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Reviewed 17 December 2011

1. Location is too far from Hobart - about 20 min drive to the town (if you drive at pick-off time, otherwise expect traffic jams) and no less than 25 mins to Hobart Airport (pick-off time).

2. No sound isolation - you hear absolutely everything from outside. A strange "Latinos" girl from the neighbor room who constantly was chewing her... hair cried for about 3 hrs out of our door. No chances to sleep.

3. No management supervision at night time. From 9.30 pm till 7 am reception is closed. If you have problems with you neighbors (they are drunk, under the influence of drugs, cry and don't give you to sleep) - there's nobody on the territory of the motel who can resolve the problem. By the way, it's a big motel, more than 60 units and the problem from neighbors is possible.

One more example - neighbors from another side (2 women) returned at the motel at 1 am and just started to loudly cry (at that moment they were simply unable to speak - too drunk). When I went to their room, they were absolutely drunk or used drugs, I don't know. I was simply unable to explain anything to them due to their condition. The reception was closed. As a result, we had only 2 hour sleep before 27 hr flight ahead. I just wonder to know for what I paid about 90 AUD??? For 2 hr sleep???? It's too much for that. In the morning at 7 am I went to the reception and asked the receptionist (a young girl) to send my opinion to the management and then return the money because it wasn't the service. She promised but the whole week has passed and no comments from the motel management followed.

So my opinion - if you want to have a place to rest, especially before long flights, AVOID this motel and find the better place!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank sergeika30
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

It's a bit out of Hobart by the Derwent. Not much around it but fine if you're driving everywhere. I had a riverside room that was pretty good, including a family of ducks saying hello one morning. I got room service a couple of times and the food was quite good and not too expensive.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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1  Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

We could not believe we had found our little paradise in this very comfortable and private 2-bedroom family villa unit with panoramic views of the Derwent river..if I could buy it I would!!
Everything to make our stay perfect and to have our family visit us.
Our evening meal in the beautiful Restaurant was superb, the staff marvellous.
Reception staff very helpful and the whole experience was one we are still talking about.
We can't wait until our next stay in number 63.

Room Tip: Number 63 2 bedroom family villa unit was quiet, private and has great views.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank sianjani
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

We booked for a night at one of the Riverfront Villas. There were 7 adults + a toddler. The villa came with 3 rooms with Queen size beds or Twin beds and 1 room with a bunk bed. The villa we got was HUGE with so much space! Furnishings were still new and clean! The rooms were big on space, even the room with the bunk bed was ok. The master bedroom came with an en-suite and another bathroom shared among the other rooms. Both baths were very spacious. The villa was clean. Kitchen was very well equipped although some utensils and kitchenwares were a little worn out. Kitchen was equipped with a dishwasher, oven, microwave. Has a huge laundry room with dryer as well but we had to get our own detergent though. The patio has furnitures for us to sit and enjoy the fabulous view of River Derwent. Unfortunately we only stayed a night. It would have been nicer to stay another night to fully enjoy the view. Location-wise we were fortunate we had a car as the place is not walking distance to Hobart CBD but it was near the Cadbury Choc Factory. All in all, a very good value for money accommodation for a big group like ours especially with a young child around. The kid absolutely enjoyed the ample space in the villa. However, there were places where we could see cracks on the walls and spots where the house is showing its age but nothing major otherwise.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank AnneFWL
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

We stayed in the Mansion, a group booking. It is a beautiful old house which had ample room for everyone however the cleanliness left a lot to be desired. There were dead flies and bird poo on the window ledges, mould on the salt and pepper shakers, the toasters were chock full of crumbs and even had a crust of toast in it from the last user. The curtains are falling down, the plaster is falling off all the walls and ceilings along with the wallpaper. We opened cupboards to find old dirty carpet stored in there, old curtains and dust inches thick. The ceiling fan in the kitchen was full of black dust. There is no way this house could be rented out to anyone if it were inspected.

On a positive note the grounds are well kept.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Thank familyoftravellers7
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ABeckRiverfront, Manager at Riverfront Motel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2010

At Riverfront Motel & Villas, we do make great effort in ensuring our rooms are clean and comfortable for our guests arrival. I can assure customers that the above issues were resolved immediately upon the guest advising us (the guests above stayed 2 nights, and only mentioned the cleanliness issues upon departure – had we known, no matter what the time, we would have called cleaners in to get the issues resolved there and then).

Since this review, we have restored the lock to the store-room which holds our spare carpet pieces, spring cleaned all windows in and out, replaced the salt and pepper shakers, and removed the crumbs from the toaster. All of the curtains have been re-hung where a couple of hooks were missing in a few places (curtains are only 6-12 months old). The Mansion has been scheduled for some wall maintenance in mid December. Being an older house, there are a few spots where there are plaster/render cracks and holes.

In summary, The Mansion is a lovely old estate house which we hire on a nightly basis for only $260-$290 per night including all linen and towels, sleeping up to 15 people (5 bedrooms – 4 queens, 7 singles). It’s a low cost accommodation option, great for families and large groups. Yes, there are a few cracks and the wallpaper is a bit daggy, however for as little as $20-$29 per person, per night for self contained accommodation with linen and towels supplied, The Mansion is great value and a unique place to stay!

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