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Somerset on the Pier, Hobart

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Elizabeth St Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia (Formerly Oakford)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great location! It was easy to find and is more or less a straight road from the airport to this location in Hobart. It had a fantastic view over the harbour and Mt Wellington. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and tidy and had a laundry, kitchen, two bathrooms and bedrooms. It had bars... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment we met the receptionist (male) we knew something was wrong! Two single beds pushed together to form a bigger bed was the final confirmation. No doona cover revealed a brown stained doona, the were small blood stains on the sheets too. Then to finally cap it all off there is NO room service for brekky on the... More

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Marc G, Residence Manager at Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, responded to this review

Dear Justanotherscorpio, Thank you for providing your feedback on your stay and im sorry to read you didnt enjoy it. As we are a serviced residence and do not have an onsite restaurant our neighbour T42 kindly do room service for our guests, unfortunatley they are unable to do this on weekends due the restaurant being so popular on a... More

Adelaide
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights at Somerset on the Pier , what an ideal home base. First the view from your balcony was great, it changed hourly as the weather did.. we had a private show of the sunlight glisenting off the sea and the seagulls dancing in the rain.. The hotel is walking distance to everything.. Great restaurants, historical buildings,... More

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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, responded to this review

Dear TheBrownsAdelaide, Thank you for sharing your Somerset on the Pier experience with us. We are delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and our central apartments provided everything you needed for a comfortable holiday in Hobart. We agree the view is truly magical this time of year, and there is nothing more relaxing than being able to... More

Elizabeth Town
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150 reviews 150 reviews
48 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of this hotel is its location on the Elizabeth Street Pier. Our room looked straight out onto the harbour. Great views! It is in the hub of the port and a short walk to the Salamanca precinct. Plenty of excellent restaurants within 5 - 10 mins stroll and a couple at the hotels entrance! Check in was seamless... More

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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, responded to this review

Dear dbfun48, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review of your recent stay at Somerset. We are indeed situated on Elizabeth St on the beautiful waterfront and the ideal location to set out and explore Hobart from. You are correct our Wi-Fi is a complimentary service, and we would like to apologise this was not... More

New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a family holiday and we are very dissapointed. Just the experience staying in the hotel tainted all the nice experience in hobart. As I said in my previous travel reviews, I travel the world to benchmark hotel services and in the past twelve months i have been to many countries from artic to antartic and have written... More

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Marc G, Residence Manager at Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, responded to this review

Dear J M, Thank you for your feedback. I am quite shocked by your feedback about my staff, they perform their roles with the upmost of integrity. There seems to have been some kind of miscommunication here so please feel free to contact me directly on marc.green@the-ascott.com to discuss further. Kind regards, More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fact that every time I come to Hobart I stay at Somerset on the Pier says enough. The location is ideal and within walking distance to restaurants and Salamanca markets. Watching the activity on the harbour from the balcony is just wonderful.

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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, responded to this review

Dear Jenny S, Welcome back! We feel honoured to read that Somerset on the Pier is your accommodation of choice when travelling to Hobart! We are so happy to read you continually enjoy our unique location on Elizabeth Street Pier, it certainly does allow for beautiful panoramic views of the Derwent River and Sullivan’s Cove. From all the team at... More

Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 3 couples. The motel is as you would imagine right on the pier, close to all shops and walking distance to Salamanca Market and a number of great eateries. The rooms are well equiped and are clean. However I think it's time to rennovate or upgrade the bathrooms. I would have also preferred to know... More

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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, responded to this review

Dear Nalpick, It is wonderful to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and were able to experience the beautiful sites of Hobart from our unique location, especially the famous Salamanca Markets. You may be pleased to know we are about to commence a property refurbishment, which includes an upgrade of our bathroom and kitchen facilities. We look... More

Singapore
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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hobart was the start and end of our round-island drive around Tassie, so we wanted to make the first few nights special. Somerset on the Pier was a great place, Right on the water with small boats and large ships right outside the window. Hobart being really compact, it's only a short 3-block walk to the city centre. The reception... More

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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, responded to this review

Dear kspace, Thank you for providing us a review of your recent stay at Somerset on the Pier. We are happy to read you enjoyed the unique design of the property as well as our central location on Elizabeth St Pier. Thank you also for providing the great tip to our Trip advisor community on our unique loft-style apartments and... More

Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
50 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed six nights. Perfect location. Plenty of food choices nearby. View remarkable from either side of the building. Woolies supermarket about ten minute walk away. Mona ferry at your front door. Museum a block away. Saturday Markets two blocks away. My only complaint is open hallways and thin walls which can be a bit noisey at times. No real noise... More

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Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were three women who wanted comfortable and convenient accommodation. Somerset on the Pier provided everything we needed. The Executive apartment is split level with a large bathroom, kitchen and sitting area downstairs and smaller bathroom with shower, king size bedroom and small alcove with two single beds upstairs. The kitchen was remarkably well equipped (fridge, dishwasher, toaster, ample crockery... More

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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, responded to this review

Dear lilysgm, Thank you for sharing your Somerset experience with our TripAdvisor community. We are pleased to read that you and your girlfriends thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us; and felt our serviced apartments provided everything you needed for the perfect holiday in Hobart. It will be a pleasure to share your feedback with our Guest Service Team, they will... More

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Address: Elizabeth St Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia (Formerly Oakford)
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Somerset on the Pier, Hobart 4.5*
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Somerset on the Pier is an award-winning transformation of an early 1930s pier building, incorporating clean, striking lines of modern architecture with the historic exterior of a waterfront landmark. Each residence features unrivaled panoramic water views of the River Derwent, Hobart’s waterfront and historic Sullivans Cove. ... more   less 
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