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29 Trumpeter St Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia
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#34 of 48 in Hobart
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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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ATM on site
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Dean M wrote a review 18 May
Hobart, Australia7 contributions
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
mattw542018 wrote a review 1 May
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
Caroline D wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia183 contributions56 helpful votes
Great country pub that feels small but is actually big. It is an easy walk from salamanca place or short taxi/uber ride from hobart CBD. Great food and service. Large table received meals all within a few minutes. Great selection of local wines
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Bookings recommended
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Stef Walter wrote a review Apr 2022
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History and great food combined at one of Hobart’s oldest pubs, Shipwrights Arms or “Shippies” as the locals call it. This is a go-to watering hole for those looking for a cosy atmosphere with a maritime streak! Delicious food and friendly staff, combined with an old styled tavern atmosphere. We stayed one week, the staff and rooms were very accommodating. Great location, just a short easy walk to all the hot spots in Hobart! Thanks for a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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IanR wrote a review Mar 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Had lunch here on our first day of our short stay. The meal was perfect. This is not said lightly . Seafood Chowder so delicious. Steak was cooked to perfection, vegetables blanched just the correct amount . The beef noodle dish was flavorsome and a delight to eat. Hats off to the Chef!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Bárbara Brüggemann wrote a review Mar 2022
Gold Coast, Australia132 contributions68 helpful votes
We stayed one night at the hotel on February and couldn’t be happier with the service provided! The location is amazing, in the middle of battery point, easy to just walk everywhere! We had dinner at their restaurant as well, I had the paella and my partner had the chicken parm, the food is was amazing and the price was awesome for the quantity of food that comes on the plate! We couldn’t recommend more this place
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
mad irish wrote a review Feb 2022
41 contributions48 helpful votes
Out for tea with family and friends at the well known Shipwrights Arms Hotel known as ‘Shippies’. The Winning boats in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race arrive the night before and the 3rd place getter “scallywag” crew arrived at the pub not long after they got into Hobart and were still celebrating strong so the bar was packed for that great reason. However the staff service in the lounge was spot on and thankfully we had a booked table for 10. The only problem explained to us was the Lamb Shanks had all been taken by the Scallywag crew but they deserve them more then us that’s for sure - so it really wasn’t a problem at all. Plenty of other excellent choices to dribble over and the no rush, no fuss attitude of the boss made for a night out to remember always. Well the company helped to of cause but the atmosphere, drinks, food and service was to shelve stuff. Thanks for a great time Shippies and will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: We got a taxi there and from so don’t know about parking.
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Michelle D wrote a review Jan 2022
Canberra, Australia25 contributions2 helpful votes
My partner and I spent 3 nights here during a recent trip to Tasmania. We have only eaten at the Shipwright's Arms (Shippies) on a previous trip, but decided to stay there this time. It's within easy walking distance to Salamanca and various little cafes. This place is rich in maritime history, and I like how they haven't tried to modernise the interior; it has a nice old feel about it, which is appealling. The food is excellent here, and whilst not necessarily cheap, they do it well and with great service too. All staff we encountered were very obliging and friendly. We stayed in a one bedroom en-suite room, which I think was the wheelchair access room, judging by the size of the bathroom. Neither myself nor my partner are in a wheelchair. We were greeted by staff at the bar and the check in process was simple and the staff friendly. The room was decent sized (QS bed) and a large bathroom (designed for wheelchair access). The stay was quiet enough, but I do suggest a couple of points for improvement: * the toilet seat needed tightening and it was almost coming off on one side; * the bathroom (shower area, in particular) needed a really good clean, or a re-tile as it looked dirty and the shower curtain had orange soap scum and mould around the bottom third of it - this definitely needs replacing. * there needs to be some sort of storage in this enormous bathroom for toiletries - there wasn't even a shelf to place anything on, only a tiny area near the taps to the hand basin. The hairdryer I found on the last day, stored in the drawer in the bedroom area. None of the above would stop me from staying there again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Carl M wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Room very small. A mirror was nowhere to be found. The window mechanism didn't function; the window could only be left open by propping it. No TV, no wardrobe, no bar fridge -- all amenities my friend who rented at the same time had. And he paid less than I did -- go figure! On the positive side, the room was clean and quiet. The hotel was charming and the restaurant was good.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
Tim wrote a review July 2021
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My wife and I stayed here for one night on a Thursday evening, booking the day of our arrival. The staff were fantastic, helping us from the very beginning when we arrived just before the end of dinner service. The pub is one of the best in Australia, such rich history, and a great vibe throughout the place reminding us of many great places in the UK or Europe with a traditional old world pub feeling. We were checked into our room and allowed to order dinner and drinks just before the kitchen closed, and were very appreciative of the staff doing this for us. Food was great, pub food that we expect from such a traditional place. Room was clean, neat and tidy, and shared bathroom and toilet was decent. For the price, service and overall experience we loved it and would go back for sure. Thanks again guys.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Remember this is a traditional hotel, rooms are basic however great for a night or two.
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USD 60 - USD 68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Convict Penitentiary Historic Site (1.6 km), Cascades Female Factory Historic Site (2.9 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.