The location of this hotel is exceptional for it's proximity to Sandy Bay shops, Salamanca and the city. The staff are helpful and checkin was very easy, however the rooms are very dated. I stayed in a twin share room (queen bed and single bed), the bed itself was clean and comfortable, the bathroom was missing tiles in the shower, and there was an accumulation of someone else's hair in the sink drain hole.
The free wireless internet requires the input of a username and password every session that doesn't get saved (on phone or laptop) even when the option to save it is checked. On top of that, there is a download limit which is fairly easily reached. I'd suggest the internet process needs to be somewhat less complicated.
The website indicated underfloor heating and Austar in each room, however there was no sign of either of these things. Not a big deal, the weather was warm all but 1 day and the free to air channels filled in the few times I wanted the TV on. Worth noting, in the room I was in there was no aircon, and didn't appear to be in any other rooms either. Again, not an issue during my stay, but could be problematic in summer.
I think that this hotel could be exceptional with just a small outlay on refitting the rooms to a higher standard, however for the price, would be happy to stay again, and in fact the only reason I left was they were booked solid for the balance of my holiday.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Battery Point
- Best Western Hobart
- Hobart Best Western
- Blue Hills Motel Hobart, Tasmania