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“An Absolute delight, one must stay here”
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Hamilton Inn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hamilton B&B and Inns
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
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“An Absolute delight, one must stay here”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I don't normally write reviews, as i am always afraid to be cliche , but my short stay at the Hamilton was a delight to very much seasoned traveller who felt i had just returned home to a older brother and sister John and Gina. John welcomed us at the door, a old school gentleman and possibly a highlight to the holiday, beautiful historical house, custodian of everything different in a pure form of hospitality, omg a must stay, so refreshing, didnt want to leave.

A simple humble thank you both, great host's and please don't Change

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stayed (strayed?) here as a lucky dip "stay in a pub" in the countryside as night fell. It's a large old place in a town which in some aspects hasn't changed at all in 30 odd years ("bankcard" sticker at the local servo!), indulging childhood timewarp fantasies, other than the few loudly advertised touristified businesses. The pub from outside looks great and inviting, except the big disc advertising some historical point (maybe it would look more authentic just with the cool retro neon cascade sign). Hamilton itself looks a bit behind in development strategy and might benefit from some sort of council driven streetscaping. As for the accommodation, the room was $90 per night, which is ok but not more than ok or what it is, hence 3 pips. It was one of a small number apparently operational. It had an ensuite and room decor was very dated but clean. No towel, soap or shampoo/conditioner (only discovered this in the shower), but that sort of thing doesn't bother me. At some point maybe the rooms will be updated as it's furnished like a throwback to uni days on Austudy in the 90s, replete with vinnies cupboard and el dodgo chickenfeed cheap student lamp (I may have even seen an incandescent bulb). The bed itself was clean and pleasant to rest in.There is some form of ducted heating to the room (?from the fireplace), but although well meaning, it was a bit too hot and so I slept under a sheet restlessly, even though it was May and chilly outside. I suppose I could have opened the window come to think of it, if it opens. Overall, the place looks like a work in progress, but many aspects are very enjoyable to my tastes and a sign of things to come, such as the bar area with the various historical nick nacks and talking points to pore over, including a whole rusty cell door propped against a wall. It feels like a place you can kick back and has some atmosphere and personality as you'd hope for in a place like this. There is a roaring fireplace. Food seems moderately expensive for what it is and heavy fare, but satisfying all the same. Across the foyer is a large old "diner" area, presently used for breakfast, with toast and coffee included in the room price, and enjoyable for what it is, but it is also a bit of a dumping ground for a lot of other items marked for sale at "tourist" prices, so maybe this area morphs into a sort of "antique" store in the day, but again, looks like a place finding its feet (not in a bad way at all - it makes breakfast a little more interesting). The foyer is likewise a repository for various vintage items and if you like that bohemian "I can dress how I like" delapidated country thing then it will pique your interest. This appealed to me for sure as I love the nod to Tasmanian heritage, general historical interest and the Inn's informality. The owners have a developing vision as you can see in the bar area, from outside and hoardings of memorabilia. They were lovely hosts and that counts a lot. I think this place will come up nicely in time and hopefully be a little country secret locals can escape to, or the more exploratory tourist, as it isn't all that far away from the two main cities.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Geraldton, Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Hamilton inn seemed to be the only local pub in Hamilton. A nice old building located in a quaint little town. We stopped here for an afternoon drink and decided to have a snack too. Basic good food. Nice place to stop as we started our trip into rural Tasmania.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank youngnmarried
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Launceston, Australia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Hamilton inn was well worth a stop. A convict built place with plenty of charm. It was a
Lovely quaint place to stay. It is in a beautiful rural setting, over looking farmland in a very quiet town.
The hotel was in the process of renovating. They had a fantastic
Display of old things in the dinning room and the entrance way. Some of these were for sale, such as old crockery and statues.
The room we had was on the top floor with a superb view . The rooms were done out in old style furniture but with an ensuite.
The food was good pub food with outside dinning available.
We loved our time there.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We booked one night at the Hamilton Inn and confirmed our booking the day before. Was told that check-in was from 3pm. Arrived at 4pm only to find it was closed. Tried phoning the number provided but no answer. Luckily there was other accommodation nearby, or it would have been a long cold night out on the street.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We rocked into Hamilton in the late afternoon and were a bit dismayed to realise that - although there were a number of accommodation options, the chances of getting a meal looked grim. As the only other option was trying our luck further down the road, my partner suggested we try the local pub where both bed and dinner should be available....and so we stumbled upon the Hamilton Inn. The rooms are small, but quaintly furnished and comfortable. Our room was under the gabled roof so headroom was a little low in some areas but we soon got used to that. The bathroom was very small but the water was hot and it was a pleasant surprise to have an ensuite! The beer and wine selections are limited, but perfectly adequate for an enjoyable evening and the pub food was excellent! Well prepared and presented and the portions were very satisfying. We also got chatting with another 'blow-in' couple and ended up having a fun evening making new friends and getting to know the publican, John, his delightful family and assorted pets. John and Gina also have a mineral, spring and rainwater bottling business. Keep an eye out for it and make sure you try some while you're there.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Stopped at this lovely place after a long day of traveling, delightful evening chatting with the guests in the dining room, and the friendly banter with barman. Great meal and a cosy log fire. Stayed the night in a quaint and cosy room on the 3rd floor with sloped ceilings, comfy bed, warm and own ensuite. Lovely breakfast the next morning, highly recommend if you want a place with character and charm

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank julesb63
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Property: Hamilton Inn Hotel
Address: 10 Tarleton St, Hamilton, Tasmania 7140, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Hamilton
Number of rooms: 10

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