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“Convenient location, dated rooms”
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Blue Hills Motel
Ranked #45 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Convenient location, dated rooms”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

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.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Nice size room. Short walking distance to Salamanca. Great view from Balcony of Hobart Harbour and Wrest Point Casino. Has on site Laundry.
Only down side is parking is limited to first in best served. So would be hard when fully booked. Very happy and would stay here again

  • Stayed March 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great location near the city ,the docks,and eating places.I had room 1 on the ground floor ,next to reception area.The staff where very friendly,and very helpful,as I was solo this was very comforting ,as a older guest.My room was a nice size and had every thing I needed.It was very clean and my breakfast was delivered to my room.Next time I go to Hobart I will stay there and have told family and friends about it.Thanks for a memorable stay.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

We had the room/apartment with the best view and undercover parking though you do have to climb 4 flights to get there. It did have a great bed and clean sheets/towels etc. For the price and location it was OK as long as you know what you are going into. If anything needed fixing or replacing it was done. As other reports state it is a tired old Motel in need of refurbishing though old does not mean it is no good just be aware of what it actually is like.
Note that some of their website info is not correct for this apartment. There were no ceiling fans only a floor/desk fan. (We were there in a heat wave and coped quite well. Great afternnon sea breezes.) There is a balcony though it is not private it is shared. There is no mini bar - though that is not a bad thing I suppose. There is a separate bedroom a bathroom and a lounge/dining/kitchenett area, ie all in one. There are no storage food cantainers. The tea towels supplied are brand new and do not absorb water and give off fluff that stays on whatever you are trying to dry as well as your clothes. The carpet and lounge furniture are well used, that is being polite. There is no central heating only a wall heater and a column heater that would work very well for the area.
Would we stay again, probably yes as we now know what to expect.

Room Tip: Apartment 34 has the best views and parking
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were given a room with the best view and I have to say that was the best part about this place - the view and location. It was cold, wet and horrible weather when we arrived and we had to carry our luggage up 4 flights of wet slippery stairs to the top. The facilities were very basic and the room was noisy and cold. The bathroom was kinda horrible - we almost thought there was no shower but it was tucked in the corner with no barrier at all. We had to sleep in layers of clothes with the electric blanket on all night to keep warm. Don't think we will return to this one.

Room Tip: As for a ground floor room if you have plenty of luggage! Or try somewhere a bit nicer!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Could do with a major revamp as it is in a great location but old, dirty and dated, carpet filthy and curling up at the edges. Clean towels and sheets but think its a bit cheeky to say if you don't wash your dishes you will be charged a $20 cleaning fee. Limited parking, first in first served. Have stayed in much better for much less

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We hired a multi room self-contained apartment. It was, to put it lightly, disgusting. The only saving grace was the sheets were clean, but the carpets were filthy, the kitchen was dirty, the bathroom was falling apart and covered in mould, the apartment was freezing with severely inadequate heating, and the beds were uncomfortable.

Don't stay here. It's terrible.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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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
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Ranked #45 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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