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Shipwright's Arms Hotel

29 Trumpeter St Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia
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Shipwright's Arms Hotel was established in 1846. Situated in the heart of historic Battery Point, Shippies (as it is know by the locals)has unique collection of Tasmanian and maritime memorabilia. Browse around the bar for the maritime memories including a 7 metre photomural showing every Sydney to Hobart yacht race line honours winner. The English style bar (built by a shipwright) features Tasmanian timbers and the log fires keep it cosy during winter. In summer you can relax in the ambient beer garden.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Raddy J wrote a review Nov 2023
Prevelly, Australia33 contributions13 helpful votes
We sent our 85 yr old parents to Tassie from WA for their 60th anniversary. Nick & his team assisted them above & beyond. Helping with luggage up the stairs, late night check in and welcoming banter. They loved every minute. The food & bev blew them away but the staff hospitality was more than first class. Memories were made.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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brian p wrote a review Nov 2023
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions5 helpful votes
Firstly I had my photo taken at the front door just to say I had been standing where my G-G-G-G Grandfather would had stood when he was the owner from 1861 to 1864. Inside were a few photos of the early Hotel and a list of the licensees from 1846 to 2019. Most of the other photos are from Sydney to Hobart races over the years. These are only in the Main Bar area and really could have more extending throughout the whole Hotel. We had a really great experience and were served by great staff who gave excellent service.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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WinstonMentone wrote a review Jan 2023
Surfers Paradise, Australia13 contributions9 helpful votes
Disappointing visit to the newly refurbished Shipwights Arms. Entered via main car park entrance into a dark, dank upper level. Hard to imagine anyone would desire to sit in such a gloomy atmosphere. Downstairs to refurbished and stylish atrium area. Lovely space and we were seated in the middle of the atrium with the late afternoon sun shining through the upper level windows. There was no escape from the discomfort of the sun glaring into one's eyes until the sun was low in the sky. This discomfort could be easily remedied by the installation of trendy, glare cutting, mesh style blinds to cut the glare and still allow bright light. Pleasant wait Staff took original drink orders but there was a long delay before receiving same. No water offered but happily supplied when requested. Several large groups seem to fully occupy the wait staff and it was difficult to get service for our small table. Food orders taken and delivered. The Pork Belly was a truly lovely and pleasantly presented but it ended there. The Gnocchi had a great sauce, but the actual Gnocchi was a glutinous blob and very chewy. The scallops were deep fried to a dark brown crisp which overpowered the Scallops - oil too hot? Eventually managed to attract attention and ordered further drinks, which never arrived. Further 30 minutes and, once again, attracted attention and reordered drinks. Another long wait and orders were placed for Dessert. The Poached Pear was disappointing, and the Banana Splits were a letdown. The Menu did describe the Banana Splits as different, but this Dessert should never be called Banana Split - no resemblance to the classic and looked a mess on the plate. Overall, a disappointing experience.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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PeteHoward47 wrote a review Dec 2022
Jersey, United Kingdom3 contributions
We had a great meal and wine with excellent service. Our food was cooked to the finest traditions of somewhere like France with the emphasis on freshly caught ingredients etc, A real surprise but really appreciated ! Can we come again ? Pete and Nicolas
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Amanda wrote a review Nov 2022
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions3 helpful votes
Good location and the room was sufficient for our needs. Clean and tidy and exactly what we needed. They are doing renovations at the moment and I did hear a bit of that early on a Saturday morning but we stayed on the Sunday and no renos at that time. I could imagine it might be annoying if staying mid week with some work being performed but its all in the effort to improve so cannot be helped I suppose. Also lift not working so had to carry some very heavy bags up a small flight of stairs. Overall quite happy with our stay
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrew Jackson wrote a review Aug 2022
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
The best pub I have visited in a long time. Fantastic front bar atmosphere. Great staff. We stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment. Excellent roomy facilities. Unfortunately restuarant was closed for Reno's but we will check it out next visit
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Melinda B wrote a review July 2022
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Beautiful quaint pub. Great food, great service. Highly recommend the 1/2 crayfish with chips and salad. A relaxing atmosphere in an English style pub. The fireplace was such a winner when we walked in from a cold winters night. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark3145 wrote a review June 2022
Hobart, Australia69 contributions64 helpful votes
11 of us went on Sunday for lunch and the meals were fantastic. Best parma ive had in ages and all others said how good their meals were, from the fish to the calamari to the steaks. Kids meals were good too. Good size servings and well priced. Staff were good too.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dean M wrote a review May 2022
Hobart, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Paid about $80 for the cheapest room with shared bathroom. Basic free breakfast included in the communal kitchen. The room had a window which opened, but because the wire was broken, it wouldn't stay open. Probably because of this, the small room smelt a little stale. Therefore I'd recommend doing what we did and propping it open. I used a metal water bottle during the day, and one of the provided face towels at night. The service was good and free parking available. The location is the best in Hobart in my opinion. Only a short, scenic walk into Salamanca and the CBD.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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mattw542018 wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Great little pub in a very cool area of Hobart Nothing fancy but a good vibe,really friendly staff ,good food and drinks at reasonable prices. Very busy on Friday night and Saturday so book for a meal. Also has accomodation and is close to Salamanca ,waterfront and touristy stuff
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shipwright's Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shipwright's Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Battery Point Sculpture Trail (0.3 km), Salamanca Arts Centre (0.4 km), and Narryna Heritage Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shipwright's Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Shipwright's Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shipwright's Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shipwright's Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Angelo Ristorante, Syra Restaurant, and Honey Badger Dessert Cafe.
Does Shipwright's Arms Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Shipwright's Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hobart Penitentiary (1.6 km), Runnymede (4.6 km), and Constitution Dock (1.3 km).
Is Shipwright's Arms Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.