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“The Hidden Jewel”

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Hadley's Orient Hotel
Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“The Hidden Jewel”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

When we decided to stay in Hobart for Taste and Salamanca Markets at the last moment ,we were happy to have accommodation at Hadleys, when we actually arrived we were taken with it's charm and elegance. It was central to the Markets ,the Wharf and Taste plus shopping up town. The staff were welcoming and helpful and to make it even more special ,on the Saturday morning we had " snow" falling outside our window when the temperature dropped to 9 degrees, very magical.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Alisa S,
Thank-you for taking the time to write a review of our Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our great location and appreciated the charm and elegance of the building – built in 1834.
We hope to see you again when you next return to Hobart.
Kind regards
Hadleys Hotel Management
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stayed here around the Taste festival for several days over New Year. Walking distance to everything. Beautiful building with understated decor and charm. Didn't actually eat here as we were focussing on the food down at the Taste. Only down side was that they don't have parking in the hotel and you need to pay extra for it and park in the next block's carpark. (There was some confusion over whether we'd paid for that or not and were charged twice, but it was sorted out amicably).

We stayed in an amazing suite room (202, I think?) and it was like being royalty. Would return any time.

Room Tip: Try the suites if you have the budget, lounge and bedroom and balcony - gorgeous!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear necrognomicon,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed our CBD location, within walking distance to many of Hobart’s attractions including the annual Taste Festival and Salamanca Markets. Perhaps on your next visit you will have the opportunity to dine in our restaurant and spend some time in Hadleys Bar; open daily and offering cosy surrounds for a relaxed drink at the end of a day spent exploring Hobart’s hidden secrets. Share your stories and sample some of Tasmania’s finest wines, whiskies and local brews.
My apologies for any inconvenience caused with the car parking charges. Unfortunately, we don’t have on-site car parking but have reserved spaces at a public car park about 270 metres from Hadleys Hotel.
On behalf of all the staff at Hadleys Hotel, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in the suite and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Hobart.
Kind regards,
Hadleys Management
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

What an unexpected treat. It has just reopened after extensive renovations and what a treat it was. I thought I was at the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne. Location perfect to the harbour and Salamanca, lovely rooms and very reasonable prices. When MONA gallery changes it's displays again we will be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Megan62,
Thank you for choosing to stay at Hadleys Hotel and posting your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again when you return to Hobart.
Kind regards
Hadleys Hotel Management
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was a last minute decision to stay at Hadleys Hotel. I ended up staying for five nights. The hotel was very well located within the CBD. It was in walking distance from a variety of nice restaurants. I found the staff very welcoming and willing to assist me with the various problems which arose during my stay. The receptionist on the first night was very helpful in locating my mobile phone which I had a left in the taxi. The breakfast buffet was excellent too, it provided a variety of options. The only problem which I had was there were only two options for breakfast - continental or full. My room was serviced on a daily basis and when I returned in the evening the bed was remade and I had an abundance of towels. (Is that a bad thing??) The staff in the bar were also very welcoming and pleasant to converse with. The hotel provided all the necessary items for me to enjoy my stay at Hadleys. I will be recommending family and friends stay at the Hadleys Hotel when they go to Hobart.

Room Tip: Choose the Superior Room
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear Michael S,
Thank you for your review. On behalf of all the staff at Hadleys, I am pleased you had an enjoyable 5 night stay and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Hobart.
Kind regards,
Hadleys Hotel Management
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Location is outstanding, we had wonderful service from a young lady on the desk. Breakfast was included with the package and was delicious and plentiful. Only downside is the room was a little small and it didnt have a light - just a lamp! Very comfy beds and the decor is lovely. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear TravellerNZ101,
Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. Your kind words are certainly valued. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards,
Hadleys Hotel Management
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I spent three nights at the Hadley. The staff are truly attentive. Josh helped us in finding a good restaurant at short notice which was a great recommendation. He is perfectly suited to the hospitality industry. The hotel certainly has an old world charm but that lovely charm is matched by the staff's attention to detail, friendliness, and responsiveness. We stayed in Room 302 which was more than a room but a spacious suite.
The hotel is in a great position; in the CBD but so close to Salamanca.
We had breakfast in the hotel one morning and ate in the bar area one evening. Meals were great.
I would definitely return to the Hadley for our next trip to Hobart.

Room Tip: Room 302 has a great balcony overlooking the city
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear PeterOfAscot,
Thank you for choosing to stay at Hadleys Hotel and taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments have been passed on to our staff and your special mention of Josh is appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next visiting Hobart.

Kind regards
Hadleys Hotel Management
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Having had it recommended by a few websites, my husband and I toddled along to Hadleys this afternoon for high tea - as advertised outside the hotel itself. But when we asked to sit down, we were told that high tea is only available if booked at least 24 hours ahead "because we need notice to bake the scones and things". What sort of capital city central hotel cannot provide a few cakes and sandwiches? Very disappointing, and not much by way of an apology either. No wonder this "olde worlde" hotel seems to be losing out to its more brash, modern competitors.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pattie R, Guest Relations Manager at Hadley's Orient Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Susievintage,

I am sorry you didn’t get the opportunity to experience Hadleys Hotel High Tea. It has become a very popular way to spend an afternoon in Hobart. We do advertise outside the hotel with our poster clearly stating that bookings are essential. We ask our guests to book ahead to enable us to prepare all the components of a traditional High Tea; freshly baked scones with jam and cream, delicate pastries, gateaux and a selection of fresh sandwiches.
Whilst we can often accept last minute bookings, unfortunately we were not in a position to do so on this occasion without compromising the quality of your experience, which is why we turned you away with an apology.
Should you be returning to Hobart, we would be delighted to host you and your husband for High Tea. Please contact us at feedback@hadleyshotel.com.au or 03 6237 2999.

Kind regards,
Hadleys Hotel Management
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Property: Hadley's Orient Hotel
Address: 34 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Hobart
#7 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
#9 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#11 Business Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hadley's Orient Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hadley's Orient Hotel Hobart is the one of the oldest boutique hotels in Australia. Originally constructed by convict labour in 1834, this National Trust listed hotel is a unique place to stay in the heart of the city. The property has been fully restored to reflect the Victorian era under the guidance of heritage experts. Hadley's Orient Hotel offers 71 guest rooms and suites, an onsite bar serving light meals, guest lounge, Traditional High Tea(bookings essential), conference and event space, 24 hour reception including concierge services and complimentary WiFi throughout the property. The property is just 20 min from the airport and 5 min walk from the business and government centre of Hobart, Salamanca Markets, Constitution Dock and CBD shopping. Located right in the heart of the city, directly opposite the beautiful St Davids Cathedral. ... more   less 
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