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Formby Hotel

82 Formby Road, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ulverstone, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went back to the Formby last week after many long years and was most impress with the building changes and updates, Meals available were of a good variety although some were a bit expensive e.g. Steak Sandwich $22 which I had and although I though it expensive it was very good meal.

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly the room was clean, warm and comfortable but very noisy! We heard minimal bar noise (being a Friday night) just lots of noise from other guests coming and going and slamming doors. I would suggest staying here but maybe not over a weekend.

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Port Stephens, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This hotel was so clean, the bed was the most comfortable we had ever slept in, the linen was so new and fresh. It's all about how clean and comfortable a place is, and this one ticks the boxes. Thank Formby

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GoodstoneGroup, Owner at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you.. please to hear that our renovation work has been received well. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I booked from mainland saw some not nice reviews, was worried about the hotel. For a pub it was good was only looking for an over night stay.. Quick helpful service was given had a great meal and it wasn't really all that noisy.. It was an alright stay...

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GoodstoneGroup, Owner at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Rin - we think its "OK for a pub" to. Please call again More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

On arrival the hotel is a good looking establishment but once you enter the room it is very tired with stained carpets and average appliances. For budget accommodation it is probably standard. On the other hand the meals in the restaurant were quite nice but pricey. If you need somewhere to stay before catching the spirit of Tasmania to the... More 

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GoodstoneGroup, Owner at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Dean. You must have stayed in one of our older rooms. Pleased you enjoyed your meal. The Central Restaurant has quite a steady local following. While the accommodation may be 'pub style' the food is a step above. We do have a great location for access to the ferry. Please call again More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Still renovating? This is a terrible place to stay. Carpets were filthy and stinky. We had to leave the window open to breathe but then the noise from the port and trucks kept us awake along with the inconsiderate and noisy staff. Don't stay here even if there is no where else left in devonport, travel to another town.

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GoodstoneGroup, Owner at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Gerald, Sorry for your experience & I presume that you were in a room that was not yet renovated. Also, that the outside noise is not under our control when the city is busy. Hope you next visit will see you in a refurb room on a quiet night. thank you More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My mum had booked this hotel without checking reviews so I was a bit apprehensive from the beginning. In the end, I was surprised at how bad the service was instead of the actual room. We had to hunt down someone to check us in at an ambiguous looking reception desk. The two stars in this review go to the... More 

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GoodstoneGroup, Owner at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Ruby, so sorry for your experience. It does not reflect our normal standards & will be reviewed. thank you More 

Benaraby, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The room was rather grubby for the price, carpets filthy and although pillows had clean linen on them they smelt of stale urine, could not sleep on them. sheets and towels clean but bed rather small and uncomfortable. Hand basin not in bathroom but next to bed , rather inconvenient. Could not shower properly as water pressure wasn't there. For... More 

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GoodstoneGroup, Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review , we are sorry to hear about your experience with us. We are currently renovating and have successfully refurbished one half of the hotel, with new beds, carpet, fresh paint and linen. Room 19 is yet to be renovated but is certainly on the list. We have tried to price the rooms... More 

Zeehan, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

First off... The meals are hands down AMAZING. Will be back again just for the food alone. Rooms are standard with comfy beds.... Dirty carpet but good value for money. We did have an issue with loud neighbours who were repeatedly told to be quiet. Management sorted out the issue which ensures I will be back again.

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GoodstoneGroup, Owner at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Tillie-Leigh. We think our meals are amazing, so its nice to hear others do so also. Your accommodation must have been in one of the few rooms left to be renovated - all rooms will have new carpet soon. More 

Uppsala, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The hotelroom carpet was so dirty that you did not want to step barefoot on it. Just outside our window and downstairs there was a smokingarea for the visitors to the Pub. The alarming noise and comotion did not stop until around 2 am in the morning. We would have been much more comfortable spending the night in our car.

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GoodstoneGroup, Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in writing a review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. We have been aware of that the carpet in some rooms is not up to a suitable standard, and are pleased to say that every room now has brand new carpet and have all been renovated to include; fresh paint, carpet and... More 

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