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“Great Location - close to Wrest Point & the University”
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Motel 429
Ranked #19 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
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Devonport, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great Location - close to Wrest Point & the University”
Reviewed April 30, 2011

We needed accommodation close to the University and this was great. We had a lovely room (recently refurbished & self contained). No complaints with the motel itself, we were very comfy, but being on the main road I did find the traffic noise a little disturbing. It wouldn't put me off staying again though I would just be better prepared with a pair of ear plugs !! :-)

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Frenchs Forest, Australia
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

We stayed here in December for 2 nights. The staff were extremely helpful any request or directions were met with a smile. We had the front room with a view of the river and was able to watch the yachts come in from the Sydney to Hobart. The room was clean and neat and the bed was lovely and comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

Awesome place to stay. Great location, good parking and rooms are a good size and very clean and newly redecorated.
4 of us booked 2 rooms for 2 nights and can definately recommend this motel. It's recommended by Qantas as well. Friendly and professional staff.

Dining Locally:
Try the Riverview Inn (built in 1842) - its about 3-4 kms further along Sandy Bay Road and had the best value menu + great qualify food - try the lamb shanks for $18 and dont miss the stained glass window above the bar.

Overall, Motel 429 is an ideal place to stay while exploring Hobart.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Maryborough, Australia
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Reviewed January 2, 2011

Stayed for three nights with my partner over the New Year period. The room was modern, self contained, and included two queen sized beds.
The motel is across the road from the Wrest Point Casino, and approximately thirty to forty minutes walk from Salamanca Place and Constitution Dock.

Pros: Location; excellent rooms (size, facilities, cleanliness); price (worth upgrading for about $15 per night)

Cons: Car park can be a little hit and miss when motel is full;

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 1, 2011

Motel 429
5 min drive from Salamanca
water side location
Kitchenette, microwave, stove
Big flatscreen TV
DVD player
Modern bathroom
Very strong shower pressure

Cons:
twin queen bed configuration a little cramped
main road traffic noise

Tip: Chillies Indian Restaurant good value and flavours in Sandy Bay

  • Stayed December 2010
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed December 27, 2010

I spent only one night in this motel, and I thought, for the cost of the room, it was better. The room was very clean, and enough big. The bathroom was very old and I think that in 2010 it is time to have a sink with mixer tap!!! the room wasn't well isolated and I had to tune the television in the same channel as my neighbor's room!!! The motel is located in a very busy street then you hear a lot of road noise. The reception staff were very polite and courteous, we needed to check our e-mails and we have allowed the Internet without paying.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Sydney
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Reviewed May 24, 2010

We were looking for clean comfortable value for money accommodation in Hobart and found exactly what we were looking for in Motel 429. Rooms are recently refurbished and have really comfortable beds and the BEST shower I've had in ages, even better than my one at home. We stayed in a semi self contained room which had a mini kitchen. The motel is right across the road from the bay and Wrest Point Casino. Also not too far to walk to the shops and restaurants of Sandy Bay (15 mins) or the casino (5 mins). The reception staff were very helpful and friendly and have good suggestions for activities and places to eat.

The front rooms have a beautiful view across the bay but I think I would ask for a room at the back of the property, there is some traffic noise .

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Motel 429

Property: Motel 429
Address: 429 Sandy Bay Rd | Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#16 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel 429 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Motel 429, located 42.9 Degrees South and perfectly positioned on the waterfront in beautiful Sandy Bay.Centrally located amongst some of Tasmania's fine Southern attractions, opposite the entertainment and restaurants of Wrest Point Casino. Offering a variety of deluxe queen rooms and deluxe self contained rooms. Free and ample parking. Overlooking the pictureque River Derwent. Free parking on site. Free WIFI. ... more   less 
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Motel 429 Hobart, Tasmania

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