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Motel 429
Ranked #18 of 47 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Bendigo, Australia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Hobart”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

A great value venue. Very clean good service. Access able to all that Hobart has to offer to the traveler. A great value venue. Very clean good service. Access able to all that Hobart has to offer to the traveler.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was in Hobart overnight and wanted an inexpensive hotel with guaranteed parking. This was a great choice. My room was on the third floor - refurbished rooms with excellent heating, lots of warm bedding, and a view of snowy Mount Wellington and of the Derwent River/Wrestpoint Casino. I booked through the Qantas website after booking my flight and received a discount on the already inexpensive room. Staff at the desk were friendly and efficient. I was able to park undercover (some spaces are not covered). There is lift access to all floors at the front of the building. My room had a microwave and a coffee plunger (cafetière) with coffee sachets and biscuits (cookies) as well as the usual instant coffee and tea. Quiet, residential area and very peaceful overnight. Free wifi which I found worked best near the window. A two minute drive to the Sandy Bay shops which have restaurants, supermarkets and some good travel, gift and specialty shops. Convenient, comfortable and well-appointed - I will stay there again.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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2 Thank Julie S
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Anchorage, Alaska
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

I only had two days in Tasmania so I chose a fair-priced option that was a little bit outside of Hobart CBD. The taxi had no problem finding it, as it is on the well-know thoroughfare of Sandy Bay Road.
Check-in was in a little office that didn't look like a lobby past the parking lot. The desklady was really nice and handed me some milk for tea (made my night). The lift opposite the front desk takes you to the floors where the rooms are located. It was nice that it was glass on one side to see the river. The hallways are outdoors and I thought it was going to be exactly like a motel.
However, I was pleasantly surprised by the inside. It was modern and clean. The WC is spacious and the room was brightly lit by exterior light. The only odd thing about the whole experience was one of the bed coverings - it was plasticy on one side. Not bad, but just weird.
The wifi connected for the most part although it is slower than I am used to but the television was in working order. There is a little kitchenette and mini-icebox, which is amazing. It is close to the water and the casino, which is perfect.
The neighbourhood is very nice with some hills and nineteenth-century houses. It is only about a twenty-five minute walk to Hobart CBD. There are some great restaurants along the way. Also the desklady let me know a few restaurants close to Motel 429 offer discounts for guests, which is a good perk.
The official photos are good but incredibly doctored...views are just okay - at least from the standard room. Perhaps the deluxe suites show more of Hobart. I was satisfied staying here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Devonport, Australia
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2014

First time staying here and wont be the last, good value well appointed comfortable room in a great location.Close to the casino and the city, nice views too. Close to Sandy Bay Rd but noise not an issue, Staff very friendly and helpful. Onsite parking too which quite a few other places in Hobart don't offer !!
Will be staying here again, well done guys, a winner !!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Bill A
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Kickatinalong
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168 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2014

For the money, this is my pick in Hobart.
Rooms are being refurbished to a higher level of modernism and convenience, which makes them a reasonably high standard. Location is great, only 5 mins to city centre. Mini bar items very well priced, and service is extremely well honed.
Quiet area, no road noise, however open air style of the building detracts during the rain.
All in all, its not Buckingham Palace, but its not trying to be either.
Its good, honest, comfy accommodation at a very reasonable price for Hobart.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Great clean friendly place. We have used it as an alternative to the overpriced dated rooms at the Wrestpoint numerous times when we've had events and dinners to attend at casino and will continue to do so. It's just a short walk over road to casino.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2014

a week ago we stayed at motel 429 in Sandy bay,Hobart. it was a nice big clean room with nice views of the city.It was close to the city and across the road to the casino. the receptionist was very nice and helpful.The whole atmosphere was great. Could easily stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank melissa h
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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
#15 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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