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The Formby Hotel
Superior Queen Room, The Formby Hotel in Devonport
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8

Excellent

2,312 reviews

2,312 reviews

Housekeeping6
Food & Dining3
Shops1
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
The Central Bar

20 m

Mersey River Cruises

100 m

Cmax Cinema

200 m

Devonport Regional Gallery

240 m

Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre

380 m

Closest landmarks
Devonport Visitors Centre

70 m

Warehouse Nightclub

140 m

Spurs Saloon

140 m

Backpacker's Barn

280 m

Antique Emporium

290 m

The Formby Hotel

82 Formby Road, Devonport, Devonport, Australia, 7310 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Devonport part of Devonport, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Devonport Airport. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Nightclub

Smoking area

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Bar

Restaurants

Kitchen

Coffee shop

Value for money8.0
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at The Formby Hotel

Queen Room - Formby
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room - Alex
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room - Alex
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room - 4 Share
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Male Dormitory
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom - Alex
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room (3 Adults)
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Superior Queen Room
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  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Formby Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

How do I get to The Formby Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Formby Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What are my dining options at The Formby Hotel?

The Formby Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at The Formby Hotel?

The Formby Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby The Formby Hotel?

Restaurants including Formby Hotel, Central Restaurant and Alexander Hotel are popular in The Formby Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Devonport.

What popular shopping places are close to The Formby Hotel?

Located in the Devonport area, The Formby Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Oldaker Antiques Collectables & Handmade Creations Centre.

What are popular attractions near The Formby Hotel?

Guests at The Formby Hotel can easily visit Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre and Imaginarium Science Centre located in the Devonport area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Formby Hotel?

The Formby Hotel is located in the Devonport area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as The Tasmanian Arboretum.

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What people love about The Formby Hotel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Fabulous service from late check in to ( spirit of Tas. was delayed) late evening meal to very comfortable and clean room."

    Tilly

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    December 21, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Simple, clean straightforward."

    Petr

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    October 23, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Location over port rooms are good would stay and recommend this hotel"

    mark

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    August 4, 2022

Overall rating:

8

Excellent
2,312 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.9
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More about The Formby Hotel

More about The Formby Hotel

The Formby Hotel

Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of Devonport with a stay at The Formby Hotel. No plan is a great plan. Get to whatever interests you in Devonport, conveniently with a stay at The Formby Hotel, just 5.4 km from Devonport Airport.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker at your disposal.
It's good to know that bathroom amenities including towels are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar and nightclub.
Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Get social at the hotel's games room, where you can meet other guests.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 93% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 86% of the city's other accommodations.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

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2 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
The Central
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

82 Formby Road, Devonport, Devonport, Australia, 7310
Excellent
Location

8.9

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • All rooms are non-smoking.
  • No pets permitted.
  • Please be aware that hotel rooms are situated above the bar, gaming and dining areas.
  • The credit card used for payment at the time of booking needs to be shown upon check-in.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00
Getting around
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 24
  • Most recent renovation2014

Reviews of The Formby Hotel from real guests

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8.0
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10
Cleanliness7.7
Facilities7.4
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service8.0
Value for money8.0
High score for Devonport
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9+ Exceptional (24)
8-9 Excellent (19)
7-8 Very Good (17)
6-7 Good (16)
<6 Below Expectation (13)
Time of the year
Mar - May (22)
Jun - Aug (11)
Sep - Nov (19)
Dec - Feb (37)
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10.0
Exceptional
Petr from Australia
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Simple yet effective”

Shared room, two beds, kitchen, bathtub. Simple, clean straightforward. Could not be happier.

Reviewed October 23, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Tilly from Australia
Couple
Queen Room - Formby
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Best value accommodation EVER”

Great value. Fabulous service from late check in to ( spirit of Tas. was delayed) late evening meal to very comfortable and clean room. Helpful advice re breakfast possibilities. Altogether great stay!

Reviewed December 21, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Ian from Australia
Couple
Queen Room - Formby
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Spotless room with a luxurious bed.”

Right opposite the ferry and right in town. Free parking behind the hotel.

Reviewed March 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nigel from Australia
Couple
Family Room (3 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Exceptional”

Great place to stay, close to everything, great food and service.

Reviewed January 12, 2021

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6.8
Good
Rachel from Australia
Family with young children
Queen Room - Formby
Stayed 1 night in July 2021

Good”

Nice and friendly place would stay their again

Reviewed August 04, 2021

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6.0
Debra from Australia
Couple
Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom - Alex
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Pretty basic”

Convenient locatio

Reviewed March 10, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Lee from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Family Room (3 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Excellent”

The room was spotless, the bed was comfortable and the food downstairs was wonderful.

I stayed at the Formby Hotel mid October for two nights and I must say wow, I had a great time, the family room I stayed in was great with a view out of the front window looking over the river Mersey, and the spirit of Tasmania was docked right outside my window. the room was spacious and spotless. On the first night I ate at the restaurant down stairs, I had the braised lamb and it was great. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone the staff were all very helpful. great stuff guys thanks.

Reviewed October 19, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Martin from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Good value”

The Formby Hotel is located on the river, just opposite the ferry terminal. It is about a 6-8 minute drive to the terminal. The room is a generous size and the bed was very comfortable. All facilities were clean and well maintained. I did not eat at the bistro or the "casual dining" area, but both looked fine. Recommended.

Reviewed April 05, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
NICOLE from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in July 2014

Best budget accomation in devonport”

location, cleaniness, friendly staff

i loved my stay at the Formby, will definally stay there again, perfect location for my holiday in Devonport.

Reviewed September 11, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Danise from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Great value for the budget traveller.”

The price, the facilities (for self catering), close to the Spirit of Tasmania terminal.

Close to the Spirit of Tasmania terminal and to the shops etc. We would definitely stay again if we are in Devonport.

Reviewed March 10, 2014

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6.3
Good
Alan from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Not at it's best.”

Good location, short drive to ferry, no shared bathroom facilities, clean linen.

Our stay coincided with the Devonport Cup and the Formby being a subsequent watering-hole for revellers, an event not brought to attention until point of check-in. Racket aside, stained carpets and corridors reeked of tobacco smoke. Basic at best.

Reviewed January 14, 2013

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9.6
Exceptional
Brian from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Convenient and comfortable.”

Thoroughly enjoyed the friendliness and convenience so close to concert venue we attended. Staff were friendly and helpful, room was very good. The bed was VERY VERY COMFORTABLE. This is not a complaint, but could do with double glazed windows as street traffic is very close, but certainly don't expect this for the star rating and price, in fact could be rated a star higher. Thanks.

Reviewed April 10, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Varadharajan from Australia
Family with young children
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Good Value for Money & Convenient Location”

This place is located very close to the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. We stayed here on the night on our arrival & again for a couple of nights before our departure. The rooms were presented in a neat & clean condition & aircon worked well! There was enough room to setup the portacot for the bub as well. It is close to shops & restaurants & there is a common room with microwave & fridge to store your things. Would have given 5 stars if not for the crappy Wi-Fi reception & the lack of lifts (annoying when you need to carry a lot of toddler stuff up the stairs).Would stay again.

Reviewed January 05, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Robert from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Cheap but...”

Good location, Staff member Nella was friendly and helpful whilst checking people in and managing the gaming room counter. I had a Superior Queen room which was clean and satisfactory for the price. Now for the "but". As previous reviewers have mentioned It is noisy. I was there on a Saturday night and as one would expect it was very noisy in the bar/lounge areas. I had read this prior to going so was prepared but if your not and your a light sleeper then don't expect to get any sleep until about 2.00am.

Reviewed December 05, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Jinhee from South Korea
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Perfect last night stay in Devonport”

I stayed in a queen room and it was very clean and neat - better than I thought it would be! We didn't spend too much in this hotel and area but its walking distance to shopping district and right next to water - would have been very nice to walk along the park in the morning if we had time. Before departing with Spirit of Tasmania in the morning it was perfect stay in this hotel. PS. no shampoo is provided in the room so if you are woman wanting to wash your hair good bring your own shampoo.. :) they provide soap though.

Reviewed January 02, 2017

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8.3
Excellent
Faisal from Australia
Family with young children
Family Room - 4 Share
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Good Stay”

Room views, location, parking near by

Hi, It was a good stay, few things can be improved. 1) When having shower the water sometime was really hot or very cold. I think when someone else opened a tap this would have been affected. 2) Other customers in the hotel were noisy. 3) Smell in the hallway on the second floor. Room was clean and tidy. As we stayed most of the time in the room so it was a good stay happy with it.

Reviewed February 04, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
David from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Good big room with an angled view of the ships”

space in room with a window to let the sea breeze in, view of river and Spirit of Tas+, meal

The gourmet pizzas were great. The room was nice & big and generally quiet. There were some drunk people outside (somewhere below my window) on the pavement arguing for some time (20 or 30 min?) but I was too tired to do anything. Some TV channels were a bit fuzzy. Otherwise, I had a good nights sleep. I used the self-catering (backpacker type) kitchen/dining room in the morning for breakfast. It was clean and adequate.

Reviewed January 30, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Barbara from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Excellent, suited our requirements.”

Location, comfort & dining

We required somewhere close to the ferry terminal as we were on the day sailing to Melbourne. We made out booking online. We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival, we found the room very neat and perfect for our overnight stop. We dined in the

Reviewed January 05, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Patricia from Australia
Couple
Queen Room - Formby
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Value for money”

For $99, can't go wrong. Only thing was that our room was above the club, so was fairly noisy. A warning, from staff would have been nice. The food at the restaurant was very good. And only 5 minutes from the Spirit docking area, can't go wrong.

Reviewed February 19, 2018

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7.3
Very good
Anthony from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Affordable rooms, opposite ferry”

Our room was large, free parking behind the hotel, very central located, walk to shopping mall/ dining. Spirit of Tasmania is a five minute drive away.

We only stayed one night, comfortable beds and a large room. Some rooms are in need of renovating, however, price was really competitive. There's also a guest kitchen and laundry. Guests have their own key to access building after hours. The ground floor is occupied by a restaurant and bar, there is also a bottle shop in the next building.

Reviewed February 12, 2014

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