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Doctor Syntax Hotel

139 Sandy Bay Road Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania Australia
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#2 of 7 small hotels in Hobart
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The Doctor Syntax Hotel,built in 1846 is an award winning hotel located in Sandy Bay, only minutes from Hobart CBD and 20 minutes from the airport. The property boasts 10 BRAND NEW fully renovated rooms which can cater to the single traveller, couples, friends or families. King, Queen, Twin and Double rooms all with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and a mini bar fridge. The amenities and furnishings have been specially selected for quality, style and comfort. All the rooms are non-smoking and there is ample on-site parking available for guests free of charge, and easy access to all that Hobart has to offer. Accommodation is above the licensed hotel providing a wide range of facilities including a Restaurant which is open for, Lunch and Dinner 7 Days, a Sports Bar with Tote and Keno and an Award Winning Outdoor Entertainment Area.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern

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139 Sandy Bay Road Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania Australia
Doctor Syntax Hotel
103Reviews3Q+A19Room tips

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Tony L wrote a review Feb 2024
Hobart, Australia54 contributions34 helpful votes
I had the seafood chowder that was curry based and thin like a consomme' It was nice but not what I was expecting. For the price it could have been a larger serving. Staff service was excellent though and the family had a great night out. Will go again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Nigrita6 wrote a review Dec 2023
New South Wales, Australia51 contributions16 helpful votes
The old girl isn’t much to look at but great menu, service and view. The locals are chatty and the atmosphere is very chill. We sat in the beer garden (which is dog friendly), overlooking kunanyi and had a delicious meal of beef cheeks and deconstructed lamb souvlaki, washed down with a bottle of acceptable red. Will definitely be back and will try the chowder next time. Chef; keep doing what you’re doing. You’re awesome.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking. Central location. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
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David W wrote a review July 2023
Hobart, Australia23 contributions8 helpful votes
My friend and I enjoyed an impromptu lunch at Dr Syntax and we were amazed by the attention we received on arrival. The restaurant was booked out and we were attended to by who we presumed was the manager who arranged a quiet table in the main bar. We were somewhat apprehensive but the bar was not busy and the table we had was bathed in sunshine so it was comfortable. Our meals were quickly served after ordering and I was amazed at the presentation of the meals. My meal of slow cooked beef cheeks was almost a work of art, delightfully arranged on a rectangular plate. The taste and flavour were succulent. My friend had a curry which was relatively mild and very tasty. I cannot speak too highly of the service and the meals, a five star restaurant could not have been better. Very impressive and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Chris B wrote a review Apr 2023
Sydney, Australia166 contributions67 helpful votes
Great food with generous portions, also has table service which is rare in pubs. Nice small bistro area which is great for a group of friend or a family. The staff are very friendly as well. Would recommend this to anyone after a good feed in a local pub.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jenny T wrote a review Apr 2023
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Happy staff along with an almost full dining room. Prompt service, food was hot. Husband had salmon and I had rissoles, mash and veg. Large serving. Place did get a bit loud and we found it harder to talk at times
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Date of stay: April 2023
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David S wrote a review Feb 2023
Sydney, Australia38 contributions7 helpful votes
The rather bland exterior of the hotel hides a pleasant enough interior. Despite being situated on a busy road, our room was totally free of traffic noise. The bathroom looked to have been recently renovated. The room was a little small with built in shelf space, but no cupboards and only floor space to put suitcases on. The bathroom window lock didn't work, but being on the second floor, we didn't feel at risk. Tea, coffee, jug, iron, ironing board, fridge, plenty of power points, air conditioning and comfortable beds were all positives. Security is excellent. You need to swipe your keycard at the main entrance and floor entrance before accessing your room (again with the keycard). The hotel also has a fairly large car park at the rear of the building. Staff were polite and helpful. The hotel is only about a 15-20 walk away from the Salamanca Square/Franklin Wharf area. It also houses a very good and popular restaurant (see Hobart Restaurants, Doctor Syntax). Also, being a hotel, it costs a lot less to stay here than in one of the big-name motels around town. I'd happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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WarwickEdman wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney26 contributions24 helpful votes
Headed into Hobart for our last night before flying out. Dr Syntax was suggested to us by a "full" hotel in Kingston. Super clean room, really great value and a location with excellent food and coffee options. Easy access to the city for our last sight seeing and activities. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Sallyb1967 wrote a review Sept 2022
62 contributions25 helpful votes
Fantastic accommodation- I can’t fault anything. A compact room which was totally fine for an overnight visit, and price was extremely reasonable. Room was perfectly clean, beautiful white bed linen, lovely soft but supportive pillow, bed was comfortable. Extremely efficient heat pump, flat screen tv perfectly fitted to watch from bed. Very quiet room, no traffic noise whatsoever and although there were quite a few guests staying I couldn’t hear anyone. The bathroom was amazing!!! Lovely complimentary toiletries and also peppermint tea in the drink making facilities!! Staff extremely friendly and happy to help. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Brent W wrote a review Aug 2022
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I was pleasantly surprised with the accommodation. My room was small and compact but had everything I needed, the bathroom was modern, fully tiled with a large rain head. The premises are accessed by a swipe card to get in the building which is nice for security. I would stay again. The counter meals downstairs are very good.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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mononym wrote a review Apr 2022
Adelaide39 contributions43 helpful votes
It may seem shabby on the outside, but that makes the modern, clean, comfortable hotel rooms even more of a welcome surprise. My room had two double beds (which were a little small for me), coffee and tea, ironing board, spare set of towels, and toiletries. The bathroom featured a luxurious modern rainfall shower. Although the hotel was fully booked, the noise from other rooms was minimal. You might describe this as 'basic' accommodation but actually it was perfect - nothing could have been better - except maybe a longer bed.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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AU$109 - AU$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartHobart
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doctor Syntax Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Doctor Syntax Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Army Museum of Tasmania (0.4 km), The Metz (0.3 km), and Parliament Reserve (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Doctor Syntax Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Doctor Syntax Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Doctor Syntax Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Doctor Syntax Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Doctor Syntax Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Solo Pasta and Pizza, Me Wah, and Don Camillo.
Are there any historical sites close to Doctor Syntax Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hobart Penitentiary (1.8 km), Runnymede (4.6 km), and Constitution Dock (1.3 km).