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Rydges Hobart

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is still under renovation and thus the entry and reception is below the standard you'd expect on arrival - bare boards, etc. Reception is in the bar, but that works OK. I was given a newly renovated room, which was very comfortable and spacious and included a sitting room. Thank you. The bar is expensive, however. Two points for improvement, please. 1. I returned to the hotel at 9.45 pm on a Sunday evening to find the front door, and thus access to the bar, closed and locked. I was told the following day that there is a bell, but it wasn't obvious. A sign on the front door would solve the problem. 2. Charging guests $6 for 2 small bottles of water (or $4 for one bottle!) is simply ridiculous. Today's standard internationally is the provision of 2 free bottles of water per room per day. Please fix, Rydges.

This is a heritage hotel with unique atmosphere. Hotel staffs are mostly helpful and caring. Very impressive of their services which we dont get in many other bigger hotels. They give personal services and attention when you need them in terms of guidances and advises on the places around. I can recalled i couldnt get a taxi and the hotel manager personally called and ensure that there was someone picked out on the other line. A very patient and professional way of handling customer. Thumbs up.

Had a recently renovated room which surpassed our expectations. Great value overlooking the cricket ground with views of the water. Everything brand new, stylish and comfortable. Works were still going so try for a room in one of the new wings

My family and I enjoyed Rydges so much that our initial one-night stay turned into 4. We stayed in a gorgeous recently renovated place with two large bedrooms, bathroom and lounge/dining room/kitchenette, essentially a whole house with more than enough room for 4 and great value. Conveniently located a short drive from central Hobart and only a 10 minute walk to a variety of dining options and other stores, with taxis and uber drivers very close by. A sink in the kitchenette would be a great addition for your consideration but did not bother us as it was cleaned daily, as well as stronger heaters in the bedrooms. Special mention to the duty manager Jan for her exceptional service that made our stay so memorable, from turning on the heaters to warm the rooms before our arrival, to providing us with great recommendations for food and travel and so much more, thank you so much for everything. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed Rydges and recommend it to all, especially to those with a love for history.

The hotel is located a short drive from the dining and tourist areas of Hobart, next to a sports field, with many rooms overlooking the field. The rooms - even the ones near the road - were reasonably quiet thanks to the bedrooms being at the rear. The hotel is spread across multiple buildings: leave the bags in the car until you find where your room is! At the time of my stay, a few areas were being refurbished, which included the kitchen and resturant. However it's only a short drive to some good cafes. The rooms were more like an apartment, with loungeroom in the front, bedroom at the rear with the minibar, wardrobe and bathroom in between. While the renovation has made it quite nice, I noticed a few flaws. The most noticeable is that the glass shower screens and flat floors do not contain the water, with the bathroom floor becoming a giant puddle. Some rooms have plastic strip under the glass doors but the flat tiles mean it still wets the floor. The heaters vary between rooms: some have reverse-cycle air-conditioners which some may find noisy and can take a while to start heating, others have silent electric heaters. But in both rooms there was no heating in the lounge room, so it got very little use as it was cold. The rooms come with a collection of crockery and a microwave had to use the bathroom sinks. It looks like some rooms have a miniature sink at the bar which was sadly missing in our rooms. Service varied - some staff seemed easily confused by questions about 2 rooms under one booking, others easily explained how it would be charged. The included wifi was a plus.

Situated around 10 minutes drive from the CBD in the quiet area of North Hobart, this hotel was undergoing a much-needed refurbishment when I stayed here on two separate occasions at the beginning of the year. The bed was comfortable and I slept well, shower pressure was good. Service as usual was excellent and friendly, although reception had closed early when I checked in and I had to check in at the bar. I did as on a previous occasions have some issues with cleanliness, unfortunately this lowers my rating for service. I do hope this will be addressed during the refurbishment as well. Room service was good, the meal was tasty and arrived quickly but could have been a little hotter. (sweet potato wedges advertised on the menu were not available). I look forward to returning after the refurbishment when I’m sure my rating can be elevated.

Great old world charm, antique suite. Converted school of deaf and blind. Really nice classic place, great bed ! Big bathroom. Nice location short walk into town. Quite and peaceful. Good breakfast too.

held a conference here and have not been here for 2 years. there are some renovation going on but the noise was not great and I didn't have to compete with the builders. rooms are still very large and comfortable

This place is recently renovated. I would say it is par with any 5 star accommodation. Don't bother about all the negative comments you find online. (Most of it made prior to recent renovations). Highly recommended. Probably one of the most luxurious accommodations in Hobart.

Old world meets new world. Wonderful rooms post beds with very modern amenities tastefully decorated very comfortable bed. Our view was sensational overlooking North Hobart Oval and the city. The only thing I can fault is the tv needs to be raised a bit as you cant view it from the bed because of the bed posts, only a very minor thing though. The service was excellent aswell.

Cnr Argyle And Lewis St North Hobart TAS

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Northern Hobart, Rydges Hobart is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Salamanca Market. This 64-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Also near this North Hobart hotel are Cascade Brewery and North Hobart Oval.


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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


The 64 individually decorated accommodations feature patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 30-inch TVs come with satellite 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 microwaves, refrigerators, and minibars.

Property features

Rydges Hobart features 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 King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Manor Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

41% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 704 reviews