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RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
Ranked #8 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Functional but soulless”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Here is how I reviewed on my blog. It could be improved by some minor tweaks but is well situated and has helpful front desk staff http://gourmetontheroad.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/racvract-hobart-apartment-hotel.html?m=1

  • Stayed August 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Great location - right in the heart of the city and only a short walk to the wharf area and Salamanca Place. King sized bed was very comfortable, bathroom was a decent size with a large shower. Kitchenette was basic - no stovetop but a did have a microwave, dishwasher and electric frypan - all that you need! There was also a small washing machine/dryer. Great view of Mt Wellington from our room - and shutters on the windows meant that the room was really dark, which was great for sleeping. They are currently renovating parts of the hotel - but this did not cause any disruption to us and there was no noise (we were on the 6th floor). The lifts have plastic sheeting on the floors but this was no hassle at all. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a good value, central location hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shelley R, General Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Thank you for your post, we were pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us. As a new acquisition we are working through a number of improvement programs with our bathroom upgrade expected to be completed in the next few weeks. This will be followed by the development of a stunning new hotel entry that makes for an easy arrival, along with a warm and inviting lounge, a bar and enhanced dining areas for members and guests to enjoy. We do hope to welcome you back soon so you can see some of the changes occurring. Until then, take care and happy travels.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

I am very impressed with the hotel front desk staffs, they were helpful with helping me to check in early due to an early flight. The room that I stayed was spacious and clean. More importantly, the hotel is located in an extremely convenient location. It is situated just 5-8 mins of walking distance to the nearest supermarket (woolworths), about 10mins to the Hobart information centre where most hobart day tours begin at and about 8- 10mins mins to bakeries such as Daci and Daci, Jackman and McRoss. If I ever go to Hobart again, I will definitely book this hotel. Highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shelley R, General Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Thank you for your feedback. It is lovely to read that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our central location and 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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melbourne
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Room was spacious and very clean with nice fittings and furniture. Bathroom was modern and well sized. Our room 602 had a beautiful view of Mt Wellington. Very well priced for RACV Club members. Location is central with shops just across the road and a short walk to Constitution Dock and Salamanca (10 mins).

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I was very impressed with this hotel and for the price, it was great. I had an apartment with a microwave and washing machine and a small balcony. The bathroom was new and very tastefully done and the two TVs allowed me to watch TV in bed (a special traveling treat for me) as well as in the lounge area. The staff were very helpful and rearranged things so I could get a late check out. The Gym was well equipped with new exercise machines. The only problem was the noise from the work being done on the bathroom throughout the hotel, but once I got used to it, I was able to work. The free wifi was good too, unlike many hotels I have stayed in recently.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed in apartment on 7th floor and included parking at day rate of $15. The location is very central. The appt was lovely with water views and a window that you could open. King size bed and a pillow menu. Bath and rain shower head. The lighting was not good but I think most RAC locations are like that. Very limited cooking utensils. The on site restaurant Charcoals was also lovely with good service. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, Australia
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168 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Have stayed at this hotel on several occasions, once when it was still the Grand Mercure. This hotel offers great value for auto club members, offering discount room price and free parking.
There are 8 floors of accommodation and I have stayed in rooms on the 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th floors. All rooms have been clean and well appointed. The room on the 3rd floor, which faced east, did not have a view, but had a small balcony and was extremely quiet. On higher floors rooms have a view either to the south or across the CBD and towards Mt Wellington. In my most recent stay the room faced the mountain directly and the view was delightful.
These rooms have opening windows, and are fitted with wooden shutters for those who wish to shut the world out. Even though the hotel is so central, the rooms are quiet, particularly if you keep the windows closed. Internal soundproofing is excellent - there was not a sound even in a room which backed on to the lifts.
Bathrooms are currently being refurbished, but I have always found them very clean and reasonably spacious. The last room stayed in had a large shower cubicle (no bath) with great water pressure. Beds have always been very comfortable. Rooms are spacious and have a good work desk, and comfortable chairs
Check in has always been efficient and fast, and staff are unfailingly pleasant.
Have never eaten in the restaurant, but had a room service meal on one occasion when I was working and the food was very good and of extremely generous proportions.
As some other reviewers have mentioned, the carpark does not have enough spaces for all rooms - it should be remembered that the hotel was not built by the motoring organisations - so in very busy periods this may be a problem - I have seen some extremely 'creative' parking which made extracting a car from its space a challenge.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Shelley R, General Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Thank you for sharing your post, how wonderful to hear you have had so many great experiences with us! Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review, the team really appreciate such positive feedback from our members. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hobart on your next visit.
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Property: RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
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:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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