Waterfront Lodge

153 Risdon RoadHobart7008Australia
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About Waterfront Lodge

Overlooking lovely New Town Bay, and just minute’s drive from Hobart’s CBD, Waterfront Lodge offers simple modern accommodation and a lovely little pool terrace.

The rooms available range from small singles to family rooms suitable for four. All rooms have kitchenettes and there is a bigger communal kitchen guests may use as well.

There’s a great little outdoor pool onsite, which overlooks the bay and is the ideal spot for a refreshing dip or a lazy afternoon…poolside. There are also BBQ grills available for those looking to cook up a storm.

Breakfast is available each morning for an additional fee. Reception staff can offer great local dining recommendations for the other two meals if required.

Those heading into Hobart will find the CBD just 3.5 miles to the south of Waterfront Lodge. Avid golfers are in luck, with the New Town Bay Golf Club just 500 yards from the hotel.


153 Risdon Road, Hobart, 7008, Australia
Telephone: +61(3)62284748 | Fax: +61(3)62281945 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent value for money

Guests who brought up the question of value for money were pretty much unanimous that the hotel provided excellent value during their stay. Most mentioned the low room rates as the main evidence and the fact that the accommodation was perfectly adequate in support of their conclusion.

Helpful front desk staff

Going by the reviews, it seems that most guests here were tourists, rather than business travellers. Quite a number of these needed a little guidance as to what to do in Hobart and found that the front desk staff were very helpful in offering suggestions and recommendations.

Useful kitchen and kitchenettes

Many guests were quite happy with the simple kitchenettes in their room and the communal full kitchen as well. It seems that they were well used, with guests liking that they could prepare their own snacks and simple meals.

Negative Reviews

Really need a car

A number of guests were not entirely happy with the location of the hotel. They reported that it is quite far from any sort of amenities, like cafes, shops and so on, much less central Hobart. Quite a number said that one really needed a car when staying there, since public transport would be very inconvenient to use and taxis very expensive.

Overflow parking

Quite a number of guests reported that the hotel had limited true onsite parking, and that when this was full, which was often, they had to park in a lot on the adjacent hillside. Many found this to be a bit inconvenient.

Too basic for some

While most acknowledged that this was a budget hotel, and it could hardly be expected to look like the Ritz, a fair number felt it was just too basic, with limited in-room amenities and very little by way of decoration.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1570 reviews across the web
7.2 /10
  • Expedia
    7.6 /10
  • Hotels.com
    7.8 /10
  • ebookers.com
    4.0 /10
  • other websites
    6.9 /10
7.2 out of 10 based on 1570 reviews