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“Ideal in Hobart” 4 of 5 stars
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RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   154 -156 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #11 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Ideal in Hobart”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent 2 nights here in Dec 2014. Great room, central location, good restaurant and helpful staff. Discounts for RACV/T members but if you take a membership card for another motoring organisation they may give you the discount - depends who's on duty.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shelley R, Hotel Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay with us was. We're delighted you found our team members helpful, our location great and your room well appointed. Tony I am pleased to confirm that we extend the 25% member discount to all reciprocal motoring organisations including international and will ensure that all members of our team are fully across our offers. Merry Christmas and happy New Year.
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Roma, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently spent 5 nights in Hobart. The RACV/RACT hotel was a great place to use as a base. The motel is located in the middle of the Hobart shopping area and only a short walk to Salamanca Place and the docks, which was great as we did not have a car. The room was spacious with a separate bedroom with a comfortable king sized bed. There was a small kitchenette, which was ideal for cooking a light breakfast or to make a sandwich as well as a washing machine/drier which came in handy. The bathroom was well appointed and the shower was hot with good water pressure. The room was cleaned each day to a good standard. There were wooden shutters on the windows and when closed, made the room very dark. This, along with the comfortable bed saw us sleep in until mid-morning on a couple of occasions, so good. The sofa was a small and not that comfortable. Reception is open 24 hours and the staff were friendly and helpful. We attended a function at the Casino which was only a $12 cab ride away. We got a great deal and discount as we are members of RACQ. Based on our stay, I thoroughly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shelley R, Hotel Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thanks for your review Steve.

We were thrilled that you and your wife were able to have a relaxing time with us. It is very rewarding to receive such positive feedback from our members, Thank you again Merry Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hobart.
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Canberra, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a little unusual? The entry is tucked away in a lane, so using the address in a car navigator, leaves you searching for a place to park on a busy street, while you check in. Once that's done, you're directed to another street and laneway access to the car park.

We booked the penthouse on level 8. It's a huge space with a large balcony overlooking the dock area. It has a kitchenette, only a bar fridge and no cooktop, but did have a front load washing machine, microwave and dishwasher. A cooktop is available by request. Despite the large entertainment area, it's still only a one bedroom/ensuite apartment.
Front desk staff were very courteous and friendly, but no porter. The hotel is located in the CBD and therefore within close proximity of adjacent hotels and taverns, so there can be some early morning noise from street level on Friday/Saturday nights. Otherwise a very comfy apartment.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shelley R, Hotel Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thank you for your post Paul, it is the little things that count and I am pleased to let you know that as a recent acquisition for the RACV and RACT and we are working through a number of improvement programs with a view to further enhance our Member and guest experience – especially our signage and sense of arrival. We do hope to welcome you back soon so you can see some of the changes occurring. Until then, take care and happy travels.
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Melbourne
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Opposite some well known fashion and home wares stores, a short walk up, down or around the block to most of Downtown Hobart; Salamanca Place was just 2 blocks away, we found this great value for money.
Friendly staff, king size bed, and with a window (on the 5th floor), that we could leave open, we enjoyed the spaciousness of our separate bedroom, kitchenette, lounge/dining apartment. A relaxing stay and looking forward to the refurbishment of foyer/restaurant/entry, especially if they keep selling rooms at this price. Don't be put off by the lack of easy access when arriving...the reception is tucked away up a short flight of stairs, but this too is marked for change....Planning to return soon

Room Tip: Window shutters could be closed to block noise and light...we faced North which might get hot mid su...
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shelley R, Hotel Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thank you for your post it is very rewarding to receive such positive feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of the member benefits. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hobart soon
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently took a long weekend and stayed at the hotel for three nights while visiting Hobart.

Hotel has a number of perks and very well located, but one thing that really bothered me was the poor level of cleanliness observed by the hotel, resulting in me waking up after the first night COVERED in small insect/ bug bites. I had bites on my arms, legs, torso, back, EVERYWHERE.

The staff were quite apologetic when we raised this with them and had promised a thorough clean of the room. And while there were no (or reduced) further incidents, I've left the hotel with a significant level of discomfort which should have not happened in the first place.

Other than that the hotel does discount rates, free parking and wifi for auto club members. It is also walking distance to salamanca and the pier.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shelley R, Hotel Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 5 days ago
MimiL. Thank you for your post. I was extremely concerned to read of your insect bites, and have tried to call you on several occasions. I am pleased to advise that we had the room professionally inspected and there was absolutely no evidence of bed bugs or other type of insect in the bed or any other area of your room.
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 2 nights (Saturday & Sunday) in a twin share room.

The rooms are well decorated. Beds comfy. Bathroom clean and modern.
Main complaint about the layout of the bathroom was the shower screen did not close - it's only a half partition with the bottom part exposed allowing water to get into the rest of the bathroom.

One gripe is with housekeeping not keeping tabs on the room. The ironing board was completely broken when I took it out to use it. Coffee sachets were not replenished when the room was cleaned nor the little milk carton replaced.

My main gripe though is the lack of car parking on a Saturday night! I had to invent a car spot in the car park to leave my car. Considering the hotel is run by an automobile club, I find it strange that there wasn't adequate parking facilities (only a total of 2 full levels - though each level was not very large).

Overall I recommend this particular hotel. I hope the other RACV hotels are of a similar standard as I would definitely book with them in the future if this is the case.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a hotel room unit. Recently refurbished. Exceedingly clean and comfortable. We asked for a different pillow from their pillow menu and were very happy with it. Close to the marketplace. Nice bookstore down the street. The mall is also close but finding the entrance can be challenging. The hotel has Auto club rates and gave us free parking with our USA AAA membership card.

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shelley R, Hotel Manager at RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing your post, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciated the little extras our members receive such as parking. We understand it can be difficult to locate the property for the first time and are please to let you know we will soon commence a redevelopment of a stunning new hotel entry that makes for an easy arrival, along with a warm and inviting lounge, a bar and enhanced dining areas for members and guests to enjoy. Take care and happy travels.
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Address: 154 -156 Collins 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 ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Hobart's cultural city centre, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel is within easy walking distance of Constitution Dock, the shopping precinct and Hobart's iconic Salamanca Markets. Australia's smallest and most historic capital offers a mix of historic and contemporary art and culture, cafes, and restaurants, providing the ideal base for business or leisure. RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel offers a variety of accommodation options, a number of conference and wedding facilities, Charcoal our restaurant provides - wood fired pizza and classic fare, a gym and undercover parking. ... more   less 
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