We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great hotel in Hobart recently discovered”
Review of Fountainside Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 12 more sites!
Fountainside Hotel
Ranked #4 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Devonport
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great hotel in Hobart recently discovered”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

On a recent work visit I stayed at Fountainside after a colleague booked us in there. I was really delighted to find the room was large, bed and linen were top quality and even though the room faced on to a busy roundabout, the traffic noise wasn't a problem thanks to double glazed windows. On checkout I immediately booked for another visit this week and found everything to the same standard. The only difference was that my room was opposite the lift and until guests had all arrived back to their rooms on my floor, that was a bit noisy. The staff are very professional and make you feel welcome but don't go over the top like some do (artificial smiling).
I will certainly return to Fountainside when next in Hobart.

Room Tip: Away from the lift entrance
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank MythBlyth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,201 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    649
    480
    57
    7
    8
See reviews for
184
655
84
98
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (284)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
North Queensland
Level Contributor
100 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Stayed at Fountainside once again - always use this hotel now when visiting Hobart. This time I was on my own (no husband or son), so stayed in a King bedroom rather than our usual Family apartment. Modern and excellently equipped. Plenty of room for 1 or 2 people. Great friendly staff in all areas - reception, house keeping and restaurant. Restaurant meals of good standard and very reasonable prices. Can never say enough good things about this place. Will always use this hotel when in Hobart.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank RiverDream2008
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

I've been seeing Fountainside on Tripadvisor with excellent ratings for some time now and decided to finally give it a go. I was not disappointed. I stayed 2 nights on the 5th floor in a King bedroom which was modern and well appointed in every way. The room was not large, but was of reasonable size for 1 or 2 people. There was a large LCD TV. The bed was as comfortable as any I've sleep in and the comfort of the pillows was exceptional The rates are VERY reasonable for what you would pay for this type of room elsewhere. They do not nickel and dime you either... offering a simple buffet breakfast ($11.80) to hotel guests and in-room mini bar at surprisingly painless prices. Soft drinks and munchies are $150, Light beer (cascade light) $2.50, and regular beer (cascade premium) $3.50. The location is very convienient. There is a restaurant on-site, but I was able to easily walk to Sullivans Cove for a harbour-side dinner in only 5 minutes via Sackville & Campbell St. I have no idea what their other rooms are like, but if you are not planning on staying in a hotel that has a harbour view... this is likely your best option.

Room Tip: I don't believe there is a pool or gym if that is important to you.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bigmac1us
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne
Level Contributor
115 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed for a couple of nights with my niece on a visit to MONA. Initially a bit concerned as rooms face major Hobart traffic roundabout but windows have been specially treated to minimise noise and if you're still bothered they can provide ear plugs! Room very comfortable, no particular special features but perfectly adequate. Beware the step down as you exit the room - caught me every time! Price particularly good for such a well situated hotel. Within easy walking distance of anywhere in Hobart city centre and the harbour. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: the quietest rooms are apparently those "deluxe" ones on the 7th floor - they have double...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank StargazerMelbourne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Everything just worked. Excellent checkin/out dinner & breakfast great and mini bar - prices local retail makes a nice change. Good location just 10 minute walk from Constitution Dock and Salamanca Market Highly recommend

Room Tip: Given a King Room facing north on the great value package that includes breakfast dinner and a bottl...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Warren G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Devonport, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This hotel is an absolutely wonderful place to stay. The rooms are impecably clean and of a high standard with a wonderfully stocked mini bar at very reasonable prices.The restaurant is great serving a high standard of food for dinner and breakfast at an incredibly reasonable price. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and nothing is a bother to them. This hotel is with in easy walking distance to the hospital and shopping area as well as the harbour. Do yourself a favour and stay at this wonderful hotel.

Room Tip: We had a king bed in our room so good. Worth asking if one of these rooms are available.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Maree D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The Hotel is great, easily the best possible place to stay in Hobart!! The staff are amazing speacially Megan who I was told had recently joined! She was extremely helpful and gave me and my wife great suggestions of places to visit and dine..She had never any issues with us asking her as many questions...

As mentioned in earlier reviews too that the lift is a bit jerky and noisy but that's just a small thing in front of all positives..

Location is central and parkig in FREE which was a delight as our hotel in Launceston charged us 10 dollars a day for parking!!

Overall great value for money!! Will surely return

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank GauravKhanna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Hobart hotels
0.4 mi away
RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
0.2 mi away
Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart
0.1 mi away
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
The Henry Jones Art Hotel
0.4 mi away
Hadley's Orient Hotel
Hadley's Orient Hotel
#6 of 47 in Hobart
4.5 of 5 bubbles 647 reviews
0.6 mi away
Salamanca Inn
Salamanca Inn
#3 of 47 in Hobart
4.5 of 5 bubbles 558 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fountainside Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fountainside Hotel

Property: Fountainside Hotel
Address: 40 Brooker Ave, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Hobart
#3 Business Hotel in Hobart
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountainside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ideal address in Hobart for both business and leisure. Walk to the CBD, Historic Waterfront and Salamanca and it's an easy drive to all main attractions in Southern Tasmania. Quiet 4 star rooms with luxurious beds, and air-conditioning for a great nights sleep. Broadband internet, Austar, offstreet parking, breakfast and dinner prices available for guests. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Ctrip TA, Agoda, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA, Priceline, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your Fountainside Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fountainside Hotel Hobart, Tasmania

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing