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Salamanca Terraces
Ranked #14 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Overall the one bedroom apartment had an average amount of space and was reasonably clean. Housekeeping will make up rooms/change linen each day if required. Location is excellent, very close to Salamanca Place with all its restaurants and shops. The downside of this is the noise from the street - like other reviewers I too heard the bottles at 4am followed by a street sweeper truck which sounded like a Boeing 747 outside the window at 5am. Not the most relaxing start to the day!

I also found the bed to be very hard, probably not much different from sleeping on the floor. I would not recommend Salamanca Terraces to other travellers until the reviews indicate that new, more comfortable beds have been installed.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Brizvegan
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

My apartment was spacious, the carpet had been renewed and the location was great for nightlife and the weekend market. That was he good news.

Bottles were collected at 4:00 am (or maybe that's when restaurants put them out), party noise continued through the night or at least until the street cleaning crew arrived at 5:00am and nearby building works started early.

The apartment furnishings were old and uncomfortable, service staff missed obvious things and there was no desk or working space other than the dining table.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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5  Thank AussieStrategist
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Good location, but found the "studio apartment" was more correctly is a "motel room with a microwave and sink". Very small. No air condtioning, and the blurb says that windows open so that "guests can experience the fresh Tasmanian air" - OK< but we actually experienced street noise, petrol and diesel fumes!

We looked at a one bedroom apartment while the cleaners were there, and it was much nicer, so perhaps don't stay in a studio unless you know what to expect. And a room at Lennna of Hobart is probably a better choice for the same money.

No issues with housekeeping, they were efficient and friendly; except that the window sills were very grubby with dirty fuel residuals.

Room Tip: Studio not reccommended.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Mariner2
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Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

Fantastic spot as so close to Salamanca Market and great restaurants. The 2 bedroom apartment was spacious and had everything a family of 4 needed. The negatives were that external noises and a very hard bed made it hard to sleep and the rooms could have been a bit cleaner - dirty marks on light switches and around door handles.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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2  Thank Jane C
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

location is good,except for the street sweeper at 5 am every morning,bathroom was not cleaned properly,notified reception,but nothing eventuated. not good value for money, beds are hard,very uncomfortable,would never stay here again

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank stormgrass
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

We stayed three nights in The Salamanca Apartments while visiting Hobart from interstate, in a 2 bedroom Apartment with our baby and 3yo.
THE LOCATION – great location: The Apartments is an understated building with no reception area as it is run out of the historic Lenna of Hobart across the road. The building is neat, clean and tidy, and very well located on the corner of Salamanca Place. This Battery Point/Salamanca location is great...our room (#304) had glimpses of the harbour (but mainly just overlooked adjacent buildings), and is less than 150m to the Salamanca Market location, and just steps to the countless restaurants of the Salamanca area. A convenience store is located about 150m down Salamanca Place, which is handy for food, drinks etc, especially when staying in a self-catering apartment. Takeaway options include Vietnamese, pizza/pasta, indian and more. (Tip: we asked the upmarket Rockwall restaurant just a short walk down Salamanca Place if they would do takeaway for us, so that we could enjoy a yummier dinner without the hassle of taking out the children, and they were extremely obliging (and great food)).
THE APARTMENT – big and roomy but very 1990’s: the 2-bedroom apartment we stayed in was two story, with two incredibly large bedrooms upstairs. The main bedroom featured a Queen sized bed, TV and small balcony (too small to be of any value other than to let the fresh air in). The main bedroom was so large it could easily have fit 2-3 rollout beds into it if need be, in addition to the Queen bed. The second bedroom had two single beds and again, had heaps of extra floor space for additional roll-outs. The apartment came with three roll-out beds hidden away in the wardrobes for easy access if required. Also upstairs was a laundry (see comment below), and one bathroom. The main downside of the apartment was that it did only have the one bathroom (no ensuite), which would be a negative for larger families. For travellers with younger children, the internal stair-case is carpeted with a handrail, both good features for children; and the bathroom has a combined shower-bath. Reception mentioned a gate was available for the top of the stairs if needed, which we didn’t.
Downstairs, was a second toilet, under-stair storage cupboard ideal for strollers etc, fully equipped kitchen (including mini-bar products in the fridge and a microwave, toaster and dishwasher), and open plan dining and lounge area. The décor was very 1990’s, but neat and tidy.

CLEANLINESS – at first glance, everything appeared very neat and tidy but upon further inspection I was a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the room, with several hairs on the floor of the bathroom (clearly had therefore not been mopped or vacuumed) and the grout in need of a good scrub with a toothbrush, plus crumbs in all of the kitchen drawers. The crockery went straight into the dishwasher before we used it, as it appeared of dubious cleanliness. The room was missing tea towels and had a broken lock on the entry door, both of which staff were quick and amiable in addressing when bought to their attention.
BED – horrible: the main bed was one of the most UNcomfortable I have ever slept on in my life. Not only was it too soft and squishy, but the electric blanket under the fitted sheet had tightly spaced, extremely prominent ridges along the entire surface which I could feel digging into my body all night long! Under the electric blanket, the mattress was covered in plastic and (despite not using the electric blanket) my husband and I felt an unpleasant ‘sweaty’ sensation as a result, much like sleeping in a hospital bed (yuck). My sleep quality was so poor I would think twice before choosing to stay here again, simply for this reason – which is a shame as the location and size are great.
LAUNDRY – just a note on this: the laundry features a combined front-loader washer & dryer, which we thought was fantastic until we realised the dryer was a ‘steam’ dryer and all our clothes came out damp, so don’t do as we did and put on a load before bedtime expecting nice dry clothes in the morning, as you’ll be disappointed! An airer is provided to hang the clothes on to let them air-dry). No laundry powder was provided.
Heating - rooms were nice and warm despite the cold weather outside, and the wall-mounted heating units could be adjusted or turned on/off.
Service & Staff - reception staff over at The Lenna (where we also spent two nights – see my review if interested) were lovely and friendly. Any interaction with staff at the apartments themselves was also fine, and we generally found all people in Hobart to be notably lovely and friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

The location is very convenient to the Salamanca market, and it was enjoyable getting up and going a browse. The hotel room was clean and comfortable. It was the essentials like shower facilities that needed to be improved, as the water pressure was poor. I was surprised there was no air conditioning, even though in September this wasn't really an issue. I would expect hotels at this end of the market to offer air conditioning as standard. While the room is nice I would not call it modern, and this surprised me upon entry to the room. I feel the room may have been overpriced, and was wishing I looked around further before committing.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank billy35_12
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Address: 93 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Hobart
Price Range: £96 - £224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Salamanca Terraces 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Salamanca Terraces offers modern self contained and fully serviced accommodation located right on Salamanca Place in the picturesque and historic Sullivan’s Cove waterfront precinct of Hobart.The stylish contemporary apartments include Studios, 1 Bedroom apartments, 2 Bedroom Townhouses, 2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom apartments and 1 Bedroom Penthouse apartments. The 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and Penthouse Apartments have fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. The Penthouse Apartments and 2 Bedroom Townhouses also have balconies.Rooms are serviced daily and we cater for both overnight and long term stays. Foxtel TV and High speed Broadband Internet is available in all rooms. Salamanca Terraces also offer FREE off-street parking. ... more   less 
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