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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Wrest Point

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Wrest Point
Ranked #16 of 46 Hotels in Hobart
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

I stayed at the Wrest Point Hotel this week. The location was beautiful. 5 minutes from the CBD. Easy parking and good room service. Many restaurant options in the Hotel. The room space was good. If you like gambling, there are many things for you to do. I would recommend staying at a waterfront view room, in a high floor. Great sunrise.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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WrestPoint, Manager at Wrest Point, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time and passing on such positive comments. We also appreciate our location and feel lucky to work in this environment...so it’s great to share it with our visitors. We’re glad you enjoyed our Casino facilities, with Tables Games, Electronic Gaming Machines, Keno and the Tote there is certainly lots to choose from.
Andrew Fox, Hotel Manager, Wrest Point
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

the views from our room in the tower were lovely.
The rooms were very dated and many things in our room were broken and not in a working manner.
The location was great only a $9 taxi ride to salamanca. The concierge was extremely helpful.
If youre going to spend a decent amount I'd reccommend looking elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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WrestPoint, Manager at Wrest Point, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank you for entering your feedback on the Trip Advisor website-it’s great this avenue is available for our customers to easily give reviews so we can ensure our establishment continues to live up to expectations. The views of the Derwent River and Hobart environs from the Tower rooms are indeed impressive-something we take great pride in! We are currently updating our rooms, replacing the bedspread with crisp clean sheets and bed runners, flat screen TV’s and introducing complimentary Wi-Fi which will certainly improve the rooms for any future stays. Our maintenance department is also constantly working to keep the fittings in working order and we certainly appreciate you letting us know of this as well as all of your other comments.
Once again thanks for taking the time to share your views. Andrew Fox, Hotel Manager, Wrest Point
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Stayed in the "Tower". May have paid a bit more for this - not too sure, but would recommend that you request a Tower room, as the views are just the best.

The room may have been a "bit" dated in terms of decor, but it was clean, the furniture was all in good condition, and everything worked - so no issues there.

We found the staff to be excellent, with check in/check out a breeze.

Something to be aware of is it is a little out of town (20-25 min walk - did it once), but there is a taxi rank right outside of the hotel. ($10.00 AUD - into town, so hardly a budget breaker) The plus side of this is that surrounding area is very quite at night.

All in all, we were very happy with our stay.

Room Tip: Request an upper floor Tower room - for great views of Hobart.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Old and run down. Rooms tiny, shocking colour schemes and in need of a drastic facelift. The place was like a morgue. No life or vitality whatsoever. What a waste of money. Bars were empty and casino also empty.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

The building may be dated (haven't seen a tv that small in years!) but the facilities, waterfront location and friendly staff made it a great place to stay. Other bonuses included: free car parking, indoor pool, tennis court and mini golf. We got a great deal through wotif - which made it very good value - wouldn't have paid full price for it.

Room Tip: tower rooms on water front have fantastic views, adjoining rooms available - just ask when booking
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Broadbeach, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were lucky enough to have this hotel as a Wotif mystery deal, so it was well priced, we just didn't find out the name until it was booked, or the room style for that matter.
The room had a double and single bed, was tired, aged and outdated. It has a lovely view overlooking the water and the staff were beautiful. They were welcoming and friendly and always smiling.
Unfortunately the rooms and ensuite are old. There was a suspicious stain on the bedspread, the walls were orange with a white roof, with the exception of the bathroom which has a white tiles/walls with an orange roof. We had to close the bathroom door simply to get to the toilet (the bathroom was about 1mx 1m floorspace with the exception of bath/shower)
The shower over the bath was not pleasant- didn't look clean and we waited until we got to our next hotel to shower.
Money needs to be spent on this hotel, from the lifts to the rooms to the carpet. If they did that, it would a lovely place to stay.
Unfortunately as it stands I would not return, but of they refurbished I would return without hesitation.
Th corridors, lifts and carper also need attention.

I would like to finish by restating that the staff were absolutely lovely.

Room Tip: Spa and children activities were no applicable in this rating.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

I have stayed in many places in Hobart previously but was looking for a hotel with the wow factor and it had to be accessible for my dad who is wheelchair bound. Found a great rate for the Tower Suites and took the gamble...we have stayed at the Wrest Point previously but in their basic rooms - these I wouldnt recommend...tired, dated and basic which I'm sure is the trend of the majority of reviews for this hotel. However, if you can get a decent rate on the Tower Suites I would jump on it. There are many suite options in Hobart, but I'd doubt that many could compare with the space and views provided at Wrest Point. We had two rooms, I would agree that one of which was slightly more dated than the other (only in choice of furnishings), although both had large marble spa bathrooms, with an additional over-sized shower area. Kitchen was sufficient enough to prepare breakfast and the main living room was partitioned (if required) to the bedroom area. Two big screen TV's with Foxtel, if that floats your boat and wrap around views of the harbour/Mt Wellington.
Tennis Court, mini-golf looked in good shape, Pool needs extreme make-over but us usable. Normal spa and saunas included. The guys on Valet parking were excellent and couldnt have been more helpful, really enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Tower Rooms!?!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Wrest Point
Address: 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in Hobart
#12 Business Hotel in Hobart
#13 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#14 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wrest Point 4.5*
Number of rooms: 269
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience an absolute Hobart waterfront destination at Wrest Point; with spectacular river and mountain views, many fantastic dining experiences - including the award winning 17th floor Point Revolving Restaurant - a range of entertainment and genuine Tasmanian hospitality. For accommodation in an amazing location, great service and quality food and wine, look no further than Wrest Point. Choose from 4 Star Water Edge Rooms or superb 4 1/2 star Rooms and Suites in the famous Wrest Point Tower that capture stunning views of the river, majestic Mount Wellington, Hobart city and surrounds. Equal access rooms are available on request in the Tower. Wrest Point also offers a choice of 5 restaurants and 4 bars, from one of Hobart's premier dining restaurants, the Point Revolving Restaurant to the absolute waterfront location of Pier One Restaurant and Bar; to Tassie's best cocktails and live music 7 nights a week in the iconic Birdcage Bar. Other key features include: - Free Wi-Fi in all accommodation rooms - Free FOXTEL channels - Individually controlled air-conditioning and heating in all rooms - All non-smoking rooms - Solid constructed rooms for quiet night sleep - Free car parking and valet car parking service available - Saturday shuttle bus service available to Salamanca Market ($5pp return) - Free access to health club with indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and spa - Free access to onsite tennis court and mini-golf - Comprehensive 24-hour onsite security monitoring and staff - 24-hour Reception and Guest Services Desk - Water ferry services accessible from the hotel pier - Casino entertainment - Live international and national entertainment acts Enjoy the comfort, space and wide-ranging facilities of one of Hobart's premier hotels, a range of entertainment offerings and located close to Salamanca and CBD precincts. Wrest Point is the ideal base for your Tasmanian holiday or business trip. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wrest Point Hotel Sandy Bay
Wrest Point Landmark Hotel
Hotel Wrest Point Landmark
Wrest Point Hobart, Tasmania

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