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Waterfront Lodge Motel

153 Risdon Rd, New Town, Hobart, Tasmania 7008 Australia
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#5 of 6 lodges in Hobart
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At Waterfront Lodge Motel you'll be 5 mi (5 km) from Hobart City Centre Salamanca Place, Markets Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and 2.9 Mi (4.6 Km) from Theatre Royal. Highlights at this hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes. TVs and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 36 rooms. Kitchenettes come with refrigerators and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient. This hotel offers free WiFi in public areas,Shared Kitchen Hot Plates Pots and Pans , and a picnic area. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, free newspapers in the lobby, and a television in the lobby. Within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star AAA Rating hotel, attractions include St. David's Cathedral and Cascade Brewery. Mona New and old Art, Cadburys Chocolate Factory, Salamanca Market/Place Wrest Point Casino Derwent Entertaiment Centre, Cornilian Bay Hockey Centre, and much more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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kim k wrote a review Dec 2023
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Great spot with comfortable beds & all we needed for our visit in Hobart. Laundry facilities & kitchen available Only a few kms from Hobart and close to MONA and other sites Our room was clean and well presented and we were able to have an 11am checkout to connect with our flight. Great spot for a very reasonable price Thanks
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Date of stay: November 2023
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AlanT113 wrote a review Nov 2023
Adelaide Hills, Australia269 contributions94 helpful votes
For a place to camp for a few days this place is ok. Close to Hobart, the views not so elegant but the rooms are good, clean and spacious, room for most things you might wish to do, there is a kitchen available 7-7pm which is nice, the downside of the rooms upstairs is a pet peeve, there is a designated smoking place situated at the end of the corridor where the evils meet each each day, unfortunately it’s situated upwind and the evils either leave the door ajar or because of the comings and goings cigarette smoke fills the air. If you are an evil yourself you will like it but like me you are a staunch anti evil you will hate it just like me.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Chose a downstairs room if you hate cigarette smoke
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Eclair1951 wrote a review Feb 2023
Brisbane, Australia229 contributions96 helpful votes
We stayed at the Waterfront for 21 days, using it as a base for our road trip. We had two rooms between three of us, and the budget price couldn’t be beaten for this type of accommodation. The motel is of the old style but has been maintained quite well with bright and comfortable rooms. Room facilities are good, kitchenettes with toaster, microwave, plates and cutlery, plus a communal kitchen to use. The rooms and linen were very clean. We weren’t disturbed by any noise even when the motel was fully occupied(it’s very popular). The location is excellent. There is a bus stop just down the road, the 561 and 562 buses run on the hour and get you into Hobart central in about twenty minutes. A shopping centre with a Coles and other stores is a ten minute drive away. I enjoyed my stay, the staff were so pleasant and obliging. I would thoroughly recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Alu-Poo wrote a review Dec 2022
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka548 contributions164 helpful votes
We stayed here for three nights while exploring the area around Hobart. Our room had two single beds, a small table with two chairs and a couch. I liked the large window, making the room bright. Towards the door there is a small kitchenette: Extra sink (!), microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. There was also cuttlery and plates to prepare our microwave dinners. Perfect for our purpose. The bathroom was small but well done, plenty of room to keep the toileteries. Also there is a line to span to hang some clothes - great idea! Everything was clean and seemed to be new. There was always parking for us and we slept well. We enjoyed our stay and it was a great place to crash out for the night after a day full of sightseeing.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Kate L wrote a review Nov 2022
29 contributions8 helpful votes
What a great motel, and what an absolute bargain! A little out of Hobart, but with a bus to the city just down the road (last bus approx 5pm), perfect if you've got a car. The views from the deck are glorious and the staff were great. It's kept spotlessly clean by their phenomenal housekeeping team. Unbeatable for the price!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The guest kitchen closes at 7pm (I think!), but as there was a microwave, fridge etc in the room...
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Gail B wrote a review Oct 2022
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
The room was clean and neat with tea and coffee facilities, extra pillows and a small wardrobe. The bathroom is a little odd in terms of set out but was clean and the shower was reasonable in terms of water pressure. If you are a large person you would find the shower cubicle a squeeze. Reasonable location if you have a vehicle; I made an error in not realising the lodge is a 10 min drive from the CBD so we had to catch a few Ubers instead of walking. Not a huge problem but less convenient than being able to walk to the pier and Salamanca in 10 minutes. There was a gap under the door to the hallway that I could fit my hand through and the walls must be really thin as any noises could be heard clearly. It was very busy and other guests were extremely loud so based on that I would not stay here again as it was very difficult to get any sleep. On the upside, we had a window that we were able to open, staff were friendly and welcoming and there was a water view (if we stood at the window and looked sharply to the right).
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It was really busy and other guests were very noisy - bring ear plugs!
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Lizziebell wrote a review June 2022
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia16 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed one night here, checked in late due to a late flight arrival. On booking the room from our home, the staff I spoke to were extremely friendly and helpful. On arrival to the room we found the room basic but very cosy, the heater and the electric blankets were already on , the room was lovely and warm. Their was tea/coffee making facilities, shower was good and found the room was clean and had everything we needed for an overnight stay. The linen was of good quality and the bed was comfortable.The views from the window were really nice, and on checking out the man at the desk was very friendly and helpful giving us local advice for our trip. Will stay here again when passing through Hobart.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: About 14 km away from the airport but if you are heading away from Hobart this place is great value
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GreyWolf182 wrote a review Feb 2022
Hobart, Australia123 contributions38 helpful votes
I stayed here briefly (plumbing problem at home) so cannot comment on sleep quality. I had room 23, which was tiny (it was advertised as small) and had a double bed. Bed linen was clean and appeared to be good quality. Towels on the bed were folded in a most bizarre way, and they appeared to have been thrown down and crumpled, but were meant to actually look like that (reminded me of a sea creature.) The room was clean, as was the bathroom, with the exception of the entire floor of the shower bay, which was a yellow/tan colour. Maybe it was clean, but if it was, then it was obviously stained and really needs replacing. It was extremely off putting. Walls are thin and I heard the person in the next room showering. The male at Reception was quite dour. I did not have to stay the night as my water problem was rectified so I went home. Good value, but I would not stay here again. The room smelt of cigarette smoke, even though the property is non smoking.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Peter Taylor, General Manager at Waterfront Lodge Motel
Responded 15 Feb 2022
Hi the shower floor had some fiberglass work done to it that's why it is a yellow color we are waiting on a new shower floor to arrive, to be put down all our rooms are non smoking its not a dirty stain as you mentioned.
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Ana Carolina V wrote a review June 2021
Gold Coast, Australia42 contributions6 helpful votes
It was a nice room, nothing fancy, but good and very convenient. The only tricky thing was the parking since seemed to have more cars than apartments. But besides that all good! Location is very good, not in the heart of Hobart, but within easy and fast access to the city and to the highway.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Lola F wrote a review May 2021
MELBOURNE20 contributions2 helpful votes
Smelt like cigarettes. Upstairs‘cottage’ room pretty basic amenities. You get what you pay for - at least the place is clean. Decent sized room with small kitchenette / microwave - room is poorly lit & hallway light basically non existent.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
AU$77 - AU$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Leisure Inn Waterfront Lodge
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartHobart
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterfront Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Waterfront Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Evolo Room Escape (3.5 km), Her Story (5.6 km), and Hobart Penitentiary (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterfront Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Waterfront Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Waterfront Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterfront Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterfront Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Angelo Ristorante, Cultura Espresso Bar & Restaurant, and Urban Greek .
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterfront Lodge Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Waterfront Lodge Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Waterfront Lodge Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waterfront Lodge Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waterfront Lodge Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterfront Lodge Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hobart Penitentiary (3.8 km), Runnymede (1.0 km), and Constitution Dock (4.2 km).