I booked online to stay for the first night of our two week honeymoon to Tasmania. We stayed in Room 230 which was an unusually set up attachment to the side of the main Hotel. You had to exit the main building, walk along a terraced/latticed walkway past other rooms before finally coming to 230 at the end of the path near the outdoor smoking/bbq area. When entering, you had to be extremely careful not to fall down the step immediately inside the door. The 'apartment' was so compact when sitting on the toilet your knees were touching the cupboard door into the laundry facility. The room smelt stale and felt moderately dirty. We were going to the Cat Stevens Peace Train show across the road at the Playhouse Theatre, so proximity to the venue was good.
At 4.30am the fire alarm and automated voice "You must evacuate the building" sounded. We contacted the reception who informed us that it was unlikely to be a fire but it was his responsibility to inform us to exit via the fire escape and walk to the front assembly area. The Fire Brigade turned up, checked it out and an hour later we went back to bed. Management at the Hotel did not inform us to re-enter the building, a couple of the firies at the front let us know there was no fire. At 6.15am the alarm clock went off! Again at 6.30 the snooze alarm activated. In the morning on checking out, I had to pay an additional $15 for parking, the cost of the room was $175 and no compensation was mentioned regarding the disrupted night.
I would not recommend the Waldord and have previously stayed at Crown Plaza which I would highly recommmend. I would give the Waldorf a 1/10 and altogether it was a very poor experience. Cat Stevens Peace Train I scored 10/10, go and see it if you can.
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