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The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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“Clean, good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Large, very clean modern rooms. The only thing historic is the facade and a small display near the gym. Very quiet and in a great location to access the waterfront district. Small gripes: perfunctory greeting on check in by sour-faced staff at front desk, hotel clearly not busy but given room on 2nd floor with less than delightful view to rear of building, no feel of the history of the place. Would be great to see prints of old photos used to decorate rooms, just to give it a bit more "character".

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Joanne S,

We are currently working on improving our historic displays and information, however there are actually several pieces of machinery throughout the hotel as well as wool samples and many photos of the property and local area from times gone by. Our reception, restaurant and bar areas also feature a heritage-listed brick wall, circa 1850 and containing convict made bricks. Hopefully our upcoming project will make it easier for guests to enjoy the history our hotel offers.

With regards to check-in, I am sorry you found your greeting to be 'perfunctory'. We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and the front desk team has been addressed.

Whilst the hotel may not have seemed busy, we were indeed full or very close for many nights throughout April. As we offer eight different room types and there are many different bedding configurations we are somewhat limited by which rooms we can allocate to which guests, but are of course more than happy to accommodate requests for higher floors wherever possible.

Thank you very much for your feedback Joanne, we hope you will visit us again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Woolstore. We booked a studio apartment which was perfect for our needs. The apartment was spacious and very clean. The bed was comfortable and the hotel overall was extremely quiet.
The staff were friendly and efficient. The hotel is in a great location, only a few minutes walk to the waterfront with many great restaurants very close by. Parking can be a little tricky but we always managed to find one. The only negative would be the small size of the balcony and limited view, however this is a very minor thing. We will return to The Old Woolstore next time we visit Hobart.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for your comments Fiona W, we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Hobart!
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Western Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was our first stop on a week-long holiday in Tasmania. My husband and I stayed for four nights in a standard room for two adults. The staff were helpful and friendly throughout our entire stay, and we were pleasantly surprised to discover that our booking also included complimentary breakfast for three of the mornings. While we didn't really have a view from our room, the hotel is situated close to town, making finding your way around relatively easy. The room included a decent television, washer and dryer, and kitchen facilities. We ordered room service twice and found it to be good value for money. My husband also took advantage of the free passes to the Aquatic Centre. It was relatively busy during our stay, and it was sometimes difficult to find a parking spot within the hotel's car park, although this was only a minor issue. Overall, a great stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thanks for your feedback lukeandlisa- come again soon!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

I nervously booked a "mystery deal" on lastminute for our recent weekend away to Hobart. Turns out I had nothing to be nervous about - our mystery location ended up being The Old Wool Store, and it was perfect! We had a one bedroom apartment between three adults and there was more than enough room for everyone! Our apartment was spotless, it had a big bathroom complete with washer and dryer, and full kitchen facilities. Conveniently located - an easy walk to the market and many delicious seafood restaurants! I look forward to staying here again, hopefully in the not too distant future!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you Jessica, we hope you don't leave it too long to visit us again!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed five nights and we will not look elsewhere when we return to Hobart. The location is great - just a short walk to CBE, waterfront, markets. The staff at the desk are helpful and courteous and the restaurant is good. We had a studio room with everything we needed, including washer and dryer. It was clean, air conditioned and spacious. The toiletries were a bonus. Parking is problematic and when the overflow fills up, you are directed to a multi-storey carpark a couple of blocks away. But overall, great value for money, comfortable and central. A great makeover of a woolshed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thanks SydneyHarriet, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. And of course we look forward to welcoming you back on your return to Hobart!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

we stayed in the one bedroom apartment with our disabled child ,who slept very comfortably on the folding bed provided. Although not a specific room for the disable, with our child having limited assisted mobility and wheelchair user, access and roomy apartment size made for a very comfortable stay. Everything was extremely easy to access, parking good, and very friendly attentive staff. Walking distance to everything, we were delighted with our stay, will come again and highly reccomend it.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
We are pleased you had a comfortable stay with us!

For the benefit of others who may have read your review I'd like to point out that whilst you found this room suitable for your needs, we do actually offer a range of apartments suitable for limited mobility access- including hotel rooms, studio apartments and three bedroom apartments.

Thanks for taking the time to review out hotel!
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I have stayed here on my last two trips to Hobart and am booked in to stay there again next month. This is a great little place to stay. I stayed in a studio apartment the first time and a one bedroom apartment the second time. Both were spacious and spotlessly clean. The furnishings are fine, maybe slightly dated, but not a big deal. The kitchens were well appointed with everything I needed to be able to cook a nice meal for myself. The staff were all exceptionally friendly. I didn't use the restaurant but it looks pretty nice. The beds were pretty comfy. Having my own laundry both times was a bonus too. The first time I was in a room facing the street and I was worried about noise. It was too noisy with the window open during busy times, but later in the evening it was quiet enough to have the window open to let in some fresh air.

They have their own small gym but a great bonus was a pass to the local aquatic centre each day. It's an easy walk from the Old Woolstore. If you present it to the staff at the centre they will upgrade it for a small fee of something like $12 to a gym pass if you prefer that. The gym has lots of glass and looks out across the city to the harbour so it was a nice place to work out.

The Old Woolstore is an easy walk to the city centre where I was working. There are heaps of coffee shops and a big Woolies if you want some groceries. There's a Hogs Breath restaurant right across the road too.

You can also take a quick stroll down to the water to take in the view or grab a bite to eat (or both). I had awesome fish and chips right on the water. Take a slightly longer walk and you arrive at Salamanca Markets.

The ariport shuttle will drop you off at the front door too which was nice and convenient.

I would totally recommened the Old Woolstore. An excellent place to stay.

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  • Stayed February 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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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thanks for the great review Geoffreyallan! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Hobart.
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Address: 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Hobart
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#8 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#8 Family Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 242
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thinking Hobart? Think The Old Woolstore!Hobart's multi-award winning Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel has built a reputation among travellers as one of Australia's most welcoming and relaxing inner-city hotels. Renowned for spacious rooms and friendly hospitality, the property is centrally located a block from Hobart's waterfront and just a gentle stroll to Salamanca Place with its legendary market, restaurants, bars, galleries and waterside festivities such as the annual Taste Festival.Accommodation consists of a unique choice of fully serviced apartments and hotel rooms; the decor is contemporary and rooms immaculately presented. Apartments are fully self contained offering both laundry and kitchen facilities- perfect for preparing the gourmet produce you will likely collect on your travels through Tasmania!Hobart's best kept dining secret, Stockmans Restaurant, specialises in farm-fresh local produce and opens for breakfast and dinner daily. The Baaa Bar's blend of the old and new is the ideal place to sit back and relax with a glass of Tassie wine at the end of a day spent exploring the local vineyards and indulging in our world-famous offerings.All guests staying at the property can enjoy complimentary parking and use of the onsite gymnasium, guest lounge and business centre. Reception and room service operate 24/7. High speed internet access is FREE to all guests and is available in all rooms and most public areas. ... more   less 
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