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Fountainside Hotel
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
new zealand
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A+ for everything that matters.”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

If only all hotels were like this, the Fountainside sets the standard in how to look after guests. Rooms are spacious and well appointed including to have massive beds and big big-screen TVs but it was the little touches such a quality products in the bathroom and a mini-bar with shop prices that made the real difference. How nice to be in a hotel and NOT feel like they are trying to shaft you on the price of a beer or bar of chocolate! Add to that a handy location & friendly staff it's easy to see why this place has such a high rating.

Room Tip: The top-floor rooms are not much more than the standard rate and worth it for the little extras (inc...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

The Fountainside is a wonderful motel and the rooms are great. We had a twin room for one night and then a executive king for our remaining two nights. Both rooms were lovely, very clean, comfortable, lovely bathrooms and great views of the Tasman bridge. Jackie at reception is a gem and a great asset to the company. We don't travel much and have never stayed any where this nice - we were never judged and were well looked after!

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful but maybe avoid rooms ending in 6 or 7 on every floor as they are near the l...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Great location right near the roundabout in Hobart close to the ABC building. It's a short 10minute walk to Salamanca.
Good and friendly service at the front desk. I had a decent sized room and bathroom which are both clean.
I have nothing negative to say about this hotel, i really enjoyed my stay here.
Car parking is limited.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We (2parents and 2 teenagers) spent 6 nights here late December 2011 - early January 2012. Although the aprtments are really one extended large room, the whole deal (including a small kitchen) worked very well for us. The service is excellent with thoughtful touches everywhere and very good value food in the hotel (especially for breakfasts). We had read a few comments about the traffic noise but it was a total non-issue in our experience.

Room Tip: High apartments (levels 5 & 6) facing the harbour are good value and very quiet
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We decided to stay at this hotel after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, and I'm really pleased we did! There are many good things about this hotel, so here are a few key features: great location, good value, free parking, comfy beds, fluffy towels, in-room recycling (very impressed with this!), friendly staff, nice toiletries, great shower, lots of mirrors and the room had plenty of light. Lots has been written in previous reviews about the mini bar being very cheap - this is true, and very welcome. We had breakfast once ($11.80 for buffet) and dinner twice ($16.80 for soup and salad or $23.80 for soup, salad and main). Food was tasty, with local fresh ingredients. We stayed on the 6th floor, and didn't have a problem with traffic noise.

We will definitely stay there next time we're in Hobart. Oh, and don't be put off by the external appearance of the hotel. It is much nicer inside!

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room on a high floor.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

This is by far the best value for money hotel. We stayed in the studio style apartment which had an amazing view of the Derwent. The room was so clean and fresh and the beds so comfortable. This is the 3rd time I have stayed here and I would not contemplate staying anywhere else.
The location is fantastic, with easy walking to Salamanca and the city centre. Breakfast is also fantastic and such a reasonable price for what you get.
Can't recommend enough! Only tip I have is to book on the higher floors so the traffic noise is limited. Highly recommend both the apartments and the deluxe king rooms on the 7th floor.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the upper levels to avoid traffic noise. Apartment room and deluxe king room on 7t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Gymea, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Stayed 4 nights here as part of a group. This would have to be the best value hotel in Hobart. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. Our meals were first class and the staff were 5 star! Loved the fact that the mini bar was reasonably priced and also the drinks at the bar were excellent value. I obtained use of the internet for the time I was there and probably over the 4 nights would have used it in total for about 2 hours and my total bill for internet useage was just over $2! Nothing was too much trouble for any staff member - they always had a smile on their faces. The traffic outside was a bit noisy but I was so tired every night it didn't bother me at all. Have stayed in Hobart before at probably the worst hotel in the city and this time definitely stayed at the best. Keep up the good work. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Fountainside Hotel
Address: 40 Brooker Ave, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Hobart
#3 Best Value Hotel in Hobart
#3 Business Hotel in Hobart
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#6 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountainside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ideal address in Hobart for both business and leisure. Walk to the CBD, Historic Waterfront and Salamanca and it's an easy drive to all main attractions in Southern Tasmania. Quiet 4 star rooms with luxurious beds, and air-conditioning for a great nights sleep. Broadband internet, Austar, offstreet parking, breakfast and dinner prices available for guests. ... more   less 
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