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The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Ranked #10 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

There are many things to like about the Old Woolstore and some aspects that could be improved. We stayed in their Hotel rooms. The suites are very spacious, clean and modern. The beds are extemely comfortable. The bathroom actually has a bath! Did not try the restaurant because Hobart has so many delights to experience. The location is superb being close to Salamanca and the dock. The staff were nice and helpful. Check in was quick and efficient.
Now a couple of quibbles. WIFI is $5 per day - many hotels around Australia and the world offer free Internet access. 3 very small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotion isn't enough for a family. Lots of complimentary decaf coffee but only 2 standard coffee satches. Similar hotels with similar rates have included complimentary breakfast. There was some used tissues on the bathroom floor. Minor complaints, yes, but other hotels I have stayed at pay attention to these small details. It's small things like this that make us come back. The carpark/security attendant slapped a Warning sticker on my car that parking is for hotel guests only. He could have simply asked me as I was walked passed him to reception to check in and get a parking card. He looked straight at me as i walked to reception. Perhaps I came on the wrong day or my expectations were too high. Having said all this, the rooms, comfort factor and location are outstanding.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thanks for your feedback callmerick, we are pleased you found your room spacious, clean, modern and comfortable!

Whilst we are investigating our options to supply free WIFI, at present we feel that rather than incorporate a hidden fee for internet access into room rates for all guests it is fairer to impose a small charge to those guests actually wishing to use it. We feel our $5 per 24hr charge is still very reasonable, with some other Hobart hotels charging up to $27.50 per 24 hours.

We provide a bottle of shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and bath gel (along with soaps) in each of our rooms and these are replenished daily. Additional supplies can also be obtained by contacting our Reception team, 24 hours a day. The same applies for the complimentary tea bags, coffee sachets, Milo and biscuits.

Each room is thoroughly cleaned and then checked by a supervisor before checking-in guests. If the tissue didn't belong to one of your party then I can only surmise it may have inadvertently fallen from the supervisor's pocket during the checking process - if this is the case then please accept our sincere apologies.

We employ a parking attendant during peak times to ensure that only authorised people are parking onsite. Warnings are placed on any vehicle not displaying a permit or which have not been checked off the arrivals names list via the main entrance (generally where cars come in to check in).

These small issues aside, I am glad you found the rooms, comfort factor and location to be outstanding and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a Apartment type Hotel. The rooms have everything that you need for a self catering type stay and off the corridor in a seperate room a washing and drying machine. The hotel has an excellent restuarant and bar and room service if required. The rooms are clean and serviced. If I was returning to Hobart i would use this hotel again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thank you for your review auldyin65, I'm glad you enjoyed our hotel, restaurant and bar! We do hope you will return to Hobart again soon, we'd love to welcome you back!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had two apartments in the main hotel building. They are spacious, clean and kitted out with all the usual stuff in this kind of room.....small kitchen, washer/dryer etc. Our main reason for staying here was the great location...and it was just minutes from all the good restaurants and waterfront areas. And also because it was really good value. I wasn't expecting anything special and I didn't get it. Would I go again...yes. I love Hobart so much that the quality of the hotel is not that big a deal.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

We are pleased you found the location and value of our hotel to your liking and hope to see you in Hobart again soon!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed here for the MoFO festival and it was great to be close to the action. Our 2br apartment was perfect for our group of 3 friends but the apartment's walls are paper thin and ventilation in the bathroom could have been better. Overall, clean but dated... But for the price, can't complain.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Hi Jojopiz, glad you enjoyed the location and that the 2BD apartment was perfect for you and your friends. We are actually undertaking a refurbishment program now with kitchens and bathrooms the main focus. Hopefully you will return for Dark MOFO in June or again in Jaunary next year!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Located in walking distance to Salamanca and the city, this offers a good restaurant and bar area for the evening.
With many local attractions within 10 mins from the hotel, lots of good restaurants, local shops are close by, with many gift and antiques as well.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Lee H
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and also for your feedback Lee H - we hope to welcome you back again very soon!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Stopped by for a one night stay in early January having driven from Strahan. We were heading to the east coast and wanted to break up the drive. We were a party of 4,2 adults, 2 teenagers and this place suited our needs perfectly. We opted for the two room apartment which had a mezzanine floor above the lounge for the kids. It was quaint but fine.We had no problems parking but got in quite early.These apartments are perhaps a little bit dated but perfectly adequate and in a very interesting building. The position was just fantastic. A minute or two by foot to the docks, to an array of restaurants and a few minutes more to Salamanca and Battery Point. A very good base to explore Hobart on foot. Price seemed okay to me given there were 4 of us.
Mike, Melbourne,Vic

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thanks for your review Mike T, we hope to see you and your famly back in Hobart again soon!

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

The hotel/apts. were nice, but nothing special. Some of the selling points is it has a washer/dryer, it is in a good location within walking distance to the harbour and the fun Salamanca district. The staff are very nice and helpful; when I checked in they said there was a charge for the 3rd person, when I showed them my reservation showing 3 people and the total price, they said the agency made a mistake. The women at the desk said she would have to check with her manager and she left us a note saying they would not charge us the additional fee. No arguments, to hassle, they just did the right thing---it was greatly appreciated. I would recommend this place if you want a no frills, basic accomodation, with all the aforementioned pluses with a good staff.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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OWSmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Thanks for the review luckyriolnNV, I am pleased our location, staff and laundry facilities were appreciated!

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Address: 1 Macquarie Street, 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 ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Hobart
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#7 Family Hotel in Hobart
#10 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: $97 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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