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“Maiden Visit to Tasmania” 3 of 5 stars
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Wrest Point
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   410 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia   |  
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed for at Wrest Point over 3 nights for a conference. We had a room on the 8th floor with a view back to Mt Wellington (far right) and the beach edge of Sandy Bay (far left). It's a good view, and worth spending some time enjoying - although the view up the Derwent from the coffee shop is far better. The room was fairly average and a little crowded. It had a very 70's wood cupboard and shelving unit complete with a old 20 inch 4:3 aspect CRT TV with a limited cable TV selection ( no history or discovery channels - sigh). Oh, and the TV cannot accept digital so the other channels were limited as well. Maybe digital hasn't got to Tasmania yet? All the other amenities were present, mini bar (250mm coke $5), tea and coffee making (1 x 2 biscuit pack) a toaster and good internet! The bathroom was small but recently refurbished with nice grohe tap fixtures. In the cupboard were spare pillows, I got one out to watch TV, it looked absolutely new and unused, but we couldn't use it as it had never been aired and stank the room out. This was made worse as we had to turn the air con off due to the intermittent fan blades noise at night,
To balance this the bed was great, the latex pillow on the bed was really good. The breakfast had a good selection and there was plenty of choice even was if a little pricey (conference special for 2 $54). The front desk staff were excellent, even if the room service staff were a touch forgetful( didn't replace the empty tissue box even although they took the empty away and although we used the shampoo, it wasn't replaced ( well we only used a little in the bottle).

Room Tip: The higher you go, the better the view, and see if yu can get an ocean view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

My partner and I recently had a an extended weekend stay at Wrest Point. We stayed in a upper floor harbour view room.The view was amazing of Hobart. The rooms were very clean and good size, however the rooms decor and furnishings were very dated. The hotel and casino need a definite update. The service from front of house staff was outstanding, especially reception staff. Hobart is a beautiful City.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I stayed for 3 nights in the mountain side wing whilst on a conference
Rooms were quite dark and dated.
internet access that was advertised in that part of the accommodation did not work.
I was surprised to find old style TV in room.
Room very clean.
I expected much better.

Room Tip: Do not stay in the Mountainside wing if you expect a modern room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Have stayed in many hotels in the Asia Pacific region.
This is an average place only. The hotel needs an upgrade. Too old and tired looking.
If you like casino then I guess it is where you got to go to.
Concierge is excellent - ask for John. Very informative and alway willing to recommend a good restaurant.

Room Tip: Always ask for a pillow menu!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Stayed to see a show at the casino. Have stayed on a few occasions previously but in a Tower Suite. This stay in an executive waterfront room. View was excellent, bed very comfy, bathroom grubby and decor a little tired. Room service ok with not too long to wait. Absolutely no road noise, small noise from people coming back to their room but bearable. Block out curtains with lovely view and sunshine to start the day. Valet parking included. Worst thing is the small wall hair dryer and shower over bath, this was stated in the booking so no deal breaker. Good to be on site when seeing a show. Able to go for morning walk with views from this hotel.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wrest Point

Address: 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#13 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wrest Point 4.5*
Number of rooms: 269
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience an absolute Hobart waterfront destination at Wrest Point; with spectacular river and mountain views, many fantastic dining experiences - including the award winning 17th floor Point Revolving Restaurant - a range of entertainment and genuine Tasmanian hospitality. For accommodation in an amazing location, great service and quality food and wine, look no further than Wrest Point. Choose from 4 Star Water Edge Rooms or superb 4 1/2 star Rooms and Suites in the famous Wrest Point Tower that capture stunning views of the river, majestic Mount Wellington, Hobart city and surrounds. Equal access rooms are available on request in the Tower. Wrest Point also offers a choice of 5 restaurants and 4 bars, from one of Hobart's premier dining restaurants, the Point Revolving Restaurant to the absolute waterfront location of Pier One Restaurant and Bar; to Tassie's best cocktails and live music 7 nights a week in the iconic Birdcage Bar. Other key features include: - Free Wi-Fi in all accommodation rooms - Free FOXTEL channels - Individually controlled air-conditioning and heating in all rooms - All non-smoking rooms - Solid constructed rooms for quiet night sleep - Free car parking and valet car parking service available - Saturday shuttle bus service available to Salamanca Market ($5pp return) - Free access to health club with indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and spa - Free access to onsite tennis court and mini-golf - Comprehensive 24-hour onsite security monitoring and staff - 24-hour Reception and Guest Services Desk - Water ferry services accessible from the hotel pier - Casino entertainment - Live international and national entertainment acts Enjoy the comfort, space and wide-ranging facilities of one of Hobart's premier hotels, a range of entertainment offerings and located close to Salamanca and CBD precincts. Wrest Point is the ideal base for your Tasmanian holiday or business trip. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wrest Point Hotel Sandy Bay
Wrest Point Landmark Hotel
Hotel Wrest Point Landmark
Wrest Point Hobart, Tasmania

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