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7.5

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Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Apex Park 530 m
Friends Sports Ground 960 m
Selfs Point 1.03 km
Runnymede House 1.06 km
Disabled 1.07 km
Tasmanian Hockey Centre 1.1 km
Benjafield Park 1.16 km
Putters Adventure Golf 1.3 km
St Aubyns Square Reserve 1.33 km
No Frills Foodmarket 1.43 km
Nearby landmarks
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens 2.73 km
Hobart Convict Penitentiary 3.83 km
Constitution Dock 4.26 km
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 4.44 km
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum 4.57 km
Salamanca Market 4.95 km
Battery Point Sculpture Trail 5.29 km
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site 5.69 km
Cascade Brewery 6.07 km
Mount Wellington 8.61 km
Waterfront Lodge Motel

"I slept well for two nights in a firm comfortable bed."

Denis - May 20, 2019
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Waterfront Lodge Motel

153 Risdon Road, Newtown Bay Hobart Tasmania, Northern Hobart, Hobart, Australia, 7008 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Tennis court

  • Ticket services

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Hobart every 22 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportHobart International Airport (HBA)
Distance to airport15.5 km

Rooms available at Waterfront Lodge Motel

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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
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What people love about Waterfront Lodge Motel

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "There's a mini-fridge, microwave and kettle."

    Chau

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    December 15, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location for those with car."

    Ben

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    February 25, 2019

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "A good economical option."

    Barbara

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    February 20, 2018

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Room comfort score
7.0/10
Value for money score
7.9/10
Room size
21 sqm.
Location score
7.5/10
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Overall rating:
7.9
Very good
2,073 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.1
Location
7.5
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A pleasant experience during our stay in Hobart
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More about Waterfront Lodge Motel

A quiet and peaceful location on the banks of the Derwent River, Waterfront Lodge Motel is just 10 minutes from the heart of Hobart. Offering 30 clean, comfortable, motel-styled apartments, Waterfront Lodge Motel is convenient to the airport and the central business district of Hobart, making it ideal for both the visiting tourist or business traveler. Hotel facilities include secure on-site parking, a swimming pool, BBQ areas, and laundry facilities. The Derwent River itself is one of Hobart’s favorite playgrounds and is considered some of the best cruising waters in Australia, so be sure to board one of the many cruises leaving from The Brooke Street Pier in downtown Hobart to experience first hand the beauty and relaxed pace of Tasmania’s harbor-side capital.

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44 mentions
Car Park
9 mentions
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Internet
6 mentions

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional
Staff 

"The young lady at reception was very friendly."

Tracey

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January 5, 2020

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Overall rating
7.9
Very good
From 2073 reviews
8.3Service
8.2Value for money
8.0Cleanliness
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Rating via Agoda7.5
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Cleanliness7.6
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Location7.5
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service7.7
Value for money7.9
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8.8
Excellent
Kam from Australia
Couple
Motel Room Queen
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Quiet location but you need to have a car”

It is only a few minutes to New Town and less than 15 minutes to North Hobart / Hobart. The room is very basic but all facilities are there. Bed is comfortable and bathroom contains all amenities. Shower gels, hand lotions etc are from dispensers. There is a communal kitchen if you want to cook. Reception and cleaning staff are very friendly and helpful. There is enough parking space in the Lodge and there is also street parking. For the price you pay compared with the price in the Hobart CBD, it is value for money.

Reviewed February 16, 2019

Thank you for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Waterfront Lodge Motel Happy Travelling Regards PT Manager

Responded February 20, 2019
Waterfront Lodge Motel
9.6
Exceptional
Chau from Singapore
Solo traveler
Small Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Exceptional”

I like the quiet environment and nice waterfront location. Two minute drive away, there's a petrol station and further down the road there's Cole supermarket, Kmart, and a number of eateries. Downtown Hobart is just a 10 minute drive south while MONA is a 10 minute drive north. My room is small, but clean and cozy. There's a mini-fridge, microwave and kettle. I appreciate the free wifi and free onsite parking. Overall, it was value for money.

Reviewed December 15, 2019

Thank you for the review, we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Happy travelling

Responded January 11, 2020
Waterfront Lodge Motel
7.7
Very good
Denice from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2010

Hobart Holiday”

1. Close to the center of Hobart 2. Room was very clean and quite comfortable. 3. Room rates were reasonable 4. Nice views of Mt.Wellington 5. Friendly and polite office staff
1. Insufficient parking spaces 2. Poor laundry facilities 3. No balcony to sit on of an evening or morning 4. No fly-wire screens on windows

We stayed at the Hobart Leisure Inn Water Front Lodge Motel for three nights. We were particularly pleased at the location as this allowed us quick entry to the Hobart Central Shopping District, wharves and markets. Although the motel was old the room we occupied was very clean and reasonable spacious. We enjoyed the views of Mt Wellington, especially when a low cloud descended the city which created a most spectacular outlook. In summary - we enjoyed our stay at this location because of convenience, cost and environment

Reviewed March 26, 2010
10.0
Exceptional
Gwyneth from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Small Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Great place with everything you could need, including pool”

Very friendly and helpful receptionist. Room was clean and comfortable with every facility. Well-placed for the Botanical Gardens and the wonderful MONA gallery, and an easy drive into Hobart. Would definitely stay there again. Incredibly good value for money,

Reviewed December 28, 2017

Thank you for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Waterfront Lodge Motel Happy Travelling

Responded July 19, 2018
Waterfront Lodge Motel
8.0
Excellent
John from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 1 night in September 2010

Leisure Inn Waterfront Lodge”

Easy access to/from airport and city.
Upper corridor floor needs attention.

We arrived by hired car from the Hobart International Airport having left Sydney early morning therefore by mid afternoon we were ready for some dinner. The hotel staff gave excellent advice on local restaurants, with directions and parking availability. The rooms I booked were clean and excellent facilities available as required. I would recommend this hotel to friends, and visit again whenever in Hobart again. JM.

Reviewed September 14, 2010
10.0
Exceptional
Samantha from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Clean, bright, value for money ”

Great location close to North Hobart cafes and restaurants, as well as MONA. Room was clean with a big window looking out on the water, room was full of light. We were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was.

Reviewed December 04, 2017

Thank you for your feedback Happy Travelling

Responded March 20, 2018
Waterfront Lodge Motel
10.0
Exceptional
Ben from Australia
Business traveler
Small Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Would stay here again”

Good location for those with car.. only five minutes by car to downtown Hobart... nice pool area.. small but very clean rooms... good off street free parking... great for those on a budget😀👍

Reviewed February 25, 2019

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Responded August 24, 2019
Waterfront Lodge Motel
8.8
Excellent
Denis from Australia
Group
Motel Room Queen
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Older property but kept right up to the mark”

Waterfront earns every one of its three stars. It is a little out of the city but very quiet. The room and bathroom were spotless. The shower facility was a little small but the hot water was almost instant and together with shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream was also provided.Check in was efficient. Parking was a little tight( I would park a large SUV in the top park) . I slept well for two nights in a firm comfortable bed. TV clear ( but no Foxtel, which I didn't expect either at the price ). The strong electric heater only took 5 minutes to bring the room temperature up to speed. A box of tissues and a couple of biscuits for my cups of tea were the only things missing. Room has plenty of cutlery, crockery, glasses and a microwave if you want to stay in for the night.

Reviewed May 20, 2019

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Responded August 24, 2019
Waterfront Lodge Motel
6.3
Good
Leslie from Australia
Couple
Stayed 10 nights in June 2012

Ideal for short stays, we stayed 10 days bit long ”

helpful staff, handy position

The position of the Leisure Inn Waterfront Lodge is excellent, in the Summer time it would be great as they are right on the water where fishing is available, with a swimming pool at the Motel this would be good for people with children, the Motel is handy to a couple of shopping centres and to the Botanical Gardens, Hobart CBD is only a short drive away, Bellerive Mall is also only a short distance from the Motel. Tasmania's Government House is near by and there are many areas ideal for sightseeing enthusiasts within a short distance from the Motel. For bird watching enthusiasts the is an abundance of bird life within a 20-30 kilometre range.

Reviewed June 16, 2012
8.4
Excellent
Lance from Australia
Couple
Double Room with Lake View
Stayed 5 nights in November 2016

Good place to stay on a budget, in a good location”

Stayed here for 5 night in Room #1, nice and tidy, clean and well appointed with a good view. The only negatives are small and really only personal opinion. We enjoyed our stay and certainly would stay here again if we travelled back to Hobart.

Reviewed November 07, 2016

Thank you for your feedback Happy Travelling

Responded March 20, 2018
Waterfront Lodge Motel
9.2
Exceptional
Ben from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Good cheap clean place to stay”

Stay here for work... cheap, clean, basic but great cheap place to stay if you have a car. 15 mins to airport and 5 mins to Hobart city.

Reviewed December 08, 2018

Thanks Ben Thank you for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Waterfront Lodge Motel Happy Travelling Regards PT Manager

Responded December 12, 2018
Waterfront Lodge Motel
7.0
Very good
Nichole from Australia
Family with teens
Budget Heritage Studio
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

Comfy and warming”

Location, comfort, price

Whenever we go to Hobart, Waterfront Lodge Motel is where we stay. Comfortable, clean, spacious and not pricey. We will be back there again in the future.

Reviewed September 18, 2014

Thank You For Your Feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy Travelling Regards Sierra

Responded December 15, 2019
Waterfront Lodge Motel
8.7
Excellent
Brian from Australia
Couple
Stayed 8 nights in January 2011

Great hotel with friendly accommodating service”

Close to City, friendly staff, especially the reception staff, clean rooms and a shared kitchen facility.

we enjoyed our stay so much, we booked an additional couple of nights there. would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting somewhere close to hobart cbd.

Reviewed February 05, 2011
8.0
Excellent
Conney from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 5 nights in December 2011

Quiet hotel with great view”

Located in a quiet spot away from the city with great view at night

this hotel is good value for money. it has its own little kitchenette where we were able to prepare simple meals. it is also located a short drive away from the city so it is not so noisy and we were able to get a good nights sleep. ample free parking on-site so parking was never a hassle for us. this is a hotel that we have patronised multiple times when we visit hobart.

Reviewed May 11, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Chee from Malaysia
Couple
Budget Heritage Studio
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

away from city and enjoy sight viewing”

kitchen and big TV, clean big bathroom

the studio type good for couple and suitable to get away from city life. the sight seeing from window from room 3 in studio style can direct see the Mt.Wellington. about 16~17km away from Hobart city, but no worry if have car rental.

Reviewed November 04, 2012
7.7
Very good
Chao from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2010

Leisure Inn Waterfront Lodge, Hobart”

Good location at reasonable price

Enjoyed staying there, nice scenery by river side, only about less than 10 mins to Hobart CDB with no traffic congestion. Assess to North, East and the South easily coz beside hwy. Almost full for parking everyday. If check out early better arrange for key drop coz office won't open till 9am. Shud tidy if not clean up room everyday and change the towel everyday. Over satisfied with this Hotel and will recommend friends.

Reviewed September 28, 2010
7.7
Very good
Jorge from Chile
Couple
Budget Heritage Studio
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Comfy bed in quiet neighbourhood”

good relation price/quality

The unit seems to be in the old part of the building. It is a basic unit, with a very comfortable bed and a good TV. It is located in a quiet neighborhood with no many shops around, but good view (it recommended to have a car if you are planning to stay there). I would recommend this room type if you are looking for a place to sleep after doing tourism in Hobart or around. The hotel features a swimming pool (we did't try as it was cold weather those days)

Reviewed January 02, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Andrew from Australia
Couple
Small Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

A good option for a short stay ”

Easy to find and close to Hobart. I’d recommend paying a bit extra for a larger room, though.

Reviewed October 17, 2018

Thank you for your review . we are glad you enjoyed your stay Regards Darren

Responded November 07, 2018
Waterfront Lodge Motel
7.2
Very good
Vedran from Croatia
Solo traveler
1 SINGLE BED ROOM
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

Decent place to stay but needs to be updated”

This place looks nicer on the photos. Single room I booked was quite small and the bed not too comfortable. There was only one window but as the room was on the ground floor I didn't feel safe having it opened because someone could easily enter the room while sleeping as the window was right next to the door. Anyone could reach the door knob. The whole place needs to be updated. It is as clean as it could be taking this fact into account. Location isn't great. If you don't have your own wheels, forget about sleeping here. With car it is 15min drive to the centre of Hobart.

Reviewed March 07, 2018

Thank you for your feedback Happy Travelling

Responded March 20, 2018
Waterfront Lodge Motel
8.4
Excellent
Mark from Australia
Solo traveler
1 SINGLE BED ROOM
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

what a view”

easy access to hobart and neighboring suburbs. Great view from the reception area, arrived and sun was shining on the lake nearby. Overall pleasant stay. Will come back

Reviewed August 13, 2019

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Responded August 24, 2019
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