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About The Waratah Hotel


Located within easy reach of the various attractions in Hobart's vibrant central business district, this property provides guests with countless things to do. All the accommodations are spacious and fully decorated to provide the utmost comfort with the hotel facilitating three meals a day, all with different menus. Surrounded by various attractions such as museums, historical sites, restaurants, and bars, guests can either choose to eat outside or sample the dishes at the on-site restaurant. An on-site bar with refreshing drinks and pool tables are available for guests who want to relax and chill after a tiring day. With the internet connectivity, guests who are on vacation can still keep their work going. To make it more adventurous, guests can get involved in mountain biking. The Waratah Hotel is a great place for both business and leisure travelers.
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • airport transfer
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • bar
  • coffee shop
  • currency exchange
  • daily housekeeping
  • express check-in/check-out
  • family room
  • laundromat
  • library
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • taxi service
  • tours
  • vending machine


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Please note that guests can check in at the bar since early check in and late checkout are available.

Child and extra bed policy
Children 11-13 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Minimum age of guests is: 11 year(s).
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 3:00PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00AM
Distance to Airport: 20 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 3
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 18
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 1967
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 1991
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Recent traveler reviews

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.4
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 6.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.5
  • Staff Performance 7.1
  • Value for Money 6.4
  • Food/Dining 6.3

March 29, 2016
Good for a night or two.
Staff, location, value for money.

5.7 Michael P.
January 15, 2016
More like a hostel than a hotel
The best thing was the meals. They were generous & very well cooked & very tasty. There is a 24 hour bottleshop in the rear carpark which is handy.
Our stay was not good at all, We started with no Tv in the room & after a complaint they took one from another room & the cables were not right & so I could only get 2 channels & you had to make sure you were not standing in particular parts of the room or you couldnt get reception at all. There was no A/C and of course it was hot so the window had to stay open which looked down onto the beer garden & on a Saturday night the noise continued till 2am. No sleep possible. When you look online it doesnt tell you that the rooms are ontop of a pub. Great for some but not all. The water pressure in the shower was terrible. No tea or coffee in the rooms, they have a tea room down the hall, not very convenient really.

8 ross B.
December 29, 2015
Location price friendliness
Good for what I paid because I was hardly ever there perfect location maybe aircon or fan in room would be good

6 Soh S.
November 27, 2015
Very Basic Room and Breakfast
Quiet, Clean
Very basic room - bed and bathroom is clean. No lift - be prepared to carry your luggage up the stairs. No tea making facilities in room. Simple breakfast provided but checkout the food at the pub downstairs. They're great!

5.3 Michael H.
November 13, 2015
ptetty basic
size of room
Shower hardly worked, low pressure continual changed from hot to cold. Also no tea or coffee facilities in room, had tea room on floor but no jug for hot water. $107 for pretty basic pub room. Plus, Centrally located near cbd.

10 Catherine C.
New Zealand
March 18, 2015
Hobarts best kept secret
Staff food location
Awesome fab food great location and great staff

February 22, 2015
Average hotel within City
Quiet, clean and comfortable.

6.3 Bronwynne B.
February 09, 2015
Older couple
Cheap, clean, double and single beds in the room.
We were an older couple and had to climb to the second floor via stairs - no lift. Staff carried our bags to the room which was appreciated. It was also very hot and there were no fans or air-conditioning. The beds were comfortable and the carpet fairly new and clean. There are no tea-making facilities in the rooms but a shared sink and necessities on each floor. Fairly good value for the money.

3 Deon S.
South Africa
January 18, 2015
Sub standard overprized room at the Waratah
I stayed in a single room and found the room dusty and dirty, the bathroom was smelly and the hot water pressure too low to have a proper shower. The toilet, basin and shower looked stained and dirty and very uncomfortable to use. There is also no parking at the hotel and I was advised to park in the back at the bottle store as they are open 24 hours and there will be somebody keeping an eye over the parked vehicles. The other guests were noisy till deep into the early hours of the morning, I will not recommend the place.

5.3 Ying Z.
January 20, 2015
really smelly room when i entered
good view from the room,friendly staff, have luggage storage service
when I entered the room, I can smell something which is really strong. I think they do not open the window for a long long time which is the thing I really do not like it. in the bathroom, they just use a curtain instead of window glass. I have some troubles when taking showers. we do not have kettle in our room. Another issue is the water quality in the hotel. I tasted something different. I do not know why. I think that it could be the water from the river or something which cause different taste. however, the next day, I checked in another hotel, there is no issue with the water.