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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My friend and I stayed here as it was a good distance to the airport. Unfortunately that was on a Saturday night when the Central Bar was cranking. Staying on top of the pub was quite disturbing, we heard the words to the songs and felt the vibrations of the bass. Our local pub has Saturday night parties but I...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay. We have some renovations planned shortly that will hopefully address our lack of an actual reception. I will pass on your comments re the noise as this should be able to be rectified easily. Thank you for the feedback

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 1 night. It was a very easy check in. The service was great, The old pub was very easy to find, situated right in the Centre of town. The room was very clean and warm. Plenty of hot water and a bath tub.

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Great to hear we 'ticked all the boxes' for you!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an honest pub to have dinner. After the trip from Melbourne in the Spirit of Tasmania, we want it to have a good pub meal. Food was of good quality, nice ambience in the restaurant area and service was cordial and attentive. Plenty of options in the menu and a bar adjacent if you want some extra drinks...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - we are so glad you enjoyed our Central restaurant!

Lilydale, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay. It was very close to the ferry and very close to the shops. The staff where very helpful and the rooms where clean and tidy and it was quite quiet for being over a pub. We had dinner at the hotel the night we arrived and found the meal really really good it...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review and very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

adelaide south australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

What a great place to stay , cheap and a great location. Rooms newly renovated, very clean and well maintained. The staff are brilliant , we had great service from Wendy when we checked in and Tara in the front bar. Highly recommend the pizza in the front bar , a special thank you to Wendy and Tara.

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

So good to hear! Very pleased our staff took such good care of you. Thank you for taking the time to review - I will make sure the ladies receive your comments!

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great room! Everything we needed. We arrived @ a busy time with lots of fellow travellers having also made their way directly from the Spirit of Tasmania to the hotel. This rush should not have been a suprise, so having to wait the better part of an hour to check in really wasn't acceptable. Otherwise our stay was comfortable &...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry for the delayed check in - we are currently looking at options to make our check in a lot smoother here and hopefully this will allow a much quicker turnaround at busy times. We are please to hear though that otherwise you were happy with your stay. Thank you for reviewing - we do appreciate the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is located very close to the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. We stayed here on the night on our arrival & again for a couple of nights before our departure. The rooms were presented in a neat & clean condition & aircon worked well! There was enough room to setup the portacot for the bub as well. It...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stays. I have passed your comments onto our IT department to see if this can be remedied. We appreciate the feedback and you taking the time to review.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Formby Hotel in Davenport for one night on my way to Melbourne on The Spirit of Tasmania. The staff were extremely helpful on the phone when I booked, as I wanted to find a hotel closest to my point of departure, preferably in walking distance. The Formby was as close as I could find - about...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank so much for reviewing. We are very pleased to hear that you overall enjoyed your stay.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I was staying there just for one night with my husband on an ordinary Thursday evening. The hotel's pub below the rooms was having a live music session and the noise just went through till midnight. Originally we planned to go to bed earlier as we needed to catch a flight in early morning the next day, but I simply...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments. I will make sure these are passed onto senior management to investigate any solutions we may be able to implement. We do appreciate the feedback

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This Bar & Restaurant is situated in on the corner of Formby Rd and Steward St We visited it on spec for our lunch when traveling through Devonport and was pleasantly surprised. The food was as good as anywhere in Tasmania that we have experienced. We shared 2 entree size meals of seared scallops and pork belly with a side...

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review - we are so glad you enjoyed your meals.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Formby Hotel

Address: 82 Formby Rd, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Devonport
Price Range: $34 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Formby Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“All good, very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles madmax591, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 22,23 & 24 which are located close to the stairs to the car park”
 of 5 bubbles raj_paras, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Couple may opt for the superior queen room.”
 of 5 bubbles fahmidf2016, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had a back room, it was small but really good and very clean”
 of 5 bubbles 562sallyw, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“As for a room away from the street. Hotel advised they have a disco on Friday and Saturday nights”
 of 5 bubbles HelMelMelbourne, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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