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Formby Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great food, great prices, great staff. Quick friendly service. We were just visiting Devonport and stumbled upon this hotel. Situated opposite the Spirit of Tasmania on the Mersey River. Modern but quirky decor. Will definitely visit again.

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review - so glad you found us and we appreciate the comments!

Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

An overnight stay. Good value, clean, comfortable bed, friendly and right in town. A little noisy on a Saturday night but a room away from the band was relatively quiet. We would stay again for one night but not more as the rooms are small and, whilst adequate, not overly attractive.

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you had a comfortable stay. Thank you for the review & we hope we will see you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jumped on the mountain bikes and took the ferry eastsiide for a pedal. Upon our return we popped into the Formby for a counter meal. Great feed and a nice view from the street view bar. Beers were nice and cold on tap. Staff were friendly. Keno and pokies right next door.

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Another older hotel but well maintained, it is right on a main road in to town and the main street shops are at the other end of the block. The rooms - all upstairs - are not large but certainly comfortable. There is a communal kitchen/lounge room if you wish to do your own cooking and/or laundry. The bar and...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review - we truly appreciate the feedback!

Goulburn, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The Formby Hotel was very easy to find. Free parking was easy accessible. The location was great. Easy to walk around CBD and to watch the Spirit of Tasmania depart. It was a bit confusing to find where to check in and you do have to carry your luggage upstairs which would not be easy for everyone. We stayed on...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review - we appreciate the feedback and are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Airlie Beach
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We got the last accom in Devonport. It was Saturday night and were warned of the music. It wasn't the music it was the backpackers returning to their room at all hours. The room itself was recently updated and was presented in a really clean and new condition. Well worth staying just not near the stair case.

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review - we do appreciate the feedback!

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here as it was a good distance to the airport. Unfortunately that was on a Saturday night when the Central Bar was cranking. Staying on top of the pub was quite disturbing, we heard the words to the songs and felt the vibrations of the bass. Our local pub has Saturday night parties but I...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay. We have some renovations planned shortly that will hopefully address our lack of an actual reception. I will pass on your comments re the noise as this should be able to be rectified easily. Thank you for the feedback

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stayed here 1 night. It was a very easy check in. The service was great, The old pub was very easy to find, situated right in the Centre of town. The room was very clean and warm. Plenty of hot water and a bath tub.

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Great to hear we 'ticked all the boxes' for you!

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is an honest pub to have dinner. After the trip from Melbourne in the Spirit of Tasmania, we want it to have a good pub meal. Food was of good quality, nice ambience in the restaurant area and service was cordial and attentive. Plenty of options in the menu and a bar adjacent if you want some extra drinks...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - we are so glad you enjoyed our Central restaurant!

Lilydale, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great place to stay. It was very close to the ferry and very close to the shops. The staff where very helpful and the rooms where clean and tidy and it was quite quiet for being over a pub. We had dinner at the hotel the night we arrived and found the meal really really good it...

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Thanks so much for the review and very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Formby Hotel offers comfortable, clean & affordable superior standard and budget accommodation. This hotel has just been renovated and boasts new carpet, curtains, beds and linen throughout. The Formby is located in the CBD of Devonport and on the shores of the Mersey River directly opposite the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. We offer accommodation to suit your every requirement, whether it be a private double or family room with ensuite or shared dorm facilities for those on a budget. This property is clean, comfortable and affordable right in the heart of Devonport , and host to one of Devonport's finest restaurants The Central Restaurant. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy restaurant, bar/pub, and expansive car park. Hostel Rooms are all just 2 share, and include Locker, Linen (changed weekly), Towel, Sink, New beds, Free wifi, Heating, Communal Bathroom, Common room and Kitchen & Laundry Facilities Hotel Rooms enjoy Ensuite, Tea & Coffee Facilities, TV, Linen, towels, Fridge, Heating, Free Wifi, Spare Blankets and are welcome to use shared lounge and kitchen facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Formby Hotel

Address: 82 Formby Rd, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Devonport
Price Range: $66 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Formby Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Ask when booking”
RogerJ39, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All good, very quiet”
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“Rooms 22,23 & 24 which are located close to the stairs to the car park”
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“Couple may opt for the superior queen room.”
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“We had a back room, it was small but really good and very clean”
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