The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

1 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
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Costs 38% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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New Years

by stanrubin

Arriving the 29th of December for four nights. Just reserved a room at Wrest Point Hotel, one of the few available in all of Hobart. I didn't do as much due diligence as usual and wonder if the location is OK and is Hobart as great as billed over new years???



Re: New Years

by tropicrd

Well,you have certainly got a great location at Wrest Point.You are close to everything.Hobart is a small city compared to most but it is very scenic and surrounded by water and mountains.Constitution Dock and Salamanca Place would be the place to go for New Years Eve celebrations and the fire works are quite nice,but be prepared they are nothing like Sydney,New Years Eve celebrations that are world renowned.

Have a great time in Hobart Town and hope this has helped you.

Cheers Dorrise

Re: New Years

by swissfondue

Wrest Point Hotel is located by the water and does have excellent views but is not located in the heart of Hobarts waterfront. The hotel itself is very busy on New Years Eve as older people tend to congregate there rather than at Salamanca Place which is mostly full of drunk rowdy young people later in the evening.

Hobart is a nice place to visit over the Christmas New Year Period but there is not a lot to see and do on the waterfront on New Years Eve unless you book tickets for the Taste of Tasmania News Years Eve Party. Most locals enjoy the Taste of Tasmania food and entertainment Festival up to and after News Years Eve when the waterfront is buzzing with activity and the Sydney Hobart Yachts and yachties are in town.

I would just enjoy the evening at Wrest Point for two reasons. You can see the fireworks display (dont expect much) from there and it will be impossible to get a taxi from the waterfront back to the hotel. Wrest Point has a revolving restaurant if you are interested in having a posh meal and 360 degree views of Hobart.

Re: New Years

by tropicrd

Wrest Point is only a few minutes drive or cab ride from the city centre along Sandy Bay Road,or a good brisk walk if you feel energetic.

It is a bit old but still has a relaxing charm about it.Seeing that you have few options available then I believe you are fortunate to get a room there.

Personally,I prefer some of the smaller guest houses in Hobart.It is really a nice city no matter where you stay.Also remember that time of the year the noise factor from parties and celebrating including over imbibing is everywhere.

Cheers again


Re: New Years

by gerrypmac

The Sydney to Hobart yacht race impacts on the accommodation in Hobart at this time around the 28th December to new year and you did well to get reasonably good accommodation. It will work out OK.

Travel Tips for Hobart

South West Wilderness flight

by iandsmith

I'd tried to go the year before but they hadn't been able to fit me in after weighing all their clients. So it made me more determined 12 months later to get on board.
I booked in and spent the night parked nearby the office of Tasair.
I was awoken by the early morning interstate flights and a special sunrise (see opening pic).
While waiting I spoke with fellow passengers and one husband told a tale of how the previous week he had been walking much of what we were about to fly over.
He'd awoke one morning and felt that the floor of his tent was soggy so he roused his mate and then the first wall of water hit them.
They shifted up higher and got hit by another wall. Their group lost shoes and cameras and some food. One hiker ended up walking for the next two days with a boot on one foot and a sandal duct taped to another. We took off and headed south over the Huon Valley before turning west along the coast. Here you are flying over some of the wildest waters in Australia. Weather is a huge factor here, as it is for the flights. There are constant upgrades on weather data before you go.
Your destination is Bathurst Harbour where once you used to land on the sand; these days there's a proper landing strip, even if it is a bit rustic.
As we came in to land I could see a nearby lagoon was almost glasslike on its surface and I got permission to head over there with my camera for half an hour.
This place is where lots of bushwalkers come to to either leave on a trek or get picked up.
There are a few permanent buildings here and, scattered amongst the melaleucas, tents and a toilet. Apart from a nearby abandoned tin mine where two people live, this is all there is for days in any direction.
I raced off and took my shots before we headed north and east back home. It's the second part that is sensational as you fly over places like Federation Peak, Lake Pedder, Mount Anne and Mount Wellington at the back of Hobart.
It's a wonderful experience, just make sure you pick good weather.
It costs around $300

Hobart's Architectural Eclecticism Pt 1

by Intrepidduck

Wandering the back streets of Hobart's inner suburbs is a great pleasure for those with an interest in colonial and early Victorian architecture. Head over the Brooker Ave. to the hilly weather board suburb of Glebe - it once church estate and like the Sydney suburb with the same name is full of eclecticism and great architectural charm. Great view are from this quiet place which has an almost twilight zone feel about it.

Salamanca's Italian Contribution

by xuessium about Da Vinci's

Folks hungering for Italian, there's Da Vinci's for you. Claimed to be a family restaurant, it does attract its fair share of families. Nothing exciting about the ambience, perfunctory at best, but it is very spacious & comfortable.

Service is alright; friendly, though it took a while before me & my mate got our orders. I had the Seafood Aglio Olio - passable; edible but no cries of "Bellisimmo!"

Mount Wellington

by aami80

This was DEFINITELY worth the drive up. The whole thing probably took us about 2 and a half hours round trip, but that's because we stayed up top to watch the sunset. The view is spectacular, almost like looking down from an airplace that's how high it feels! The drive up is a bit of a rush, as you really feel how high you are. It was absolutely freezing up the top, even though it was a sunny day, and I was wearing a parka, scarf, and jeans. It almost felt like we were about to go skiing, that's how cold it was, so take really warm things to rug up in.

Salamanca Markets

by iandsmith

The most famous thing in Hobart, dare I submit, is the Salamanca Markets. This not-to-be-missed event happens every Saturday and draws a crowd, rain, hail or shine; though it's fair to suggest that on a freezing winter morn there may be a few less than in spring!
Food and art are two of the things that you'll see lots of here and, with a backdrop of the harbour on one side and the lovely old restored warehouses on the other, it's a wonderful venue.


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Address: 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia