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“Comfortable, spacious rooms in great location”
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Fountainside Hotel
Ranked #7 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Don't judge this hotel by its dated-looking exterior facade and reception area. We stayed here for 4 nights and our room 45 was well refurbished and came surprisingly spacious all equipped with a large flat-screen TV, a very comfortable king-sized bed and a modern and reasonable sized bathroom. You might argue that the furniture looks a bit like yesterday, however, it fits in all together. The room faces a big and busy roundabout but we didn't hear any noise during the night. Another plus is the reasonable priced mini-bar which comes with a good variety. The only downside is the slow and really noisy elevator.

Overall, this is a hotel offers great value for money with spacious, reasonable priced rooms in a great location (walking distance to waterfront and Salamanca market) and free car park. I would definitely come back.

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2  Thank Rickgrimes1
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Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

I have travelled extensively and have worked as a consultant in the hotel industry for many years. Fountainside is one of the best managed hotels I have stayed in. First impressions weren't great due to foyer renovations, but from then on the hotel facilities and the customer service delivered by the manager and staff was fabulous. Friendly, polite and responsive to our needs and our requests. Clean and reasonably priced room tariff and minibar, huge breakfast, and an excellent dinner - unusual for a hotel restaurant I have found. Congratulations to Lynelle and her team - we will be back!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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4  Thank Jildi12
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had come from a raw experience elsewhere and had booked Fountainside over the internet so were a little concerned about the quality. However we neednt have worried. The hotel was wonderful. The room was spacious and to the point of luxurious considering the price. Locationwise it was a mere 3 minute walk to the waterfront. I would highly recommend this hotel and hope to return during my next Australia trip.

Room Tip: I cant imagine there would be a view of the waterfront from any of the rooms.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Barbs W
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

With thanks to the reviews on TA we stayed at Fountainside side for 2 nights in a king suite - room 51. Great start to our stay with a welcoming reception and answers to our questions re Salamance Market and local retail locations. The room we were directed to was superb, plenty of space, the most comfortable bed and pillows I have experienced in any hotel, the bathroom again a great size, mini bar at prices that tempt you to try everything given the great value. We decided to try the hotel restaraunt the first night, enjoyed the food and service so much returned again the next night. The menu offers a great range of meals, not pompous city style, just nice food and great value. They have a range of local wines priced around the $25 a bottle. The thing that really stood out to me is the friendly service from all staff, plenty of smiles and nothing too difficult. I can not recommend this hotel enough, they have got it right in my opinion, great location, great value and most importantly, great staff. Wish we could have stayed for longer, will just have to come back again soon.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
5  Thank Craig W
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

We chose this hotel based on so many positive reviews for our first ever visit to Hobart. 3 nights weekend stay in March 2013. The great reviews were all spot on, and this gem of a hotel deserves all the accolades. The rooms are smart and absolutely spotless with towels thicker than carpets! It's very smart to set price levels for minibar and restaurant food at such reasonable levels - encourages use of all such amenities, and just an extra $10 on restaurant meal price if you prefer room service. We had breakfast 3 days and dinner on 2 of our 3 nights - better be hungry, they are very generous servings of excellent standard fare. No gourmet menu here, but top notch at what they do, and a very good bar and wine selection, again at very affordable prices. We were on 1st floor overlooking the busy roundabout, but like others said, the window insulation is excellent - zero traffic noise except for the occasional Harley-Davidson showing off. Blackout curtains no road noise and whisper-quiet aircon, so a great night's sleep in very comfy beds. They've got it ALL right, but what really adds the icing to the cake is their greatest asset of all - the amazingly friendly and efficient staff who really do make you feel that it's a pleasure to serve you. Top score all round, guys, and we look forward to another visit. Very Highly Recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank THBNE
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed for five nights in February 2013.

In Room 52 we had a great view over the Domain. Clean, quiet comfortable room. Great sleep. No concerns over the local roundabout. Free and readily accessible parking.

Breakfast buffet is a great value at 11.80 per person. We also enjoyed an evening dinner at the restaurant and had a great meal.

Easy walk to the waterfront, and don't miss the Saturday Salamanca Market

Others have commented about the fair pricing of the in-room mini-bar. We heartily concur, and found prices even a bit lower than nearby bottle shops.

Highly recommended, and we would readily return.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in March 2013. Despite being by a busy road there was no noise at all and we slept very well. The king sized bed was also incredibly comfy, so much so that I found it difficult to drag myself out, despite having Hobart to explore!

Decor was very smart, bit like a business hotel and very clean. The room was also quite spacious. Fabulous water pressure in the shower too!

Location was excellent, only 5-10 mins walk to the dock area. And we were impressed by the free parking. All this for only $144/night, great value.

We also had breakfast there both days. At $11.80 it was reasonable value, a fairly standard hotel breakfast but well stocked.

We would be happy to stay again next time we're in Hobart.

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1  Thank bronners132
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Additional Information about Fountainside Hotel

Address: 40 Brooker Ave, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Hobart
#3 Business Hotel in Hobart
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#7 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: $100 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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