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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Benaraby, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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 

Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed for one night in a family room, which was very spacious and with direct view to the Spirit terminal. There is parking behind the building and it's easy to walk to shopping mall and restaurants. The staff was very friendly, and there's also a restaurant/ dining and a bar. The room was ensuite with soap and towels provided;... More 

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GoodstoneGroup, Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for you review. We do have a great location in Devonport, overlooking the river & the ferry terminal, and in the middle of the main shopping district. Hope you sty with us again. More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

On arrival the staff were very friendly and helpful. My room left a lot to be desired. The carpet was filthy and looked as though it had never been cleaned (needs to be replaced). The amenities in the room were clean and the bed was comfortable. I think they could renovate the rooms as they have the bar and restaurant... More 

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GoodstoneGroup, Owner at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The upstairs of the Formby Hotel is the final step in our renovations. We are aware that the carpet in some rooms is not up to a suitable standard, but the rooms are priced accordingly, and we make every effort to ensure the rest of the room is clean & in good order. We are... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

called in for a lunch. Food was excellent, service a bit average, but all verry good given it wasnt overly expensive at lunch. I tried to put in the restaurant but it didnt seem to be on here only the hotel.

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GoodstoneGroup, Owner at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Marty. Pleased you enjoyed your lunch, as we are proud of our menu. Sorry that the service you experienced was not up to par, but we will look to improve in that area. Hope to see you again. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Hi, my husband and I have just left central restaurant very disappointed. I am filled with rage at the terrible breakfast I just experience. We were 2 of 4 people in the restaurant for breakfast and it took 30 minutes for my husband's cooked breakfast to arrive and another 10 for my $16 pancakes to arrive. The pancakes!!! It was... More 

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GoodstoneGroup, Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are extremely sorry to hear about your recent breakfast dining experience. At the Central Restaurant in the Formby Hotel, we pride ourselves on offering fresh, seasonal and delicious breakfasts (and meals in general). Given that this was not your experience, we will certainly review the issue to ensure that no one, in the... More 

The Hague
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We spent one night in Devonport before starting off on the Overland track. Traveling by the overnight ferry from Melbourne and arriving around 6am, we had to hang around till 11am for the Fromby doors to be opened. Rooms are passable and this 'hotel' worked as a stop-off. The location is what it has going for it.

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GoodstoneGroup, Owner at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with the Formby Hotel. We apologise that our check-in time did not suit you, but at all times we try to accommodate our guests requests. Please call ahead next time. Your visit is dated December 2012, and we continue to strive to improve our facilities and housekeeping standards, so we hope to see you if you... More 

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Address: 82 Formby Road, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Devonport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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