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“Great location; pleasant enough - but overpriced for a serviced apartment.”

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Salamanca Wharf Hotel
Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We stayed here on a Saturday night in a 'premium apartment'. The room looked chic and the bathroom was roomy and gorgeous, and the location is perfect for seeing the Salamanca Market and walking around Hobart.

However, for AUD $300 a night I was surprised by how 'no frills' the accommodation was. No view, no balcony. Basic tea and coffee were provided but nothing else which I thought was pretty stingy. Despite the name it's a serviced apartment rather than a hotel so apart from in-room stuff, there are no facilities (e.g. no room service etc). Probably more suited for a longer stay or business travellers. The room was well equipped with cooking facilities, minibar etc that we didn't use.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

To start with the good things
: super comfortable bed
: great location
Now for our disappointments
: this is not a hotel it is serviced apartments!
:it was overpriced for the accommodation in a "penthouse" I do not expect to crouch over to get to bed. I am an average height female ? I also expect to have reasonable space to store my clothes.
:for this price (nearing $400 per night) we would expect a lot more eg docking station, some biscuits for our coffee, or even breakfast provisions

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Stayed at this hotel recently and was most impressed. Lovely room, great bed, small kitchen. All smart and modern (beautiful hardwood floors!). Location good, near a supermarket if you want to pick up groceries. Be warned, though: none of the 'usual' services you might expect from a hotel, and very few staff (although they're very friendly). Great if you're independently-minded, can look after yourself, just want a little privacy and a nice room to sleep in.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank WhitleyLocal
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We stayed for four days in this very modern apartment hotel. The location is very convenient, being opposite the waterfront but no apartment has water views. Loved the bathroom, the bed was super comfortable, the washer dryer with washing powder provided was excellent, the kitchen area was very well designed and there are two TVs. The bedroom is not actually separate. I did not like the awful coathangers, nor did I like the long life milk. The colour scheme of red and brown in the curtains and sofa - not really appealing. Luckily we had an apartment with a pleasant view to the nearby park but some apartments would only see a wall. I would have liked one comfortable chair and perhaps an area rug as well as the leather sofa. The car stacking system is amazing and our medium SUV fitted very cosily into its allotted space.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Magic37
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

We booked online to stay a night in this apartment. No problem with that, and all ok with the 1 bed apartment, but the parking arrangements were a problem. It is advertises free onsite parking, which is true, unless...... you have a medium size SUV that won't fit under the roofline. On a Friday afternoon we had to park on the street in limited stay areas and then move the vehicle regularly until after hours when restrictions were lifted. Nothing in the venue information about this and it spoiled our initial enjoyment while we faffed around moving the car for a couple of hours. Be aware!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed in a penthouse overlooking the park opposite.It was well appointed with kitchen facilities, two televisions ,large bath and leather lounge suites.The king sized bed was extremely comfortable with room service daily.The walk to Salamanca place shops was a few minutes duration as was the wharf area. Beautiful shops abound as restaurants with magnificent food. Rockwall was excellent ! Visit the Mona gallery by ferry,buy a ticket on the double decker English bus valid for 3 days and visit other attractions such as the Cascade Brewery,female factory and botanical gardens.Breakfast can be had downstairs at the separate business if required. Very quiet location with slight glimpses of the water and Salamanca out of our window.Felt the rates are a little pricey for the room but we stayed over the Melbourne Cup period. Overall a good experience.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank julie5161
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I was forced to stay here on business recently as all hotels in Hobart were booked out.

I wasn't too disappointed when I found out, because of the great reviews it is getting, but I really don't see how it could possibly exceed expectations in any way. And now I read closely most of my negatives are in other reviews.

Now there isn't anything particularly wrong with it, but:
- it is a serviced apartment, not a hotel, so staff are few and far between. The cafe next door didn't seem aware that they were supposed to have a charge back arrangement to the apartment.
- all the bedrooms were on the corridors, and I could hear everybody getting in and out of the lifts very clearly.
- there is very little hanging space in the rooms.
- the ironing board is a joke and there is no decent mirror.
- the outlook from the room was quite unpleasant

It is a good sized apartment right next to Salamanca markets, and staff (when located) were very friendly and helpful. But it is certainly nothing special.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Address: 17A Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#10 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#14 Business Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: £140 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Salamanca Wharf Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 22
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