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Rydges Hotel Hobart
Ranked #33 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Sydney, Australia
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“Horrendous accommodation”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights - 3 nights too many! I stayed in room 54, and my brother and his partner stayed in the 'antique suite'. Both rooms were hideous. My room had old curtains which were lacking curtain rings and sometimes the end of the curtain rod so they hung limply askew. I tried to open a window one day but it slammed dangerously down and would have taken my fingers if it had the chance. The sheets and towels were clean thank goodness but the lounge carpet had a big dirty mark. I tried not to spend any time at all in the room. There were water stains around the light in the bathroom and the ceiling had melted near the bathroom heater, the security lock on the door wouldn't turn properly and the door rattled all night until I wedged a chair against it. I couldn't bring myself to use any of the dishes provided, they were stored at the bottom of a dirty cupboard under the sink. My brothers room was no better, he had the same curtain issues and the blind in the sleeping area was secured with a TEASPOON (probably the one missing from my room,) the 'antique furniture' was just 'old stuff' with a cheap coffee table ( ikea like) in the lounge and some old chairs with the bottom falling out. The under bench fridge in his kitchen had been replaced with a larger version which clearly couldn't fit under the bench, so it had been plonked in front of the cooker with the electrical cord run across the kitchen floor. The rooms were a complete embarrassment to be associated with the Rydges name. Yuk yuk yuk.

Room Tip: Do not stay here,
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The hotel needs a lot of work - paint, new furniture and some repairs. Starting to look very old. Expected a lot more from Rydges. The furniture such as the couch, chairs, oven and fridge have come from another century. The bedroom furniture was ok. Very old carpet and in need of replacing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here 3 nites, we originally were upgraded to one of their rooms in the manor, but I'd booked a superior king room, which was a bit more modern, plenty of room. Which wasn't a drama for the staff, they were very friendly. Cleaning needs to be improved, our beds were made each day but carpet never looked liked it been vacumed. I must admit furniture is a bit dated, but the beds are so comfortable. It didn't seem like a Rydges Hotel, but it was fine for what we needed. We found it very hard to find places to eat nite meals, everything closes so early, so ended up most nites eating at the Casino, which had lovely reasonable priced meals.

Room Tip: Superior king rooms are good we had a ground floor No18, which was good
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

I stay here when on business in Hobart, the staff are always very helpful and attentive.There is plenty of off street parking, I have also used this venue for Product Launches, and Information Nights, the food has always been plenty ( plus a few extras), high quality, and variety.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

This is not the newest, most modern hotel however the friendliness of the staff and the comfort of the beds more than make up for it. If you're looking for an all glass and stainless steel experience then you need to look elsewhere. However if you're looking for a place that has an old world charm, the warmth of wood grain and staff that are genuinely happy to see you then you really should give this one consideration. This is a bit out of the city centre (10 min by car) and it's better with car if you want to look around, however there's plenty of free parking on-site. There's also plenty room in the ... um, rooms. It's my preferred base for both business and holiday stays in Hobart.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I stayed at the Rydges recently for 1 night on business.

Being that this hotel carries the "Rydges"" name I was certainly expecting a lot better than what we got.

The rooms here are very out dated. Old grotty carpet, ugly wood panelling and distasteful furniture from the 1970's give these rooms a depressing and dingy feel. The TV had good selection of channels but the old uncomfortable couch made it difficult to enjoy watching the TV - which couldn't be seen from the bedroom.

The kitchen had a sign warning guests that the room attendants would not be responsible for washing up - which made me reluctant to touch any of the glasses or cutlery in the room.

The outside of this hotel seems OK. Some rooms have a good view of the oval next door and the city skyline, All i had was a view of the shrubs outside my window and the people walking past my bedroom. I also had no power when I woke up the next morning - I alerted reception who told me it was going to be about 20 minutes until maintenance arrived to look at it. They did seem to fix the problem soon after though.

This hotel is located a little out of the CBD, There is a strip of Cafes and restaurants about a 10-15 minute walk away in Elizabeth st.

I suspect that there are much better accommodation options available in Hobart, I would not stay here again, and before staying in any other "Rydges" hotels I will make sure I do a bit more research in future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with friends and shared a room with another couple. It was comfortable with the best bed I have ever slept in! However, the place could use an upgrade, with the grout blackened and grass growing in the gutters.
Also, the two different rooms didnt have doors so the only privacy you could get was in the bathroom. The tv was in one of the bedrooms so if you wanted to watch the tv it had to be all right with the people staying in that room.
But overal, it was a good experience.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Rydges Hotel Hobart
Address: Cnr Argyle and Lewis St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rydges Hotel Hobart 3.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Federation style hotel. ... more   less 
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