Devonport's a hard place to find an overnight stay for 4 people (2 adults, 2 kids) except in a family-style motel room. We just needed a night in town before the morning ferry back to Melbourne, and we didn't expect too much from Glasgow Lodge.
Overall, it was OK. There's two separate bedrooms (queen in one, a set of single bunks plus another single bed = 3 singles in the second), and an OK-sized living/kitchen area with a new flatscreen TV. Big bathroom with a newish top-loading washing machine, and a new shower. One pedestal fan for cooling (no air-con) and the windows open OK once the security screws (which limit them to about 4 inches open) are removed. Took us a while to cool the bedrooms down after a hot day so the kids could go to sleep. The units are all separate (no adjoining wall noise), and it's located in a quiet part of town. No pool.
About a 10-minute walk north is the surf club, a great playground and two restaurants/cafes in the SLSC complex. Pretty busy there - we opted for asian takeout from Noodle Bento on William St (maybe 2 minute drive from the hotel, near petrol station = awesome food!).
Kids eventually slept OK, and while there's obvious pride in maintaining the motel as well as they can, things like a moderate long-term residual smoke smell from the beds (which are also a bit old and saggy) and carpet/curtains are reflective of the age of the building.
The place just feels tired. It's OK for one night before the ferry - and was at about 75% occupancy on our stay, so clearly popular for this) - but we wouldn't relish a longer stay.
- Also Known As:
- Glasgow Lodge Devonport, Tasmania
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A complex of 12x ground level units which can accommodate a maximum of five people each. These self-contained units have fully equipped kitchens with upright stoves, 381 Lt refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven and cooking utensils. All you need is your food to be totally self sufficient. Washing Machine, LCD TV, Fresh Linen etc all included in the rates. A definite family destination... ... more less
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