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Motel 429

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spent two nights here in a self contained unit, which was very neat. I arrived in early July and the unit was preheated - a nice touch from the freezing cold outside. Staff were very helpful with inquiries and gave some local tips. Wrest Point was just up the road and a bus stop was 2 mins away, giving easy access to the city when needed.

Our family of 5 stayed 3 nights in the unit, which is adjacent to the motel. We arrived late at night and woke the next morning to the most incredible views of Derwent River. Great location, friendly staff, comfy beds and a very well equipped kitchen. Fantastic place.

We booked two nights here at the start of our short tour of Tasmania. Lovely. Well equipped and appointed room, very comfortable. Great WiFi in our room. Excellent facilities. The location is quite a way from the centre but we prefer that.

We had a great stay at the motel. We stayed in ‘The Unit’ and had a motel room also. Very clean with modern furnishing and fittings. The view is amazing. Although not right in the city it was a very cheap uber ride. Great to be able to prepare delicious meals with fantastic Tasmanian produce.

We just finished 4 nights at Motel 469. The rooms are beautiful, very clean and modern with a good layout. Reception staff were welcoming and the location is great, right by the water, about 2km from Hobart city. We were rained in the whole time we were in Hobart so spent a lot of time at the hotel and we really couldn’t fault it. Excellent value.

As a regular business traveller I like to try different places. Came across 429 and was very impressed. Friendly and easy check in and good car park. The wifi was excellent and the rooms were well appointed, clean and with a microwave. Bed was excellent with great pillows. Everything a business visitor needs. Will definitely stay here again.

From the efficient check in, easy parking, good sized very clean and comfortable room to the views o& Mt Wellington, we enjoyed our stay in this motel. Even the lift had views over the bay. Conveniently situated in Sandy Bay and only a few minutes walk from the eateries at Wrest Point, the location is most convenient. There is a bus stop out the front an$ and on market days there is a free shuttle to Salamanca. We didn’t make it but there is a nearby local twilight market on some Fridays. Accommodation to be recommended.

Stayed here in October for a conference and what a pleasant surprise. After travelling from Adelaide and arriving late Motel 429 was very comfortable. A little unassuming from the outside but the rooms are very clean, well appointed, modern updated decor. The best surprise was the early morning view across the road watching the sun rise over the Derwent. A short $8 Uber will get you to the cages at the harbour for breakfast or dinner or you can stroll across the road to the casino if that’s more your thing. Well worth considering if you like to stay out of the city and sandy bay is lovely.

We stayed for 2 nights as part of a package deal and were pleasantly surprised. Clean rooms and everything worked, including Wifi. Beds were very comfy with electric blankets provided for cooler months. Although we stayed in an older style room close to the road, we remembered to close all windows before retiring and this helped a lot with road noise. Check-in staff were courteous and parking was ample but I think you'd still need a car to get to the shops. Close to Wrest Point casino.

My room was very clean, more modern than I expected and well supplied. In searching for a hairdryer (which was in a cupboard in the main room) I disovered an iron and ironing board, microwave, fridge, dishes, toaster, kettle, wine glasses, and complimentary coffee/tea supplies (including biscuits). The bed must have been comfortable as I slept for 10 hours. I only used the wifi for a short time but it seemed good. Definitely excellent value for money.

429 Sandy Bay Road Sandy Bay TAS

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center

Salamanca Market is within 2 miles (3 km) of Motel 429 while other popular attractions such as Mount Nelson Lookout are within 3 miles (5 km). This 33-room, 4-star motel has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. On a river, it's also near Cascade Brewery and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


The 33 rooms are air-conditioned and have electric kettles and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Motel 429 enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. This motel also has free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Queen Room (Ocean View)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Queen Room (Self Contained)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room (Self Contained)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Ground Floor Queen Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 225 reviews