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“Wrest Point is restful but tired”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Wrest Point

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Wrest Point
Ranked #16 of 46 Hotels in Hobart
Sydney,Australia
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98 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Wrest Point is restful but tired”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Just finished a two night stay at Wrest Point. Stayed here 15 years ago and whilst still a good location with great water views the hotel is very tired. Slept well and bed comfortable but the rooms need some money spent on them. Staff very helpful and friendly. Stayed in a mountain view room but only had a view of the car park.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

Decided to stay once again at Wrest Point to celebrate my 50th. We decided to lash out and booked a City view Executive room and were thrilled to bits to receive a surprise upgrade to a large suite. Had a great time in the casino, a very comfortable sleep and a substantial breakfast. Well done to all of the staff for making our stay a most enjoyable one once again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

An upgrade to a tower room helped make this stay even more special. Lots of space and free wifi. Great facilities and not too far to walk into the main town. The views are beautiful. Hobart is a very attractive small city.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

Spent two nights (Sat/Sun) recently. Had booked a Tower City Mountain view room but actually was overlooking the marina also with big panoramic windows. Room excellent size and spotlessly clean and comfortable. The venue offers a good rang of eating options to cater for most budgets. Check in and out were quick and very friendly staff at all levels during our stay. Guest parking (free) could be a little inconvenient in bad weather as you have to cross an uncovered area to reach and if you happen to be at the furthest end of the car park the problem would be aggravated. Could actually walk to nearest shops and even Salamanca Place and waterfront (Constitution Dock etc). They would not class as "on the doorstep" but still easily reached if you are half fit. and looking to walk off a big meal! Would certainly stay there again.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

I stayed at Wrest Point for 1 evening. The front counter staff varied in knowledge and attention to guests from average to excellent. The room was good, clean and quiet although after 40 years could do with a bit of a lift. I used the Business Centre and had problems with passwords not working on the PC, to the PC crashing numerous times! I think that they are old 386's which have passed their use by date a long time ago. Breakfast was excllent, great range and quality. A little attention in some areas would make a lot of difference!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Narellan, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

We arrived by car early evening after 9 hr road trip and impressed with the Doorman's helpfulness with luggage and car parking. Check-in was a breeze and we entered our room literally within 5 mins. Views from 11th floor of the harbour were excellent and the room was exceptionally well furnished, clean and comfortable which definitely matched expectations. We sought help from the Concierge regarding points of interest, attractions etc. I have to congratulate Daniel for his explanation and maps on the subject which proved invaluable during our stay. On consultation of our compendium, we decided to 'eat in' at the Coffee Shop Buffet. At this stage we didn't think a foot note for reservations applied to guests as an external number was listed. At the Coffee Shop desk we had to wait 3 mins before acknowledgement by waitstaff whilst finishing personal conversations. No greeting apart from "Do you have a booking?" As the answer was "No, although we are guests". This abrasive redhead responded with "no booking, no seating that's the policy here, try next door".
We noted 3 available tables at this stage and clearly debating this issue was not an option with such a condescending employee. Our subsequent Bistro meal was excellent and the staff extremely polite in contrast. An hour later, one of the 3 Coffee Shop tables was still vacant. A $20 guest spend instead of $70 each night. Obviously Food & Beverage is not interested in generating revenue. Thankfully the breakfast buffet proved a more positive experience with customer service. The property has gaming facilities that is an attraction for locals so weekends are busy. Plenty of Security Staff to deal with potential anit-social issues which is re-assuring for discerning guests. Despite the deliberate rudeness from one "bad apple", the rest of the staff excelled with service standards. The Wrest has everything and well worth recommending.

Room Tip: North facing 11th upwards. Great views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wentworthville, NSW
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

I recently stayed at Wrestpoint in early Dec. One day each at the beginning and end of a conducted bus tour of Tassie. Most of us on the tour were roomed in the Mountain View Wing (probably budget rooms) which is a separate building opposite the main Wrestpoint Tower. I don't have any major complaints - the bed was comfy, shower OK, all the amenities as expected - just no mountain view. The view I had was of a gravelled courtyard and fence (I could open the window to let in fresh air). I was on the 1st floor with no lift. Luckily, one of the girls at reception bought my bag to my room, poor thing, but I did lug it back down on day of departure, not wanting to wait for a porter. The lighting in my room was a tad gloomy, but the room was quiet. The buffet brekky was very nice, good selection, as was the evening buffet meal. Even though Sandy Bay, where the hotel is situated is a lovely spot, it is a little way from the city.

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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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