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Somerset on the Pier Hobart
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

I stayed here in June 2014 with seven others, sharing two apartments for two nights. Despite booking well in advance and advising of our numbers they were unable to organise adjoining apartments and when we arrived the beds were not set up for our group of singles.

The bathroom door handle in one apartment was a few uses off falling off entirely and the fan in the larger bathroom was useless.

The setup of the rooms with beds upstairs means that if you get downstairs to a comfortable temperature, the heat has risen and the bedroom area is warm and stuffy.

The window to outside was locked shut and fresh air was impossible.

The cleanliness of the apartment was great.

Half the apartments have balconies, the other side just half height windows. If you are able to, get a balcony apartment.

The saving grace of the stay is the great views of the harbour, boats, ice breakers and float plane right outside your window, the ability to have breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks all downstairs, and most of all, the proximity to anything central in Hobart.

Room Tip: If you don't have to pay more, get the balcony side.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Marc G, Residence Manager at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2014

Dear Simone J,

Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. Im very glad to hear you enoyed our amazing location on the pier and also our very clean apartments. My apologies there were a couple of maintenence issues, I have had these attended to. I hope to welcome you and your friends back to Somerset on the Pier again in the future.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a perfect setting, right over the pier, watching the boats come and go. Although, initially we found it hard to locate, once we got our bearings, we enjoyed our stay. The rooms are over 2 levels with very comfortable large bed, and a much appreciated heater. The apartments are warm and cosy with a great view over the port. We will definately come back!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Dear redshoes_007,

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at Somerset on the Pier; and our serviced apartments and central location were perfect for your stay in Hobart. We agree though it is cold this time of year, it is very relaxing to watch the boats come and go across the harbor in the comfort and warmth of your own apartment.

We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in town!

Warm regards,

Shannon R
Marketing Executive
Somerset on the Pier Hobart

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Ideally located on the pier, literally on the pier, open your blinds and you see water and boats - fantastic.
My only gripes are - due to the pier our airport transfer had to drop us a few blocks away, waiting in the cold for the transfer back to the airport was not fun.
- they were setting up for "Dark MOFO" a Mona inspired light show, and had a very strong light shinning intermittently throughout the night into our loft, waking up with a fright at 11:12pm was not ideal.
Overall the hotel, location, staff and people of Hobart were fantastic!!
Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: We were the last room, so only shared one wall with other guests and didn't hear any foot traffic.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Dear 987GRace987,

We are so pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us at Somerset on the Pier Hobart. We feel very fortunate to be located on Elizabeth St Pier and it is wonderful to read that you enjoyed waking up to the beautiful harbour each morning in the comfort of your apartment.

The Dark Mofo is truly an exciting event to attend, however we are sorry to read that you experienced a disrupted night’s sleep from the light show on the pier. Though it is too late for your current stay, do let our friendly Guest Service Team know if you would like to be moved to a quieter apartment and they will do their best accommodate this for you to ensure you have a restful nights sleep.

Thank you 987GRace987, we hope to see you again soon.

Warm regards,

Shannon R
Marketing Executive
Somerset on the Pier Hobart

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was our first stay at the Somerset, perfect for our needs, close to MONA ferry, Salamanca Market, lots of restaurants nearby. The accommodation is well laid out with bedroom upstairs with lounge/dining and small kitchenette downstairs with dishwasher and small fridge, although cooking utensils were a but sparse.
The bathrooms need upgrading as they look quite tired and as our stay was for about a week, housekeeping needs to clean this area more thoroughly on a daily basis.
Staff were friendly and courteous. Parking was good as we seemed to get one near the door everyday.
One problem we had when neighbours were running up and down the stairs - the vibration could be felt throughout the apartment, so this is something the owners need to consider when they renovate. I would recommend Somerset if you want to be near the dock.

Room Tip: If you can choose a room closer to the end of the Pier on the northern side - great views of the sunrise
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank 87Travellers
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Dear 87Travellers,

Thank you for taking the time to provide Somerset on the Pier with a review of your recent stay. It is great to read that you were happy with the accommodation and service you received; and felt our waterfront location was perfect as a home base to explore beautiful Hobart. Do let us know next time you are staying with us if you experience noise issues from other apartments, as we would be only too happy to assist in making sure you have a comfortable stay.

You may be also pleased to know that Somerset on the Pier will be commencing a refurbishment of our apartments shortly, and are looking forward to sharing these exciting changes with our guests in the coming future.

Warm regards,

Shannon R
Marketing Executive
Somerset on the Pier Hobart

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

I started staying at the Somerset in 1999, for business. Then returned in 2005 and have just had the pleasure of staying there for our 10th wedding anniversary during the past weekend.

I'm delighted to say that the Somerset is just as wonderful as ever.

The location is perfect, walking distance to everything we want in Hobart (MONA ferry, Salamanca Market, restaurants/bars/cafes) and the views from both sides of the hotel are stunning (Mt Wellington from one side; still, clear water with boats on the other).

The rooms are thoughtfully laid out - living area downstairs, bedroom upstairs. Perhaps a little renovation would be nice, but not necessary - all our creature comforts were more than met.

The team/staff are really friendly and helpful. Richard has been working there the whole 15 years that I've stayed and returned to the hotel!

I wouldn't choose to stay anywhere else in Hobart.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west side have views of Mt Wellington, every-changing. Rooms on the east side have balconies with views over the harbour - you really can't lose.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shannon R, Marketing Executive at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

Dear Cam S,

Congratulations on your 10th wedding anniversary!

We feel honoured you chose to celebrate your wonderful milestone with us at Somerset.
It will be a pleasure to share your comments with Richard and the team, everyone will be so happy to know they contributed to your enjoyment on this special occasion.

From all the team at Somerset on the Pier, we hope to see you again soon!

Warm regards,

Shannon R
Marketing Executive
Somerset on the Pier Hobart

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