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Discovery Parks - Hobart
Reviewed April 27, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at Discovery Holiday Parks Risdon. Both times we stayed in a Superior Cottage which was spacious enough for 2 adults and our 2 children (now teenagers). One bedroom has a queen bed with electric blanket and a large storage unit with shelves, hanging space, spare blankets, clothes airer, ironing board and iron. The other bedroom has 2 sets of bunks and a small unit of hanging space. Linen is provided. The kitchen is well equipped with full sized fridge, microwave, electric frypan, stove/oven, dishwasher, kettle, toaster etc and all the utensils/crockery you would need to cook for yourselves. Spacious bathroom with shower, toilet, basin and a hairdryer. Living area with tv, dvd player, 2-seater couch and dining table. The cottages and cabins are quite close together and there is some noise from the nearby road but we didn't find it too annoying. There is an outside balcony with table & chairs and BBQ. It is not too far to travel to Hobart, we used this cottage as a home-base and travelled all over Hobart and surrounds easily. The kids enjoyed the mini golf course and pirate ship playground. The superior cottages no longer have washing machines/dryers in them (but I believe some of the cabins do) so we used the park's laundry which takes $1 coins. We did one load of washing and drying for about $6. You can buy a small sachet of washing powder from the office. Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We stayed one night - with a later arrival. Late arrival handled very well by staff - key left in small outdoor safe and code for safe emailed to us. Four adults (two couples) made up our group. Space was acceptable, with a decent side table, enough seating in the lounge area, and a well equipped kitchen (included dish washer/drawer). Unit was very neat (I think it was called a deluxe unit), spotlessly clean and good bedding provided.

Don't expect views or total silence (road is close by). Units are very close together.

If you want to access the wireless network (at a fee), and will be checking in late, make sure you sort this out with the office when you call in ahead of time. We could not access the internet and when I called the after hours number on arrival, was told that I was too late to arrange this as it was after office hours. Pity.

So, if you need a quick stop over (out of Hobart central but within about 20 mins drive to waterfront and Salamanca etc - and not too far from MONA) this place will do. No frills, just clean and neat (well the unit we had was).

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

great location, very friendly, very neat and comfortable . We stayed in superier cabin (cabin 33) it was a real home away from home. Has everything even a washing machine and dryer in the bathroom. we had 2 rooms both with double beds. clean, comfortable. it is only 10 minutes to large shopping center which had everything you need. It is about 15minutes into hobart. Cadbury is just 15 min away but not worth the visit as they longer do tours. Richmond is a must to visit. Salamanca markets is good but you only need a couple of hours to see the whole markets we managed to get free parking near De Witt Street at Battery Point and then we walked down Kellys walk and it takes about 3minutes.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had the cabin suitable for disable people and it was fantastic. They offer 2 different kind of cabins which doesn't normally happen so thank you.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

The cabins are great with all facilities for cooking etc. The park is located close to Hobart and easily accessible. The Hotel situated close by is very good for a meal.
All of Hobart's attractions can be easily visited from this location. The Botanic Gardens along with a great restaurant, Cadburys, Richmond, Port Arthur, Mt Wellington & Hobart are just a few locations. The park area is well maintained and is value for money when on holidays. Would come back again!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 28, 2010

This place was so disappointing. The couple who were travelling with us wouldn't check in and lost a nights accomodation as deposit and went and stayed at the Wrest Point Casino for $50 a night cheaper!! We stayed in a superior lodge and it was very basic. Paper thin walls, one two seater lounge (for 4 people), no servicing at all (same towels for a week), not all cabins had parking spots and the outlook from the verendah was of a barbed wire maximum security prison. 35 minutes travel (peak hour) from Salamanca. The office shuts at 6pm every day and I don't think there is much return business. Really, really overpriced for what you get and I really regretted booking and paying in advance. I would not have stayed there for more than a night if I hadn't already paid.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 25, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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Address: 673 East Derwent Hwy, Risdon, Clarence, Tasmania 7017, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Clarence > Risdon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Risdon
Price Range: $71 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Parks - Hobart 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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