I got into Hobart incredibly late due to being diverted to Launceston and then having to bus it to Hobart and the Quest staff member was willing to wait around for me but whoa!!! After over 11.5 hours in the air and on a bus I was then in the mood for a nice room........Well! I can safely say that, after staying in countless hotels week in week out for the past 11 years, this has to be one of the smallest and most disgusting rooms I have ever had the misfortune to stay in. Claustrophobia here I come.
I got this teeny tiny room that looked like a monks cell - in fact that is the first thing I thought as I opened the door. Long and narrow with practically no room to move. Hardly any furniture and very spartan in furnishings. Compact and claustrophobic to be exact. I just stood there and nearly wept after such a harrowing day and then be assigned to THIS. I just hate being cramped up. I need room to breathe. I was pretty angry that I'd been told I had a nice room. What the???
Worse still is that it had a teeny tiny window, that didn't open and I didn't have any view - just a concrete pillar of then building across the way. This place is quite frankly AWFUL. If it hadn't been for the late hour and the niceness of the staff member who waited for me, I would quite honestly have found somewhere else to stay. Thank goodness I was only here two nights.
The bathroom looks like it hasn't been updated since the 1980's and was very small and pokey with shower over the bath. The teeny tiny wardrobe was a joke, with an ironing board taking up space where I wanted to hang my clothes. So I took the stupid thing out and laid it down alongside the bed as there wasn't anywhere else to put it. The so-called spa bath was also a joke. Didn't look big enough to relax in.
But the big thing was noise for me from people getting in and out of the lift as my room was right opposite the lift. Not a good spot to be. I also could hear all the noise from adjoining rooms, people clearing their noses and god knows what. As for the people upstairs. It sounded like they were moving furniture at 5am. Great. And then on Wednesday night the noise from the pub!! Unbelievable! Tried to ignore it but couldn't. Is this place REALLY triple glazed? I think not. Maybe the "special" corner rooms but not these "pleb" rooms.
To top it off, the bed was way too hard and uncomfortable for me so - despite the fact I had been traveling since 6am - I couldn't sleep. And every time I did manage to fall into some sort of slumber the first night this weird "jackhammer" noise started up. Didn't go for long but it was enough to wake me up. I can only think it was people switching something on in the other rooms. I don't know but it was very annoying. As for the second night - the noise from the pub was unbearable. I tried ear plugs but to no avail. Way too noisy. This hotel is SUPPOSED to be protected against noise? Huh, obviously NOT. Not happy
Meanwhile, on the other hand. My colleague had a corner room Room 21. Very nice. Lots of space, two lovely windows with window seats. A huge bathroom with separate bath AND away from noise of the hotels down there. If I had been in a room like that, my review would be very different
I am a little annoyed because at the time of check in I asked if I had a nice room and was assured I did. Obviously I didn't and, as I said, if it hadn't been so late I would have made more of a fuss. More so once I saw the room that my colleague was in. Didn't seem fair that we both paid same price but he got the better room.
Thanks very much Quest Waterfront for a very unpleasant stay. Hopefully I won't ever have to stay here again and if I ever have the misfortune to stay here again, I will make sure I have a corner room but I will try my best not to stay here again.
But if you stay here try to get a corner room and the ones that end with a "1" (21, 31, 41) appear to have harbour views.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quest Waterfront Serviced Apartments Hobart is located in the very heart of Hobart's Historic Sullivan's Cove, just minutes walk from Hobart's famous Salamanca Place and Hobart's CBD. The property offers a range of Hotel Rooms, Studio Apartments and Family Suites and the service that is expected of a four star hotel. We are just about the closest you can get to experience all the delights of Hobart’s Summer Festival! Including the Taste of Tasmania, New Years Celebrations and Festivities, the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, The Wooden Boat Festival, and of course Salamanca Markets! ... more less
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