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Rydges Hobart

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is just out of Hobart,staff on arrival we're friendly and helpful,we stay in a room with two single beds and they we're so comfortable room had a seperate lounge room wish the TV was down in this room though.bathroom was new and spacious . The only thing I didn't like was the light over the bed keeper hitting my head on it .

Very comfortable hotel located in North Hobart. Close to restaurants and shops of North Hobart. Rooms are very spacious (stayed in a double room). Very comfortable. Cleanliness is lacking a little bit - some spider webs and dead bugs left on the window sill (inside of the room) so that's a bit gross. A part from that very smooth check in, lovely reception staff and overall nice old charm look to the hotel

We arrived at Rydges sight unseen from central Tasmania the front desk was so nice - we got upgraded to "The Presidential Suite" as the hotel was full. The original building part of the hotel is unbelievable. Pressed metal ceilings, old style switches and knobs. Just beautiful. Cant speak of the newer buildings that surround but ask for the main heritage building. Really helpful knowledgable staff.

Lovely hotel/motel in a convenient location. Stayed in room 26 (1st floor) and it was a delight. Big lounge room, with dining table and separate kitchenette. Bathroom well appointed, and the bedroom sizable. Fine linen on the beds and a selection of pillows. Lack of aircon no issue as all windows can be opened with quiet streets so no traffic noise. Staff friendly and helpful, easy location to downtown area.

Beautiful spacious hotel. Rooms are large with everything you possibly need. We stayed in an antique suite. Motel has recently been renovated. Staff were all very friendly. Hobart itself is a beautiful place to visit.

Rydges is a short drive from the airport and conveniently located close to the North Hobart restaurant area. Due to flight delays we arrived late in the evening and we were pleasantly surprised with the hotel. The check-in is 24 hr and the process was swift and courteous. We were soon settled into our superior room with a small balcony and views over North Hobart. The room was clean and functional with a separate comfortable lounge area and kitchenette with microwave and fridge. Due to our late arrival the onsite restaurant was soon to close however helpful staff directed us to a variety of nearby restaurants. The hotel is situated on spacious grounds with gardens and ample off street parking close to your room. Overall a well priced hotel with comfortable clean accommodation.

This hotel is freshly renovated and the interior design finishes are really pleasing. We stayed in a "Superior King Suite" room number 7 for five nights. The suite was clean, really comfortable, and the view was lovely. Rydges king size beds are wonderful. Our suite had a large flatscreen TV that showed Netflix and Youtube program content, which the kids loved too. Rydges Hobart is located away from noisy traffic and everyday hustle and bustle. The view from the restaurant is healthy green grass from the neighboring AFL sportsfield and during our stay we often saw young adult AFL players quietly doing their early morning training on a few reasonably chilly Hobart mornings. The Eggs Benedict for breakfast was excellent, and was the Bacon cheeseburger & fries at dinnertime. Compliments to the Chef, and the service was efficient and friendly. If you want to do any self catering in your suite you can request Rydges to supply a toaster & crockery to compliment the existing microwave. The recent renovations are very attractive. The interior design that welcomes guests in the reception and restaurant area are clean and bright; the original timber floor is polished and it's white ash colouring compliments the white wainscot walls. Onsite parking is plentiful and free. It was an enjoyable trouble free vacation. We'll definately be returning in the future.

Well, my mom and I arrived at this hotel and the first thing I thought was that this hotel is haunted . The look and the ambience you get when u walk into this hotel is just horrifying! However we arrived and no one was at the reception , we waited like 15 mins (even though the hotel was empty - 4 cats parked outside ). We checked in and we were staying in room 38. The room was amazing ! Beautiful furniture and tidy. First think I saw was a bunch of black hair in the bathroom (samara from the ring) anyways I got it down the drain . I did not tell my mom that it is very spooky here and so did not she tell me anything . At the first night , I had really bad nightmare in regards to this hotel. I heard kids laughing at 4 am , could have been the neighbours . After the first night my mom told me that she felt a cold hand on her leg and that she heard kids laughing at night . My chin dropped , lol. Coz I heard the kids as well but luckily no one touched me . We started our research and found out that this hotel used to be a school for blind, deaf and dumb kids. I don’t think I should give this hotel a bad review as staff were friendly , room tidy and clean and beautifully furnished. But if you like to have that horror film movie experience for free (where at other places you get charged a lot ) well I would say welcome to the haunted Rydges Hotel in Hobart .

Was a good room for our family. Unfortunately WiFi was no existent in our room. The Aspect Ratio on the Foxtel input channel was all over the shop for the different channels, making a lot of them unwatchable. Our room key needed to be reset 3 nights in a row which was disappointing after returning from long days of travel. Overall a clean and quiet location and great bathroom, with a few more improvements and attention to detail I would have scored higher.

Stayed here for 4 nights in January. Great location, very close to restaurants! The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Lots of free parking. Would stay here again.

Cnr Argyle And Lewis St North Hobart TAS

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Rydges Hobart places you next to North Hobart Oval and within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site. This 64-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. St. Mary's Cathedral and Tasmanian Hockey Centre are also nearby.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


All 64 individually decorated accommodations feature living rooms. 50-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, minibars, and electric kettles.

Property features

Renovated in 2017, Rydges Hobart offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

Manor King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Antique Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

41% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 768 reviews