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The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Ranked #9 of 46 Hotels in Hobart
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London, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
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“Functional and clean”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

If you are at the far end of Macquarie st and want somewhere that is functional, clean and comfortable then this is the place. Decent size rooms with small kitchen so easy to stay here for a couple of nights. Lacked any friendliness or people contact which was ok for business trip. Comfortable bed. Decent location. Nothing to co p,an about and nothing to sell the place,

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

very frendly place, they were undergoing some renovations at the time of my stay and even the builders were friendly and helpfull to guests.

  • Stayed June 2012
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay! For the benefit of others, our ‘renovations’ refer to the installation of a new guest lift (in the historic brick building side of our property) which will feature a glass front and back allowing guests an internal view of the hotel and also out along Evans Street down towards the waterfront. This project is due for completion in early July and in the mean time all other hotel lifts are still in full operation!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed at the Old Woolstore for 3 nights in April 2012, just for a short getaway.

The hotel is clean and well laid out. Checkout was quick and easy and the front desk staff friendly. Parking is limited but we found a spot easily towards the rear of the carpark.

We had booked the Indulgence Package, which included a la carte breakfast for our stay and a complimentary bottle of wine and a cheese and fruit platter. Something definitely worth getting.

The room was large and well appointed – flat screen TV, another one in the bedroom, two comfortable lounges, well stocked kitchen, large bathroom with the all important shower with good water pressure, internal laundry and separate toilet. The only issue was the bed. We like a firm mattress but we found this one very hard indeed.

The hotel is located within an easy walk to both Constitution Dock (5 mins) and Salamanca Markets (10 – 15mins) with the Hobart CBD a short stroll away (approx 10mins)

We would recommend this hotel and will be staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for one night for a work conference.

Room was on level ten, spacious and clean, very comfortable bed.

Check-in staff rude, not friendly as was experience on check out.

Hotel has a small gym, two tread mills, a rower, cross trainer and some weights - did the job.

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you for your review. I am glad you found your room to be spacious and clean with a comfy bed and that staff were friendly upon check-out. Sincere apologies that you felt our front desk staff were rude upon check-in, this matter has since been addressed with our reception team. Please rest assured we take our customer service very seriously, our hotel is renowned for our friendly staff and we were proud to win the Hobart Exceptional Customer Service Awards in August of 2011 in the Business Excellence - more than 10 employees- category. We hope to see you at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel again soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Booked room via specials page on hotel website, got a better deal than from wotif etc (although this hotel is often a WOTIF mystery hotel). The apartment was spotless, and very functional, for a four night stay. We had no view from our room, we overlooked a quiet street. There are a couple of movie channels as well as variousl foxtel channels. Small TV in bedroom too. The bathroom had a washing machine, dryer (washing power was included. The seperate powder room was huge. The kitchen had all necessities including a plunger, although the coffee from the mini bar was $3.50 for a single serve. There was plenty of instant coffee, tea, milo and even biscuits that were refreshed daily. The breakfast was good, the coffee machine makes a decent coffee. They had various hot dishes including poached and eggs, bacon etc. Plenty of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, juices etc. We managed to find a car bay close to the door every time. Our package included, champagne and a platter, which we could get from the bar, restaurant or delivered to the room.
There is a mini mart across the road, next to Hogs breath cafe. A Woolworths is a few blocks away. Salamanca is a 10 minute walk away, there were plenty of great places to eat and drink there.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Chose Old Woolstore thanks to other reviews and was not disappointed. Clean, spacious, comfy. Separate bathroom & toilet (a big plus), large bedroom with tv & wardrobe, another tv in lounge area plus 2 couches. Kitchen well equipped with med size fridge, stove, microwave, sinks. Heating easily controlled by remote, but could also open windows.

We were on 7th floor, no traffic noise and the fastest lift I've ever travelled in. Had room service (grilled chicken burgers & chips) one night, ordered at 11pm, arrived in less than 15 mins steaming hot and seriously tasty. Didn't try restaurant at bottom of hotel but burgers came from same kitchen & the place always looked well patronised in the evening.

Great location, 10min easy walk to Salamanca, close to MONA ferry & Saturday markets. Woolies is a 1km walk from hotel, great for buying self-catering provisions.

Only negative was that we got a room with balcony facing back of hotel (carpark & buildings) instead of waterfront, so perhaps ask for a view if possible.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thanks for the review! Just a quick update – there is now a Woolworths Supermarket in the CBD, approximately 400 metres walk from the hotel -just across from the hospital on Argyle Street. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, come back soon!
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

This apartment hotel is in a great location in Hobart CBD, close to the marina, shopping district, tourist information centre and restaurants. There's plenty of car parking at the hotel but it can get full quite quickly. When we arrived at the hotel we were told that our room was not available yet, so they stuffed our luggage into a tiny side room, and rammed and crushed our suitcases into the practically full room. Not a good start!

We booked the 1 bed apartment room and had to wait quite a few hours for it, so we were not impressed. When we finally got our room, we observed that the room's fittings and furnishings are quite old, almost seventies style. You get a kitchenette, washing machine, tumble dryer and a living area.

Room Internet is available at extra cost but the internet signal was very weak and sometimes did not work. When we told IT services they told us to get closer to the window for better reception!! He even tried to blame the iPhone we were also using!! A totally useless IT man who the old woolstore should replace as he is totally lazy, unhelpful and incompetent.

The room was spacious and comfortable but it could have been cleaner, especially the sticky sofas, yuck!

Breakfast though was very nice, so we recommend that especially the bacon, that was delicious!

When we loaded up our car with our luggage in preparation to check out, the reception staff looked at us, as though we were going to run out without paying even though our bill was already settled!! Not the courteous attitude you should expect from hotel staff. If it wasn't for this and mostly the lazy and incompetent IT guy, we would have given the hotel a much better rating

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Dear Catpuss,

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our location and found your room to be spacious and comfortable. With regards to your other comments, I would like to highlight the fact that you stayed with us in June 2011, eleven months prior to writing your review (in May 2012) and during that time many of our services and facilities have been upgraded.

Whilst we make every effort to have rooms available for guests upon arrival, we do not gaurantee rooms until our check-in time of 2pm. We are happy to store bags, provide complimentary parking and also use of our services and facilities -including our Guest Lounge (with tea, coffee, biscuits, TV, wifi, newspapers and magazines) Gym, Business Centre and near by swimming pool- to guests arriving prior to this time. We offer complimentary luggage storage at the hotel for guests arriving prior to check-in or wishing to leave their bags with us after check-out (11am). There is one main secure storage room plus several overflow areas and I can assure you all guest luggage is treated with care.

Our hotel opened in 1997 and is refurbished regularly as you will note in other recent management responses. Our sofas are all leather and are cleaned after each departure.

Our wireless internet services have also been upgraded over the past year with several new access points added throughout the building resulting in much stronger signals. I am unsure which ‘IT Guy’ you are referring to, but he was correct in his suggestions- the wireless receivers are located outside of windows so moving closer would have improved signal strength. Also in that a laptop will generally always receive a stronger signal than a mobile phone due to its superior size and power. In any case, we have invested significantly into upgrading this service. Should you wish to discuss the performance of any of our staff members we would welcome the opportunity to do so, however this is much easier to address at the time, or at least closer to the occurrence so we can follow up with accuracy.
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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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