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“Modern accomodation and great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Sullivans Cove Apartments
5.0 of 5 Kashi Besso (Rental House)   |   5 / 19a Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Singapore, Singapore
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9 hotel reviews
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“Modern accomodation and great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed at Gibson Mill Apartment (GMA) for 3 nights (21-24 Sept 2013). Room is spacious with clean sheets and comfortable pillow. Toiletries from Loccitane. Bathroom is clean and big. One special thing I noticed in the bathroom was the heating towel rack which kept the towel warm.

There is a washing machine and dryer with environmental-friendly detergent provided.
A small but fully equipped kitchen allowed us to cook most of our meals.

GMA is conveniently located near Salamanca Place and the dock. Parking is free if you park your vehicle at the secured carpark owned by Sullivan Cove. Secured carpark is about 10-15mins walk across the dock. Not a problem for us to walk since the weather was good.

There is a bakery (Daci & Daci) around the corner which sells beautiful and tasty pastries.
The only thing to take note is the place can be quite noisy during weekend nights (I think there is a club across the street), but it didn't really cause much of an inconvenience to us.

Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. We loved our stay at Gibson Mill Apartment!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlisonStubbs, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay at our Gibson’s Mill Apartments - and the proximity to the Daci & Daci bakery!

We appreciate your comments and look forward to having you stay with us again. Warm regards, Alison & Simon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was the second time we used Sullivan's Cove apartments and were again delighted but the location and quality. First time was the penthouse apartments above Henry Jones Art Hotel (opposite side of Salamanca) and more recently the two bedroom apartment overlooking Salamanca Place itself. The character of each is very different - the penthouse ones much more modern with a broader view and the Salamanca ones more warm and charming and a more restricted view. The Salamanca ones are just brilliant for access to the markets, Wursthaus deli, Salamanca Fresh (where you can buy groceries and gourmet treats), pubs etc - literally down two flights of stairs and youre out "amongst it all". right above the Ball and Chain restaurant. Speaking of stairs - travel lightly and enter through back way if you're loaded up. Each way there are quite a few.

Plan ahead too and follow the instructions provided by management very carefully - for Salamanca you need to pick up the keys at a separate location where the penthouse apartments are located so may need to keep the taxi running. You can walk over if you have limited luggage (not recommended for the elderly).

The kitchens are very well equipped so you can dine in with provisions sourced from the local shops mentioned earlier. They're quiet and we had the best sleep at Salamanca. I would definitely use either again. Just make sure you include a Saturday so as to visit the Salamanca markets!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AlisonStubbs, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thanks for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Dockside Salamanca.

It is great when our guests stay in some of our different apartments and can get to appreciate the unique benefits and feel of the different styles. The Salamanca ones are so well positioned to the heart of Salamanca as you said, perfect for the market on a Saturday. The toughest decision is deciding which cafe to visit for breakfast!

Thanks for pointing out the check-in situation too. As a collection of self-catering apartments around Hobart, we do try to ensure guests are aware that the check-in location may not be the same place as your apartment.

We look forward to having you stay with us again. If you liked the Dockside Salamanca apartments you would probably enjoy the Harbourside Apartments next!

Warm regards Alison & Simon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed at the Gibsons Mill 3 bedroom penthouse. Excellent apartment, fresh, new and clean as it has only been opened for less than a year. We were given a great rate directly, and bonus $25 credit towards the bar. Thankyou for great service. 2 storey apartment, overlooking Constitution Dock and Salamanca. The view was superb, expecially from the roof top deck. Easy walking distance to all amenities and few minutes walk out to dock and Salamanca. Everything you need in kitchen with hidden laundry - although the drier wasn't drying my clothes (maybe it was my doing). Comfortable lounge with leather seating, although probably lounge area could have been larger for a 3 bedroom. On that note, there's actually a 4th room upstairs seperated by 3/4 wall, with a single bed, which was a bonus for seperating our 2 kids upstairs. They had access to a large and luxurious bathroom with walk in shower. Great toiletries. Downstairs was dining area, which was perfect and large size table. 2 bedrooms, 1 with king and the other either could be king or 2 singles, all have access to the downstairs bathroom, with is slightly smaller than upstairs, but ample size bathroom with walk in shower. Huge storage cupboards in all rooms. We were able to get a parking spot most nights outside however we would also leave the car parked in Hunter Street, which is where the complimentary parking was. It was a bit of a walk however worth going there because of the great cafes and atrium at the IXL building. There was a little bit of noise from the pub next door on Friday /Sat but we stayed in winter so not as many people out, but noise wasn't too bad. Loved this place and would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AlisonStubbs, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thanks so much for your review and summing up the lovely features of our new Gibsons Mill Apartments so succinctly!
We look forward to having you stay with us again.
Warm regards Alison & Simon
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Thank you Simon & Ali for the experience, the apartment was amazing and the location was perfect for getting around the best of what Horbat offers. I recently paid around 3 times the cost to stay at Henry Jones but rate these apartments much higher! Thanks again, Michelle.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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AlisonStubbs, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thanks Michelle.
Glad you enjoyed the new Gibsons Mill Apartments. Look forward to having you stay with us again on your next trip to Hobart - maybe give our Dockside Salamanca Apartments a try next!
Warm regards Alison and Simon
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed at the Gibson Mill, 2 bedroom apartment. Beautifully furnished with a high finish. Beds are great but the top loft room is a little short on space. The top bathroom is really only suitable for one person standing in/using it at a time however is very nice. Location is close to Salamanca and the city centre.
BEWARE that there is a pub directly downstairs with live music which can go until 3:30am and which can be heard quite clearly (VERY NOISY) in the apartment. Also the parking and reception is about a 10 minute walk away which was quite difficult for one of our group who has some difficulty walking distances.
We enjoyed the apartment but would have liked if it was a little less noisy at night and closer to parking.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlisonStubbs, General Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, we do appreciate the comments and glad you enjoyed the majority of the features of the Gibsons Mill Apartment.

Parking for the majority of our collection of apartments is available onsite however we are still in negotiations to finalise the parking for our new Gibson's Mill Apartments. In the meantime we are able to offer parking at our nearby IXL apartments.
Hopefully by the next time you stay you will be able to park onsite!
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Hunter Valley, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed in the Gibsons Mill 2 bedroom loft apartment. Although 2 separate bedrooms and bathrooms, the second bedroom upstairs is only big enough to fit the bed, there is no wardrobe just a few hooks hanging on the wall and no coat hangers. The ensuite bathroom is only big enough for one person at a time to stand in, with the wash basin literally being the size of a soup bowl. The main bedroom is ok in size, comfortable bed, good bathroom with laundry facilities. However, the bed only has a doona for bed covering which I found very hot so I was not able to sleep having to constantly throw the doona off, then freezing, then pulling the doona up, throwing it off, etc etc. My husband rang reception next morning to ask for a blanket, only to be told there weren't any! Eventually a blanket was found (probably from another hotel). Regarding servicing of the apartment, only one clean towel was left, the other three were left in the bathrooms as well as dirty hand towels and face washers. I informed the receptionist of this, she came over with the blanket, and 2 clean towels. So after giving her all the dirty towels we were left with only one towel for 2 people to share. Receptionist advised the cleaners would drop some more towels in to us the next day, (being a Sunday, when the rooms are not serviced) but this didn't happen. My husband and I had to share the same towel for 2 days until cleaners came to service rooms on Monday. No spare kitchen tidy bags were left, and nowhere to dispose of rubbish so this had to build up until Monday as well. A bit stingy only leaving a quarter of a scourer instead of a full one. And finally - we were disappointed not being given a quieter apartment. We rang the hotel direct to book, rather than booking on the internet, specifically mentioning that we wanted a quiet apartment as having previously read reviews about the noise from the adjoining pub we were a bit concerned, and rightly so as the noise just penetrated the apartment until about 3.30 am. This goes on Wednesday to Saturday. Also, reception and car park is a 5 minute walk from the accommodation. Probably would not stay here again

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed in both the 2- and 3-bedroom apartments in the Gibsons Mill building in Morrison Street.

The tariff is reasonable for beautifully designed, high-end finish apartments in a terrific location just a few minutes walk from Salamanca Square and the CBD. The apartments have great amenities, including a full kitchen, daily cleaning and competitively priced maxi bar. Part of a complex of converted, period industrial buildings, the apartments are spacious, airy and very new!

The get light in, a lot of glass and light fabrication has been used in the conversion. It looks beautiful but not be a bonus for family or couples or groups wanting privacy from each other.

Check in requires guests to first go to a different location about 5 minutes walk away. After hours check in is via a password protected safe at the 2nd location to obtain the keys. It's a slightly awkward process but is part of the downside of not having full hotel service.

The only other gripe is the downside of its stellar location - it abuts a popular pub with live music and on weekend evenings the noise is pretty substantial until late.

Reception and cleaning staff were helpful and cooperative.

I would definitely book again, particularly if I was staying on week nights.

Room Tip: Get the 'penthouse' if you can. Gorgeous view and some outdoor space.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AlisonStubbs, Manager at Sullivans Cove Apartments, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Gaskill71

Thank you for taking the time to do a review of our apartments.
We are very excited and proud of the Gibson’s Mill development. As you noticed the attention to detail is very important to us and we pride ourselves on our five star rating and delivering a friendly service.
The check-in process is something we recognise can be slightly awkward given the different locations of the apartments around Hobart’s waterfront. We are looking into ways to make it as smooth as possible and endeavour to give our guests as much information about the process prior to arrival.
We also recognise that the weekend music from the venue next door may be an issue for some staying at the Gibson’s Mill apartments and we are trying to manage this to the best of our ability. We are sorry if it disturbed you.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Hobart on your next stay.

Warm regards Simon
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Address: 5 / 19a Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
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Ranked #9 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Hobart
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Hotel Class:5 star — Sullivans Cove Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 47
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