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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I had the pleasure of having a Lunch and Dinner at the Formby while waiting for the Spirit of Tasmania to resume sailings in June. For Dinner I had the Butter Chicken and was very happy to say it tasted authentic - I really enjoyed it, and to cater to my sweet tooth I had a Panna Cotta, it was... More 

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are very happy to hear that you were pleased with both your visits - especially during a trying time for yourself. We sincerely appreciate the feedback. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the queen superior double room which I was pleasantly surprised with. Very comfortable with a TV, heat pump and bathroom. I read prior reviews about noise issues and I expected this especially being a Saturday night with the bar downstairs. I did hear abit of ruckus but nothing worth worrying about. I was quite fortunate that my... More 

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Thank Emma F
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Great to hear that overall your stay was a good one - I will certainly pass onto our maintenance tea about the shower head and see what can be remedied. We appreciate your comments. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This room had a queen size bed, in a large room, separate bathroom , shower over bath. TV, free Wifi, AC, Restaurant. The room was clean and tidy, I can recommend the Formby highly, friendly staff made my stay very comfortable indeed.

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Thank Roger P
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for you review - glad to here that your stay was an all round success! More 

Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We had a room on the back street side, could just see the corner of the Spirit of Tasmania. A little noisy but not annoying Rooms small but really clean and tidy, really cheap stay away from home Nice to have a drink in the lounge then just wander back to our room

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. We are pleased to hear that your stay was comfortable. We appreciate your feedback. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

What a great stay. The staff were friendly and really helpful. We were a little worried from a couple of previous reviews the hotel would disappoint but what a great surprise to find a well appointed rooms that were very clean and tasteful in design for a upcoming hotel. Our million dollar view was of the Spirit right outside our... More 

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review! Always pleased to hear that our recent improvements to the rooms have paid off & we are very proud of our Central Restaurant so glad you took the time to sample the great menu! We appreciate the feedback - thanks again! More 

Dandenong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

The formby is a hotel with accommodation and restaurant.the accommodation is upstairs , which may not suit everyone,and is adequate.the room was clean and bed comfortable but not very big. In the shower be aware that the hot and cold taps are in reverse to what we are used to.the restaurant was excellent and the pizza as good as any... More 

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review - glad that the venue suited your needs and you enjoyed our restaurant. We appreciate the feedback. More 

Jamieson, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

On our first night in Tassie and an Easter Monday, the place was pumping. I could not fault our hostess Laura for her professionalism and friendliness. Our room was newly renovated, so very clean and cosy. The meal was exceptional, the decor eclectic & trendy and the staff were outstanding. Once the major renovation is finished, you will be hard... More 

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Thank Jamogen
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry for the delay in responding - for some reason the notification of this review did not come through. But really great to hear and we will make sure that your comments re our staff are acknowledged! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

adelaide south australia
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

500 metres from the ferry back to mainland, recently renovated rooms, very friendly staff, great food and cheap cold beer. Very well priced , great location if catching the ferry , highly recommend the Formby

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. So glad our venue ticked all the boxes for you! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

When my husband said he had booked us budget accommodation at a hotel so we could be close to the ferry for our early morning departure I was prepared for a pretty ordinary experience. BUT - how wrong was I? Our room was clean, fresh and modern. Although it was a Saturday night we could not here the music from... More 

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Thank AfricanQueen59
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We recently finished renovating our rooms to refresh the accommodation and it is always nice to hear that its 'making the grade'. We are budget but do always aim to be clean & comfortable! We appreciate the feedback More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We arrived on the Spirit after 9pm at night and they were very helpful and kept the kitchen open for us and other passengers. Our room was clean, comfortable and had a good shower. We came back here for our return trip and again were very happy with our room and the service. We particularly enjoyed the food here the... More 

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and even more so enough to return. We hope to see you again. More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Formby Hotel offers comfortable, clean & affordable superior standard and budget accommodation. This hotel has just been renovated and boasts new carpet, curtains, beds and linen throughout. The Formby is located in the CBD of Devonport and on the shores of the Mersey River directly opposite the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. We offer accommodation to suit your every requirement, whether it be a private double or family room with ensuite or shared dorm facilities for those on a budget. This property is clean, comfortable and affordable right in the heart of Devonport , and host to one of Devonport's finest restaurants The Central Restaurant. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy restaurant, bar/pub, and expansive car park. Hostel Rooms are all just 2 share, and include Locker, Linen (changed weekly), Towel, Sink, New beds, Free wifi, Heating, Communal Bathroom, Common room and Kitchen & Laundry Facilities Hotel Rooms enjoy Ensuite, Tea & Coffee Facilities, TV, Linen, towels, Fridge, Heating, Free Wifi, Spare Blankets and are welcome to use shared lounge and kitchen facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Formby Hotel

Address: 82 Formby Rd, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Devonport
Price Range: $23 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Formby Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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