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“Historic building, walkable” 4 of 5 stars
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Hadley's Orient Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #23 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
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“Historic building, walkable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As expected of a historic building, it gets dark and TVs can go off suddenly. Nonetheless, staff were friendly and helpful, and rooms were spacious. Just a little down the road and you reach the Elizabeth street shopping zone, with lots of shopping option and woolworths there too. The Sunday market & Salamanca are also walkable. Unless you are traveling out of Hobart city, otherwise you are better off saving the few dollars from car rental. By the way, there's no carpark nearby and the only options are streetside parking with somewhat heavy traffic in the day.

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only got to have dinner at Hadleys, however it was a nice experience and set in a beautiful atmosphere with fantastic service, great food & drinks. Highly recommend the steaks and the desserts were to die for, I believe the High Tea is also a great experience and worth booking if you have the chance. We had a look at the rooms as we were already staying at the woolstore and found the new updates and decor was entirely in tune with such a grand hotel and would recommend staying in this location.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Dear GlenDawson,
Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Hadley’s Orient Hotel.
We hope to see you again next time you are visiting Hobart.
Kind regards
Hadley’s Orient Hotel Management
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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband I stayed overnight, everyone was very nice, the bed was extremely comfortable, it had the charm of an old hotel, and close to shops and restaurants, highly recommend if staying in the city.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Dear Cathy E,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and your recommendation to other trip advisor readers. We are pleased you enjoyed our central location, the charm of this historical hotel and found your bed extremely comfortable. We do hope you will return to Hadley’s Orient Hotel when you are next visiting Hobart.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here at the last minute after my previously arranged accommodation fell through. I was really surprised at how well-appointed and central it was – and the tariff was more than reasonable, it was a bargain, including continental breakfast, free wifi and complimentary bottle of wine on arrival (upgrade to full breakfast buffet was only $7). Bathroom toiletries were of the highest standard – I got my room made up on the second morning just so I could get some more! Service was friendly and professional and the room was very tastefully decorated and spacious. The real standout was the bed – the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in in a hotel – the bed topper was amazing, soft AND supportive! I slept like a baby and woke refreshed both mornings. I was in the heart of the CBD, a 5 minute walk to Salamanca and the waterfront, and just as close to the shopping district. I could easily walk to the Mona ferry and to beautiful Battery Point. My only niggle would be – despite all the other excellent value – was that there was no complimentary drinking water, and small bottles were a little overpriced (anyone trying to find a convenience store open after 8pm in Hobart will know what I mean). Other than that, a great historical hotel, full of charm and character. I'll definitely be staying next time I visit Hobart and recommending it to everyone I know.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear sunbad,
We are so pleased we were able to accommodate you at the last minute after your previously arranged accommodation fell through. We certainly appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled to hear you’ll be staying with us next time you visit and will be recommending us to everyone you know.
We are delighted to hear that you slept like a baby and woke refreshed on both mornings, during your stay, thanks to our new beds and comfortable bed toppers. Since fitting all of our newly restored rooms with new beds, bedding, pillows and blankets, we have received so many positive comments. Our bed toppers are filled only with the highest quality small feather and down and are aptly named ‘The Cloud’.
Every accommodation room is supplied with 2 x 600ml bottles of water in the bar fridges, available for purchase at $2.50 each. We are sorry to hear that you felt these items were a little overpriced. For future stays, the tap water in Hobart is quite suitable for drinking should you not wish to purchase the supplied bottled water.
Thank you again for sharing this review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards,
Hadley’s Orient Hotel Management
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't aware about the "off site parking", my fault entirely, an extra $15.
The staff were all very helpful, the bed was fantastic! The hot water pressure was weak & fluctuating. The continental breakfast was ordinary. The lighting in my atrium facing room was annoying, 4 lamps, none above chest height, no light from above, just plain weird, romantic but not practical, I was alone! Free internet was great. Again...the best bed ever!! I got a special deal apparently upgraded to a superior room, no mini bar in a superior room? I don't think so..I agree with the valet parking idea anne 1313, it would be consistent with the quality of product this wonderful hotel purports to offer. No foxtel? We pay for product & service, not to pay your mortgage! I'd go back just for the bed!

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Mark J,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review.
We do offer secure, under-cover parking in Trafalgar Car Park located 270 metres from our property. Guests are welcome to pull up in front of the hotel to unload their vehicles and check-in. Guests requiring parking will be issued with a proximity card which will give them 24 hour access to the car park. On departure, guests can leave their card in a drop box located at the exit of the car park to save them returning to the hotel. Car parking is charged at $15.00 per day. We do value all comments and suggestions and, as a result of the comments from yourself and anne 1313, we will conduct an investigation into the feasibility of offering valet parking to our guests.
Since fitting all of our newly restored rooms with new beds, bedding, pillows and blankets, we have received so many positive comments. Our bed toppers are filled only with the highest quality small feather and down and are aptly named ‘The Cloud’. We are so pleased you loved the bed!
We were concerned to read your comments about the hot water pressure being weak and fluctuating and would appreciate additional information, such as the room number you stayed in, so that we can look into this matter further. We would also like to discuss your comment regarding the continental breakfast which consists of cereals, yoghurt, preserved fruits, fresh fruit, freshly baked breads, croissants, pastries, preserves, fruit juices, freshly brewed coffee and a selection of fine and herbal teas. Please contact feedback@hadleyshotel.com.au
The lamps in all accommodation rooms are new and have been specifically chosen by design experts to create ambience and replicate the traditionally appointed interiors of the Victorian era. We are sorry to hear you found the lighting in your room to be impractical and apologise for any inconvenience caused during your stay. For future stays, should you require additional lighting, please do not hesitate to contact our reception desk, available 24 hours, for assistance.
We are not currently offering a mini bar selection in any of our room types, except for the bottled water. This service is under review while we decide on the best ‘Tasmanian produced’ options for our mini bar and how we can appeal to our broad range of guest requirements. Rest assured that there will be a mini bar offering in all room types very soon. A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased via room service along with snacks from the bar or the bar menu.
We are pleased to hear that you made use of the free internet and thought it was ‘great’. Complimentary wi-fi is available to all guests throughout the entire hotel. We do not currently offer Foxtel channels, however, all guests have access to complimentary in-house movies which change on a monthly basis.
Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hadley’s Orient Hotel next time you are visiting Hobart.
Kind regards,
Hadley’s Orient Hotel Management
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadleys would be absolute perfection if it weren't for the parking situation. No parking on site, but the hotel will give you a space a block away for $15 a day. I think this place would be perfection if they offered valet parking. The hotel is beautifully decorated throughout. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The service is great also. The waterfront and Salamanca market are just a few minutes walk away. Loved this place!

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear anne1313,
Thank you for choosing to stay at Hadley’s Orient Hotel and taking the time to post this review.
We are so pleased that you appreciated our clean and comfortable rooms, our central location and the great service provided by the Hadley’s team. We are disappointed that we couldn’t quite make your stay perfection due to the car parking facilities being located off-site. Many of our guests have commented that they do not require a vehicle due to our central location and would prefer to explore the city and nearby attractions on foot. We do offer secure, under-cover parking in Trafalgar Car Park located 270 metres from our property. Guests are welcome to pull up in front of the hotel to unload their vehicles and check-in. Guests requiring parking will be issued with a proximity card which will give them 24 hour access to the car park. On departure, guests can leave their card in a drop box located at the exit of the car park to save them returning to the hotel. Car parking is charged at $15.00 per day.
Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards
Hadley’s Orient Hotel Management
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took a short break to Hobart and when looking for Hotels I came across Hadleys Orient Hotel, which I had stayed in many years ago. What a pleasant surprise for a hotel that was built in 1834 in that it has kept its old charm but modernized to encompass all the latest services that current hotels require. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, but gets slow on occasion when there are multiple users. Fantastically located in the center of Hobart and within walking distance to Constitution dock, Salamanca place etc. Rooms are well presented and roomy, service is excellent and a good European or cooked breakfast is available in their spacious dining room for an extra charge. Bra is large with a wide range of drinks available and whilst there is no restaurant in the hotel the bar area does provide a reasonable menu at very reasonable prices. Only one elevator that is very slow and only accommodates 4 people at most.
Overall great value for money in a fabulous location in the center of Hobart.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Edward M,
Thank you for choosing to return to Hadley’s Orient Hotel and taking the time to share your experience. The property has recently been restored, under guidance of heritage experts, to reflect the Victorian era with a strong focus on maintaining the ‘old-world’ charm but still offering modern services and facilities.
It sounds like you took advantage of our central location (within walking distance to most attractions) and our complimentary Wi-Fi. We would like some further information on your experience with the Wi-Fi being slow on occasion and would appreciate it if you would contact us on feedback@hadleyshotel.com.au
We are pleased that you found your room well-presented and roomy, the service excellent and had the opportunity to visit our dining room for breakfast and the bar for a wide range of drinks and reasonably priced bar meals. We do have 1 elevator to service our 4 floors/71 rooms and it is a little slow but we find most of our guests do not mind the slower pace or will happily walk a couple of flights of stairs to get to their rooms.
Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hadley’s Orient Hotel when you are next visiting Hobart.
Kind regards,
Hadley’s Orient Hotel Management
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Address: 34 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hadley's Orient Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hadley's Orient Hotel Hobart is the one of the oldest boutique hotels in Australia. Originally constructed by convict labour in 1834, this National Trust listed hotel is a unique place to stay in the heart of the city. The property has been fully restored to reflect the Victorian era under the guidance of heritage experts. Hadley's Orient Hotel offers 71 guest rooms and suites, an onsite bar serving light meals, guest lounge, Traditional High Tea available daily (bookings essential), conference and event space, 24 hour reception including concierge services and complimentary WiFi throughout the property. The property is just 20 min from the airport and 5 min walk from the business and government centre of Hobart, Salamanca Markets, Constitution Dock and CBD shopping. Located right in the heart of the city, directly opposite the beautiful St Davids Church. ... more   less 
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