Without a doubt, this is Hobart's best kept secret. We attended a 3 day conference in Hobart at the Grand Chancellor Hotel. Obviously the idea was that delegates stayed at the Grand Chancellor but we chose to do a bit of research on places to stay in Hobart. We came across the trip advisor reviews for The Fountainside and decided that based on those reviews we would book a room for 3 nights.
This hotel is excellent value for money. Ok, so the outside might be a bit dated, but retro now is the new black. The original retro styling is back in, so it is kind of funky. The rooms are amazing. Big sized rooms with plenty of space. Nice decor and huge flat screen TVs. Bathroom was modern and clean. Mini bar was awesome and used the bottled water which was priced at supermarket prices.
With my online booking I requested a room with a nice view. Okay, so it is a little bit noisy being on a major roundabout without double glazed windows, but this was the only fault with the hotel. We were given a 5th floor room and the view was beautiful, especially the sunsets.
The meals at the hotel are at bargain prices. Fully cooked buffet breakfast for only $10.80-how good is that! The food is simple, filling and wholesome. You are not going to get anything gourmet, but you will get a good feed. We also availed ourselves of dinner one night at $19.80 each. This included soup, salad and a main meal. again it was a wholesome nicely cooked meal.
The Fountainside is well located within 5 to 10 minutes walk of the city centre and harbour. Special little touches were the bowl of Tasmanian apples at reception which would all disappear by the end of the day. Newspapers are available in the lounge for guests to read. Really like the metal sculpture panel that seperated the dining form the lounge room. Found staff to be friendly and helpful. Overall and excellent place to stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fountainside Hotel Hobart, Tasmania