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RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I stayed here on business for a few days and chose this hotel just to try something different. I've stayed at a few other 4/5 star hotels in Hobart but usually stick to the larger chains.

I gave this hotel 5/5 as it really is one of Hobart's best options, but it definitely is work in progress. Check-in was fine but the current location does feel, somehow, "temporary" - and I found that I was having to drag out information that's usually automatically given to you - e.g. where and how breakfast work.

The rooms are definitely the high point - the decor is a little bland but certainly finished to a high standard. The appartments are just the right size (I found) and a nice change from your typical "room". Most of all I found it incredibly good value for money - especially the deluxe appartments with great views and spa bath on the balcony.

Breakfast is more like the reception area - it was very empty each time I went, with appropriately not all that much on offer - would be a shame to throw so much away each day! Again I found the service a little inconsistent - nothing to complain about but am sure this will improve.

The public areas do feel a little sparse - again I didn't find out exactly what's happened to this hotel but it had been built/renovated by one owner and then sold on to the current organisation that is now running it. The gym doesn't have an amazing feel about it, but has brand new, top of the range equipment.

I did like the location - it's centrally placed unlike most of the hotels which tend to be at either end of town. I would certainly consider staying here next time, especially when it will be up and running at full steam.

Room Tip: Do go for the best category your budget will allow, as you won't regret it.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

We stayed in a very spacious one bedroom apartment and were very impressed with the whole experience here. Check in was prompt and friendly, staff were very helpful. The apartment had a large living area with kitchen, dishwasher and laundry, a really big bathroom with a separate shower and lovely deep bath. Everything was fresh and really clean too. The king size bed was very comfy. We ate at Charcoal, the restaurant attached to the hotel and it was great too.
This hotel is great value especially if you are a RACV member. It is right in town across the road from the main shopping centres and only a few minutes walk to the Waterfront and Battery Point. We did not need a car and saw lots!

Stayed: November 2013
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Shelley R, General Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2013

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It is lovely to read that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed all that Hobart has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hobart soon, until then, take care and happy travels.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Absolutely loved our stay here for our honey moon. We had a Room on level 8 with a spa on the balcony, Our first thought when we entered our room was "wow". Huge comfortable bed, Fab deep bath and walk in rain shower heat lamps, spacious living area and awesome view. Scrumptiously clean throughout heaps of fluffy
towels. Spent lots of time in the balcony spa. We enjoyed being a few minute walk to
the city centre. Super quiet we even managed a mid day nap! Great promt room service. Very friendly helpful reception staff. Undercover parking. This hotel ticks all the boxes for a luxury stay. Will definitely be back. Well up there with some of Tasmanias best Hotels. We didn't want to leave!!

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Shelley R, General Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Congratulations on your marriage we are so pleased that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us and in Hobart. It was lovely to read that not only did you enjoy the features of your room and our friendly service but that you will be back. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit.

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Booked through the Racv and was upgraded to an apartment for doing so! The apartment had 3 rooms, bathroom, bedroom and living/kitchenette. The bathroom was large with a full size bath, walk in shower, wash basin and ample bench space. Towels were a good size, clean and fluffy! Shower had plenty of hot water and was excellent.

Bedroom had a large queen bed, it was comfortable, a pillow menu was on offer. The room was of a good size, large wardrobe and plenty of space for our cases.

Living area had suitable chairs, a large screen TV and a kitchenette with tea/coffee making supplies, a microwave and some cooking utensils(we ate out every meal!)

I rate the hotel highly as the staff were excellent, the room met all our expectations as it was spotlessly clean and well equipped. For an inner city location it was quiet, very, very convenient to all the central attractions and the waterfront and the restaurants.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank John F
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Shelley R, General Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Fantastic feedback thank you for taking the time to post it. We are delighted to hear that you found the staff to be spot on and couldn't agree more that we have an amazing location. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next stay in Hobart.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Great rooms, very clean. Our view wasn't the best, we could see only rooftops and a high rise parking lot. Great deal on in house movies.

I would not recommend the restaurant! The room services menu was a little disappointing also. We went to the restaurant thinking the menu would be different from the room service menu and found they were the same. My husband and I ordered a tapas lamb cutlet and a pizza to share, we asked the waitress if this would be enough to share, she said yes. When the food can out, there was only ONE lamb cutlet!! and the pizza was the size our 7 year old would eat to himself. After spending $40 on food only, we walked the streets to find somewhere else to eat.

Otherwise the hotel staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the hotel. Would advise eat somewhere else and don't get room service!!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

My partner an I stayed here for two nights while visiting Hobart. The hotel is extremely central- walking distance to many restaurants along the harbour and the Salamanca Markets. Our room was fantastic. Very roomy- with a separate living area and kitchenette which was useful to have for a quick breakfast. We didn't try any of the food in the hotel restaurant but only due to an abundance of tiny cafes and restaurants dotted along the harbour. They also have a gym which had average facilities. The only fault I have with this hotel is that there is a charge of $15 per day for the carpark. Given it is hard to find parking on the street this would need to be an additional cost to keep in mind.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 154 -156 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: £95 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Hobart's cultural city centre, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel is within easy walking distance of Constitution Dock, the shopping precinct and Hobart's iconic Salamanca Markets. Australia's smallest and most historic capital offers a mix of historic and contemporary art and culture, cafes, and restaurants, providing the ideal base for business or leisure. RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel offers a variety of accommodation options, a number of conference and wedding facilities, Charcoal our restaurant provides - modern Australian cuisine, a gym and undercover parking. ... more   less 
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