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“Perfect getaway in the sky”
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35 reviews
Sitting atop an 8 storey building
The deck at night - Huon Pine bath too
Huon pine craftsman's table for 10
Custom made king size bed, ensuite bathroom
Hobart at night from Avalon City Retreat
Superbly appointed kitchen
Anyone for a little moon gazing?
Custom made outdoor setting and our luxurious Huon Pine bath under the stars
The perfect spot for an Al Fresco meal
Ensuites complete with Waterford crystal glasses
Walk in shower rooms in ensuites
An amazing place to celebrate
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Hobart, Greater Hobart, Tasmania

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Travel325...
1 review
“Perfect getaway in the sky”
Reviewed 13 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Avalon City Retreat is a fabulous place to stay in the hobart sky! It allows you to experience a beautiful perspective of the hobart waterfront overlooking st davids path and the river derwent beyond. The pod is equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay. It hosts a fab sound system, deliciously comfortable bed and a practical kitchen for you to cook together. I would give this place my highest recommendations! Loved it!

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Liked best: Unique location and also loved that it was a small space with big views
Liked least: no negatives
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
14 Nov 2016
Thank you for such a lovely review of our "pod in the sky". We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back to discover more our town.
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Lyssiant
Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The definition of PENTHOUSE smack in the middle of Hobart City”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

What a hidden gem to stumble across along my travels to Hobart.

I really don't have much to say about the apartment in design other than if you go on the Avalon website and see all the professional photographs, the real thing is not far off! Refer to my photos as evidence but the place is just SUBLIME. It's spacious, premium in finishes and very very generous in it's offerings, from the huge dining table & oversized kitchen, to the outdoor jacuzzi & barbeque, to the art & sculptures, the hand-made vanities, to the huge hamper of food, most complimentary with a few luxury purchasable options for some added customisation. Oh.. did I mention the view & location? You are literally in the thick of hobart, right in the centre of the markets, waterside, and city centre. And that view.. check out my photos as they speak for themselves!

These guys have really thought hard about how to obtain that perfect balance so you can feel looked after every step of the way whilst still not being intruded so you can enjoy your personal space. For example, they have a special caterer (an actual restaurant) whom you can order meals from as room service and they will walk dinner over to your door.

Service is professional and personalised with a care which you would liken to someone welcoming you to their home. Whether it's Ellie in making your reservation, Amanda in helping you plan it all, or Courtney walking you through the room, there is always someone nearby genuinely wanting you to feel at home and comfortable in their space, which I might add they are EXTREMELY proud of :) (I would be too).

To the team at Avalon: thank you so much for taking my trip to that next level.. Upon reading your guestbook in the apartment, I know i'm not alone either and you are truly creating positive experiences for hungry travellers one visit at a time. Looking forward to seeing you again next time!

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Liked best: I couldn't discriminate against any one thing because it was all perfect.
Liked least: That I couldn't personally thank the lovely staff for their care as I had to leave early in the morning.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
29 Aug 2016
Dear Lyssiant,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such beautiful words about your experience at Avalon City Retreat. Attention to detail is what we're all about and it's so really rewarding to hear that these details contributed to making your luxury accommodation experience (and indeed your trip to Hobart) so exceptional! I will pass all your lovely words on to my team at the City Retreat and we very much look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in Hobart. Warm wishes
-Amanda
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katyth0ma...
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“Special and memorable.”
Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Thank you to the wonderful designers of this fabulous accommodation. We had my husband's 40th birthday party here and it was just perfect. The staff were so very friendly and accommodating and the quality of the experience was top notch.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Aug 2016
Hello Katy, we're so pleased to hear that Avalon City Retreat was the perfect place to celebrate your husband's 40th birthday! Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely words about the Retreat. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to welcome you back again one day soon! Very best wishes - Amanda
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iain g
1 review
“What an amazing place”
Reviewed 23 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We were wanting somewhere special to hold my brothers 40th birthday party. Avalon City retreat was perfect for a small gathering, with spectacular views, privacy like no other and best yet accommodation for them to stay after the guest have left was just perfect.

There was complimentary food and drink as well and we were left feeling we were in a world away from everyone else with 360 degree views throughout the pod.

What an amazing place right in the centre of Hobart.

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Liked best: The amazing views
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
1 Aug 2016
Dear Iain, we're so pleased to hear that you loved your experience at Avalon City Retreat! It's so lovely to hear that your family had a wonderful time celebrating your brother's birthday and that you enjoyed all the extra complimentary inclusions during your stay at 'The Pod'. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such lovely words about your stay with us and we do hope to welcome you back again one day soon! Very best wishes -Amanda
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Rosalie G
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“special”
Reviewed 19 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

An amazing place to stay.
Excellent staff available for advice and introduction.
Very well appointed apartment.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 May 2016
Dear Rosalie, thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay at Avalon City Retreat. It was a pleasure working with you and I do hope our paths cross again some time soon! Very best wishes, Amanda.
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BobCotgro...
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“Luxury pad overlooking Hobart and the Derwent estuary”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Our daughter and son combined to give my wife and I an accommodation voucher for the Avalon City Retreat in Hobart. We decided that we should use the voucher to celebrate Gloria's 75th birthday on 30 March.
We invited a few of our friends to share the experience with us and could not have been more pleased with both the company and the superb environment of the "pod" on the rooftop of one of Hobart's high rise office blocks.
The welcome from Amanda was highly efficient and informative and helped make the occasion very special. The breathtaking views, the minimalist yet attractive artworks and furnishings and the luxuriously appointed bedrooms added to the enjoyment of the event. It helped also that Hobart produced a stunningly beautiful autumn afternoon, night and morning to complement the gorgeous apartment and environs.
We could not have hoped for a better facility to make the whole day more memorable, and we thank the management of Avalon City retreat for providing such a wonderful venue.

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Liked best: The stunning views and interesting artworks
Liked least: Nothing on this occasion, although had we been on our own I would have liked to have had a CD player available.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
8 Apr 2016
Dear Bob, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely words about your experience at Avalon City Retreat. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you in the planning of Gloria's 75th birthday event and I'm so pleased that the City Retreat turned on the amazing autumn light to mark the occasion! It's always very special for me when I hear about the treasured family memories our guests create and share at Avalon City Retreat, so thank you and I wish you and Gloria all the very best. Warmest wishes, -Amanda, Avalon City Retreat
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MarydHoba...
Hobart
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exceptional place to stay in Hobart.”
Reviewed 23 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We booked the Avalon City Retreat penthouse as a special treat for our daughter's 40th birthday celebration. Right from the first booking, the service and communication was excellent.
The penthouse is wonderfully designed, with 2 luxury king bedrooms (each with well appointed bathroom). The views from every window are unique - looking out over Hobart waterfront, city and Mount Wellington. The living area is spacious and beautifully appointed with everything needed to host a party or dinner celebration. Management left some lovely surprise treats and went over and above in quality of breakfast provisions etc.
The BBQ/deck area is spacious, and has plenty of room for guests, and the balcony overlooking St. David's Park provides beautiful views of the Derwent River, Battery Point and beyond.
The decor is really great, with some fascinating artefacts which perfectly complement the modern furnishings. The beds are something akin to sleeping on a cloud, and the choice of pillows is amazing.
There is secure parking for two cars.
I could go on and on, but suggest that readers find out for themselves - they will not be disappointed.

Thank you SO much for the perfect venue, which resulted in a memory we and our daughter, family and friends will never forget.

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Liked best: Everything - Chocolate pudding!
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
26 Jan 2016
Dear Margaret, thank you so much for taking the time to write such wonderful words about your experience with us at Avalon City Retreat. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you, your family and of course the wonderful birthday girl! One of the best things about my role with Avalon Retreats is being able 'reveal' Avalon City Retreat as a surprise on special occasions! What a treat is was seeing your daughters face when she reached the top of the stairs! I'm so pleased that your family enjoyed the experience and that you have made such fond memories at Avalon City Retreat and I do hope to welcome you all back again one day. Warm wishes -Amanda
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