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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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I stayed in the hotel for one night on 26 November 2016 in the "Superior Queen Room". The room was really nice and clean. Everything in the room was so nice and fresh. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay and we would like to visit this hotel again.

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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old pub that has been refurbished into a nice family, couples or backpacker hotel. The rooms where very pleasant and quite well appointed. The only down side is there are no nibbles in the room and no breakfast available in the dinning room. Having said the above about the dinning room we did have a very nice... More 

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Thank Bomber1889
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review. We are very please to hear you enjoyed your stay and your meal. Hopefully you will consider us again if back in the area! Thanks again. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here so he could partake in a cycle event. When we arrived we were warned how loud it gets- it was loud alright! The room actually vibrated from the music down stairs. We stayed in the superior queen room and it was clean and the bed comfortable- we just couldn't sleep! Definitely do not recommend... More 

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Thank cs0065
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear that you did not get any sleep. Unfortunately when the venue also has a late night bar attached you can't avoid some noise but we would not like to think that we can resolve some of this issue. I will make sure your comments are passed on to see if anything can be done to reduce... More 

Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Room was nice and clean, lovely bathroom, had everything I needed! Staff very helpful and friendly. I made an idiot of myself when I came to the hotel with documents showing my recent booking- I had actually booked the wrong dates without noticing. They helped me out with a room and didn't make me feel like an even bigger dill!... More 

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Thank Elise W
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay and that the staff were helpful. We will look forward to you returning soon. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I had the pleasure of having a Lunch and Dinner at the Formby while waiting for the Spirit of Tasmania to resume sailings in June. For Dinner I had the Butter Chicken and was very happy to say it tasted authentic - I really enjoyed it, and to cater to my sweet tooth I had a Panna Cotta, it was... More 

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Thank Shell B
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are very happy to hear that you were pleased with both your visits - especially during a trying time for yourself. We sincerely appreciate the feedback. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the queen superior double room which I was pleasantly surprised with. Very comfortable with a TV, heat pump and bathroom. I read prior reviews about noise issues and I expected this especially being a Saturday night with the bar downstairs. I did hear abit of ruckus but nothing worth worrying about. I was quite fortunate that my... More 

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Thank Emma F
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Great to hear that overall your stay was a good one - I will certainly pass onto our maintenance tea about the shower head and see what can be remedied. We appreciate your comments. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This room had a queen size bed, in a large room, separate bathroom , shower over bath. TV, free Wifi, AC, Restaurant. The room was clean and tidy, I can recommend the Formby highly, friendly staff made my stay very comfortable indeed.

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Thank Roger P
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for you review - glad to here that your stay was an all round success! More 

Hobart, Australia
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We had a room on the back street side, could just see the corner of the Spirit of Tasmania. A little noisy but not annoying Rooms small but really clean and tidy, really cheap stay away from home Nice to have a drink in the lounge then just wander back to our room

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Thank Sally W
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. We are pleased to hear that your stay was comfortable. We appreciate your feedback. More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

What a great stay. The staff were friendly and really helpful. We were a little worried from a couple of previous reviews the hotel would disappoint but what a great surprise to find a well appointed rooms that were very clean and tasteful in design for a upcoming hotel. Our million dollar view was of the Spirit right outside our... More 

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Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review! Always pleased to hear that our recent improvements to the rooms have paid off & we are very proud of our Central Restaurant so glad you took the time to sample the great menu! We appreciate the feedback - thanks again! More 

Dandenong, Australia
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75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

The formby is a hotel with accommodation and restaurant.the accommodation is upstairs , which may not suit everyone,and is adequate.the room was clean and bed comfortable but not very big. In the shower be aware that the hot and cold taps are in reverse to what we are used to.the restaurant was excellent and the pizza as good as any... More 

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Thank Brendan P
Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review - glad that the venue suited your needs and you enjoyed our restaurant. We appreciate the feedback. More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Formby Hotel offers comfortable, clean & affordable superior standard and budget accommodation. This hotel has just been renovated and boasts new carpet, curtains, beds and linen throughout. The Formby is located in the CBD of Devonport and on the shores of the Mersey River directly opposite the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. We offer accommodation to suit your every requirement, whether it be a private double or family room with ensuite or shared dorm facilities for those on a budget. This property is clean, comfortable and affordable right in the heart of Devonport , and host to one of Devonport's finest restaurants The Central Restaurant. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy restaurant, bar/pub, and expansive car park. Hostel Rooms are all just 2 share, and include Locker, Linen (changed weekly), Towel, Sink, New beds, Free wifi, Heating, Communal Bathroom, Common room and Kitchen & Laundry Facilities Hotel Rooms enjoy Ensuite, Tea & Coffee Facilities, TV, Linen, towels, Fridge, Heating, Free Wifi, Spare Blankets and are welcome to use shared lounge and kitchen facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Formby Hotel

Address: 82 Formby Rd, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Devonport
Price Range: RM304 - RM433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Formby Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Couple may opt for the superior queen room.”
 of 5 bubbles fahmidf2016, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had a back room, it was small but really good and very clean”
 of 5 bubbles 562sallyw, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“As for a room away from the street. Hotel advised they have a disco on Friday and Saturday nights”
 of 5 bubbles HelMelMelbourne, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 15 had a great view of Spirit Tassie and an ensuite with shower over bath QB & SB”
 of 5 bubbles RaeleneG_13, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We had the deluxe queen, it was amazing”
 of 5 bubbles W8840RRchrisa, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
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