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“Good, basic accommodation.”
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Bay View Villas
Ranked #12 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Hobart
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Wonthaggi, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Good, basic accommodation.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed here with four friends for a girls weekend for three nights. For what we needed and wanted to spend on accommodation, it suited us fine and was basic and comfortable. We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom apartments and also required the use of the sofa bed, which was very uncomfortable. The kitchen, while small, had sufficient crockery and cutlery and the lounge area provided enough seating for us to sit cosily around the table for meals. The name BayView Villas certainly does not apply to the majority of villas, but the location was quiet and easy to find with a short drive into the CBD. Cleaning or making of beds, was not a daily occurrence, but towels were replenished if left in the bathtub.
The swimming pool was out of action while we were here, some issue with the temperature, the water was 41 degrees, which was disappointing, but was not a huge concern.
Overall I would stay here again, as it was reasonable value for basic, comfortable accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed in the ground floor 2 bedroom villa and with the price we paid we most certainly expected more. No dishwasher, no washer or dryer, poky rooms and an ill equiped kitchen with no ventilation. The upstairs shower leaked thru the floor to downstairs (very near an electrical outlet connecting the TV) and beds were uncomfortable. The only plus was the view from the lawned area in front of the villas however privacy was not an option as there was no walls barricading each villa's small patio areas. Unfortunately, this property is not going on our "must go back" list.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Good value family orientated units set high up in the hills overlooking Hobart...clean and well appointed...only real downer was the quality of the beds which were way below standard..too soft
Easy drive down to Hobart approx 10min

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom apartments and it was a great accommodation for those traveling in a group. The kitchenette was well stocked with pans and equipment, plus a dishwasher. Couches, TV, etc. were all fine. The recommended grocery that is nearby is lovely and expensive, but probably worth it for the convenience.
A few things that give this stay 4 instead of 5... The pool was the world's smallest, I think. Also, the name Bay View Villas only applies to certain apartments (and certainly did not apply to ours). We had a lovely view of the rock cliff out the back, which is actually quite pretty, but not a bay view. Cleaning each day was a bit low key, so if you're there a few days, the lack of vacuuming might start to bother you.
Otherwise, all told, for the value and quality I would stay here again on another trip to Hobart.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the older 2 bedroom apartments at the front. The view is lovely and the rooms are fine. Good beds, linen, kitchen (but no dishwasher), TV, DVD, chairs, table, couches. Be warned that these front apartments are two storey and have fairly steep stairs so we had to keep a very close eye on our two year old the whole time. The front apartments only have air conditioning downstairs, yet the bedrooms are upstairs; we sweltered through a hot March night and reception did not have a decent fan to lend us. A great indoor pool to play in during the day. One issue I have with this place is that the car parking spaces are infuriatingly narrow! Not much within walking distance so you really do need a car. Another gripe is that I reported a squealing washer in the shower tap and it took them three days to change a simple washer due to reception passing the wrong message to their maintenance man.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stayed in third floor new apartment and everything was great, very well equipped and comfortable. Quiet and spacious rooms, nice bathroom.Walk to Lansdowne Cafe for breakfast, plenty of shops further down Hill St for groceries. Steep climb but worth it for the view! (Didn`t need to go up to Mt Wellington to see it all!)

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the new one bedroom harbour view apartment and our view was stunning. The apartment was a great size and the bed very comfortable. Parking was great for our hire car. The pool was a nice feature to have and the games room looked good too. The one thing that stopped me from giving this place a five for value was the charge they wanted to put on per night to split the two single beds (that formed a king sized bed) in the bedroom.
Overall a wonderful stay- would definitely recommend a few nights here!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Bay View Villas
Address: 34 Poets Road, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay View Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bay View Villa Apartments offers contemporary 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and is situated in picturesque West Hobart. Located just minutes away from the Hobart City Centre, the historic waterfront (home of the Saturday market) and North Hobart's restaurant precinct Bay View is the perfect base from which to discover the attractions of Hobart and the surrounding area.Our 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are ideally suited for families, business travellers, larger gatherings or sporting groups.The One Bedroom Apartments are newly constructed and offer spacious, contemporary accommodation with breathtaking views of the City and harbour.Our Apartments all feature free Foxtel and all guests have access to the heated indoor pool, games/recreation room (with a pool table, television and table tennis), outdoor BBQ area and guest laundry. Ample off-street parking is available.Reception is open 8.00am – 7.00pm.Please Note: The 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments are all two storey units. ... more   less 
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