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Fountainside Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Brooker Avenue, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 47 hotels in Hobart
Launceston
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Abruptly Confronted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I exited the hotel via the stairwell and was abruptly confronted by a member of staff, who said that this set off an ALARM.

I apologised and asked if the exit was signed to request that the stairs be only used in an evacuation. the answer was yes.

I again apologised.

I checked later and no signage existed. The abrupt confrontation was therefore inappropriate.

Please fix this situation.

Otherwise the accommodation was very good

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sale, Victoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This hotel is located within walking distance of the CBD, well appointed and great value for money! We spent 4 nights at this hotel and we were thoroughly impressed. The staff were very friendly, the room was kept very clean and the minibar was very reasonably priced. We will be staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wollongong, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We chose to stay at fountainside after reading trip advisors reviews. We were not disappointed! The staff were extremely friendly and the hotel had a lovely relaxed feel. The location of the hotel was fantastic - we were able to walk into central Hobart, the wharf, and Salamanca markets. We were also within driving distance to other places, such as Richmond. The room was extremely comfortable and warm. It was equipped with a large tv, heated toilet seat, very cheap mini bar, and complimentary wifi. We were very pleased to stay at Fountainside, and will stay there again should we visit Hobart again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Fountainside is Hobart's best kept secret. We chose it after looking at previous reviews and photographs and we could not have been happier. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The bed was lovely as were the shower and bathroom facilities. No need to bring anything - it is all provided, down to the hair dryer. The mini bar is fabulous value, much cheaper than I have seen it anywhere else. The breakfast was fantastic and so reasonably priced. We ate in the restaurant there one night, and it was a great experience. The food was wonderful, and again very reasonably priced. The hotel is very central to all of Hobart's beautiful attractions, and although it is by a roundabout, we did not find traffic noise an issue. The internet is free and worked well for us. The staff are very friendly and were very helpful with any request we made. The staff we spoke to also had a great knowledge of the city and surrounds, which was very helpful. All in all, we loved the Fountainside experience, and we will definitely look at rebooking when we return to Hobart.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Even though the decor in the lobby is a bit dated, the room we stayed in was very comfortable and WARM!! The bathroom was tastefully renovated in grey and white. The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the breakfast. The view of Mt Wellington, capped with snow, was a pleasant surprise. Free onsite parking is a bonus too, because I don't like getting up early to move my car. I will definitely stay here again. It's a winner.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Adelaide, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I am always sceptical about the reality of photos on a website but was really pleasantly surprised at how true to life they photos were. Don't let the outside of the hotel put you off, the rooms are clean and modern and well equipped. The mini-bar is so affordable that there is no need for buying supplies. The only short coming would be the food standard but maybe that is me being fussy. Location is fantastic and because the weather has been fantastic for July, I have walked everywhere.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shellharbour, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Fantastic hotel. Comfortable rooms, great room rate, free parking and Wi-Fi. Mini bar and restaurant prices were great. Friendly and helpful staff at the desk at all times. We'll recommend this hotel to anyone heading to Hobart.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Fountainside Hotel

Address: 40 Brooker Avenue, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hobart
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#4 Business Hotel in Hobart
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#4 Best Value Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountainside Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ideal address in Hobart for both business and leisure. Walk to the CBD, Historic Waterfront and Salamanca and it's an easy drive to all main attractions in Southern Tasmania. Quiet 4 star rooms with luxurious beds, and air-conditioning for a great nights sleep. Broadband internet, Austar, offstreet parking, breakfast and dinner prices available for guests. ... more   less 
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