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“Great Hotel, top staff, good value meals” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fountainside Hotel
Ranked #5 of 46 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, top staff, good value meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

What a top Hobart hotel. We had a 4 day stay at Fountainside. All the staff were extremely helpful. Evening meals were very good value for money. Bottle wine prices were cheaper than what you wd pay in a bottle shop in Hobart. Top floor room was excellent. Only a short walk to the Hobart CBD and Salamanca. No wonder this hotel has won Trip Advisor awards for 2011 and 2010. By the time we left we felt we were part of the family! How good is that!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TripM34
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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North Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

For $125 we got a good sized room. A very comfortable bed with good quality linen, and a very clean and smart bathroom with extra shelving so you are not scrabbling around with a washbag on the floor which happens so often in 'smart' bathrooms. The room did face the roundabout but with the double glazed windows we got a good nights sleep.
Very easy walking distance into Hobart and to the waterfront.
Excellent value.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Toone463
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Hampden, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Based on TA reviews, we booked 3 nights on-line before arriving in Hobart by car. The Fountainside lives up to its ratings. Car access was easy, parking free and at the door. The waterfront and Salamanca Place a safe and easy 5 minute walk. Free Wi-fi with your own device, or guest computer off the lobby. Staff welcoming and helpful- relayed messages awaiting us; offered good dining tips. Sixth floor room overlooking busy road, was quiet. King bed comfortable, good linens. Room spotless. Desk staffed 24 hours so very early check-out no problem; easy drive to the airport and drop off rental took 45 minutes tops. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lynnsy
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Stuttgart, Germany
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177 reviews
176 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

After a long day around Tasmania by car we arrived in the late afternoon in Hobart.
When you come in to Hobart on the Tasman Highway take the first exit right hand side and the hotel is also clearly visible in the short distance.
Ok, some circles with the one way streets for us, but anyway good to reach.
Parking is free directly in front of the hotel.
Also here a room on the top floor was requested and prepared for us when we arrived at the Fountainside. Level 7 from 7 available!.
A nice welcome at the desk and no time to wait to check-in.
These hotel looks like an rebuilt former office building to me.
Nice design and sure something out of the ordinary from the standard hotel stuff.
The elevator loud and slow, definitely something special.
The room really well designed, large and spacious, also the bathroom.
A really good sleep here with no noise from the outside.
There was no breakfast included in our rate and also no time to do so at the hotel with an scheduled early departure from Hobart airport and the car to return prior to the flight.
Downsides?: There is some construction work going on around the hotel, no noise thing at all, but I dont like to see one of these large nails from the car parks soil in my rental car´s tire!.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FLIEGER67
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

An older style Hotel but very clean and comfortable offering fabulous value for money. Minibar at bottle shop prices, full quality breakfast for only $11.80, did not have evening meal but told by other guests was good quality at very reasonable price. New double glazing cuts traffic noise, not that there is much in Hobart All this and only 10mins walk to waterfront. Perfect location for east coast, Port Arthur etc. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Top floor has good views, corner rooms best
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank l g
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rickgrimes1
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jildi12
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Additional Information about Fountainside Hotel

Property: 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 Family Hotel in Hobart
#3 Business Hotel in Hobart
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#5 Luxury 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 
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