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Prince of Wales Hotel

55 Hampden Road | Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess there's a reason this place still has last minute rooms available on a busy weekend. But the POW has to make up its mind what sort of place it is.Suburban pub bar? No, a bit up from that. Battery Point dining? No, more suburban pub. Accommodation? Don't bother. Old, cold, tired and dirty. Battery Point accommodation with a... More 

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POWManagement, Manager at Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Iratepirate, I'm sorry to hear the Prince did not suite you. Although, I was trying to avoid later disappointment by showing you the room first. We did have a booked out weekend with no requests for a quiet room and with our live band warning explicit online where you completed your booking, there's not much more we can do.... More 

Ballandean, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Not the first time I've stayed at the Prince of Wales and certainly won't be the last. For the price, you simply will not find a better location from which to base all your Hobart experiences....... Salamanca, MONA Ferry/Bus, Blundstone Arena/ Bellerive Oval, Mt. Wellington..... It appears they have made some recent upgrades to the rooms also, new carpets, splash... More 

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Shearwater, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were in town for a short business trip with some extra time to take in the local attractions and found this hotel to be excellent and in a GREAT location! 2 min walk and you are in the heart of Salamanca and don't need to worry about finding a car park for your car. While the room was relatively... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We selected the Prince of Wales for our arrival in Hobart and departure lodge after our tour around Tasmania. I asked for quiet room -10 was offered but I was warned it might not have Wifi. From my tests NO room has acceptable WiFi signal. I walked slowly with my laptop to each end of the corridor refreshing the connections... More 

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POWManagement, Manager at Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your constructive criticism on your stay at The Prince of Wales. We are glad to hear you love Battery Point as much as we do. It is the perfect base for Hobart exploration. I understand your inconvenience not having Wifi in your room. Our warning must not have been explicit enough,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a group dinner, and whilst the choice of menu was quite broad, the service and time to serve (over 20 meals) was a bit slow and disorganised. The meals area is quite neat, but go beyond to the service areas and the place shows it is a bit tired. Wines by the glass offered excellent good quality choices

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The good: short walk down to Salamanca Market on Saturdays, and the pier with Mures and other food places. Very nice. Owen who met us on the Friday night (good Friday, at that) to let us check in was very friendly, went out of his way to make sure we got to our room. Room prices were quite affordable. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I will start with the good things, location and breakfast included. Bad things: it wasn't clean, it is old, we had bed side tables were two chairs, toilet was dirty, we had laundry bags at the door for 24 hours, doors were scratched, "kitchen" is just a bunch of appliances in a corner (no basin), curtains didn't work properly, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The pub and bottle shop are on the first floor. I really enjoyed the steak I had there, one of the better ones I had during my three months around Australia. Plenty of parking. I'd would highly recommend it if your'e looking for an easy pub meal that actually tastes great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

while lacking in character, the food is sublime, better than usual pub fare, the chef must love his job, well priced, they even have good accomadation at a Great price, excellent service, Great spot, will be back in a heartbeat!

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