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Blue Hills Motel

96 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia
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#9 of 9 motels in Hobart
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See why so many travellers make Blue Hills Motel their motel of choice when visiting Hobart. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Sullivans Cove (0.7 mi) and Constitution Dock (0.7 mi) make Best Western Hobart a great place to stay when visiting Hobart.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and a refrigerator, and Hobart Best Western makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the motel, including baggage storage. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Fico, Templo, and Da Angelo Ristorante, which are some Italian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out Battery Point Sculpture Trail (0.5 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the motel.

At Blue Hills Motel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Hobart.

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Property amenities
Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Complimentary toiletries
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Centrally Located
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English
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rosie w wrote a review Oct 2023
Sydney, Australia14 contributions1 helpful vote
For the best part, it was average. I had really bad trouble with the plumbing in my room - the plug hole gurgled all night, two nights in a row. I DID mention it to perception but was told "it was probably because we were full, and everyone was probably using hot water at the same time" - no exchange of room or anything. My rubbish bin was left unemptied for 3 days. Also, the noise was really annoying in the foyer area, both mornings, and in the evening - my room was 3 doors from it - constant chat, doors opening and shutting etc - so was basically 3 nights of no sleep for me, Flipside, good location, but the windows in the room were way too high to even get a view, which the wall was facing. Disappointing experience all round.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Cels wrote a review Oct 2023
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From the outside, this motel looks like something out of a movie involving a seedy drug smuggling situation. The entire level 2 balcony (outdoors) smelled of cigarette smoke. The mirror in the bathroom was stained/ tarnished and the walk-in shower recess was minuscule. The linen appeared to be clean, however the mattress on the double bed was very saggy. In general, the roo was old and not very clean.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Joe P wrote a review Jan 2023
Plainfield, Indiana1 contribution
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The pics you see in the beginning of the 130 aren’t what you get. scroll all the way to the last 20 and it’s worse. Windows in lobby haven’t been cleaned in years. Vents painted over. Mold in bathroom. Tile coming off the floor. Carpet stains. The pics taken on their website and the first 100 on trip advisor must have been taken 20 years ago. The only thing nice about this place was the view of Mount Wellington.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid staying here. Spend a little more.
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QueenslandXplorer wrote a review Dec 2022
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Filfy mould, dirt, faeces, cobwebs, sunken mattress, mildew pillows, curtains not washed, broken tiles in shower, rust, dust, paint peeling off ceiling, no fan rusty windows with no fly screens, moths, ants, spiders, broken smoke alarm, THE PICTURES ARE DECEIVING on websites! I’ve never seen such filth in my life! Kids were so distressed and ruined our time in Hobart. It was new year’s eve and we were unable to find alternative accommodation for the evening- should have slept in the car.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Jen wrote a review Sept 2022
Maleny, Australia2 contributions
This budget motel in an old building offers small, cheap rooms within walking distance of the city and Salamanca as well as having two major supermarkets and various eateries just along Sandy Bay Road. Positives: Good quality linen, hot shower, plenty of extra pillows, TV, comfotable beds, quiet room and some parking, This is clearly advertised. Central location south of the city. Person on reception aimed to please, but was not able to give a positive response to our request for a light bulb to be replaced. Plug in heater was most welcome. Not so good: The carpet on the stairs is worn and torn (a safety hazard). Our room looked as if maintenance is a low priority - missing light bulbs, tiles missing in the shower allowing water to flow across the floor. This is a good place to stay if you intend to use the room for short periods.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Sam W wrote a review June 2022
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The place is filthy, it feels very unsafe. There is mould throughout the bathroom, damaged walls and floors and no proper heating so in the winter when I stayed I absolutely froze to death. The tiny old electric heater in the cupboard did nothing to heat the room. Maintenance has clearly not been performed in a very, very long time.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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susie b wrote a review Jan 2022
australia54 contributions46 helpful votes
Very run down hotel. WiFi was almost non existent despite being told there were four networks (none of which would connect and hold the connection). Room was old, dirty and in desperate need of an update. Loud party next door that had music and talking at night. No air-conditioning so quite stuffy and very loud if windows were open. Good location but for the price, I expected a bit more. Having come off a tour of hostels, this felt like another backpackers to me for double the price. Id recommend going elsewhere.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Daisy2972 wrote a review June 2021
Hobart, Australia77 contributions24 helpful votes
This is a budget hotel so with that in mind this was a comfy and clean place to stay. Its close to places like Salamanca Market and the city sightseeing places with about a 15 minute walk. Its not far from shops in Sandy Bay. The only slight downside was the way the bathroom was arranged. The shower was open to the rest of the bathroom so water went everywhere making it a slip hazard. Also the towel rail was over the top of the toilet which could be a hygiene problem. For a one or 2 night stay in Hobart its more than adequate and for this on a budget its an OK place to stay,
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Stella B wrote a review Mar 2021
Hobart, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is an old hotel but I stayed in a renovated room and it was absolutely fine and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. The place has a certain charm, being an older building. I'd totally stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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MarkM62 wrote a review Mar 2021
Oldham, Manchester, UK50 contributions57 helpful votes
We ended up here because it was the only motel available in the Sandy Bay area. We didn't expect much for $99 and I'm so glad we didn't pay more. I've read a few of a reviews and they are fair. The threadbare stairs carpet should be removed altogether. Our TV wouldn't work in the morning. just got an on screen message saying "retrieving data". Wobbly sink tap. Empty plastic drink bottle under the bed. The hotel inspector would have freaked out. If you are arriving after six pm you must text a picture of your credit card and photo ID before they'll tell where your keys will be. What bothered me the most was the very limited parking spaces. I could see from Google earth that there were only seven, maybe eight spaces but I didn't know that there were 29 rooms. We were lucky to get the last remaining space when we arrived but I dread to think how we would have managed walking with baggage from what looks like the nearest car park at Salamanca. We have stayed at many motels over the years all with a car space per room so motorists beware. Having said that the location is great. Salamanca to the right and Sandy bay shops, bars and restaurants to the left. Bottleshop next door. We did have a laugh at the empty picture frames on the ground floor wall.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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AU$83 - AU$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartHobart
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Hills Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Hills Motel?
Nearby attractions include Narryna Heritage Museum (0.4 km), Army Museum of Tasmania (0.3 km), and Markree House Museum & Garden (0.4 km).
Is parking available at Blue Hills Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Hills Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Solo Pasta and Pizza, Me Wah, and Don Camillo.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Hills Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hobart Penitentiary (1.6 km), Runnymede (4.5 km), and Constitution Dock (1.1 km).