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Formby Hotel

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The Formby Hotel offers comfortable, clean & affordable superior standard and budget accommodation. This hotel has just been renovated and boasts new carpet, curtains, beds and linen throughout. The Formby is located in the CBD of Devonport and on the shores of the Mersey River directly opposite the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. We offer accommodation to suit your every requirement, whether it be a private double or family room with ensuite or shared dorm facilities for those on a budget. This property is clean, comfortable and affordable right in the heart of Devonport , and host to one of Devonport's finest restaurants The Central Restaurant. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy restaurant, bar/pub, and expansive car park. Hostel Rooms are all just 2 share, and include Locker, Linen (changed weekly), Towel, Sink, New beds, Free wifi, Heating, Communal Bathroom, Common room and Kitchen & Laundry Facilities Hotel Rooms enjoy Ensuite, Tea & Coffee Facilities, TV, Linen, towels, Fridge, Heating, Free Wifi, Spare Blankets and are welcome to use shared lounge and kitchen facilities.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Solveig S wrote a review Mar 2024
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Comfortable bunk beds. Kitchen sink was full of dirty dishes all of the 4 days we stayed. Our room had dirty clothes in the cupboard, as well as a bag with rotten fishing stuff (bait?) No light in our room, but the friendly staff immediately changed the bulb. Clean towels every day, and free parking. Central location with the best view of the harbor. The balcony in front is the place where people can smoke. The floor in our room was dirty, and there was a book,a sock and a plastic cover under the bed. Our room, no. 10, was right outside a very noisy ventilator. The fire escape was blocked by laundry racks. We have stayed in hostels for nearly 4 months, and this is the dirtiest we have seen.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Stuart N wrote a review Feb 2024
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My wife and I were heading to Devonport and needed something on short notice. Fortunately this did the trick. The bed was comfortable and the facilities were very much appreciated. And whilst the room was located above a bar, the noise was never an issue. Also of note is the location which was close to the CBD and provide a front row seat to see the colossal ferries come in. Very nice place indeed!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Claire C wrote a review Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia622 contributions288 helpful votes
we ate at the restaurant a few times in the past and always enjoyed our food there but this time we were most disappointed. the fish roulades were dry and unappealing, the lamb salad was greasy and the other meals were sub par. Was it the chef's night out? the Restautant surroundings are inviting and it is well positioned in town where you can see the ferry come and go, staff are nice and helpful. not the best dinner experience this time
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Susie G wrote a review Aug 2023
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excellent accommodation- the room was clean, good attention to detail - the hotel is professionally run - the bistro is excellent with great menu selection - will definitely be back. The quality of the food is also excellent, great location for Devonport and the spirit of Tasmania and the cost is very reasonable - couldn’t recommend it highly enough
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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M M wrote a review May 2023
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions56 helpful votes
I had a very enjoyable stay at the Formby Hotel in Devonport. The staff were welcoming and friendly and happy to help with things like carrying my luggage up the stairs. The room was light, clean and comfortable. The bed was comfortable and the en suite was bright and lovely with plenty of hot water. The room had a great view of the river and the Spirit of Tasmania. Downstairs there is a nice restaurant and Pokies venue and the hotel is close to shops and not far by car to supermarkets. There was off street parking in the yard behind the hotel next to a bottle shop. I highly recommend the Formby Hotel and look forward to staying there again.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Goodstone Group, Owner at Formby Hotel
Responded 4 June 2023
Thank you so much for this lovely review. Sincerely appreciate the detail you have supplied as we are sure this will help future guests when researching where to stay. Thank you so much and we are so pleased you enjoyed!
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AScorpio16 wrote a review Mar 2023
Greater Melbourne, Australia18 contributions1 helpful vote
Very pleasant and homely Spotlessly clean Quiet Helpful staff A couple of flights of stairs was a bit of a challenge for me as an older woman When I checked in the first time on my way to Hobart a very kind young woman named Candy hauled my bag upstairs
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Be aware that there is no lift
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Response from DONOJ PTY LTD MICHELLE BARTON, Owner at Formby Hotel
Responded 7 Mar 2023
Thank you for the review and pleased you enjoyed our staff. We fully understand the stairs can be difficult for some guests but our staff are always willing to assist with luggage if available.
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Dazal0 wrote a review Dec 2022
Adelaide, Australia321 contributions36 helpful votes
We walked in and they fitted us in. We enjoyed our last evening in Tasmania with really tasty food and great wine with fast friendly service. I had fantastic tasting Salmon which they cooked to my preference. My wife had yummy sliders. Both matched with Tasmania wines. Well done to everyone involved.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anthony W wrote a review May 2022
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YES..this place is very nice (warned of the downstairs noise , so I took earplugs) I loved my weekend stay.Got a park outside, both nights👍.Room was top notch, could see the Spirit, come & go. Room service, excellent. Restaurant was excellent, best garlic chicken meal, Ive ever had, & the pints were nice & cold. Had to buy a bottle of blend 43 coffee, the free stuff was not good .Keep up the good service😊
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from DONOJ PTY LTD MICHELLE BARTON, Owner at Formby Hotel
Responded 6 June 2022
Thank you Anthony! Sincerely appreciate the review
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swarvie t wrote a review Feb 2022
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Good paint job engines broken, travelling group braced open fire exit to let in the cats and night-crawlers. Could here them meowing and coo-ing from door to door Rang the night number ( voice recording for mobile ) rang mobile was sworn at and abused . Told “I don’t care”. Then received the explanation that the number was security and had nothing to do with hotel anymore. I would say it was the owners telling lies. Give this place a miss, plenty of better options.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Not good car parking.
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Hoshi Lo wrote a review Aug 2021
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Wonderful to stay here on Friday night if you are a customer in the bar.Unfortunately,I am a hotel guest.Feel like sleeping in the middle of concert.The whole room is bouncing with the loud music. Checking your confirmation letter before you come is the best advice I can provide.Tired body,awake mind.Let’s dancing!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$107 - AU$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaDevonport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Formby Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Formby Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Antique Emporium (0.3 km), The Central Restaurant (0.00 km), and Devonport Regional Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Formby Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Formby Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Formby Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Formby Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Formby Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laneway, SKs indian restaurant, and Verona Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Formby Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Home Hill (1.9 km).