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82 Formby Rd, Devonport, Tasmania 7310 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Devonport
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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.
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Non-smoking rooms
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Robotiff wrote a review Apr 2021
Biggera Waters, Australia83 contributions43 helpful votes
We stayed the night here, on a Sunday, prior to our early morning departure on the Spirit of Tasmania. Our room was clean, very comfortable, well appointed and had that great pub accommodation squeaky floor!! Loved it! Our dinner in the restaurant was also very nice. Great accommodation in Devonport. Would stay here again without a doubt.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Barton, Marketing at Formby Hotel
Responded 6 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased you found our little hotel comfortable and convenient (even with the squeaky floor - that I am going to pay more attention to next time I walk the hall!!) Very pleased you took in all we had to offer and enjoyed your meal too. We will be glad to welcome you back when next travelling through our part of the State! Thank you again.
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Jeff C wrote a review Jan 2021
Newcastle, Australia533 contributions99 helpful votes
We arrived late on a Monday night 9.30pm after a hideous crossing on the Spirit of Tasmania (bad weather)I was hanging for a few beers the girls behind the bar didn’t close the till for about 45 minutes allowing us to have a few ales, nice 👍, they were also helpful in recommending a breakfast venue for our early morning checkout as we had a house to inspect again very helpful 👍. The room was small but very comfortable & all we required was there, good shower & bed, tv, fridge milk tea & coffee, the sheets were so crisp & clean. For an overnight stay it’s great, we would have liked to have been there a little earlier to enjoy a meal as the menu looked good. Definitely recommend for a short stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Barton, Marketing at Formby Hotel
Responded 10 Jan 2021
Thank you Jeff - what a wonderful review and I am so pleased you got to experience such good service. We love our staff and do pride ourselves on looking after all our guests but it is so nice to hear this from a customer. Thank you again.
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Andrew H wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia551 contributions189 helpful votes
Stopped here to wait for the ferry back to Melbourne. The place was empty due to CORONA so plenty of seats near the fire. Obviously a place which gets pretty busy at peak times. Pizza and service was very good. Good beers on tap.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Michelle Barton, Other at Formby Hotel
Responded 8 Apr 2020
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you can come back when the hotel and the city is more vibrant again.
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enviromelza wrote a review Dec 2019
Smithton, Australia46 contributions25 helpful votes
Just had an amazing meal in the bistro -stuffed mushroom with Greek style salad. It was huge, delicious and great meal for the vego / keto etc. Well priced considering the huge serving. Looking forward to enjoying again soon.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel
Responded 5 Jan 2020
What a wonderful review to read! Thank you so much for rating us and taking the time to leave such lovely comments. I hope your next experience is even better!
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TasmaniaLovesydney wrote a review Sep 2019
tasmania509 contributions268 helpful votes
I booked what I thought was the other hotel right next door without the nightclub but didn’t my mistake. But the room including kettle spotless. Even enjoyed a bath which took no time to run. Noise from nightclub didn’t bother me but cleaners are up early the next morning inside and outside. Was woken by door bangers through the night and one gentleman obviously wasn’t going for a tinkle in the loo at 5.30am. Felt safe on my own walked back from a show the bar was packed with people. Always people about left my bag there no issues staff very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Goodstone2015, Guest Relations Manager at Formby Hotel
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Great to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for the review.
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaDevonport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Formby Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Formby Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Antique Emporium (0.3 km), The Central Restaurant (0.00 km), and Devonport Regional Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Formby Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Formby Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Formby Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Formby Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Formby Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laneway, Molly Malones, and SKs indian restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Formby Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Home Hill (1.9 km).