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“Great meals in this trendy pub.”

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Shipwright's Arms Hotel
Ranked #36 of 48 Hotels in Hobart
Port Douglas, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great meals in this trendy pub.”
Reviewed 17 October 2011

The Shipwright's Arms Hotel was built in the early 1800's and I am not surprised at the reviews about the accommodation. What people go there mostly for is the old world ambience and the great meals in the bistro or beer garden. The walls are adorned with boating memorabilia which includes photos of Sydney to Hobart yacht race finishes and the world famous Bob Clifford designed wave piercing catamarans. Four of us visited for lunch and enjoyed evry moment of it.

Room Tip: This is an old fashioned hotel and does not have the facilities of a modern hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

Upon our arrival the staff were to busy to see us to our rooms. So they gave us the key and we found the room ourselves. The room was small and noisy as there was a generator next to the window.

We then planned on having dinner in the restaurant but were informed that we needed to book ahead as they were all booked out SO they sent us to another restaurant down the road.
This was particularly upsetting as we had booked our room in advance and paid in FULL and on our way out to the other restaurant we could see empty tables -it did not look that booked out!

In my hospitality experience it is not that hard to make room for a paying customer especially if they are staying at the residence. One staff member in particular was very helpful and understanding. Its just dissaponting that the hotel has implemented such un-hospitible practices -because we were willing to spend and reccomend!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Queensland
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

I'm a big fan of Shipwright Arms - being a Hobart lad originally I know the bar well.

The rooms are the same - absolutely fantastic value.

One of the best, most authentic pubs in Australia. The rooms we had were basic (bunk bed, with a shared bathroom across the hall), but everything was very clean and comfortable.

The service was very friendly and they also have a terrific meal in the dining area (it's very popular).

It was a stone’s throw from Salamanca Place and the city, and close to the main connecting roads.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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New Plymouth, NZ
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Reviewed 1 October 2009

We arrived in Hobart without a booking for our last night in Tasmania but didn't know that there was a triathlon on the next day and so almost no accomodation.
The Tourist Info Office booked us into the Shipwrights as it was the only hotel available but they knew nothing about it and were worried that we wouldn't be happy.
But what a surprise. Shippies has been offering accomodation, drinks and food since 1846. There are ensuite rooms but as these were all taken we had one of the rooms with shared bathroom. Breakfast is provided in a small kitchen where we shared stories and information with the other guests, sometrhing you can't do in the big hotels.
The bar walls are lined with nautical memorabilia, there is a large restaurant and secure parking.
The location on Battery Point is good, there are cafes and restaurants nearby or it is not too far to walk down to Salamanca Place for clubs, bars and food.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shipwright's Arms Hotel
Address: 29 Trumpeter St | Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Hobart
Price range (per night): $85 - $144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shipwright's Arms Hotel was established in 1846. Situated in the heart of historic Battery Point, Shippies (as it is know by the locals)has unique collection of Tasmanian and maritime memorabilia. Browse around the bar for the maritime memories including a 7 metre photomural showing every Sydney to Hobart yacht race line honours winner. The English style bar (built by a shipwright) features Tasmanian timbers and the log fires keep it cosy during winter. In summer you can relax in the ambient beer garden. ... more   less 
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