in the bar were rustic, yummy and really well priced.

We would stay there again.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

If your planning a short getaway I highly recommend staying at the Customs House Hotel. This hotel is situated in the best location, walking distance to Salamanca Market - must see, Battery Point (shipwrights hotel - must drink!!) plenty of great restaurants and the CBD. Hobart has all this to offer and it's all very accessible. Hire a car it's easy to get around if you want to travel a little further, go with friends you will have a blast. Highly recommend Customs House Hotel

Room Tip: Room 11 - great views of the water
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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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
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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...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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!

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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.

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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.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Customs House Waterfront Hotel

Address: 1 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: £73 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Customs House Waterfront Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Customs House Waterfront Hotel, built in 1846, has been owned by the Jubb family since 1992. The Jubb’s are 5th generation hoteliers with owners Paul and Karen managing the hotel alongside their children Robert and Emily. Located 2 minutes walk from the Salamanca Markets, Brooke St Pier, Constitution Dock, Pennicott’s Tours, the ferry to MONA Museum and Hobart’s shopping precinct, we have the perfect location for your Waterfront getaway in Hobart. Customs House Hotel is an icon in Hobart. Built in 1846 for one of the early settlers, Charles Gaylor, whose name is carved into the front copping stone, it was named after Customs House (now Parliament House) next door. Affectionately called the “Chop House” it was, and still is, known for a good meal and a soothing ale. We offer 30 warm and charming accommodation rooms upstairs. All recently renovated with new bathrooms and furnishings, the rooms offer a touch of modern in a historic setting. ... more   less 
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