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Motel 429
Ranked #20 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Mackay, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable stay with great service”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Motel 429 was very clean, comfortable and the staff were extra friendly. We stayed for 2 nights and would highly recommend. Location was really great. Only downfall is there is no restaurant but close to others.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed three nights in a second floor standard room. This was clean, freshly decorated and well furnished; the queen bed was particularly comfortable. Our room had a small balcony with room (just) for two to sit out. The bathroom is very small with a WC, basin and sit bath with shower over, but again very clean, freshly decorated and comfortable. Equipped with a fridge, toaster, kettle and microwave. All bed linen and towels was good quality and nicely laundered. Superior room with refitted bathrooms and air conditioning (but no balcony) are available at extra cost.

The standard rooms are furthest away from the road, which can be a bit noisy, especially at peak times, but this did not concern us. The motel is opposite the esplanade and a small beach. Buses for the city centre stop close by.

We thought this motel offered good value and we were very comfortable.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2013

We keep coming back to this motel. Love the fact that we can park the car outside and just get up and go in the mornings. We stayed in one of upgraded self-contained family rooms this time. Motel is always clean and very comfortable. Loved the little kitchen, after several days of eating out three meals a day it was great to be able to prepare some simple meals in the room and relax in comfort.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

we stayed there for two nights and had a pleasant experience :) good shower on the bath but you need to do large step as the bath is quite high and comfy bed though.
staff were very helpful and the atmosphere was very relaxing.

Well, if you want to find place to eat , there is some restaurants in wrest point or walk little bit to Chinese restaurant at the same road.

Room Tip: try to find a room which not facing the car park.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

A short 5 day trip to Tassie. Found motel online, easy booking, friendly reception....room quirky (bed under the stairs offerred proand basic but clean, and snug and in good repair. Inexpensive continental breakfast...Exercise equipment with a view over the harbour. Walking distance to Wrest Point ...if you need it.

Room Tip: Worthwhile checking where your room is located...a ground floor room suited us with direct access to...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 December 2012 via mobile

I stayed in one of the rooms at ground level facing the car park. It was comfortable and excellent for my needs. And I would ask for the same room again if travelling with my family. The only suggestion I would make to the proprietors would be to consider some way of maintaining better privacy for the big windows facing the car park - perhaps net curtains - because vertical blinds just don't work - they are either fully open (exposed) or fully closed. Some signage in the car park wouldn't go astray either - reminding patrons and guests to minimise noise when departing prior to 4am. Perhaps sometime into the future double glazed windows might be an option..... but at $135 per night, the rooms were a bargain in my opinion.

Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

We were in an older self contained unit without airconditioning. Also had a shower over a bath which required a very big step up (chosen by travel agent). Good laundry facilities. Great location. Lift to all rooms. We were lucky that it wasn't too hot, but at the height of summer this could be a problem. There are also many more airconditioned and renovated rooms which we would have chosen instead if we had known. Across the road from Wrest Point Casino which we walked to for dinner. Cafes close. Very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Motel 429
Address: 429 Sandy Bay Rd | Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#17 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel 429 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Motel 429, located 42.9 Degrees South and perfectly positioned on the waterfront in beautiful Sandy Bay.Centrally located amongst some of Tasmania's fine Southern attractions, opposite the entertainment and restaurants of Wrest Point Casino. Offering a variety of deluxe queen rooms and deluxe self contained rooms. Free and ample parking. Overlooking the pictureque River Derwent. Free parking on site. Free WIFI. ... more   less 
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Motel 429 Hobart, Tasmania

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