We stayed one night at the Prince of Wales hotel in two interconnected hotel rooms. The area (Battery Point) is brilliant, especially with kids. So close to Salamanca for the markets, and there is a gorgeous park with a big playground just down the road. Lots of food options in easy walking distance, and main shops about a kilometre down the road. Free parking. The bistro in the pub was buzzing, with quick and friendly service even on a busy Friday night. Don't get the seafood platter, though, the entire thing was crumbed and deep fried, even the mussels, shell and all!
Also on the positive side of things, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the price ($175 for five of us including continental breakfast) was unbeatable in that area. Breakfast included cereal, fruit, toast. The rooms were surprisingly inquiry, even on a Friday night with live music in the pub, we didn't hear anything.
On the negative side, the rooms were old, cold, draughty and dirty. The bathroom was so dirty, I really didn't want to shower in the morning. I couldn't bear to walk on the carpet barefoot, and the kettle started smoking and smelled ominously of burning cabbage when we turned it on. The rooms were draughty and didn't seem to be heated in any way - we were freezing. Easily our worst accommodation experience in Tasmania, and it is a pity, because with this location and a few improvements (and some attention paid to cleanliness) it could have been our best.
Although i loved this location, and the staff were great, I just can't recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Hobart's historic Battery Point, The Prince of Wales Hotel has twelve 3 star en-suite rooms, an 80 seat restaurant and a modern popular bar. Suitable for all travelers wanting a central location within easy walking distance of Hobart's main attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Prince Of Wales Hobart
- Prince Of Wales Hotel Hobart, Tasmania