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“Great location but make sure you get confirmations!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fountainside Hotel
Ranked #5 of 46 Hotels in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Great location but make sure you get confirmations!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

Nice location. Comfy. Reasonable. Good guest laundry. The mini bar was priced well. It was clean. Lots of positives...

Not ok...

Booked a room. Was told on arrival the booking couldn't be found.
Apologies followed with a reduced room rate.
6.54am the next morning I got a call saying I was a no show- even though I was upstairs in bed!
It had been booked in the wrong name apparently...
Apologies followed with breakfast vouchers.
Guest laundry takes $1 coins. Asked reception (as per the note in the laundry) for change and was begrudgingly given $6. Asked for more but was told that it was a weekend and they couldn't get to the bank until Monday. It was weird. A different staff member was on reception when I went down for more as the drying was far from dry after one cycle and was given change without the banking story...
The Internet kept dropping out and we had to stand in the hall for it to work.
Called reception. Apologies followed and after a couple of attempts, it was resolved.
On checkout after 2 nights was told the bill for the Internet was $65 ... There is a $20 cap but I was never able to reach this as it kept dropping out... No heavy downloading was taking place and yet $65 for the Internet? I complained and AGAIN apologies followed and a discount was negotiated.

All in all the hotel is ok but the issues we experienced have put us off.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the large, busy and noisy roundabout. Ask for a quiet room if possible.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

My partner and i have stayed here twice and both times it has more than exceeded our expectations!
Large, quiet, comfortable rooms, with great amenities.
good cheap food and such friendly staff.
Would rather eat from the Mini Bar then go to the shop, as most of it was A LOT cheaper!
By far the best hotel i have ever stayed at, and would definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012 via mobile

Can't fault it; 2 night stay in a king room, very comfy bed, awesome shower and such a cheap mini bar! Great accessibility to Hobart and surrounding areas. The room was tidy, clean and modern. I've paid twice as much for this at hotels that are no where near as good as this for the price. Thanks.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

just returned from the Fountainside.Yes it is on a roundabout but as I was on floor 6 having asked for quiet room, it wasn't a problem. Very well equipped room, large and warm, excellent cheap mini bar! everything easy there, very hospitable behind the desk and in the restaurant. Could be more hot food on offer for breakfast but this more than made up by lots of toast etc etc. Would stay here again. Good value.

Stayed August 2012
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Somerset, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Had a beautiful refurbished 7th floor room - Awsome!
Got a great price direct on their website and enjoyed total luxury, king bed, massive flat screen tv, beautiful bathroom with bidet, low cost mini bar, plenty of lighting in the room and a really yummy and cheap brekky!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Additional Information about Fountainside Hotel

Property: Fountainside Hotel
Address: 40 Brooker Ave, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Hobart
#3 Business Hotel in Hobart
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hobart
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hobart
Price range (per night): $125 - $277
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountainside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ideal address in Hobart for both business and leisure. Walk to the CBD, Historic Waterfront and Salamanca and it's an easy drive to all main attractions in Southern Tasmania. Quiet 4 star rooms with luxurious beds, and air-conditioning for a great nights sleep. Broadband internet, Austar, offstreet parking, breakfast and dinner prices available for guests. ... more   less 
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