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7.3
Very good
9.8% this month
/10
(402 reviews)See what guests said
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7.4
Very good
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Very good location
Parking
FREE
  • Runnymede House370 m
  • North Hobart780 m
  • Runnymede980 m
  • Putters Adventure Golf1.3 km
  • Hopkins Street Medical Clinic1.58 km
  • Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site1.61 km
  • Moonah Arts Centre1.62 km
  • Moonah Child Health Centre1.69 km
  • New Town Central Medical Centre1.85 km
  • Archive Antiques1.85 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Waterfront Lodge Motel

    153 Risdon Road, Newtown Bay Hobart Tasmania, Northern Hobart, Hobart, Australia, 7008 - See map
    "We were placed in the "Heritage Cottage" which appeared to be the original house on the site & converted into a number of rooms."
    John - August 8, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 86% of guests
    Very good service
    7.6 rating for service
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    • Ticket services

    • Shops

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 25 times

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    6.9/10
    Room comfort score
    7.0/10
    Value for money score
    7.9/10
    Better than
    98
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    of Hobart properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Hobart properties
    Better than
    87
    %
    of Hobart properties
    Better than
    85
    %
    of Hobart properties
    Value for money7.9
    Location rating7.4
    Nearest airportHobart International Airport (HBA)
    Distance to airport15.5 km

    Rooms available at Waterfront Lodge Motel

    Motel Room
    Motel Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Small Double Room
    Small Double Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Spa Suite
    Spa Suite
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    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed or 1 single bed
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    2 Bedroom Lake View
    2 Bedroom Lake View
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    • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Budget Heritage Studio
    Budget Heritage Studio
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Motel - 2-Bedroom
    Motel - 2-Bedroom
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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     1 SINGLE BED ROOM
    1 SINGLE BED ROOM
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    One Bedroom - Lakeside
    One Bedroom - Lakeside
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Superior Twin Room
    Superior Twin Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Superior Queen Room
    Superior Queen Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Waterfront Lodge Motel

    • 6.0
      Review score
      Location

      "Reasonably close to the centre of Hobart with free parking."

      Nguyen

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      December 27, 2018

    • 7.6
      Very good
      Location

      "Near to town and adequate facilities."

      Michelle

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      November 24, 2016

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Nice hotel"

      Sardimin

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      July 6, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Great views, nice size well equipped room, enjoyed our stay."

    Barbara

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    September 15, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Great value & peaceful."

    Karan-lee

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    December 3, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (402)Booking.com Reviews (1446)
    7.3
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    10
    Very good
    9.8% this month
    Cleanliness7.5
    Facilities7.2
    Location7.4
    Room comfort and quality7.0
    Service7.6
    Value for money7.9
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (37)
    8-9 Excellent (43)
    7-8 Very Good (84)
    6-7 Good (46)
    <6 Below Expectation (66)
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    Mar - May (61)
    Jun - Aug (50)
    Sep - Nov (87)
    Dec - Feb (78)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Amelia
    Couple
    Small Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Fantastic place”

    Very nice place and clean, but you need to have a car.

    Reviewed July 22, 2019

    Thank you for staying with us at the Waterfront Lodge Motel we are glad you had an enjoyable stay and it's less than 10 minutes way to city town, less than 5 minutes way to supermarket coles and kmart. Happy Traveling

    Responded July 28, 2019
    Waterfront Lodge Motel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Michael from Australia
    Couple
    Budget Heritage Studio
    Stayed 8 nights in July 2019

    5km from centre of town”

    Highly recommended if you have your own transport to get into CBD. We stayed 8 days, with our own car, and appreciated its distance to MONA and Richmond (in the opposite direction to CBD).

    Reviewed July 19, 2019

    Thank You For Your Feedback we are Glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Waterfront Lodge Motel Happy Travelling Regards Reservation Waterfront Lodge Motel

    Responded August 24, 2019
    Waterfront Lodge Motel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Graeme from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Motel Room Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Good budget place”

    Comfortable room with kitchenette, plus $5 breakfast packs, so good for reducing food costs. Quiet area, but a bit isolated if you don't have a car. Some river views, except from the cheapest rooms. Friendly staff. Only 4km to CBD. Good value overall.

    Reviewed March 30, 2019

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    Responded August 24, 2019
    Waterfront Lodge Motel
    8.0
    Excellent
    SIU from Hong Kong
    Group
    Motel - 2-Bedroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    one point have to be improved”

    We stayed for two nights in this Motel, Room 30 was a bit oppressive to the breathing, another lake side room on second floor was much better. BUT, lot of insects flew into room after we turned on lights :-( Truely hope you can install the mosquito screen fo r the great windows. Thanks.

    Reviewed February 14, 2019

    Hi i will mention this to the directors for consideration, We love feed back to help us improve our property 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
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ben from Australia
    Business traveler
    1 SINGLE BED ROOM
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Great place to stay!”

    I stay here for work as it has everything I need. Free good wifi in all rooms. Free off street parking. Quiet peaceful off main road location. Easy to find. Close to town (short drive). Very clean tidy rooms. Friendly guy on desk. This is the only place I stay now.

    Reviewed December 21, 2018

    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Daralee
    Family with young children
    Budget Heritage Studio
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    A very comfortable place to stay”

    My son had to attend medical appointments, early the day after arriving, our room was comfortable, spacious and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The complex was only a short commute from the city center. Our stay certainly made what is usually an extremely long day into one much less stressful and tiring. We will be looking to stay again. Thankyou.

    Reviewed March 05, 2019

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    Responded August 24, 2019
    Waterfront Lodge Motel
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Doreen from Singapore
    Group
    Motel Room Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Room was very small for 3 pax including luggage. Beds were old as well

    Reviewed May 25, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    John from Philippines
    Couple
    Budget Heritage Studio
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Very good”

    We were placed in the "Heritage Cottage" which appeared to be the original house on the site & converted into a number of rooms. Although it is an old building, it was a large, clean & comfortable room with a very comfortable bed. We would use this Motel again if the need arose.

    Reviewed August 08, 2018

    Thank you for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Waterfront Lodge Motel Regards Peter

    Responded August 09, 2018
    Waterfront Lodge Motel
    8.3
    Excellent
    Brian from Australia
    Couple
    Motel Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Waterfront stay”

    Cleanliness, location and the very comfy bed.

    We had a relaxed stay as the trip was just an overnighter. The best thing was the cleanliness and the comfy bed. Yes, it is three star and in this world you get what you pay for, but this place is good value. We stayed Sebel four star in Launceston at more than double the price and the Waterfront was so much better. Thank you.

    Reviewed December 06, 2015

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    Responded August 24, 2019
    Waterfront Lodge Motel
    8.0
    Excellent
    Vincy from China
    Group
    Budget Heritage Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

    Enjoyable stay”

    Clean and tidy

    The rooms were new, clean and beds were comfortable. The river view was great. A very convenient place to stay. Staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful. Overall, we had a comfortable and relaxing stay. Good value and highly recommended.

    Reviewed October 21, 2012
    9.6
    Exceptional
    siriwat from Australia
    Couple
    Motel Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Very cute and comfy hotel”

    Everything is good according to the hotel standard. The decoration is well designed. I like it. The only problem is 1 there is not enough parking space. if you return after 9 pm, you are most likely have to park on a street. Additionally, a wooden corridor floor making a noise which can disturb other guests when I return late night.

    Reviewed November 06, 2018

    Thank you for your review . In regards to car parking there is a block next door which is used as an overflow car park for our guest regards Darren

    Responded November 07, 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
    4.4
    Robert from Australia
    Couple
    Small Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    No alrcon”

    No aircon, window would not open, staff offered a fan which would have moved hot air around the room. Websie should state no aircon. It was 37° in hobart. Did not stay, asked for refund which was denied, found & booked another motel with aircon.

    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Christin from Australia
    Family with young children
    Motel Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Good value for money”

    Staff was nice. Location is great. Reasonably close to the city with free parking. Quite and Peaceful with nice view of waterfront. Unfortunately our room wasn't that clean. We found some "leftovers" from the guests before. But all in all, great value for your money.

    Reviewed February 19, 2019

    Thank you for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Waterfront Lodge Motel I have had a talk to house keeping regarding leftovers Happy Travelling Regards PT Manager

    Responded February 20, 2019
    Waterfront Lodge Motel
    8.8
    Excellent
    TASARI
    Family with teens
    Small Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Cosy Stay”

    Was easy to move in luggage too. Beds were comfortable. Good and comfortable stay with privacy too.

    Reviewed May 03, 2019

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    Responded August 24, 2019
    Waterfront Lodge Motel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ben from Australia
    Business traveler
    Motel Room
    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
    7.2
    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
    6.8
    Good
    Theresa from Australia
    Family with young children
    2 Bedroom Lake View
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Decent rooms with good view”

    We enjoyed our stay here while visiting Hobart. It is a nice location that we found easy to get everywhere from here. Our only complaint is the communal kitchen, which was closed until 9 am on the weekends. Our children were up at 7 and starving, so the timing was less than ideal.

    Reviewed February 19, 2018

    Thank you for your feedback Happy Travelling

    Responded March 20, 2018
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