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Fountainside Hotel
Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 16, 2009

Fountainside ain't much to look at from the outside, but from the moment you step into your room you'll be glad you stayed. The location is good, a short walk away from Constitution docks, Salamanca and a longer but still doable walk to the Botanic gardens.

The rooms were extremely clean and modern with comfortable beds and quite a good size by hotel standards these days. Was also very good value.

Slight negatives on the service, they seemed to be understaffed at checkout time. Can't comment on the restaurant as we didn't eat breakfast or dinner there.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2009

This hotel was the best surprise of all our accomodation travelling around Tasmania, lovely staff, spacious rooms, great bathroom, plentiful supplies, cheap mini-bar, the most comfortable bed ever, walking distance to the waterfront, Salamanca and town. And all of this for very reasonable price! I would not consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank faz812
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Reviewed October 13, 2009

Receptionist was very welcoming and helpful. The room was spacious and bright. The King sized bed was comfortable. VERY well priced minibar. City and waterfront was just a stroll away. Internet connection was fast and cheap. Deserved all the glowing reviews and more. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: October 2009
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1  Thank Len Q
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Reviewed October 4, 2009

We stayed here and found the rooms comfortable and clean. The bed was huge and comfy. The rooms are a good size for a couple. Huge flat screen TV's and nicely appointed bathrooms. The minibar was, by far, one of the cheapest we had come across. Staff were friendly and helpful and the downstairs restaraunt offered great meals at very reasonable prices. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Woo66
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Reviewed October 4, 2009

Stayed here for 1 night & 3 nights in September 2009 and was very satisified with what I got for a very decent price. The hotel is not much to look at from the outside but the location is pretty good - a short walk to the harbour or to the CBD. The rooms I had were of a very decent standard - clean, looked like they had been fairly recently refurbished, nice beds, TV, nice shower. Parking was free, just need to let the reception know so they give you a note to put on the dashboard. All the extras here seemed great value compared with most hotels, the minibar (which I never normally touch in hotels due to the cost) was reasonably priced, breakfast buffet (which I didn't actually get to try so can't comment on the quality) was only about $10, internet access was charged per MB instead of a flat rate. It was refreshing to go to a hotel and be able to make use of the extra services without feeling a bit ripped off! Will definitely stay there the next time I'm in Hobart.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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1  Thank Jamier000
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Reviewed September 27, 2009

Trip Advisor came through again! This place was spotless, large room, great price. Withing walking distance of the harbor sites/restaurants. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Free, but limited parking. If you are a light sleeper, the morning rush hour traffic could be an annoyance. It didn't bother us. Free, full breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2009

We booked the Fountainside after reading all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. So glad we did - it was fabulous! Everything you could want in a hotel and more. The location, cleanliness, staff, value for money. The mini bar was the cheapest we have ever found.

The dinner in the restaurant was excellent value for money - $19.80 for soup, salads and a main. They were delicious, unpretentious meals. We didn't try the breakfast but I overheard other travellers raving about it, $10.80 for a buffet - amazing value.

The room was lovely, overlooking the fountain with great views and even though it's on a very busy roundabout, the noise wasn't a bother at all. The king bed was so comfortable, provided a great night's sleep. The shower was large and lovely also.

Clean room, lobby and helpful, lovely staff made it a joy to stay.

It was my first time to Hobart and already I am planning another holiday, and first stop will be checking into the Fountainside!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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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 Family Hotel in Hobart
#3 Business Hotel in Hobart
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#8 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: $105 - $192 (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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