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The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Ranked #9 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Central Hotel”
Reviewed July 7, 2011

Great hotel in a central location, 600m or about to the CBD, and close to the waterfront.
Rooms are clean and very large. Staff are friendly and helpful.
Conference centre is a great facility, and great for weddings, as the reason I was there.
Breakfast was good, and the selection was adequate.
I would stay here again

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

I'm in Hobart, it's the middle of winter and this hotel room is freezing!

I think it's more a reflection of the dodgy building practices in Australia than the management of the hotel. As far as the service and management goes I have to support the other positive reviews here.

The room is a large one bedroom apartment with a large glass sliding door that opens on to a balcony. Don't expect a double glazed window or proper seals around the edges. The cold is pouring in - through the glass and drafting around the sides. brrrr!!

And to top it off there is only one small heater on the wall in the lounge room and no heater in the bedroom or bathroom.

This place was definitely built on the cheap. Not acceptable for a 4.5 star hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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BST99, Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, July 20, 2011
Hi there. We appreciate your feedback on this topic, so thank you. There is no doubt we have had a couple of REALLY cold and windy nights in Hobart this winter and we are very much aware of the need for people to feel warm and cosy when they are staying away from home. It sounds like the reverse-cycle airconditioner in the living room of your apartment didn't cope, so apologies for that. It is possilble to get an extra heater upon request from Reception but we are re-assessing how this option is communicated to in-house guests. The other thing your feedback has initiated is an audit by our maintenance staff of all the double sliding doors in 1BR Apartments in the property to ascertain if there are any problems with the seals around those doors. Please rest assured that we will fix any problems of this nature identified by the audit. Thanks again for your comments, and apologies again for the inconvenience caused by the whistling wind!
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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2011

This would have to be the most spotlessly clean Hotel I`ve stayed in for a very long time.
Checkin/out was pleasant and easy.
I had a hotel room, and whilst not large was cosy, warm and welcoming. The bathroom was shower and separate bath, like new.
My room was on the top floor, on the end at the front but traffic noise was not an issue.
The hotel is 2 blocks back from the waterfront, just a lovely 5 min stroll, and an easy 5/10 min walk into town.
The restaurant for dinner was excellent; breakfast soso..would love to see the addition of Tassie products eg Tassie jams, yoghurts, juice etc.
Laundry facilities are available at a small fee and this room, like the rest of the hotel is just perfectly kept.
The Old Woolstore has a small grocery store across the road, and restaurants also nearby.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Sydney
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

We were offered a free upgrade from a studio to an one bedroom apartment when we booked online, which was a great start! Really good to have a kitchen and laundry facilities in the apartment. Our only complaint about the room was the rather hard bed - everything else was great. The in house gym was also useful.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

We stayed in the studio apartment, very spacious, comfortable and well equipped with washer and dryer. Great position, not a long walk to the waterfront and the restaurant strip at Salamanca. However tried to walk to the Botanical Gardens from here and after walking for an hour (having got confused by the BG walking track on the map supplied by the hotel) came back and got the car, a mere 5 minutes away! The fit-out is surprisingly conventional, the hotel exterior looks as if it should be quite contemporary. The restaurant seemed to lack ambience somewhat, (might have been lighting) so didn't try it. Startled to be woken during the night by room service that we didn't order! We will stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 26, 2011

The last minute rates through Hotels.com were excellent . Rooms are unusually spacious and well equipped. We will now stay at this hotel whenever we are in Hobart. We did not use the restaurant other than for one breakfast, but we could see that it was well used in the evenings. We called room service for breakfast and split the meal. The only odd note was the scrambled eggs, the like of which I never tasted. More like custard (egg powder?) What was in them chef?

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

The Old Woolstore is a large hotel, in a great location just north of the centre of Hobart. It's easy walking distance from Salamanca Place and restaurants on the piers. We had a one bedroom apartment, with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet. There was no bath, which was a bit disappointing, but apparently other rooms have them, and you have to ask at check-in, depending on availability. The room overlooked the carpark, but we were out all day anyway. It was very clean, service in the hotel was friendly and efficient. There's no pool, but they will give you free passes to the nearby Aquatic Centre. We booked through a discount website and got a great deal. Breakfast was not included, but we prefer to check out local cafes anyway. Highly recommended, if you're after a good value hotel that's well located.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Address: 1 Macquarie Whrf, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Hobart
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#7 Family Hotel in Hobart
#9 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 242
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thinking Hobart? Think The Old Woolstore!Hobart's multi-award winning Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel has built a reputation among travellers as one of Australia's most welcoming and relaxing inner-city hotels. Renowned for spacious rooms and friendly hospitality, the property is centrally located a block from Hobart's waterfront and just a gentle stroll to Salamanca Place with its legendary market, restaurants, bars, galleries and waterside festivities such as the annual Taste Festival.Accommodation consists of a unique choice of fully serviced apartments and hotel rooms; the decor is contemporary and rooms immaculately presented. Apartments are fully self contained offering both laundry and kitchen facilities- perfect for preparing the gourmet produce you will likely collect on your travels through Tasmania!Hobart's best kept dining secret, Stockmans Restaurant, specialises in farm-fresh local produce and opens for breakfast and dinner daily. The Baaa Bar's blend of the old and new is the ideal place to sit back and relax with a glass of Tassie wine at the end of a day spent exploring the local vineyards and indulging in our world-famous offerings.All guests staying at the property can enjoy complimentary parking and use of the onsite gymnasium, guest lounge and business centre. Reception and room service operate 24/7. High speed internet access is FREE to all guests and is available in all rooms and most public areas. ... more   less 
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