Rydges Hobart3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Easy check in, staff very friendly and helpful. The room I stayed in was a generous size with a separate lounge. Bathroom was very clean and large. Bed lovely and soft. Had a nice view looking over Hobart.
loved the rydges. stayed two nights and received a room upgrade. the lady who checked us in was outstanding and so was the room, the view and the hotel. at first the location may seem a little away from the main attractions of the waterside, but explore a bit closer. elizabeth street means "eat street" in hobart. forget the expensive restaurants at samalamanca. cheap, cheerful and plenty of choices in north hobart...and if you love arthouse cinema hit the state cinema just a few blocks away. we'll be back.
We arrived to the hotel having been told that there are 2 single beds and 1 queen double. The double was a sofa bed which wasn't queen size and probably the worst bed ever built. We were also given a duvet for a single bed instead of a double. The food gradually got worse during the course of our stay. They came to "clean" once a day, which meant emptying the bin. They did not Hoover for 3 days at one point. Would not recommend for large groups or sports teams.
The rooms appear to have been upgraded. Excellent bathroom (very big) - separate lounge which is a nice change. Good storage areas and mini kitchen with microwave. The heat pump had trouble getting going but a replacement heater was soon brought to my room. Wonderful views down across the football oval and over to the city and harbour.
If you can find accommodation at Rydges in North Hobart for under $150/night, book it. Dont bother looking elsewhere. Its newly renovated, clean and we stayed in Room 61 which was well above average size. There's plenty of free parking available and our rate included a buffet breakfast which was lovely. No traffic noise and next to North Hobart oval if you are a footy fan. We arent but there was nothing happening there for the weekend we stayed anyway. As everyone loves negative feedback my only slight whinge was that the hot water was only just hot enough and I would have liked two cakes of complimentary soap. Will definitely stay there again.
This would be the fourth or fifth time I have stayed here now. I was very pleasantly surprised to find the rooms are being upgraded. Very comfortable beds, large screen TV, new paint and carpet and a new bathroom. Very close to the city but far enough out to be peaceful. Will be back
Very happy 😊 great accommodation, nicely refurbished with a wonderful fresh feeling. Breakfast was good, great selection of continental and cooked options. Easy Free parking. Will be back again for another visit.
Excellent stay, room was lovely. A few small renovations still to finish but what has been done is very nice. Helpful staff. Not in the heart of the city but you can walk. Great parking facilities so ideal if you have a vehicle.
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.
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41% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 713 reviews