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Blue Hills Motel
Ranked #46 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Needs a revamp”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Staff are helpful but dont expect to much. Heater was broken in bathroom, electric blanket on single bed only half worked, toilet kept sticking and wouldnt stop flushing. Asked staff to fix but was never fixed. Room was dusty, bathroom had mold and didnt look very well cleaned. Soap never replenished when used. No smoke sensors or alarms. Tv mounted over bench making bench virtually unusable. Exhaust fan in bathroom just circulates air in the room not vented to outside. Honestly a bit over priced for what it is.

Room Tip: For same money we could of stayed at a 6 star without a car park.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We had emailed to let staff know when we were to arrive (around 10.30) when we got the no staff around and hotel door locked! Had to get the website up on iPhone to get a phone number to ring and get let in!

Rooms average, get what you pay for.
Car park very small.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Location was good & although probably a bit overpriced (on the weekend) for what it was, it is still a cheaper option than a lot of places.
We actually stayed on 2 nights with 1 night away in the middle. We got 2 different rooms. The 1st 1 was larger & had a 2 great heaters & an electric blanket. The 2nd room had a plug in heater that was inadequate & I couldn't get the blanket to work. Both rooms had bathroom heaters & fans on the ceiling, 1 didn't work & the other 1 had no remote control so we couldn't use that either. So with bathroom windows that didn't close properly the bathroom was very cold.
The bathrooms were poorly designed & the 1st 1 had such a small sink with a little shelf directly above it which made it almost impossible to wash your face or brush your teeth. The 1st bathroom had no hot water & the in the 2nd I couldn't turn on the taps in the shower because they were so stiff.
Generally the rooms were clean but in the 2nd room I found blood stains on the pillowcase!
I also heard someone in the hall complaining that their iron didn't work.
So the overall the impression was that it wasn't a bad place but could do with a bit of modernizing & fixing up & some improvements to the layout to make things easier.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Annon83
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2012

The Blue Hills is only a 15-minute walk from Salamanca and the harbor. There is no restaurant at the hotel, and they follow the unfortunate Hobart custom of most 3-star motels of not having any staff present from 8pm to 8 am. They do offer great free WiFi, a relatively rare option in Australia.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Arriving late on a flight (9.30pm) to find that reception closes at 8pm. I had to find someone to get me a room. Luckily that happened. The room was OK, comfortable but had a stale smell.
The TV is analogue and therefore the digital channels were unavailable. The bathroom - in particular - the shower was tiny. I could barely fit in. It had no doors and was kind of shoved in a funny shaped corner.
However, for the price, it is OK. If you have lots of luggage there is no lift so its a decent walk up the stairs.

Room Tip: Lower levels if you have heavy bags.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Orlando
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2012

The hotel has 2types of locations apartments with 1 queen and 2pull out singles that have mattresses that are not fit for a dog. It is a 3story walk up so beware if you have any issues with stairs. Also we are having a hot spell 33 and there is no air and no screens on the broken windows. We changed rooms to the hotel and they are a bit nicer but in awful need of MAJOR renovations. The 3 goods things the staff is very helpful, free internet and great location. if you are a collage kid or on a very tight budget then.... For me no thank you great way to spoil a visit to an amazing city.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2012

I stayed here over christmas and new year period with my partners family.We booked two 1 bed apartments and the "cottage" there were a few good points and a few bad points. I stayed in the Three bedroom cottage

First the good,
the Hotel is well located in sandy bay, just a short walk down to Salamanca Markets and the Salamanca precinct. Woolworths and various other takeaway and specialty stores are located within a short walk of the hotel. there's a big selection of free magazines in the foyer area for guests to take. the 1 bed apartments were clean and comfortable and have a small kitchen.

As for the bad points they were mostly to do with poor cleaning in my room and the terrible layout. upon arrival I noticed that there was a huge amount of dust hanging out of the exhaust fan (now im not known for my housework, but if i can spot dust straight away the cleaners should have seen it too). the bathroom had a rreally terrible layout, the shower was very narrow and jammed into a corner where the roof slopes down, where the toilet on the other side had a huge amount of space around it (I thought they should have orginally been placed the other way), the bathroom door also posed it challenges, opening outwards at the top of the stairs and also covering the doorway to the master bedroom. access to the room was through the second bedroom downstairs. there is a third bedroom which faced north and was mostly glass, which meant that its was roasting hot in there when we arrived in the afternoon

overall I wasnt impressed with this property and Im not sure that I would stay here again.

Room Tip: 1 bed aparments are much nicer than the other rooms
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Blue Hills Motel
Address: 96 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Hills Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Best Western Battery Point
Best Western Hobart
Hobart Best Western
Blue Hills Motel Hobart, Tasmania

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