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“Noisy Nights” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Customs House Waterfront Hotel

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Customs House Waterfront Hotel
Ranked #15 of 45 Hotels in Hobart
Helston
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20 reviews
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“Noisy Nights”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012 via mobile

The hotel is in an excellent location within easy walking distance to the harbour, Salamanca market and city centre. Parking is a bit of a problem but on check in the receptionist was helpful. The room was roomy with a large comfortable bed but other facilities were very poor - no hanging space except an extending arm out of the wall with a few odd assorted wire and cheap plastic hangers. This arrangement is only good for shirts, trousers not for dresses. The included one item from the menu for breakfast was excellent although the self service tea and coffee was poor. We stayed 3 nights over a weekend and although the waterfront view looks great during daylight hours the teenage revelling and noise from the nightclub opposite was awful and kept us awake until 5 am on 2 of our 3 nights. I suggest you request a room on the back if staying on a Friday or Saturday night.

Stayed March 2012
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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New South Wales
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Stayed in a Waterfront twin room booked on wotif.com, clean but very basic. No wardrobe, just a peg on the wall and no aircon, just a fan. The room was clean and the bed was comfy. Because it is an old building, after getting the lift up to the second floor, we then had stairs to manoeuver with our luggage. Breakfast was ok.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

My husband I stayed here for 5 nights in March. We were able to walk to all the sights in Hobart from there. We especially enjoyed the included breakfasts and the dinners were awesome. Best food we had in Hobart. The seafood was superb.
The front desk staff were extremely helpful.

Room Tip: We selected a room in the back of the hotel which was very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

My partner and I stayed in March. The best thing abou this place is the location - right across from Salamanca Square and the wharf, and a short walk to the CBD. Probably one of the best locations to stay in. We had a room on the 3rd storey overlooking the wharf. The view was fabulous. Place was clean and tidy, the bed comfy and most of all was surprisingly quiet given that there was a band plaiying downstairs, we couldn't hear a thing. My only complaint was that the hot water in the shower kept turning cold then hot again. Wasn't enough to put me off staying here again. Definitely value for money given that it as much cheaper than alternative accommodation and in a much better location.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tiney_traveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Discovered this venue by chance and we were attracted by the busy dining room. The staff were friendly and attentive. Meals were a good size, well presented and delicious.. Good selection of wines by the glass.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CPM64
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Additional Information about Customs House Waterfront Hotel

Property: Customs House Waterfront Hotel
Address: 1 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Hobart
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,227 - ₹ 16,717
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Customs House Waterfront Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Customs House Waterfront Hotel est 1846, located on Hobart's waterfront, walking distance to Salamanca, historic Battery Point and the CBD. This hobart Hotel has 23 rooms, 2 bars and a popular seafood restaurant and VUE. All Rooms have queen beds, internet access, fridge, hair dryers, ensuite bathrooms, tv, desk and coffee making facilities.Some rooms have views overlooking the waterfront & docks. This Hobart hotel is heritage listed, but has been upgraded to a 3.5star level, keeping many original features including it's convict stone walls.The restaurant is very popular selling the local seafood aswell as local meat and produce. Vue is our new cocktail lounge and is available for private functions. ... more   less 
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Customs House Waterfront Hotel Hobart, Tasmania

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