Tasmania: Macq01

Macq01
18 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000
http://www.macq01.com.au/

We arrived at Macq01 coincidentally on their 1st birthday, happy birthday Macq01!

The rooms were lovely. Very stylish, clean, and well designed rooms. Great touch naming each individual room, and having a Tasmanian history and story-telling element throughout the hotel.

Lovely room amenities, tea and coffee were lovely. Perhaps coffee pods are not the most eco-friendly choice, but still the mini bar was well stocked.

Staff at the concierge and reception are lovely and well trained.

Potentially a little bit of work needed on their dinning experience. Wait staff have differing levels of training. Tea comes without a strainer, to leave you surprised when you have a cup full of tea leaves, forget to provide napkins, not very versed in the menu. Perhaps I just had a bad run of newbie wait staff.

The food is quite delicious, so the chefs know what they are doing.

The warm fireplace in the front sitting area is clearly well-loved by patrons. Great place to snuggle up and order a pinot noir or shiraz and cheese platter and just let time go by.

Breakfast though… if you’re looking for value, probably look else where. Apparently you can only order a-la-cart with the buffet for $38 per person. The buffet is just a continental buffet, and you can’t order off the a-la-cart menu without the buffet. Strange arrangement if you ask me. Perhaps they only want to cater to the guests who have booked breakfast with their accommodation, and don’t want to encourage outside patrons. Might I suggest Dandy Lane? 🙂

All in all though worth staying here for the view, location, and stylish room and amenities.

Room: 8.5/10
Hotel service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10

Food: 8/10
Food service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10

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