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Motel 429
Ranked #21 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 16, 2013

I can't recommend this Hotel highly enough.
The rooms are very spacious, modern and clean with microwave and plates etc.
The hotel has a small and adequate gym with a good sauna attached.
Worth a look in whilst in Hobart.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
Thank David C
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

This Motel was quite a surprise as I had heard mixed reports about it. The room I stayed in was very large, well appointed and extremely comfortable. It had a small kitchenette, which included a microwave as well as crockery and cutlery for four people. The room had two comfortable queen beds with plenty of room to move around. The bathroom was small, streamlined and modern with a good heater and steam extracter. There was an opaque window which let light into the main room during the night if someone was using the bathroom. A bit of a downer if you happen to be a light sleeper. Located close to the Casino, it was a perfect distance to make use of the restaraunts over there. It is a short taxi ride from the city, on a regular bus route and a reasonable walking distance from Battery Point attractions and Salamanca Market.

Room Tip: Rooms towards the back of the property are preferable as they are away from a busy road and the lift
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I agree with the comments about the noise, as we had the room right in the corner overlooking the road. We spent two nights at Motel 429, and I found the staff very helpful indeed in terms of suggestions of restaurants, what to see etc. The views were lovely across the river, and the room was light and airy. The only other negative was that the floor of the shower was incredibly slippery. Overall, I also thought it was good value for money for a short stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Rene000
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We recently stayed 4 nights and found the experience very comfortable and excellent value for money. It is in an great location for jogging or walking alongside the river. A microwave in the room is a plus when staying a few nights and there is an excellent, casual seafood restaurant within walking distance. I would also highly recommend the Indian restaurant Saffron which delivered an excellent meal to the door within 35 minutes.

One downside was the fact that the motel gym does not open until 8am which is a bit late if you have a full day of activities planned.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Neuboy
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Stayed here for a night after flying into Hobart late. Easy to get to, friendly service. It is a bit noisy being located on a fairly busy road, especially when the road is wet. The bed was a bit small and a bit hard. Overall, i would recommend this as a good overnighter.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank karen w
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed at this motel twice in our recent trip to Tasmania, rooms were clean and tidy, modern in decor.
Reception staff were friendly and helpful
Location on the waterfront across the road from the wrest point casino was good and proved to be a good location to explore Hobart and surrounding countryside.
Pricing was at the top of the range for the accommodation provided, but this seems to be the norm for Tasmania.
Only complaint was the lack of free wifi at this motel, even smaller motels provide free wifi at their location.
For the price they charge they need to provide free wifi as this is almost essential in today's modern society.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank kingcheeseAustralia
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed in a Deluxe Queen room. The location of the motel is lovely, right next to casino and the derwent river....The room was clean and comfortable. The bed mattress seemed to be a bit hard though. There is free parking onsite. The room had a dvd player, microwave, basic crockery and cutlery and tea making facilities. This was very helpful. We had arrived after hours and the staff had happily arranged for our keys to be picked up from their after hours box.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ach_K
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Additional Information about 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
#18 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range: $101 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
429 Hotel Sandy Bay
Motel 429 Hobart, Tasmania

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