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Astor Private Hotel
Ranked #1 of 28 Hobart B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
iceland
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9 reviews
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“Just hope she lets you in...”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Climb up the steps swing open the doors and travel back to the 1930's. But not in an old musty way. Everything smells clean and spotless. The owner Tildey ? could be your next best friend as she welcomes you to this little gem.Wander into the lounge and read archived newspapers, play chess with your fellow guests or explore this new fangled internet thing on free WiFi.
Oh and there is free parking for four horseless carriages so get there early.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gippsland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2013

An interesting old private hotel in the middle of the Hobart CBD.The building has loads of character and charm, just like the owner Tildi! Our room - a queen ensuite - was sizable, clean and tidy, with a modern bathroom. Simple breakfast of cereal, toast and juice is included (if you want something more, there's a Jackman McRoss next door).
The location is so easy for everything in Hobart: five minutes walk to Salamanca and the wharf (and the MONA ferry); 10 minutes to Battery Point; 25 minutes walk to Wrest Point; 20 minutes to the trendier parts of North Hobart; lots of cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance.
Considering the location, very good value-for-money.

Room Tip: Definitely go for a queen ensuite
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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South Pasadena, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Did I say we loved it?

This place is NOT for everybody! If you're looking for luxury accommodations, look elsewhere.

But, if you're looking for a wonderful experience, are just a bit flexible and have any sense of adventure this is your place!

The rooms are wonderfully cozy comfy. The building itself is charming and full of character. The location is great. The breakfast is just fine. The other guests were "colorful" in a delightful sorta way.

And then there's Tildy! Wish she was here so I could give her a big hug ... she makes the place come alive! Read some of the other reviews and you'll see what I mean.

Hope we can find a way to get back to Tasmania so we can stay here again - it was one of the high points of the entire trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Fabulous location and quaint hotel which exudes charm. Tilde runs a tight ship, which ensures the quality of both the service and the guests! The hotel is lovely and far better, in my opinion that the larger characterless hotel chains. Not to mention value. We had an ensuite room, which fronts on to the main street. If I were to come back to Hobart I'd book a non ensuite room, which are at the rear of the building and way quieter. The shared bathrooms look large and perfectly fine. The guests all seem down to earth types who love to chatter, as does Tilde. All in all a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Nothing wrong with non ensuite rooms!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This hotel is indeed a rare find - old style, spotlessly clean and with plenty of character. It is centrally located, a stones throw from Salamanca place. Our room was spacious and comfortable with an en suite and off the main road so tended to be fairly quiet. There is a stairway to the first floor, so may not be suitable for travellor with limited mobility, and a small lift from this level. The continental breakfasts are basic but very adequate.The vivacious owner, Tildy is part and parcel of this establishment - she is an amazing lady, very helpful and organised and extremely funny - there is a definite touch of Basil Fawlty to her. Am still giggling about "Tildyisms" ie comments of Life according to Tildy. Highly recommended

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying two nights at the Astor Private Hotel in February 2013. Warmly welcomed by the charming manager, Tildy, I felt right at home. Groovy decor and a large, comfortable bed in a room that contained a sink as well as a shower. Clean toilets just down the hall (never had to wait).
I appreciated the free continental breakfast and the advice from Tildy on places to go and things to see. Great central location, only complaint was no washing machine on the premises, but there was a laundrette a short walk away.
Would definitely recommend and would stay there next time I'm in Hobart.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2013

THis hotel was amazing! am a bit reluctant to sat how fantastic it was as it will get too popular. But location, old style decor, spotlessly clean, amazing price which included breakfast, quiet and amazing owner were all 5 star. An experience at this this hotel was a highlight of my recent visit to hobart.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Bea D
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Property: Astor Private Hotel
Address: 157 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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