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Grosvenor Court Apartments
Ranked #28 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We just stayed here over Easter 2013 and found it a great place to stay with everything you wanted nearby from supermarkets to restaurants and within walking distance to the city and Salamanca markets. I agree with some reviewers the beds are hard, however the place is clean and the 2 bedroom apartment we had, also had a great little kitchen. Would go back there in a heartbeat.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We wanted somewhere to stay for our last couple of nights in Tasmania and I literally stumbled on these apartments trawling through Trip Advisor. It was offering a two bed apartment for about £50 each a night which was a bargain so we booked it. We weren't expecting too much for the price but we were really surprised! It was a really well kept, good sized apartment in a nice block and not too far a walk into Salamanca where there were a lot of bars and eating places. The rooms were a good size and very comfy. The staff on reception were extremely helpful, and the laundry was very useful and convenient! A small and somewhat pointless observation is that it had a very slight 'old people's home' feel about it but it wasn't exactly a deal breaker! We were very impressed with these apartments and I have already recommended them to friends travelling to Hobart.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
2  Thank kittykook
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Adequate facilities in a recently refurbished studio apartment convenient to both Sandy Bay and Hobart. Kitchen facilities basic but adequate for a few days stay; excellent restaurants within easy walk. Bathroom dated but clean.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have a view of Mt Wellington.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Ocassi0nal_Traveller
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment middle floor very comfortable clean close to shops approx 5 min walk to supermarket and about 20 min to salamanca . Management helpful you could have clean towels each day if required we stayed in No.8 make use of the DVD library. Very quiet and spacious only problem I have is laundry doesn't open till 9am.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank daw001
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shagem2011, Front Office Manager at Grosvenor Court Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2013

Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 1 January 2013

We stayed here for one night and picked it because it was the only place available catering to a group of 4 people (we stayed in room 15).
The apartment was spacious, comfortable, simply decorated and I think the bathroom may had recently been renovated as it was modern decor that seemed a bit out of place with the basic nature of the apartment and chesterfield lounges.
The beds had nice, clean, modern bedding and I found mine comfortable (although I do like a harder mattress than some).
The property itself is an old-motel style with a common balcony/walkway past each room. I noticed the noise of other people talking/walking past the room does carry a bit and as it is a suburban street you get dogs barking, kids playing in neighbouring properties etc. There is ample parking both within the property and on the street if need be.
Reception was very helpful and stored our bags as we arrived early and when we came back we found them in the process of taking them up to our room. Reception closes at 6pm so do be aware of that if you've got a late check-in or want to borrow a DVD. Oh, and free wifi is included, which is great and was most welcome.
Location is great; as others have mentioned it is a very short walk to large supermarket, restaurants and bakeries/cafes and a long walk/short drive to the main centre of Hobart and Battery Point/Salamanca area.
It's not the Ritz but I would quite happily stay here again with a group as I felt it was pretty good value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

We stayed in #14 and found both beds very uncomfortable, probably the original matresses.
The location was close to everywhere we wanted to go after utilisising the basic kitchen facilities for our breakfast.
Overall the management have maintained the grounds and building well and with a few improvements could be a good choice for the future.
Value for money at the moment would have to be average.

Room Tip: Avoid #14 as the beds are so uncomfortable.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank bazil10
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

We stayed at this property five nights and there were some good points and some bad points.

The Good:
This property is in a great location, located one block back from the main road (Sandy Bay Road) so there is no traffic noise. It is in Sandy Bay and easy walking distance to a supermarket, cafes, restaurants and shops. We also found it a pleasant 15 minute (approximately) walk into the main centre of Hobart. Our studio apartment was pleasant enough although the decor, furnishings and bathroom are a little dated now.

The Bad:
On our first evening it was quite late when suddenly there was the most horrendous noise which sounded like a ships fog horn going off inside the room. We weren't sure what it was at first and then when it continued we figured out it was the water pipes rattling and vibrating when either the apartment next to us or above us (not sure which) turned their taps on (we were on the ground floor). Early (about 7.00am) the next morning when we were still in bed asleep it happened again. That morning we reported it to reception and she said she had heard something and would investigate. We discussed it for a while and said it could possibly be an airlock in the waterpipes. She said she would look at running all the taps to try and sort it. (Whether she did or not we don't know).

That night and the next morning there were no issues and we think this is probably because no one was in the offfending apartment that particular night because the next night it happened again and continued to happen morning and night for the rest of our stay. We couldn't report it to reception because it was a public holiday and it was closed, the day after this we had an early start and late finish going on a tour and reception was only open from about 8.30am to 6.00pm. Upon checking out we told reception (a different person this time) that we weren't impressed that an issue we reported after our first night hadn't been resolved. She apologised and said she just filled in for the owners and asked us for our email address and advised she would get the owners to email us. To date we have not received an email or any other contact.


So there are definitely some pro's and con's to staying at this property. You might need a set of ear plugs or ear defenders.

Room Tip: We were in studio apartment number 1.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shane B, Owner at Grosvenor Court Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. The issue that you reported on the first morning of your stay was dealt with immediately that morning by our staff. Our plumber was notified and spent a couple of hours at the property investigating. We understood that the problem had in fact been rectified that day. It wasn’t until your checkout that we were informed that the problem had occurred again. Once again we actioned this the following morning and our plumbers returned. We apologise and regret that this incident dampened your stay. We hope on your next visit to Hobart we can provide you with a more enjoyable stay and the service we pride ourselves on.

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Additional Information about Grosvenor Court Apartments

Address: 42 Grosvenor St | Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Hobart
#23 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: £75 - £205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grosvenor Court Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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